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Anthony Youn

Feel Great and Look Your Best with the New Science of Autojuvenation

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    Anti-aging eating

    Food can be a source of tremendous joy and often lies at the center of special occasions – birthdays, vacations, and weddings, to name but a few. As far as we know, we only get one chance to live this life, so the occasional indulgence is part and parcel of a life well lived. Anything beyond an occasional slice of pizza, a scoop of gelato, or a wedge of cake, though, and these indulgences quickly backfire, ironically preventing us from looking and feeling good enough to engage wholeheartedly in our one shot on this planet.

    Eating for autojuvenation has two components: what you eat and when you eat. Let’s look at each in turn.

    When eating to slow and reverse unnecessary aging, you need to favor foods that nourish, cool, firm, or heal – or even better, do a combination of all four.

    As a rough rule of thumb, nourishing foods come directly from Mother Nature, rather than a food scientist with profit incentives. Think hazelnuts and strawberries over hot dogs and soda pop. Another rough rule of thumb when it comes to nourishment is aiming to get about 50 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrates, 20 percent from protein, and 30 percent from fats.

    Cooling foods fight the inflammation that leads to the skin conditions everyone loathes: breakouts, eczema, and rosacea. These natural powerhouses include, for instance, wild-caught salmon, almonds, chia seeds, kimchi, and artichoke hearts.

    Firming foods promote collagen production, which makes up about 75–80 percent of your skin. If sagging skin has become a concern, load up on flaxseed, organic soy products, fresh tuna, apricots, and carrots.

    Healing foods are rich in antioxidants, like blueberries, broccoli, cantaloupe, cloves, green tea – or any brightly-colored plant. If your skin is becoming thinner and more wrinkled, these fruits, veggies, herbs, and spices are for you.

    As to when to eat, following some form of a feasting/fasting cycle is ideal. But don’t worry, intermittent fasting needn’t be as scary as it sounds – the hours you spend sleeping count toward your fasting window.

    Youn recommends starting with a 12-hour fasting window, as health experts tend to agree this is the minimum time you should give your body to engage in its natural – and crucial – cleansing process. For example, if you stop eating at 8:00 p.m., this cycle would mean you wouldn’t eat again until 8:00 a.m. If you’d like to challenge yourself further, Youn believes the 16-hour fasting window/8-hour feasting window is the ultimate sweet spot. In this cycle, if you stopped eating at 8:00 p.m., you wouldn’t eat again until noon the following day.

    Now you’ve got some direction on what and when to eat, let’s explore how you can supplement your diet for even greater effect. 

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    What is Younger for Life about?

    Younger for Life (2024) provides a roadmap to preventing and reversing visible signs of aging holistically. It introduces the multifactorial process of autojuvenation and offers a step-by-step guide to tapping into your body’s natural ability to renew and repair itself through foods, supplements, skincare, stress management, and in-office procedures.

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    Younger for Life (2021) emphasizes age-defying strategies for maintaining youthfulness and vitality. Here's why this book stands out:

    • Offers practical tips on nutrition, exercise, and skincare for long-lasting health and beauty.
    • Presents insights from top experts in anti-aging medicine, ensuring trustworthy advice.
    • It debunks common myths about aging, keeping the content informative and eye-opening.

    Who should read Younger for Life?

    • Young adults wanting to guard against unnecessary aging
    • Older adults seeking to treat and slow signs of aging
    • Medical professionals and students interested in holistic approaches

    About the Author

    Anthony Youn, MD, is a plastic surgeon, author, and television personality, widely recognized for his expertise in anti-aging treatments and cosmetic surgery. Known as “America’s Holistic Plastic Surgeon,” he’s amassed over 8.4 million followers on TikTok and 1.1 million on Instagram. His previous books include In Stitches, The Age Fix, and Playing God.

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    The main message of Younger for Life is to age gracefully through holistic health practices.

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