People from all over the world will converge from Friday, August 10, through Sunday, August 12, 2007 on the village of Tarrytown, New York, near Sleepy Hollow, where Washington Irving spun his yarn of the headless horseman. But this is a meeting of facts, not fiction. It is a workshop on calorie restriction (CR), the best documented way to slow aging.
Millions of people of moderate weight are already limiting calories, but they may not be activating the longevity biology needed to get the life-transforming benefits of calorie restriction. This workshop will show people how to do just that. The workshop is sponsored by the Calorie Restriction Society (http://calorierestriction.org/) and will be held at the Sheraton Tarrytown.
Foremost practitioners conducting the workshop include Meredith Averill, the Calorie Restriction Society’s Chairman of the Board, and Paul McGlothin, the Society’s Vice President of Research. They will share their experience in putting the newest scientific discoveries about calorie restriction into practice. McGlothin and Averill are authors of a new book, The CR Way, to be released March, 2008.
“We are here to share the secrets of successful calorie restriction as one of the happiest, most rewarding lifestyles imaginable,” says Meredith Averill. “Just think how much fun it is to have the maturity that living a long life gives you, while still enjoying a youthful body. I have maintained more energy for work and play than I ever thought possible.”
Recent research has revealed that along with calorie restriction, maintaining low glucose levels is critical to slowing the aging process. Many factors—including food
selection, how foods are prepared, how rapidly meals are eaten, the stress a person is under, and strong emotions like anger or fear—can send glucose levels soaring. In the workshop atmosphere, people will learn how a strategy of limiting calories and keeping glucose levels low activates genes associated with longevity. Participants will enjoy delicious CR meals* and learn about lifestyle practices that are not only satisfying to the palate and mind, but may also help slow their rate of aging.
*compliments of the CR Society for donors of $5000 or more.
Workshop to Benefit Research
The workshop is a benefit to continue a milestone research project on the effects of calorie restriction on humans. Initiated in cooperation with the Calorie Restriction Society by Drs. Luigi Fontana and John Holloszy of Washington University’s School of Medicine, the first two phases of the research have revealed new findings that allow people everywhere to better understand how to prevent diseases associated with aging.
Highlights of the workshop will be presentations by Dr. Fontana and Dr. Stephen Spindler, whose genetic analysis of calorie-restricted animals has garnered worldwide acclaim. Dr. Spindler will lead the exploration of the genetic and cell signaling patterns of human calorie-restrictors in phase three of the research, whose funding is spearheaded by the Calorie Restriction Society.
Contributions of $1,000 or more for the research project are requested from those who wish to register for the workshop. As a special “thank you” for this support, workshop attendees will receive a glucose control kit that includes a glucometer, testing strips, and stylus. A copy of NutriBase, the leading dietary tracking software, will be available for participants to use while they are at the workshop and to try at home. Participants will also receive a bibliography and copies of the charts presented at the workshop.
All who are interested in slowing the ravages of aging are invited to take part in the warm, friendly, immersion experience of the Calorie Restriction Workshop. Here they can meet kindred spirits, exchange ideas, and make friendships that may last for a very long lifetime. Attendance is limited so that a personal experience can be provided to all attendees. To make a donation of $1000 or more and to secure your space, send contributions along with your personal information (including mailing address, e-mail, and phone number) to:
Calorie Restriction Society
187 Ocean Drive
Newport, NC 28570
Register for the workshop now, and join us to gain new ideas that you can put into practice immediately that just might give you a longer, happier life.
For more information on this research, visit www.calorierestriction.org/ResearchOnAging or call 1-866-894-1812.