Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
David Wolfe states in his book, Longevity Now presents cutting-edge breakthroughs in nutrition, cellular cleansing, detoxification, weight loss, life extension, and immune system transformation by focusing on two key elements: creating hormone health and strategies to defeat calcification.
This hardbound book of four hundred and sixteen pages is targeted toward individuals looking for ways to eat more healthily to achieve longevity and a better quality of life, especially those that enjoy living off the land. After a preface, there are six chapters followed by an afterword, recipes, shopping list, resources, notes, bibliography, index, and author’s biography along with sidebar information. Several color and black and white photographs are in each chapter displaying mainly suggested food items.
Promoting mostly the physical and energetic aspects of healing and longevity and not the spiritual, relationship, or emotional facets, the first four chapters concentrate on organic, biodynamic, homegrown, and wild food nutrition. The fifth chapter of the book has six strategies regarding hormonal balance while the sixth chapter discusses five ways to break down and clean bad calcium from the body.
Wolfe promotes raw plant foods, superfoods, and superherbs by eating from long-lived plants, pro-organic wild fruits, and organic vegetables. He recommends cleaner choices by avoiding cooked or processed foods and tap water, instead choosing “living” food that is rich in minerals and pure drinking water.
With a plethora of raw food and herbs ranging from common fruits, leafy vegetables, nuts, and seeds, uncommon additions of seaweeds, sprouts, grasses, superherbs, fermented foods, and superfoods are included. One should avoid alcohol, artificial colorings, flavorings, and sweeteners along with conventional meats and produce, diet soda, fast or microwaved food, pasteurized dairy products, soy, and table salt.
The writer gives in-depth detail regarding several ways to balance hormones, reverse calcification, and use cell-rejuvenating supplements, mentioning crystal energy, shilajit, medicinal mushrooms, cordycepts, noni, deer antler, and even drinking urine. He also discusses grounding, sun-gazing, meditation, and yoga to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Although the twenty-three recipes included are only for drinks, teas, smoothies, tonics, ice cream, and gelato, mainly raw food options are discussed within the chapters, seemingly making it a vegetarian diet.
In today’s environment of processed foods, chemical additives, and genetically engineered products being acceptable, this book gives alternatives, both ordinary and obscure, that one could use to possibly lead to a longer life.
North Atlantic Books furnished this book in lieu of the reader’s honest review.