Do you ever feel you're not as young as you should be? Or maybe you feel years younger than the calendar tells you you are? Well, it turns out there's a scientific reason for that. And what it comes down to is, simply, your habits - what you eat, how much you drink, how often you exercise and what you do to work up a sweat. All of this, apparently, affects how quickly we age, how quickly our bodies become susceptible to the Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease, for example. The man who has popularized this push for healthy living is Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of You: the Owner's Manual, one of the best selling books of last year. He's also the new chief of anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic and on Monday he's speaking as part of the Town Hall Series. ideastream's Dan Moulthrop recently stopped by his office to chat with him about this notion he refers to as "Real Age."
They also spoke about his new book, which is coming out on Valentine's Day. It's called You: The Smart Patient: An Insider's Handbook for Getting the Best Treatment. His secretary tells us the book will revolutionize medicine.