by David A. Sinclair PhD
(4.6 / 5)
From an accomplished Harvard professor and one of the most prominent people in Time, this paradigm-shifting audiobook reveals that virtually everything we feel about aging is right, provides a front-row seat to the incredible global effort to slow, prevent, and reverse aging, and calls on listeners to imagine a future where aging can be handled.
Researchers have claimed for decades that we are at the hands of our genes and that inevitable harm to our dna, the kind that naturally occurs when we grow older, makes us sick and grow old.
But what if you’re right with everything you think you know about aging? What if aging is a disease-and the disease can be treated?
One of the world’s leading experts on aging and genetics in Lifespan is unveiling a groundbreaking new hypothesis that will fundamentally change the way we think about why we age and what we can do about it. Aging is not immutable; we can regulate it much more than we know. This eye-opening and insightful work takes us to the front lines of research that pushes the boundaries of our presumed scientific weaknesses, exposing groundbreaking breakthroughs–many from Dr. David Sinclair’s own laboratory–that demonstrate how we can slow down the genetic clock, or even reverse it. The trick is to activate newly discovered genes of resilience-the decedents of an ancient survival circuit which is both the cause of aging and the key to reversing it. Dr. Sinclair shares emerging technologies and simple lifestyle improvements that have been shown to help lead longer lives, such as intermittent fasting, cold exposure, and exercise with the right frequency.
Lifespan offers a path to take charge of our own destiny for wellbeing and a bold new vision for the future where humans will live to be 100 years young.