Aging is one of those things that seems inevitable. What can you do beyond a little plastic surgery and a healthy diet to keep yourself young?
It turns out…quite a lot!
In the last few years, the science of aging has been progressing rapidly, with many breakthroughs and discoveries. We are now starting to learn the ways in which diet, genetics, and environment all play a part in the deterioration of our bodies.
Even better, there are scientists and others who have researched how certain foods, therapies, and supplements can slow down aging.
What does the future hold? Will we see people starting to living healthier, more fulfilling lives beyond 100? Can we even live to 150?
Anything is possible! But right now, there’s plenty you can do to increase your chances of living a long, happy, and healthy life.
To start your journey into the 21st century science of aging, check out these mind-blowing episodes of the Get Yourself Optimized podcast:
Dr. Aubrey de Grey is an author and biomedical gerontologist and a true maverick thinker when it comes to the science of aging. He’s been fascinated with the idea of postponing death since he was a child, and has spent decades researching the impediments to human longevity. In this fascinating and inspiring episode, Dr. dr Grey reveals the seven hallmarks of aging and outlines the latest research on treatments that could stop them.
There has been a lot of buzz about stem cells in recent years, some justified and some not, but there’s no doubt that they are revolutionizing how we treat many conditions. Could stem cells also help us reverse the effects of aging?
Dr. Amy Killen is an expert in anti-aging at the Docere Clinic in Utah where she has developed a number of cutting edge treatments that are designed to reduce the effects of aging. In this episode, Dr. Killen explains the benefits of stem cells and reveals secrets to fighting aging based on her own research.
Dr. Terry Grossman is the founder of the Grossman Wellness Center and co-author of the book Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever with Ray Kurzweil. Dr. Grossman has been at the forefront of preventative medicine and anti-aging therapies for over 25 years. If you’re looking for some practical advice on the types of therapies and lifestyle choices that will extend your longevity, this episode is packed with incredible recommendations.
It’s tempting to divide our bodies up into parts, especially when we feel sick. But if we want to combat aging, we need to develop a more holistic understanding of how our bodies work. Dr. Eric Braverman is a physician and researcher and the author of many books, including The Edge Effect, Younger You, and Younger Brain, Sharper Mind. On this episode, Dr. Braverman talks about his theory of “net-zero aging” and how he achieves it for his patients through a combination of technology, supplements, and lifestyle changes.
Telomeres are “caps” at the end of your chromosomes which protect them from deterioration. As we age, telomeres get shorter and this shortening process is associated with aging, cancer, and death. While there’s currently no way to stop this process, certain habits and behaviours, like stress, can impact telomere length. Elissa Epel a professor at UCSF and the co-author of The Telomere Effect with Nobel prizewinner Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn. In this episode she reveals how you can protect yourself from premature cellular aging through mindset and healthy lifestyle choices.
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