Okinawa Program How the World's Longest-Lived People Achieve Everlasting Health - And How You Can Too

ISBN-10: 0609807501
ISBN-13: 9780609807507
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Description: “If Americans lived more like the Okinawans, 80 percent of the nation’s coronary care units, one-third of the cancer wards, and a lot of the nursing homes would be shut down.” —From The Okinawa Program The Okinawa Program, authored by a team of  More...

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List price: $16.00
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/12/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

“If Americans lived more like the Okinawans, 80 percent of the nation’s coronary care units, one-third of the cancer wards, and a lot of the nursing homes would be shut down.” —From The Okinawa Program The Okinawa Program, authored by a team of internationally renowned experts, is based on the landmark scientifically documented twenty-five-year Okinawa Centenarian Study, a Japanese Ministry of health–sponsored study. This breakthrough book reveals the diet, exercise, and lifestyle practices that make the Okinawans the healthiest and longest-lived population in the world. With an easy-to-follow Four-Week Turnaround Plan, nearly one hundred fast, delicious recipes, and a moderate exercise plan, The Okinawa Program can dramatically increase your chances for a long, healthy life

BRADLEY J. WILCOX, M.D., M.Sc., received his medical degree from the University of Toronto and trained in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic and geriatric medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is an internationally recognized expert on healthy aging, a U.S. National Institute on Aging-funded scientist, and a principal investigator in geriatrics for the Pacific Health Research Institute. Dr. Willcox is Co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study and Assistant Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Hawaii. D. CRAIG WILCOX, Ph.D., M.H.Sc., is a noted medical anthropologist and internationally recognized expert in cross-cultural gerontology. He is Assistant Professor at Okinawa Prefectural University-College of Nursing and Co-Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study, an NIH/Japan Ministry of Health-funded study of the genetic and lifestyle determinants of exceptional longevity. Dr. Willcox trained in medical anthropology, gerontology, and public health science at the University of Toronto and the University of the Ryukyus. MAKOTO SUZUKI, M.D., Ph.D., is a cardiologist and geriatrician. He is Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Department of Community Medicine at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan. Currently, Dr. Suzuki is Professor of Human Welfare at Okinawa International University, where he teaches geriatrics. He is also founder and Principal Investigator of the Okinawa Centenarian Study, now entering its twenty-eighth year. Dr. Suzuki is an internationally recognized expert on aging and health, with more than 200 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. From the Hardcover edition.

Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Andrew Weil graduated from Harvard University. He has taught at the University of Arizona in Tucson, specializing in alternative medicine, medical botany and mind/body interactions. He is the founder of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Services. Dr. Weil is the author of several books which includes the titles "The Natural Mind" (1972), "From Chocolate to Morphine" (with Winifred Rosen, 1983), "Natural Health, Natural Medicine" (1990), "Spontaneous Healing" (1995), and "Eating Well for Optimum Health: The Essential Guide to Food, Diet, and Nutrition" (2000).

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