One of the Best 'Brainy' Books of This Decade - The Guardian
A ground breaking book on the history of Telomeres offering fresh advice on how to slow down aging and lengthen life. Nobel prize winning Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr Elissa Epel have discovered biological markers called Telomeres which can help to understand how healthy our cells are and what we can do to improve them.
The book specifically looks ideas including; how biological age is not chronological age; a biological basis for the mind-body connection, how sleep and diet can affect telomeres and shockingly how mothers who are highly stressed during pregnancy have children with shorter telomeres. It also offers tools and advice on how to determine cellular age and telomere health.
Doctor Elizabeth Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for her discovery of telomeres and their role in the ageing process and has previously been named in TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
Dr. Elissa Epel is a leading health psychologist who has conducted pioneering research uncovering the psychobiological mechanisms related to how stress ages us and compromises our health-from emotional eating to unhealthy storage of abdominal fat to telomere shortening.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Why do some people seem to age so much "better" than others? Nobel Prize–winning molecular biologist Elizabeth Blackburn and University of California psychologist Elissa Epel are very glad you asked. Their enlightening and entertaining book is chock-full of data-driven expertise and painless, practical tips for enhancing the "healthspan" of our daily lives, from dietary tweaks to mindfulness exercises. We feel better already.
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The Telomere Effect
Potentially a book of of great importance.
Unfortunately most figures (that is graphs, tables, pictures) don't display at all in the iPad version. I've seen a similar complaint in a review for the iPhone version. This greatly diminishes the value of the book, which is a pity.
Apple tech support were unable to help. Can a new version be released soon that rectifies the problem?
Pics don't display on iPhone. Useless.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, written on a subject I know nothing about. It opened my eyes and heart to a whole new and exciting way of considering health, life and it's purpose.
I really appreciate the time and effort that has gone into creating this wonderful well written book, it takes a lot of effort to make science easily comprehensible, without losing its impact.
I really will be reading and re-reading this book and recommending it to all my clients, friends, family and even strangers down the street!