Publication Date: January 02, 2018
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The internationally renowned, 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 fast-mimicking diet (FMD) lays out a simple solution to living long through nutrition. FMD does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting and helps you reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet while avoiding the 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, developed FMD after reviewing studies of mice who showed significantly reduced risk for diabetes, cancer, and heart disease while on a standard fasting plan. Longo developed a simple daily eating plan and periodic, fast-mimicking techniques that yield the same results - this time in people - as more rigorous, traditional fasting plans. Low in proteins and sugars and rich in healthy fats and plant-based foods, The Longevity Diet is clinically proven to help you:
Lose weight and reduce abdominal fat
Increase your lifespan
Prevent age-related muscle and bone loss
Build your resistance to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer
Longo’s healthy, life span-extending plan is based on an easy-to-adopt pescatarian plan along with the fast-mimicking diet, which is used no more than 4 times a year and for just 5 days at a time. Including 30 easy recipes for an everyday diet and the FMD plan, The Longevity Diet is the key to living a longer, healthier, and fulfilled life.
Valter Longo is the director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. His studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms and mice and on how they can be translated to humans. Dr. Longo received the 2010 Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH) and the 2013 Vincent Cristofalo “Rising Star” Award in Aging Research from the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Not coincidentally, Longo is from a town in Italy that is home to some of the longest-lived people in the world.
“Dr. Valter Longo is one of the world’s leading researchers on longevity, and in this book he’s done an exemplary job of consolidating the most current strategies into easy to understand principles. In particular, his research on fasting is one of the most fascinating new strategies to improve health and longevity.”
—Joseph Mercola, DO, Founder of Mercola.com, the most visited natural health site on the internet
“Valter Longo is a terrific scientist who writes beautifully and, this book is the culmination of many years of work, the product of a real passion to understand the underlying mechanisms behind diet, disease and longevity. What he has already shown through his lab work, and what his human studies are making clear, is that it is possible, through the right diet, to turn back the clock, put ourselves on the road to good health. I hope this book is as widely read as it deserves to be.”
—Dr Michael Mosley, BBC science journalist and author of The Fast Diet
“Dr. Longo has put together a flawless formula for a daily diet and periodic fasting that optimizes the newest and best data available for a healthy brain, body and mind. Safe to say there is probably none better!”
—Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD, Professor of Neurology at Harvard University, Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and author of the New York Times bestseller Super Brain
“There is an ever-increasing recognition that diet plays a critical role in lifespan and healthspan. Valter Longo is a pioneer in advancing research in this field. In the Longevity Diet he translates his laboratory expertise into user-friendly tips and tools for improving how we eat, how we age, and how we live.”
– Pinchas Cohen, M.D., Dean, University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology