A groundbreaking guide to functional aging - extending our healthy and active lives longer than ever thought possible.
Practical immortality may be within our grasp, due to cutting-edge scientific research and amazing medical breakthroughs that are coming at an astonishing speed. In Chasing Life, prominent neurosurgeon and CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr Sanjay Gupta blends accounts of discoveries from around the world with advice for optimal health and longevity.
For centuries, adventurers and scientists have believed that not only could we delay death but that 'practical immortality' was within our reach. Today, many well-respected researchers would be inclined to agree. In a book that is not about anti-aging, but about functional aging - extending your healthy, active life - Dr. Sanjay Gupta brings together compelling stories of the most up-to-date scientific breakthroughs from around the world, with cutting-edge research and advice on achieving practical immortality in this lifetime.
Gupta's advice is often counterintuitive: longevity is not about eating well, but about eating less; nutritional supplements are a waste of your money; eating chocolate and drinking coffee can make you healthier. Chasing Life tells the stories behind the breakthroughs while also revealing the practical steps readers can take to help extend youth and life far longer than ever thought possible.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta prescribes sensible, evidence-based advice for living a long and healthy life. He evaluates the latest scientific research on life extension, looks at anti-aging claims, and concludes that informed lifestyle choices are your best hope of maintaining good health as you age. Chasing Life is good medicine ― Andrew Weil, author of Healthy Aging
Is it possible to have the exquisite combination, the wisdom of experience along with biology of youth? In his book, CHASING LIFE, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows you how. ― Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, author of Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
My friend Dr. Sanjay Gupta has written a book that makes sense when it comes to staying healthy, making important medical decisions and preserving quality of life. This book is probably the closest we'll get to a map to the fountain of youth. ― Lance Armstrong, Cancer survivor, Seven-time Tour de France Champion and founder of the Lance Armstrong Foundation
Sanjay Gupta is at his best in CHASING LIFE, covering everything from illegal stem cells to the scientific edges of memory. To achieve your own version of immortality, you can simply 'page' Dr. Gupta by turning the first page of this groundbreaking new book. ― Mehmet C. Oz, MD, coauthor of the New York Times bestsellers You: The Owner's Manual and You: On a Diet
About the Author
Dr Gupta is the multiple Emmy® award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN's reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN's shows domestically and internationally . His bestselling book Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less was made into a 6-part documentary on CNN and focused on Dr. Gupta's travels to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy, and Turkey to uncover secrets to living a longer and better life.