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Health Defence -how to cut the risk of every major disease
Few people - perhaps as few as 1 in 10,000 - actually die of old age. Because a truly healthy life span is at least 100.
Sadly, and in many cases unnecessarily, Heart disease, Stroke, Cancer, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Alzheimers and other degenerative illnesses, rob most people of their health - and therefore of a full quality of life - years before their time.
Yet evidence from healthy hundred-year-olds, and from certain populations around the world, suggests that the risk of each of these degenerative diseases can be cut significantly through simple nutritional means. Offering not just a longer life, but a longer quality of life.
But which foods and nutrients confer the most health benefits?
Dr Clayton is a doctor of Pharmacology, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a former Senior Advisor to the UK Government on the safety of medicines.
He has analysed thousands of studies to identify the nutrients with the most proven role in long term health and has isolated nine separate groups of protective nutrients.
In Health Defence, he shows how you can combine the most protective nutrients from the world's healthiest diets to slow ageing and achieve maximum long term health.
If you follow the advice in Health Defence you and your family can enjoy a level of nutrition that will put you among the top 1% of healthy diets on the planet. A few topics that the book addresses are:
Why do so few Japanese women get breast cancer and so few Japanese men get prostate cancer? Which newly discovered nutrients fight the visible process of ageing? Which anti-oxidant nutrients best defend you against 'free radical damage' which many scientists believe is a major cause of degenerative illness? Which nutrients offer the best protection against osteoporosis? ( It's not calcium!) Why is Omega 3 oil better for you than cod liver oil? Which nutrients combat arthritis? How can you slow the loss of brain cells?