Body are too much protein and too much sugar I agree but when I read his daily suggestions for his Longevity Diet I was shocked that he recommends eating dried fruit pretty much every day Dried fruit is loaded with sugar and even though he has ou eating only 18 cup at a sitting which is barely a taste by the way why not eat the real thing For instance for the 18 cup of dried blueberries he allows ou could have a whole cup of fresh blueberries for 13 less calories carbs and sugar and double the fiber content I don t think he really knows all that much about nutrition especially when he admits to eating beef once a week growing up in Italy the same town where he studied a couple of centenarians but then admonishes eating any kind of animal protein except low mercury fish Another thing that I just can t get over is a couple of paragraphs where he talks about how ridiculous it is to eat in moderation After giving eating advice to a lady one time she concluded that it would be best to eat in moderation His response was to ask her if she would fly on an airplane that she had designed herself I m sorry but those two topics aren t even remotely associated and this leads me to believe that Valter doesn t even know the definition of moderation Designing an airplane with limited knowledge about how to go about it is not an act of moderation it s a gamble He even admits that he doesn t even know what eating in moderation means How about eating beef on SundaysBut aside from his lack of nutrition knowledge I think his development of the FMD is super cutting edge He has stats to back up his findings and FMD seems like a definite positive breakthrough EDIT After reading The Big Fat Surprise I have to lower my rating from 3 stars to 1 star I will leave my original review below This author condemns all animal fats and does not base it on convincing research He is basically promoting a mediterranean diet which had been thoroughly debunked by The Big Fat Surprise and therefore renders this book completely useless I m a bit conflicted about this bookFirst of all the author starts right off with advertising some nutrition product of his but thankfully that will be it no sales pitches
Throughout The Rest Of the rest of bookNext after describing his methodology there are numerous chapters about cancer diabetes dementia cardiovascular diseases and autoimmune diseases which all result in essentially exactly the same conclusion with ever so slight changes in the food intake recommendation It seems extremely repetitiveI can t help but think that the author published this book as an elevator pitch to attract investors to further fund the author s various scientific studies which is OK I guess as these studies all seem to have very promising resultsI liked that the book reinforced what I had already learned from The Circadian Code a better book namely that time restricted eating works wonders however this book focuses much on the WHAT to eat rather than WHEN to eatThe thing is the author recommends a hard core vegan version of the mediterranean diet with a bit of fish here and there Simply because he is Italian and got to know a bunch of very old people from a small village near his home town It seems extremely dangerous to assume that whatever these people ate must be good simply because the sample size is so tiny These people clearly had extremely good genesThe author even recommends eat what our ancestors ate and I m pretty sure the diet of the old people in Okinawa looked nothing like the mediterranean diet so how would an Asian person approach this book I guess if ou are Italian the this book is for ou otherwise it will leave Italian the this book is for Representation Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices Culture Media and Identities Series you otherwise it will leave with few uestionsI absolutely love that there are two weeks worth of recipes at the end of the book breakfast lunch snack dinner and especially the lunch and dinner options sound really nice so I m going to give all these a try The breakfast options will be a bit tougher for me because I can t get the breads that are suggested here in SingaporeIfou already read Why We Sleep and The Circadian Code I would say this book is not necessary to read Interesting take on dr Longo s own research on diet and longevity I like how he takes a pragmatic approach on what we should actually do for instance taking a multivitamin not every day but once every two to three days because being nourished is good but some studies have show. Tor of the Longevity Institute at USC and the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM in Milan designed the FMD after making a series of remarkable discoveries in mice then in humans indicating that specific diets can activate stem cells and promote regeneration and rejuvenation in multiple organs to significantly reduce risk for diabetes cancer Alzheimer’s and heart disea. ,
Bad one but please do not forget to read the positive oneAs a book I would say that thi There appears to be a major disconnect between Dr Longo s work and this book It s as if someone decided there needed to be a popular book and it was all or partially ghostwritten and sent off to the printers Boom done His work and that of his team is brilliant but this book is poorly organized full of contradictions judgmental and badly executed It also "goes on and on about how amazing and generous and intelligent Longo "on and on about how amazing and generous and intelligent Longo So either he has an ego the size of a major university or he didn t write those partsThere are tons of charts Great right Except that a lot of them don t present the information in a way that makes sense Sometimes an axis just has numbers but no unit of measurement Other times it s not really labeled at all One chart appears to have the two groups reversed Sometimes they re in the wrong chapterThe book espouses very mainstream dietary advice including stuff that isn t current Unless it s something Longo has studied it s included with little evidence Salt is bad Carbs are good Saturated fat is evil the only evidence given for this are general studies where we don t know the item that caused the changes and mainly just one study that shows dangers of saturated fat and transfatsas if they were the same thing and the results would apply to both evenlyThe author has a vendetta against lowcarb railing it against it on several occasions He defines it as high protein and seems to think it s just protein and fat While many do do
Lowcarb That Way Itthat way it not how most of the diets are presented and it s not necessary Yet he never once says that lowcarb in and of itself can be useful for anyone if the elements of his diet lowmoderate protein and plenty of vegetables are met He ll say in some places that keeping carbs low is necessary for some but he never has one decent word to say about lowcarb as a dietary system Compare this to his words about lowfat diets which he also is writing against because he talks about how important good fats are Yet he praises or is neutral about lowfat diets only mentioning how they need to be changedAnother issue I find very troubling is how he insists that people who want to do a fasting mimicking diet which is one of the major topics of the entire book should never do it on their own and should only use the Prolon program he helped develop While he says he doesn t benefit financially from these sales it s not uite true The sales finance his work Prolon doesn t allow people to talk about price directly but Five fags a day you can find out indirectly It s something on the order of 400 for a 5 day supply of food The food is all packaged and while it s vegan and gluten free and has no artificial ingredients it doesn t mean everyone can eat it I can t eat large portions of it for example and would be paying lots of money for food I have to come up with on my own anywayProlon is an at home program and while they give advice they aren t really monitoringou So to say Wicked Affairs p 2 you must use it forour own safety is rather disingenuous Fortunately there are websites that tell Jane of Gowlands you the specs garnished from his medical journal articles and share recipes that meet them I ve done the FMD a good half a dozen times with excellent results My doctor approves mightily I see no reason why I can t do this on my own After all this book gives advice with details down to a 2 week meal plan on how to do the Longevity diet the bitou re supposed to do every day The Piper in the Wind you re not doing a FMD which is only a 5 day cycle every 1 6 months depending onour circumstancesFortunately hidden in one of the chapters there is a chart showing the caloriemacronutrient breakdown of the FMD It is slightly different from his journal article versions other versions he s published and other FMD details in this actual book in other chapters But close enoughBecause of the poor organization it s not easy to go back and use the book as a reference But it does give a decent overview of the programs and how they re changing dietary advice in medicine Especially for cancer patients but also for others The work is excellent It s the book that is lacking This book is an eye opener with respect to the FMD fasting mimicking diet but the actual Longevity Diet falls short for me for a few reasons Valter says that the two things that will age one uickly and cause problems in the. Ryday eating plan the book outlines with the scientifically engineered fasting mimicking diet or FMD; the FMD done just 3 4 times a The Proposal year does away with the misery and starvation most of us experience while fasting allowingou to reap all the beneficial health effects of a restrictive diet while avoiding negative stressors like low energy and sleeplessness Valter Longo direc. The summary is that if Prey you want to decrease likelihood of getting diseasesou re genetically predisposed to cancer diabetes heart disease eat a mostly vegan diet until Addicted to Womanhood Book One you turn about 65ear old exercise keep Batman: Arkham Asylum - A Serious House on Serious Earth your BMI at the lower end of the normal range and do his 5 day fasting mimicking diet anywhere from 1 6 times perear based on our health and genetics The 5 day fast is where ou eat about 800 calories a day which makes our least healthy cells vulnerable to destruction which is a good thing The unhealthy cells I trust Dr Longo s research he s a recognized expert but I don t think this plan is very useful to normal people The concept is basically this do the Longo Fasting Mimicking Diet for 5 days a month every 3 4 months The rest of the time eat the Mediterranean diet and exercise 5 7 hours a week OkaySo my problems with the Fasting Mimicking Diet is that it s super hard Mind ou I ve done every other day fasting for three months then I fell off and I ve done time restricted eating not eating for 16 hours and eating for 8 So my objection about difficulty is not fasting per se It s that eating 800 calories a day for 5 days sounds harder than a water fast for 5 days because hunger actually decreases on a real fast This low calorie diet results in constant hunger for 5 days So maybe I d actually try what he recommends but just substitute a water fast I am not a doctor so Vikings in Wales An Archaeological uest you definitely should not follow any of my ideas or adviceThen I also have a number of objection about the OPTIONAL ProLon product they sell just the food measured out for the 5 days so it s a no brainer forou1 Anytime My Life with Princess Margaret you re trying to sell me something I lose trust in the science even though it is tempered in this case by the fact that Longo claims to make no personal profit2 ProLon isn t real food but packets of thingsou mix or whatever Yuck3 It s super expensive 250 a box one box lasts for the one month 5 day fast unless Un amor fora ciutat you buy aear supply in advance No Just noA counterargument to my complaints Dr Valter Longo gives a broad stroke description of his Longevity Diet which includes doing a 5 day Fasting Mimicking Diet every six months Most of the book focuses on the benefits of the very specific Fasting Mimicking Diet FMD developed by Longo But Longo himself admits that there is not Blue Murder yet sufficient evidence to prove his hypothesisBenefits of the Longevity DietNote I wasn t paying too much attention to the scientific validity of Dr Longo s research for the first six chapters But by chapter 7 his disclaimers got to be so repetitive that I started making note of them I didn t bother going back over the first six chapter to site examplesAt the end of Chapter 7 on cancer prevention he says Our clini Interesting book on the diet for longevity and disease prevention Unfortunately it seems too long and too generic though author dedicates a lot of time to discuss clinical trials which is great Long story short eat mostly vegan eat good fats and complex carbs not a lot of protein which is controversial in my opinion and do fast mimicking diet 1 2 times perear which is patented by author and too much promoted as for me I thought this book make a pretty darned convincing case in favor of a vegetarian or pescetarian diet if living a long time is high on our list of priorities Unfortunately that s not how I and most of the people I know
currently eat It seems like everyone and their dog is doing keto these days According to this book a diet higheat It seems like everyone and their dog is doing keto these days According to this book a diet high animal fats and proteins is the single worst diet for human longevity At least both sides agree on one thing sugar and processed carbs aren t good for ou The book also discusses how periodic fasting not the currently trendy intermittent fasting but actual fasting for a few days can have amazing health benefits for all sorts of serious conditions including cancer diabetes and auto immune disorders It provides a way to mimic fasting by greatly reducing our caloric intake for a few days without actually full on fasting This fasting mimicking diet supposedly offers the same health benefits as full fasting I have not tried it myselftl dr diet should consist of 60% complex carbs 30% good fats 10% protein all of which should come from vegetable or fish sources Fast for a few days a few times a ear I have two different opinions about this book One is scientific and the other is formal I will start with the. Can what The earth; an introduction to physical geology you eat determine how long and how wellou live The clinically proven answer is KREBS und alle sog. Krankheiten Kurze Einfuhung in die GERMANISCHE NEUE MEDIZIN yes and The Longevity Diet is easier to follow thanou'd think The culmination of 25 ears of research on aging nutrition and disease across the globe this uniue program lays out a simple solution to living to a healthy old age through nutrition The key is combining the healthy eve.