The CR Society is holding a membership drive to help support their advocacy of calorie restriction (CR) and encouragement of CR research for longer, healthier lives. I think that this qualifies as a worthy goal:
I'm Brian Delaney, President and one of the co-founders of the CR Society.
Most of you know the CR Society as a useful and informative email list and Web site, where you can find the most up-to-date information about calorie restriction and the support of a community of people who want to live long and healthy lives. What you might not know is that the CR Society is also a non-profit organization that sponsors research about CR, gets the word out to the public about the potential benefits of CR, and serves its members by providing resources to help them improve their lifestyle and health. In addition to the email list and Web site, the CR Society also sponsors the CR Society Human Cohort Study, a study aimed at discovering the effects of CR on real people. The CR Society is also working on a list of CR and life-extension friendly physicians, so that CR practitioners world-wide can find health care providers who are in tune with their needs and health goals. As it grows, the CR Society aims to encourage and provide resources for further research into the best methods of practicing CR: much remains to be discovered about optimal nutrition, exercise, meal timing, and macronutrient ratios that promote maximum health. (Descriptions of some of our newer projects will follow over the coming weeks.)
All of this takes money, so on behalf of the CR Society Board of Directors, I'm kicking off the first CRS membership drive with a personal appeal to you to join the CR Society. For $35 per year (if you join before the end of the year) you will receive invitations to CR Society regional gatherings, a subscription to the CR Society newsletter, "The CRS Insider," plus discounted registration fees to all CR Society conferences -- the next one will take place in Tucson in April. And you'll know that you've done your part to support the organization that provides you with the information and support you need to follow the only lifestyle shown to slow biological aging in mammals. During this special week, we're also offering a signed copy of The Longevity Diet, an introduction to CR that I co-authored with Lisa Walford (daughter of CR pioneer, Roy Walford, and one of the co-founders of the CR Society) for every Lifetime Membership -- that's a one-time donation of $500 or more.
Please take a moment to support the CR Society. Please follow the link below to join now!
CR Society President and Co-founder
The CR Society conferences alone are worth the price of admission. The 2006 conference looks like it will be just as well attended as the last in the series, including the usual contingent of noted researchers.