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The Longevity Paradox

How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age
Narrated by: Steven R. Gundry MD
Length: 9 hrs and 9 mins
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From the author of the New York Times best-seller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life.

From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age - but enjoy the benefits of youth? 

This groundbreaking audiobook holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of aging” we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well - one that is based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies. 

Our gut bugs - the bacteria that make up the microbiome - largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver’s seat, controlling our quality of life as we age. 

The good news is, it’s never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them - and you - thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Steven R. Gundry (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers

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A delightful informative sequel to Plant Paradox

I've already read the Plant Paradox book so I was already familiar with the lifestyle changes that Dr. Gundry recommends here. The book feels like a natural sequel to his previous books only I feel he talks a little more down to earth in this book. What I mean is that Dr. gundry has gotten better at speaking to the layman. I know some are turned off by the terminology and science verbage of the lifestyle and it stops them from understanding and embracing these eating habits. It feels like he's dialed it down a bit here to include these people and they can grasp the ideas better.

There's plenty of terminology and science. I don't mean to sound like he's dumbing the book down. I feel that his previous books were bombarding you with information, terminology, and scientific research that may have some feeling inundated. He's eased up a bit on that front.

There are some areas that overlap with his previous book... but that is to be expected and he expands upon those points to clarify his position. The book gets into some discussions that he's had with colleagues and occasionally he gets into ideas in other books that other authors have brought up... not to mention he touches upon a couple of his patients.

Approximately three-quarters of the book is dedicated towards lifestyle changes, eating habits, and why you should include certain things in your nutrition. I would say the last quarter of the book is dedicated to ingredients, different foods, and recipes that should be in your diet.

Excellent book and well narrated by the author himself. I would recommend to anyone looking to extend their life and become a centenarian themselves. However; I would recommend his previous book, The Plant Paradox before listening to this one so that these ideas don't sound so foreign. It can be a lot to take in.

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  • Jan Dee
  • Glendale, CA United States
  • 03-26-19

I loved hearing Dr. Gundry present his own work.

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Gundry. He has truly changed my life. I would recommend this book to anyone of any age. I have been following Dr. Gundry for a year and Longevity Paradox is surely a cherry on top.

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I little disappointed on the content

I enjoyed the Plant Paradox very much but the Longevity Paradox was a bit of a let down. I would say that 80% of the information in this book is just the same information from the Plant Paradox. I am a true believer of the Plant Paradox program and have been feeling great!

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This physician agrees!

So many things, that so few Americans are doing. We are killing ourselves slowly. I wish everyone would read this.

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Cure It With Diet

This should be taught in our schools so that our future generations are aware of how what they eat truly affects their body!

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Scary read, vital information!

this book has a lot of daunting facts that we unwittingly live with daily but the good news is we can change it!

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Great & Invaluable Information!

So good & so much information I'm ready for a second listen! Plus Dr. Gundry did the narration! Perfect!

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  • Cindy
  • Mpls., MN
  • 04-13-19

Recommending to my friends!

A must read for those wanting to live a healthy, young lifestyle . I loved this book!!

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Open your mind and get blown away

If you are willing to open your mind, there is so much to learn from the latest research and experience of Dr Gundry. I enjoyed learning new ideas like brain washing and have also started doing a new five minute exercise routine. I’m already seeing benefits such as more energy, less brain fog and more motivation to accomplish tasks on my to-do list. Thank you Dr Gundry once again for your commitment to optimal health and longevity and for being willing to share your knowledge with us.

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Life changing information soundly supported

This life changing information talks to the "Root Cause" of inflammation related disease, a first, over just treating the symptoms.

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  • Ben Ingram
  • 05-15-19

Interesting

Lots of good advice, but would like to check the studies referenced before adopting his recommendations.

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  • Pen Name
  • 04-16-19

Excellent book

This audio book is so good I find myself wanting to buy the written version as a memory aid to dip into everyday!

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  • nadine
  • 03-24-19

I lived the book especially as read by the author. I will try his diet and advise and look forward to a depression and pain free future with a few pounds lost for good measure. Thank you. Nadine

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  • E. McLaughlan
  • 07-31-19

some good stuff. but lots of unsupported

there's some really good info here but the stuff about fruit and fat storage for cyclical growth is unsupported and misses the health benefits of fruits. also, whereas the lectin information is good the interpretation that it affects the whole population equally is clearly untrue and the health implications of exposure to lectins having completely removed them from your diet isn't examined.

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  • Domenico
  • 06-13-19

Eye Opener. Excellent book!!!

This is book is well written and opens your eyes to what we believed to be the healthy food it is actually not!
At first a little overwhelming as many of the types of food we ate all our lives have suddenly become "poisonous" but it gets better as we are given a long, very long list of foods we can actually eat! Dr. Gundry always backs up his statements with some researches and or evidence of humans who have visibly shown health improvements by just changing their diets.
This makes things a lot more believable.
I definitely recommend this book to whoever is looking forward to living a disease free and long life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

Promises the world , but just doesn’t deliver

I was hopeful that this book word be interesting and informative, it was, however the most disappointing part of it was the end, it promises to be the answer but it really doesn’t, it quotes blue zones then condemns their process , this is but one of many contradictions through out the book, the end is vague and diet is far to restrictive for most.
The last 45minutes / hour is spent on extra supplementation that if broken down, as I did, would cost you hundreds of pounds / dollars a month to keep up, it’s know wonder you need the extra supplements as the food is just far too restrictive. Overall very disappointed

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  • Joel Armando
  • 04-13-19

Dubious claims and impossible to follow guidance

The book is full of claims based on anecdotal evidence presented as scientific.
Interesting to read only if you are able to fact check or apply some common sense while listening

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-19

Food for Thought

Lots of interesting information to help you add years to your life and life to your years by looking after your microbiome. Much of the material was familiar to me from previous reading, but it was good to have it tied up together into one easy to follow package. I didn't agree with absolutely every detail in the book, but that didn't detract from the overall message or my confidence in the benefits of following the Longevity Paradox programme.

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  • Mehrad Arashrad
  • 07-04-19

Beyond Amazing

I have been looking for such a book for years and I must say the longevity paradox exceeded my expectations. this book is very rich in content and the suggestions are backed up with fantastic explanations in the boost of a fabulous story line.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-27-19

Interesting

Time to feed my gut buddies. Well narrated by the writer meant you got the points across with passion.