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The Mindspan Diet

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The Mindspan Diet by Preston Estep, III
May 03, 2016 | ISBN 9781101886137

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“Eye-opening . . . fascinating, important . . . [Dr. Preston Estep] examines populations who have both long lives and long mindspans—which he calls the ‘mindspan elite’—using the latest information on metabolism and genetics to understand their dietary secrets. Most surprising is his assertion that after age forty, iron, dairy, and whole grains can be harmful to metabolism and contribute to diseases associated with aging, including dementia. . . . Estep includes plenty of practical info on improving one’s mindspan and puts some refined grains back on the table.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Presenting a sensible regimen that people can follow easily, this recommended diet book [has] useful information about aging.”Library Journal

“Dr. Estep exposes common misconceptions and well-intentioned but misguided advice on aging and diet. Rigorously researched, this book is also full of tasty tips—illuminating not just a set of rules to follow as blindly as the last set, but how you can apply scientific methods to assess these and other important issues in our increasingly technical world. You owe it to your family, friends, and personal curiosity to digest and share this amazing feast of ideas.”—George M. Church, Ph.D., Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics and Professor of Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School
“This gem of a book offers a practical road map for maximizing vibrant cognitive functioning throughout life. We come away convinced that a longer and better life is as close as our own kitchen cupboards. And the Chickpea and Fava Bean Tapenade is to not die for!”—Ronald C. Kessler, Ph.D., McNeil Family Professor of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School
“Founded on rigorous scientific evidence and up-to-date research, The Mindspan Diet debunks myths and misinformation that have become widespread among nutritional ‘experts.’ It provides a few simple changes that we can all incorporate to give ourselves the best opportunity for longer, healthier, and more fulfilling lives.”—Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and founding director of the Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute at the University of Washington
“Compelling and provocative, this book details dietary choices that will maximize your chances of having a long ‘mindspan.’ ”—Brian Kennedy, Ph.D., president and CEO, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

“A fascinating guide to modifying your diet to prolong the longevity of your brain as well as your health.”—Dr. Tim Spector, author of The Diet Myth

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