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Dr. Sam Speron’s List of Recommended Reading on Anti-Aging

The following books and web sites are excellent and oriented toward the interests that many of my cosmetic surgery patients may have regarding age management. With all such references, however, you should maintain a critical attitude toward any information that is not scientifically based.

Book References

A Week in the Zone, Barry Sears, PhD, Harper Collins, NY, 2000.

The Natural Pharmacy, Schuyler Lininger, DC et al., Prima Publ., Rocklin, CA, 1999.

Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James Balch, MD and Phyllis Balch, CNC, Avery Publ., Garden City Park, NY, 1997.

The Anti-aging Plan, Roy Walford, MD and Lisa Walford, Four Walls Eight Windows Publ., NY 1994.

Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements, Michael Murray, ND. Prima Publ, Rocklin, CA 1996

Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, Michael Murray, ND and Joseph Pizzorno, ND. Prima Publ, Rocklin, CA 1991.

Food Your Miracle Medicine, Jean Carper, Harper Collins, NY 1994.

How and Why We Age, Leonard Hayflick, Ballantine Publ, NY 1996

A Means To an End: The Biological Basis of Aging and Death, William R. Clark, Oxford Univ Press, Oxford, UK, 1999

Why We Age: What Science Is Discovering about the Body's Journey Through Life, Steven N. Austad, John Wiley, NY, 1999

Time of Our Lives, Tom Kirkwood, Oxford Univ Press, 2000

The Clock of Ages: Why We Age-How We Age-Winding Back the Clock, John J. Medina, Cambridge Univ Press, Cambridge, UK, 1997

Age Right, Karlis Ullis, MD, Fireside Publ., NY 1999

The Doctor’s Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals, Mary Dan Eades, MD, Dell Publ, NY 1994


Journal of Anti-aging Medicine, Mary Ann Leibert Publ., Larchmont, NY

Web Sites (National Institute of Aging) (Life Extension Foundation) (Home of the A4M, a controversial organization) (Journal of Anti-aging Medicine)

Other info (World’s largest HGH Clinic)

(World’s largest social science database) (Nature Magazine, November 9, 2000 issue, special section)

(Gerontology Research Group, research and statistical information) (Scientific American Magazine, Summer, 2000, volume 11, #2, special quarterly supplement)



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