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The Longevity Paradox

The Longevity Paradox

How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age


Steven Gundry








From the moment we're born, our cells start to age. But aging doesn't have to mean decay. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has spent most of his career treating mature patients. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever until they reach middle age and experience the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how can we solve the paradox that we want to live into old age but still enjoy the benefits of youth?

This seminal book has the answer. In his work with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the “diseases of old age” we fear most are not simply a function of old age, but rather a by-product of the way we have lived over decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he presents a new approach to healthy aging based on supporting the health of the “oldest” parts of us: the microorganisms that live in our bodies.

Our intestinal flora — the bacteria that make up the microbiome — largely determines our health over the years. From diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer's to common ailments such as arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bacteria have the say and as we age, they determine our quality of life.

The good news is that it is never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need so they — and therefore we too — can thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a diet and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. The book is an advanced look at the new science of aging and offers an action plan to prevent and reverse illness, as well as simple tricks to help everyone look and feel younger and more vital.