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Fantastic Voyage by Ray Kurzweil
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May 05, 10

Read from March 15 to April 15, 2010

This book was a good update to Kurzweil's earlier book, "The 10% Solution". They were written about ten years apart, so I would recommend that anyone who is interested in learning how they can lose weight, improve their immune systems, and alter their biochemical makeup to their advantage pick up this book without delay.

The ultimate goal of the Ray and Terry plan is radical life extension. Live long enough with the fullest health possible to take advantage of possibly future technologies that will allow you to possibly live forever. (Note: Some things in the book are pushing the boundaries of reality a little, but not a lot)

The book is a little bit science heavy, so if you doze off when people start talking about chemistry, biology, and technology you might be better off reading his more recent book, "Transcend". That book returns to the format of the 10% book, wherein you have a conversation with the authors as if they are writing to you from the future. A lot of the same info though.

Bottom line: reduce your caloric intake based on your frame and height per their recommendations. Do that by changing the types of carbs and fat you take in for daily nutrition. Only "good" fats and "good" carbs. Good fats = Omega 3 fatty acids in fish and certain nuts and seeds. Good carbs being complex carbs mostly from green leafy vegetables and beans. Reduce breads, pastas, pastries, or anything that basically has sugar or honey in it to a very minimal part of your diet. Even cut back on fruits. Increase protein a little for bulk. Drink green tea. Exercise. Learn to manage your stress (control anger, bitterness, let go of long held grudges...) And a lot more.

It's good info and good ideas which, regardless of future biological enhancements, can really help anyone improve health, life and possibly lifespan.
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