Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Most Effective Ways To Live Longer Virtual Book Tour

About The Book:

In this entertaining and life-changing book, best-selling nutritionist Jonny Bowden, PhD explains how all diseases of aging really come down to four basic processes which he calls “The Four Horsemen of Aging”—Inflammation, Glycation, Oxidation and Stress. You’ll learn exactly how they age you and just what to do to prevent them.

You’ll learn how aging affects five major components of the body- the brain, the heart, the hormone system, the immune system and the bones and muscles; and how to prevent or slow aging in all these areas.
Finally, you’ll learn the secrets of the “Blue Zones”- those areas around the globe where people routinely live healthy and productive lives into their late 90’s and beyond. You’ll learn the surprising truth about what to eat, what exercises to do, and what simple lifestyle changes you can make to support a ten-decade life of autonomy, health, joy and productivity.

About The Author:

 Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, a board-certified nutrition specialist with a master’s degree in psychology, is a nationally known expert on weight loss, nutrition, and health. A popular speaker and a former personal trainer with six national certifications in exercise, he was the acclaimed “Weight Loss Coach” on iVillage for twelve years, and is now a regular contributor to AOL, a columnist for Better Nutrition and Clean, where his entertaining videos on food and nutrition can be seen daily. magazines and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Men’s Health. He’s also the nutritionist for the popular website,

His books have been acclaimed by a virtual who’s who in the field of nutritional medicine, garnering endorsements by Christiane Northrup, MD, Mehmet Oz, MD, Barry Sears, PhD. (who calls him “one of the best”), Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD (who calls him “the personal health coach I would want in my corner no matter what”), and many others. His book, Living Low Carb: Controlled Carbohydrate Eating for Long-Term Weight Loss has more than 100,000 copies in print. He is also the author of the Amazon best-seller, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth: The Surprising Truth About What to Eat as well as The Healthiest Meals on Earth and The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth and The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy.

He has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Time, GQ, Cosmopolitan, Oxygen, Remedy, Family Circle, Self, Fitness, Allure, Essence, Men’s Health, Pilates Style, Prevention, Woman’s World, In Style, Fitness, Natural Health and Shape and has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS as an expert on nutrition, weight loss, and health..

Dr. Bowden is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the American College of Nutrition and is adjunct faculty for Clayton College of Natural Health. He lives in the Topanga Canyon area of Southern California with his three dogs, Woodstock, Emily and Lucy.

His DVD “The Truth About Weight Loss” as well as his popular motivational CDs, programs and free newsletter can be found at

My Review:

This book is fantastic. I have never read any of Dr. Bowden's work, but believe me after reading this book, I will definitely be looking into his previous writings for sure. This book is visually amazing, full of bright, bold illustrations. The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer is easy to read, and actually a fairly quick read, but full of so much information. In fact I am going to go through it again and make myself notes that will help me as I have been recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Based on this diagnosis, as I read Dr. Bowden's book, I learned a few things that will help me get healthy and control my diabetes:

***for every 1 pound of weight lost, there is a 4 pound reduction
in the load exerted on the knee for each step taken during daily activities.

***Sardines, broccoli, almonds, prunes, oranges, & onions are
great foods for building strong bones - eat them every week

***Dr. Bowden's four food groups are: foods you can hunt, fish, pluck or gather

Of course, I will not say much more than that, as you have to read this book. It will change your life. I also love the fact that it has a section with Dr. Bowden's exercise program for maintaining muscle strength and bone mass. I went through it and love it, especially the fact that the only piece of equipment needed is hand weights.
I also really loved Dr. Bowden's anti-aging action plan to improve your immune system:

Learn to relax
Learn to laugh at yourself
Learn to listen
Practice forgiveness
Put yourself in other people's shoes

If you are serious about changing your life this year and becoming the healthiest you have ever been, then you HAVE to read this book! It will change your life.

BUY IT: You can purchase Dr. Johnny Bowden's book, The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer from, and

***Thank you to Dr. Johnny Bowden, Cheryl, and Dorothy at  Pump Up Your Book Promotions for sending me a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review.***

1 comment:

  1. I think you lost me (or he did) at sardines. Neat review.