Bill Gifford to Speak at Cardio High, October 15 at 7pm
Bill Gifford, the author of Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying), will speak about the myths and truths of aging at Cardio High on October 15 at 7pm. The event is FREE, but you must e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a spot. Space is limited.
Spring Chicken offers an outstanding overview of the people who are exploring ways to extend human life. The book reveals the science that busts many of the myths around aging cures and offers readers ways to stay healthier (and alive) longer.
From the publisher;
SPRING CHICKEN is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind’s oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to “hack” the aging process, like purging “senescent” cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He’ll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the “red wine pill” that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it’s possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner.
An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, SPRING CHICKEN will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.