Experts Weigh in on Aging, Cannabis and Meditation

The young and the restless.

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The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age

By Steven R. Gundry, MD

Over the last several years much attention has been given to the critical importance of gut health and specifically to the microbiome—the bacteria that make up the human body. The balance of your gut impacts your overall health and can determine how you age and what ailments you may develop—from Alzheimer’s to cancer, Crohn’s disease and arthritis. Gut health is quickly becoming the centerpiece of our holistic wellbeing. In his new book, Dr. Steven Gundry, best-selling author of The Plant Paradox, shares with readers the discoveries he has made while treating thousands of aging patients. Through his work, Dr. Gundry has developed an approach to slow the aging process, reverse damage that can lead to illness and restore overall gut health to help patients look and feel younger and more vital for years to come.



The CBD Oil Solution: Treat Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Insomnia, and More—Without the High

By Dr. Rachna Patel

As more states legalize marijuana—whether for medicinal or recreational use—a positive side effect is an increased awareness of the myriad benefits of CBD oil. From the FDA approving prescription drugs with CBD to treat epilepsy to the local vet offering topical CBD to treat canine joint pain, it seems this misunderstood substance is suddenly everywhere. CBD has been shown to alleviate arthritis pain, reduce anxiety and lower inflammation. Once taboo, CBD is finding broad and mainstream acceptance as it’s hailed as a modern-day cure-all. In her new book, Dr. Rachna Patel breaks down the complicated subject of CBD—explaining what it is, how it differs from THC and what ailments it treats. She offers a road map of how to buy it, how to read the labels, proper dosing, and recipes and remedies using this promising compound.



Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: A 10% Happier How-to Book

By Dan Harris and Jeff Warren with Carlyle Adler

ABC news anchor Dan Harris was at the top of his game when he suffered an on-air panic attack. With his life and career careening out of control, Dan went on a spiritual journey that led him to meditation, which he shares with readers in his New York Times best-selling book 10% Happier. On this follow-up book he partners with Jeff Warren, whom Dan fondly refers to as the Meditation MacGyver, to debunk the myths of meditation and provide practical methods to incorporate meditation and mindfulness into a daily routine. The innumerable benefits of meditation are well documented, and countless luminaries and leaders sing its praises. Yet with Dan’s irreverent, candid and always humorous way of approaching any subject—combined with Jeff’s skills—this book may finally get skeptics to give meditation a try. Even a mere 10% happier is a solid improvement.