I feel it's worth noting that Brian Delaney and Lisa Walford's new book on calorie restriction is now shipping; you can order from Amazon and expect a near-future delivery. It has a weighty title: "The Longevity Diet: Discover Calorie Restriction - the Only Proven Way to Slow the Aging Process and Maintain Peak Vitality" - following the old adage about the best way to sell from the bookstore shelf, I suspect.
At last, here's a book that synthesizes the increasingly popular CR (Calorie Restriction) diet for the layperson. CR is not a diet primarily about weight loss, although readers will lose weight. CR is about eating highly nutritious foods to extend your healthy years.
Here's the concept: eat fewer calories and choose foods more carefully. This will reallocate how your metabolism uses its resources to convert food into energy; in other words, what goes in will be used more efficiently. You will feel better and function better - and the big bonus: the CR diet slows aging. CR lengthens the periods of youth and middle age and substantially reduces the risk of virtually all the diseases of aging.
Brian Delaney and Lisa Walford, two longtime CR practitioners, will take you on a handheld stroll through the process, including an introduction to CR, how to do it, some of the key issues in the current dialogue, and the skinny on superfoods.
If any of you folks in the community have your hands on a copy and want to let me know what you think, go right on ahead. More publicity for calorie restriction and the Calorie Restriction Society is a good thing in my view - CR is a gateway concept that can lead a wide range of people to think seriously about radical life extension and advanced medicine for longer, healthier lives.