The Aging Gracefully Pathway: A Toolkit for the Journey is written for anyone interested in aging with grace and good health. A world- renowned periodontist, the author has used her training in health sciences and medicine in sifting through authoritative information from the last 10-12 years, and sharing it with those wanting to age with grace, agility and good mental and physical health. How many of us know that sugar and refined foods may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease? That AGE’s (advanced glycation end-products) cause most degenerative diseases and wrinkles? That antioxidants from diet play a leading role in preventing age-related diseases? This book presents these bits of authoritative information on aging, along with many more.
Sting said: “I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.” At 100, Eubie Blake said: “If I’d known I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself." Your Aging Gracefully Pathway: A Toolkit for the Journey contains quotes like these plus specific advice for longevity with quality of life covering everything from the heart to how our skin looks to our posture, brain function and turning back the internal clock; The entire book is enriched with quotes and easy to digest tidbits on how to have a healthy, happy aging experience. A few examples: Cinnamon reduces blood sugar levels, reduces AGE’s, is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, and that the scent enhances cognitive processing including attention, memory, and visual-motor speed (Ageless Face, Ageless Mind ); “Training on an empty stomach turns on some interesting genetic machinery that is important not only in fat loss but also longevity.” (The Paleo Solution); The spice turmeric has anti-cancer and anti-Alzheimer’s properties. (Ageless Face, Ageless Mind)
The author's criteria for the selected expert advice were documented consensus, that the ideas made biologic sense, and, were practical, i.e. they had the quality of everyday usefulness. Individual readers will be able to choose from a plethora of tools, finding what best suits them and their lifestyles. This book stretches the minds of its readers in a positive way allowing them to see and take a clear path toward aging gracefully.
One of the experts quoted said, “Certainly there will be many paths to successful aging; and there will never be a right way to grow old.” Compact and easy to read, The Aging Gracefully Pathway: A Toolkit for the Journey casts light on many of them.