The Telomere Effect by Elizabeth Blackburn audiobook

The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

By Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD  and Elissa Epel, PhD
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Grand Central Publishing 9781455587971
11.05 Hours Unabridged
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A groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them, slow down disease, and lengthen life. Have you ever wondered why some sixty-year olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, discovered that biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, protect our DNA from aging. Dr. Blackburn discovered that the length and health of one’s telomeres provides a biological basis for the long hypothesized mind-body connection. But perhaps more importantly, along with leading health psychologist, Dr. Elissa Epel, she discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease free. The Telomere Effect will help people increase their lifespan and healthspan (the number of years that individuals remain healthy and active), including information on how sleep, exercise, and diet profoundly affect our telomeres, and how chronic stress can eat away at our telomeres. Included are lists of which foods are healthy for our telomeres; how aging begins in utero: mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres; and how thinking you are young and vital helps keep you that way!

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A New York Times Bestseller

A groundbreaking book by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomeres, telomerase, and their role in the aging process, and the psychologist who researched specific lifestyle habits to protect them, slow down disease, and lengthen life.

Have you ever wondered why some sixty-year olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, discovered that biological markers, called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, protect our DNA from aging. Dr. Blackburn discovered that the length and health of one’s telomeres provides a biological basis for the long hypothesized mind-body connection. But perhaps more importantly, along with leading health psychologist, Dr. Elissa Epel, she discovered that there are things we can do to improve and lengthen our telomeres to keep us vital and disease free.

The Telomere Effect will help people increase their lifespan and healthspan (the number of years that individuals remain healthy and active), including information on how sleep, exercise, and diet profoundly affect our telomeres, and how chronic stress can eat away at our telomeres. Included are lists of which foods are healthy for our telomeres; how aging begins in utero: mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres; and how thinking you are young and vital helps keep you that way!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Blackburn shows how we can slap down disease and stretch out our lives.” Library Journal
THE TELOMERE EFFECT explains the often-invisible things that affect all of our lives, helping us make better choices individually and socially for greater health and longevity. It will change the way we think of aging and disease. David Kessler, MD, JD, former FDA commissioner and New York Times bestselling author of The End of Overeating
A classic. One of the most exciting health books to emerge in the last decade. It explains how we can slow the way we age at a fundamental level. Eric Kandel, Nobel laureate and author of In Search of Memory
A revolutionary set of findings-with a wealth of science-based suggestions-that can transform the way we live our lives, shaping the very health of our cells by how we use our minds. Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm
This book is revolutionary, transforming the way our world thinks about health and living well, disease, and death. It reveals a stunning picture of healthy aging-it's not simply about individuals, it's about how we are connected to each other, today and through future generations. It is hard to overstate this book's importance. Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum
"THE TELOMERE EFFECT gives us, in high relief and with exactly the practical level of detail we need, the long and the short of a new science revealing that how we live our lives, both inwardly and outwardly, individually and collectively, impinges significantly on our health, our well-being, and even our longevity. Mindfulness is a key ingredient, and importantly, issues of poverty and social justice are shown to clearly come into play as well. This book is an invaluable, rigorously authentic, and at its core, exceedingly compassionate and wise contribution to our understanding of health and well-being.—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living
"An extraordinary, illuminating synthesis of biological and psychosocial factors that enhance healthful longevity by their effects on telomeres. These new advances in knowledge enable people to attain longer, healthier lives. Albert Bandura, professor emeritus, Stanford University, United States National Medal of Science awardee
Blackburn and Epel demonstrate that how we live each day has a profound effect not just on our health and well-being, but how we age, as well. It's a manual for how to live younger and longer. Arianna Huffington
"THE TELOMERE EFFECT gives us, in high relief and with exactly the practical level of detail we need, the long and the short of a new science revealing that how we live our lives, both inwardly and outwardly, individually and collectively, impinges significantly on our health, our well-being, and even our longevity. Mindfulness is a key ingredient, and importantly, issues of poverty and social justice are shown to clearly come into play as well. This book is an invaluable, rigorously authentic, and at its core, exceedingly compassionate and wise contribution to our understanding of health and well-being.—Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living
A classic. One of the most exciting health books to emerge in the last decade. It explains how we can slow the way we age at a fundamental level. Eric Kandel, Nobel laureate and author of In Search of Memory
Blackburn and Epel demonstrate that how we live each day has a profound effect not just on our health and well-being, but how we age, as well. It's a manual for how to live younger and longer. Arianna Huffington
THE TELOMERE EFFECT explains the often-invisible things that affect all of our lives, helping us make better choices individually and socially for greater health and longevity. It will change the way we think of aging and disease. David Kessler, MD, JD, former FDA commissioner and New York Times bestselling author of The End of Overeating
A revolutionary set of findings-with a wealth of science-based suggestions-that can transform the way we live our lives, shaping the very health of our cells by how we use our minds. Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm
This book is revolutionary, transforming the way our world thinks about health and living well, disease, and death. It reveals a stunning picture of healthy aging-it's not simply about individuals, it's about how we are connected to each other, today and through future generations. It is hard to overstate this book's importance. Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum
"An extraordinary, illuminating synthesis of biological and psychosocial factors that enhance healthful longevity by their effects on telomeres. These new advances in knowledge enable people to attain longer, healthier lives. Albert Bandura, professor emeritus, Stanford University, United States National Medal of Science awardee

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Author Bio: Elizabeth Blackburn PhD

Author Bio: Elizabeth Blackburn PhD

Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered the unique nature of telomeres and telomerase. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine in 2009 with two colleagues for their discovery of telomeres and their role in the aging process. Dr. Blackburn is currently president of the Salk Institute. She was elected president of the American Society for Cell Biology as well as president of the American Association for Cancer Research. She was also awarded the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in Basic Medical Research. In 2007 she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most influential People.

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Author Bio: Elissa Epel PhD

Author Bio: Elissa Epel PhD

Dr. Elissa Epel is a leading health psychologist and founder and director of UCSF’s Center on Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment (COAST). She has received several research awards, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Award, the Neal Miller New Investigator Award from the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and multiple American Psychological Association Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Health & Fitness
Runtime: 11.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English