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In 2004, Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, MD, published Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever.
Their groundbreaking book marshaled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new developments in medicine and technology will allow us to radically extend our life expectancies and slow down the aging process. Soon, our notion of what it means to be a 55-year-old will be as outdated as an eight-track tape player. TRANSCEND: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever
presents a practical, enjoyable program so that readers can live long enough (and remain healthy long enough) to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will be occurring at an accelerating pace during the years ahead. To help readers remember the nine key components of the program, Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic: T
alk with your doctor R
alorie reduction E
ew technologies D
etoxification This easy-to-follow program will help readers transcend the boundaries of our genetic legacy and live long enough to live forever.
"According to futurist Kurzweil (The Singularity is Near) and homeopathic medical doctor Grossman (The Baby Boomer's Guide to Living Forever), medicine is transforming into an information technology, which by its nature advances at an exponential rate. Thus, those interested in 'radical life extension' must make it their immediate goal to live through the next 20 or so years, in order to see advances like DNA reprogramming and submicroscopic, cell-repairing robots. This 'guide to Bridge One' outlines nine areas: talking with your doctor, relaxation, assessment, nutrition, supplementation, calorie reduction, exercise, new technologies, and detoxification. Familiar common-sense health advice abounds, but is practical and thorough; along with one to five cups of green tea each day, the authors provide low-cal recipes like Ginger Turkey Burgers and Herbed Zucchini. A detailed exercise routine for aerobic and weight training is also included. Kurzweil and Grossman, who last explored this subject together in 2005's Fantastic Voyage, also look at supplements, medical tests and hormone 'optimization'; happily, chapters on calorie reduction and detoxification avoid trendy, potentially dangerous approaches. Whether or not it's true that, within two decades, we'll have the tools to live forever, this is an intelligent, optimistic guide to healthy living, with an intriguing view of medicine's future." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
In their groundbreaking book Fantastic Voyage, Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman, M.D., resented the scientific evidence for radical life extension, foretelling dramatic advances over the next two decades that will effectively stop and reverse aging and disease. The book won raves from the scientific community and the book-buying public alike. As John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, said: “Fantastic Voyage boldly challenges conventional wisdom about aging and illness and offers groundbreaking solutions to remain young and healthy indefinitely.” Now the authors take their vision to the next level, providing the mainstream, health-conscious public with a practical and easy-to-understand program to slow down the aging process in order to take full advantage of the expected lifespan-extending advances in bio- and nanotechnology, right around the corner. The authors provide applicable tips on everything from the latest research on eating to prevent disease to how to talk to one’s physician about early detection using tests that aren't yet part of the standard check-ups, but will be. Medical research has become an information technology, and Transcend gives readers all the resources they need to stay on the cutting edge.
In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition and science. Theyve distilled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new developments in medicine and technology will allow us to radically extend our life expectancies and slow the aging process.
Transcend gives you the practical tools you need to live long enough (and remain healthy long enough) to take full advantage of the biotech and nanotech advances that have already begun and will continue to occur at an accelerating pace during the years ahead. To help you remember the nine key components of the program, Ray and Terry have arranged them into a mnemonic: Talk with your doctor, Relaxation, Assessment, Nutrition, Supplements, Calorie reduction, Exercise, New technologies, Detoxification.
This easy-to-follow program will help you transcend the boundaries of your genetic legacy and live
long enough to live forever.
About the Author
RAY KURZWEIL is one of the worlds leading inventors, thinkers, and futurists. A recipient of the National Medal of Technology among many other honors, Kurzweil is the author of The Age of Spiritual Machines, The 10% Solution for a Healthy Life, and The Age of Intelligent Machines. He lives in Massachusetts.
TERRY GROSSMAN, MD , is the founder and medical director of Frontier Medical Institute in Denver, CO, a leading longevity clinic. Certified in anti-aging medicine, he lectures internationally on longevity and anti-aging strategies. Author of The Baby Boomers Guide to Living Forever, Dr. Grossman lives in Colorado.