“For [as long as] I can remember, I’ve always been interested in longevity,” Clement says. “I just didn’t know that there was a field that dealt with [longevity] until Durk Pearson and Sandy Shaw’s book, ‘Life Extension: A Practical Scientific Approach,’ came out in 1982.
Clement wrote “The Switch” because he saw that many still don’t understand the basics of health and longevity. The “switch” refers to the switch between activating and deactivating the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway, which is the central topic of discussion here. His book also covers how to upregulate your mitochondrial function and other important pathways for health and longevity, such as NAD+.