For the first time the lay public can benefit from the anti-aging secrets discovered by the Life Extension Foundation, the world's largest, most respected organization dedicated to anti-aging research. Working with the Life Extension Foundation, renowned anti-aging physician Philip Lee Miller shows you how to retain your physical health and vigor, mental clarity, and youthful appearance-for life.
This groundbreaking book translates cutting-edge anti-aging advances into a practical, easy-to-use program that will maximize your chances of living not only a long life-but a healthy, vibrant life. Drawing on his own clinical experience as well as the latest research from the Life Extension Foundation, Dr. Miller demystifies the aging process and provides you with:
* Detailed strategies integrating the most advanced mainstream therapies with nutrients, hormones, and holistic approaches from around the world
* A comprehensive plan to protect yourself from cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease at the cellular level by controlling inflammation and oxidation-two degenerative processes that cause us to age prematurely
* A guide to individualizing this lifesaving program, including the Longevity Diet for maximum vitality and effortless weight loss and a unique supplement regimen-plus how to use medical tests to monitor your progress
* An inspiring vision of the future of life extension science and what your future will be like without disease, premature death and aging-with novel strategies to help you get there
This far-reaching anti-aging program will change your life forever. Like many of Dr. Miller's patients, your physical and mental health will actually soar as you age chronologically. Your new longer, healthier life begins now as you embark on The Life Extension Revolution.
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April 24, 2006
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Excerpt from The Life Extension Revolution by Philip Lee Miller, M.D.
A New Role for Medicine
Every man desires to live long, but no man would be old.
Brian became a patient of mine about three years ago. He was 47 years old. He came to see me not because he was sick but because he wanted to feel better. Brian had built a successful software consulting firm and had worked hard to keep his business going while the high-tech industry went through difficult times. Now he was looking forward to enjoying the fruits of his labors. "I feel like the next twenty years should be the best of my entire life," he told me, "and I want to be in good health. No, in the best health possible."
By all conventional measures, Brian was in fairly good health already. Nonetheless, he felt that he was slowing down. He wasn't planning to retire for another ten years or so, but he was finding it harder and harder to stay focused and motivated at work. His sex life with his wife had tapered off. To add insult to injury, he noticed that his hair was getting thinner at about the same rate that his waistline was getting thicker. In short, Brian was experiencing physical and mental changes typical for someone his age.
Tina first consulted me at age 66, a little over a year ago. Like Brian, she wasn't sick but was sure she could feel better than she did. Tina is a gregarious, widely traveled woman who has always loved meeting new people and new challenges. She'd been looking forward to her retirement as a time when she'd be free for travel and adventure. But she'd noticed that she had begun to have trouble remembering details and names and felt more easily fatigued. "I hate feeling like a befuddled old woman," she said. "It's just not who I am!"
Widowed eight years before, Tina was still a warm and vibrant woman with a lot to offer. She was open to the possibility of meeting someone to enjoy her later years with. But she was becoming less confident about her appearance. She felt that she looked older than she was--and certainly older than she felt. Although everything Tina described was fairly normal for a 66-year-old, she was frustrated and upset by the changes she was noticing.
Both Brian and Tina wanted to know what anti-aging medicine could offer.
THE PROMISE OF ANTI-AGING MEDICINE
Twenty-five years ago, it probably wouldn't have occurred to someone in Brian or Tina's situation to seek help from a doctor. It would have been even harder to find a doctor who would have known what to do for them. Neither one of them was significantly overweight; neither smoked or drank to excess. Because they took reasonably good care of themselves, neither was suffering (yet) from heart disease, diabetes, or other conditions that might require treatment. By conventional standards, there was nothing wrong with them. They were in acceptable health . . . for their age.
By those standards, people such as Tina and Brian could do little besides wait for the aging process to unfold, and hope for the best. Along the way, doctors would assure them that aches and pains, failing body parts, and increasing weakness and frailty were simply a normal part of the aging process. As the diseases of aging (heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, prostate cancer, etc.) set in, drugs would be prescribed to manage them.
Most people are accustomed to this style of medicine--and this rather hopeless view of the aging process. Anti-aging medicine, on the other hand, takes an entirely different approach. Whereas the focus of conventional medicine is on the diagnosis and treatment of disease, the goal of anti-aging medicine is to promote optimal health and wellness throughout every phase of the human life span. This visionary approach is built on four basic but radical principles:
xAnti-aging medicine is functional. By this, I mean that we are not just concerned with what might be going wrong in your body. Instead, we aim to improve and rejuvenate every function of the body--making the body stronger, healthier, and more youthful.
xAnti-aging medicine is preventive. Once full-blown disease has taken hold, even the best drugs and therapies sometimes offer only limited hope. Therefore, we take aggressive action to prevent the diseases of aging with nutritional and metabolic therapies.
xAnti-aging medicine is holistic. Too often, the conventional medical system sees patients as a collection of parts to be fixed by various specialists. As a result, many people continue to feel lousy despite the fact that they have an entire team of doctors working on them. By contrast, anti-aging medicine takes a holistic view of the body and of each person. Each aspect of your health is considered and treated in view of the whole person.