by Stephen Cherniske, M.S.
The super-hormone revolution has begun and DHEA is the newest substance making headlines as a powerful ally in the fight against aging. But even as huge supplies of DHEA flood health food stores and Americans embrace this super-hormone as casually as vitamin supplements, what is the truth about DHEA? Who are the best candidates for DHEA therapy? And how can you harness the incredible anti-aging powers of DHEA to live a longer, healthier life?
Biochemist Stephen Cherniske has been monitoring the worldwide explosion in research on this wonder substance for more than a decade, and he, like many other doctors and researchers, has been taking it himself. In The DHEA Breakthrough, he gives you all the information you need to take advantage of and maximize the extraordinary properties of this super-hormone – safely and effectively.
DHEA is the body’s master hormone, produced by the adrenal glands and then metabolized to a number of other hormones, most notably testosterone and estrogen, the sex hormones. Cherniske explains the startling fact that led to the discoveries about DHEA: its production peaks at age twentyfive, then starts to decrease dramatically. In fact, by the age of eighty, blood levels of DHEA typically drop 95 percent from their prime peak. By maintaining DHEA at optimal levels, you can short-circuit your aging clock so that your cells believe that you are still in your twenties.
Now there is a way to rebuild and maintain optimal levels of DHEA, and the benefits can be enormous. DHEA has been shown to prevent the atherosclerosis that can lead to heart attacks and strokes, to build muscle mass while reducing body fat for a more fit physique, to regulate hyperinsulinism, to combat fatigue, to increase sex drive, to bolster the immune system, and to provide an overall feeling of well-being. After all, if you felt and looked decades younger than your chronological age, wouldn’t life be great?
But studies show that just taking a dose of DHEA every day does not produce the fantastic burst of energy, vitality, and youthfulness that comes from a comprehensive stress management, exercise, and nutrition program. The DHEA Breakthrough contains the "DHEA Plan", including a diet designed for our "Paleolithic" bodies, bioenergetic nutritional supplements, stress reduction techniques, and an exercise program that takes advantage of DHEA’s role in easing you into the next level of performance – whether you’re sedentary, a regular exerciser, or anywhere in between.
Cutting edge research, case histories of people who have used DHEA, a balanced daily program, and the latest information on the safest supplies of DHEA. It’s all here in The DHEA Breakthrough, your first step toward a healthier, more energetic, more exciting life – at any age – than you ever dreamed possible.
Stephen Cherniske, M.S., is a leading biochemist and medical writer, an early DHEA researcher, and one of the first scientists to personally take DHEA and quantify the results. He is a trained nutritionist, a college instructor in clinical and sports nutrition, and a popular lecturer. Mr. Cherniske is author or co-author of four books on health and nutrition, and numerous articles in popular and scientific publications. He is a member of the National Academy of Research Biochemists, the American Medical Writers Association, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Ms. Fitness magazine. Stephen Cherniske lives with his wife and two young sons in Santa Barbara, California.