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Lifespan: Why We Age.. – Book Review

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To give it its full title, Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To, contains all the latest research in the field of ageing. The author is a Professor of Genetics at Harvard who tries to summarise decades of research done by himself and others into longevity. The book is split neatly into three parts, Past, Present …

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The Circadian Code – Book Review

You might have heard about your body clock, but did you know your liver has its own one too? This book dives into the circadian rhythm – a ~24 hour sleep-wake cycle that the majority of our bodily processes rely upon. The research involves subjects following Time Restricted Eating, an 8-12 hour window of eating each day. This simple change …

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Atomic Habits – Book Review

Highly successful people often have underlying habits that got them where they are – this book shows how you can too. What makes them appear superhuman is often just the result of relentless consistency which happened before they were in the limelight. The overnight success stories belie years of uninterrupted practice of their craft. This book uses a foundation outlined …

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The Hungry Brain – Book Review

This book is by Stephan Guyenet PhD, an obesity researcher with a PhD in neurobiology. He talks through research that has highlighted several regions of the brain which have a direct impact on our long and short term eating habits. Whether it’s how your body decides its body fat set point (the term “lipostat” is used by the author), which …

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The Longevity Diet – Book Review

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This book is by the Italian biologist Dr Valter Longo, PhD, best known for his 5 Day Fasting-Mimicking diet. Here he details the various factors that can contribute to a longer life, and also those that are artificially shortening them. The topics range from nutrition to exercise, sample studies of populations that age well, as well as his famous fasting …

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Why We Sleep – Book Review

This book looks at all the latest research on the importance of sleep, a lot of which has been conducted by the author himself. It’s a horrifying read for anyone who frequently fails to achieve the desired 7.5 to 8 hours sleep required by the brain (and body) each night and urges you to make sleep a priority. The topic …

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Genius Foods – Book Review

Genius Foods looks into the latest research with the aim of optimising brain function and minimising age-related decline. As an avid listener of health podcasts I was impressed to see not only healthy foods covered but research related to heat shock proteins, BDNF, Reactive Oxygen Species and fasting protocols. While there is nothing ground-breaking in this book, it is a …

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Sleep Smarter – Book Review

Over the last few decades technology has shaped the way we sleep – and not in a good way. From an abundance of artificial light to constant stimulation from social media and blue light emitted from screens, it’s harder than ever to get a good night’s sleep. Even when we do manage that elusive 8 hours, how much of that …

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Tools of Titans – Book Review

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Tools of Titans is a collection of tips and tricks from the 200+ highly successful podcast guests Tim Ferris has interviewed. From Billionaires to professional athletes and actors, each guest is profiled in 3-5 pages of important information conveyed during their 1-2 hour interview. Tim’s podcast episodes have surpassed 200 million downloads, and once you hear them you can understand …

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7 Habits Of Highly Effective People – Book Review

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This book offers a structured approach to improving your life. The habits improve your organisational skills, people skills and critical thinking, which can be used in both career and personal life. They are lessons in personal change, which can be practised and tackled one habit at a time. Book thirteen is… The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen …

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