With more than two million Zone books sold, Barry Sears, Ph.D., has long since established his preeminence and selling power in the fields of biotechnology, hormone research, and genetic links between diet, maximum health, and well-being. Now Dr. Sears examines the hormones that affect how we age, from eicosanoids to nitric oxide, serotonin to HGH, DHEA to melatonin, and estrogen to corticosteroids.
In The Zone Anti-Aging Plan, hormonal knowledge is power. Dr. Sears explores what hormones are, how they work, how they evolve, and how we can use this knowledge to regulate the aging process. Focusing on eicosanoids, the master servers of our biological internet, he shows us how diet, supplements, other hormones, exercise, and stress reduction can serve to affect eicosanoids. Offering compelling evidence that food is the drug of choice to alter hormones in the twenty-first century, he demonstrates how hormone levels can predict disease, charts disease states caused by hormonal imbalance, and emphasizes the need to maintain hormone zones. Dr. Sears also relays vital information about the connections between hormones and insulin, thyroid conditions, heart disease, cancer, obesity, arthritis, AIDS, depression, ADD, alcohol use, vitamins and minerals, the effects of anaerobic exercise, and a host of other issues that concern us. Hormonesregulated by diet will have the greatest effect on the aging process. With an appendix including technical support, hormone products and availability, and other essential reference information, Dr. Sears designs a vital and comprehensive program to turn around the ravages of age, decrease our susceptibility to illness and disease, and enjoy the benefits of better health and longer life.