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The Telomere EffectThe New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres slowing disease and improving lifeHave you wondered why some sixty year The Telomere eBook #199 olds look and feel like forty year olds and why some forty year olds look and feel like sixty year olds While many factors contribute to aging and illness Dr Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase the enzyme that replenishes telomeres which protect our genetic heritage Dr Blackburn and Dr Elissa Epel's research shows that The new field of telomere research is fascinating Telomeres obviously have a big effect on our lives and on our aging Elizabeth Blackburn is a co discoverer of telomerase an enzyme that helps to replenish telomeres For this discovery she won the Nobel Prize in physiology She well deserves that prizeI generally enjoy reading science books when the author is a researcher in the field And since Elizabeth Blackburn is a leading scientist in the field of telomeres I thought this would be a superb book It is a very good book but I did not care much for its self help aspects Some research has shown that chronic stress helps to decrease the length of telomeres leading to rapid aging This book makes a big big deal out of this finding The book presents uizzes to the reader to help determine the role of stress in one's life There is lots of advice given about how to cope and manage stressNevertheless this is a very controversial area For example the metastudy about perceived stress and telomere length found that the correlation while statistically significant is very small So one of the major themes in the book is very much a uestionable hypothesis The book comes off feeling like a self help book recommending all the lifestyle changes that you can read about in many other places instead of a comprehensive look at the scientific field of telomere and telomerase research Frankly much of the book bored me

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Are lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres from pregnancy through adolescence And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level with neighborhoods characterized by trust green spaces and safe streets THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day to day basis It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy allowing us to stay disease free longer and live vital and meaningful lives This is a fascinating look at why all those things you know are good for you actually are good for you A healthy diet positive attitude exercise good stress management rewarding friendships and life goals It is no surprise to see these things recommended but I never knew the exact mechanism by which these elements help us live long and healthy lives We all know we should avoid stress isolation processed foods smoking and pesticides and a sedentary lifestyle This book beaks it down to a cellular level and links all of these factors to telomere lengthdamage which is then lined to early onset of aging disease and even death There are some really great easy to follow tips to support your telomeres and be healthier in general I was pretty shocked by how effective meditation is in keeping your telomeres healthy I’ve always kind of rolled my eyes at meditation but now ’m going to have to seriously look into doing it because the effects are profound This isn’t just some new age hokum There is real science to back it upSeveral years ago I contracted Lyme disease At the time I was a graduate student and under a ton of stress Instead of fighting it off like it was the flu and moving on as most people do in me it was much serious and caused my brain to swell I’ve always connected the fact that I was under intense stress with the severity of my illness but I never understood the exact mechanism Now I can see that that period of high stress caused havoc on my telomeres and made my immune system much less effective than it should have been I likely lost telomere length and years off of my life too My focus now will be on protecting my telomeres and doing everything I can to keep what length I have left For me the most striking idea was about passing down a cellular legacy through the generations If someone is socially disadvantaged they have shorter telomeres which are then passed on to their babies in the womb These babies with short telomeres become adults who have babies with even shorter telomeres effectively passing the genetic legacy of poverty down through the generation which each generation having shorter telomere and therefore likely to face a serious illness and early death This is just horrifying to me It seems like an endless cycle and that people have no way to break out Not only do you suffer from social disadvantage but your children will be genetically at a disadvantage to their peers right from the womb Like there isn’t enough stress on pregnant mothers but now they also have to worry about harming their unborn baby’s telomeres Of course they can’t worry too much because stress shortens telomeres too It’s not uite that dire but if I were pregnant I would be very concerned about this I would want my baby to have every advantage in life including long healthy telomeres This underscores the importance of supporting pregnant women in every way we can to ensure that the human species will be healthy in the future I found the science in this book fairly easy to understand I have some background in genetics and was a teaching assistant for a course

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The Telomere Effect mobi ô Kindle Edition read · elizabeth blackburn Ï [Ebook] ➡ The Telomere Effect Author Elizabeth Blackburn – The New York Times bestselling book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the agingThe length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long hypothesized mind body connection They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans the number of years we remain healthy active and disease freeTHE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings together with research from colleagues around the world cumulatively show that sleep uality exercise aspects of diet and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres and that chronic stress negative thoughts strained relationships and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge they sh Breaking news exercise is useful in the fight against aging And here from a Nobel prize winning scientist is the science to back it up And by the way drink clean water eat organic fruits and vegetables; stay away from processed foods; develop a loving close knit social network All of these things will improve your telomeres which are those little things at the end of your DNA strands that look like the plastic piece at the end of your shoelaces which keep your shoelaces from unraveling