Who doesn’t want to live a longer, healthier, and happier life? My hope is that with this book, you
can use these safe, effective, and scientifically proven tips to slow the aging process in a real and
lasting way. The good news is that you don’t have to overhaul your entire life—even making one or
two changes can help you look and feel younger in just a few days or weeks. Once you get a few tips
under your belt, add a few more to build on your success. It really is that easy, and whether you’re
thirty, sixty, or ninety, it’s never too late (or too early!) to start.
Of course, on some days the healthier choices are easier to make than on others. But I often find that
once I do one good thing for myself, I’m much more motivated to keep it up. It helps me to think of
every day as filled with opportunities to take care of myself and ensure my good health for the long
haul. The beauty of this book is that you have so many anti-aging options to choose from; if you don’t
feel like exercising one day, you can meet a friend for lunch instead and know that you’re still keeping
You might be surprised at all the ways you can slow the aging process. Even though I’ve been writing
about health and nutrition for over a decade, in the course of writing this book I discovered many
unexpected tips that turn back the clock. To be sure, your quickest path to anti-aging is adopting
healthy habits such as eating more fruits and vegetables and exercising. But volunteering, cultivating
an optimistic outlook, and forgiveness also play a big part. And did you know lifestyle changes like
cutting back on refined carbs are twice as effective at preventing diabetes as medications?
Inexpensive and available to everyone, lifestyle changes such as these carry virtually no risk of side
effects, and in many cases they’re actually more effective than drugs, surgery, or other medical
interventions. They are also, by far, the least expensive ways to maintain or restore good health. That
translates into less time in the doctor’s office, fewer medications, lower medical bills, and the good
health and energy to keep doing the things you love for decades to come. If you’ve picked up this
book, I imagine that’s what you’re hoping for as well. So start reading and begin turning back the
clock today. Best wishes for a long, healthy, and happy life.