Originally Posted by s93uv3h
The Longevity Solution: Rediscovering Centuries-Old Secrets to a Healthy, Long Life, Dr. Jason Fung, Dr. James Dinicolantonio (2019)
Finished this yesterday.
Very similar to Valter Longo's The Longevity Diet.
A few long chapters on protein:
chapter 4 dietary protein
chapter 5 plant versus animal protein
chapter 6 the optimal amount of protein
Same old story
, they throw grams per kilogram of body weight
at you but don't tell you what it is. Or how to look it up. Or how to compute it. Or what it looks like in the real world - how many eggs, pork chops, burger patties, oz of nuts is that anyway? It's a mystery. I have yet to see an article, study, book, blog post, forum thread, etc, that shows what 0.8 gram per kilogram per day
looks like in a menu with real food listed. The 0.8 gram per kilogram per day btw is the rda set by the Institute of Medicine of the National "Academy of Sciences to meet minimum requirements
Lots on performance eating, which is something new for Fung, from the past books I've read of his.
Great chapter on salt - reading it, you don't need to read Dr. James Dinicolantonio's The Salt Fix lol.
Great chapter on fasting (of course).
Great chapters on red wine and coffee and tea.
Quite a few product placement buy this brand with web site listed lol.
He takes a few shots at Atkins in the protein section. I just ignored it and moved on.
At the end, in the full plan for healthy aging chapter, under step 5 eat more natural fats, they say:
To reduce the oxidation of the omega-6 and cholesterol in eggs, you should cook them over easy of over medium; do not scramble them.
...Never heard that before.
It's printed on the same heavy paper (equals a heavy book!) with lots of pics, so the 222 pages (to the end notes / references) are really less than that with all of the blank pages. That's why it was a quick read!
I have a library and don't need my own reference copy (I have Longo's book