Aimed at the middle-aged schlump, a highly suspect collection of glossy tidbits about how to recharge your batteries. On the...

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REVITALIZE YOURSELF: The Techniques of Staying Youthful

Aimed at the middle-aged schlump, a highly suspect collection of glossy tidbits about how to recharge your batteries. On the theory that you can lengthen your active life span, the author offers suggestions for exercise and diet, giving up smoking, cutting down on alcohol, avoiding stress, teeth and skin care. All fairly familiar if brief. But in sections dealing with more startling measures, not necessarily available to the average citizen, there is a faint echo of quackery as in her news about cell therapy (inhibited in America by the ""ultra conservative"" AMA), blood recycling, and the youth pill. Nutrition and saner medical treatment receive cursory attention. General statements without documented specifics can be downright dangerous, such as the advice to use eye drops or a weak basic solution regularly for ""lustrous eyes."" Among all these straws to grasp are contact lenses, hair transplants, plastic surgery (with pros and cons) and even religion (on a quid pro quo basis). The author writes the syndicated column, ""Stay Younger, Live Longer,"" and don't believe everything you read in the papers.

Pub Date: Oct. 1, 1972

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Hawthorn

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1972