Live longer – stay healthier

Few people – perhaps as few as 1 in 10,000 – actually die of ‘old age’.

For most, what are (wrongly) called ‘age-related diseases’ will rob them of a full quality of life, years before their time. Illnesses like heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

In his bestselling book Health Defence, Dr Paul Clayton (a previous President of the Forum on Food and Health at the Royal Society of Medicine) shows that biological ageing is not simply due to the passing of the years. Instead, it’s due to the fact that

  1. Inflammation builds up in body tissues
  2. DNA and mitochondria are damaged by free radical action
  3. Cell regeneration is less efficient, and
  4. The immune system is weaker.

So the secret to staying healthy and ageing more slowly is to reduce, limit and even prevent these four threats.

Dr Clayton has spent over 35 years combing through more than 10,000 research studies to identify the foods and nutrients that achieve health protection – ‘health defence‘. And analysing the diets and lifestyle of healthy hundred-year-olds.

He even identifies which nutrients switch on the genes that lead to better health and can switch off the genes that predispose you to illness – like the oncogenes that can lead to cancer.

Health Defence is referenced in medical training courses, yet written so the lay person can appreciate the huge impact that an optimum diet and lifestyle can have on your health and longevity.

Through the advice in Health Defence, you and your family can enjoy a level of nutrition that will put you in the top 0.1% of healthy diets on the planet.

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Dr Clayton is a medical pharmacologist and former consultant to the UK government’s Committee on the Safety of Medicines (forerunner of NICE). His books include Health Defence, Out of the Fire and Natural Defences.