How to Live Longer and Feel BetterBook - 2006
How to Live Longer and Feel Better introduces to a new generation of health-conscious readers Linus Pauling's regimen for healthy longevity. Eminently readable and challenging, and a New York Times bestseller when it was first published in 1986, Pauling's seminal work helped to revolutionize the way Americans think about nutrition. Pauling's simple, inexpensive plan suggests avoiding sugar, stress, and smoking, working in a job that you like, and being happy with your family. To avoid serious illness and enjoy a longer life, he recommends taking vitamins for optimum health and as insurance against disease. Pauling greatly influenced subsequent research regarding the role of nutrition in healthy living, coining the term "orthomolecular medicine" to describe the practice of using vitamins and other substances normally present in the body to improve health and fight colds and other viruses, cancer, heart disease, allergies, arthritis, and other illnesses. Some of Pauling's findings have been challenged, but the essential tenets of his thesis on the importance of optimum nutrition remain undisputed. This edition has been updated with new information and resources from the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University. Whether one reads Pauling's book for his rescription for healthy living, for an understanding of his impact on nutritional science today, or for its historical importance, one cannot escape the conclusion that diet and lifestyle are the keys to disease prevention. Book jacket.
Publisher: Corvallis : Oregon State University Press, 2006
Edition: 1st Oregon State University Press ed., Twentieth anniversary ed.
Characteristics: xx, 338 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm