Item description for Stop Aging Now!: Ultimate Plan for Staying Young and Reversing the Aging Process, The by Jean Carper...
Overview Stating that the aging process can be prevented and even reversed by supplements and foods, a guide to staying young presents the secrets to avoiding senility, cancer, heart attacks, and other conditions. Reprint. $85,000 ad/promo.
Publishers Description In Stop Aging Now , Jean Carper -- winner of the 1995 Excellence in Journalism Award from the American Aging Association (the nation's leading group of scientists investigating the biomedical aspects of aging), nationally syndicated columnist and leading authority on health and nutrition -- documents how antioxidant vitamins, minerals, herbs and food chemicals are the magic youth potions humans have been seeking for centuries.
Based on exciting new scientific findings from leading institutions, Stop Aging Now reveals the stunning truth: Much of what we call aging is not inevitable, but is needless and can be prevented and reversed to a startling degree by supplements and foods. Indeed, aging is often due to unsuspected deficiencies that can be readily corrected, and even people in their sixties, seventies and eighties can turn back the clock and recover their youth.
Leading scientists have found that:
Vitamins can prevent and reverse memory loss and other signs of aging.
Vitamins and minerals can rejuvenate immune functions, restoring youthful resistance to infections and cancer.
Antioxidants in foods and supplements can help prevent clogged arteries, heart attacks and general bodily deterioration.
Many unfamiliar but readily available food chemicals can prolong life and preserve your vitality.
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Studio: Harper Paperbacks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.04" Width: 5.54" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 5, 1996
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
ISBN 0060985003 ISBN13 9780060985004 UPC 099455014007
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More About Jean Carper
Jean Carper is an award-winning medical journalist and the author of 23 books, including the New York Times bestsellers Food-Your Miracle Medicine, Stop Aging Now!, and Miracle Cures. She is a contributing editor to USA Weekend Magazine, and wrote the magazine's "Eat Smart" column for 14 years. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Florida.
Jean Carper currently resides in Washington, in the state of District Of Columbia.
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Good Basic Advice But Ignores the Toxic World Jun 28, 2007
In STOP AGING NOW, Jean Carper uses the free radical theory to optimize health. Most of her book theorizes that taking supplements like vitamins E, B, and C, with minerals like zinc, calcium, magnesium, selenium, mixed with other potent antioxidants like CoQ10 will combine synergistically to reduce--but not stop--the aging process. Carper is quite right as far as she goes, but she wrote this book in 1995, and there have been considerable advances in life advancement that were either unknown or simply untested then. I cannot fault her for her lack of prescience in not knowing about other and far more potent supplements to postpone aging: DHEA, Acetyl L-Carnitine, pregnenolone, carnosine, resveratrol, lycopene, alpha lipoic acid, grapeseed extract, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, green tea extract, and curcumin to name a few. My primary objection to Carper is her passive methodolgy. If you take a dozen or so pills, you will benefit. What she leaves out is what must have been apparent even as she was writing STOP AGING NOW, namely the impact that a toxic-filled world has on human beings. Nowhere does she address the existence of toxins, and unless one acknowledges that toxins in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the chemicals with which we surround ourselves, then the overall benefit of her pill methodology is greatly reduced. There are numerous texts that address this concern. One might look at Kevin Trudeau's NATURAL CURES for a sampler. Still, for a first text on anti-aging, STOP AGING NOW is a good place to begin even if the title is seen as mostly hype and blurb.
We Can't Stop Aging Now Jun 23, 2005
Jean Carper writes with an enthusiasm and verve that I admire, and she has the zeal of a missionary. But there is no scientific evidence that we currently can stop the aging process in humans. Researchers have slowed aging in laboratory rats and mice by putting them on a near-starvation diet, and they have extended life spectacularly in worms (as much as five-fold) by manipulating certain longevity genes. But we do not have evidence that the vitamins, minerals, or herbs cited in the book can stop human aging. Researchers around the world are working on aging, and I have no doubt that they will be able to stop human aging, possibly by developing a drug that affects longevity genes in humans. If you can maneuver around the claims for stopping aging, there is much, useful information in this book on good nutrition from fruits, vegetables, proper fats, and a healthy lifestyle. These will help you live longer. Live long enough, and scientists will find a way to stop you from aging.
WOW What a great way to STOP AGING! Feb 19, 2003
Jean Carper has done a wonderful job of relating what the medical profession and researh have proven to be that elusive prescription to the fountain of youth. I quite agree with the 9th reviewer here on this site.com has written in her review.
I have been on such prescription for about 20 years now so I am giving testimony to Carper's prescription. Everybody on the planet earth should read and implement the directions in this book because we should learn to live up to our fullest potential and staying healthy is necessary to do that. We have lost, prematurely, many of our great brains because they abused their bodies with bad food, booze, and poor mental and physical health.
Informative and usefull May 31, 2002
I love this book so much. It's full of information the average person can easily put to use every day. It's written in a way that's straight-forward and easy to understand. You can just zip right through it without falling asleep. Let's face it, nobody is reading this book for the entertainment value. Jean Carper's style is right on the mark, just give the information is a simple way, never long-winded. There is something in here for everyone. Even a couch potato could read this book, basically stay a couch potato, but still get something out of this book is they follow some of the advice in here. There are no gimmicks in here, just practical information you can put to good use every day.
A HELPFUL GUIDE ... AT A FRACTION OF THE LENGTH Mar 29, 2002
Jean Carper's "Stop Aging Now!" is a mixed-bag: the useful information it imparts (which is more wittily and concisely expressed in the work of such nutritionists as Andrew Weil, for example) is deployed in such padded prose that by the time you finish reading it you are sure to have aged drastically! This book is repetitive in a way that seeks to arrogate authority by sheer volume: four hundred pages of maddening retreads and perverse recapitulations. It is as if it had been written by a nagging spinster schoolmarm for a not-very-bright ten-year-old child. That being said, it is well informed (at least)and is unlikely to harm anybody. For fifteen bucks, you could do a lot worse: a few packs of Marlboros, perhaps, or a family-size tub of Rocky Road.