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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Grand Central Pub Mass Market; Unabridged edition (3 Jan. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1478940425
  • ISBN-13: 978-1478940425
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 14.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,266,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Blackburn and Epel demonstrate that how we live each day has a profound effect not just on our health and well-being, but how we age, as well. It's a manual for how to live younger and longer."--Arianna Huffington


"A classic. One of the most exciting health books to emerge in the last decade. It explains how we can slow the way we age at a fundamental level."--Eric Kandel, Nobel laureate and author of In Search of Memory


"THE TELOMERE EFFECT explains the often-invisible things that affect all of our lives, helping us make better choices individually and socially for greater health and longevity. It will change the way we think of aging and disease."--David Kessler, MD, JD, former FDA commissioner and New York Times bestselling author of The End of Overeating

"A revolutionary set of findings-with a wealth of science-based suggestions-that can transform the way we live our lives, shaping the very health of our cells by how we use our minds."--Daniel J. Siegel, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Brainstorm

"This book is revolutionary, transforming the way our world thinks about health and living well, disease, and death. It reveals a stunning picture of healthy aging-it's not simply about individuals, it's about how we are connected to each other, today and through future generations. It is hard to overstate this book's importance."--Dean Ornish, MD, founder and president, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, and New York Times bestselling author of The Spectrum

"An extraordinary, illuminating synthesis of biological and psychosocial factors that enhance healthful longevity by their effects on telomeres. These new advances in knowledge enable people to attain longer, healthier lives."--Albert Bandura, professor emeritus, Stanford University, United States National Medal of Science awardee

"THE TELOMERE EFFECT gives us, in high relief and with exactly the practical level of detail we need, the long and the short of a new science revealing that how we live our lives, both inwardly and outwardly, individually and collectively, impinges significantly on our health, our well-being, and even our longevity. Mindfulness is a key ingredient, and importantly, issues of poverty and social justice are shown to clearly come into play as well. This book is an invaluable, rigorously authentic, and at its core, exceedingly compassionate and wise contribution to our understanding of health and well-being.--Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of Full Catastrophe Living --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A groundbreaking book on how to slow down the ageing process and lengthen life. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Hande Z TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 Mar. 2017
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Every human cell has chromosomes. Chromosomes carry our DNA that determine our genetic future. Telomeres are the tiny tails at the end of the chromosome – ‘less than one-tenth-thousandth of the total DNA of our cells’. Every time our cells subdivide, the telomere is shortened. This fascinating book is about how telomeres affect how fast our cells age and die. Thus the longer our telomeres (they differ from individual to individual) the longer we live.

This book gives an account of how DNA works and the role played by the telomere. It tells us how stress (even from childhood) can affect the length and quality of our telomeres. The authors subscribe to the view that our emotional health plays a part, as do physical well-being. That includes the right diet, plenty of exercise, and sufficient sleep.

Things and food that cause inflammation in our bodies are no good for telomeres. Smoking and sugar are bad (nothing new here) but random tests have shown (the authors say) that four cups of coffee a day for a month can lengthen telomeres and lower oxidative stress in the body.

The chapters on pregnancy and raising children seem a little like chapters from a pregnancy and parenting book, but the authors explain their relationship and importance to the well-being of our telomere. Before the reader runs out for a commercial telomere test lab to measure the length and health of his telomeres, the authors duly warn that the commercial labs running such tests are largely unregulated.
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As I'm getting older I keep wondering about how best I can support my body, this book is extremely compelling and eye opening, well researched and good for all of us to know. Would highly recommend reading.
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Very interesting book. Lots of information and excellent ideas . Highly recommended
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I great sample, I just had to buy it to read it all. I am not a molecular biologist but this book is very understandable so far.
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I liked the way the book shows how things like stress affect us physically (our telemores, markers for health and longevity In our DNA) and how to lengthen and make them more effective for a more abuntdunt life
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Interesting book. Arrived with slight damage to corner cover or would have rated five stars. Still reading and enjoying it.
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This will open your eyes, its brilliant I would recommend anyone to listen to this.
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I read an article in a magazine about Telomere's so decided to buy the book. Easy to understand. Clearly written and educational in a good way to someone who is not a doctor. Would highly recommend.
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