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Eat Well, Age Better

How to use diet and supplements to guard the lifelong health of your eyes, your heart, your brain, and your bones

by (author) Aileen Burford-Mason

with Judy Stoffman

foreword by Ursula M. Franklin

Dundurn Press
Initial publish date
Apr 2012
Healthy Living, General, General
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2012
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    Publish Date
    Dec 2013
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Eat Well, Age Better shows how you can recognize your nutritional shortfalls – deficits that will increase your risk of the degenerative diseases of age, including diabetes, osteoporosis, dementia, macular degeneration, heart disease, and stroke.
Backed by the latest research, Eat Well, Age Better describes in straightforward language how to be your own nutritionist. By taking control of your diet now, and understanding how to optimize it with selected vitamins and other supplements, you can increase energy, strengthen your immune system, maintain a healthy brain, and embark upon your retirement years with vigour and vitality.

About the authors

AILEEN BURFORD-MASON, PhD, is an immunologist and an expert in evidence-based nutrition. She was formerly assistant professor in the department of pathology at the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine. While maintaining a busy Toronto practice in nutrition, she also teaches health-care professionals how to use diet and nutritional supplements in clinical practice. She has written two bestselling books on nutrition and health, The Healthy Brain and Eat Well, Age Better. The War Against Viruses draws on Dr. Burford-Mason’s unusual combination of areas of expertise—the intricacies of the immune system and evidence-based use of diet and dietary supplements for the prevention and treatment of disease.


Aileen Burford-Mason's profile page

Judy Stoffman has been a writer and editor on numerous publications, including the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Canadian Living magazine, and has worked for the CBC News, Ideas and As It Happens on CBC radio. Her essay about aging "The Way of All Flesh" is included in two high school English textbooks used in Ontario.

Judy Stoffman's profile page

Ursula M. Franklin's profile page

Editorial Reviews

In Eat Well, Age Better Burford-Mason pulls together, or rather, 'distills,' many years of personal practice and research into an easy-to-understand guidebook for those curious about where they rank on the spectrum between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy.

alive magazine

In an overfed but undernourished society, this book is a powerful and much-needed reminder that we are, indeed, what we eat. Offering advice informed by science and Aileen Burford-Mason's professional experience, Eat Well, Age Better shows how nutrition is an essential foundation of our physical and mental well-being.

Dr. Gabor Maté, author of When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress

[a] small but information packed and extremely useful book...a wealth of practical information

Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

Eat Well, Age Better should adorn the bookshelf of every clinician's office as well as home libraries

Canadian Medical Association Journal

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