|Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity
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He has shown us how to smooth our wrinkles, and helped us slim down without feeling deprived. Now #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Nicholas Perricone gives us an anti-aging program that unveils the miracle of cellular rejuvenation. These seven powerful strategies are not only easy to follow but present a plan for total health designed to help us look and feel great by age-proofing us from the inside out.
Taking a holistic approach that taps into cutting-edge science, Dr. Nicholas Perricone reveals how to rev up our cellular metabolism so that we can stay healthy, strong, and energetic, while keeping our skin soft, smooth, and supple. These strategies will help us reverse osteoporosis, restore bone structure and muscle mass, revitalize brain cells, reduce the chances of heart disease and cancer, elevate mood, manage blood sugar, and slim down and stay trim. Inside Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity you will discover
• the six kinds of food you need to eat every day, as well as healthy and delicious snacks–including a vegetable that both suppresses appetite and builds muscle
• new findings about the best nutritional supplements to win the fight against aging
• revolutionary skin rejuvenating secrets for radiant, toned, and youthful-looking skin
• the role of pheromones in curbing depression, boosting self-confidence, triggering weight loss, and improving libido
• the essential oil that is more powerful than antibiotics
• an exercise plan that will shape your silhouette and strengthen your bones in as little as ten minutes a day
• delicious recipes, easy shopping lists, and a guide to safe cookware so that you can create your own anti-aging kitchen
• Dr. Perricone’s trademark tips about new products that really work–and where to find them
Whether your aim is to look younger, improve your health, or just feel great, you’ll see fast results by following Dr. Perricone’s simple program. These seven indispensable secrets will keep you beautiful, healthy, and young all through life.
From the Hardcover edition.
- A must read!
Dr. Perricone has truly unlocked the secret of the fountain of youth. Everyone must read this book to understand the problems sugar and high glycemic foods cause in our bodies. If you wish to be healthy and fit for life, get this book NOW!...more info
- Impressive Perricone work, and star on the chart for T-Tapp!
I specifically bought this book due to the T-Tapp references and content in Dr. Perricones prescriptives for anti-inflammatory - and thus disease preventive - exercise. I must say I have been most notably impressed with the forward-thinking Dr. Perricone for his comprehensive study of the inflammatory response to diet, exercise, and environmental factors.
In a logically developed manner, Dr. Perricone explains the inflammation connection to disease and decline of health. He assures the reader of the simple things we can do to adjust the way we eat and exercise to have a great deal of control over the inflammatory response. He also details what we can do to offset those influences that are beyond our control. It is the simplicity yet depth of presentation that I particularly appreciate.
It is encouraging as well as impressive to encounter the dietary and exercise sections. Preventative wellness is more imperative than ever, and the endorsement by Dr. Perricone of the T-Tapp preventative wellness fitness approach is quite logical and very exciting for the future of fitness. At the same time, his anti-inflammatory dietary advise is right in sync with the T-Tapp fitness dietary approach.
The entire section devoted to stress management does not go unnoticed and I agree it needs to be underscored as an important component in wellness. As an added note, the power of his message could only be enhanced by including, in the second printing of this book, additonal content to address vegetarian dietary alternatives.
As Head T-Tapp Trainer and health and fitness educator, I am excited to have this additional resource to deepen and enhance instruction regarding exercise and nutrition. The fact that it is written in a way that is easy to read AND includes illustrations of exercises to be done in only 10 minutes time make this a solid, user-friendly reference material....more info
- My favorite writer on health and beauty
Excellent book! Really enjoyed reading it. The book is written in easy to understand style and gives you directions how to improve your quality of life and stay young longer. I tried Dr Perricone's diet before and it worked for me. So I have reason to believe that this book will help me to improve my health, look and self esteem....more info
- Good for a self-help book, but less than it appears
Perricone's "secrets" amount to good nutrition, moderate exercise, and widely available and widely used anti-oxidant supplements. I see Perricone lecturing on PBS and people taking notes furiously as if it were some sort or revolutionary science he is promoting. It is not. It is a milidly intriguing Linus Pauling-esque theory that inflammation is the driving factor behind cellular aging and consequently that nutritional supplements can suppress the inflammation and stop the aging process. I don't fault him for promoting his theory, I just wonder why more people who should know better don't hear little warning bells going off when they read his very strong claims that could potentially be supported with real research but are not. They are not presented as theories in most of this work, they are presented as marketing claims for selling supplements.
The popularity of this material is not hard to explain. Perricone is not originally a vitamin peddler who was trying to build scientific credibility, he is a doctor who already had some credibility, presumably, then became a vitamin peddler. We are all impressed by a doctor who seems to be getting past drugs and surgery to look at health and wellness in a scientific way. Especially when he does a good job promoting a rosy vision of a future where aging is understood and life is prolonged. I give him credit for this just as so many others seem to do. But I am also not finding as much substance when I look more deeply at the details. I already knew a lot of the cellular chemistry about metabolism, so his discussions did not particulary hold me in awe as they seem to his PBS audiences. I was able to look more specifically at what what supposed to be his unique ideas.
Personally, when I examined his specific claims, I found this material to have very little technical depth, and that his use of biochemistry and cellular chemistry jargon throughout and constantly referring obscurely to this research or that study just clouds the fact that his most critical substantive claims are not directly supported anywhere.
There is no evidence that people live better orlonger lives when taking his expensive supplements, much less the more widely used versions of the same supplements, and yet there are a lot of veiled claims about him "doing research" and "reading research" and so on that supports his claims. None of it is actually presented in any of his work that I can find. He seems to have published two papers on topical glycolic acid which have nothing to do with nutrition or aging. The rest is all anecdote and speculation dressed in a slick lab coat manner.
There is a lot of advanced high school level cellular biology and biochemistry slanted slightly to make his inflammation theory of aging seem more plausible. That aspect of his writing is better than average for the self-help genre. I commend Dr. Perricone for not talking down to his audience as do most self-help authors.
On balance, there is a lot of good common sense advice here about nutrition that I can find little fault with. Most of his general recommendations about anti-oxidant supplements are not unreasonable from my perspective. There is a fair amount of reasonably good popular science writing about health. That much makes this a better self-help book than most.
But I also have to withold some favor for this book because it fails to ever connect the science writing with the claims it makes about aging and inflammation or empirical research regarding the specific claims being made in the book. The claims are made plausible not by supporting them with data but by trying to awe the audience with detailed technical explanations and the vague veneer of science through terms like "personal research" and "various studies" and so on that admit to no specifics that can be verified. Even if Perricone's ideas about inflammation being the cause of aging are true, nearly all of his suggestions are things that many people have already been doing for decades, and are still being refined through health, sports, and fitness research.
I admit that I like this guy's more subtle arguments and mostly reasonable way of presenting his "revolution" a lot more than Dr. Atkins' excesses and technical obfuscations. But then I have to put them in a similar category of people who have interesting things to say but then get a bit carried away to an annoying degree with their over-marketing of their own ideas seemingly mostly to prove the doubters wrong. In the final analysis, afterall, in spite of the impression he sometimes seems to give, Perricone isn't actually doing published research regarding inflammation and aging (at least hasn't so far), he is selling books and supplements and giving PBS fundraising lectures.
- Essential Reading - Life Changing Advice
Dr. Nicholas Perricone has written a number of very helpful books. After reading The Perricone Promise: Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps I was eager to see what he would recommend for cellular rejuvenation. There are a few good ideas but The Perricone Promise is still essential reading.
This book will introduce you to topicals that can make you look more beautiful and wrinkle free. I've been using a cream from Derma E called Alpha Lipoderm Alpha Lipoic Acid/Green Tea Cremewhich has alpha lipoic acid and I've seen changes in my skin that are pretty dramatic. At 41 I've yet to see any major wrinkles so I'm very pleased with Dr. Perricone's advice.
I first heard about Dr. Perricone back in 2004 when I read The Acne Prescription (see this book for essential information on pomegranate juice, Omega 3 and pycnogenol). Since then I've had great success with his ideas and have mostly clear skin except when I eat something I'm allergic to such as nut oils or cottonseed oil which are difficult to avoid at times.
Some of the new products he presents in this book include:
Country Life - Caralluma Fumbriata - 30 Vegicaps - increases the burning of fat in the body
Super Sea Veg by FarmaSea Health - 90 Vegetable Capsules - a supplement rich in minerals and trace elements that may reduce cholesterol levels.
Navitas Naturals Organic Goji Berries Himalayan Superfruit, 16-Ounce Pouch - a powerful antioxidant
Source Naturals Acai Extract Capsules, 500mg, 120-Count Bottle - I've been taking this for a few months now and have seen dramatic changes in my skin's clarity. It also works well as an appetite suppresent.
Enzymatic Therapy 7-keto Dhea, 60 Capsules - While Dr. Perricone talks about DHEA he really doesn't focus on the better 7 Keto supplement. For more information on this subject you may want to read The Metabolic Plan or The DHEA Breakthrough. While your at it you might also want to read Caffeine Blues: Wake Up to the Hidden Dangers of America's #1 Drug.
Source Naturals Astaxanthin, 2 mg, Softgels, 120 softgels - Protects cells from free radicals. You can also just eat wild salmon.
As with Dr. Perricone's other books he also includes some excellent recipes. You may enjoy:
Baked Fillet of Salmon with Asparagus and Caper Lemon Sauce
Chicken with a Marinade of Fresh Lime and Rosemary
Grilled Veggie Kabobs
Pumpkin Pie with an Almond and Oat Pie Crust
Apple Pie made with Agave Nectar
Some of the most helpful aspects of this book include the section on cookware. It made me rethink using anything made with Teflon. For the most part I take anything Dr. Perricone says very seriously. He is definitely an expert in his field and his advice has practical applications that show immediate results. I can recommend all his books as essential reading for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and perhaps even grow younger. I've been very impressed with the results I've seen in my own life and hope you will be impressed as well.
~The Rebecca Review
- Wow - this is the one book I really needed to read this year!
Dr. Perricone, you are welcome in my house anytime! Thanks to you, I have an "anti-aging kitchen" exactly as you advised in the book. This big change caused quite a stir in my house. You inspired me to go through the cabinets, pantry and refrigerator and throw out everything that was not good for me. It wasn't easy - but all those cans, boxes and jars of food with horrendous ingredients are gone, gone, gone, and most of what I now eat is fresh, fresh, fresh! I am an active, high-achieving boomer who doesn't look my age and I would love to stay active, healthy and productive (I am never retiring!) into my 90s and beyond. (Well, why not!)
I have read and loved all your books, but this last one, "7 Secrets of Beauty, Health and Longevity," is the one that really took hold. I am following every suggestion of yours to the letter---foods, supplements and physical exercise included. Already, and it hasn't been all that long, I look and feel much better. I also feel more, well, peaceful. Joyful might be too strong, life being the roller coaster that it is. But, thank you for the warm, sage advice. By the way, my mitochondria are happier too -- those "energizer bunnies" inside our cells. I love the way the book makes even the most complex medical, scientific and nutraceutical concepts accessible to a lay person like me.
My assessment is that this is the right book for anyone who reaches a certain age (anywhere over 40) and wants to hold onto his or her energy, health, spirit, and youthful looks. Those under 40 need to read the book too, I think, so they won't be a mess by time they reach my age, which too many people are these days. Wish I had had this book 20 years ago, but I am seriously grateful I have it now, to inspire me to take better care of myself for the rest of my life. PS I am loving my oat pilaf and all those other delicious foods in the book that I never even knew existed! Bravo Dr. P!...more info
- Dr.P's 7 secrets
THIS BOOK WAS A COLLEGE LEVEL READ ON THE SPECIFICS OF HOW THE BODY'S CELL STRUCTURE AND WORKINGS REQUIRE VARIOUS NUTRIENTS TO FUNCTION PROPERLY AND HEALTHFULLY.........THE SUPPLEMENTS REQUIRED ARE SHOWN TO COME FROM COMMON FOODS AS WELL AS FROM THE HEALTH FOOD STORE.....I HAVE TRIED GETTING MORE ANTI-OXIDANTS IN MY DIET WITH FISH OIL & VITAMIN C AND FEEL A BIT BETTER THAN BEFORE ( AFTER 3 WEEKS OF USE)....THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHER SUPPLEMENTS I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO GET YET WHICH MAY WORK OUT EVEN BETTER....I'M STILL RE-READING THE HEALTH & LONGEVITY SECTIONS AND AM GIVING UP ON THE BEAUTY SECTION AS A LOST CAUSE (FOR ME) ...more info
- Loads of new info + good, updated review of basics
Despite having read all of his prior books, I was pleased to find that Perricone covers a lot of new ground in 7 Secrets, while recapping his core principles (avoid inflammatory foods, for one) in a fresh, streamlined manner salted heavily with new information.
I found the info on pheromones and caralluma (for weight control) very interesting, and liked the Anti-Aging Kitchen chapter...good info on oils and cookware, etc.
If you want to get started on a personal makeover, this is a good place to start...you'll understand the way diet influences everything, and the information on nutrition supplements is very sound...I've been in the technical end of the supplement industry for more than 20 years, know the research on most nutraceuticals, and can smell hype a mile away.
Perricone has inspired many me-toos, but he still's the best at presenting the core info on diet, aging factors, skin health, and weight control in a clear way....more info
- Good Practical Approach To Health
I like Dr. Perricone because his advice is practical - eat better, take supplements, exercise and you'll live longer and be healthier. Anyone looking for advice you can incorporate into every day living will find this book valuable. ...more info
- My bible
Full of good info to live by. The straight facts, clearly delivered. A must for anyone who plans to age gracefully. ...more info
- Best Perricone book yet.
Dr. P covers familiar ground to readers of his prior books (inflammation theory, nutraceuticals, etc.), but he also presents new info in an easy to read streamlined way. You'll find out about the latest "superstars" like goji berries and caralluma. Its a great read that integrates a lot of sound advice....more info
- 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, Longevity
I have only one word for this book....excellent. It is written in simply terms that anyone can understand. Easy to read,easy to understand. Great information for all ages... I would recommend it to a friend....more info
- Several significant inaccuracies scientifically
I am a physician who has spent years studying anti-oxidants and supplements, and once upon a time, I believed much like Dr. Perricone. Alas, I found out the truth. There are no magic bullets, there are no magic supplements combinations that will keep you healthy. As Dr. Fuhrman states in his book, you cannot buy good health by buying pills, you have to earn it by eating a nutritionally dense, excellent diet all the time. As he points out, there are literally Tens of Thousands of nutrients in good vegetables, fruits, legumes (beans), seeds, nuts and berries. If you wanted to get all the good supplements that are known of today, you'd have to try to swallow a pill that would weigh about 3 pounds ! ! And, then you still would not be getting all the thousands of other nutrients that haven't even been discovered yet !! For your health and life's sake, don't waste your money on this man's supplements, read Dr. Fuhrman's Eat To Live, and his new book coming out in April, 2008 entitled Eat For Health. I am not Dr. Fuhrman, nor do I get anything out of promoting his book, other than the satisfaction of knowing I may be prolonging some of your lives, if you listen to me, and then to what he demonstrates are the true facts in his books. One of the other reviewers pointed out that Dr. Perricone doesn't seem to back up what he says with references to his sources. You will not find this to be a fault with Dr. Fuhrman's research. His book Eat To Live, has MORE than 1,000 scientific references in the back of the book, which are footnoted to specific statements in each chapter. I personally was skeptical of several things he said, and in fact, went out to find the original research in several cases where I most doubted what he said. I found that in every case, his research backed up what he said, and in one case, his summary of the evidence was more accurate than the researcher's own abstract of the research. I know of no one else who is so sincere in trying to find out accurate scientific information about diet, nutrition and health, and convey this to his patients. BTW, he's a Family Practice doctor who's Board Certified, and he treats whole people, not just their faces or their skin! Since my wife and I went on his diet we have never been sick (about 5 yrs now), and we both have much more energy. Back to Dr. P: he inaccurately tells people to use olive oil - which is unhealthy for you, even though it is less unhealthy than other oils. Also, research shows the reason the Mediterranean diet is healthy for you, is because of all the vegetables, and lettuce eaten, NOT because of the olive oil. He also promotes other findings as true that are not. To get your head on straight on the evidence, please read Dr. Fuhrman's books. Eat to Live: The Revolutionary Formula for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss ...more info
- Dr. Perricone Is On The Money!
Dr. Perricone does an excellent job in providing the reader with cutting-edge,insightful, and sound strategies to dramatically improve your health. There are a lot of aspects of this book that I really liked.
First, I commend Dr. Perricone for recommending that the reader take nutritional supplements. Unfortunately, there are many doctors out there who still believe and preach that people can get all their daily nutrients by eating a proper diet. The problem is that our soil is so nutrient depleted that the overwhelming majority of people don't get the daily amounts of nutrients they need to sustain good health from the foods they eat.
Secondly, he talks about the importance of exercise. He encourages the readers to explore unconventional exercises such as Yoga and Tai Chi. The only thing that I didn't agree with in this section is that he also endorsed moderate weight lifting. Unless you are trying out for the NFL or Power Lifting for the Olympics, most people are better off doing bodyweight exercises and/or resistance training that incorporates multiple muscle groups in each exercise. Isolation exercises, common in weight lifting, may make you become stronger but you also tend to become inflexible and you also lack endurance. And surprisingly, not all NFL Players lift weights. Terrell Owens, the controversial wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys doesn't lift weights. He does resistance training and bodyweight exercises.
For those of you who are interested in learning about bodyweight exercises, visit www.mattfurey.com. [...] I stopped lifting weights and I have been doing these exercises for over 2 years and have gotten great results. The funny thing is that people still think I go to a gym. And yes, I am an ex-football player too.
Thirdly, Dr. Perricone lays the groundwork for you to create your own "Anti Aging Kitchen." I didn't realize that some of our cookware could be harmful to your health.
Dr. Perricone even takes it one step further by having a resource section for where you can get quality supplements and some healthy recipes.
Although he talks about some scientific information, he wrote it in such a way that the average person could understand it.
Dr. Perricone's 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity is a MUST read for anyone who is serious about achieving good health. So, Enjoy the Journey!
- Wonderful New book!
I originally bought this book for the reference to the T-Tapp exercise program, but have found that the insight provided into diet, exercise, stress management, cooking and environmental factors have made this book a true joy to read and one that I will recommend and share with everyone I know....more info
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