Books About Longevity: Summaries plus Complete Reviews

The word is out, people are finally starting to read books about longevity for a viable alternative to…well, let’s face it, death (or vampires, if that’s your thing).

We can extend our healthy lifespan! And the following books are the best ones I’ve found (so far) to do just that. Read on!


There are many books about longevity out there, and it can be difficult to know where to start. But luckily, I’ve done the legwork for you!

I’ve compiled a list of summaries of the best books on longevity. And I know what I’m talking about because I own every one of these longevity books as you’ll notice when you follow the links to my full reviews.

Together, these longevity books cover everything from the science of aging, tips and tricks for living a long and healthy life, epigenetics, and the latest new treatments to delay and even reverse aging!

This longevity books list includes summaries ending with a link to a complete review of that particular book. Or a link to just buy it if it’s what you’ve been looking for.

Please keep in mind that there are a lot more books out there on healthy longevity with more being published regularly. As I buy them and study them, I will add them to this list.

So scroll down, read the summaries that look interesting, and click through to the reviews. I promise you, no matter what your level of interest is, there’s sure to be something here for you.

Let’s dive in and learn all there is to know about longevity!

Part of my collection of healthy longevity books

A few of my healthy longevity books. See complete summaries of the best books on longevity below…

Fast Track’s Summaries of Longevity Books

Table of contents for the book reviews:

Life Force:  How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love

by Tony Robbins

Life Force summary:

Life Force Tony Robbins review

My copy of Tony Robbins Life Force

Tony Robbins, the famous author and speaker, has released a new book called Life Force to help people achieve new levels of energy, strength, and healthy life span. Because, let’s face it, an extended lifespan without great health, is a descent into a living hell.

If your goal is to live a long, disease-free life, throughout this book you’ll find verifiable information on precision and functional medicine, and not only understand the medical breakthrough, but also how it can give you a long, disease-free life.

It is a massive trove of long-standing and emerging secrets on extending your health and lifespan. Is it one of the best books on longevity? I really think so. You will too, once you dig into it.

In a single book, Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis have compiled over 100 leading experts in the fields of health, medicine, and technology so readers can use these insights to fuel a better heart, mind, and overall quality of life.

Yes, a lot of these breakthroughs are expensive. Plus, a lot of the companies and products explained in this book are invested in by Tony.

Can you blame him? He’s a multi-millionaire and those of us who plan to be here a loooong time are going to be willing to invest in our future by using these products and services. Besides, I like someone who puts their money where their mouth is.

What’s that saying I’m so fond of? You can spend your money now on getting and staying healthy, or you can spend your money later on operations and rehab and long stays in the hospital. Your choice…

You can get Life Force now or read my Life Force review.

Super Human:  The Bulletproof Plan to Age Backward and Maybe Even Live Forever

by Dave Asprey

Super Human summary:

Super Human book by Dave Asprey

As you can see, I’ve tabbed the heck out of Asprey’s Super Human book. I reference it all the time.

Dave Asprey’s book Super Human explores the idea that we can all become “super humans” by hacking our biology (the popular term is biohacking). The book covers a wide range of topics, from diet and nutrition to sleep and exercise, all with the goal of helping us live longer, healthier, happier, and more productive lives.

I believe this is also one of the best longevity books. Must be; I’ve applied a bunch of the tricks and tips in this longevity book for Lisa and I. (Half the items in our morning Power drink I learned about from Dave’s Super Human book!)

Dave takes you on a trip through his own health issues growing up and explains in detail how he used many of the biohacking ideas in the book to turn things around for himself. One of the things I especially like about the book is that he also talks about the things he tried that didn’t work or did more harm than good.

By the way, I believe he said his current lifespan target is 180 years! It also doesn’t hurt that he married a doctor. (That’s Dr. Lana to you and me!)

In my Super Human review, I outline the key takeaways from the book and explain why following Asprey’s advice can lead to some amazing results. Also keep in mind that Asprey sells his own line of supplements, although like Dr. Gundry, he doesn’t push them in the book. But they both have online stores.

Some of the main ideas in the book include hacking your metabolism, using technology to improve your health, and making small tweaks to your diet and lifestyle that can have a big impact. And, as he points out from his own life experience, you need to avoid toxins and stress.

Asprey also talks a lot about the importance of self-experimentation, which is something I really resonate with. My whole Fast Track to the Good Life blog is about hacking every aspect of your life to get the life YOU WANT!

Catch my full-bore review of Super Human. Or buy Super Human here.

Lifespan:  Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To

by David A. Sinclair, PhD

Lifespan summary:

David Sinclair book summary

I’ve tabbed, highlighted, and folded pages in my copy of the book Lifespan.

Dr. David Sinclair’s book Lifespan is a comprehensive guide to understanding and prolonging the human lifespan. Through years of research, Sinclair has discovered many keys to longevity, which he shares in this book.

It is one of the most comprehensive books about longevity I’ve found that actually explains the process of aging, how it works, and why it must be reclassified as a disease! Because until it is reclassified as a disease, aging will continue to be a difficult research subject to get anyone to invest in (except for the current spate of millionaires and billionaires who don’t like the idea of keeling over too soon).

Dr. Sinclair also debunks common myths about aging, such as the idea that it is an inevitable process that cannot be slowed down, reversed, or even ended.

Lifespan is a fascinating read for anyone interested in learning more about the science of aging and how to live a long and healthy life.

I love this book because, being a nerd, I love learning how things work so I can feel in control of my destiny. If you’re more of a ‘just tell me what I need to do’ person, there are better books on this list for you.

I’d suggest looking at Life Force, The Longevity Paradox, and Super Human. They are practically “how-to” books.

You can buy Lifespan now or read my full review here: Lifespan – the Full Review.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar – Your Brain’s Silent Killers

by David Perlmutter MD

Grain Brain summary:

Grain Brain summary

Grain Brain was one of the first healthy longevity books I bought.

Grain Brain is a New York Times Bestseller by Dr. David Perlmutter. I learned about his book from the special he did on public television. I was fascinated.

Dr. Perlmutters presentation was my introduction to lifestyle, longevity, and how diet could affect brain performance.

In his book, he discusses the dangers of consuming grains and sugar. He argues that these foods are the leading cause of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and ADHD.

He also claims that they are responsible for many other health problems such as obesity, type II diabetes, and heart disease (the leading killers in our society).

Grain Brain includes case studies and scientific evidence to support Dr. Perlmutter’s claims. The book also provides readers with a step-by-step plan to eliminate grains and gluten from their diet in order to improve their brain health.

This is one of the best longevity books, even if it is a bit scary.

Get Grain Brain now or click the following link for the complete Grain Brain review!

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

by Dr. Steven R. Gundry

The Longevity Paradox summary:

The Longevity Paradox summary

Yep, I tabbed the heck out of this book, too.

Even if the book had sucked, I probably would have bought it just for the great sub-title: “How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age.”


In The Longevity Paradox, Dr. Gundry presents a compelling case for why we should care about our longevity. He argues that our current focus on health span – the number of years we live without chronic disease – is too narrow.

Instead, we should be aiming for healthy longevity – living as long as possible without disability or disease.

Dr. Gundry reveals how certain foods (because of the lectins in them) can actually shorten our lifespan, despite what we’ve been led to believe by the food industry. He also gives a comprehensive explanation of the importance of gut health and the role it plays in longevity.

In fact, restoring your gut so it can restore your body and brain, is the cornerstone of the book. It is also what most of his supplements’ target. I use them myself because no one else focuses on this area.

One nice thing, he tells you how to find cheaper alternatives with a little judicious shopping at Costco. In fact, we get our vitamin D3, Krill oil, and CoQ10 at Costco.

Overall, Dr. Gundry provides some valuable insights into how we can improve our health and extend our life expectancy.

Dr. Gundry also provides a detailed roadmap for achieving healthy longevity, including recommendations for diet, supplements, exercise, and sleep. He also debunks many common myths about aging, such as the belief that it’s inevitable to experience declining health with age.

By the way, last I checked, I believe he’s 73 years old. And he looks younger than I do.

The Longevity Paradox is an eye-opening book that will change the way you think about aging.

If you’re interested in living a longer, healthier life, I recommend you read my full review of The Longevity Paradox by Dr. Steven R. Gundry or just get The longevity Paradox.

The Great Age Reboot:  Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow

by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., Peter Linneman, Albert Ratner

The Great Age Reboot summary:

Great Age Reboot summary - Michael F. Roizen, M.D.

My copy…click the link below to get your own…

The Great Age Reboot by Michael F. Roizen, M.D is a longevity book that looks at the science of aging and how we can use that knowledge to improve our health as we get older.

The book reviews the latest research on aging and provides practical tips on how to make lifestyle changes that can improve our healthspan – the number of years we live in good health.

Additionally, there’s a large portion at the beginning of the book focused on demographic changes that will take place due to people living longer healthier lives:

  • what we should expect;
  • how to prepare for these huge changes; and,
  • how other countries are reacting to the ageing of their societies.

The book is divided into four sections: “The Biology of Aging”, “The Longevity Plan”, “The Healthy Aging Toolkit”, and “Aging Gracefully”.

In the first section, Roizen looks at the cellular and molecular changes that occur as we age and how these changes impact our health. He then reviews the current thinking on longevity and discusses some of the interventions that have been shown to slow down the aging process.

In the second section, Roizen lays out his own plan for longevity, which includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, managing stress, avoiding toxins, and taking supplements.

The third section provides practical advice on how to make these changes in your life, including tips on goal setting and habit formation.

The final section offers advice on how to deal with some of the challenges of aging gracefully, such as declining physical function and chronic disease.

He also runs down the list of so-called skin revitalizers (I can’t find a single web post about whether skin revitalizers are even real but I can find plenty of sites selling them), plastic surgery, Botox injections, etc., and tells you which ones are effective and which ones are a complete waste of money or even dangerous.

That last section alone is worth far more than the price of the book. Especially if you don’t like wasting money, time, or being ripped off by “sham” science.

I actually found that section fascinating since I see where Lisa puts her money in terms of skin restoration.

Overall, The Great Age Reboot is a comprehensive guide to aging well that is based on the latest scientific research. The only complaints I’ve seen are that most of the longevity suggestions can be found elsewhere. There are no groundbreaking ideas here.

And on that point, I agree. Any book on this page will have most of what’s in here. But that’s not why I bought the book.

For one, I got it for the demographic information because humans living for hundreds of years is going to have a groundshaking impact on society and I want to be prepared.

Second, I found the information I just mentioned on appearnace enhancing options really valuable because no one else seems willing to step out of the shadows and speak the truth about this subject. They are too busy selling it.

If you’re ready to learn more, you can get Dr. Roizen’s book here. If you are interested in learning more extensively about the book first, please check out my complete review of The Great Age Reboot.

Your Body Is A Self-Healing Machine:  Understanding How Epigenetics Heals You (Book 3)

by Gigi Siton, DPT

Your Body Is A Self-Healing Machine summary:

Epigenetics books - Your Body is a Self-Healing Machine

Great epigenetics book!

I found this book surprisingly helpful. There just aren’t that many longevity books about epigenetics and how you can use diet and lifestyle changes to turn your genes on and off.

Imagine that.

Remember in school when they “taught” us we were stuck with our genes and could do nothing about them? HA!

This is really a gold-mine when it comes to taking control of your body and mind and guiding your DNA onto the path of restoration and revitalization.

Siton recommends a variety of tools and resources to help readers understand and utilize epigenetics for their own health and well-being.

Key takeaways from the book include:

  • the importance of diet;
  • supplements;
  • lifestyle modifications for promoting self-healing; and,
  • the importance of self-care and stress reduction.

Siton’s book is an essential read for anyone interested in optimizing their health and well-being through epigenetics.

Keep in mind that this is the third book in the series. The first two books are about teaching you about epigenetics. I already have a good grasp on the subject so I skipped the first two books.

If you’d like to get the book now (and check out Gigi’s first two books while you’re at it), follow Your Body Is A Self-Healing Machine. For more information about the book, read my complete review of Gigi Siton’s Your Body is a Self-Healing Machine.

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