The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age

Version: Unabridged
Author: Steven R. Gundry
Narrator: Jodi Lipper
Genres: Health & Wellness
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: March 2019
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller The Plant Paradox comes a groundbreaking plan for living a long, healthy, happy life.

From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age--but enjoy the benefits of youth?

This groundbreaking book holds the answer. Working with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered that the "diseases of aging" we most fear are not simply a function of age; rather, they are a byproduct of the way we have lived over the decades. In The Longevity Paradox, he maps out a new approach to aging well--one that is based on supporting the health of the "oldest" parts of us: the microorganisms that live within our bodies.

Our gut bugs--the bacteria that make up the microbiome--largely determine our health over the years. From diseases like cancer and Alzheimer's to common ailments like arthritis to our weight and the appearance of our skin, these bugs are in the driver's seat, controlling our quality of life as we age.

The good news is, it's never too late to support these microbes and give them what they need to help them--and you--thrive. In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry outlines a nutrition and lifestyle plan to support gut health and live well for decades to come. A progressive take on the new science of aging, The Longevity Paradox offers an action plan to prevent and reverse disease as well as simple hacks to help anyone look and feel younger and more vital.

Reviews (3)


Written by Anthony F. on June 20th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 4/5

It was good but it took forever to get to the “what do you eat” part. Go to 6 hours 48 minutes in if you want to jump ahead. Who can remember all that detail. A suggestion to Steven start at 6:48 and add the rest as food notes or asterisks notes. It seemed very well researched.


Written by Joseph R. on May 3rd, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Big Brain, lots of information bottom line your going to have to listen to this book many time to glean all the information from this book. Spoiler alert if you live to eat or cook this might not be for you but if you wish to live long, strong, smart and fast, it will do.


Written by Kim V. on April 6th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Very useful information and a better book than the plant paradox because it also speaks to the new research in regards to intermittent fasting and exercise. I like the five minute workout and will incorporate it into my workout regimen. The narrator was also superior to the one that did the plant paradox. Much more dynamic and interesting than the prior narrator.

Author Details

Author Details

Gundry, Steven R.

Steven R. Gundry, MD, FACS, FACC, is the director of the International Heart and Lung Institute in Palm Springs, California, and the founder/director of The Center for Restorative Medicine in Palm Springs and Santa Barbara.