The Longevity Solution

Getting older doesn’t have to mean experiencing more pain and illness, becoming less mobile, or developing disease. Renowned cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy Dr. James DiNicolantonio partners with leading physician and bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung to deliver The Longevity Solution, a groundbreaking new book that unlocks the secrets of healthy aging. Using evidence drawn from their years of medical research and clinical practice, Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Fung lay out five simple, easy-to-follow steps you can take now for a longer, fuller, healthier life.

The Longevity Solution explains how to incorporate time-honored wellness traditions while doing away with fads, unnecessary supplements, and unsubstantiated wellness practices. It investigates the dietary habits and other practices of the healthiest, longest-lived humans on the planet, who live in regions known as Blue Zones, as a model for what and how we should eat. It teaches the benefits of intermittent fasting and calorie restriction, which have been shown to slow the aging process, while consuming proper ratios of protein and healthy fats. It also looks at how red wine, tea, and coffee play key roles in optimizing health and why salt is an ally, not an enemy, in the longevity equation.

In this comprehensive guide, Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Fung unveil cutting-edge science in an approachable format that is easy to understand and can be put into practice immediately. Simple dietary changes can help you break the cycle of carbohydrate dependence, kick your metabolism into high gear, and jump-start your longevity genes. The Longevity Solution puts healthy aging back in your control!

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Superfuel

Should you cook with coconut oil or vegetable oil? Eat butter, cream, or olive oil? Supplement with fish oil or flax oil? Sometimes it seems as if everyone has a different opinion on these crucial questions—but this book holds real answers. Best-selling author and teacher Dr. Joseph Mercola teams up with cardiovascular expert Dr. James DiNicolantonio to cut through the confusion about how dietary fats affect our bodies and set the record straight on how to eat for optimal well-being.

Dr. DiNicolantonio, an internationally known and respected scientist, has spent nearly a decade studying the effects of different fats on the body. Dr. Mercola is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural health. In Superfuel, they’ve gathered a wealth of information and insight in a form that’s both impeccably researched and highly accessible.

You’ll read about:

  •  The many health problems supposedly caused by saturated
    fat–that actually aren’t
  • Why the so-called healthy vegetable oils are  actually making  you sick and fat
  • The optimal ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats in your diet
  • Foods that help resolve inflammation, increase longevity and fight or prevent chronic illness
  • A cyclical ketogenic eating plan that keeps your body burning fat as healthy fuel
  • Supplemental fats such as Ash oil, krill oil, and flax oil–what to take and how to choose
  • Which oils you should cook with, how to use them, and why
  • And much more

Drawing on Dr. DiNicolantonio’s firsthand research at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute, as well as hundreds of groundbreaking studies from the medical literature, Superfuel will give you the facts
you need to optimize your fats and your health.

 

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The Salt Fix

We’ve all heard the recommendation: eat no more than a teaspoon of salt a day for a healthy heart. Health-conscious Americans have hewn to the conventional wisdom—that your salt shaker can put you on the fast track to a heart attack—and have suffered through bland but’ heart-healthy’ dinners as a result.

What if the low-salt advice is wrong?

Dr. James DiNicolantonio, a leading cardiovascular research scientist, has reviewed over 500 publications to unravel the impact of salt on blood
pressure and heart disease. He’s reached a startling conclusion: The vast majority of us don’t need to watch our salt intake. In fact, for most
of us, more salt would be advantageous for your health. The Salt Fix tells the remarkable story of how salt became unfairly demonized—a never-before-told drama of competing egos and interests took the fall for another white crystal: sugar. 

In fact, too little salt can:

  • Cause you to crave sugar and refined carbs.
  • Send the body into semi-starvation mode.
  • Lead to weight gain, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic kidney disease, and increased blood pressure and heart rate.

On the other hand, eating the salt your body desires can:

  • Improve everything from your sleep, energy, and mental focus to your fitness, fertility, and sexual performance
  • And stave off common chronic illnesses, including heart disease.

 

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