The new book from the authors of New York Times bestseller Super Brain present a bold new understanding of our genes and how simple changes in lifestyle can boost genetic activity.
The leap into “radical well-being” is a promise waiting to be fulfilled.
About Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being
Genetics is undergoing a revolution that for the first time opens the way for people to influence their own gene activity. Only 5% of disease-related gene mutations are fully deterministic, while 95% can be influenced by diet, behavior, and other environmental conditions. Current models of well-being largely ignore genes, yet studies have shown that a program of positive lifestyle changes alter 4,000 to 5,000 different gene activities.
Over 70 million Baby Boomers are headed toward age-related disorders while finding themselves becoming caretakers for parents with Alzheimer’s. A current study shows that such caretakers live four to eight years less than non-caretakers since stress seems to create accelerated aging in their cells.
About The Authors
DEEPAK CHOPRA, MD
Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
Chopra is the author of more than 80 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. Two of his books, Ageless Body, Timeless Mind (1993) and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (1995) have been recognized on The Books of The Century Bestsellers List. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra #40 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.
Chopra serves as the Co founder of Jiyo, Founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube, Adjunct Professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Assistant Clinical Professor, in the Family and Preventive Medicine Department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences, Faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering and Senior Scientist with The Gallup Organization.
RUDOLPH TANZI, PhD
DR. RUDOLPH E. TANZI is Professor of Neurology and holder of the Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Neurology at Harvard University. He serves as the Vice-Chair of Neurology and Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Tanzi is a pioneer in studies aimed at identifying genes for neurological disease. He co-discovered all three genes that cause early-onset familial Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including the first AD gene, and currently spearheads the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Alzheimer’s Genome Project. He is also developing new therapies for treating and preventing AD based on his genetic discoveries.
Dr. Tanzi was named to TIME magazine’s TIME 100 Most Influential People in the World” for 2015, and to the list of Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in 2015. He is the co-author of the New York Times Best Seller Super Brain with Dr. Deepak Chopra, has professionally played keyboards for Aerosmith, and is the host of the shows, Super Brain and Super Genes, on public television.