The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elissa Epel & Dr. Elizabeth J. Blackburn
A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer
You may know that the lifestyle choices you make play an integral role in your health, but what you may not know is that this occurs on a cellular level. Food choices, exercise habits, sleep patterns, stress levels, negative thoughts, and even exposure to chemicals affect the telomeres in your body, DNA that live on the ends of chromosomes and protect your genetic heritage. By taking certain actions in your life and adopting specific habits, you can protect your telomeres and live a healthier, vibrant, and more meaningful life.
Elissa Epel, PhD, is a leading health psychologist who studies stress, aging, and obesity. She is the director of UCSF's Aging, Metabolism, and Emotion Center and is associate director of the Center for Health and Community. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on scientific advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, and the Mind and Life Institute. She has received awards from Stanford University, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association.