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The Longevity Paradox

How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
Written by: Steven R. Gundry MD
Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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From the author of the New York Times best-seller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life.

From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age - but enjoy the benefits of youth? 

This groundbreaking audiobook holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well - one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. 

Our gut bugs - the bacteria that make up the microbiome - largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver’s seat, controlling our quality of life as we age. 

The good news is, it’s never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them - and you - thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Steven R. Gundry (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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Very good information

Dr. Gundry is easy to follow and listen too. Great info which can change your life and length of same.

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A must read!

100% recommend! Fascinating book, amazing information, Dr. Gundry has a wealth of important information to share, and does an excellent job at narrating!

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Dr Gundry explains how to fix your health and why

Dr Gundry explains how to fix your health and why it is the way it is based on the foods we eat. Yes there are other books out there that are similar but Gundry takes it to the next level. Easy to understand and realise we need to be our own health advocates.

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Too much information for a beautiful way of living

I would like to thank Dr Gundry for having researched and written great books to help us find better health and respecting the planet. A book for children should be written with pictures of our gut buddies and all the ammunition to create and keep our good health.

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Must read tells you why your fat and sick.

This book will change your life if you follow it. almost any sickness you can think of starts in the gut and can be fixed in the gut. All the things that happen to us that we think are part of aging, is becasue our gut isn't being taken care.

This book goes into alot of technical medical and biology, but he explains it in laymens trems so that anyone can follow along. This is going to get another listen and read from me.

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amazing!!

I have been a reader and researcher of health and anti aging for over 20 years. Nowhere in one place, have I found a more comprehensive outline of what we can do to live a longer, healthier and happier life! If i could do one thing magically, it would be to have everyone in the world read or listen to this book!!

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#1 book on health I have ever read

The information in Dr. Gundry’s book has changed my life and the lives of those around me profoundly. It needs to be standard reading for all health care professionals, teachers and coaches. I do plan on dying young at a ripe old age!!

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Awesome and Inspiring!

Dr. Gundry himself narrates his words. The science behind this plan is comes and he explains it so regular non-scientists can understand it. it just all makes sense.

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Amazing

Longevity paradox is an amazing book. Definitely going to get a hard cover and do the diet. Great explanation from medical terms to simple to understand phrases.

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Dr Gundry’s Voice at last

I haven’t actually listened to this yet but seeing that dr Gundry is the narrator has made me very happy!
The best would be if he went back and re-recorded the plant paradox book himself..

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  • kevinf
  • 2019-03-26

A delightful informative sequel to Plant Paradox

I've already read the Plant Paradox book so I was already familiar with the lifestyle changes that Dr. Gundry recommends here. The book feels like a natural sequel to his previous books only I feel he talks a little more down to earth in this book. What I mean is that Dr. gundry has gotten better at speaking to the layman. I know some are turned off by the terminology and science verbage of the lifestyle and it stops them from understanding and embracing these eating habits. It feels like he's dialed it down a bit here to include these people and they can grasp the ideas better.

There's plenty of terminology and science. I don't mean to sound like he's dumbing the book down. I feel that his previous books were bombarding you with information, terminology, and scientific research that may have some feeling inundated. He's eased up a bit on that front.

There are some areas that overlap with his previous book... but that is to be expected and he expands upon those points to clarify his position. The book gets into some discussions that he's had with colleagues and occasionally he gets into ideas in other books that other authors have brought up... not to mention he touches upon a couple of his patients.

Approximately three-quarters of the book is dedicated towards lifestyle changes, eating habits, and why you should include certain things in your nutrition. I would say the last quarter of the book is dedicated to ingredients, different foods, and recipes that should be in your diet.

Excellent book and well narrated by the author himself. I would recommend to anyone looking to extend their life and become a centenarian themselves. However; I would recommend his previous book, The Plant Paradox before listening to this one so that these ideas don't sound so foreign. It can be a lot to take in.

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  • Jan Dee
  • 2019-03-26

I loved hearing Dr. Gundry present his own work.

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Gundry. He has truly changed my life. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age. I have been following Dr. Gundry for a year and Longevity Paradox is surely a cherry on top.

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  • ryan cole
  • 2019-04-17

This physician agrees!

So many things, that so few Americans are doing. We are killing ourselves slowly. I wish everyone would read this.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-15

Cure It With Diet

This should be taught in our schools so that our future generations are aware of how what they eat truly affects their body!

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  • 2019-03-30

I little disappointed on the content

I enjoyed the Plant Paradox very much but the Longevity Paradox was a bit of a let down. I would say that 80% of the information in this book is just the same information from the Plant Paradox. I am a true believer of the Plant Paradox program and have been feeling great!

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  • 2019-04-10

Scary read, vital information!

this book has a lot of daunting facts that we unwittingly live with daily but the good news is we can change it!

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  • 2019-04-29

Great & Invaluable Information!

So good & so much information I'm ready for a second listen! Plus Dr. Gundry did the narration! Perfect!

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  • Leslie Gray
  • 2019-04-08

Open your mind and get blown away

If you are willing to open your mind, there is so much to learn from the latest research and experience of Dr Gundry. I enjoyed learning new ideas like brain washing and have also started doing a new five minute exercise routine. I’m already seeing benefits such as more energy, less brain fog and more motivation to accomplish tasks on my to-do list. Thank you Dr Gundry once again for your commitment to optimal health and longevity and for being willing to share your knowledge with us.

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  • The Flying Waltini
  • 2019-04-03

You are what your gut bacteria eats

Great read that seems to support rather than contradict other current nutritional information. No magic potions here.

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  • WallDrug01
  • 2019-08-29

Starts strong, jumps the shark and goes full vegan propaganda

Horrible surprise. Book starts out very strong, but quickly jumps the shark. Sorry, we don’t need one guy’s anecdotal opinions about how vegans live forever. I’ve seen far to many vegans clinically with severe permanent health problems from this great way of living.

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