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RE: Younger Next Decade
Here's an Amazon customer review for Younger Next Decade: After Fifty, the Transitional Decade, and what You Need to Know:
5.0 out of 5 stars Ahh ... to be young again! July 26, 2012
By Joanne Mazzotta
Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase
Finding this book while lurking in a writers Amazon Discussion group, the title bore witness to my middle age concerns about aging, and while not quite feeling my mortality, I was feeling my thickening body and the crow's feet around my eyes. Ego and vanity had arrived in my left frontal lobe, making a landing in my mirror, haunting me. I squinted my eyes, but it didn't help. I tried new makeup and clothing styles and that didn't help either. I didn't stop buying clothes in my beloved size 8, promising to use those clothes as a proposition I could make with fattening foods.
I liked the title, so I bought Dr. Barbara's book, Younger Next Decade, hoping for some magical simple age undoing advice.
Thanks to Dr. Barbara, I know what telomeres are. And the analogy she used to teach it to me was perfect for a right brainer like me who sees what she is hearing or reading. While I was reading the first pages I began to get some hope that there might be a secret,easy magic way to undo my aging self, and make it young again.
Telomeres plays a part in aging she tells us and she tells it without making you rush to the dictionary of science. Her tell on the specifics of aging includes a logical promise that the future holds the answer to the actual undoing of the appearance of old age written on our bodies.
As any good doctor will, she gave me a new mantra. "Don't eat anything passed through a window and don't eat anything that wasn't available a hundred years ago." That was after she detailed the reasons why we age so fast after age 30, and I knew that her quote borrowed from Albert Einstein was true. "If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is not hope for it." The absurd idea is that researchers will one day find a way to bring youth back to your body. But for now Dr. Barbara Ebel shows us how we can do it ourselves, with food, without cigarettes, with spirit, mirth, intelligence, and a litany of other ways; mostly by caring for ourselves in this world of tainted foods, evironmentaly infused dangers and gluten saturated fast food purchased in a hurry by working mothers at drive thru windows. Entertaining and educational read.