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in the self-improvement category

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1. Do big small things Bruce tip poon
2. Chicken soup for the soul: : Merry Christmas!: 101 Joyous holiday stories Amy Newmark, foreword by Santa Claus
3. Chicken soup for the soul: Think possible: 101 Stories about using a positive attitude to improve your life Amy Newmark and Deborah Norville
4. Lifelines: Unlock the secrets of your telomeres for a longer, healthier life
Elaine Chin
5. The 20/20 diet: Turn your weight loss vision into reality Phil McGraw
6. big Magic: Creative living beyond fear Elizabeth Gilbert
7. O’s Little guide to finding your true purpose O, The oprah magazine editors
8. How to win friends & influence people Dale Carnegie
9. Brave enough Cheryl Strayed
10. The gifts of imperfection: Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are BrenŽ Brown
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They’re like the plastic tips of your shoelaces that keep them from fraying. But they’re at the ends of your DNA and they keep you from developing disease and dying too young.

The discovery of telomeres was one of the true miracle breakthroughs in contemporary medicine. Nobel-winning scientist Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and her research teams have opened a world of promise when it comes to living longer and healthier. Today, we have the know-how to slow the disintegration process to beat our biological clock and prevent disease. Keeping your telomeres robust and as long as possible is crucial to your health.

Noted personalized medicine physician, Dr. Elaine Chin, tells you how to use these new lifelines to extend your own by partnering with healthcare professionals to create a road map for maximizing your peak health. Containing comprehensive information on diet and lifestyle, the potential of supplements, hormone-replacement therapy, sleep patterns, mindfulness, stress management and life purpose, Lifelines will show you how to use our knowledge of telomere science to change your life for the better.
Dr. Chin offers practical and realistic ways to optimize the length of your telomeres to give you an advantage in what really counts most in life – how long and how well you will live.

Elaine Chin, MD, MBA is a North American trailblazer of personalized medicine and her goal is to educate people on how to stay healthier longer. Using leading edge diagnostic tools, she has discovered the power of telomeres science to support her claim that everyone can help themselves live longer, perform better – and feel younger too.

Dr. Chin is the founder of Executive Health Centre, a premiere personalized medicine practice in Toronto, focusing on peak performance through an integrative science based approach to maintaining optimal health. She is a recognized expert in the practice of personalized medicine.

She is the Chief Wellness Officer at TELUS Communications. Her primary focus has been to deliver world class wellness programs to Canadians by integrating digital health technology and the science of precision medicine. Dr. Chin also sits on the GTA Community Board at TELUS.

Appointed as a Heath Leader-In-Residence at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor, she is part of a academic team that will drive results at the World Health Innovation Network. WIN will cultivate a field of highly skilled, specialized entrepreneurs and professionals to build capacity for advancing innovative health products, processes and technologies. These experts will join forces to develop tangible health care benefits to all Canadians and advance health system sustainability and economic growth.

Dr. Chin is a frequent speaker on executive health as a strategic tool in improving workplace productivity and protecting human capital. She has lectured at the Rotman School of Management and is presently an adjunct professor at York University’s Faculty of Health in Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Chin received her medical degree from the University of Toronto, Canada and her MBA from the same university’s Rotman School of Management.

What are Telomeres?

A telomere is a section of nucleotide sequences at the end of each of our chromosomes, which protect the ends from unraveling. Without them, our chromosomes fuse together and we age before our time.

How can a person test their telomeres?

Telomeres are tested with a blood sample since blood cells can assess your telomere length.
Contact us to get tested now.

When did you discover the science of telomeres?

I am always looking for effective tests for my personalized medicine practice. My first experience with telomere testing was with Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, who won the 2009 Nobel laureate for her work in telomeres.

What are practical ways to optimize the length of one’s telomeres?

Eating a clean, balanced diet, the proper use of supplements and hormone replacement therapy, good mental health and having a strong life purpose are all discussed in the book, Lifelines.

What is the focus of Executive Health Centre?

At Executive Health Centre, focus is on preventing people from getting sick rather than treating them after they get sick. We assess your disease risks and assist you to manage hormone balance and nutrient levels to support wellness.

Why did you decide to write Lifelines?

My clients encouraged me to share my knowledge of preventive medicine with as broad an audience as possible. Lifelines distills all my learning into an accessible guide that will help everyone live longer, healthier lives.

What five things can I do to achieve peak performance?

Sleep at least 7 hours
Limit alcohol to 1-2 glasses per day, not more than 2-3 week times per week
Eat three balanced meals at regular times every day and only snack on healthy foods
Exercise routinely at least 2-3 times per week – for at least 30 minutes of aerobic activity and 15 minutes of weight bearing movements
Keep stress under control by engaging in meditation, yoga and mindfulness

Where can I buy the book?

In Canada, buy from Chapter.
In USA, buy from Amazon.


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How science plans to help us live to 150 – and soon

by: Ivan Semeniuk

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How long will you live?

By: Kate Lunau, Macleans

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How old are your cells?

Clinics offer telomere testing


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How Telomeres Affect Your Health

By: Kim Parlee

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Writup on Lifelines

If you want to increase your longevity and improve your health, you’ll want to read Dr. Elaine Chin’s best-seller Lifelines…

By: Gail Johnson

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Anti-Aging Exercise

Staying active builds a longer, healthier life — right down to your DNA…

By Dr. Elaine Chin

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Peter Lin, MD

CBC Health Expert

“Finally, a book that translates the exciting new discoveries in health science into a guide that we can all use.”
Peter Lin, MD

Bob Bernhardt, PhD

President and CEO, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

“Lifelines is one of the most important books every written on the secret of longevity, and the first to offer real hope through practical, evidence-based advice…” more

Bob Bernhardt PhD
President and CEO, The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine

Gail Regan, Ph.d., M.B.A.

Vice-chair Cara Operations (ret.), Chair, Energy Probe Research Foundation, President, Friends of Women’s College Hospital.

“Society cannot afford to provide the Baby Boom generation with the same style of medical care that people born during the Depression era get now…” more
Gail Regan, Ph.d., M.B.A.
Vice-chair Cara Operations (ret.), Chair, Energy Probe Research Foundation, President, Friends of Women’s College Hospital.

Anne Snowdon, PhD

Chair of the U of Windsor’s Odette School of Business

“Elaine Chin has masterfully translated the Nobel Prized winning science of telomeres into cutting-edge clinical strategies that will enable all of us to achieve greater health, wellness, and quality of life.”
Anne Snowdon
Chair of the U of Windsor’s Odette School of Business

Kenneth Whyte

author and former editor of the National Post and Maclean's
“This book represents the best thinking from one of the most impressive minds in health care today…” more
Kenneth Whyte
SVP Public Policy at Rogers, Author Former President of Rogers publishing, Publisher of Macleans; Founding Editor of the National Post

Verity Event

On February 24th, Dr. Chin kicked off Verity’s Wellness Series with a talk about keeping your telomeres long and healthy.

Book Signing at Indigo

February 5th

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book signing
On February 5th, Dr. Chin had a meet and greet for her book, Lifelines, at the Bay and Bloor Indigo location. It was a great success and many supporters came by to get their book signed!

Goodlife Health and Wellness


Toronto, Ontario

Northwinds Conference


Cambridge Ontario

At the Calgary Chamber


On October 8, 2015, Dr. Elaine Chin spoke about the importance of employee health, safety and wellness. “Mental health is just as important as physical health”

and guest speaker Micheal Serbinis
Lifelines Event

Newstalk 1010

Night Talk
On Monday, October 13th, Dr. Elaine Chin was on Night Talk, Newsradio 1010. Click here to hear the broadcast.

Credit Valley

October 4th

On October 4, 2015, Dr. Elaine Chin spoke at the Credit Valley Golf and Country Club. During the presentation, she talked about the importance of health and wellness in everyday life and how it relates to the length of your telomeres! It was followed by an entertaining and informative question and answer session.