Nantucket Magazine features Dr. Monto's book, The Fountain

The summer heats up as the hottest new magazine, N, debuts Dr. monto's new book, The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30. 

Here's an excerpt..." I am afraid of dying. It’s not the end that concerns me, it’s what happens before. You see, getting older is a relatively new thing, and we really aren’t that good at it. To be sure, modern medicine has done a great job helping us all live longer. Clean water, antibiotics and modern surgery have postponed the ultimate checkout time for most of us. The problem is that while lifespan has increased, our health span hasn’t kept pace.

Our parents, who worked their whole lives for a retirement they thought would be filled with joy and fulfillment, wither away while their frail bodies and minds disintegrate. They linger on while heart disease, hypertension, strokes, renal disease, diabetes, dementia and depression are more common than ever. Aging has become a disease. But it doesn’t have to be like this. We can turn the tide. How do I know? Because I’ve done it."

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