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Publisher's Summary

The internationally renowned, clinically tested, revolutionary diet program to lose weight, fight disease, and live a longer, healthier life.

Can what you eat determine how long, and how well, you live? The clinically proven answer is yes, and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow than you'd think. The culmination of 25 years of research on aging, nutrition, and disease across the globe, this unique program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition. The key is combining the healthy everyday eating plan the audiobook outlines, with the scientifically engineered fasting-mimicking diet, or FMD; the FMD, done just three to four times a year, does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting, allowing you to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet, while avoiding negative stressors like low energy and sleeplessness.

Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan, designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice, then in humans, indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer's, and heart disease. Longo's simple pescatarian daily eating plan and the periodic fasting-mimicking techniques can both yield impressive results. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is proven to help you:

  • Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat,
  • Extend your healthy life-span with simple everyday changes,
  • Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss, and
  • Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, and cancer.

Longo's healthy, life-span-extending program is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fasting-mimicking diet no more than four times a year, just five days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet based on Longo's five pillars of longevity, The Longevity Diet is the key to living a longer, healthier, more fulfilled life.

©2018 Blackstone Publishing (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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don't listen while tired

I understand there is a lot of science that went behind creating this book. But, the narrators voice does nothing to keep the listener engaged. Sad, because I am sure it is worth pushing threw to get the information, but many will not.

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lots of science, slow narration

There is so much valuable information in this book - I wish everyone would read it! It is incredible information. The narration is incredibly slow and I increased the speed to 1.5 which meant it was read at a more normal speed.

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Informative

Some things I knew and already practiced (time restricted eating) and some I'm interested in trying out

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The often repeated “permission from your doctor” is off-putting

I have heard Dr Longo speak in interviews and was compelled to learn more about his research. People who read books like this are generally the type to take control of their own health and/or have nothing left to lose. The constant “only with the permission from your doctor” repeated in many sections of the book is therefore very offputting for what could be a very empowering strategy for many diseases. The mere mention of any nutritional, fasting or lifestyle approach with any of my doctors is very quickly dismissed or ridiculed even with supporting research. I imagine this is the case for most people or they wouldn’t be looking at books like this. So, I have rated this book 4 stars because the science and research is fantastic but the only permission that is needed for any medical intervention with me is my own. Advice, research, new ideas and partnership, however, is absolutely welcome!

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An actual nutrition book

Of all the diet and nutrition books out there, this is one of the best. I've followed Dr. Longo's research for awhile so when I heard that he had written a book based on his and his peer's research I was excited. I wasn't disappointed. This book explores the science behind his and other longevity researcher's claims and also has practical advice and protocols for everyone. I have already purchased this book for several family members who have MS and they are starting to feel a difference after adopting the outlined protocol for MS patients.

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  • Dan Duncavage
  • 2018-03-29

Fascinating, but with confirmation bias

This was a fascinating book, and I am going to try it’s recommendations. In every facet of nutrition research, controversies and conflicting evidence abound and this book is no different.

The central idea, however, is amazing and obviously very well documented. I would love to watch a debate between him and the authors of The Perfect Health Diet. There are some very distinct diametrically opposed evidence and conclusions in the two books.

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  • Eric A. Tisdale
  • 2018-03-21

Science-based. Very intriguing.

What made the experience of listening to The Longevity Diet the most enjoyable?

The humor and realness that Dr. Longo brings to a very scientific subject. I also liked his frankness about his own potential bias's.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Longevity Diet?

The animal studies that prove his theories.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, too much info for a single reading. Best to take in over several days.

Any additional comments?

Will be one of my recommended books to anyone truly interested in seeking their best health.

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  • cristi
  • 2018-03-28

Well researched and informative

Very intetesting book about the diet that has been shown to lead to longevity. Good reasearch. on fasting mimicking diet.

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  • kkkms
  • 2018-10-05

Book does NOT lend itself to Audio Format

The materials are very good. the problem is, this is NOT a great audio book. There are many photos, charts and graphs that are referred to, you need to see them. I recommend you buy this as a book or ebook instead.

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  • Mr. Mod
  • 2018-08-30

No Diet Details Revealed

This book is about the results of the Longevity Diet and the Fasting Mimicking Diet. No specific diets are given other than generalities. The book promotes a product called Prolon and suggests that people will hurt themselves if they do not take the diet under medical supervision or pay $675 per year for Prolon. The author states he makes no money from Prolon. Ok, that's fine, but I also believe that knowledgeable people can figure out how to do the diet using natural foods on their own without a Dr.

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  • J Hunter
  • 2018-05-13

Easy read, straight forward information

Ties diet, fasting, exercise and more together in a simple formula for health and longevity.

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  • John Adair
  • 2018-05-12

Game changer

Outstanding. Thank you Dr. Longo. I have started to implement the FMD protocols and I have already noticed improvement. Thank you for scientifically sound research. You have given a great gift to your fellow man.

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  • Keith
  • 2018-03-17

Scientifically tested fasting regimen

Valter Longo and his colleagues have provided the world with an invaluable service by generating the dietary information and results from his research. Now we not only know the research based target we also know how to reach it.

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  • Jay
  • 2018-11-20

Evident it was written by a Phd

the book is very boring to read , full of technicalities and does not make much sense .
there are much better books out there on the subject , that are easier to read and keep you interested .

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  • armando
  • 2018-11-07

well written. great info.

I really liked all the statistical research data compiled to create this book. I could have used more info on fmd.