“Why do we grow old? . . . Verburgh tackles this age-old question . . . with practical suggestions for how to slow down our biological clock.”

— Prof. Dr. David Ludwig, MD, PhD, Harvard University & Harvard Medical School, #1 New York Times–bestselling author

Do you know exactly how and why you age?

And what you can do—whatever your current age—to slow that process and have a longer, healthier life?

In The Longevity Code, medical doctor Kris Verburgh illuminates the biological mechanisms that make our bodies susceptible to heart attacks, dementia, diabetes, and other aging-related diseases.

Dr. Verburgh provides the tools we need to slow down the aging process. His scientifically backed Longevity Staircase outlines a simple yet innovative step-by-step method offering better health and a longer life span– especially the crucial role of proper nutrition and exercise.

But diet and exercise might not be the only way to crack the “longevity code”: With each passing day, advances in biotechnology that were once the stuff of science fiction are emerging.

Dr. Verburgh discusses how new types of vaccines, mitochondrial DNA, CRISPR proteins, and stem cells may help us slow and even reverse aging—now and in the future—and when paired with the right lifestyle, lead to longer, healthier lives than we’ve ever imagined.

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“Dr. Verburgh tackles age-old questions and arrives at some startling conclusions - with practical suggestions for how to slow down our biological clock.”

Professor Dr. David Ludwig
Harvard University

“A brilliant and important book. Kris Verburgh, like no other, is able to represent the complex relationships between nutrition and aging. Recommended for anyone who wants to know what to eat in order to age as healthily as possible.”

Hanno Pijl, MD, PhD
Endocrinologist and professor of diabetology at Leiden University Medical Centre, Netherlands

“Informative, fascinating, and inspiring... Based on current knowledge, The Longevity Code clearly describes how we ourselves can delay the unwelcome symptoms of aging and presents an extraordinary preview of what the future will bring.”

William Cortvriendt, MD
Author of Living a Century or More and Total Health Reset

“The Longevity Code summarizes current scientific knowledge of the topic, dispels common and persistent fallacies, and offers perspectives on the future. It does all this in easy-to-read and understandable language.”

Emmy Van Kerkhove
Professor emeritus of physiology, Faculty of Medicine and Center for Environmental Sciences, Hasselt University, Belgium


The food hourglass is a revolutionary new look at how food influences the way we age. Based on the latest scientific discoveries about nutrition and the aging process, The food hourglass shows you how to slow down the signs of aging through what you eat, and lose weight in the process.

Written and developed by Dr Kris Verburgh, this book addresses health and weight loss from a unique new angle, namely the aging process. It debunks many diet myths and introduces a revolutionary new food model, the food hourglass.

The hourglass will show you how to immediately identify what is healthy and unhealthy food, and how to replace unhealthy foods with alternatives. The hourglass helps you lose weight, slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of age-related diseases. Never before has such a food model been developed.

The food hourglass isn’t a diet – so it’s easy to start and simple to continue. Just begin eating the right food to see a healthier and thinner you.


Languages: Dutch, English, Italian, German, Danish, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Chinese.


“In this fluently written book the author critically reveals the link between our genetic determined aging process and our way of eating. Highly recommended for everyone who intends to eat healthier."

Herman Becq, MD

“Nutrition is an important factor not only in the prevention, but also in
the development of cancer. This book makes you think about habits we take for granted.”

An Vandebroek, MD

“The greatest merit of the author is that he provides more depth on nutritional issues in general and in the West. In plain language he brings clarity to the strongly hyped and advertised topic called nutrition.”

Hans Decoster, MD

“Healthy food is our best medicine, as this book shows. If the recommendations of the author are followed, our health care will be more fun and cheaper. Highly recommended!”

Adjiedj Bakas
Trendwatcher of the Year and author of 'The future of our health'


‘Fantastic!’ not only deals with the universe, or Darwin, or the brain, but unifies all three realms of research into one fantastic story, covering fourteen billion years, in order to give an answer to the question: what does it mean to be human ?

‘Fantastic!’ deals with the emergence of life, the theory of evolution, the workings of the brain, consciousness, thinking computers, quantum mechanics and religion. With the latest scientific discoveries in mind, the author also wants to answer the last, ultimate question: does a supreme being exist? Is there more than just matter and energy? To that end the author introduces a new concept, the ‘context story’, built on three pillars, to enable the reader in that way to reach his own ultimate decision by himself.

‘Fantastic!’ not only deals with science, but is also a philosophical and spiritual book, trying to evoke feelings of wonder, and at the same time the ability to put ourselves into perspective. The reader is triggered to experience reality in a new and different way.


Publisher: Houtekiet
8th printing
First release date: 2007
Language: Dutch
Nominated for the Eureka Science Prize 2008


In honor of the 200st birthday of Charles Darwin, 30 scientists, writers and philosophers were invited to write a letter to Charles Darwin. Among the contributors were Nobel laureate (physics) Gerard ‘t Hooft, biologist and minister of education Ronald Plasterk and Kris Verburgh.


Publisher: Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep
First release date: 2009
Language: Dutch


Once in a while we all feel utterly dumbstruck by the fascinating universe. The cosmos simply surpasses our understanding. In ‘Brilliant!’ a smoothly written and witty book by 17-year-old Kris Verburgh, we get to know the most riveting ideas and views of the cosmos. It includes the big bang, black holes, wormholes, the solar system, the planets, the expansion of the universe and the geometry of space, star systems and their origins, the end of our star system, higher dimensions, hyperspace, the multiverse, quantum mechanics, extraterrestrial life, paradoxes of time, the concept of time–and much more. We get a look at the work of Einstein, Newton, Hubble and Friedmann in clear, accessible language that, in addition to pure science, makes room for emotion and awe.


Publisher: Pandora (pocket), Houtekiet (paperback)
4th printing
Release date: 2003
Language: Dutch
Nominated for the Eureka Science Prize 2004