Eat Well, Age Better Paperback – Apr 4 2012
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In an overfed but undernourished society, this book is a powerful and much-needed reminder that we are, indeed, what we eat. Offering advice informed by science and Aileen Burford-Mason's professional experience, Eat Well, Age Better shows how nutrition is an essential foundation of our physical and mental well-being. (Dr. Gabor Mate, author of When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress)
[a] small but information packed and extremely useful book...
In Eat Well, Age Better Burford-Mason pulls together, or rather, 'distills,' many years of personal practice and research into an easy-to-understand guidebook for those curious about where they rank on the spectrum between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy. (alive magazine)
About the Author
Aileen Burford-Mason PhD is an immunologist, cell biologist, former cancer researcher, and author of many research papers published in prestigious national and international scientific journals. For the past 15 years she has had a busy private nutritional practice in downtown Toronto. Known for her ability to take the complex field of nutritional research and make it accessible and practical for everyone, she currently teaches a popular course for doctors at the University of Toronto in the use of diet and supplements for disease prevention.
Top Customer Reviews
some are barely disguised infomercials where the author will hammer the benefits of a supplement or vitamin in the first part of the book. In the second part, you find out that he sells a new and secret formulation that is the only one to match all the standards he/she referred to in the first part of the book.
Other books are written by nutritionists who blandly quote the RDA and keep propagating old myths like egg yolks and all fat are bad for you, etc. They basically quote the surgeon general's recommendations.
One last category is the 3 to 7 detox that will flush all the gunk from your pipes and bring your cells back to a pristine state.
Where this book is different is that it is fairly cutting edge in the sense that it covers B12, Vitamin K, Omega fats, etc. while challenging the usual old myths that got so many of us in trouble to start with.
The author covers all bases: necessity of sleep, exercise (stretching, etc.) as well as eating whole food. He supplementation recommendation is reasonable as well. She challenges the RDA recommendations for most nutrients (as she should) but she does not jump on the bandwagon of those that go extreme like : hey, you need 50 mg of iodine a day, 12 grams of Vitamin C and 10,000 units of Vitamin D, etc.
So if you or someone you care about need to be brought up to date on nutrition, supplementation either for the body alone or for the brain ( a bit like Daniel Amen's approach), this book is a great buy.
If you are into extreme stuff or are looking for over-the-top claims and statements about supplements or vitamins that were hidden from the blind masses ... until NOW!, then this book might not be for you. ;-)
Great job author. Nice to see a blend of cutting edge and sanity in the same book.
It's jam packed with information, very thorough without getting all 'nerdy' on me.
There is SO much great information I picked up from this book, I highly recommend everyone read it.
....now I have to go purchase my own copy since this one belongs to the library.
If you question 'to supplement or not to supplement' this is the book to read. Choose your supplements wisely and ask questions regarding clinical studies actually published by the company of your choice. Some companies are even so unethical as to use the studies done on others products. Natural products are very different to the body than synthetic ones.
I've worked in healthcare 20 years and never knew how poor my nutrition intake was. I thought that eating meat, potatoes and veggies every night for supper cured everything. Boy was I wrong :)
Most recent customer reviews
Welll-written and researched but based on assumptions such as complete trust in the U.S. recommended daily amount for vitamins, etc. Read morePublished 10 days ago by YVRdolphin
Really enjoying this book. Written in a very clear and understandable way.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome book! My order arrived one day late, but other than that, no issues.Published 14 months ago by Jennifer
Don't waste your time reading this book. Please see a qualified Naturopathic doctor. I tried everything that Aileen recommended in her book as well as in private sessions ($$$$)... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Leila
Intelligently written with lots of good practical science behind it. Got it from the library first then bought it... excellent reference book that I will use over the long termPublished 19 months ago by Aeriol Nicols
What a fabulous book! Not another 'fad diet' book - - but a lifestyle change book. Aileen Burford Mason has superior credentials and really knows what she is talking about. Read morePublished on March 5 2014 by Sarah Barrett