Thursday, January 31, 2008

New Books on Aging and Longevity published in January 2008

New Books on Aging and Longevity Studies published in January 2008.
You are most welcome to add new books here yourself if you do know some new interesting books!

See also the list of over 300 new books on Aging & Longevity published in 2007.


Here is the list of new books on aging and longevity published this month.

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just click on the titles below:

1. Living Long and Loving It: Achieving a Healthy and Active Lifestyle
by Irvin M. Korr and Rene J. McGovern (Paperback - Jan 31, 2008)

2. Survival: The Survival of the Human Race (Darwin College Lectures)
by Emily Shuckburgh (Paperback - Jan 31, 2008)

3. microRNAs: From Basic Science to Disease Biology
by Sidney Altman, Victor R. Ambros, and Krishnarao Appasani (Hardcover - Jan 31, 2008)

4. Essentials of Geriatric Physical Therapy
by Jennifer M., Ph.D. Bottomley (Hardcover - Jan 31, 2008)

5. Blood Disorders in the Elderly
by Lodovico Balducci, William Ershler, and Giovanni de Gaetano (Hardcover - Jan 31, 2008)

6. Beat Memory Loss: The Complete Guide to Making the Most of Your Memory (Use Your Brain to Beat... S.)
by Rita Carter (Paperback - Jan 30, 2008)

7. Eternal Puppy: Keeping Your Dog Young Forever
by Janice Willard and Marty Becker (Paperback - Jan 30, 2008)

8. The Myth of Generational Conflict: The Family and State in Ageing Societies
by Sara Arber (Paperback - Jan 30, 2008)

9. Continence Care (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses)
by Florence Mitchell (Paperback - Jan 30, 2008)

10. Smile for Life: Rejuvenation Dentistry and the Art of Wellness
by Gerald P. Curatola (Paperback - Jan 30, 2008)

11. Fatty Acid and Lipotoxicity in Obesity and Diabetes (Novartis Foundation Symposia)
by Novartis Foundation (Hardcover - Jan 28, 2008)

12. You and Your Aging Parent: A Family Guide to Emotional, Social, Health, and Financial Problems
by Barbara Silverstone and Helen Kandel Hyman (Paperback - Jan 28, 2008)

13. Tales of Graceful Aging from the Planet Denial (Thorndike Press Large Print Nonfiction Series)
by Nicole Hollander (Hardcover - Jan 22, 2008) - Large Print

14. Ultra-Longevity: The Seven-step Program for a Younger, Healthier You (Thorndike Large Print Health, Home and Learning)
by Mark Liponis (Hardcover - Jan 22, 2008) - Large Print

15. You, Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty (Thorndike Large Print Health, Home and Learning)
by Mehmet, M.D. Oz and Michael F., M.D. Roizen (Hardcover - Jan 22, 2008) - Large Print

16. Social Policy in Ageing Societies: Britain and Germany Compared
by Gerhard Naegele and Alan Walker (Hardcover - Jan 22, 2008)

17. Reverse Heart Disease Now: Stop Deadly Cardiovascular Plaque Before It's Too Late
by Sinatra, James C., M.D. Roberts, and Martin Zucker (Paperback - Jan 18, 2008)

18. Adult Development and Aging
by Paul A Roodin and William J. Hoyer (Hardcover - Jan 15, 2008)

19. From Belly Fat to Belly Flat: How Your Hormones Are Adding Inches to Your Waist and Subtracting Years from Your Life -- the Medically Proven Way to Reset Your Metabolism and Reshape Your Body
by M.D., C.W. Randolph and Genie James (Paperback - Jan 15, 2008)

20. The Healthy Seniors Cookbook: Ideal Meals and Menus for People Over Sixty (Or Any Age)
by Marilyn McFarlane and Carol Baird (Paperback - Jan 15, 2008)

21. Senior Days: Insightful Tales and No-Nonsense Help from the Frontlines of Eldercare
by Colleen Nicol (Paperback - Jan 15, 2008)

22. Healthy Aging and Longevity: Third International Conference (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences)
by Noah J. Weller and Suresh I. S. Rattan (Paperback - Jan 14, 2008)

23. The Natural Hormone Makeover: 10 Steps to Rejuvenate Your Health and Rediscover Your Inner Glow
by Phuli Cohan (Hardcover - Jan 14, 2008)

24. The Vitamin D Cure
by James Dowd and Diane Stafford (Hardcover - Jan 14, 2008)

25. Healthy Aging For Dummies (For Dummies (Health & Fitness))
by Brent Agin and Sharon, RN Perkins (Paperback - Jan 10, 2008)

26. The Myth of Alzheimer's: The Story of a Disease, a Doctor, and a New Direction for Aging in the 21st Century
by Whitehouse M.d., Peter J. ph.d, Danny George, and Julie M. Fenster (Audio Cassette - Jan 8, 2008)

27. The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis
by Peter J. Whitehouse and Daniel George (Hardcover - Jan 8, 2008)

28. Inheritance in Contemporary America: The Social Dimensions of Giving across Generations
by Jacqueline L. Angel (Hardcover - Jan 4, 2008)

29. Human Aging (2nd Edition) (MyDevelopmentKit Series)
by Paul W. Foos and M. Cherie Clark (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2008)

30. The End-of-life Handbook: A Compassionate Guide to Connecting With and Caring for a Dying Loved One
by David B. Feldman, Stephen Andrew Lasher Jr., and Ira Byock (Paperback - Jan 3, 2008)

31. The 30-Minute Celebrity Makeover Miracle: Achieve the Body You've Always Wanted
by Steve Zim and Steve Steinberg (Hardcover - Jan 2, 2008)

32. American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease: Essential Information You and Your Family Need to Know about Having a Healthy Heart
by American Medical Association, Martin S., MD Lipsky, Marla, MD Medelson, and Stephen, MD, MPH Havas (Hardcover - Jan 2, 2008)

33. Changing Course: Navigating Life after Fifty
by William A. Sadler, Ph.D. and James H. Krefft, and Ph.D. (Perfect Paperback - Jan 2, 2008)

34. Have the Time of Your Life in Retirement: The Help-Yourself Guide for a Fun, Fulfilling Retirement
by Dave Brazier (Paperback - Jan 2, 2008)

35. How Not to Look Old: Fast and Effortless Ways to Look 10 Years Younger, 10 Pounds Lighter, 10 Times Better
by Charla Krupp (Hardcover - Jan 2, 2008)

36. Pet Loss and Human Bereavement
by William Kay, Herbert Nieburg, Austin Kutscher, and Ross Grey (Paperback - Jan 2, 2008)

37. The Relief of Imperfection: For Women Who Try Too Hard to Make It All Just Right
by Joan C. Webb (Paperback - Jan 2, 2008)

38. The Age of Miracles: Embracing the New Midlife
by Marianne Williamson (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2008)

39. Ageless Memory: Secrets for Keeping Your Mind Young Forever - From the World's Foremost Memory Expert
by Harry Lorayne (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2008)

40. Alternative Medicine?: A History
by Roberta Bivins (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2008)

41. Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully: Facts, Myths, and Good News for Boomers
by Naomi Judd (Paperback - Jan 1, 2008)

42. The Caregiver: A Life With Alzheimer's (The Culture and Politics of Health Care Work)
by Aaron Alterra and Arthur Kleinman (Paperback - Jan 2008)

43. Oxidation: The Cornerstone of Carcinogenesis: Oxidation and tobacco smoke carcinogenesis. A relationship between cause and effect
by John C. Stavridis (Hardcover - Jan 2008)

44. Sunbelt Retirement: The Complete State-By-State Guide to Retiring in the South and West of the United States
by Peter A. Dickinson (Hardcover - Jan 2008)

45. Ten Years Thinner
by Christine Lydon (Hardcover - Jan 2008)

46. Immunosenescence (Medical Intelligence Unit)
by Graham Pawelec (Hardcover - Jan 2008)

47. Textbook of Men's Health and Aging, Second Edition
by Bruno Lunenfeld, Louis J.G. Gooren, Alvaro Morales, and John E. Morley (Hardcover - Dec 26, 2007)

48. Foods That Combat Aging: The Nutritional Way to Stay Healthy Longer
by Deborah Mitchell (Mass Market Paperback - Dec 26, 2007)

49. Medical Decisions, Estrogen and Aging
by Jay Schulkin (Hardcover - Dec 21, 2007)

50. The Official Anti-aging Revolution: Stop the Clock, Time is on Your Side for a Younger, Stronger, Happier You
by Ronald, M.D. Klatz and Robert, M.D., Ph.D. Goldman (Paperback - Dec 20, 2007)

51. Lecture Notes: Elderly Care Medicine (Lecture Notes)
by Claire Nicholl, Jane Wilson, and Stephen Webster (Paperback - Dec 19, 2007)

If you do know some new books that should be added to this list, please feel free to add them here!

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Friday, January 11, 2008

The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms

Discussion of a new book The Brain Trust Program by Larry McCleary, M.D.


Here is a new book for discussion:

The Brain Trust Program: A Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental Energy
by Larry McCleary, M.D., Perigee Trade; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)

This new book is written by a medical doctor for lay public with practical advices on how to delay deterioration of our brains with age.

Some of these practical recommendations are rather unusual indeed, see for example, pages 78 - 79:
Make the versatile egg a regular part of your diet -- all of it, including the yolk! And no, that is not a misprint. But before you gasp and say, "Eggs? Are you nuts? They're full of cholesterol; I can't eat eggs!" hear me out. Granted, in the last 15 years or so, the poor egg has been demonized (unfairly) as a health risk because of its cholesterol content; but, fortunately, science marches on and, as Bob Dylan once reminded us, the times, they are 'changin.'

While it's quite true that eggs are a source of cholesterol, science now agrees that eating them doesn't particularly raise the cholesterol level in your blood. In fact, dietary cholesterol only accounts for 10 to 15 percent of the cholesterol in your bloodstream. Your body, itself, makes the other 85 to 90 percent. In a fail-safe maneuver to be sure you have enough of this important raw material, if you eat less, your liver will simply crank up production.

What's more, you need cholesterol to make many hormones as well as vitamin D. It also plays a vital role as a structural molecule in the membrane of every cell in your body. The brain, especially, is a cholesterol-dependent organ. Research in animals, including nonhuman primates and humans, shows that deficiency of dietary cholesterol results in depression, aggression, and agitation. It is interesting that the average cholesterol level among prison inmates is lower than the average of the general population.

But eggs contain more than just cholesterol; they are an excellent and inexpensive source of complete protein and of important vitamins, such as A, E, B12, and folate. The yolk is rich in lutein and zeaxanthin -- two nutrients that research has shown will reduce the risk of macular degeneration of the eye. The macula is the most important portion of the retina, the screen at the back of the eye onto which we focus images to see. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness. Also, don't forget that the eye is merely an extension of the brain, so it stands to reason that what's good for the eyes is good for the brain as a whole.

But there's even more. Eggs are also rich in choline, another B vitamin family member and key player in maintaining brain health. Choline and folate work hand in hand to lower levels of homocysteine, which, if you recall, puts the brain at heightened risk of memory failure when allowed to build up. If you've been avoiding eggs because you thought they were bad for you, think again. If optimal brain health is your goal, it's time to bring the versatile egg back into your kitchen, yolk and all. As part of a sensible eating plan, it won't raise your cholesterol and your brain will thank you.

Any comments on this eggs recommendation, and on the book?

The book also recommends:

-- berries
-- coffee and green tea
-- avocados
-- red wine

-- Fish and seafood:
---- salmon,
---- tuna,
---- mackerel,
---- herring,
---- trout,
---- sardines,
---- anchovies

-- Dark green leafy vegetables:
---- spinach,
---- turnip,
---- mustard,
---- collard greens,
---- kale,
---- chard

-- Spices:
---- turmeric,
---- cinnamon,
---- sage,
---- rosemary

-- Nuts and seeds:
---- flaxseeds,
---- sunflower seeds,
---- sesame seeds,
---- pumpkin seeds

-- Marine lipids:
---- eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), 1-2 grams per day
---- docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), 1-2 grams per day
---- krill oil, 2-4 capsules per day

-- B vitamins (daily doses):
---- thiamin (B1), 20 mg
---- riboflavin (B2), 20 mg
---- niacin, 20 mg
---- pantothenic acid, 20 mg
---- biotin, 300 mg
---- pyridoxine (B6), 20 mg
---- cobalamin (B12), 100 mcg
---- folic acid, 800 mcg
---- choline, 20 mg

-- magnesium, 600 mg at bedtime
-- taurine, 1 gram each morning and 1 gram each evening
-- acetyl L-carnitine, 100-500 mg a day
-- alpha-lipoic acid, 50-300 mg a day
-- Coenzyme Q10, 25-100 mg a day
-- Vitamin D, 400 IU in oil as a soft gel a day
-- Huperzine A, 75-100 mcg twice a day
-- Vinpocetine, 5-10 mg twice a day

The book also suggests the so-called "Ketogenic Cocktail" to treat hot flashes in menopausal women:
-- Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil, 1-2 tablespoons
-- Flaxseed oil, 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon
-- Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), 50 mg

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