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Live Long and Master Aging

English, Fitness / Keep-fit, 1 season, 255 episodes, 6 days, 21 hours, 16 minutes
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The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a weekly series of extended, one-to-one interviews, about human longevity. Hosted by Peter Bowes, leading scientists share their latest research into living a long and healthy life. We delve into the clinical trials and challenge new ideas. We also feature some remarkable people who have already mastered the art of aging. Hear about their insights into growing old, without feeling old, and the secrets of their longevity.
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The case against full body scans | Dr. Mirza Rahman

Much of the buzz around full body MRI scans has resulted from attention given to them by influencers and celebrities who have posted about their experiences. At a cost of up to $2,500 the scans are touted as a way to catch medical problems, such as cancer, at a stage when they can be treated. But they have been widely criticized by professional medical bodies and are generally not covered by health insurance. This video is a response by the president of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Mirza Rahman. He argues that there is no medical evidence supporting the use of such scans which, he says, come with many risks. In this interview, Dr. Rahman spells out his concerns and challenges companies like Prenuvo to provide evidence, based on peer-reviewed clinical research, that patients stand to benefit from such scans.  Watch this interview at YouTube | Read additional show-notes BACKGROUNDTo learn more about the process and follow-up protocol host Peter Bowes recently accepted an offer to experience a full body MRI scan, provided by the US company, Prenuvo. He later discussed the procedure, related issues and efficacy concerns with the firm's founder and CEO, Andrew Lacy. Watch the interview with Andrew Lacy at YouTubeDISCOUNTSThis site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for your support.▸ Algae snacks?  To get a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits.com products use the code LLAMA at checkoutFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Support the Show.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/12/202448 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why have a full body scan? | Andrew Lacy

There has been a surge in interest in the use of full body MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans as a screening tool to spot early signs of disease. Influencers and celebrities have posted about their experiences, creating an additional buzz around these screening interventions. At a cost of up to $2,500 the scans are touted as a tool to catch medical problems, such as cancer, at a stage when they can be treated. Unlike X-ray and CT scans, MRI does not involve exposure to radiation.  To try to learn more about the process from the perspective of a patient, Peter Bowes recently accepted the offer a complimentary scan from the US company Prenuvo. In this interview, Prenuvo's founder, Andrew Lacy, addresses the balance between personal and population-level health.  He explains that the main draw for many is peace of mind, believing that early intervention could prevent severe health issues, while acknowledging that more research is needed fully to understand the propriety of such scans for the general population.Watch this interview at YouTube | Read additional show-notes The procedure has been widely criticized by professional medical bodies and is generally not covered by health insurance. The president of the American College of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Mirza Rahman, argues that there isn't sufficient evidence to justify screening asymptomatic patients, given that they can result in unnecessary anxiety and costly follow-up procedures to check out small abnormalities that are harmless and usually require no treatment.Watch Peter's interview with Dr. Rahman at YouTube ----------------------------DISCOUNTSThis site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for your support. EnergyBitsAlgae snacks?  To get a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits.com products use the code LLAMA at checkoutFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Support the Show.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/12/202454 minutes, 51 seconds
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Building social networks based on new science | David Robson

David Robson has always found forming new connections and meeting strangers challenging. As a science writer - and confronted by his own insecurities - he decided to delve into the research that suggests forging new relationships has a direct impact on healthy aging. The result is Robson's latest book, The Laws of Connection: The Scientific Secrets of Building a Strong Social Network, which reveals how people impacted by serious illnesses fare much better when they have people around them.   Robson’s insights challenge our perceptions about forming meaningful relationships and provide strategies to help build a stronger social network. ▸ Read a transcript of this conversation + additional show-notes DISCOUNTSThis site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for your support.▸ Algae snacks?  To get a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits.com products use the code LLAMA at checkoutFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Support the Show.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/3/202447 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sniffing pleasant smells to improve memory | Michael Leon

Memory loss is often cited as one of the most worrying aspects of growing older. But what if the section of the brain that's responsible for memory could be stimulated by simply sniffing a few pleasant odors? There is extensive research pointing to a relationship between exposure to different smells and memory improvement.  A clinical trial led by Prof. Michael Leon at the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California, Irvine, suggests the loss of olfaction can cause the memory parts of the brain to deteriorate, while adding more smell experiences can improve memory. The research also explores the use of environmental enrichment, as it's known, to treat neurological disorders like autism. Prof. Leon's team used diffusers to release various essential oils while participants slept, leading to improved memory and sleep. The results suggest that exposure to smells like orange and lemon significantly improves memory in older adults, with some experiencing a 226% increase.Researchers have developed a device called Memory Air that automatically emits odors while individuals sleep, providing the brain with the necessary stimulation. In this interview we discuss the evidence and explore why such an approach could be valuable not only in improving memory but overall well-being.▸ Read a transcript of this conversation + additional show-notes DISCOUNTSThis site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for your support.▸ Algae snacks?  To get a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits.com products use the code LLAMA at checkoutDoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/17/202432 minutes, 19 seconds
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Defying aging myths | Maddy Dychtwald

Maddy Dychtwald has been unraveling the mysteries of aging for decades.  Before biohacking was a thing and the recent surge in interest in age-reversal science, she and her husband launched a mission to address longevity as a new frontier. Through her work with Age Wave, the company they founded, the writer and renowned thought-leader has curated the best advice from the some of the world's leading experts.  Now she is sharing her wisdom with a  science-based guide to growing old with good health, vitality and optimism.  In Ageless Aging: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan, Maddy presents a critical assessment of how the medical and wellness industries have historically overlooked women in research and product development.  She explores the democratization of longevity hacks which, contrary to popular belief, do not necessitate considerable financial investment but are accessible through simple, everyday choices like diet, physical movement, and social engagement.Read: Ageless Aging: A Woman’s Guide to Increasing Healthspan, Brainspan, and LifespanDISCOUNTS▸ Algae snacks?  To get a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits.com products use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ Read a transcript of this conversation and additional show-notes at http://www.llamapodcast.com/Maddy-Dychtwald▸ DISCLAIMER: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for your support.DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the Show.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/14/202440 minutes, 33 seconds
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Algae for lunch to live longer? | Catharine Arnston

Could the regular consumption of algae help us age better and live healthier lives? Catherine Arnston, founder and CEO of EnergyBits, is on a mission to introduce algae to everyday diets for health and longevity. Touted for its potent healing and nourishing properties, algae, particularly spirulina and chlorella, have garnered support from organizations like the United Nations and NASA for their dense nutritional profiles and potential in combating world hunger. In this interview with Peter Bowes, Arnston focusses on the apparent benefits for mitochondrial health — a key factor in energy production and aging. Highlighting the ease of incorporating algae into daily routines through tablets, she believes it to be a simple yet effective tool to extend healthspan - the number of years that we enjoy the best of health.  Photos courtesy: EnergyBitsDISCOUNTS▸ Try algae for yourself?  To get a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits.com products use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ Read a transcript of this conversation and additional show-notes at http://www.llamapodcast.com/Catharine-Arnston-2Eating algae to age betterLISTEN to our 2022 interview with Catharine Arnston▸ DISCLAIMER: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you fDoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/14/202449 minutes, 49 seconds
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Harnessing the power of placebo | Brandy Gillmore

Brandy Gillmore went from being wheelchair-bound, on morphine, and given no hope by doctors, to a full recovery and an active life. It is a remarkable turnaround in fortunes - following two serious accidents and years of searching for a solution.  Now, the former network engineer is telling her story in a new book, Master Your Mind and Energy to Heal Your Body.  Gillmore offers compelling evidence on the impact of an optimistic mindset and demonstrates the potential of the mind to overcome physical limitations and chronic pain. In this interview we dissect the placebo, a sham medical treatment that sometimes results in patients feeling better, even though they have not received a drug or form of treatment that is known to induce healing. It was a deep dive into the placebo effect that launched Gillmore's journey to recovery and led her to challenge the boundaries of traditional medicine.  She now helps others facing similar health struggles.Photos: Courtesy, Brandy GillmoreTopics include: Searching for Solutions: Despite her prognosis, Gillmore continued to explore alternative methods, seeking further opinions and alternative treatments, including a clinical trial which ultimately fell through. Placebo Effect: The placebo effect intrigued Gillmore because it highlighted the potential of fake treatments to induce real healing responses. Mind-Body Connection: How stress can manifest as physical ailments. Healing Journey: How the feeling of optimism can speed up healing.  Addressing Skepticism: Doubts about mind-body healing. Current Work: Helping others to leverage their mind to promote healing.Sleep and Mindset: The correlation between mindset and sleep quality — an important factor in overall longevity health. Read a transcript:  LLAMA podcast website-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -▸ Movement & resistance training have long been associated with living a long, healthy life - along with a balanced diet and good sleep. Which is why we're delighted to be working with DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/3/202432 minutes, 16 seconds
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Give me some longevity | Nate Wilkins

Nate Wilkins is an exercise coach and author who emphasizes the importance of movement and physical activity for longevity and "pro-aging." The 70-year-old functional aging specialist is the co-founder of Ageless Workout, a Miami-based health, healing and wellness company that seeks to bridge the gap between fitness and medicine.  At the recent Livelong summit in Palm Beach, Florida, he and host Peter Bowes discussed the shift in mindset during the pandemic towards valuing optimal fitness and the foundational pillars of good health: exercise, diet, and sleep. Nate believes in personalized exercise programs that meet people where they are and advocates for resistance training to combat frailty in older adults. He focuses on promoting positive aging, mental health and longevity.Read a transcript:  LLAMA podcast website---Related episode (199):Living an ageless lifestyle, with Nate Wilkins-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -▸ Movement & resistance training have long been associated with living a long, healthy life - along with a balanced diet and good sleep. Which is why we're delighted to be working with Hampton Fitness to provide a 15% discount on essential workout gear. Use code: llamapodcast15 at checkout-DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/27/202437 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nobel laureate alarmed by over-hyped longevity research

Could we one day cheat death? Are we hurtling towards a time when science will be so advanced that aging can be prevented or halted in its tracks? Nobel laureate Venki Ramakrishnan takes a skeptical view in a fascinating exploration of longevity research. In Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality, the acclaimed scientist delves into the complexities of aging and the pursuit of extending healthy lifespan.A former president of the Royal Society in London, Ramakrishnan is a group leader at the Medical Research Council's Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England.  He shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 for his work uncovering the structure and function of tiny cellular particles called ribosomes and was knighted in 2012. In this interview with Peter Bowes, the molecular biologist provides a critical perspective on the dilemmas of aging research; questions the hype and financial interests linked to some aspects of longevity science; delves into the concept of compressed morbidity and its challenges, and explains his belief that dramatic life extension is not imminent. Read a transcript:  LLAMA podcast websitePhoto credit: Kate Joyce and Sante Fe Institute-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -▸ Movement & resistance training have long been associated with living a long, healthy life - along with a balanced diet and good sleep. Which is why we're delighted to be working with Hampton Fitness to provide a 15% discount on essential workout gear. Use code: llamapodcast15 at checkout-Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyTime-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout- FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer hereSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/11/202458 minutes, 29 seconds
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The rest of my life | Ron Kastner

Ron Kastner experienced what he called a "mortality moment" in his late 50s. A new dad, with two young daughters, it was a "profound realization" that he was entering the third act of his life and that to make the most of it, he had to make significant changes. A businessman who drank too much and was challenged by the stresses of the corporate world, Ron embarked on a journey to discover the life he wanted to live. He embraced new practices for health and longevity and discovered that it was possible to be fitter, stronger, more energetic, more grounded and happier than ever before. Now in his mid 70s, he says: "The feeling of being alive is just so visceral and so joyous....the wonder, that is our bodies, is just like a ceaseless source of amazement for me."Ron shares his story in the book, A Life Yet to Live: Finding Health, Vitality and Joy. In this interview he reveals the backstory to his transformation - becoming a father at an older age, significant lifestyle changes, such as exercising regularly, adopting a healthier diet, abstaining from alcohol, and an holistic approach to longevity that encompasses both physical and emotional health. Read a transcript:  LLAMA podcast website-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -Hampton FitnessMovement & resistance training have long been associated with living a long, healthy life - along with a balanced diet and good sleep. Which is why we're delighted to be working with Hampton Fitness to provide a 15% discount on essential workout gear. Use code: llamapodcast15 at checkout-DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/6/202435 minutes, 55 seconds
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Farewell friend: Remembering Steve Wright's kindness

By Peter BowesI lost a dear friend last week. In fact the UK, my home country, lost a national treasure.Steve Wright was much more than a DJ on the radio. He was a wonderful communicator, entertainer and soul-mate. He was everyone's pal during more than four decades on the air and was the best at what he did. Millions tuned in to his shows but it was Steve's kindness away from the studio and his friendship over the past 30 years that I will forever cherish.This is a podcast about living as long as possible while enjoying the best life we can. Steve's death, at the age of 69, was sudden and has been hard to come to terms with.This episode is devoted to his memory.Joining me, once again, is Peter Allison. We were friends at school in North East England 50 years ago. Mid-life we lost touch but thanks to social media we now talk regularly and for the past few months have been sharing our thoughts about life, fitness and aging through this podcast.We share a common interest in the science behind human longevity and the lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. We review the latest research, media stories and personal hacks in pursuit of a long healthspan.Peter has also suffered a recent bereavement, with the loss of his mother, just before Christmas. My sincere condolences to Peter and his family.In this conversation we reflect on the loss of loved ones, in the context of this podcast, which at its core, is about living a long, purposeful and fulfilling life. Peter spent much of his life working as a professor of geology in London.  He is an experienced diver and keen to optimize his health and vitality to continue with his physically demanding pastime. Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/22/202428 minutes, 36 seconds
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Are scientists being honest about aging research?

Coleen T. Murphy, a professor at Princeton University, specializes in genomics and molecular biology and is the author of How We Age: The Science of Longevity. In this wide-ranging interview we discuss the significance of declining cellular repair mechanisms that over time lead to visible signs of aging. Prof. Murphy has a particular interest in reproductive aging and cognitive function during aging, considering the former as an often overlooked aspect that begins midlife. Prof. Murphy also expresses concern about the way longevity science is portrayed and criticizes some researchers for failing accurately to describe the true implications of their work. She says there is a need for honesty and realism from scientists to maintain public trust, especially in the field of aging and longevity where bold claims can often outpace reality. Researchers, she insists, should not over-promise results that science cannot yet deliver. We also address the potential for 'exercise in a pill' while Prof. Murphy argues that without taking care of our planet and its inhabitants, the quest for longevity loses much of its significance.Discounts & Affiliation disclosure: This podcast is supported by sponsorship and affiliate arrangements with a select number of companies. The income helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listenUSE CODE LLAMA for discounts on these products >>Timeline Nutrition - 10% discount on Mitopure,  highly pure Urolithin A.    Flexbeam - click here for latest offer on wearable red light therapy deviceEnergyBits - 20% discount on algae snacksDoNotAge  10% discount on targeted supplementation Walking is FitnessA daily ten-minute walking podcast that helps you build an exercise habit that sticksListen on: Apple Podcasts   Fit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer hereSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/9/202445 minutes, 39 seconds
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Making longevity science easier to understand | Brad Inman

Imagine a future where we could all savor life's joys and live free of chronic diseases for longer. It would be a world where optimizing healthspan is a primary goal, with the best lifestyle interventions open to everyone.Brad Inman, founder of Inman News, has spent much of his career staging world class events, focussing on real estate. But now, at the age of 71, the award winning journalist and businessman is turning his attention to health and longevity. Motivated by a desire to continue his enjoyable and fulfilling life - along with a frustration about a lack of accessible information - Inman is launching a new event to try to demystify longevity science. Live Long and Master aging host Peter Bowes will join some of the world's leading experts at the two-day summit in Palm Beach, Florida, in March. In this interview, a co-production with Livelong Media™, we unravel Inman's mission to bring transparency and simplicity to the longevity space.Our conversation ventures beyond his personal journey and grapples with the complexities of credible information about aging research.  We explore how Brad's mission, at the heart of the Live Long Summit, could herald an era where longevity science echoes in every household, emboldening people from all walks of life to stay healthy for longer.The Livelong Summit will take place at the Palm Beach Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fl. , on March 15th and 16th.  The event is open to everyone, offering in-person access to leading experts, with the goal of challenging and explaining the latest innovations.  Tickets must be purchased in advance.   We're pleased to share our promo code - LLAMA - to get a 55% discount off passes for all the summit's talks, panels and breakout sessions.   Enter code LLAMA at checkout. Topic covered in this conversation include:* Brad Inman's personal inspiration - how the spirited lives of his parents inspire a discussion about compressed morbidity—the drive to reduce the span of sickness and stretch our days of vibrant health. * Defying the Grim Reaper* The systemic barricades - those within the medical establishment that stifle clear communication and patient empowerment. * The overuse of acronyms and complex terminology in the medical field.* Why clarity and education are vital for patient care. * The Livelong Summit where speakers are thoroughly vetted and curated for transparency.*Fostering a community where attendees can share experiences and learn from one another, embodying the "wisdom of crowds."* How Inman sees the summit as a starting point for a larger, global movement with daily content and a strong community presence.Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/21/202436 minutes, 57 seconds
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Rejuvenating the body's command center

Deborah Maragopoulos, a nurse practitioner and self-described intuitive healer, believes health and longevity starts with the hypothalamus region of the brain. In her book, the Hypothalamus Handbook, she bridges the gap between traditional medicine and complementary therapies, revealing how a blend of botanicals, nutraceuticals, and intuition not only works alongside evidence-based medicine but can profoundly impact our health. Deborah, a past president of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners, is the founder of Genesis Health Products, Inc. and creator of the nutraceutical supplement, Genesis Gold®. In this interview, we travel through the body's complex systems, controlled by the hypothalamus, and explore the role this part of the brain plays in every day health and wellbeing.Deborah discusses the power of targeted nutrients and her own botanical formulations, for rebalancing our body's systems. She recounts patient stories, emphasizing the importance of early detection of hypothalamic imbalances that could be the key to longevity and a 'harmonious life.' Check out Genesis Health products, hereWatch the interview at YouTubeFit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyDoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer hereSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/1/202437 minutes, 55 seconds
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Revitalizing the immune system

It is that time of the year when we are all acutely aware of the importance of our immune system. But it's about more than catching a winter cold. The health of our natural defense system is crucial to long-term health. Dr. Nicola Vannini is a researcher in the Department of Oncology at the University of Lausanne, in Switzerland.  In this conversation we discuss new research that suggests dietary supplementation with Urolithin A could help boost the immune system. The study (in mice) suggests the compound, which targets mitochondria, is able to reverse the decline in hematopoietic stem cells, which play an essential role in blood health. Could these findings offer hope to older adults as they experience a decline in the efficiency of their immune system?READ THE PAPERInduction of mitochondrial recycling reverts age-associated decline of the hematopoietic and immune systems (Nature Aging)Watch the interview at YouTubeThis interview includes: Recap of urolithin A and its role in promoting metabolic fitness and reducing the accumulation of waste in the cells. Discussion of hematopoietic stem cells and their decline in function with age. Description of Vannini's research on urolithin A and its effects on hematopoietic stem cells in two sets of experiments: ex-vivo and in mice. "Astonishing" results of the experiments, showing that urolithin A treatment improved the function of old hematopoietic stem cells to match that of young stem cells, and enhanced immune response in mice. Potential applications of urolithin A in reversing immunosenescence and improving immune function in elderly individuals and cancer patients who have undergone chemotherapy. Broad impact of urolithin A on various organs and diseases due to its effects on the immune system. Discussion on the role of exercise and nutrition in conjunction with urolithin A supplementation for overall metabolic health. Positive response from the scientific community to Vannini's research and the potential of urolithin A. RELATED EPISODES▸ Dr. Anurag Singh - Chief Medical Officer, Timeline NutritionBoosting strength, stamina and skin health▸ Dr. Davide D'Amico - Research and Development Group Leader, Timeline NutritionHarnessing nature for better human health▸ Dr. Chris Rinsch - co-founder Amazentis (Timeline parent company) Unlocking the power of advanced nutrition▸ Prof. Patrick Aebischer - Chairman & Co-Founder, Amazentis: A novel molecule to promote longevity▸ Dr. Anurag Singh - Chief Medical Officer with AmazentisPomegranates, muscle mass and healthy aging▸ Dr. Navindra Seeram: The rejuvenating power of plants▸ Prof. Johan Auwerz: The exciting potential of human longevity: ▸ Stephanie Blum: Marketing the science of wellbeing Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/11/202319 minutes, 39 seconds
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Boosting strength, stamina and skin health

As healthy aging science evolves, researchers are able to focus on the lifestyle interventions that have the biggest impact on our lives.  A good, balanced diet and consistent exercise top of the list of daily must-dos, but paying attention to our cellular health is also essential.  It is a pillar of healthy longevity that has emerged as central to our ability to stave off disease and remain physically strong. Dr. Anurag Singh, Chief Medical Officer at the Swiss life science company, Timeline Nutrition, studies the role of the gut metabolite, Urolithin A, which recent research has shown to have wide benefits, including muscle strength, skin health and a potential to protect our immune systems.  For this interview, LLAMA host Peter Bowes met Dr. Singh at his office in Lausanne, Switzerland, to learn more about his quest to understand how Urolithin A impacts human health.Timeline make Mitopure, which is a highly pure form of Urolithin A. This episode is produced in association with Timeline, with which LLAMA has an affiliate relationship.  DISCOUNTMitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Timeline is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkoutIn this conversation we cover:More than a decade of research to bring a biotech approach to nutritionDeconstructing the pomegranate, its juices and extractsDistinguishing Urolithin A, from Urolithin B, C and DWhy Urolithin A outshines other moleculesReasons to produce pure Urolithin AAnurag's training as a physician and his introduction to the field of biotechnologyIdentifying sources of ellagitannins, the precursors to urolithin AWhy to some people have gut microbiomes that seem to be incompatible with Urolithin A production.Enabling the consumer through precision nutritionTrial data and real world stories - understanding how anecdotal evidence seeds new ideas in scienceDosage levels - the current state of research with Urolothin A recommendationsExplaining autophagy and mitophagy and why their essential for lifeIs it possible to do harm by overdosing with Urolithin A?The multiple ways to boost mitochondrial heath - finding the optimum regimePilars of a healthy lifestyle - diet, exercise and boosting cellular healthTargeting skin as a longevity organ and the impact of topical MitopureFuture research; brain health, cognitive ability and possible supplement combinationsThe intricacies and complexities of conducting clinical trialsWatch the interview at YouTubeFit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/7/202349 minutes, 29 seconds
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Does a positive mindset help promote healthier aging?

The Next Chapter Peter Allison and Peter Bowes – school friends 50 years ago - discuss science-based lifestyle interventions as they pursue the next chapter.  Peter A. has spent much of his life working as a professor of geology in London.  He is a keen diver and keen to optimize his health and vitality to continue with his physically demanding pastime. Peter B. is a journalist and broadcaster with a longtime interest in the science of healthy aging and the hacks we can employ to live life to the full, for as long as possible.In regular conversations they review the latest data that could help us achieve a longer healthspan.  This episode includes:- A study from the University of Barcelona that found a Mediterranean diet rich in healthy fats was associated with reduced cognitive decline in older adults. Read the study: A Mediterranean Diet-Based Metabolomic Score and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: A Case–Control Analysis Nested within the Three-City Cohort StudyMolecular Nutrition Food Research journalPublished: 24 October 2023- The study used biomarkers in blood tests to confirm dietary habits, providing more reliable evidence than self-reported diaries.- Potential systemic bias in self-declarations of exercise and diet habits.- The importance of the quality of healthy foods rather than strictly avoiding unhealthy foods for overall health.- The impact of positive mindset on healthy aging, referencing a study that found those with positive beliefs about aging lived longer and had lower blood pressure.Read story in the New York TimesPeople who think positively about getting older often live longer, healthier lives. Here is how to reconsider your perspective.Published:  20 September, 2023- The tendency for self-stereotyping in relation to aging and the importance of challenging oneself physically and mentally.- And finally: The centenarian sisters who embrace modern technology and emphasize the importance of movement.Read story in The Cross Timbers GazetteCentenarian sisters celebrate life togetherPublished: 22 November, 2023Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout- FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer hereSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/5/202331 minutes, 48 seconds
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Chris Mirabile: Biohacking to add a billion years of healthy life

As a teenager Chris Mirabile developed a "humble appreciation of life" that turned into a life-long dedication to biohacking and self-experimentation.   He survived a brain tumor at the age of 16 - an experience that piqued his interest in longevity research and eventually to the launch of NOVOS, a nutraceutical company that targets the biological causes of aging to increase longevity.  An appreciation of science and peer-reviewed research has seen Chris emerge as a leading voice in the pursuit of healthy aging and longevity. In this interview we cover:Recovering from a brain tumor - Chris's lightbulb moment.Evolving interest in human longevity - seminal article Cell - Hallmarks of AgingHow an invincible attitude as a teenage morphed into a humbling appreciation of lifeTacking the US Marine Corps benchmark for fitnessNurturing an interest in biohacking through citizen science and self experimentationThe lifestyle interventions to make the biggest impact on healthThe value of strong healthy relationships and social tied to the communityHow our definition of moderation (in everything) is shifting and changingThe value of recovery over pushing too hard to achieve optimum fitnessAdding a billion years of healthy life to humanityHow longevity plays a role in how your lookClarifying the differences between biological and chronological ageRead a transcript:  LLAMA podcast website-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -Ask a FarmerAnswering questions about Canada's food systemListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/16/202356 minutes, 22 seconds
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Holistic harmony for optimum health | Dr Adrian Heini

To what extent do genetics play a role in our ability to live a long healthy life? It is one of the many questions that doctors at the Swiss medical spa, Clinique La Prairie (CLP), consider when assessing someone's state of health and potential longevity.  The clinic adopts a holistic approach to wellbeing - balancing the impact of inherited predispositions to certain conditions, the role of epigenetics - the environment we live in - along with lifestyle factors that also have a powerful impact. To explore these and other issues, LLAMA's Peter Bowes traveled to Montreux in Switzerland to meet CLP's Medical Director, Dr Adrian Heini.  YouTube | LLAMA website: transcript & show notesThis episode is produced in association with Clinique La Prairie with whom the LLAMA podcast shares a common goal of helping people pursue a long healthspan.  The pioneering health and wellness destination, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland, combines preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, and offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier, and longer lives.Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/23/202327 minutes, 38 seconds
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Another 50 years: Genes, gym or a bit of both?

Peter Allison and Peter Bowes – school friends 50 years ago, now contemplating the next chapter in life - return with another conversation about the latest science that could help us achieve a longer healthspan.In this episode we discuss:Are our longevity goals too perfectionistic? We reflect on an earlier LLAMA podcast interview with Dr. Thomas CurranA National Institutes of Health study, published Oct 13, 2023 in Aging Cell, suggests even a small reduction (12%) in daily calories is beneficial for wellness.  Do you have what it takes to live to 100? An article in The Wall Street Journal by Alex Janin suggests, "It's Not Good Habits; Good genes matter more  the older you get."  How does that impact our attitude towards exercise and other lifestyle hacks to try to optimize healthspan? Read a transcript:  LLAMA podcast website-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. - FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/17/202331 minutes, 40 seconds
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Overcoming perfectionism to live a life of joy, purpose and meaning | Thomas Curran

Should we be striving to live a perfect life or is it more realistic to aim for one that's "good enough?"  Thomas Curran is an assistant professor of psychology at the London School of Economics and the author of The Perfection Trap: Embracing the Power of Good Enough. He argues that a modern-day pandemic of "perfectionism" is putting people under extreme pressure to be the best they can, at everything.  Prof. Curran says social pressures have resulted in us losing perspective on what it takes to be happy and fulfilled.  Social media images of people seemingly living perfect lives distort reality and are leading to an unhealthy wave of dissatisfaction with our lives. In this interview we explore the implications for those of us pursuing a long life, where healthspan is the goal, rather than lifespan.YouTube | LLAMA website: transcript & show notesThis episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie with whom we share a common goal of helping people pursue a long healthspan.  The pioneering health and wellness destination, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland, combines preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, and offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier, and longer lives.You may also like:  Are we trying too hard to live perfect lives - March 4, 2019Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/4/202345 minutes, 48 seconds
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Another 50 years: Moderation in everything?

Peter Allison and Peter Bowes – school friends 50 years ago, now contemplating the next chapter in life - return with another conversation about the latest science that could help us achieve a longer healthspan.In this episode we discuss:New study: Having a lower waist circumference and body mass index is more likely to be associated with exercising between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. than during midday or evening, according to a new study. Paper: The diurnal pattern of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and obesity: a cross-sectional analysisJournal: Obesity Published: September 4, 2023Obesity and physical inactivity is very bad for our health but according to  the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy the mortality impact of being socially disconnected  - i.e  lonely - is an even greater threat to our longevity.  For some, the LA Times reports, supermarket self-checkouts make it worse.Last month the UK's oldest man celebrated his 111th birthday.    John Tinniswood lives at care home in Southport and he took the opportunity to share some of his rules to live by with healthy aging in mind.   And they include "exercising the mind" and "moderation" in all things. References, transcript and additional show notes are available at the LLAMA podcast website-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging. Discounts vary - see details of the current offer here Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/26/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Harnessing nature for better human health | Davide D’Amico

What does it mean to grow old?  Put another way, what are the hallmarks of aging?  They are questions that have long since intrigued biologists and longevity researchers, with a wide range of theories about what drives the aging process.  We understand the impact of weaker muscles, frailty, cognitive challenges and greying hair, but it is the underlying factors - molecular and cellular mechanisms - that researchers are striving to understand.  Dr. Davide D’Amico is a research scientist with the Swiss cellular nutrition brand, Timeline Nutrition, where he is studying how compounds derived from plants can be used to reverse muscle decline and boost mitochondrial health. In this conversation we cover:- The 'hallmarks of aging,' which refers to the key features of human aging, such as genomic instability and mitochondrial dysfunction.- How the understanding of aging is not simply a chronological process, but also includes the concept of biological aging and the potential for reversing or slowing down this process.- The potential benefits of supplementing with Urolithin A, a compound found in certain foods that can improve mitochondrial health and reduce inflammation.- The importance of muscle strength and physical health in promoting longevity and preventing age-related diseases.- How the ability to convert the precursor molecules found in plants into beneficial compounds like Urolithin A can vary among individuals and is influenced by the diversity and composition of their gut microbiome.- The potential benefits of Urolithin A for the immune system, cartilage health, and overall mobility and quality of life in older adults.- The importance of personalized approaches to health and longevity, with a focus on maintaining quality of life rather than simply extending lifespan.- The overall goal of preventing age-related diseases, supporting optimal health, and promoting a compressed morbidity, where the period of decline in health near the end of life is relatively short.- The need for education and awareness about lifestyle interventions for healthy aging, involving doctors, researchers, politicians, and educators.-DISCOUNTMitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Timeline is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/22/202333 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gut health and digestion | Red light for longevity with Dr. Zulia Frost (Part 4)

The gut microbiome has a huge impact on the way we live our lives and our ability to stay healthy.  In this final episode of our series on red light therapy, Dr. Zulia Frost, clinical director at Recharge Health, creators of the FlexBean device, discusses how red light can benefit gut health and digestion by stimulating the gut microbiome, promoting the production of antioxidants, improving blood circulation, and reducing muscle spasms. Dr. Frost also emphasizes the importance of personalizing diets based on genetic tests and explains that many people suffer from gut-related problems due to stress, pollution and a poor diet.  We discuss the importance of a multifaceted approach to health optimization - from embracing the sunlight and daily stretching to consuming food with gratitude and sharing positive energy. FlexBeam is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent specific diseases or medical conditions.In this conversation we cover:How the human gut is often affected by issues related to polluted food, depleted soil, high sugar intake, and stress.Stress directly impacts the functioning of the digestive system, causing bowel contractions and hindering proper digestion.Pollutants, such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, can also negatively affect the gut.Electromagnetic pollutants, like static electricity, can debilitate the gut.Worries and ambiance can also affect digestion, with relaxing environments promoting better assimilation of food.Genetic DNA testing can help determine the best diet for individual needs, as different bodies have varying capabilities to break down certain nutrients.Protein is crucial for the body, but the type of protein consumed can affect gut-related issues and stomach pain.Red light therapy can benefit gut health by stimulating the microbiome, producing subcellular melatonin, improving blood circulation, and reducing muscular spasms.FlexBeam, a targeted red light device, can be used on the stomach to improve digestion.Using FlexBeam after meals can help redirect blood flow to the digestive system and address issues like constipation and poor food absorption.Red light therapy has a systemic effect on the body, benefiting different cells and tissues, and is a non-invasive and side-effect-free solution for various health concerns.Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to covFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners an $80.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging.  Use code LLAMA at checkout- Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout-Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/9/202324 minutes, 19 seconds
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Breathe better to improve sleep, reduce stress and live longer

The art of controlled breathing is a powerful tool in the quest to live a longer, healthier life. There is evidence that breath work can help us improve sleep, control physical and mental stress, boost our metabolism and fuel the immune system. Phil Simha is the resident breathing coach at Clinique La Prairie (CLP), the Swiss medical spa that specializes in treatments that nurture our longevity.  An experienced free diving instructor and teacher of yoga and pranayama (the practice of breath regulation), Phil believes slower breathing can help us live better while nurturing our healthspan.Peter Bowes met Phil in his studio at CLP to learn more about his passion for improving peoples' health; his love of life and the planet and the free spirit that propels his journey of discovery around the world.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie with whom we share a common goal of helping people pursue a long healthspan.  The pioneering health and wellness destination, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland, combines preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, and offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier, and longer lives.-Photo: ©Franck Seguin-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout- DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. -Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/27/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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Another 50 years: Do the plank

Peter Allison and Peter Bowes – school friends 50 years ago, now contemplating the next chapter in life - return with another conversation about the latest science that could help us achieve a longer healthspan.In this episode·      A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that wall squats and planks are best at lowering blood pressure, with isometric exercises providing greater benefits than aerobic exercise. ·      Walking just 3867 steps a day can reduce the risk of dying from any cause, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.·      A study suggests that a 10-minute MRI scan could be better at screening for prostate cancer than the traditional PSA test.·      A nematode worm that survived 46,000 years in permafrost but could the episode highlight broader concerns that the melting permafrost could release potentially harmful organisms and viruses.References, transcript and additional show notes are available at the LLAMA podcast website-Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -Time-line Mitopure (a highly pure form of Urolithin A) boosts the health of our mitochondria – the battery packs of our cells – and improves muscle strength. Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 10% discount on its range of products – Mitopure powders, softgels & skin creams.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout- DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. -Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/25/202331 minutes, 10 seconds
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Red light for longevity (Part 3) | Aches, pains and sporting injuries

Could red light therapy be used to help us recover faster from sporting injuries and promote better health as we grow older?  In this third installment of our series exploring the technology behind the handheld device, FlexBeam, we discover how red light therapy can help address pain and injuries by improving local circulation and relaxing muscular spasms. Dr. Zulia Frost, clinical director at Recharge Health, creators of FlexBeam, also explains the importance of mitochondrial health for longevity. In this conversation we cover:- How red light therapy can help optimize cellular energy production by stimulating mitochondria - How nitric oxide, which is released during red light therapy, dilates blood vessels and improves circulation.- How red light therapy can be applied to injuries such as sprained ankles or knee injuries to speed up the healing process.- Plantar fasciitis treatment by improving the quality and hydration of collagen in the fascia.- The importance of using red light therapy in combination with other treatments and therapies for optimal results.- The use of red light therapy by professional athletes, including tennis player Casper Ruud, for injury recovery and prevention.- The use of red light therapy as a rejuvenation device, optimizing energy reserves in the body and improving performance during workouts.Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners an $80.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging.  Use code LLAMA at checkout- DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. -Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/10/202329 minutes, 35 seconds
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Why stomach bugs are essential for optimum health | Martin Blaser MD and Dr. Gloria Dominguez-Bello

We cannot see them, but the tiny bugs inside our bodies are crucial to our long-term health.  The problem is, they're becoming extinct. Martin Blaser, MD and Dr. Gloria Dominguez-Bello are both microbiologists from the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine at Rutgers University in the US state of New Jersey.  In the feature documentary, The Invisible Extinction, Martin and Gloria investigate the impact antibiotics and other common medical practices have on our microbiome and gut health. Their research highlights compelling evidence that the misuse of antibiotics could be to blame for a rise in food allergies, chronic diseases, and other gut-related health issues including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this interview they discuss their work, the importance of eating organic, non-processed foods, along with the essential role of bacteria, fungi and viruses that naturally live in our intestines and stomach.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, with whom we share a common goal of helping people pursue a long healthspan.  The award-winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland,  combines preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, and offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier, and longer lives.Credits: This interview includes clips from The Invisible Extinction documentary, courtesy of Microbe Media LLC.  Thanks also to Steven Lawrence - the film's co-director and producer - and Paul Clarke from Newsworthy press for their help in the production of this podcast.  -Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases from companies below which support our mission.   It helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews, sharing information about human longevity, remain free for all to listen. -FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners an $80.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body to improve sleep, treat injuries and sooth aches and pains associated with aging.  Use code LLAMA at checkout- DoNotAgeDoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products – NAD boosters, Sirtuin activators, senolytics and more.  Any health queries can be answered by emailing the team at [email protected] the code LLAMA at checkout. -Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/31/202349 minutes, 48 seconds
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Where did I put my keys?

What can be done to improve our memories as we grow older? The latest longevity science suggests help could be on the way. There’s also a new drug that appears to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers highlight what they believe to an optimum diet for longevity.Peter Allison and Peter Bowes – school friends in North East England 50 years ago – return with another conversation about the latest science that could help us achieve a longer healthspan.Topics covered in this conversation include·      The importance of memory and concerns about forgetfulness as people age.·      A study published in the European Heart Journal highlights the benefits of a healthy diet, particularly one that includes fruits, nuts, legumes, fish, and dairy.·      The study suggests that focusing on consuming protective foods rather than avoiding damaging foods may lead to better health outcomes.·      Peter and Peter discuss their own experiences with diet and how it has changed over time.·      A study in monkeys that demonstrates the cognitive benefits of the protein klotho, which is associated with lower levels in people with dementia.·      The study shows promising results in improving cognitive abilities in the monkeys, but further research in humans is needed.·      Another study highlights a new drug that shows potential in treating Alzheimer's disease by reducing brain plaque.·      The drug has shown to slow cognitive decline by one-third in human studies, but it also has potential side effects.·      The discussion touches on the financial aspects of research in dementia and Alzheimer's, as there is a growing need for effective treatments.·      The importance of collaboration and social interaction for mental health and cognitive abilities is emphasized, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners an $80.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body. Use code LLAMA▸ DISCLOSURE: LLAMA derives a small commission from affiliate links here. It helps in our mission to share conversations, free of charge, about human longevity.  Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/22/202330 minutes, 1 second
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Red light therapy for better sleep (Part 2) | Dr. Zulia Frost

Could red light therapy be used to help us sleep and help us relax more? In this second installment of our series exploring the technology behind the handheld red light device we discuss the significance of the circadian rhythm and our ability to release the hormone melatonin.  We also explore the longer-term implications for our energy levels during the day and healthspan. Dr. Zulia Frost is a medical doctor and clinical director at Recharge Health, creators of a targeted red-light device, known as FlexBeam. In this conversation we cover:Dr. Frost explains that the technology has many applications, including the treatment of sports injuries, therapy for age-related aches and pains and as way to help improve sleep.Sleep disorders can be caused by an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, which controls our sleep-wake cycle.Lack of sleep can lead to physical and mental fatigue, decreased cognitive function, and increased risk of accidents and mistakes.Technology and exposure to artificial light, especially blue light from screens, can disrupt our natural sleep patterns.Red light therapy, such as the FlexBeam device, can help improve sleep by stimulating the release of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles.Melatonin is released by the pineal gland, as well as various cells throughout the body, in response to red light.Red light therapy can also improve mitochondrial function and reduce oxidative stress, which can contribute to sleep disturbances.The optimal time and duration of red light therapy for sleep improvement may vary depending on individual needs and responses.Using red light therapy on specific areas of the body, such as the stomach, thymus, back of the neck, and sacrum, can target the release of melatonin and promote relaxation.Red light therapy should be used consistently, but not excessively, to allow the body to adapt and self-regulate melatonin production.FlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners an $80.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body. Use code LLAMA▸ DISCLOSURE: LLAMA derives a small commission from affiliate links here. It helps in our mission to share conversations, free of charge, about human longevity. Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/14/202330 minutes
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Embracing the natural world for longevity

Do we live longer if we live next to green spaces? And what can we learn about longevity from squishy creatures in the sea?Peter Allison and Peter Bowes - school friends in North East England 50 years ago - discuss the latest science that could help us achieve a longer healthspan.Topics covered in this conversation include:Peter A. shares his goals for the next 15 years, which include scuba diving and hiking.The goal of healthspan over lifespanA discussion of a study on the regrowth abilities of simple organisms in the sea.The study found that these organisms have a high level of cellular plasticity and can regenerate body parts.A connection between senescence (aging) and the healing process in these organisms.The second paper discussed in the podcast explores the impact of living near green spaces on longevity.The study found that living near green spaces can add two and a half years to life due to biological changes.The benefits may come from enhanced social interactions and a sense of peace and relaxation in green spaces.The podcast highlights the importance of mindfulness and avoiding negative behaviors in order to improve healthspan.DISCOUNTSTimeline NutritionThe aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutFlexBeam red light therapyRecharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners an $80.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, the wearable red light therapy device which targets key parts of the body. Use code LLAMA▸ DISCLOSURE: LLAMA derives a small commission from affiliate links here. It helps in our mission to share conversations, free of charge, about human longevity. Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/7/202336 minutes, 19 seconds
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Exploring the science behind red light therapy (Part 1) | Dr. Zulia Frost

Photobiomodulation has long been a potent tool in the promotion of good health,  but now it is easier than ever to benefit from the healing power of light.  This is the first of four LLAMA podcast episodes exploring the benefits of red light therapy. Dr. Zulia Frost is a medical doctor and clinical director at Recharge Health, creators of a targeted red-light device, known as FlexBeam. Dr. Frost explains that the technology has many applications, including the treatment of sports injuries, therapy for age-related aches and pains and as way to help improve sleep. FlexBeam is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent specific diseases or medical conditions.In this conversation we cover:How to navigate the complexities of photobiomodulationDr. Frost shares her experience of recovery from a severe accident, and how it sparked her interest in creating the Flexbeam.The impact of different parts of the light spectrum on our bodies. Why red and near-infrared light are the most researched forms of photobiomodulationThe intricate connection of our circadian rhythm with the light we're exposed to. The role of the hormone melatonin in managing our body's 24-hour cycle. A comparative discussion on lasers and LEDs Flexbeam, a user-friendly device that can be used on-the-go. How the the belt-like device targets joints, stimulating energy production, increasing oxygen binding, and reducing inflammation. Safety and the potential consequences of energy overdose.Recharge Health is offering a discount on the purchase of FlexBeamSale price US$369 (+VAT) discounted  from US$449 PLUS - for an additional $10 discount use code INDEPENDENCE at checkoutSale active until the end of July 4, 2023▸ DISCLOSURE: LLAMA derives a small commission from affiliate links on this page. It helps us in our mission  to share conversations, free of charge, about human longevity. Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/3/202333 minutes, 2 seconds
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Fine dining for longevity | Chef David Alessandria

How do we create tasty food that is not only satisfying but promotes good health? At the Swiss longevity-focussed medical spa, Clinique La Prairie (CLP), Chef David Alessandria caters for diners who want to nurture their healthspan while also enjoying a gourmet experience. CLP's SEEDS restaurant has a plant-based menu, serves modestly sized dishes and discourages alcohol and coffee consumption. Live Long and Master Aging host Peter Bowes recently spent a week at the clinic to meet the team behind its holistic approach to good health. David is a French chef by training. In this interview he discusses the relationship between the food we eat and the quest to live a longer, healthier life. He also explains how his thinking towards food has evolved and the challenges involved in creating healthy, plant-based dishes while still maintaining flavor and satisfaction.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, with whom we share a common goal of helping people pursue a long healthspan.  The award-winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland,  combines preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, and offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier, and longer lives.In this interview we cover:David's culinary journey and life as a French chef before joining CLPEmbracing vegan and vegetarian diets while reducing meat consumptionInflammation in the body and meat-eatingTransitioning from using butter and cream in traditional French cooking to working with different fats; and removing animal proteins and dairy products from dishes. The focus is on using seasonal, high-quality ingredients to extract and concentrate flavors, creating appealing presentations that make vegan and vegetarian options more enjoyable. The negative impact of red meat and processed foods on health, as well as the importance of reducing sugar intake. Tips for cooking healthy meals at home. Meal planning, using natural sugars from fruits and vegetables, and taking time to cook and prepare food instead of relying on processed options. Encouraging a shift towards sustainable, plant-based diets for the well-being of individuals and the environment.DISCOUNTS▸ The aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels, Mitopure + Protein and skin creams - which support improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/27/202322 minutes, 18 seconds
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Old friends, new health discoveries | Peter Allison

By Peter BowesImagine reconnecting with an old school friend, reminiscing about the good old days, and discovering you share a deep interest in health and longevity? That's exactly what happened when I caught up with Peter Allison, my classmate from the 1970s. We took a trip down memory lane, discussing our school days  - the good, the bad and the ugly - including our knack for avoiding physical education by playing chess. Beyond the nostalgia, Peter and I explored how to optimize our health as we age, and what we've learned so far. This is the first of a regular series of conversations, not so much turning back, but looking forward to the next chapter in our lives. Peter A. is a geology professor, well used to analyzing scientific papers, and together we will be casting our inquisitive but critical eyes over the latest longevity research.Topics covered in this conversation include:Peter Bowes and Peter Allison discuss their school days and memories of their time together, including their shared dislike of physical education and love of learning.Peter A. recounts the encouragement he received to chase his dreams and how aging could impact his physical aspirations moving forward.Peter A. shares his career journey as an academic and geologist, highlighting his passion for ecological research and diving.Challenges with weight and muscle loss as we grow older,The importance of finding a project to focus on during retirement and shared the lessons learned in pursuit of personal growth.Experimenting with fasting methodsThe importance of resistance training and weight lifting, and how it can help us maintain our health as we age.New research: The potential benefits of taurine for extending life and improving health, noting the dosage of taurine required for potential benefits is much higher than would be practical for human consumption. New research: Napping and long life, plus the role genetics play in our sleep sensitivities. DISCOUNTS▸ The aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutFit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/23/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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Life, wisdom and Morrie Schwartz in his own words | Rob Schwartz

Tuesdays with Morrie touched countless hearts and inspired millions around the world to try to live better lives. Now, almost three decades later, a new book, The Wisdom of Morrie, written by Morrie Schwartz and edited by his son, Rob, reintroduces us to the man whose wisdom and humanity left an indelible mark. Morrie Schwartz was a writer and a professor of sociology. Late in life he developed Lou Gehrig's disease or ALS. Having seen Morrie on television, talking about his terminal illness, the writer Mitch Albom reconnected with his former professor and began visiting him every Tuesday. They talked about life and death - love, happiness, regret, aging, family, forgiveness, and spirituality. Morrie died, at the age of 78, in 1995. Based on their conversations, Albom wrote Tuesdays and it became a best-seller. Posthumously, Morrie enjoyed a global following and was loved around the world.In this interview, Rob Schwartz reveals how he discovered his late father's completed manuscript for a book on how to live and age well.  He tells us how he set about editing Morrie's words, which explore questions of identity, meaning, purpose, and humanity.  He also shares his thoughts on his dad's unique legacy.   Photos: Courtesy, The Schwartz familyTopics covered in this conversation with Rob Schwartz include: The cultural impact of Tuesdays With Morrie How the book became a global phenomenon How Rob edited his father's unpublished writings, in The Wisdom of Morrie. How this treasure trove of insights aims to help people of any age live more joyfully and creativelyThe value of being intentional about our actions and thoughtsAgeism in society. The importance of celebrating the aging process, embracing the idea that growing older is a privilege, and how an optimistic outlook can lead to a longer and healthier lifeNavigating issues such as time and cherishing every momentDispelling the notion that it is too late in life to do anything The essential role of relationships in our lives and the challenges we face in expressing our emotions and caring for those closest to usAcknowledging our regrets, learning from them, and living our lives in a way that positively looks to the futureDISCOUNTS▸ The aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial functiFit, Healthy & Happy Podcast Welcome to the Fit, Healthy and Happy Podcast hosted by Josh and Kyle from Colossus...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Ask a FarmerScientists, farmers and food professionals answering questions about the food you eat.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/14/202343 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chris Rinsch | Unlocking the power of advanced nutrition

Imagine a future where you can support your body's aging process through nutrition, instead of pharmaceuticals. Chris Rinsch co-founded Amazentis, the Swiss life science company behind Timeline, to do just that. Timeline, as we have previously reported, supports mitochondrial function and muscle strength. The essential ingredient is Mitopure, a synthetic, highly pure form of the gut metabolite urolithin A. At the LLAMA podcast, we have been been following Timeline's progress since before the product went on the market in 2020, although Chris's adventure with the company - and the science - started more than fifteen years ago.  It has been a fascinating journey - from the laboratory to the human body. For this interview, LLAMA host Peter Bowes traveled to Lausanne, Switzerland to meet Chris and the team behind Timeline, which is a sponsor of this episode.Topics covered in this conversation include: The development of Timeline and the science behind functional foodsHow Mitopure, a highly pure form of Urolithin A, can help boost cell health and muscle strength as we age.The potential health benefits of pomegranate phytochemicalsHow advanced nutrition can help us manage the aging process.The importance of industry and research collaboration in bringing innovative products to lifeThe financial involvement necessary for conducting clinical trials. The rise in popularity of the term "longevity" and why a holistic approach to healthspan – living as long as possible with optimum health – is the key to living a long and healthy life. The clinical studies supporting Timeline's effectivenessChris and Peter's personal experiences with the productThe future for next-generation nutrition and longevityDISCOUNT ON TIMELINE▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength.  Use the code LLAMA at checkoutRelated episodes:Prof. David Marcinek: Improving muscle endurance to age betterProf. Louise Burke: Optimizing big muscle health in athletesDr. Julie Andersen: Could better gut health help prevent Alzheimer’s?Dr. David Katz: Robust health beyond the pandemicProf. Stuart Phillips: Boosting physical strength as we ageDr. Stephanie Blum: Embracing and marketing the science of wellbeingProf. Johan Auwerx: Enjoying youthful vitality as we ageDr. Navindra Seeram: The rejuvenating power of plantsProf. Patrick Aebischer: A novel molecule to promote longevityDr. Anurag Singh: Pomegranates, muscle mass and healthy agingSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/5/202348 minutes, 31 seconds
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Laura Putnam | An epidemic of loneliness is shortening lives

Loneliness kills. Just like cigarettes. Social isolation is such a problem that it is shortening lives and US health officials have declared it to be an epidemic. Earlier this month, the US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy said: "It is associated with a greater risk of cardiovascular disease, dementia, stroke, depression, anxiety, and premature death. We're publishing this interview on Memorial Day in the US - a public holiday which for many people is a day of socialization, family gatherings and fun events away from work.  But what if you're alone today?  What are you thinking? Laura Putnam is the founder of Motion Infusion - a company with a mission to bring movement to the workplace.  She's also an advocate for measures to combat the loneliness and isolation that many people feel through a lack of social connections. In this interview we cover: What if you could ward off the killer diseases of old age by simply strengthening your social connectionsLaura delves into the vital importance of love and connection for happiness and longevity and shares her mission to leverage workplaces to promote better health and well-being.We reveal the surprising link between social isolation and life-threatening diseases.Why poor health and well-being are taking a toll on communities and populations and what can we do to change the situation? The moral case for workplace health improvementLaura debunks the myth of fear-based motivation, and discussed how to use everyday language to engage people and guide them towards making significant lifestyle changes. We bridge the gap between recognizing the value of health and actually taking action to ensure our well-being.The importance of community buildingHow to mitigate feelings of loneliness and isolation.How to discover the benefits of getting out into nature and connecting with people in our neighborhoods.The power of pet ownership, and the idea of creating communities around common interests. We also touch on the practice of positivity resonance, reminding us of the good things that happen in our lives. DISCOUNTS▸ The aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutEveryone at the Table. A Mid-Ohio Food Collective podcast Yes, we're a foodbank but we address food insecurity with health, wellness & inclusivity.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/29/202332 minutes, 55 seconds
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Simone Gibertoni | Health is your wealth

What is the most important thing in your life?  What is the most important thing in your life?  For most of us the answer is a no-brainer - it's our health and the wellbeing of our loved ones. It is a philosophy that Simone Gibertoni carries with him every day, in his role running Clinique La Prairie (CLP) in Montreux, Switzerland.  The medical spa has been nurturing the longevity of its clients and patients for more than ninety years, with science-based interventions to extend healthspan. This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, with whom we share a common goal of helping people pursue a long healthspan.  The award-winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination, nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland,  combines preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, and offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier, and longer lives.LLAMA host Peter Bowes recently visited the clinic to learn more about its methods, and the mission of its CEO to promote healthy living opportunities around the world. In this interview we cover: Clinique La Prairie's 92-year historyCLP's mission to change lives based on evolving science, new technology and educationFour pillars to build a better life: Medical, nutrition, movement and well-beingMovement rather than exercise Understanding genetics and epigenetics.Creating a routine to incorporate movementWhat it means to live a holistic lifestyleLiving a life that revolves around good health, beyond the confines of the medical spa Developing longevity hubs around the worldThe daily regime, built around diagnostic testing, including genetic screening, at CLPThe role of a personalized diet Questioning why some of the world's most successful business people overlook their own personal health?Lifespan is falling in the western world.  Why? How Covid has changed attitudes towards everyday healthWhat the phrase 'health is your wealth' means to us allThe longevity economy and the booming interest in healthspanTelling stories around human longevity that resonate with everyoneThe future and Vision 2040DISCOUNTS▸ The aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels, Mitopure + Protein and skin creams - which support improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutSupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/24/202337 minutes, 56 seconds
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Valter Longo: How long can we stay young?

Professor Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California (USC), returns to the LLAMA podcast to discuss his pioneering work and fascination with "youth-span." Over the past 30 years Prof. Longo has published ground-breaking research focussing on the role nutrients play in aging and age-related diseases, such as cancer and diabetes. During this time the age-old practice of fasting has emerged as one of the most powerful interventions to promote good health. A biogerontologist and cell biologist, the Italian scientist is the creator of the Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) and the Longevity Diet.  Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) host Peter Bowes first met Dr. Longo at his laboratory in Los Angeles in 2012.  He later took part in a clinical trial, as a volunteer, when USC researchers explored, for the first time, the feasibility and safety of the FMD. Peter also accompanied Dr. Longo on a trip to Ecuador to learn more about a tiny community of people with the genetic disease, Laron syndrome. It results in stunted growth but also appears to protect those with the condition from the killer diseases of old age.For this new interview, Peter returned to the USC School of Gerentology, in Los Angeles, to discuss with Dr. Longo, the milestones of the past decade and the future direction of longevity research.Topics discussed include:Further understanding the implications of a growth hormone deficiency (Laron syndrome) that protects against diabetes, cancer, cognitive decline. New research address cardiovascular diseaseThe connection between of growth hormones and pathways, and long lifeDietary interventions that control the genes that control the aging processThe Fasting Mimicking Diet and its implications for people undergoing chemotherapyWhat and when should people eat in between periodic cycles of the FMD?What are the optimum hours to practice Time Restricted Eating?Is it safe to skip breakfast? Does skipping breakfast affect lifespan?Which family of foods is best to promote longevity? Why Dr. Longo says "don't do" keto dietsDISCOUNTS▸ The aging process affects our cells much earlier than you might think - it leads to a slower metabolism, lower energy and weaker muscles.  The Swiss longevity brand Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 10% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutWalking is FitnessIf you’re looking for a boost of fitness motivation, join Dave for a daily ten-minute...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/15/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dominic Denk: Pomegranates, new research and the fight against cancer

Researchers in Germany have found that a compound found in pomegranates may play a key role in fighting cancer.  Human trials are needed to established whether findings seen in mice and test tubes also apply to people, but early results look promising. Let's dive into the detail. Pomegranates and other foods, such as nuts, contain ellagitannins. We use them to produce Urolithin A (UA) which is important for the health of our mitochondria, the energy centers of cells. Scientists say it also improves the function of immune cells in their fight against cancer.  We don't all produce UA at the same rate, but a supplement exists, in a highly pure form, which is used to boost cellular energy and muscle strength.  Could it also aid the body's natural defense against cancer?  Dr. Dominic Denk, a physician at Frankfurt University Hospital was part of the team that carried out the latest research with the Frankfurt Cancer Institute.In this interview we cover: The complexities involved in researching and combatting different types of  cancerThe "generous" nature of cancer cells and what drives the disease's progressionThe role of UA and the importance of mitophagy - the renewal of mitochondriaThe different extents to which we produce UA and the impact of agingWhat drives cancer and how the body responds to the diseaseThe impact of exposing the immune system to UA and its impact on cancerous cellsThe next step:  Clinical trials with healthy people to assess the impact of UA, through supplementation, on T cells.The benefit of having already approved forms of UA supplementation to further the researchWhy "cure" is a dangerous word, especially when dealing with cancerA cautious approach to supplementation and the importance of tried and testing health interventions such as optimizing sleep and getting enough exercise. Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/17/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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Shebah Carfagna: A single mother's fitness journey

Starting a fitness journey is one of the most challenging things we can do.  There are obstacles, excuses and setbacks that many find overwhelming.  Shebah Carfagna, a single mother of an autistic child, knew she had to be strong to confront the challenges she faced - not only for the sake of her son, but her own wellbeing. Pre-dawn workouts and a lifetime of learning led to a career in fitness, with movement at its core. The co-founder of Ageless Workout, a Miami-based health and wellness company, Shebah now empowers others to live their best lives.In this interview we cover: Defining an ageless mindsetA 3:45am gym routine that grew into a career around fitnessWhy movement first, rather than exercise?Addressing the barriers and obstacles to a fitness regimeMaintaining personal strength to care for othersTeaching the Joy PrincipleThe power of walkingCatering for the 80% of people who're lost and can'th fathom exerciseChanging the messaging around fitness to be more inclusiveApplying the Richard Simmons principle towards exercise, to bring people togetherEcotherapy to nurture mind, body and soul. Maintaining power, strength and purpose as we age.Defining a vision of the future for aging individuals in 2030DISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected]▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/3/202336 minutes, 14 seconds
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Bill Rawls | Looking after our cells to age well

Aging, according to Bill Rawls, MD, is the loss of functional cells as we go through life. An author and physician, Dr. Rawls is on a mission to elevate the importance of  caring for the basic building blocks of our body.  Our cells, he says, are the key to healthy longevity.   The fourth generation physician, from Raleigh in North Carolina,  confronted a mid-life health crisis of his own that transformed his view of personal wellness.  He now focusses his energies on holistic health interventions and the power of herbal supplements.  In his latest book, The Cellular Wellness Solution, Dr Rawls lays out what he sees as the limitations of modern medicine and the possibilities offered by alternative treatments. In this interview we cover:Confronting a mid-life health crisis that led to a transformative approach to wellnessUnderstanding the link between a lack of sleep and stressAdopting herbal medicine Defining the value of good cellular healthWhat it means to lose cells as we age and why maximum lifespan appears to stop at about 120Carbs, fats and protein.  Getting the balance right. The numbers game and hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c Fasting and keto dietsApplying the science to ourselves and where to start?Personal accountability and healthcareConnect with Dr. Rawls:  Website | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube  Books: The Cellular Wellness Solution | Unlocking LymeDISCOUNTS▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected]▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/20/202351 minutes, 15 seconds
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Barrie Tan: Vitamin E for longevity

Choosing the most appropriate supplementation for optimum health and longevity can be a perplexing process.  This episode is the first of a series, over the coming months, in which we will focus on a single nutrient and its importance for our every day health.  Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant.  It is important to maintain the immune system and cellular health. It is found in many foods but do our diets provide enough for our needs?  Dr. Barrie Tan is a leading expert on vitamin E.  A biochemist, he is the President of American River Nutrition, a natural health research and development company, located in Hadley, Massachusetts, and a longtime researcher into the health benefits from a form of the vitamin called tocotrienol. We explore how it differs from the more commonly known form, tocopherol, and why it matters. In this interview we cover:The discovery, in 1922, of alpha-tocopherol vitamin E - and four decades later, tocotrienol. What's the difference?Dr. Tan's journey from Malaysia to MassachusettsThe annatto plant - sometime called the  lipstick plant and its significance as a source of tocotrienol.  The importance of vitamin E for cellular health and especially cell walls.Can we get enough vitamin E from our diets?The relationship between vitamin E and stresses on the bodyShould vitamin E levels be a regular Identifying signs of a vitamin E deficiencyDifferentiating between vitamin E supplements and why they don't all come equalAvoiding snake oil by scrutinizing indepenedent researchLongevity aspirationsAre multi-vitamins worth taking? DISCOUNTS▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected]▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvementsAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/4/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Nicklas Brendborg: Could we age backwards like jellyfish?

The search for the Fountain of Youth has intrigued and challenged scientists for centuries. Now, longevity is a buzzword - a multi-billion dollar industry with myriad interventions that could help us live longer and better. But are we any closer to fully understanding what it takes to extend healthy lifespan or healthspan? Nicklas Brendborg is a biotechnology researcher and the author of Jellyfish Age Backwards: Nature's Secrets to Longevity. The Copenhagen-based PhD student explores, with a critical eye, some of the fundamental questions related to aging science and mankind's quest to push the boundaries of healthy living. In this LLAMA podcast, with Peter Bowes, Nicklas explains how some animals have already achieved immortality and why the mechanisms behind aging continue to challenge researchers.In this interview we cover:Defining the Fountain of Youth and what we mean by the aging process. A critical analysis of aging research and the science of longevityDo jellyfish really age backwards? The small animal advantage when it comes to living a long lifeThe intriguing of people with Laron syndrome - why they appear able to avoid the killer diseases of old ageThe whole body factor and why mental health also plays a role in living a long lifeCalorie restriction and life extension in miceTime-restricted eatingAn appreciation of the pioneering researcher, Dr. Roy WalfordSelf-experimentation and understanding our own bodiesDISCOUNTS▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected]▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/20/202343 minutes, 22 seconds
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James R. Hagerty: Telling the stories of our lives

Telling the stories of long, healthy and productive lives is what we do here.  We share insights into how people conduct themselves - the habits, hacks, lessons and learning curves that evolve over time.  We hear about relationships, athletic adventures and career achievements - the highs and the lows of a life well-lived.One day, hopefully in the distant future, it will be obituary-time. A few paragraphs politely mentioning some of our milestones along with funeral arrangements and options for flowers.  But before it comes to that, have you ever thought about telling your own story?  James R. Hagerty writes obituaries for The Wall Street Journal, but his new book focusses on the living. In Yours Truly: An Obituary Writer's Guide to Telling Your Story, James shares his skills and insight into how to record the pivotal moments of our lives.  He also explains how the process could prove life-enhancing or enlightening and a valuable resource for our loved-ones. In this interview we cover:The value of having a life story preserved.The difference between an obituary and telling your own storyJames' story as a career obituary writer and journalistBut I'm not famous or infamous - do I have a story to tell?How open do I need to be about every high and low in my life? When discretion is the better part of valorSaving stories - from letter-writing to social media postsIs the process therapeutic? How do others benefit from you writing your story?The skill of asking questionsRealizing how little we know about each others' livesEnjoying a long life and career and staying engagedDISCOUNTS▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected]▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure suAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/1/202333 minutes, 10 seconds
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Nathan Estrada: Balancing skills for longevity

Our balancing skills start to decline as early as our late 20s and our ability to balance is high on the list of things that determine our lifespan. Toppling over and requiring hospital treatment could signal the beginning of the end, in fact the leading cause of injury-related death for people 65 and over is falling. How often have you heard that an older person 'had a fall' and was never the same again? In this episode, Nathan Estrada, a physical therapist with Denver-based Nymbl Science, explains the link between longevity and balancing skills. He also outlines the simple measures that can be taken to mitigate the dangers of falling and how technology can help. In this episode we cover:Defining balance and why we need itThe role of mobility in meaningful livesCombining brain games and functional movementStumbling, almost falling - the canary in the coal mine. Why the fear of falling can lead to accidents in the futureWhy improving balancing skills should be on the agenda for everyone over 30Acting 'old' and how to avoid itWhy "aging is not less"The problems posed by removing household obstacles that could help improve mobilityWhy the employees of nursing homes shuffle their feetThe most helpful interventions to mitigate the risk of fallingWhy you don't want people to have to lie at your funeralDISCOUNTS▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected]▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkoutAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/16/202334 minutes, 17 seconds
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Alka Patel: A one-million-hour life

As we prepare to welcome 2023, what better time to kick start a new healthy longevity lifestyle.  We're excited at LLAMA to continue our never ending journey of learning, with this inspiring conversation about living for a million hours. Have a wonderful New Year! Dr. Alka Patel is a London-based General Practitioner who believes that it is possible to live for well over a century, with targeted self-care and "compassionate lifestyle changes." In this interview Dr. Patel shares her wisdom and enthusiasm for healthy aging interventions - some of which are based on her own struggles with stress and burnout.   We discuss:The role of a doctor - from treater of the sick to health care coachWhat it means to focus on minute-by-minute self-careThe pivotal life moments that shaped Dr. Patel's approach to health coachingHow health advice during moments of pain can be overwhelmingTracking lifestyle changes and being accountable to yourselfExplaining the LQ - Lifestyle Quotient - testWhy access to personal bio data is vital to understand your healthPartnering up with a friend or qualified mentor to champion your healthcare journey.The Hawthorne Effect - the power of being observedThe 'teachable moments" in life that challenge and ultimately inspire usEmbracing the "reality of life" from the dark moments to the fun side of living. Making fitness tech and wearable devices work for youDowntime, calendar white space and time to breathDiet dilemas and the power of fasting or restricted eatingThe different stages of sleep and why they matterWhy Alka believes a million-hour-life is a realistic goalDISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/30/202242 minutes, 31 seconds
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Steve Hendricks: Fasting for optimum health and longevity

Of all the lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better, fasting has been hailed by some as the holy grail of health. It comes in many - and somewhat confusing - forms.  From time restricted eating to intermittent fasting and longer term food deprivation, fasting has a long and fascinating history.  Steve Hendricks is a freelance journalist and the author of The Oldest Cure in the World, Adventures in the Art and Science of Fasting.  The book attempts to put into perspective what we know about fasting, how realistic a "cure" it is for some conditions and whether it is a practical option to fight disease and live longer.   In this interview we cover:Discovering fasting through an exploration of caloric restriction and ways to live longerTo what extent could fasting be considered a cure for certain diseases? Repair mechanisms and how fasting can fix problems in cellsHow fasting can be considered an adventure in art as well as scienceEntering a "contemplative state" through fasting and the physiological reasons for itWhat does self-experimentation involve?Weight loss and fastingWhat it means to go into a ketogenic stateDealing with depression and idiopathic hypersomnia Fasting and cancerAre some people better able than others to cope with fasting?What is a fasting mimicking diet? Why people are motivated to fast and stick with the regimeFasting and mindset and how it changes our attitude towards foodTime restricted eating and what happens when we stick to a narrower eating window during the dayThe science behind the old adage, 'eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper'DISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNoAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/17/202256 minutes, 39 seconds
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Nick Bitz: Can we live to 120?

An understanding of the hallmarks of aging is at the heart Dr. Nick Bitz's mission to achieve a long healthy life.  The hallmarks are the functional mechanisms - such as mitochondrial health - that drive the aging process. The challenge is to identify how lifestyle interventions can be implemented to mitigate the decline in biological resilience of the human body.  Dr. Bitz is a Los Angeles-based naturopathic doctor specializing in integrative medicine. He works alongside other medical practitioners, biohackers and scientists - collectively called the Neurohacker Collective -  with the common goal of optimizing our quality of life.  In this interview we cover:The mission to improve people's lives and optimize human performanceDefining nootropics - cognitive enhancers - and their role in everyday healthDr. Bitz's health journey as a naturopathic physician specializing in AyurvedaWhat it means to be 'holistic'How dietary supplements can be used as a "tool" for longevityCovid, flu and immunityThe Nine Hallmarks of Aging and why they matterEmbracing senolytics, a new class of drugs to rejuvenate and regenerate the body's cellsThe "critical" importance of exerciseThe evidence that shows that a lifespan of 120 is "absolutely achievable"Panchakarma as a detox therapyMeditation, sun salutations and breathing exercisesReasons to aspire for longevityDISCOUNTS▸ Neurohacker Collective is offering LLAMA podcast listeners 15% off any its Qualia formulations, which are designed to help the body more effectively regulate its own biochemistry and restore homeostatic balance.Use the code LLAMA at checkoutAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/29/202237 minutes, 5 seconds
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Judith Sachs: Empowering people through movement

We are built to move.  The human body thrives on it and relies on it to live life to the full. As we age, ailments and diseases can hinder our ability to get around, but it is never too late to nurture the body's fundamental urge to move.  It can be extreme, repetitive and invigorating in nature, but even gentle movement also has the power to heal.  Judith Sachs is the founder of Anyone Can Move,  a program that promotes movement in all its forms - dancing, walking, swimming, as a tool to stay healthy for longer. A certified Dance for PD® (Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease) teacher in the US city of Philadelphia  - Judith is a long time enthusiast for the empowerment of people through movement and music, in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.In this episode we discuss:The benefits of movement for mind and bodyWhy balance is importantBanishing the idea of failure in the quest to improve the bodyExploring the mantra, a little, a little, each day. Movement at all ages, from speed walking to tennisMuscle memory and the  beginner's mindTackling dementia - Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.Music's power to wakeup the brainFacing up to physical problems in mid to later lifeBalance and equilibrium with the people in our livesDISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. This is in addition to a 25% summer sale discount being offered by Recharge Health. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/16/202240 minutes, 42 seconds
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Anette Breindl: Is life extension a pipe dream?

Extending lifespan is the goal of many in the field of human longevity, with myriad companies developing pharmaceuticals to target the key biological markers of aging. But which interventions actually work? A team of researchers at BioWorld  recently delved into the latest science to try to make sense of the many clinal trials focused on the biology of aging. Anette Breindl is a co-author of the magazine's special report on aging, which also explores whether the large sums of money going into aging research are leading to real-world breakthroughs. In this LLAMA podcast interview Anette discusses her pragmatic approach to anti-aging and why life extension could still be a pipe dream - at least in our lifetimes. Read the BioWorld report:  Extending the human lifespanDISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. This is in addition to a 25% summer sale discount being offered by Recharge Health. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/2/202227 minutes, 28 seconds
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Priscilla Long: Challenging toxic ageism

How often have you heard an older person refer to themselves as being so many "years young?" What about those who blame a "senior moment" for the occasional memory lapse?  These are examples of what the writer Priscilla Long describes as "toxic ageism." Oftentimes, she argues, ageist attitudes are perpetuated by the very people who're thriving in old age, but for some reason, view being old as a state of mind or body to be disavowed. Priscilla is a prolific and award-winning author of science, poetry and creative nonfiction. At the age of 79, her latest work, Dancing with the Muse in Old Age, focuses on what she calls "creative engagement" and "purposeful lifestyle traits" as a road map for the aging process.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, the Seattle-based author argues that ageism "poisons creativity" and explains why society should stop thinking of older people as "decrepit".This episode was produced in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.DISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. This is in addition to a 25% summer sale discount being offered by Recharge Health. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/19/202231 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nick Engerer: Biohacking to optimize healthspan

Aspiring to live a long, healthy life is a universal goal of mankind.  We are wired for survival and the latest longevity science is making it ever more realistic to reach a great age. Nick Engerer, founder of the Longevity Blog, is the ultimate healthy aging enthusiast.  A triathlete and serial self-experimenter with the latest, science-based, lifestyle interventions, Nick and LLAMA's Peter Bowes recently teamed up to produce this podcast's first video episode.  On a mission to defy jet lag, during a visit to Los Angeles, Nick, who is based in Australia, set out to explore treatments offered by the wellness and immunity center, Next Health.  From cryotherapy and infrared sauna to intravenous therapy and hyperbaric oxygen, Nick dives into the biohacking world, with a keen eye on real-life results and long-term benefits.  Peter and Nick discuss the wider world of wellness interventions and the potential for everyone to benefit from longevity technology .Also WATCH this episode at https://youtu.be/Yc3qIBrnE6kThis episode was sponsored by Vitality Pro Longevity Supplements, here to offer the latest products in longevity science focused on improving and supporting your health as you age. LLAMA listeners can receive a 5% discount on its products. Use the code LLAMA at checkout - www.Vitality-Pro.com Thanks to Next | Health in West HollywoodDISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. This is in addition to a 25% summer sale discount being offered by Recharge Health. ▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure PAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/26/202247 minutes, 8 seconds
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Getting a full night's sleep

Do you have a problem sleeping? The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says insufficient sleep is a public health problem linked to chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart problems, obesity, and depression. The implications for human longevity are obvious. So what can be done to get a better night's sleep - even if you think you've tried everything?The Silicon Valley startup, Koko Labs, has developed Full Sleep, a six-week program guided by artificial intelligence (A.I.), using a non-wearable bedside tracker and the tried and tested sleep improvement technique, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I). In this episode we meet Koko's Chief Product Officer, Rosaria Mannino, and A.I. guru Luca Rigazio, to learn more about this pioneering technology. Full Sleep: FullSleep.com | Facebook | Instagram | TwitterRead a transcript and full show notes at LLAMApodcast.com/full-sleepThis episode is brought to you in association with Full Sleep, a program that helps you reimagine your long-term relationship with sleep, incorporating a non-wearable bedside tracker and CBT-I - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia. Preorder Full Sleep now, with a discount* for its limited launch period, and try it out for yourself. *Limited to the first 100 qualified customers.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifySupport the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/14/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Life Well Lived

As the world mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the Live Long and Master Aging podcast extends its deepest sympathies to members of the Royal Family and everyone who loved and respected the UK's longest-serving monarch.We want to pay our respects to the Queen in this, the 200th episode of LLAMA. She devoted her life to public service and, as King Charles noted, it was "a life well lived" - a phrase that resonates with the values and goals of our podcast. It accurately reflects the selfless life of Queen Elizabeth, but could also be applied to many members of our own families and close friends. In 2018 Peter Bowes interviewed Sky Bergman, a professor of photography and video, about her film, Lives Well Lived. It features the stories of forty people who share their experiences, wit and wisdom, with remarkable candor.   In honour of Queen Elizabeth and every soul who has enjoyed a life well lived, we are republishing Peter's conversation with Sky. It is both inspiring and sobering, with honest reflections on the aging process. Connect with Sky: Website | Lives Well Lived | Twitter | Facebook | InstagramOriginally published:  June 5, 2018Celebrating the wit and wisdom of adults over 75Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/11/202217 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nate Wilkins: Living an ageless lifestyle

Nate Wilkins is enjoying a remarkable journey through life.  The 68-year-old functional aging specialist is the co-founder of Ageless Workout, a Miami-based health, healing and wellness company that seeks to bridge the gap between fitness and medicine.  The goal is to help people of all ages achieve their maximum potential. It is based on a lifestyle that Nate and his partner, Shebah Carfagna, have adopted to create a "tribe mentality" to health and fitness.  They are also co-authors of Ageless Workout. In this interview Nate reflects on the highs - and lows - in his life - including a "brush with greatness" when he met Martin Luther King Jr. on the day he was baptized. He condemns ageist attitudes that depict older people as "decrepit" and enthuses about the joys of a full life, focussed on movement, positivity and purpose. ****This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.DISCOUNTS▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam, for red light therapy, which may help your body heal and promote  the health of skin and muscle tissue .  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. This is in addition to a 25% summer sale discount being offered by Recharge Health. https://tinyurl.com/bd7a7nsd▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/8/202236 minutes, 23 seconds
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Bjørn Ekeberg: Targeted red light therapy to support recovery

Red light therapy is a popular treatment for skin health, muscle strength and even sleep quality. It involves exposing the body to low levels of red or near-infrared light.  Considered safe, it is a form of therapy that is usually offered in a health practitioners' office or wellness center.  The technology is also available for use at home.  The Norwegian company, Recharge Health, has developed a device called FlexBeam, a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive tool that uses targeted red light therapy to support recovery.  In this interview, the company's co-founder, Bjørn Ekeberg, discusses the use of red light as a therapeutic intervention and explains how FlexBeam works.USE FLEXBEAM AT HOME▸ Recharge Health is offering LLAMA listeners a $30.00 discount on the purchase of FlexBeam.  Use the code LLAMA at checkout. This is in addition to a 25% summer sale discount being offered by Recharge Health. https://tinyurl.com/bd7a7nsd***This episode was sponsored by Vitality Pro Longevity Supplements, here to offer the latest products in longevity science focused on improving and supporting your health as you age. LLAMA listeners can receive a 5% discount on its products. Use the code LLAMA at checkout – www.Vitality-Pro.com ***MORE DISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 1Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/31/202233 minutes, 57 seconds
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Kara Collier: My Day | My Life

Kara Collier is the director of nutrition at the metabolic health company, NutriSense. She is, by her own admission, obsessed with all things to do with personalized nutrition, metabolism, glucose, preventative health and longevity.  My Day | My Life is a bite-sized supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. We explore the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated episodes: Carlee Hayes, lead dietician at NutriSense: Why continuously monitor our glucose levels?Carlee Hayes: My Day | My Life-------------This episode was sponsored by Vitality Pro Longevity Supplements, here to offer the latest products in longevity science focused on improving and supporting your health as you age. LLAMA podcast listeners can receive a 5% discount on its products. Use the code LLAMA at checkout – www.Vitality-Pro.com-------------Analyze in real-time how your blood glucose levels respond to food, exercise, stress, and sleep. Nutri | Sense is offering LLAMA podcast listeners $25 off your first month of subscription. Use code LLAMA at checkout. Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/21/202211 minutes, 24 seconds
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Alan Carpenter: How a brush with death inspired a new lifestyle

It could all end in a heartbeat. Sometimes life itself, with its unpredictable path, can be the biggest motivator to change us for the better. Take Alan Carpenter. He was a fit 66-year-old, enjoying a hike on the US Pacific Crest, when his life suddenly imploded.  A dramatic fall led to a stay in hospital and a long period of recuperation.  It also prompted him to reassess his state of health - not only physical, but his mental and emotional wellbeing. It led to years of research, analyzing lifestyle interventions and longevity hacks, in search of positive long-term habits.  He wrote a book about it; Choose Better, Live Better: Nine Healthy Choices that Nurture Body, Mind, and Spirit and in this LLAMA podcast interview Alan shares a graphic account of the moment everything changed and why he embarked on a quest to rejuvenate his life.****This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.DISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/17/202236 minutes, 24 seconds
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Katie Waldegrave: Grow, learn and reinvent

More and more people are re-training rather than retiring as they age. Reinvention is the preferred option for some of today's boomers, who are enjoying good health and vitality.  Not only are older people sharing the wisdom of their years with younger generations, many are discovering that they have the energy and enthusiasm to take on an entirely new career.  Katie Waldegrave MBE is the co-founder of Now Teach, a UK-based charity which promotes the employment of older people as teachers.  Katie is a vocal campaigner against ageism, which she says can start at a very young age and can even impact how long someone lives.  In this interview, she explains the how Now Teach is helping people realize their dream to start again, go back to college and acquire the skills needed to launch a new chapter in the classroom - and their lives. -------------This episode was sponsored by Vitality Pro Longevity Supplements, here to offer the latest products in longevity science focused on improving and supporting your health as you age. LLAMA podcast listeners can receive a 5% discount on its products. Use the code LLAMA at checkout – www.Vitality-Pro.com-------------DISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries cAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/10/202234 minutes, 50 seconds
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Jatin Chaudhary: Hacking mitochondria to scale new heights

When Jatin Chaudhary set his sights on climbing the world's highest mountain, he knew he had to optimize his body's ability to operate in extreme conditions. The 43-year-old software development manager from India was aware that his chances of scaling Mt. Everest were diminishing every year and that he would benefit from the physical endurance abilities of a younger man. He dived into the data and investigated why Sherpas can perform at superhuman levels at altitude. He concluded that it was their ability to efficiently use oxygen in their mitochondria, while in a hypoxic environment, such as the heights of Everest where there is less oxygen in the air. It led Jatin to learn more about the gut metabolite Urolithin A (UA) and its role in maintaining healthy mitochondria. In this LLAMA podcast interview he explains why he believes supplementation with Mitopure, a proprietary highly pure form of UA, helped fuel his body to scale the highest peak on earth. He also discusses the wider benefits, for an aging population, of maximal mitochondrial health.This episode is produced in association with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular - nutrition, under its Timeline brand.Photos: Courtesy Jatin ChaudharyDISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/20/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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Peter Ward: Eternal life or living for today?

Do you want to live forever? Or do you prefer to focus on living for as long as possible while enjoying the best of health? Lifetime aspirations come in many forms and are often merged together - or confused - under the banner of human longevity. Some are more realistic than others. In his new book, The Price of Immortality: The Race to Live Forever, the British journalist, Peter Ward, teases apart the many interventions being touted as possible 'cures' for aging or tools to help us live on and on.  He explores the work of "tech visionaries, scam artists, pseudo scientists and religious fanatics."  In this LLAMA podcast interview, Peter offers a dispassionate view on what we are to believe and whether any of it should be taken seriously. Photo credit: Seren HughesThis episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.DISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise rAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/13/202239 minutes, 19 seconds
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John Whyte: My Day | My Life

Dr. John Whyte is the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD.  He is on a mission to share accurate health information in a world where finding reliable medical advice can be challenging. My Day | My Life is a bite-sized supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. We explore the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Connect with John Whyte:  Bio | WebMD | Book: Take Control of Your Cancer RiskListening options: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Stitcher, YouTube, Tunein, Spotify Pandora Podcasts, Google PodcastsRead a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated episode: Covid's Silver Lining?Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/9/20226 minutes, 46 seconds
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William Hsu: Transforming human health through fasting

The popularity of fasting has surged in recent years, although there are myriad approaches to restricting food intake to promote good health.  One system, known as ProLon, involves mimicking the effects of fasting, by allowing small meals to be consumed during the diet.  LLAMA host Peter Bowes has followed the progress of this fasting mimicking diet (FMD) ever since he took part in a clinical trial, in 2013, to explore the regime's feasibility and safety.  In this interview Dr. William Hsu, Chief Medical Officer with L-Nutra, the company that markets the diet, explains the latest science behind periodic fasting nutrition and the differences between the various protocols that are often labeled 'intermittent fasting.'DISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Mitopure supports improvements in mitochondrial function and muscle strength. Use the code LLAMA at checkout▸ DoNotAge is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. Use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.orgHealth queries can be answered by emailing: [email protected] A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/29/202236 minutes, 21 seconds
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Catharine Arnston: Eating algae to age better

Could eating algae be the secret weapon many of us have been searching for in the pursuit of longevity?  The microscopic form of life is consumed as part of a balanced diet is in some parts of the world, but it is also being hailed as a superfood that could help us age better. Of course there is nothing new about algae, which are photosynthetic microorganisms that live in water and grow hydroponically, that is, without soil. The common image is of an icky green film on ponds or areas of stagnant water, but algae grown specifically for consumption, are a potent source of protein and other essential nutrients. It has detoxifying qualities and its regular consumption is linked to a range of benefits including cell health and immune support. In this episode we meet Catharine Arnston, the founder and CEO of ENERGYbits, which makes algae tablets or “bits of whole food".  Catharine is kindly offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits products so that you can try algae for yourself. Just use the code LLAMA at EnergyBits.comAffiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases at EnergyBits.com - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/21/202240 minutes, 57 seconds
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Nichola Conlon: Slowing aging | My Day | My Life

Nichola Conlon is a molecular biologist and the co-founder of the UK-based nutraceutical company Nuchido Laboratories.  In this episode Nichola tells us about her love of intense exercise;  the power of fasting; a career that explores drugs that could slow our rate of cellular aging and her passion for explaining science so that everyone can benefit.  She also shares her lifestyle hacks and secrets for a good night's sleep. My Day | My Life is a Sunday supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. We explore the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated episode: Stimulating the body to repair itself Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/19/202210 minutes, 7 seconds
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Janne Karin Sande & Stuart Phillips: Boosting omega-3 intake without fish oil burps

Make sure you're getting your daily dose of fish oil.  It is one of the basic rules of nutrition and there is no argument that omega-3 fatty acids are very important for our health. But those fishy burps are irksome. The science behind - and our understanding of omega-3 oils - has come a long way. In today's episode we're going to explore how nano-dispersion technology is being used to fuel our bodies with a new smoothie, EO3 (Enhanced Omega-3), without the downside of unpleasant belching. In collaboration with EO3, LLAMA brought together the company's founder, Janne Karin Sande, who's based on Oslo, Norway, and Prof. Stuart Phillips, director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada, to discuss the drink, which contains Norwegian cod liver oil and protein. This episode is brought to you in association with EO3, the ready to drink product, made with fish oil and protein,  designed to help athletes train faster and harder with optimum recovery. Backed by science EO3 is a complete nutritional solution for cognitive and physical benefits. A better way to get the Omega 3 your body needs. Prof. Phillips sits on the scientific advisory board for EO3.Recorded: June 6, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/8/202234 minutes, 40 seconds
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Steven Clausnitzer: Freezing stem cells to slow the aging process

What if we could stop time and preserve the biological potential of our younger selves? It is the goal of Forever Labs,  a US company that stores stem cells for possible use in later life, to combat age-related disease and, perhaps, aging itself. The company collects and cryo-preserves stem cells so they can be used in future health treatments and therapies, should medical advances allow it. In this interview Steven Clausnitzer, who founded the company in 2015, explains his vision that illnesses occurring in the years to come, could be treated, or even prevented, through the use of stem cells that were put into storage during healthier times.  Recorded: March 15, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/3/202233 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dave Paul: Walk, talk and live long

An hour-long walk, before breakfast, is my favorite daily habit. It is a routine that I rarely miss and one which I credit for much of my current health and vitality. For all the latest diet, exercise and supplementation interventions, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other is, for me, a hugely rewarding lifestyle trail. The benefits of walking are widely documented although the motivation needed to develop a regular practice can be elusive. Dave Paul, an American radio host currently living in the state of South Carolina, is on a mission to promote the longevity enhancing habit through his podcast and blog, Walking is Fitness. With engaging monologues, recording during his morning walk, Dave shares his daily adventures with an audience that he says are "doing a hard thing," but hopefully reaping the physical and mental rewards of a commitment to fitness. In this LLAMA podcast interview Dave explains how his zest for life has evolved into a passion for helping others stay accountable to their daily fitness regimes. Recorded: March 2, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/25/202241 minutes, 45 seconds
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Marie Ruggles: Using food as medicine for longevity

We are what we eat.  So goes the proverbial saying.  But to what extent does the food on our plate determine the quality of our health now and for the rest of our lives?  Marie Ruggles is a clinical nutritionist and the author of Optimize Your Immune System: Create Health and Resilience with a Kitchen Pharmacy. In this LLAMA podcast interview we explore what it means to use the kitchen pantry to promote robust health. From whole foods to superfoods, supplements to sunlight, Marie shares natural wellness strategies and practical options for vibrant longevity. Interview recorded: February 16, 2022 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website. Photo: Susan Elise Shiebler Photography©This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/11/202240 minutes, 22 seconds
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Nick Engerer: Biohacking through the lens of longevity

Every now and then we find a kindred spirit in life. In the field of longevity research, Nick Engerer, PhD, lives and breathes the healthy aging aspirations embodied by the LLAMA podcast. The creator of Longevity Blog is on a mission to optimize his wellbeing through self-experimentation and science-based interventions. Crucially, he is also driven to share his knowledge to help everyone make lifestyle decisions that promote good health and vitality. In this interview Nick explains his real-world goal of nurturing his longevity through a data-driven analysis of the latest research. He also discusses the power of exercise, the flexibility of dietary interventions and his belief that longevity breakthroughs should be accessible to everyone.This episode is brought to you by Longevity Blog, where Nick Engerer simplifies complex topics to help you build a personalized and affordable approach to wellness through self-experimentation. Find Longevity Blog at nickengerer.org/llama and join Nick in your shared quest for maximum healthspan. Recorded: February 24, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/27/202253 minutes, 48 seconds
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Nadine Artemis: Joining the dots between health and beauty

Beauty, radiant health and the human body and have been inexorably linked.  But to what extent do modern-day, beauty-related practices, enhance our well-being, or even our longevity?  Early in life, Nadine Artemis became fascinated by the intersecting worlds of beauty, essential oils and a desire to live a long healthy life.  She specializes in aromachology, the study of odors and the way they influence human behavior.  Based in Ontario, Canada the creator of  the health and beauty shop, Living Libations, is also a prolific writer, on topics ranging from organic beauty products to holistic dental care. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Nadine discusses her philosophy; her relatively simple approach to personal care and her desire to educate people about what she calls renegade beauty. She also explains why she believes that "every health decision really is a beauty decision, and every beauty decision must be a health decision." Recorded: March 29, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/13/202245 minutes, 18 seconds
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Alan Graves: Finding a passion - My Day | My Life

Alan Graves is the CEO of Do Not Age, a UK-based longevity research company and provider of products, such as nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), for healthy aging. He emails from bed, eats curated plant-based meals and is on a mission to "democratize" wellbeing.My Day | My Life is a Sunday supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. We explore the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated episode:  Mission to extend healthy lifespan Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/10/20228 minutes, 8 seconds
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Greg Dennis: A family doctor's epiphany over how to achieve optimum health

What happens when a devoted meat-eater spends an hour in conversation with a fellow podcaster, who lives by a plant-based diet?  In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, I meet Dr. Greg Dennis, a family practice physician from Oklahoma City, who also podcasts about health and fitness.  We quiz each other about our longevity-focussed lifestyles - highlighting the significant differences and similarities in our regimes.   Dr. Dennis explains the action he took when he realized that his patients were not getting any healthier, under the traditional "standard of care," and how it led to his weekly podcast, Fit Rx.  We also share our longevity goals and discuss the challenges posed by conflicting advice on how to live a healthy life. Recorded: Dec 13, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/30/20221 hour, 41 seconds
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Sandra Feaster: Taking ten minutes | My Day | My Life

This is our Sunday supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Sandra Feaster is a registered nurse and health coach.  Now retired she is enjoying a new lease on life - busier than ever, but without some of the pressures of working life.  Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated: Retire, pivot or die - LLAMA podcast interview, April 28, 2019Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/27/20229 minutes, 59 seconds
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Andrew G. Marshall: Living a meaningful life | My Day | My Life

This is our Sunday supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast. My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Andrew G. Marshall is a marital therapist, writer and host of the The Meaningful Life podcast.  Currently living in Berlin, he is former broadcaster and author of the book, I Love You, But I'm Not In Love With You. Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated:  Aging in a meaningful way - LLAMA podcast interview, February 16, 2022Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/20/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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John Whyte: Covid’s silver lining?

How many times have you turned to a search engine to diagnose your latest ache and pain? Perhaps you visit the doctor and leave the surgery confused and befuddled? Finding and implementing accurate health information - especially preventative measures - can be extremely challenging. It's hard to know what to believe online and some medical professionals are not known for their communication skills. In this LLAMA podcast episode Dr. John Whyte, Chief Medical Officer at WebMD, explains the business of sharing reliable advice.  In a world where information travels fast,  how do we navigate the myriad sources and figure out the best path forward.  Dr. Whyte, author of Take Control of Your Cancer Risk, also discusses his growing appreciation of gratitude and the power of purpose, as tools to prevent disease and enjoy optimum health.Recorded: Dec 6, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/16/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Carlee Hayes: Canine cuddles | My Day | My Life

Carlee Hayes is the lead dietician at NutriSense, a metabolic health company that uses the latest technology to help people continuously track their glucose levels to live a healthier life. My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated:  Why continuously monitor our glucose? - LLAMA podcast interview, October 5, 2021Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/13/202210 minutes, 37 seconds
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Chip Conley: Three Things | My Day | My Life

Welcome to our new weekend supplement to the Live Long and Master aging podcast. To mark LLAMA's fifth birthday this week, we're launching a series of short interviews that delve into daily routines, lifestyle hacks and longevity-driven habits.My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity.  Chip Conley is hotelier, writer, former executive for Airbnb and founder of the Modern Elder Academy, a self-styled school for midlife wisdom.Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast websiteRelated: Chip Conley: Wisdom, Curiosity and the Modern Elder - LLAMA podcast interview, January 8, 2021Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/6/20229 minutes, 47 seconds
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Gil Blander: Ultra-personalized health and lifestyle guidance

There is a plethora of science-backed information about how to optimize our health and wellbeing. The challenge, for most of us, is how to filter it and then apply the latest knowledge and innovations to our own lives.  There is undoubtedly a future in personalized medicine and the use of artificial intelligence, to guide our lifestyle decisions. InsideTracker is a health platform that curates peer-reviewed science and combines it with cutting edge technology, to provide insights for its users.  The goal is to make it easier to reach informed decisions about how best to live our lives.  Gil Blander, Phd., an MIT researcher in nutrition and aging, founded InsideTracker in 2009.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, he explains its mission to provide actionable, evidence-backed recommendations to improve health and wellness. Interview recorded: November 4, 2021 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/2/202241 minutes, 55 seconds
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Andrew G. Marshall: Aging in a meaningful way

What is it about life that makes it worth living? Sure, living a long time with good health and vitality is an aspirational goal, but do you know how to age in a meaningful way? In fact, what is it about living that gives it value and substance? Are we able to mine the wisdom of our years to enhance life's experiences as we grow older? Andrew G. Marshall is marital therapist, a prolific author of books and host of the podcast, The Meaningful Life. In this LLAMA podcast conversation, Andrew, who is based in Berlin, discusses his longtime search for answers to these vexing questions.Interview recorded: November 24, 2021 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/16/202240 minutes, 1 second
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Mary Flett: I don't feel that old

Aging with finesse sounds infinitely more desirable than the humdrum process of simply getting older. The language we use in describing the aging process is all important. Perhaps even more important is having a plan, as we age. Even though we "don't feel that old" there is an inevitability about the passing years - despite the latest science-backed interventions that may help us slow down the process. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Mary Flett, has spent much of her career analyzing the way we value ourselves as we grow older, how we connect with others as we age, and the skills we need to navigate the process with grace. There are, she says, five "pillars of aging," which include creating a legacy of values, staying engaged, adaptation, spirituality and emotional economics. In this LLAMA podcast interview Dr. Flett, who is based in Sonoma, California, discusses the complex, nuanced journey that is aging, and challenges media-driven notions about human longevity. Interview recorded: October 20, 2021 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie. The award winning spa clinic and pioneering health and wellness destination nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/2/202242 minutes, 17 seconds
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David Marcinek: Improving muscle endurance to age better

Muscle endurance can be improved, in older adults, without physical exercise, according to the results of a new clinical trial.  Scientists in the US and Switzerland say their research suggests supplementation with a gut metabolite, known as urolithin A, may counteract age-associated muscle decline.  This is significant as a potential intervention that could slow the onset of frailty in older people, and prolong healthspan.   The study, sponsored by the Swiss life science company, Amazentis  (also sponsors of this podcast), was conduced at the University of Washington Medical Center and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.  It was designed to test the hypothesis that long-term supplementation with Mitopure, a highly pure, synthetic form of urolithin A, would improve mitochondrial function and muscle performance in older adults.   In this LLAMA podcast interview, the study's principal investigator, Prof. David Marcinek, explains the findings and why he believes they could be especially beneficial for older people who are unable to exercise.  We also delve into the importance of mitochondrial health and why the so-called powerhouses of our cells play such a pivotal role in our ability to thrive and enjoy a long life. Interview recorded: January 12, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA website.This episode is brought to you in association with Amazentis. A Swiss lifescience company that’s pioneering, cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition under its timeline brand.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/21/202243 minutes, 50 seconds
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Alan Graves: Mission to extend healthy lifespan

There are myriad lifestyle, dietary and exercise interventions that could lead to a longer healthspan and compressed morbidity.  Preventing chronic disease, as we age, is crucial but longevity science is also focused on shorter terms goals, such as staying physically and mentally healthy, today and tomorrow.  Alan Graves is the CEO of Do Not Age, a UK-based longevity research company , which has the stated mission of extending healthy lifespan for as many people as possible. In this LLAMA podcast, Alan explains why he promotes a combination of lifestyle interventions, which are free to implement, and targeted supplementation, to optimize wellbeing. We delve into one of the hottest topics in the longevity field - the importance of NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), a coenzyme found in every cell of the body and critical to hundreds of metabolic processes.  Do Not Age's flagship product is NMN, an NAD+ activator, which according to clinical studies, increases insulin sensitivity, reverses mitochondrial dysfunction, and extends lifespan.Interview recorded: January 6, 2022 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/19/202239 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sergey Young: Longevity in a pill to fight aging?

Longevity science has been moving at breakneck speed in recent years, reinforcing the view of some innovators that we are on the cusp of a 200-year lifespan.  Whether it be longevity in a pill, artificial organs or gene therapy to cure diseases, recent breakthroughs suggest many of us already have the tools needed to live much longer and better.  Sergey Young is a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least a billion people. He founded the Longevity Vision Fund to accelerate life extension through technological innovations and recently published his book, The Science and Technology of Growing Young.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, Sergey explores his passion for the emerging science and explains why he believes that optimizing healthspan  - extending our healthy years - is within the reach everyone.  Realistic and pragmatic, Sergey seeks to energize the aging process, celebrating what he calls the "the near horizon of longevity innovations.”Interview recorded: October 20, 2021 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/7/202247 minutes, 49 seconds
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Katharine Esty: Unexpected happiness as we age

As families spend time together over the holidays, who is the happiest person in the room? Grandma, grandad? Growing old gets a bad rap but studies have shown that as people age, they enjoy some of their best days. There is no need to dread your next big birthday, says Katharine Esty, a psychologist and author of Eightysomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness. Dr. Esty, at 87, only recently closed her psychotherapy practice, but her life remains full of purpose and meaning, with the publication of her latest book, and a continuing career as a writer. In this LLAMA podcast interview, Katharine explains her upbeat attitude towards life’s final chapter; why new adventures and challenges are possible over eighty and how octogenarians have cracked the secret to happiness. Savvy and inspiring, she also addresses societal agism and the problem of older people becoming “invisible,” despite the best intentions of their families. Interview recorded: November 18, 2021 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website. The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.At LLAMA we reply on our sponsors, affiliates and donors to cover research, production, web hosting and other costs associated with the podcast. If you enjoy and share our mission to discuss new science, promote healthspan and nurture human longevity, a secure donation via PayPal – no matter how small – would be greatly appreciated. It helps to ensure that LLAMA interviews, ideas and inspiration will continue to be available, free of charge – with no paywalls – for anyone to listen. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/29/202133 minutes, 53 seconds
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Phil Cavell: Midlife cycling, fizzing with energy

Older cyclists often try to push the boundaries of athletic prowess as they pursue their life-long, or new-found passion. But is it wise to continue running the engine indefinitely?  Phil Cavell is the author of The Midlife Cyclist and the co-founder of Cyclefit, a UK-based company dedicated to cycling analysis and biomechanics. In this LLAMA podcast interview the veteran club cyclist discuses the art and the science of riding.  He shares a barefoot cyclist's enthusiasm for the sport and explains why attitude, diet, sleep, alcohol consumption - or lack of it - all matter, in the quest to be a successful midlife rider.  He also discusses aging wisdom and the rules of the road that apply to anyone bent on mastering the aging process.Recorded: October 13, 2021 | Transcribed using Sonix at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/14/202135 minutes, 27 seconds
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Richard Leider: Who are you and what do you want?

Achieving a great age, with good health and vitality, is at the heart of everything we discuss on this podcast.  But who are we, as human beings? What is our purpose and what is the difference between getting old and growing old?  Richard Leider, founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company, is one of America’s preeminent executive-life coaches. He has spent a lifetime trying to better understand the components of life that really matter. His book, Who Do You Want to Be When You Grow Old? dissects the aging path, from adulthood to elderhood. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Richard explains why we should feel liberated by the process, rather daunted or hostile, and how purposeful aging - a reason to get up in the morning - is accessible to all.  Recorded: Sept 27, 2021 | Transcribed using Sonix at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/25/202142 minutes, 6 seconds
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Greg Macpherson: Little cells, big ideas for living longer

To maintain mental and physical vitality, the status of the most basic building blocks of our bodies is all important.  There has been an explosion in research relating to cellular health and the measures we can take to nurture their wellbeing. Greg Macpherson is a biotechnologist, pharmacist and the author of Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging: Turning Our Cells Into Little Pharmaceutical Factories.  But how does that way of thinking apply to our everyday lives?  In this interview with Peter Bowes, Greg explains the significance of recent scientific breakthroughs and why he believes it is realistic for more of us to contemplate life as a centenarian in the coming decades. Recorded: Aug  31, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/16/202137 minutes, 57 seconds
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Louise Burke: Optimizing big muscle health in athletes

As we grow older, frailty becomes an issue due to declining muscle strength. For athletes, muscle fatigue can be a huge challenge at any age, but there is scientific evidence that nutritional interventions can slow down or reverse the process. The LLAMA podcast has previously covered the science behind muscular health and the potential benefits of Mitopure, a pure form of the metabolite compound Urolithin A. According to clinical studies, it boosts cellular function and improves leg muscle strength in people over the age of 40.   In this episode we explore the latest science. Professor Louise Burke, the Chair of Sports Nutrition at the Institute for Health Research, Exercise and Nutrition Research Program, at the Australian Catholic University, is conducting a study with top athletes to evaluate the clinical evidence for Mitopure in a younger and more athletic populations. Will it help improve performance and what are the implications for non-athletes who want to maximize their muscular strength, as part of a healthy aging lifestyle? Recorded: October 7, 2021 | Read a transcript  and show notes at the LLAMA podcast websiteThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/1/202145 minutes, 43 seconds
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Stefan Zavalin: Move more, live longer

Regular exercise is key pillar of healthy longevity. But which activities really make a difference – running, walking, a gym class, yoga, weightlifting? Does it have to involve breaking into a sweat, or ten thousand steps, to do any good?  Some health practitioners have taken to advocating daily movement over traditional exercise. Stefan Zavalin is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the owner of Love to Move, a company that advises employers on workplace design and ways to promote physical and emotional wellness. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Stefan explains the benefits of a movement mindset and why focusing of vigorous exercise is not always helpful. He says movement is at the core of everything we do, day and night, and should play a bigger role in our lives.  He discusses the benefits of periodic standing over sitting; his commitment to multiple daily walks and a fun approach to keeping the body moving. Recorded: Sept 22, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/18/202144 minutes, 38 seconds
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LLAMA LIVE! Carbs, wearable technology and a bagel

Wearable technology has evolved at a pace recently, making it possible to better understand how our bodies respond to food and exercise. A continuous glucose monitor (CGM) device provides real-time feedback, tracking blood sugar levels throughout the day and night. LLAMA host Peter Bowes has been wearing a CGM to learn more about my metabolism. It was provided by NutriSense, a US company that uses the latest technology to help its clients optimize their wellbeing. This LLAMA LIVE! conversation is a follow-up to our last episode, with nutritionist Carlee Hayes, to dig deeper into the science behind glucose monitoring. The conversation, which took place on October 14th, 2021 at 12 noon PST, published here as a podcast, explores the subject with our Twitter community and features insights from:Carlee Hayes, lead dietician at NutriSense @nutrisenseioStefan Zavalin, physical therapist @LoveToMove3There will be more Twitter Spaces LLAMA LIVE! conversations, featuring a wide range of guests and thought-leaders in the longevity space.  We’re open to suggestions for contributors and topics – and everyone is welcome to take part.  Follow us @LLAMApodcast and @peterbowes for first news of upcoming conversations. The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/15/202132 minutes
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Carlee Hayes: What sugar does to you

Real-time information about how our bodies respond to food and exercise is transforming preventative healthcare. Wearable technology provides immediate feedback during a workout and can collate and interpret complex data based on our food choices. One of the deepest dives into the inner workings of our metabolism is achieved through continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Carlee Hayes is the lead dietician at NutriSense, a metabolic health company that uses the latest technology to help its clients optimize their wellbeing through a better understanding of their bodies. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Carlee explains the science behind continuous glucose monitoring and why it provides a valuable insight into our state of health. Recorded: Sept 14, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Listening options: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Stitcher, Tunein, Spotify, Pandora Podcasts, Google PodcastsThe Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/5/202145 minutes, 8 seconds
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LLAMA LIVE! Lifestyle hacks for longevity

It's often the little things that help us most. Enhancing our wellbeing and living better usually starts with baby steps. Small changes - you could call them lifestyle hacks - can make a big difference to both our physical and mental health.In our latest LLAMA LIVE! conversation, via @TwitterSpaces, we discussed the ways we can kickstart a healthier life by implementing small, progressive changes to the way we live our lives. We cover everything from early morning walking, sunlight, and balance as we age, to hot organic cocoa, continuous glucose monitoring and dancing while doing the dishes.The conversation, published here as a podcast, explores the these ideas with our Twitter community and features insights from host, Peter Bowes and:Roy Burstin @roybu - Founder, Nowgevity, a collective of healthspan enthusiasts, citizen scientists, tinkerers, and optimizers @nowgevityDr. Felice Gersh @DrFeliceGersh - Medical Director, Integrative Medical Group of Irvine.There will be more Twitter Spaces LLAMA LIVE! conversations too, featuring a wide range of guests and thought-leaders in the longevity space.  We’re open to suggestions for contributors and topics – and everyone is welcome to take part.  Follow us @LLAMApodcast and @peterbowes for first news of upcoming conversations – every Thursday at 1pm Pacific time/4pm ET/9pm BST. The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/30/202129 minutes, 28 seconds
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Jonathon Sullivan: Training for the extreme sport of aging

Dr. Jonathon Sullivan has spent much of his professional life treating patients on the brink of death. Working at a Level I trauma center he became familiar with medical conditions that claim lives far too early. But emergency medicine also helped the former US marine develop a deeper understanding of the human body and the reasons people get sick as they grow older. Now, as the owner, head coach and clinical director of Greysteel Strength and Conditioning, Dr. Sullivan focusses on extending heathy life. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Sully, as he is known, practices a unique form of medicine. He calls it the Barbell Prescription - weight lifting, for longevity. In this LLAMA podcast interview he explains why dumbbells, not drugs, are the best tools to fend off disease and frailty. Recorded: Sept 7, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/27/202136 minutes, 35 seconds
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LLAMA LIVE! What the heck is healthspan?

Healthspan - what is it and why is it important? This is our second LLAMA LIVE! - a Twitter Spaces conversation about human longevity.  Host Peter Bowes chats with Dr. Jonathan Sullivan, owner and Clinical Director, Greysteel Strength and ConditioningStefan Zavalin, a doctor of physical therapy and owner of Love to Move, a consulting company which offers advice for environment design and physical wellness in the workplace.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/24/202128 minutes, 51 seconds
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LLAMA LIVE! Longevity lessons from Covid-19

This is our first LLAMA LIVE! episode - a Twitter Spaces conversation about human longevity, healthspan and lessons learned from Covid-19. Dr. Felice Gersh, an integrative medicine specialist, based in Irvine, California, joined Peter Bowes for a live discussion, earlier today. The conversation, published here as a podcast, covers children and Covid, immunity, obesity, inflammation, resilience through exercise and the way ahead, as we emerge from the pandemic. There will be more Twitter Spaces LLAMA LIVE! conversations over the coming weeks, featuring a wide range of guests and thought-leaders in the longevity space. We're open to suggestions for contributors and topics - and everyone is welcome to take part. Follow us @LLAMApodcast and @peterbowes for first news of upcoming conversations. Connect with Dr. Gersh: Website | Twitter | InstagramEarlier interviews with Dr. Gersh:March 13, 2020 | LISTEN - Dealing with CoronavirusDecember 11, 2018 | LISTEN – Dealing with festive season stress and overwhelm.May 21, 2018 | LISTEN – Nurturing the body clock for longevityJuly 4, 2017 | LISTEN – Advocating for a new approach to healthcareThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/16/202131 minutes, 4 seconds
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Barton Scott: Expanding life's timeline

Mineral deficiencies can have a crippling impact on our everyday health and vitality, as well as long term implications for healthspan.  The food we eat and the environments we live in, play a critical role in maintaining a delicate balance of chemicals that sustain life.  But even the most ideal-sounding diet can fall short of providing an essential mix of minerals.  Barton Scott discovered the hard way, through ill health, that he suffered from chronic deficiencies that were severely impacting his quality of life.  Myriad dietary interventions failed to resolve his issues and prompted Barton to apply his knowledge, as a chemical engineer and nutritionist, to resolving the problem. The solution, he discovered, revolved around the body's ability to absorb mineral particles.  It led to him creating Upgraded Formulas, a company that applies nanotechnology to minerals and assesses which components we need through a hair test.  In this LLAMA podcast interview Barton explains the background to his company and why he believes that regular testing for heavy metal toxicity and mineral deficiencies is essential to support a healthier, happier, more productive life. Recorded: Sept 6, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Upgraded Formulas discount for LLAMA podcast listeners: Use Code LLAMA for 10% off - thanks Bart! Listening options: Apple Podcasts, Audible, Stitcher, TAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/15/202142 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jim LaValle: Research your health like it's your next car

Developing a health strategy to navigate the decades ahead can be a daunting task.  In fact, many people focus on their wellbeing only when ill health strikes and an intervention is needed to tackle sickness. Jim LaValle, a California-based clinical pharmacist, health educator and the author of Cracking the Metabolic Code: 9 Keys to Optimal Health, is on a mission to demystify the process.  The founder of Metabolic Code, a health evaluation program that creates a plan of action for people to live and feel better, Jim is a proponent of precision medicine.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, he explains the process of scrunching health data, making sense of lab tests and interpreting biometric information.  He discusses the threat posed by inflammation, the importance of gut health and why an understanding of so-called metabolic roadblocks is crucial.  Jim and Peter also share their thoughts on what it really means to "age with grace.'Recorded: July 21, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/1/202138 minutes, 1 second
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Dmitry Kaminskiy: Freezing the aging process

What if we all had a personal, digital avatar to guide and nurture our lives, as we pursue a long healthspan? The concept, in a world of personalized medicine, could become a reality, according to future-thinker and longevity entrepreneur  Dmitry Kaminskiy.  The London-based investor and co founder of the UK All Party Parliamentary group for Longevity focuses on the intersection of artificial intelligence and the aging process.  His latest book, Biomarkers of Longevity, he explores the way technological advances in longevity have exploded in recent years and how breakthroughs in the science of aging will enhance our lives in the decades come.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Dmitry explains his vision of the future and why he believes there will soon come a time when we can “freeze” the aging process. Recorded: June 29, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast websiteIn this episode we cover:Separating reality from the sci-fi image of extreme life extensionScientific breakthroughs since 2017 and the explosion in interest in human longevity Defining the pursuit of realistic healthspan over radical life extensionMeasuring the bio markers of aging in the pursuit of an extra ten years Dmitry’s early life and upbringing in Moldova.Offering a prize of $1m to the first person to reach the age of 123A viral idea to draw attention to the importance of investing in longevityPlanning for financial longevity and wellnessWhat does it mean to freeze the aging process?Filtering out hype in the longevity space, especially the extrapolation of finding in mice to humans.The intersection between space medicine and longevity researchThe future role of ‘real time’ digital avatars in managing our health and crucial bio markersUsing technology to adjust health-focused lifestyles based on  geographic locationDmitry’s technology-focused lifestyle designed to enhance his longevity.The value of walking ten thousand steps per day.  The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.: Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/18/202135 minutes, 54 seconds
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Jason Elias: How to live long and die young

There are some people who just never seem to get any older. Whether it be their appearance or mental attitude, the passage of time eludes them.  How do they do it?   There are myriad explanations;  our genes, physical and dietary lifestyles, mindset and perhaps an element of luck. The truth is that all these factors - and many others - likely play a role is determining our destiny. Jason Elias is the author of The Seven Graces of Ageless Aging:  How to die young as late in life as possible, a collection of stories and longevity lessons based on decades of practice in the fields of Chinese medicine - treating patients with acupuncture and other tenets of eastern medicine.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation, with Peter Bowes, Jason explains his unique recipe for a long, happy life - embracing, as he does, daily walks, ancient remedies and an infectious zest for living.Recorded: June 25, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/4/202137 minutes, 38 seconds
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Walt Larimore: Sorting supplement facts from fiction

In a world where we are bombarded with health advice, it is easy to feel lost in a sea of unverified information. From dietary supplementation to exercise, we are inundated with suggestions, hard-sell advertisements and sometimes peer pressure, to take up one regime or another. LLAMA’s advice is simple; consult your primary care doctor or healthcare professional if you are considering lifestyle changes that involve a new diet or exercise program.  In this episode, we meet a family physician who has been wrestling with frequently asked questions and evolving medical science for over forty years. Dr. Walt Larimore is  the author of multiple books and articles on healthcare, including the Natural Medicine Handbook: The truth about the Most Effective Herbs, Vitamins and Supplements for Common Conditions.  In this conversation with Peter Bowes, Dr. Larimore, who is based in the US city of Colorado Springs, explains how he sorts fact from fiction; why he says sufferers from some of the most debilitating diseases are being offered false hope; and how simple everyday steps can be taken to promote optimum health without the need for any external interventions. Recorded: June 8, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.In this interview we cover:A family doctor’s introduction to sharing information about natural medicines on TV Why consumers are easy confused by a supplement industry which is unregulated in the US.Access to independent quality testing labs to enhance our knowledge about nutritional supplements.  A lack of training covering nutrition and supplementation for primary care doctors How to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of natural medicines based on reliable sources, such as Natural Medicines, ConsumerLab.com and LabDoor.com  Are we being bamboozled into taking supplements that we don’t need?  What are the alternatives?  Simple lifestyle habits like avoiding tobAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/21/202141 minutes, 49 seconds
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Jo Bhakdi: Changing the paradigm of healthcare

If only we could detect all life threatening diseases before symptoms occur and early enough to reverse the course of those conditions.  We are on the cusp of being able to achieve that.  Significant, recent developments, in the field of genomic testing, mean that scientists are able to pinpoint the warning signs for some major degenerative illnesses, in time to make life-saving interventions. In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, we meet Jo Bhakdi, the founder of Quantgene, a Santa Monica based team of researchers - oncologists, clinicians, technologists, data scientists and business innovators  - who're working to change the paradigm of healthcare.  In conversation with Peter Bowes, Jo discusses his startup company’s mission of defeating cancer and extending human lifespan by ten years, within the next decade. He also reflects on the exploding interest and progress in human longevity research, which has seen the field grow, exponentially, in recent years. Recorded: May 30, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast websiteIn this interview we cover:The mission of Quantgene "to combine deep genomics, cloud and artificial intelligence into a new technology stack" to help detect dangerous diseases like cancer.Why the ability to get genomic data points from DNA is an "enormous game changer" in healthcare.The merging of mathematics and complex numeric problems with biology and medicine. Quantgene's mission of extending the human lifespan by ten years within the next decade. The business model, cautious investors and taking the technology to the next levelTaking the tests - what does it involve?Understanding how medicine and diagnostic work, plus the value of lifestyle information. What it means to overlay the conventional care system with one based on genomic science, such as Quantgene Serenity.What about people who would simply rather not know about the diseases they are predisposed or likely to develop? Tying to convince health systems and governments to embrace new ways to diagnose potential ill health. AdopAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/7/202151 minutes, 16 seconds
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Nora Khaldi: Plants, peptides and wallabies

The power of food - plants in particular - to help us optimize our health and potential longevity can not be underestimated. Indeed nature itself is arguably the most powerful tool we have to thwart disease and the ravages of the aging process.  Dr. Nora Khaldi is the founder of Nuritas, a Dublin based biotechnology company that's pursuing a theory that natural foods contain all the molecular tools people need to optimize their health and wellbeing.  Dr. Khaldi has an ambitious goal to make revolutionary discoveries, through the study of plants, that will allow people to live healthier for longer.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes she explains the remarkable potential of peptides discovered in the fava bean to supports muscle health in people. She also discusses the astonishing complexity and relevance of wallaby milk to the building blocks of the human body. Recorded: April 28, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Approaching life science with a diverse academic background, including pure mathematics.Bioinformatics, molecular evolution and comparative genomics. Looking at a human bodies as a system of interactionsWhy do wallabies and their milk matter? The importance of peptides - short strings of amino acids - and where they are found. Harnessing the power of peptides discovered in the fava bean plant  to supports muscle health.Exploring the full potential of food and plants through Nuritas and Elio™.Translating the positive finding of science to benefit consumer needs.  Supplementation, do I really need it? Starting conversations with health providers about precision supplementation. Food as the problem, but also the solution.  Creating healthier versions of food without compromising on taste.Devising a lifestyle to achieve a good healthspan.Living longer but also being sicker for longer. Is living to 120 a realistic goal?   The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/23/202139 minutes, 19 seconds
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Jon Pearlman: Unleashing the inner athlete

Finding the most effective workout and diet regime, with the goal of getting fit and lean, is, for many, the ultimate challenge.  Even elite athletes struggle as they strive to achieve their peak level of performance.  Jon Pearlman, a former #1 singles player for the Harvard tennis team, learned through personal experience that athletic prowess does not come easy.  The two time All-Ivy athlete and ATP-ranked touring professional, had performance setbacks as a young tennis player but he learned through his struggles and now advises others on the best way to build a healthy, lean body for life.  In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, the author of The Lean Body Manual and co-founder of the fitness app, Mission Lean, discusses his mission to help people transform their bodies and defy their age. In conversation with Peter Bowes, Jon discusses the pros and cons of a 'strength and conditioning' approach to fitness training; explains why he prefers to workout on an empty stomach; and why he believes there's an "inner athlete" just waiting to be discovered in all of us. This LLAMA podcast episode is co-produced in association with Mission Lean, the fitness app that offers more than 150 on-demand workouts, specifically designed and curated to get you lean.Recorded: April 27, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Jon's personal journey to peak physical fitness.Experimenting with different workout regimes. Overcoming fitness obstacles by focussing on lean fitness methods.Obsession and determination to achieve peak physical fitness and a performance  edge.Questioning the value of weightlifting and a 'strength and conditioning' approach to fitness training. The importance of muscle strength for older people.Achieving optimum fitness and finding the best workout to make it happen.Takeaway lessons from Jon's experience training with the world's top tennis playersThe Lean Body ManualDefining the fitness goal - physically and mentally - before settAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/9/202154 minutes, 41 seconds
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Jenny Etnier: A lifetime of exercise to boost the brain

Making exercise a daily routine, from childhood, could be the key to preventing or slowing down some of the diseases of old age. Multiple studies have demonstrated the efficacy of physical activity, in improving cognitive health, throughout the human lifespan. Jenny Etnier is a professor of sport and exercise psychology in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of North Carolina. Working with children and older adults she is an advocate for exercise to nurture the mind and stimulate a healthy brain.  In this LLAMA podcast episode, with Peter Bowes, Dr. Etnier explains the lifetime benefits of physical education in schools; the meaning of mental toughness; and the reason why we should all enjoy a few minutes of "pure joy" every day. Recorded: May 4, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Helping children have a more positive youth sport experienceTaking a lifetime approach to physical activity for all ages, for mental healthMaking exercise a lifetime habitThe value of physical education in schools. Jenny's exposure to exercise leading to a lifetime of sport and coaching. Parents' priorities and goals for their children and sports. Learning how to self reference for personal joy and improvement. Walking basketball - why not?The mental health benefits of physical activity, movement and exercise. How our lives have changed, for the better, during Covid, emphasizing exercise.Quantifying the cognitive benefits of physical activity.    Mental toughness and the notion that it also applies to how we live our daily lives - time management and stress.  Physical activity to delay   the onset of symptoms for people at risk from Alzheimer's.  Making a regular commitment  to sport with a partner. Setting aside a few minutes for pure joy every day. Future studies: the timing of a single session of exercise for better memory the next day.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, the award-Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/2/202139 minutes, 58 seconds
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Morgan Levine: Using epigenetic clocks to determine biological age

We are all used to feeling younger than our years and occasionally older than our birth date would suggest.  In effect, we have two ages - chronological and biological. Chronological age simply states the number of years that we have been alive, whereas biological age is a measure of how well our bodies are performing, in relation to the rest of the population.  So how is it determined?  LLAMA host Peter Bowes delved into the science with Elysium Health, which has developed Index, a DNA test that tracks how fast we have been aging, based on our epigenome, which regulates the way genes work.  In this episode, Peter meets Dr. Morgan Levine, an assistant professor of pathology at Yale School of Medicine and an advisor to Elysium Health. They discuss the background to Index, its use of epigenetic clocks to put a number to our biological age, as well as the test's accuracy and implications for healthy living. Recorded: April 21, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website. Topics covered in this interview include:Defining biological age and chronological age. Age as a risk factor for death and diseaseHaving an older parent and developing an interest in aging A lack of consensus over what exactly is meant by aging.How much of aging can be defined as damage to the body, at a cellular level, as we grow older?How do we measure biological age?  Genes, genomes and the epigenome.Developing systems that determine biological age based on epigenetic clocks.Exploring the Index epigenetic, at-home saliva test, to determine biological age.    Privacy concerns related to sharing personal medical information.  Revealing Peter's biological versus chronological age. What does it mean? Interpreting the test results and taking action based on the findings.Does the test reveal information specific to potential medical conditions?How do doctors - primary care physicians - respond to the information gleaned from such tests? The paradigm shift from disease treatment to interventions that delay illness. Lifestyle interventions that promote a long, healthy life.  The reliability of biological age tests. Do repeat tests over a short space of time generate the same results? To what extent do results vary between young and older people? Lifespan and healthspan aspirations. Disclosure: For review purposes, Elysium Health provided Peter Bowes with Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/26/202137 minutes, 1 second
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Daniel Kennedy: Longevity secrets from around the world

Some of the world's healthiest people spend little or no time pondering their propensity to live a long life.  They just do it. Their lifestyles are a model for longevity. There is much we can learn from these vibrant populations, in countries such as Italy, India, Japan, and (even) parts of the United States.  In this episode of the LLAMA podcast with Peter Bowes, filmmaker Daniel Kennedy discusses his quest to better understand global food and ancient healing traditions. Daniel's documentary series, Healthy Long Life, is an exploratory journey around the globe and considers the discrepancy between lifespan and healthspan; he asks why, for many people, the final years of life are spent in sickness and pain and shares observations about spirituality, mealtime traditions and chronic diseases. Recorded: April 19, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Filming Healthy, Long Life over four years and Daniel's motivation behind the project Lifespan vs healthspan and what it means for our children and grandchildrenAre chronic diseases pre-determined?  Searching for answers. Deriving inspiration from people with cancer to help others avoid the diseaseMeeting physicians who use plants as medicine, including T. Colin Campbell, the author of the China Project Pinpointing the world's longevity hotspots and learning from ancient healing traditions Fighting illness or promoting health? Plant based diets and the risk of contracting cancerScience, spirituality, food and faith The long lives of Seventh Day Adventists from Loma Linda, CaliforniaThe idea that "genetics may load the gun but it's diet and lifestyle that pull the trigger."The relative benefits of a healthy dietary regime and a life full of physical activity. Is there a French paradox - wine, cheese, butter and good health? Portion size and caloric restriction.This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, the award-winning spa-cliAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/19/202144 minutes, 38 seconds
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Sandra Kaufmann: Setting the bar high to stop aging

The science of aging is so infinitely fascinating that Dr. Sandra Kaufmann decided to immerse herself in the field, as a hobby. A pediatric anesthesiologist from Florida, Dr. Kaufmann, is also an athlete who manages to fit swimming, running and rock climbing around her busy hospital schedule.  Determined to enjoy physical activity for as long as possible, she decided to carry out an extensive review of the scientific literature, to better understand our bodies as we grow old.  She focussed on the mechanisms of aging at a cellular level and set out to sort fact from fiction when it comes to the substances or interventions that might help us age more slowly.  The result is, The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It, a book in which she sets out seven key tenets to maintaining optimum health. In this LLAMA podcast conversation, with Peter Bowes, Dr Kaufmann  explains everything from the importance of mitochondrial health and the maintenance of metabolic pathways, to her live and let live attitude towards eating a donut a day. In this interview we cover:Setting the bar high to "overcome all aging"The most ornate out-of-control hobby anybody can haveA light-bulb moment having off a cliff. Is it selfish to focus on the science of 'stopping' aging?Becoming a human guinea pig to try to figure out why cells age. Nurturing the seven protocolsDebunking myths - or ideas behind grandma's remedies - about interventions to slow down the aging processJunk food, including a donut a day.  Really? Being an exercise junkieBiohacking: striving to improve what we are, but is the term realistic? Feeling like a teenager at 52This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, the award-winning spa-clinic - and pioneering health and wellness destination - nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/12/202132 minutes, 52 seconds
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Simone Gibertoni & Adrian Heini: A holistic approach to healthspan

Embracing science and a holistic approach to living a healthier life, has been a hallmark of the Swiss spa-clinic, Clinique La Prairie (CLP), for the past ninety years. Known for its signature treatment, cellular therapy, the medical center opened in 1931, under the guidance of  Dr Paul Niehans, an early expert in the field. Today, CLP melds cutting edge technology with a mission to help people optimize their healthspan, though advanced clinical and wellness programs. The LLAMA podcast is teaming up with CLP to discuss the big issues surrounding human longevity. In this episode, Peter Bowes is joined by C.E.O. Simone Gibertoni and Medical Director, Dr. Adrian Heini.  In a wide-ranging conversation they cover the clinic's history, scientific developments, including Epigenetic screening, and the future of wellbeing as a priority in the post-Covid world. Recorded: April 20, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Clinique La Prairie's 90-year legacyThe history of a medical spa that melds science and luxury relaxation The scientific gatekeepers monitoring the science behind health and wellness programs Using natural tools to curate a holistic approach to living better and longerDevelopments in genetics and epigenetic tests to reveal predispositions to certain conditionsTailored  programs to focus on conditions such as oxidative stress and inflammationPlants, herbs and fatty acid profilesThe lifestyle trails that influence longevityPersonalized healthy living programs and the four pillars for longevityChanging lives and following up to ensure long-term healthWhy there is no "magic pill"Mindfulness, meditation and bespoke physical exercise modifications The eye-opening impact of Covid on the business of wellness and the long term implications for healthcareThe lasting impact of a week's intensive therapies?Implementing  long-term health programs though CLP hubs around the world. The importance of lifestyle changes Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/5/202142 minutes, 53 seconds
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Kathleen O'Brien: Stop and smell the roses

The art of growing old, gracefully and purposefully, preferably in rude health, is unique to us all. The journey, with its many twists and turns, involves myriad emotions, adventures and challenges. But Kathleen O'Brien says the process has been somewhat hijacked by society's growing disrespect for the elderly. In her book, Reclaim Your Right To Grow Old, the American writer and broadcaster explores the history of attitudes towards aging and suggests that society's fevered quest for longevity is misguided.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Kathleen argues that the happiness to be found in aging is being undervalued; that the eccentricities of older people should be celebrated and the joy of smelling the roses more often enjoyed. Recorded: April 12, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Kathleen's voice was once very familiar to Americans  - how come? Approaching the "sad ride on the down slope" and discovering a new way to look at aging. Exploring the history of aging and the attitudes of ancient cultures, especially towards 'elders.'What the location of graveyards tells us about changing attitudes towards older people and deathIs 'keep busy, keep active' necessarily a positive message, as people age. The 'reclaim your right to grow' old philosophyEmbracing the eccentricities aging - being free to be who we want to be. Smell the roses and worry lessDeath anxiety, spirituality and changing attitudes as we ageThis episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.comThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you shouAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/28/202139 minutes, 33 seconds
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Jason Karlawish: What next for Alzheimer's disease?

There has been "spectacular" progress in recent years in the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's.  The progressive disease, which is the most common cause of dementia, a late-in-life decline in memory and cognitive ability, afflicts 50 million people around the world. Taking family members and other carers into account, that number increases exponentially.  The condition, for which there is currently no cure,  amounts to a modern day crisis, for all involved. In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, Dr Jason Karlawish, a gerontologist and professor of medicine and medical ethics and senior fellow of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, says significant gains are being made with therapeutic treatments, but many hurdles remain.  The author of The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture and Politics turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis, also argues that Alzheimer's is disease of our identity and a condition that raises fundamental, moral questions about what it means to lead a good life. Recorded: March 30, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:The difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease.How can dementia be distinguished from the 'normal course of aging?"The work of the Penn Memory Center, with patients and their loved ones. Explaining medicine in the 'real world,' through the stories and experiences of people.Why patients and caregivers are the best teachers. Distinguishing between disease and disability. How stigma haunts the lives of people with dementia. Defining Alzheimers as once a rare disease, now a crisis. The "spectacular progress in science," dealing with Alzheimer's. "Living' with Alzheimer's rather than relying on drugs. Why is the risk of demential declining? The crisis of good quality care for Alzheimer's patients in the U.S.Regular exercise and a heart healthy diet to maintain good brain health.  Red wine too? This episode is brought to you in association wiAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/21/202139 minutes, 6 seconds
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Lisa Levine: Embracing midlife without a crisis

Turning fifty can be a wrenching experience for some people.  Others discover that it is their sixtieth birthday that conjures up disturbing emotions. There is no doubt that big birthdays focus the mind on the aging process and what is often described as a midlife crisis.  But should we fear the passage of time?  Lisa Levine is a life coach and the author of Midlife No crisis, an insightful and entertaining exploration of the years that signpost our lives.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Lisa explains why we should embrace "transformative" periods, instead of dreading them, and how the advancing years can propel us in a "more fulfilling direction," with excitement and optimism. Recorded: April 5, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:When does mid-life happen and why is it associated with a crisis for some people.Pre-empting a mid-life crisis When the meaning  of life becomes more important that just doing a job. The difference between turning 50 and 60?Leaving Hollywood and the entertainment business for a new calling - something deeper with more meaning. Becoming a life coach and "walking the talk." Dealing with health obstacles and fertility issues and discovering alternative therapies. Do men and women face the same mid-life issues? How our backgrounds and life experiences mold our lives and attitudes toward aging. Discovering the perks on midlife, wisdom and putting space between negative thoughts.The value of friends and community in dealing with the aging process - knowing that you're not alone. Social media - compare and despair. Avoiding the rabbit holes. The privilege that is aging. This episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.comThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/14/202136 minutes, 2 seconds
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Amy Temperley: Making life worth living

Living life to the full, at any age, has been a challenge recently.  To put it mildly.  But if Covid has taught us anything, it is that some of life's simplest pleasures are what make life itself worth living. Therein lies a metaphor for healthy aging.  Physical fitness, social contact and an active mind go a long way towards helping us live longer and better.  They are also central to the ideals of Aging is Cool, a Texas-based company that helps people over fifty stay active and engaged as they age. In this LLAMA episode, Aging is Cool co-founder, Amy Temperley, explains why she rails against a modern-day culture rife with ageism and how she hopes to redefine what it means to grow old. "Old is a feeling and I don't know that you're old until you decide that you're old," she says.  In conversation with Peter Bowes, Amy also reveals how life with Covid has opened her eyes to the everyday activities that bring pleasure and purpose to life. Recorded: March 22, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Targeting healthy, active aging and coming up with the idea for Aging is CoolRealizing that aging can be positive, celebrating a robust zest for life and it is okay to get older.  Is there a benchmark for becoming oldAnti-aging versus finding a sense of purpose in life. Building a company focussed on mind and body training for older adultsA Mighty Good Time -  a one-stop-shop and mostly virtual resource for adults aged 50+Over fifty - is there a mindset change? Reducing social isolation through involvement in a communityThe value of friendship and forging new relationshipsSocial interaction post Covid and find new joy-inducing pastimes. How making stuff can be fun. Advocacy for the benefits of a healthy, aging population. Breaking out of Covid, socializing more and multi-generational friendships. Morning rituals that include caring for dogs. Finding those things that make life worth living - "embracing the things you love rather than lamenting what you've lost."This episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.comThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  IfAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/7/202131 minutes, 59 seconds
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David Walker: Solving a great scientific mystery

Cracking the code behind aging has long since fascinated, frustrated and captivated scientists.  In our quest to live longer and better, a desire to fully understand the mechanisms that explain how and why we grow old, has been central to longevity research. In recent years some significant progress has been made. A clearer picture is emerging of the changes that occur, at a cellular level, that could dictate how our bodies respond to the passing years. In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, Prof. David Walker, a researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA) discusses his work with tiny worms and fruit flies, and explains the significance of myriad age-related issues, such as dysfunctional mitochondria, leaky intestines and inflammation. Recorded: March 2, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Disclosure: Prof. Walker is a member of the scientific board of JUVICELL, a sponsor of this LLAMA podcast episode. Topics covered in this interview include:Dr. Walker's academic journey from Belfast to Manchester and Los Angeles. Inspiration through  Jonathan Weiner's Time, Love Memory - a biography of Seymour Benzer, the biologist renowned for his study of genetics through experiments with fruit fly genes.  Working with nematode worms and fruit flies.  Aging - a great scientific mystery.  How our understanding of what is driving aging, at a cellular level, has evolved. Developing novel ways, using genes, to prevent age- related health decline.  Changing awareness of aging as we grow older.Accumulation of dysfunctional mitochondria and how it appears to be an important cellular hallmark of aging. The importance of autophagy for maintaining cellular health.Why do we age at different rates?  The pathophysiology of aging: How do age-related changes that affect organ function, relate to the health and viability of the aging organism?    Leaky intestines in fruit flies and humans . Inflammation aAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/31/202143 minutes, 59 seconds
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Dave Frost: Living large as a baby boomer

Baby boomers make up a significant portion of the world's population.  In the US and the UK the generation born between 1946 and 1964 represents about a fifth of all people and is a hugely influential group.  So what's it like to be a boomer in 2021?  Many are still working, physically active and important contributors to the economy.  Others are retired and enjoying the fruits of their careers, while some are facing up to the challenges of life as a septuagenarian.  "My almost fervent, religious conviction is we can all do better," says Dave Frost, a decorated naval officer,  world-ranked oarsman and Master Fitness Trainer.  Dave was born in 1953. The San Diego-based author of KaBoomer: Thriving and Striving into Your Nineties is the founder of Well Past Forty, a company that promotes wellness and fitness for athletes of all ages and abilities. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, he discusses his gregarious approach to life, ambitious athletic goals and plan to "live large" into his tenth decade. Recorded: March 16, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:What is it like to be a baby boomer in 2021?Dave's definition of the "encore" years and what it means to live in the "best act yet" of our lives. Living through the bottom of the happiness curve.Figuring out the daily activities, including motion and purpose, that enhance life. The life-changing impact of 911. Embracing the Loma Linda, low stress, outdoor lifestyle, for longevity. The importance of breathing for everyday health and good sleep. The joy of distance running and how the runner's high can be achieved with alternatives forms of exercise, as we get older. The value of exercise, quiet time, mind-body alignment  and "living large" as we age into our nineties. "We know aging is unavoidable, but we don't have to get old."This episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/24/202140 minutes, 17 seconds
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Joan Ifland: Are food cravings shortening our lives?

Why do we rush to the refrigerator during commercial breaks, while watching television?  Are we really hungry or does TV fuel our addiction to foods that we know are bad for us? "Without your agreement at all, you're doing what we call the robot walk or the zombie walk to the kitchen to get something to eat," says Joan Ifland, Ph.D., author of the textbook, Processed Food Addiction. Dr. Ifland believes we are wired to snack, in response to stress, excitement and suspense, and that an addiction to sugar and processed food is making us sick. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, she discusses her mission to help people recover from an addiction to processed foods and why, she says, cleaning up our diets, especially ridding them of sugar, could add years to our lives.Recorded: February 18, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:In this interview we cover: Melding the worlds of business and nutrition researchExploring what Dr. Ifland says is the role of corporations "in the spread and maintenance of addiction to processed foods"What is processed food? The difference between processed plant and animal-based foods. Food cravings, marketing, stress and addiction. How do we take control of what we eat, to avoid unhealthy foods - or "bad" foods - and what Dr. Ifland describes as "artificial aging" "Somebody who is seventy years old can feel fifty or even forty or they might feel better than they've ever felt in their lives."Why is it so difficult to give up certain foodsWhat is "conformance drive" and how does it influence what we eat. Associating with others, online, to build an immersion experience with healthy peopleDr. Ifland's diet change, 25-years ago, that she says eliminated cravings and "brain fog"Why do we fall off the wagon and return to bad eating habits? How does the Addiction Reset Community work?The connection between watching the television and eating too much. The impact of Covid on "clAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/17/202142 minutes, 24 seconds
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Jean Ketcham: An octogenarian living dangerously

At the age of eighty-one, Jean Ketcham is looking forward to sky diving again, when the pandemic is over. The co-founder of Aging But Dangerous, an international women's movement promoting active, healthy aging, is on a mission to empower women over fifty to live their lives to the full.  When Jean retired, she and her friend, C. Suzanne Bates, realized that their social circles were shrinking and that their friends were becoming less adventurous. Convinced that life still had much to offer, the pair set up the group to encourage women to live dangerously, as they age. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Minneapolis-based Jean discusses her zest for life, optimism and aspirations for the next two decades. Recorded: February 2, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Challenging the "trauma" experienced by women turning 50 What's wrong with the word 'aging?'Cataract surgery at 80 Setting up Aging But DangerousInspiration from Jane Fonda and Lily TomlinMartini Jump Skydives, fashion shows and colonoscopy prep parties for women over 50  Inner strength, positivity and surviving cancer Finding the silver lining in the face of negativity Embracing social media, hosting Facebook lives for a multi generational audienceJean's advice to her younger self about weight and self-esteem Having fun full-filling a mission to connect with and help women An octogenarian's bucket list and aspirations This episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.comThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/9/202131 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cliff Bleustein: Walk fast, live longer

If you're a fast walker, you're likely to live longer. The correlation between walking speed and lifespan has been widely studied and is a good indicator of our general physical condition and the number of years that we are able to enjoy optimum health. "It is a wonderful predictor," says, Dr. Cliff Bleustein, Global President and CEO of AposHealth, a home based exercise program aimed at helping patients with their mobility. In this episode we delve into the importance of a healthy gait, sometimes described as the sixth vital sign. Dr. Bleustein explains the link between the natural ability to take a brisk walk and maximally performing bodily systems, such as the heart, lungs and musculoskeletal. Recorded: January 26, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Dr. Cliff Bleustein's "eclectic" career, encompassing surgery, research, business and healthcare consulting. Making the shift from treating patients to the business of healthcare Treating osteoarthritis of the knee by changing the way people walk Earlier health management of chronic conditions to improve health outcomesRehabilitation based on physical therapy rather than surgery Purposely including short bursts of exercise during the day for optimum health and maintenance of muscle massThe cumulative impact of exerciseGait - the sixth vital sign and predictor of long life. Walking speed as an indicator of healthThe daily activities that cost nothing and promote physical health The impact of Covid-19 on general healthcare, and the switch to telemedicine Future problems caused by plummeting activity levels during the pandemic The physical and emotional health impact of taking fewer steps a day through working at homeWhy healthcare facilities should be considered safe for preventative interventions, even as Covid continues to be a threatTaking small steps every day to pursue health and longevity. There are only so many things we can control.  Don't worry! This episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.comThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/2/202131 minutes, 30 seconds
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Erin Sharoni: Optimizing diet and healthspan

Nutritional supplementation is one of the most frequently raised topics in relation to longevity and healthy living.  But do we really need additional components in our diet, such as pterostilbene , sulforaphane and resveratrol?  Scientifically validated studies suggest some dietary supplements are beneficial to our health, but how do we decide which ones to take?  There are myriad considerations. To explore the subject, the LLAMA podcast is teaming up with JUVICELL, a nutraceutical product developed by US and German scientists. In this conversation with Peter Bowes, co-founder, Erin Sharoni, discusses the scientific, ethical and societal issues involved in developing a product that aims to extend healthspan. Recorded: February 15, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.The study of epigenetics and what it means. Our internal and external environments and how they interact.   Erin's "obsession" with the human body and how it changes over time.  Does living like an elite athlete help us live longer?The basic protocols for good health, like sleep, diet and hydration that impact longevity The most basic lifestyle traits that help us thrive.Why there is no magic bullet to optimum health.  The insurance policy approach to dietary supplementation.      The power of fasting and the work of Dr. Valter Longo at the university of Southern California (USC).   The idea and mission behind JUVICELLWhy the mission is to help people optimize healthspan rather than lifespan.Explaining the ingredients that go together to form an all-in-one dietary supplement. Safety, supplementation and ethical responsibility to follow the science. Lessons from the Covid pandemic and the big changes needed at a societal level to enable healthier populations. Sleep, whole foods, meditation and other lifestyle components to promote every day health and longevity.  This episode is brought to you in association withAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/23/202146 minutes, 22 seconds
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Julie Andersen: Could better gut health help prevent Alzheimer's?

Cognitive decline is an all-too-familiar hallmark of age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. While there is much research that focuses exclusively on functional changes in the brain, the so-called gut-brain axis  - a connection between the digestive system and the central nervous system - also appears to play a pivotal role. It raises the question: Could nutritional interventions, to nurture the health of the gut microbiome, also help prevent or reverse age-related dementia?  In 2018, Dr. Julie Andersen, a scientist at the Buck Institute for Research On Aging, in California, received a $3.8 million grant to explore the hypothesis.  In this LLAMA podcast episode, Dr. Andersen discusses the work of her laboratory, and the idea that a gut metabolite, urolithin A, could play an important role in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. Recorded: February 9, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Working at the Buck Institute for Research On Aging - the only freestanding institute studying aging and age-related disease.A multi-disciplinary approach to aging research, embracing a range of diseases and mechanisms that drive-age related conditions. Evolving definitions of aging.Exploring autophagy, mitochondrial function, urolithin A and muscle health, in relation to Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The science and logic behind restoring an older person's gut microbiome to that of a younger person. Building on "exciting" clinical trials, by Amazentis, looking at the efficacy, in older humans, of Urolithin A, to enhance muscle function.Exploring the relatively new area of study known as the gut-brain axis.Explaining the scientific process, grants and clinical trials.How preliminary preclinical trial data suggests urolithin fed to mice may prevent cognitive loss associated with Alzheimer's disease.  Turning 60 and aspirations for a long healthspan. This episode is brought to you in association with Amazentis, a Swiss life science company, that is piAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/15/202150 minutes, 9 seconds
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Alison Weinlaeder: Melding mind and muscle

When the pandemic struck, instead of hunkering down, with her life on hold, Alison Weinlaeder moved into top gear with her brain-child, a new online business melding physical and mental workouts.  The speech-language pathologist, from Saint Paul, Minnesota, wanted to help people improve their cognitive abilities, at the same time as nurturing their cardiovascular fitness. Cardiomelon is a fitness program that puts the essential components of daily health at its core. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Alison explains the science behind her novel approach to fitness.  She also shares the challenges and rewards she enjoys through a startup focussed on helping people live longer and better.Recorded: January 22, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit Age-Up.comTopics covered in this interview include:Why we should work on keeping the brain healthy and strong as well as the bodyWorking, as a speech language pathologist, with people who've experienced tragic and traumatic eventsPushing the brain outside its comfort zoneThe challenged posed by virtual therapy for patients with severe brain injuriesLaunching Cardiomelon in the midst of a pandemicIsn't it just normal to forget things as we get older? Empowering people through brain-focussed exercise How gardening  and walking can help boost brain performance.Building a brain workout programme based on the concepts of rehabilitation - the principles of neuroplasticityWhy you've got to use it to improve itWhy just doing mental workouts, without always succeeding in a challenge, will improve brain health  Never too late or early to start.  Partnering with Hilarity for Charity with a mission to educate people in their 20s about poor health habits that could lead to Alzheimer's The evidence to support combining cognitive and physical exerciseLearning how to think smarter, through visualization and habits Being empowered to control brain healthThe lifestyle habits that will determine how our lives will be like, decades in the future.Future science-based  research into the outcomes from CardiomelonThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas bAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/4/202134 minutes, 12 seconds
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Leslie Kenny: Biohacking and spermidine for life-enhancement

After a diagnosis of lupus, in her 30s, Leslie Kenny was told she had a life expectancy of five years. The prognosis focussed the Berkeley and Harvard grad's mind like never before. Long before biohacking was a thing, Leslie set about changing her lifestyle, embracing safe, natural solutions, in a fight for her life. Now 56, she is aging well, healthy and a fully signed up biohacker. She is the founder of Oxford Healthspan, a UK-based company, working with leading scientists to identify safe compounds as nutritional supplements. In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Leslie discusses her own unique journey, as well as the science and life-enhancing potential of spermidine, a compound that has been shown to be vital to myriad bodily functions. Recorded: January 19, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit Age-Up.comTopics covered in this interview include:Leslie's journey from Swiss banking to biohacking Facing up to Lupus and a five-year life expectancy One's own mortality and the limits of longevityPillars of preventative healthcare: sleep, movement , diet, friendship, familyWhy your health is your wealthDiscovering the polyamine compound spermidine and establishing Oxford Healthspan Where does the name spermidine come from and what is it? The evidence for the benefits of spermidine - epidemiological  studies and clinical trials Is spermidine supplementation safe? How do consumers make decisions about which supplements to take?  Living life with the promise of healthspan rather than lifespan Disease prevention versus disease care The lifestyle of a biohacker - sleep hygiene, good food, lowered stressThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health cAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/27/202142 minutes, 41 seconds
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Cathy Richards: Fit or frail at eighty-five?

It is often said that it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle - never too late to incorporate more exercise into our daily routine or focus on a healthier diet, to reap the rewards as we age. In reality, a message that it is never too early to focus on our wellbeing and longevity, is equally important. Perhaps more so. Cathy Richards is an exercise physiologist and founder of Inspiring Vitality, an online coaching program focussing on the needs of people over 40.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Cathy discusses her mission to encourage more people to take steps - even tiny steps - in their daily lives, to incorporate strength building activity into their routines.  She also highlights the significance of deteriorating hearing for overall health and the likelihood that impaired hearing can lead to social isolation and loneliness. Recorded: January 11, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit Age-Up.comTopics covered in this interview include:Adapting to a new way remote way of working out during and likely after CovidLearning about the behavioral trail of very old populations and joining the longevity dotsThe onset of frailty and the snowball effect of muscle declineImplementing resistance training into exercise regimes to maintain muscle strengthDoing the bare minimum exercise to still realize significant result. Small, step and changes that add up and make a difference over timePersuading younger generations that it is never too early to think about being fit at 85. Hearing loss and the impact on our quality life as we age  The stigma associated with hearing loss and dangers The correlations been hearing loss and dementia. Social isolation, poor hearing and loneliness. Personal habits to live a healthy daySleep as a wellness trendThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/19/202136 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chip Conley: Wisdom, curiosity and the modern elder

As we push the boundaries of human longevity and our expectations for lifespan, mid-life is going to be different.  Our healthy, vibrant decades are being extended. The goal of enjoying more fulfilling years, free of diseases and physical decline is becoming a reality. The trajectory of our lives is changing.  Chip Conley is a veteran executive in the hospitality industry, formerly Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with Airbnb and a prolific writer.  He's also the founder of the Modern Elder Academy, a self-styled school for midlife wisdom and the author of Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. In this conversation with Peter Bowes, Chip shares his vision of older people as wise, curious and indispensable members of society. He recalls the impact of a near-death experience, the way his life went through a transformation in his 50s and the art of lifelong learning.     Recorded: December 29, 2020 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Photo credit: Lisa KeatingThis episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit Age-Up.comTopics covered in this interview include:Chip's life-defining brush with death and experience of going to the "other side" during a medical  emergency. Doing business as a "hospitality disrupter," as one of the first boutique hoteliers and later with Airbnb.Creating the Modern Elder Academy (MEA), mid-life wisdom school.What is long-life learning? The unexpected pleasures of aging.Focussing on "great longevity" and a spiritual diet. Upgrading the human operating system - moving from reverence to relevance as a "modern elder." Launching the MEA - a regenerative community - a 21st century version of a retirement community. Taking the less traveling path in life.  Having regrets or no regrets in life?  Metabolizing and cultivating wisdom from life's experiences.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/8/202140 minutes, 59 seconds
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Nichola Conlon: Stimulating the body to repair itself

The body's unique ability to repair itself, with a little outside help, is the focus of a growing sphere of longevity science. One area of research concerns a molecule, known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which plays a key role in many biological processes.  NAD+ declines as we age, but research has shown that, through supplementation,  youthful levels can be restored, helping us to age better.   In this episode, Dr Nichola Conlon, a molecular biologist and co-founder of Nuchido Laboratories, based in North -East England, discusses her mission to develop nutraceuticals to stimulate rejuvenation. In conversation with Peter Bowes, Nichola explains her passion for nutritional interventions designed to enhance healthspan; she addresses the need to educate people about the relevance of biogerontology research and the new products that could significantly improve our quality of life. Recorded: December 3rd, 2020 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.“This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit Age-Up.comTopics covered in this interview include:A career in science driven by Nichola's fascination with the human body - how "it's so intricately designed and perfect to make us tick."How do drugs work - from consumption to the cells where they need to work. What is aging? The steep learning curve involved in aging research.Is it a good thing to try to slow aging and should it be done through supplementation?Translating the science into consumer products. What does Nuchido mean? Explain the role and complexities of NAD+The benefits of elevated NAD levels, related to aging. Why reverse a process (declining NAD) when it appears to be a natural part of aging? Why we are very good at being young but not so good at being old. Being a successful female scientist anAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/31/202041 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cheryl Ladd: Charlie's Angels star acting her age with optimism

Optimism, during this tumultuous year, has been in short supply. But as 2021 beckons, there is a real sense of hope that happier, healthier times are ahead. Cheryl Ladd, best known for her role in the 1970s detective series, Charlie's Angels, is also emerging from a rollercoaster of a year.  As well as dealing with the emotional challenges presented by Covid-19, for the first time in her life, the actress says she started to feel old.  But it was the challenge of failing eyesight that motivated her to take on a new mission in life, encouraging others, with optimism and gratitude, to embrace the aging process.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, the 69-year old explains why wellness matters; how she has overcome cataracts with new technology; her reluctance to retire and future aspirations in Hollywood. Recorded: September 17th, 2020 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.“This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. To find out more, visit Age-Up.comTopics covered in this interview includeThe rocket ship that was Charlie's Angels and a 44-year careerMastering the process of growing old with optimism Dark times through isolation during the pandemic The healing power of a hugAppreciating what we have and expressing gratitudeI'm 69-years old.  How did this happen?Changing sleep patterns as we age.Appreciating what we have and expressing gratitudeDealing with eye cataracts and a fear of driving at night What is there to love about life and keep living for? Retirement or not? Being old and female in Hollywood.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/15/202025 minutes, 49 seconds
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David Katz: Robust health beyond the pandemic

If the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of anything, it is that there is nothing more important than our health and wellbeing.  Now that the vaccine is a reality for people in the UK - and the rest of the world soon -  there is real hope that the disease will be brought under control during the first part of next year.  "People in robust good health are massively less vulnerable to bad outcomes during the pandemic and more vital in general," says Dr. David Katz, a physician and co-author of the new book, How to Eat. Highlighting the importance of lifestyles and nutritional interventions, to promote health and vitality, Dr Katz says, there is much to be done tackling the "neglected scourges” of modern living, as we move on from the pandemic. A renowned public health commentator and prolific writer, Dr Katz serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Amazentis, a Swiss life science company and co-producer of this LLAMA podcast episode. In this interview, with Peter Bowes, he analyzes the current state of Covid-19; the challenge of sorting fact from fiction; the prospect of “herd immunity” and life after the virus. He also delves into the infinitely fascinating world of the microbiome and nutritional products that promote enhanced muscle mass and function as we age.Recorded:  December 1st, 2020 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.This episode of the LLAMA podcast was brought to you in association with Amazentis, a Swiss life science company, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.Topics covered in this interview includeHow a rambunctious kid chose a career in medicine and developed a passion for preventing chronic disease, and promoting health.Analyzing the lifestyle practices that determine our state of health.Drama over data and the Covid-19 pandemic. What does herd immunity mean? Pandemic fatigue, opening up socieAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/9/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 42 seconds
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Nir Barzilai: Is aging, as we know it, over?

The concept of healthspan - the number of years that we enjoy optimum health - has come a long way, in recent years.  In fact, Dr. Nir Barzilai, founding director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine,  believes we are "ushering in a future where the norm will be for people to be healthy, active and mentally sharp, during the last quarter of their lives."  In his new book, Age Later: Healthspan, Life Span, and the New Science of Longevity, he argues that aging can be "targeted, improved and even cured," and that it should be thought of as not "as a certainty but as a phenomenon."  In this LLAMA podcast episode, with Peter Bowes, Dr Barzilai, discusses his life's work studying some of the world's super agers, people who are enjoying active and productive lives well into their nineties and beyond. Recorded:  September 21st, 2020 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.Topics covered in this interview include:Dr Barzilai's lifelong interest in longevity and healthspanThe impact of Covid 19 and why it has highlighted issues surrounding agism. Post-covid and finding the right balance with social interactions. The TAME (Targeting Aging with Metformin) study and wider uses for the anti-diabetic drug, relating to aging, coronavirus and cancer. Should we all be taking metformin?  The ethical dilemmas. Why "flexible" biology of aging. What has been learned through the study of 750 centenarians?Learning lessons from Frieda - the grandmother of Dr. Barzilai's wife. Why we should not put off our dreams. The longevity dividend.Caloric restriction, fasting and time-restricted eating.Getting enough sleep.Earlier LLAMA podcast in with Dr. Barzilai: Researching the genetics of exceptional longevity and drugs that could target agingThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/30/202042 minutes, 59 seconds
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Lee Gutkind: Living life eight thousand days at a time

Lee Gutkind has spent much of his life denying his age. The Pittsburgh-based writer and teacher, renowned for his skills as an immersion journalist, has long been fascinated by the aging process and the insecurities that come with growing old. Now, aged seventy-seven, he has overcome his anxieties and age-related tensions. It followed a dark period of time, marked by the loss of loved ones and loneliness, when Lee decided to use his journalistic skills to perform a deep dive on himself. The result is a candid memoir, My Last Eight Thousand Days: An American Male in His Seventies, which documents the realities of aging and the transformation in fortunes that Lee enjoys today. In this episode, he explains how, despite a hugely successful career and a naturally outgoing personality, he reached a low point in his life; how he developed a new appreciation of casual friendships and the joy of connecting with other people. Described by Vanity Fair as the Godfather behind creative nonfiction, Lee also reflects on the frustrations that come with being pigeonholed as an old, soon-to-be-retired, man.  Published: November 12, 2020 | Recorded: November 10, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new product that helps fill in the financial gaps that are often created once you’ve mastered aging and achieved an exceptionally long life. Small monthly payments to AgeUp stack over time to create a secure income stream for your 90s and beyond. Contributions to AgeUp are shielded from market swings, and once payouts begin at age 91 or above, they’re guaranteed to last for life. AgeUp is backed by MassMutual and sold by Haven Life Insurance Agency. You can find out more at Age-Up.comIn this interview we cover:The life and times of an immersion journalist, who immerses himself into his own storyDispelling the popular image of an older personDefending the vitality of people still working in their seventies The “demeaning” assumption that retirement beckons at 65Lee’s denial of his age and mid-life loneliness Turning the journalistic microscope inward with positive resultsThe realization that casual friends can be a lifelineThe power of human interaction after a lifetime of self-enforced solitude, as a writerThe impact of Covid on friendshipsThe physical prowess of a lifelong athlete in his 70sThe excitement of Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/12/202036 minutes, 8 seconds
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Giovanni Dienstmann: Meditation during difficult times

Matters of the mind may be more important to us now, than ever before. The number of new coronavirus cases is continuing to rise in many countries.  The United States - as well as dealing with political uncertainty - is reporting over 100,000 infections every day and England has just gone back into lockdown.  There are encouraging exceptions, like Australia, which, earlier this week, recorded its first day without local cases in almost five months. But our lives have been upended like never before, and as we continue to battle the virus, the pandemic brings into focus our overall health and wellbeing. “When there’s a huge event like Covid, it’s a forced pause for all of us,” says Giovanni Dienstmann, a Sydney-based meditation teacher and creator of the blog, Live and Dare.Is it time to re-think the way we live our lives and contemplate the future?"Perhaps start a different life, perhaps start to focus more on family, on personal growth, on health and longevity and on service."In this episode, we explore the power of meditation to get us through these difficult days.  Giovanni also discusses his personal journey, from troubled child to a place of contentment - and his regimented lifestyle, encompassing meditation, work, exercise, one daily meal, stoicism and family. Published: November 5, 2020 | Recorded: August 27, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new product that helps fill in the financial gaps that are often created once you’ve mastered aging and achieved an exceptionally long life. Small monthly payments to AgeUp stack over time to create a secure income stream for your 90s and beyond. Contributions to AgeUp are shielded from market swings, and once payouts begin at age 91 or above, they’re guaranteed to last for life. AgeUp is backed by MassMutual and sold by Haven Life Insurance Agency. You can find out more at Age-Up.comIn this interview we cover:Nurturing the mind as well as the bodyMastering theAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/6/202051 minutes, 57 seconds
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Heidi Herman: On With The Butter

They say, 'you’re never too old.' Never too old to do something for the first time, take on a new challenge, push yourself to your physical and mental limits, or step out of your comfort zone. You only live once. But how many of us would embrace such an  adventurous attitude, in our nineties.  in this episode we meet the writer, Heidi Herman, who was inspired by her mother, to “spread more living onto everyday life.” At the age of 93, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman set out to find ninety-three things she had never done before, with the intention of trying them between her 93rd and 94th birthdays.  In her book, On with the Butter! Spread more living onto everyday life, Heidi tells the inspiring story of her mother’s adventure and the zest for life she shared with her family and friends. Published: October 28, 2020 | Recorded: October 22, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new product that helps fill in the financial gaps that are often created once you’ve mastered aging and achieved an exceptionally long life. Small monthly payments to AgeUp stack over time to create a secure income stream for your 90s and beyond. Contributions to AgeUp are shielded from market swings, and once payouts begin at age 91 or above, they’re guaranteed to last for life. AgeUp is backed by MassMutual and sold by Haven Life Insurance Agency. You can find out more at Age-Up.comIn this episode we learn about:Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman's extraordinary enthusiasm for living life to the full. What it means to spread more living onto everyday life. Adopting an adventurous mindset and how it affects our brain function and potential to live a longer life. The simple lifestyle trail and instincts that promote healthy living.Daily exercise routines that don’t involve going to the gym, include doing sit ups and holding an exercise plank while still in bed.Observing the stretching routines of animals. Building extra movement into the daAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/29/202040 minutes, 16 seconds
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Blair Baldwin: Getting old and running out of money

What if we run out of money, as we get older? If we live a very long, healthy and active life, will we be able to afford the kind of lifestyle that we aspire to, as a nonagenarian or centenarian?  The so-called longevity risk poses a dilemma for many people. The goal is to enjoy a vibrant healthspan but it could prove to be expensive.  In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast we discuss the financial side of living a very long life. We also meet LLAMA’s new sponsor, AgeUp, a novel financial product that provides guaranteed supplemental income for people who worry about the financial impact of longevity. We explore the idea of longevity annuities - sometimes called deferred income annuities - as a way to set up a stream of income for life beyond 90. Blair Baldwin, founder and general manager of AgeUp, explains how the product came about, he shares the research behind the concept, and breaks down how it works. "If you have fewer worries about money and finances, especially when you imagine the future state, that can only help lower your levels of anxiety and can only correlate to a more healthy lifestyle, essentially, and a better chance of living a very long life."Published: October 21, 2020 | Recorded: October 15, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.This episode is brought to you by AgeUp, a new product that helps fill in the financial gaps that are often created once you’ve mastered aging and achieved an exceptionally long life. Small monthly payments to AgeUp stack over time to create a secure income stream for your 90s and beyond. Contributions to AgeUp are shielded from market swings, and once payouts begin at age 91 or above, they’re guaranteed to last for life. AgeUp is backed by MassMutual and sold by Haven Life Insurance Agency. You can find out more at Age-Up.comIn this episode we cover:The story behind AgeUp and how Blair developed an interest in human longevity. The challenge: Creating financially accessible products that “do a little good for the world."Family conversations about money and old age. Attitudes towards extreme longevity and how they affect our perspective on money. Setting in place a financial plan to create an income over the age 90 Why have an income stream so late in life?Weighing the options and assessing the longevity risk. Involving the family and building in a safety Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/20/202034 minutes, 11 seconds
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Stuart Phillips: Boosting physical strength as we age

A key pillar of human longevity is our ability to remain physically strong and active as we age. Frailty is an all-too-familiar downside of growing old. But there is much we can do to slow down and even reverse the process that leads to the weakening of our limbs.  In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, we delve into the latest clinical discoveries that could help us stay strong and vital for much longer. Prof. Stuart Phillips, director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, explains how laboratory research into mitochondrial health is being applied to human physiology. Dr. Phillips is a member of the advisory board of Amazentis, the Swiss life science company, which has partnered with the LLAMA podcast to produce this episode. This episode of the LLAMA podcast is brought to you in association with Amazentis, a Swiss life science company, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.Published: October 6, 2020 - 3:21PM PTRecorded: July 7, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.In this interview we cover:PACE - a a community access exercise facility for special populations over the age of 55The impact a period of muscular disuse has on the body Why Covid has had such a marked effect on older people through inactivity The classic image of the older, retired person and why the notion of aging being associated with a decline in our physical functions is being challenged. Pursuing a goal of aging as healthily as we can for as long as we can.Understanding the phenomenon of SarcopeniaThe condition known as frailty. Ten thousand steps per day - why that number? Type II diabetes and psychical activity.Working with Amazentis to explore the benefits of Mitopure, a pure form urolithin A, in humans.Making the Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/6/202051 minutes, 51 seconds
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Stephanie Blum: Embracing and marketing the science of wellbeing

The science and marketing sectors don’t often intersect. But when clinically validated advancements emerge from the laboratory, this unlikely alliance comes into play.  In this LLAMA podcast episode we explore how cutting edge research can be applied to our everyday health and longevity. Dr. Stephanie Blum, Head of Translational Science at Nestle Health Science, is responsible for transforming  scientific discoveries to innovative product. In partnership with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, her work involves identifying how Amazentis’ mitochondrial research and clinical trial data can be leveraged for novel nutrition products with proven health benefits.Dr. Blum received her PhD in pharmacology and immunology. She developed a passion for immunology after gaining a complex understanding of how a person’s immune system can critically affect their health.In this interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Blum discusses the intricacies involved with marketing a science-focused nutrition product. She also reflects on the ways people have changed their health habits in the face of a world-wide pandemic and the steps we could take to increase our immune health, as we age.This episode is produced in association with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.Published: September 21, 2020 - 3.09PM PTRecorded: August 12, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.In this interview, we cover:Striking a balance between exploring exciting research and actually producing a nutritional supplement that consumers will trust.How a healthy immune system could better-position you to fight off infections.With the COVID pandemic, how a well-functioning immune system is the foundation to defend against a viral or bacterial infection.”Dr. Blum’s conviction that we can proactively contribute to manage oAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/21/202045 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sue Armstrong: Unraveling the mysteries of borrowed time

The science of aging is rapidly evolving. Many of us are more aware of our capacity to live a long healthy life, than ever before. But the quest to understand human longevity - and perhaps figure out how we can slow down the process - is still a huge work-in-progress. Why do we age? Is it due to wear and tear on our bodies, is it all predetermined by our genes - or is there an invisible killer all around us, such as toxins in the environment, that is slowly eating away at our lifespan? These and many other compelling questions about aging are explored in a fascinating new book: Borrowed Time: The Science of How and Why We Age, by Sue Armstrong.  In this episode of the Live long and Master Aging podcast, Sue, a writer and broadcaster, based in Edinburgh, joins Peter Bowes to explore the latest research and the lessons to be learned from our growing understanding of what it means to grow old. Published: September 13, 2020 - 07:25 PTRecorded: August 20, 2020Visit the LLAMA podcast website for complete show notes, including a transcript of the conversation.In this interview we cover:Delving into the massive canvas that is the enormous issue of aging, and why it parallels climate change in its importance for the future of mankind. Adding life to years rather than years to life, as the main goal. Why the medical profession is behind the curve on the process of aging.Why the goal of living to over a thousand or even forever is overly “narcissistic."Our genetically predetermined fate, and why plays a relatively small role in our actual lifespan.The centenarians that just keep on going and then die quicklyThe goal of compressed morbidityPeter’s meeting Roy Walford, one of the early proponents of a calorie restricted (CR) lifestyle for longevity. The mixed results from CR experiments involving monkeys. How society and marketing is pushing us into unhealthy lifestyles. The scourge of diseases of the mind and the latest theories on what causes dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.   Ayurveda medicine and a holistic, whole body, approach to treating disease.Could Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/13/202051 minutes, 33 seconds
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Johan Auwerx: Enjoying youthful vitality as we age

Eventually, we will all face the challenges that come with old age. We will have less strength and energy than we once had. But what if it were possible to rekindle the drive and physical endurance of youth as we grow older? Prof. Johan Auwerx directs the Laboratory for Integrated and Systems Physiology at École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he studies the mechanisms that control how metabolisms are controlled and the factors that make them more or less effective. Focussing on longevity, his team is using multiple animal species to test a specific compound, Urolithin A, which could potentially restore much-needed muscle strength and energy to people as they age. Prof. Auwerx’s peer-reviewed research, including joint studies with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, has been published in leading scientific journals. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Prof. Auwerx, discusses the critical need for an affordable solution to ensuring a long and healthy life; how a highly pure form of Urolithin A, known as Mitopure, could be the key to improving our cellular health and strength as we age; and the simple steps we can take to mitigate health issues later in life.This episode is produced in association with Amazentis, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.Disclosure: Prof. Auwerx is a scientific adviser to Amazentis and several other companies which make products to boost mitochondrial function. Learn more about the science behind Mitopure, a highly pure form of Urolithin A, from Timeline.Full show notes at the Live Long and Master Aging website.In this interview we cover: The downside of a more sedentary life, either enforced by COVID-19, or as a function of growing old.Why each person’s metabolism functions differently and what this means for our diAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/24/202050 minutes, 26 seconds
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Navindra Seeram: The rejuvenating power of plants

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." The quote, attributed to the Greek physician, Hippocrates, encapsulates the importance of nutrition and the extraordinary ability of certain foods to enhance our wellbeing. In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, we explore the rich array of benefits to be gained from plant foods and natural products and discover why foods rich in compounds known as phytochemicals are hugely beneficial in preventing some chronic conditions. Dr. Navindra Seeram is a professor at the University of Rhode Island, College of Pharmacy.  A leading researcher in the science of plant foods,  Dr. Seeram explains how, growing up in South America, with a tradition of using food as medicine, he first became aware of the potent power of plants.  We delve into the unique components of pomegranate and other fruits, which can be used by the body to boost mitochondrial health.  This LLAMA podcast episode is produced in association with Amazentis, an innovative life science company dedicated to employing breakthrough research and clinical science to bring advanced therapeutic nutrition products to life, under its Timeline brand.Disclosures: Dr. Seeram serves on the scientific advisory board of Amazentis, independently from his position with the University of Rhode Island.  In this interview we cover:Growing up in British Guiana, a poor Third World country, learning about the power of plants as medicines. Developing a career as a natural product chemist.Understanding the anthocyanins or the pigments which make cherries red, blueberries blue, strawberries red and pomegranates red.Defining phytonutrients and phytochemicals.Deriving drugs from natural sources like plants.Revealing the multi-layered qualities of the pomegranate.Trillions of gut bacteria and why they are vital to the way we function.The importance of urolithin A as one of the metabolites we get from pomegranates.Understanding why we reAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/27/202049 minutes, 2 seconds
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Luigi Fontana: Longevity’s beautiful symphony

The art and science of aging well is a complex business - a nuanced melding of a finely tuned diet, essential exercise and a healthy mind. For over twenty years, Prof. Luigi Fontana has been studying the lifestyle regimes that could help us live a longer, healthier life. One of the world’s leading experts in the field of human longevity, Dr. Fontana, a physician and professor of medicine and nutrition at the University of Sydney, takes a pragmatic approach to the aging process, railing against aspirations to live an excessively long life. The author of ground-breaking research on fasting and nutrition, he explores the wider issues involved in the aging process in a new book, The Path to Longevity: The Secrets to Living a Long, Happy, Healthy Life. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Prof. Fontana argues that medical systems based on treating sick people should be replaced by a more holistic approach to the human body. He also philosophizes about life's "beautiful journey.” In this podcast we cover:Working as a longevity scientists in Australia, a country with free healthcare.The difference between healthcare and sick care. Like unserviced cars, how unhealthy humans are accidents waiting to happen."The scourge of obesity, especially in children and the relationship with chronic disease.  Why living longer by itself is of "no importance"  Finding happiness and harmony in life.The environmental impact of high protein and keto diets.Living long thanks to the longevity gene? The craziness of magical recipes to live longer. The metabolic and molecular pathways that regulate the accumulation of damage.  Calorie restriction (CR) - the most powerful intervention to slow aging.Getting a phone call from CR pioneer Roy Walford. The confusion of ‘intermittent fasting’ describing multiple, disparate regimes.  The limits of using mice and other animals as models for humans in longevity research. The role of IGF-1 - Insulin-like growth factor 1.The 5:2 diet and what we eat on those non-fasting days. Developing biomarkers that measure our response to interventions focussed on improving health.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/19/202059 minutes, 9 seconds
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Patrick Aebischer: A novel molecule to promote longevity

This episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast is the first in a series produced in association with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis.  It will explore the history of the company and the science behind its goal of promoting healthy aging. Professor Patrick Aebischer, chairman and co-founder of Amazentis, is a medical doctor, neuroscientist and longtime researcher.  He has held distinguished positions in his home country of Switzerland, as President of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and in the United States at Brown University in Providence.  In this interview we explore how an idea based on little more than “intuition” led to a deeper understanding of muscular strength, as we age, and the role of fruits such as pomegranates. We focus on urolithin A, a bioactive dietary metabolite that is naturally produced when eating certain foods, and how Mitopure, a highly pure, synthetic form of the compound, could help people avoid frailty as they grow older.▸ This episode is produced in association with the Swiss life science company, Amazentis, which is pioneering cutting edge, clinically validated cellular nutrition, under its Timeline brand.▸ Published: Jul 8, 2020 ▸ Read a transcript and additional show notes at the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast website ▸ Also listen and subscribe at Apple Podcasts and You Tube.▸ Listen to related episodes exploring the science behind Urolithin A and MitopureDISCOUNTS▸ Time-line is offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 5% discount on its Mitopure products - Mitopure Powder, Softgels and Mitopure + Protein. Use the code LLAMA at checkout.▸ DoNotAge.org is offering LLAMA podcast Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/8/202047 minutes, 35 seconds
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Marta Zaraska: Growing young with cuddles, fuzzy moments and optimism

We are bombarded with advice and information about diet and exercise, but what about the impact of friendship, optimism and kindness on our longterm wellbeing? It is eye-opening to discover that a strong support network of family and friends lowers mortality risk by about 45 percent, while volunteering your free time reduces the chances of early death by a staggering 20-60 percent, depending on the study. Science journalist Marta Zaraska is the author of Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100. In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, she discusses the peer-reviewed studies that suggest living to a great age is about more than what we eat or how much we move.  We cover how caring for children motivates us to keep on living and why Marta's long-held beliefs about aging and longevity were shattered through an understanding of the research. Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.com and social media sites @LLAMApodcastIn this episode we cover: Coping with Covid-19 in France, where the outlook is looking better, with no second wave of the virus yet.Becoming a mother and thinking more about health and longevity. Why fixating on nutrition and exercise does not tell the whole story. Delving into the science behind friendship, optimism and kindness. What “Growing Young” means.The folly of “anti-aging."Why hugging and cuddling is good, most of the time.The extremes some people go to for human contact.The blood science that validates acts of kindness as a positive behavioral trail. Oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. The science behind that fuzzy warm feeling. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/30/202039 minutes, 41 seconds
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Noelle Nelson: Celebrating amazing longevity

How many times have you heard about an older person doing extraordinary things, despite their great age? In recent weeks the story of the 100-year-old war veteran, Captain Tom Moore, has captivated millions, for his marathon fund raising efforts in the UK. Walking lengths in his garden he has raised more than £30m for the National Health Service, during the Covid-19 crisis. He is amazing. In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast we explore the lives of amazing people through the eyes of Dr. Noelle Nelson, a California-based psychologist, author of Happy, Healthy...Dead and collector of eye-opening stories through her Facebook page, Meet the Amazings. What are the common traits of older people who live their lives to the full, almost to the end? In this interview we cover:Aspiring to be to be happy, healthy, dead. The lives of the very old - ordinary people doing extraordinary things.Compressed morbidity - reducing the time it takes for the final exit. Why most of Dr. Nelson's longevity achievers are not famous.Joining the dots and connecting the common traits of people who reach a great age. Positivity or optimism: Why it is a major predictor of happy healthy longevity.A passion: From growing tomatoes to looking at the starsA purpose: Sharing knowledge or the joy of competing - in ballroom dancing. Physicality: Walking, climbing, dancing - how exercise has been shown to improve mind and body functioning. The power of always looking forward. The value of friends - or “anchors" - to get through life’s tough times. Dealign with losing everything in one of California’s wildfires. The value of please and thank you and self appreciation. Exploring science-based lifestyle interventions to live better.Editor’s note: This episode of the LLAMA podcast was recorded in Camarillo, California, on February 27th, 2020, three weeks before the state became the first in the U.S. to issue a stay at home order due to the coronavirus.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/24/202031 minutes, 44 seconds
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Aseem Malhotra: Obesity, a major risk factor for Covid-19 mortality

We are in the war against Covid-19 for the long term. The virus is likely to be with us for many months, if not years, and as we emerge from the global lockdowns, everyday life is looking very different. Re-imagining a post-coronavirus world will likely involve changes that go to the heart of how we live - our diet, personal hygiene, social behavior and work/life balance.  As we learn more about the virus, it is becoming clear that a healthy body is a vital prerequisite to fighting the disease.  In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast, Dr. Aseem Malhotra, a London-based cardiologist, explains why he believes obesity is a prime risk factor for mortality from Covid-19.  He also suggests that the pandemic should act as a wake-up call for global populations, pursuing unhealthy lifestyles, consuming too much sugar and processed foods.Dr Aseem Malhotra is a National Health Service (NHS) Consultant Cardiologist in the UK, and visiting Professor of Evidence Based Medicine, Bahiana School of Medicine and Public Health, Salvador, Brazil. In the episode we cover: How a "horrendous state” of baseline general health, in many western populations, is relevant to Covid-19Ref. European Scientist: Covid 19 and the elephant in the room (April 16, 2020)The myths surrounding the health of people in Mediterranean countries. What is optimal metabolic health? Blood pressure, waist circumference, blood triglyceride, HDL, and HbA1c levels.Nature:  Endocrine and metabolic link to coronavirus infection (April 2nd, 2020)Lifestyle lessons from Covid-19.Personal hygiene and why it matters. Imagining the post-coronavirus world.  Listen to Dr. Malhotra’s previous LLAMA podcast interviewEpisode 03: Waging war against sugarThe Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/3/202028 minutes, 18 seconds
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Valter Longo: Science, fasting and Covid-19

There are some encouraging signs around the world that the Covid-19 curve is flattening in some places, while falling in others. During the course of this pandemic we are focussing, on this podcast, less on longevity and more on our immediate futures. But as life slowly evolves towards a new normal, there are many lessons to be learned from the pandemic and the role science plays in our lives. In this episode we catch up with Prof. Valter Longo, director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California and director of the Longevity and Cancer Program at IFOM Institute of Molecular Oncology in Milan in Italy. The Italian scientist splits his time between his home country and the United States, both badly affected by coronavirus.  In this episode we discuss the role of scientists working alongside doctors, sharing advice on how to behave during the outbreak. We also discuss the implications for people following a fasting mimicking diet, during a time when the risk of infection by the virus is high. Earlier LLAMA podcast conversations with Prof. Longo:March 7, 2017: Creating the fasting mimicking dietJanuary 16, 2018: Living to 110 on a science-based dietIn this interview we discuss:Personal insights into the progression of coronavirus in Italy and the United States.The debate over the use of chloroquine to treat patients with Covid-19.Was time wasted in the US through the lack of advice to wear masks in the early stages of the outbreak?Speculation on why California has significantly few cases than other large population centers in the US. The work of Dr. Longo's Create Cures Foundation, including education and work to combat childhood obesity. Geographic differences in the spread of coronavirusHelping front-line health workers treating patients with coronavirus.  The power of scientists and doctors working together as a team.Is it safe to go on a diet, or fast, during the coronavirus outbreak?Latest news on the Fasting Mimicking Diet and new clinical trials.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/20/202035 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ross McCray: Challenging the work-life paradigm

The coronavirus pandemic is threatening every facet of normal life. This episode of the LLAMA podcast was recorded before the global health crisis hit home for so many of us. It focusses on the work-life initiatives of a rapidly growing US company that could be a blueprint for how we live in the future.  But not until life returns to normal. VideoAmp founder and CEO, Ross McCray, is currently dealing with the huge challenge of running a software and data company, employing more than 230 people, from home. He is particularly focussed on providing employees with support for their general wellbeing, to match the facilities that they usually enjoy at the office. Ross is on a long-term mission to change the work-life paradigm. He wants to build a workplace model that nurtures the physical and mental fitness of employees, in an environment that prioritizes happiness and health span. This episode includes Ross’s original interview, with LLAMA’s Peter Bowes, and an update on the impact of coronavirus. In this interview we cover: Is there a blueprint or formula for best workplace practices that you can incorporate to other companies to make people truly happier and more effective?Being highly energized throughout the day.Providing workplace 24/7 gym facilities, personal training, healthy food, mental health support. Effectiveness and longevity during the working day. Work-life harmony - a nuanced approach to a fluid lifestyle.Different lives, priorities and perspectives on life.Balancing schedules - from medical appointments to office meetings and being a parent.Clear, measurable goals and flexible work-time.Physical challenges, weight loss and muscle building, at work.A data driven approach to a new workplace model focussed on wellbeing.  Coronavirus update:Dealing with the everyday changes due to the coronavirus crisis. Adapting to a home-working environment with improvised gym equipment. Streamed workouts for virtual meetups to boost morale and maintain fitness.Dealing with the uncertainly and unease. Rising to the occasion with inspirational quotes and “uplift vibes” through company playlists.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/19/20201 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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Felice Gersh: Dealing with coronavirus

Coronavirus is the only topic on our minds at the moment. People are panic shopping, a national emergency has been declared in the United States and widespread travel bans have been implemented around the world. There is also much confusion over testing for Covid-19 and how we should be looking after ourselves as the pandemic unfolds. Living long and well may be our goal in normal times, but getting through the next few months is a greater concern right now. In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast, with Peter Bowes, Dr. Felice Gersh, a physician and integrative medicine specialist, discusses the practical implications of a disease that has gripped the world with fear and uncertainty. In this episode we cover:Coronavirus: the global threat and our response to it. The impact on doctors’ surgeries and the rise of telemedicine.Social distancing - what it means and how to achieve it.The implications of a viral pandemic for dietary regimes - whether they be for weight-loss or longevity.Fasting, the immune system and eating to stay healthy.Surviving at home or in isolation.Are men and women equally vulnerable to coronavirus?Going into emergency mode and maintaing best health practices.Exercise regimes during a health crisis. Calming the mind and dealing with the stress.Seeing beyond the crisis and helping each other.The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/14/202032 minutes, 26 seconds
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Joseph Antoun: Fasting and biological age

The ticking clock is often used as a metaphor for life. But is a tick-tock approach to the advancing years an accurate way to measure the aging process? Dr. Joseph Antoun, a physician and CEO of the nutrition technology company, L-Nutra, believes a “biological aging score” is the best way accurately to assess our state of health. He says the human body has the potential to age more slowly than its chronological age, and health care should be based on a better understanding of how well our bodies are performing, from the inside. L-Nutra, based in Los Angeles, is a company founded by the longevity scientist, Dr. Valter Longo, to develop and market a fasting mimicking diet. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Dr. Antoun explains the philosophy and science behind a dietary intervention that is designed to promote longevity.Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we cover:Why aging is the biggest risk factor for the deadliest diseases of old age.Changing the medical paradigm to move away from pills and treatments post-disease onset.Engaging with new technology and science to keep people healthy.Investing more in disease prevention. Partnering with Dr. Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute, to develop the fasting mimicking diet (FMD).Living healthier, longer and perhaps changing the world through dietary changes. What does L-Nutra stand for? The value of the prolonged fast and what happens to the body over 5 days of dietary restriction. The difference between a fasting mimicking diet and a total water fast. Weight loss, the short-term ticket, and the 5-day plan.Why the FMD is focussed on the long-term ticket - longevity and health span.Why the word ‘diet' may be misleading.Learning from the mass production and use of a product based on fasting.  The emotional impact of the FMD.Measuring the impact of a dietary intervention on a person’s potential to age better. The value of a biological aging score as a unit of measurement for healthcare.Why Americans are living shorter lives, contrary to the popular belieAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/25/202044 minutes, 12 seconds
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Magomed Khaidakov: Anti-aging: Paranoia, pessimism and realism.

Do we all fret too much about growing old and potentially suffering ill health? The purpose of this podcast is to highlight lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer, healthier lives. It focusses on extending health span - the number of years that we enjoy optimum health. But could it be that such aspirations are over-rated and rather pander to paranoid personalities. Dr. Magomed Khaidakov is a research assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the author of A Pessimistic Guide to Anti-aging Research: Death is Immortal. The book offers a critical guide to current longevity research and anti-aging interventions. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr Khaidakov explains his skepticism towards aging research and why he believes longevity science is dogged by “hype" and "self-promotion."Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.com In this interview we cover: Dr. Khaidakov’s conditions for growing old.Holding a pessimistic or realistic view of aging?The “hype" and "self-promotion” surrounding aging research.Are study results distorted through the use of obese lab animals?The "sweet spot" for good health based on Body Mass Index (BMI)Is an extra 10 years, which is "within design limits" of the human body, worth it?Life span in years for humans, rats, mice, flies and worms (yes we know C. elegans only live days) versus health span.Why every day aging and general health issues are problems that are "almost solved."The longevity business “driven by greed."Exploring the design flaws of the human body.    Health aging without effort “exploited” by those who devise health regimens.     Lacking self-discipline and smoking. “Slightly paranoid personalities” who spend too much time pondering over their longevity. The practical and philosophical issues raised by death. Being content with a pleasurable life. No complaints. Why biology will play second fiddle to big data science in the future. "It’s your personal decision whether you have a healthy lifestyle.”Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/26/202032 minutes
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David Hauser: Optimizing happiness and health span

There’s an old saying that money doesn’t buy happiness. But what about lifestyle hacks to optimize wellbeing and overall health? David Hauser is a hugely successful businessman who has overcome multiple health problems and self-esteem issues - including weight gain, exhaustion and failed diets - to transform his life.  Once a slave to pseudoscience and fad diets, David says he eventually embraced real science and applied a data-driven approach to building an “unstoppable” lifestyle.  He is best known for co-founding the Grasshopper Group, a virtual telephone service, but the Las Vegas based entrepreneur has now taken on the role of self-help guru, empowering others in their quest for better physical and mental health.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, David explains his “optimization mindset” and new-found zest for life. Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we cover:David’s journey from overweight teen to wellbeing evangelistTackling brain fog and physical malaiseEpidemiological studies - the pros and consArguments over misleading health headlinesPlants based diets - reality, facts and mythsDeep diving into data to set out a framework for wellbeingSleep, meditation, mindfulnessThe meaning of deep breathingDaily routines without trackingYoga - really! Optimizing sleep environments and patternsLiving with technology and keeping it at arm’s lengthComputers, TVs and phonesLongevity goals and optimizing health span. Experiences over thingsBuilding a legacy that mattersAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/7/202039 minutes, 38 seconds
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Mark Scholz: Prostate health, cancer and longevity

Prostate cancer is one of the most commonly occurring diseases in men. There is a high survival rate and living a long life with the condition is possible for many men. There are also lifestyle changes that could delay the onset of the disease and help men achieve a long health span - the number of years they enjoy optimum health.  Dr. Mark Scholz is a prostate cancer specialist and a strong advocate for patient empowerment. In this LLAMA podcast interview Dr. Scholz explains why a prostate cancer diagnosis is far being a death sentence and how rapidly changing medical technology is changing the way doctors treat the disease. Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we cover: The basics: What function does the prostate perform? Why prostate cancer is considered a “low grade” cancer. Aging and prostate health.  The choices available to men with prostate-related problems. Prostate cancer - how serious is it and what are the implications for medium and longterm health?  Why the prostate cancer industry is a multibillion dollar affair.  Urinary health and longevity.  PSA - what it means and why PSA testing requires "a lot of sophistication" to extract full value out of the result. Supplements, diet and lifestyle.  Health span versus life span. The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your doctor.  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/3/201940 minutes, 27 seconds
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Anurag Singh: Pomegranates, muscle mass and healthy aging

Frailty and a decline in overall physical strength are irksome signs of aging.  Regular exercise is essential to maintain optimum muscle mass and movement, but are there other interventions that could curb age-related muscle weakening?  A Swiss biotech startupis developing a supplement that could slow down the process, by replacing damaged mitochondria, the parts of cells that generate energy. It turns out that a key component could be a chemical produced by the gut microbiome, when we eat pomegranates and strawberries.  In this LLAMA podcast with Peter Bowes, Dr. Anurag Singh, Chief Medical Officer with Amazentis, explains the background to this developing science and its potential to help older people maintain an independent lifestyle for longer.Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we cover:  Research at Amazentis and company missionDr. Singh’s transition from medical practice to medical researchThe role of mitochondria - the cellular powerhouses - and link to muscle dysfunction or declineAnalysing the mitochondrial health of frail vs older, active adults.The connection between pomegranates, strawberries and nuts - and mitochondrial health. The role of urolithin A and why it could be a valuable dietary supplement.Why microbiome health is linked to muscle strength.Why optimal diet is not equal to optimal health.The role of mitophagy. Animal studies suggesting urolithin A supplementation promotes enhanced endurance and better mitochondrial function.What the first clinical studies with older, minimally active human subjects show. The current fascination with longevity research and desire to function better for longer. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/24/201929 minutes, 56 seconds
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Dian Griesel: Silver, disobedient and rockin’

There are some people who just ooze optimism.  Approaching life with a positive and inquisitive attitude is half the battle, when it comes to aging with vigor and purpose. It also helps to be a little defiant and rebellious - if not, downright disobedient. Writer, businesswoman and model, Dian Griesel, has embraced the power of living agelessly through her blog, Silver Disobedience.  The author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly, she delivers a daily dose of wisdom and pithy observations about life and aging.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dian shares the inspiration behind her gregarious attitude towards aging.  She also invites us to the party of a lifetime. Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we cover: Does disobedience come with age? Being enthusiastic rather than disillusioned with age.  Seeking inspiration from Mick Jagger.   Being honest about aging.Social media and living life as if it were a reality show.   The value of taking a deep breath and putting yourself first. Why young people are “terrified” of aging.Embracing the treadmill desk.Keeping it close to earth: Avocados, nuts, fruits and vegetables. The power of collective consciousness.Listening to the conversations of others for inspiration.  The power of community and rockin’ out together at 100.Committing to do something every day, like a blog. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/9/201931 minutes, 47 seconds
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Joel Einhorn: Extracting the nectar out of life

Joel Einhorn lives life at a pace that sometimes defies gravity. The extreme sports enthusiast is an avid athlete - a cyclist, snowboarder and surfer.  His enthusiasm for the fast life almost ended in tragedy while training for an ironman triathlon, but the accident, in Prague, ended up opening Joel’s eyes to a new world of medicine. The founder and CEO of HANAH, a supplement company that embraces ancient wisdom and modern day science, is on a mission to preserve - and make more accessible - healing techniques from eastern medicine. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Joel reveals the aha moments that inspired his journey from severely injured cyclist to wellness entrepreneur. Check out our website at LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we cover:Joel’s childhood and influences. Being the kid always looking out of the window.Sports, acting and the quintessential American life. Being an early adopter of computer tech.Going from casual athlete to ironman addict.Organising life and systems with military precision to optimise time for living life to the full.The accident in 2008 that turned out to be a major turning point in Joel’s life. Racing through life, taking a few risks and then… a near-death accident that led to a life-changing attitude towards living. Joel’s introduction to eastern medicine and the   healing power of herbal medicines. The healing ‘secrets' of elite athletes.   Fasting - the fountain of youth?What is Ayurvedic medicine and what happens during panchakarma treatments?  Creating and building HANAH for high functioning humans.    Tackling the decision fatigue that comes with trying to live a healthier lifeWarning: Fasting can be extremely dangerous and result in death. It is not appropriate for everyone. Speak to your doctor before adopting a new diet or fasting regime.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/31/201952 minutes, 38 seconds
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Fred Bartlit: Get strong and live like crazy

Fred Bartlit is on a mission to re-define aging. A distinguished U.S. Army commander and high profile trial lawyer - he represented two American presidents - Fred is now 87 and a passionate advocate for strength training as we grow old. The author of Choosing the Strong Path: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging, is, by his own admission, obsessed with pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Fred’s mantra is that if we “get strong” everything else will fall into place.  In this LLAMA podcast interview he explains his philosophy that strength drives everything - in life and business - and why men, especially “big shots” from the world of business, are less inclined than women to follow his advice. Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com | Twitter: @llamapodcastIn this interview we cover:     Fred’s aspirations to remain strong and active into his 90s. How medical science, he believes, fails to focus on optimum health over 75. Life expectancy versus health expectancy.Fred was selected by two U.S. Presidents of different parties to represent them in high profile cases. He represented President George W. Bush in the 2001 U.S. Presidential election 'hanging chad' trial.Fred was selected to be the president’s chief counsel for Barack Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.How Fred’s future wife warned him that his exercise regime, at 50, would leave him a corpse at 60. How lifting heavy weights transformed Fred’s body. Why he was inspired to pursue research into sarcopenia, chronic diseases, fatigue, falls, and early death.Why he came to the conclusion that there is direct correlation between strength and happiness. How Fred escaped being a “fat old fool” at the country club.Fred’s diet of brightly coloured vegetables and fruit. What does "a pot belly can not lead men” mean? Getting up at 3.30 AM and working out every day. Still working as an active trial lawyer at 87 Why men won’t acknowledge their age-related frailties. How you can avoid the downward spiral of aging.   Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/15/201937 minutes, 59 seconds
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Zab Mosenifar: Running, red wine and orchids

This is our 100th episode and we’re delighted to celebrate the milestone with a remarkable man. Zab Mosenifar, MD, recently completed his 100th marathon at the age of 70 and he personifies the art of living a long, healthy and fulfilling life. Dr. Mosenifar, professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, is addicted to running. Next week he heads to California’s Death Valley, to run in grueling heat that would see most of us wilt in a second.  It is the kind of “insane” challenge that motivates the doctor, who still works full-time and says he relishes living a modest life, focussed on his job and running.  In this interview we discuss Dr. Mosenifar’s 50 miles-per-week regimen, his love of red wine, orchids and a busy life.  We also find out why he is a stickler for punctuality; prefers driving in the middle lane; and why he gets a “special pleasure from monotony.”In this interview we cover:Dr. Mosenifar’s 50 miles-per-week running regime.Running the Santa Monica mountain trails early in the morning, seven days a week.The runner’s high. Entering a zen-like state and enjoying the euphoria of running. Living a meat-free lifestyle. Getting a “special pleasure from monotony” and enjoying a frugal lifestyle. Are we really designed to run long distances? The “hidden factor” that allows some people to keep on running. Sharing a bottle of wonderful red wine.Eating the same meals every day. Why associating with all generations helps promote longevity. Appreciating that life is precious and why there should be no bad days. Balancing a busy work schedule with an active life and family activities.  Career longevity at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles.The “heart-wrenching” period treating patients with AIDS during the early days of the disease.Studying the complexities of smoking.Understanding aging through marathon running.The plus side of an obsessive, compulsive personality.Thinking about longevity, how to approach the next chapter and acknowledging the realistic decline that comes with aging. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/1/201956 minutes, 24 seconds
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Steven Petrow: I will never get old

We will all get old, if we are lucky. Aging is a privilege, but facing up to the inevitable lifestyle changes, could leave some of us in denial. Steven Petrow is an award-winning journalist and author, best known for his candid essays in the Washington Post and New York Times, focussing on what it’s like to grow old. In this LLAMA podcast interview, recorded at TEDMED, Steven reflects on the aging process through the eyes of his parents and his own aspirations. He also discusses the challenges posed by loneliness, declining mobility and old age for LGBTQ people. Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com Twitter: @llamapodcastIn this interview we cover:Lessons and stories from the way parents live and age.Family tensions and a father’s frustration at growing old. Defiance over getting old.Like father, like son - shared traits as we age.Stupid things we won’t do as we get old.Illness denial and death denial.Acting our age. Is death to be feared or is it just another stage of life. Slow down and retire or turn 60 and speed up. Multi-generational living, to stay young at heart.Staying busy and living long. The scourge on loneliness. Why the LGBTQ Stonewall generation is being forced back into the closet as they seek care in assisted living facilities. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/2/201928 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tara Gadomski: Exposing the futility of 'anti-aging'

Anti-aging - who needs it?  Surely, striving to master or embrace the aging process is better than trying to defy it?  It is a philosophy we at Live Long and Master Aging share with Tara Gadomski, writer, filmmaker and director of a new short film, Signs of Aging. The story explores, through dark humor, the methods used to sell so-called anti-aging products to older women. A powerful message emerges about the appreciation of life over vanity. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Tara explains her distaste for what she calls the shaming of older people, who’re beginning to show their age.  In this interview we cover:“Shaming” older people and why the term anti-aging should be outlawed. Why some people are made to feel like “lesser human beings ” because they don’t comply with a certain beauty standard.Flaws, imperfections, fixes and corrections.  Letting go as you get older.Embracing and mastering aging rather than trying to defy the process. Telling stories with the benefit of ageing wisdom.A story about a fictional saleswoman trying to sell ‘anti-aging’ beauty products to older women.The myth of there being “biology to it" - suggesting women are more attractive in their child-bearing years.Spoiler alert - we reveal the powerful plot line that exposes the hypocrisy of ‘forever young’ messages in cosmetics advertising. Wrinkles and spots - why we’re lucky to have them.      Honoring people who died young. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/13/201935 minutes, 18 seconds
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James Brown - Staying vital through effortless meditation

Living long and well involves focussing on multiple lifestyle practices, including our spiritual awareness. It is a pillar of human longevity that sits alongside a clean diet, vigorous exercise and optimal sleep habits. So let’s meditate. James Brown once thought that his life was “too crazy" to involve meditation, but after a 25-year career in advertising he is now a teacher of the practice and founder of San Francisco based Vedic Path Meditation. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, James explains his journey from stressed out executive to one of the world’s leading experts in what’s known as a “flow" approach to meditation. Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com | Twitter: @llamapodcastIn this interview we discussWhat does the ticking clock mean to you?Being blessed genetically and putting in place practices that sustain vitality. Living a frenetic lifestyle and discovering spirituality.How does an account executive in advertising and aspiring lawyer become a meditation guru? Becoming a father and responding to new pressures. Embracing the power of unforced smiling. Cleaning a bike chain and the LOL moment that changed James’s life course. What is the practice of flow meditation? Dispelling some of the myths about medication - why and how we do it. The impact of stress.What is wide-angle present moment awareness?Assessing our habits and putting multi-tasking in persecutive. Focussing and concentrating. What’s the difference? Trying too hard versus a flow experience.  The benefits of effortlessness.The stresses of parenting and how to cope. A calling to be on a bigger stage? Ego or nature? Meditating and relationships.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/30/201948 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ron Alfa - Building tools to engineer the human body

Innovation in human biology is evolving at breakneck speed. Artificial intelligence, data science and pharmaceutical discoveries - combined with a deeper understanding of how the body works at a cellular level - are creating exciting opportunities to extend health span.   Dr. Ron Alfa is Senior Vice President of Discovery & Product at Recursion, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, recently named by Fast Company as one the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Dr, Alfa explains Recursion’s mission to create a map of human cellular biology and find novel treatment for the diseases of aging.Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com | Twitter: @llamapodcastThis interview was recorded at TEDMEDIn this interview we cover:How Recursion is using machine learning and computational biology to change the way drugs are getting to patients from the laboratory.Building tools to better understand the safety and efficacy of new molecules for use in the clinic. How drug discovery works and why it is such a long scientific process. How producing a vast amount of data is possible through advances algorithms and machine learning - and why it matters for our health. Is data generated using robotics accurate? How does this data differ from public data sets used widely in research? How Recursion is focussing on reversing cellular aging, or senescence. Defining aging. How import will artificial intelligence be as we move forward with the goal of a longer health span?Focussing on solutions that actually reach patients and allow physicians to make better decisions. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/14/201926 minutes, 39 seconds
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Sandra Feaster - Retire, pivot or die

They say sixty is the new forty. Seventy, the new fifty. But what does that mean? We are living longer, but are we living better? Sandra Feaster, a registered nurse and health coach, approaches aging with the same ghusto that an accomplished mountain climber tackles the highest peaks.  She says growing older is an “incredible journey” that embraces the realities of aging while continuing to live life to the full. Along with her husband, William Feaster, MD, Sandra runs the blog T60+, a website dedicated to sharing science-based information about health and wellness, for people turning 60. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Sandra explains her retire, pivot or die philosophy, her disdain for “fake” health news and why she believes we should all lead a more “mindful” life.Check out our website: LLAMApodcast.comIn this interview we explore:What it means to live a healthy and active life well beyond 60. Is 60 really the new 40? How the blog T60+ covers the business of health and wellness and separates the fads from facts. When did the realities of aging first resonate with Sandra?Tackling and moving beyond cancer.How cancer brings your mortality into focus.Making the change - delaying the die or exercise regime.Why we don’t think about mortality while we’re young. Waiting in line for the next funeral and why we should think about it. Living a more mindful life, at all ages.  Moving from nursing to health coaching and blogging and becoming a healthy aging evangelist.Making better lifestyle choices based on a lifetime of experience.The ah-ha moments that come with healthy eating and exercise.Expecting the unexpected to happen, as we age. Aspiring to achieve a long health span as opposed to lifespan. Seeking out reliable preventative health information in the modern world. Who to believe.Does the longevity business have our best interests at heart? Why so much emphasis on anti-aging?The good, bad and ugly use of social media as we age.What gets you up in the morning?  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/30/201948 minutes, 42 seconds
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Dave Asprey: Biohacking is a "real thing" now

The Annual Biohacking Conference, hosted by Upgrade Labs, is a mind-boggling, mind-enhancing gathering of people, from all walks of life, who want to live better and longer.  LLAMA’s Peter Bowes attended this year’s event, in Beverly Hills, California, to meet Dave Asprey, the movement’s poster boy for self-improvement, along with some of the conference’s key speakers and exhibitors. In this episode we explore everything from cryotherapy to enhancing neuroplasticity, flow meditation, mitochondrial health and infrared saunas. Dave explains how biohacking has come of age, why he believes he will live to be at least 180 and how he says everyone - not just the rich and famous - could benefit from being in better control of their bodies and biology.  01:52Dave AspreyFounder, BulletproofDave, the original biohacker, explains how and why the practice has come of age and how we can all benefit from it."Biohacking is largely the art and science of changing the environment around you, so that you have more control of your biology.”Also check out: LLAMA episode 65, with Peter’s tour of Upgrade Labs in Santa Monica. Martin Tobias: Biohacking to upgrade the human mind and body12:24Dr. Barry MorguelanChinese energy grandmaster, double board certified gastroenterologist and internal medicine doctor trained at UCLA and currently practicing in Los Angeles. Dr. B, as he is affectionately known, is a force of nature with a mind-blowing story of personal discovery and experience. 21:54Dr. Charles BrennerHead of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa & chief scientific adviser to the Chromadex, a California-based nutraceutical company behind the Nicotinamide riboside (NR) supplement, Tru Niagen. Dr. Brenner updates us on his work understanding NAD and cell metabolism.Also check out our previous interview: LLAMA episode 53Charles Brenner: Explaining the science behind “age better” vitamin B3 supplement26:32Lauren Hansen, Cryo ScienceLearn about the Cryotherapy craze.  Lauren explainAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/8/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 18 seconds
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Brandon Carone: Why music helps us age better

Could listening to music be an important pillar of longevity? If you feel down and listen to a favorite song it can pick you up. Some people say music helps them work harder and the power of music to evoke memories is second to none. There is anecdotal evidence that playing an instrument or enjoying a favorite album can have a lasting impact on our state of mind and, as a therapy, it can help people suffering from the chronic conditions of old age. Brandon Carone is a research assistant in the Memory and Lifespan Cognition Lab at UCLA and research coordinator with Music Mends Minds, a non-profit group that creates musical support group bands for patients with Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, traumatic brain injury, stroke, and for veteran’s with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Brandon explains why music could be much more than a soundtrack to our lives and why, at 21, he has dedicated his life to understanding music as a therapy. Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com Twitter: @llamapodcastIn this interview we explore: How Brandon’s fascination with the power of music started as a child, covering classic rock songs. The correlation between favorite songs and emotion.Why a chemistry major switches to music cognition. Research at the Memory and Lifespan Cognition Lab at UCLA, exploring the difference between younger and older adults and their ability to recall memories. Persuading young people and older adults to take part in memory tests.Natural memory loss as we age. How people suffering from debilitating mental conditions respond to music. Anger management and music. How music improves our mood.Is there a mathematical formula behind brain behavior?Pre-birth memories and how they impact us in later life.Funding for research into studies related to music and health.The uplifting power of music, at all ages. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/3/201933 minutes, 32 seconds
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Catherine Sanderson - Smile, be happy and live longer?

A simple smile, a friendly gesture or an offer of help and friendship, could help us all live longer, healthier lives. International Day of Happiness (March 20) is celebrated by the United Nations as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.  There is scientific data that suggests people who embrace the benefits of a positive attitude, are rewarded with a greater sense of well-being. Catherine Sanderson is a psychologist and professor in Life Sciences at Amherst College in Massachusetts. In her book, The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Dr. Sanderson explores the science behind our mindset, and how, she says, anyone can learn to adopt a more positive outlook. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Dr. Sanderson explains how kindness, gratitude and genuine friendships can help promote better physical and mental health.  Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com Twitter: @llamapodcastIn this interview we explore:Why someone who is not “naturally happy” has written a book about happiness?What does it mean to be happy?Are we genetically programmed to be either happy or more melancholy in our demeanor?Does having stress and adversity in life help, ultimately, promote happiness? What if bad things happen? What does MRI data showing levels of "brain activation" tell us? Why do our brains react differently when we’re surrounded by nature?How much control do we have over our mindset? Do we spend too little time thinking about and practicing happiness? How powerful is a smile? How a positive attitude can make us feel better and better tolerate adverse experiences. Why are so many people keeping gratitude journals? Bedtime rituals to help us sleep better.Does social media make us feel less happy?Why Dr. Sanderson says “relationships are the number one best predictor of our happiness."Is happiness contagious?Why changing our mindset is not easy.Scientific data that supports the idea that happier people live longer.Why does volunteering make up happier?Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/18/201933 minutes, 2 seconds
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Thomas Curran: Are we trying too hard to live perfect lives?

How many times have you checked your ‘likes' or searched for positive feedback in your social media feed today?  Perhaps you’re the kind of person who always strives to be perfect and feels deflated when you fail to live up to your own expectations. What about being judged by others for not achieving your full potential? Perfectionism, says Dr. Thomas Curran, is “everyone’s perfect flaw.” Dr. Curran, an assistant professor in the Department for Health at the University of Bath, studies the personality characteristic of perfectionism, how it develops, and its impact on mental health. If we all relaxed a bit or stopped being hard on ourselves, would our lives be better?  In this LLAMA podcast interview , recorded at TEDMED, Dr. Curran explains why he believes perfectionism can be harmful and the impact, he says, social media is having on our relationships and self-worth. Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com Twitter: @llamapodcastIn this interview we cover:What does perfectionism mean in the modern world? Why pursuing perfectionism, in today’s culture, is potentially beneficial.When does perfectionism begin to be harmful.What are the three core elements that make up perfectionism? What are "helicopter parents" and how does their behavior affect their children? Are young people becoming more perfectionistic?How did Dr. Curran gather and analyse data for a large study into perfectionism?  What is the correlation between depression and perfectionism? How are fundamental changes in society - such as the use of technology - affecting the pressures on young people?Why is life today sometimes more about the appearance of perfection than reality?  Why do we neglect some things in life that could bring us success and happiness? Social relationships and why they matter.  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/4/201934 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chris Mansi - Artificial intelligence boosts survival rate for stroke victims

Every two seconds, someone in the world will have a stroke. Almost two-thirds of survivors leave hospital with some form of disability.  It is a battle against time to get the most appropriate medical intervention and treatment for stroke victims and every second counts. Viz.ai, a San Francisco-based applied artificial intelligence company, was established by British neurosurgeon Dr. Chris Mansi with the goal of using A.I. to make healthcare work faster and smarter. He was inspired by a patient who underwent a successful brain operation but died because the surgery came too late. In this LLAMA podcast interview, recorded at TEDMED, Dr. Mansi explains why rapid treatment can mean the difference between life and death - and why he believes medical technology is on the cusp of transforming healthcare and dramatically improving the odds of making a full recovery from a stroke. Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.com Twitter: @llamapodcastConnect with Dr. Mansi: viz.ai | Twitter | LinkedInIn this interview we cover:The anatomy of a stroke and large vessel occlusions.What is mechanical thrombectomy and why is it a “game changer” treatment?The devastating impact of strokes and why speed is of the essence in treatment.What is Viz.AIHow does artificial intelligence help save time and save lives.The correlation between smoking and lifelong risk of a stroke.The symptoms to watch out for that could indicate a stroke.Will A.I. ever replace doctors?How technology is democratizing health care. Why connecting the right doctors at the right time is crucial to save lives. How is artificial intelligence acquired? How technology standardizes the quality of care. Longevity ambitions and daily rules to live by. Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/13/201922 minutes, 46 seconds
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Lydia Bourouiba - How did I get this cold?

The sudden onset of a common cold or the flu can stop us in our tracks. Seasonal outbreaks of infectious diseases can be both debilitating and irritating, especially for those people who strive to live a healthy lifestyle.  But are they inevitable? Lydia Bourouiba is the director of the Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Her work involves trying to better understand the role that sneezes play in the spread of infections. She focusses, not only on the common cold, but as-yet-unknown diseases that could have widespread and devastating consequences, were they to get out of control.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, recorded at TEDMED, Professor Bourouiba explains how we are all vulnerable to infectious diseases -and probably more than we realize. She also dissects the anatomy the sneeze - how far it can go and how long it can linger.In this interview we explore:How colds are transmitted. Why, no matter how healthy we are, we are all vulnerable to infectious diseases.Living in dense populations and the implications for the spread of disease.How Dr. Bourouiba studies the mechanics of sneezing. Why droplet size matters.What happens during “exhalation events” and why our sneezes are different.Why some of us are more likely to transmit infections than others.Multi year studies to better understand the spread of colds and flu.How far can infectious droplets from a sneeze travel in a train cabin?Do masks work to prevent the spread of a virus?How big is the threat of another influenza pandemic?  How effective are flu vaccines?How far should we go to avoid infections ?Check out our home page at LLAMApodcast.comConnect with Prof. Bourouiba:  The Bourouiba research group | Bio | TEDMEDAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/4/201925 minutes, 11 seconds
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Timothy Lu - Synthetic biology to reprogram life

What if we could screen the body for early signs of disease by swallowing a tiny capsule, packed with futuristic diagnostic tools? Prof. Timothy Lu, a synthetic biologist at MIT, draws on his combined expertise in computer programming, electrical engineering, and microbiology, to envision as an entirely new way of practicing preventative medicine. The idea is that capsules packed with tiny electronics and genetically engineered living cells will eventually be used to spot health problems from inside the gut. Early signs of cancer could be detected without the need for a colonoscopy. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, recorded at TEDMED, Prof. Lu explains the principles of synthetic biology and why he believes it could help us all live healthier, longer lives.In this interview we explore:What is synthetic biology and how could it help us live better?Should we be concerned about “synthetic” biology?A new set of diagnostic tools.How can human cells do mathematics? Re-wiring the human body, and what that means.Preventing and treating disease by swallowing a capsule.Detecting early signs of diseaseEngineering the human microbiome.Sequencing the bacteria that live inside us and figuring out why they impact us “profound" ways.What are the drugs of the future and how will they help us? New strategies to extend health spans.Is precision medicine worth the money?Developing sensors and memory devices that sit inside the brain.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/22/201925 minutes, 29 seconds
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Bruce Chernof - Aging tactics for Gen-Xers and Millennials

The Beatles song, When I’m Sixty-Four, pays homage to the aging process and is a tribute to the value of enduring friendships. The light-hearted ditty encapsulates some of the values and aspirations of The SCAN Foundation, which focusses on improving the quality of health and life for older people.  SCAN’s mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults, preserving their dignity and independence. Bruce Chernof MD currently serves as the Foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, recorded at TEDMED, Dr. Chernof explains the challenges for all generations, as they get older, and why he believes embracing the Internet of Things will be crucial to healthy and active aging. He also suggests that the planning process for old age should start much earlier than most people realize, with the sharing economy playing a pivotal role in our way of life. In this interview we cover:Why Dr. Chernof believes we should stop thinking of aging as “somebody else’s business."The SCAN Foundation's new podcast.How Gen-Xers and Millennials are “active caregivers” and why they are stressed-out about it. Looking after an adopted grandmother, aged 102.Why we need a better word for “care-giving."Living in your own home - but for how long? The challenges of the unknown.Losing the independence that comes from being able to drive. Devising a plan to maximize mobility as we grow old. Embracing public transport before we are give up the car. Embracing the Internet of Things for healthy and engaged aging.How the sharing economy, embraced by millennials, is helping design future living models.Living longer but with chronic illness.Tackling future health challenges - beyond Alzheimer’s.Breaking out of agist thinking. Recognizing the fount of knowledge in older people.Devising a plan and aging with dignity.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/14/201936 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mathias Basner - Improving sleep hygiene for better health

The cumulative effects of chronic sleep deprivation could be shortening our lives. There is evidence that killer diseases are more likely to occur if we get too little sleep over a prolonged period. One reason why we may not be getting enough shut-eye is excessive noise. Mathias Basner is Associate Professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and President of the International Commission of Biological Effects of Noise. For the past two decades he has been studying the effects of noise on sleep. It could be the sound of airplanes overhead, the rattling of a heating system or noisy air conditioning that keeps us awake, but research suggests there is a significant connection between noise, sleep, and recuperation.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, recorded at TEDMED 2018, Dr Basner explains the basis for his research and the lifestyle lessons he’s learned through the study of environmental stresses and society’s big problem of sleep deprivation. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/20/201839 minutes, 24 seconds
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Felice Gersh - Avoiding stress and overwhelm to live longer

’Tis the season to be stressed, overwhelmed and chronically fatigued. There’s a festive thought. But that feeling of being swamped by to-do lists, meetings, appointments, shopping lists and good old daily chores, is not exclusive to the holiday season. We live connected lives - sharing, posting and liking - often at the expense of more wholesome activities such as spending quality time with loved ones or taking a quiet walk to nurture the soul.  Stress is snapping at the heels of our daily lives and possibly our longevity. So what can we do about it? Dr. Felice Gersh is founder of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine in Southern California and in this return visit to the LLAMA podcast we take on the worries that overwhelm us. Dr Gersh explains the 'stress response' and the action we can take to better manage our lives in a frenetic world.What is stress and what does it do to the body?When is stress beneficial? Is fasting is a form of stress that can be helpful to the body? How “just being alive” can be stressful - in a positive way. How the stress response is part of the survival mechanism.How the body responds to lack of sleep, worries or overwork. Leaky gut - what’s that?  How exercise of diet-induced stress can be positive. How does a state of chronic stress affect human longevity?How a hormonal imbalance could cause stress. Show we avoid watching the news to reduce stress? Environmental toxins and strength. Using guided imagery to help reduce stressBreathing exercises to reduce stress.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/11/201825 minutes, 41 seconds
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Royce Smith - 76-year gym rat’s recipe for longevity

Royce Smith lifts weights with his gym buddies every morning at 5am. Then he goes to work - at one of two companies he runs - and puts in a full day in the office. He competes in obstacle course events like the Spartan Race, has a busy family life and at the age of 76, enjoys the best of health. What is his secret?  In many ways Royce epitomizes a lifestyle that promotes a long health span. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes the California businessman explains how he maintains his rigorous daily routine; why he keeps pushing himself to take part in obstacle course races and how he is inspired to work out alongside younger athletes.  This is the third and final episode in our mini series at Results Fitness, featuring older athletes. In this interview we learn about:How a 76-year old works six days a week and maintains a vigorous exercise regime. Strength training to maintain stamina How Royce is motivated by his daily routine, rising at 4am to go to the gym.Working hard and playing hard Developing the right mental attitude to compete in a Spartan Race. A muti-generational approach: Inspiring younger people to work out hardDelaying retirement.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/6/201825 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mark Figearo - Workout or die: Optimum fitness at 67

A decade ago Mark Figearo’s health was in such a perilous state that his doctors feared the worst. With a family history of heart problems the California businessman knew he had to take drastic action to reverse the inevitable decline in his health.  Now aged 68, Mark works out five days a week and is a keen obstacle course racer.  This is the second in our series of interviews at Results Fitness, in Newhall, California, featuring older athletes enjoying the best health of their lives. In this interview with LLAMA’s Peter Bowes, Mark explains his daily regime and shares the secrets behind his journey to optimum fitness and mental clarity. In this episode we learn about: How Mark’s awareness of health started as a young boy when his father passed away. The “horror” of the 1950s ‘contractor’s diet.'How a health scare ten years ago forever changed Mark’s attitude towards his own health and fitness. How Mark combined his passion for cooking with a new-found appreciation of intense exercise, to get in shape. What happens when life gets in the way of living an active lifestyle. How to overcome a life-long hatred of exercise. How Mark combined his passion for cooking with a new-found appreciation of intense exercise, to get in shape. Still working at 68 and still enjoying it. Bulletproof Coffee and Apple Cider vinegar.  Working out with fellow older athletes in a family atmosphere.Preparing for a Spartan Race and going back for more. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/27/201827 minutes, 45 seconds
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Rachel Cosgrove - obstacle race solution to mid-life fitness crisis

Rachel Cosgrove was always the coach and mentor that everyone in the gym looked up to. Lean, strong and successful she was the model, middle-aged athlete - a go-getter fitness coach who inspired her clients. But as Rachel turned forty she realized that she no longer had the body of an elite athlete.  The co-owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, was putting on weight and becoming a mid-life "statistic”.What happened next is nothing short of remarkable.In this interview with Peter Bowes, Rachel opens up about a personal journey that grew out of her 40s fitness crisis. This is the first of three episodes, featuring older adults (between 40 and 80), who find their form and achieve extraordinary results as obstacle course racers. In this interview we learn about: Rachel’s love of Spartan races for their unpredictability and unique challenges.The mind games Rachel plays to help her survive swimming through freezing cold water. Growing up as part of a family that struggled with weight issues and obesity. Trying different diets and exercise programs and figuring out what works best. The challenges of opening a gym and becoming an expert in the fitness industry. Following the science to devise workout programs. Confronting the time-crunch - the number one objection to exercise. How results can be achieved with just two hours per week of working out. What happened to Rachel when she turned 40. Why living in “moderation” does not work. How easy it is to let things go after achieving personal fitness success and a high-flying career. What Rachel did to get back to her former, super-fit self. How older athletes are achieving peak levels of fitness.How becoming a little more selfish and focussing on training as an older adult can reap rewards.Prioritizing time for health and fitness. Craving an obstacle course escape from everyday life.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/19/201841 minutes, 29 seconds
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Derek Herrera - living beyond the battlefield and building medical devices

When Captain Derek Herrera was shot by a sniper in Afghanistan his life was forever changed. Paralysed from the chest down, he left the military to embark on a new career in medical technology.  He devoured the scientific literature to try to find solutions to the chronic disabilities he faced. One problem, neurogenic bladder dysfunction - an inability to control the bladder - mirrored the difficulties faced by millions of people with spinal injuries and other conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Cpt. Herrera set up a company, Spinal Singularity, and working with doctors, engineers and potential users, he has developed a new device, known as the Connected Catheter, which could significantly improve the lives of sufferers.  In this interview with Peter Bowes, Cpt. Herrera describes the dramatic moment when his life was almost taken away; how he reinvented himself as an entrepreneur and built a company to change the way medical devices are developed.In this episode we learn about:How Cpt. Herrera went from being a “barrel chested freedom fighter" to chronically disabled and wheel-chair bound, when he was shot in Afghanistan. Embracing exoskeleton technology Building on military discipline and culture to pursue a new career in medical devices.How personal disabilities - including an inability to control his bladder - led to Cpt. Herrera to develop a new type of catheter.How the connected catheter, an electronic device, could prove to be a life-changing advance for people with chronic bladder problems. Current catheterization techniques involve multiple catheters being used every day - the connected catheter can stay in place for up to 29 days. The connected catheter could help people with multiple conditions - from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s to traumatic brain injuries and age-related prostate problems. The philosophy of stoicism - focussing on "what you can control and not on what you can’t.”  The importance of the "refuge of the mind."Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/12/201832 minutes, 58 seconds
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Paul Irving - Aging in extraordinary times

Advancements in science and technology make it easier and more fulfilling to grow old. But Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, says if we are to realize the “longevity dividend,” society must play a bigger role in promoting healthy and purposeful aging. Paul is also the chairman of Encore.org and distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. He says while medical breakthroughs make it possible to extend lifespans, older people face huge challenges as they embrace longer lives. In a return visit to the podcast, Paul tells Peter Bowes aging should be part of the curriculum for younger people and explains why he believes "intergenerational connection" should be a policy priority for institutions across society and for each one of us individually.In this episode we discover:Why societal support matters for our aging communities.When it is good to have an ‘older person in the room.'How integrating the generations helps promote healthy aging and wiser younger peopleHow Encore.org promotes second acts for the greater good. Why older people are our only growing natural resourceHow social norms should be challenged to benefit young people alongside older adults. Why during these “extraordinary times” there has never been a more important time to "connect generations." Why focussing on people is as important as developing new technology.How we could all benefit from more “meaning and purpose.The possible benefis of moving away from “age segregated” retirement communities.Why educational establishments should embrace young and old students alike.Listen to Paul’s previous LLAMA podcast conversation: Episode 10: Promoting purposeful aging & fighting for older peopleThis is the latest in a series of interviews recorded at the USC Body Computing Conference.  Find out more about the event hereand the USC Center for Body Computing here. Listen to event host Dr. Leslie Saxon’s LLAMA interview with Peter Bowes:  Episode 13: Wearable and implanted technology to promote longevityAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
11/5/201824 minutes, 37 seconds
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Paolo Narciso - growing old without money worries and poverty

Money worries in old age are an everyday concern for a huge number of senior citizens around the world.  In the United States, one in seven live in poverty. It is an unacceptable number and Dr. Paulo Narciso, Vice President of Impact Areas for the AARP Foundation, is determined to reduce it.  He and his colleagues are using financial technology to help vulnerable older adults save for unexpected expenses,  and Voice Enabled AI to detect social isolation and improve social connectedness.  Dr. Narciso previously founded CloudHealth Asia and, as a serial entrepreneur, he has led several startup ventures. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Narciso explains how even the poorest people in society can save for their old age; why unforeseen circumstances sometimes “spiral out of control,” and how Silicon Valley innovations could provide the best answers. This is the third in a series of interviews recorded at the USC Body Computing Conference.  Find out more about the event here and the USC Center for Body Computing here.In this interview we learn about:The principles of innovation that are being applied by the AARP Foundation to tackle poverty amongst older people.The four pillars of senior citizen povertyIncome security - enough money to cover expenses.Housing security - making sure we can “age in place” if desired. Food security - having access to the right foodsSocial isolation - increasing social connections and support as we ageHow digital technology and the principles of behavioral economics are being used to help people save, with an app. Living the lives that we want, with a "saving mindset.'Why human nature means many people will give money to others while neglecting their own needs."“"We see that in churches - people will tie 10 percent of their income despite the fact they don't have anything for themselves. They always are willing to give back. We just have to take that mindset and have them pay themselves as well.”Why some cultures, outside the U.S., put more emphasis on caring for older adults.How Dr. Narciso says his eyes have been opened to the plight of older people since joining the AARP Foundation.The resilience of people and Dr. Narciso’s "defining moment" working on a refugee camp during the exodus from Vietnam. Why, as a businessman, Dr. Narciso’s measure of success is based on jobs created rather than profit. Dr. Narciso is also an accomplished athlete and a veteraAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/29/201829 minutes, 35 seconds
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Maureen Feldman - making new friends as we get older

Maureen Feldman runs the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s (MPTF) Social Isolation Impact Project. The program brings together volunteers and entertainment veterans who are in need of some company. It may come as a surprise, but even in Hollywood, loneliness is at chronic levels amongst older adults. The project is working to unite isolated senior citizens with younger, like-minded professionals through its Daily Call Sheet. The service helps older film industry members make new friends. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Maureen explains why most of us are ignoring a vital pillar of healthy aging; how we should focus on social connections early in life, to avoid loneliness in old age; and what the MPTF is doing to make sure the oldest members of society are never without friends. This is the third in a series of interviews recorded at the USC Body Computing Conference.  Find out more about the event here and the USC Center for Body Computing here.In this interview discover:Why people in high pressure, demanding jobs, such as in the entertainment industry, often find themselves lonely and isolated in old age. Why looking after ourselves physically, sleeping enough and preparing financially for our retirement, is not enough. ”People are not necessarily prepared for aging when it comes to social connections.”How older people can suddenly feel isolated in the home they have lived in for decades. How growing to a great age and outliving our friends is a recipe for acute loneliness. "I have reached out and I look at everyone I meet as an opportunity for a social connection...it’s it's not that hard you just have to be present and available.”Why intergenerational programs are so valuable to reduce social isolation.It is never too late to make new friends. How the MPTF’s Daily Call Sheet is helping the aging Hollywood community find new meaning in their lives. How volunteers are teaching older adults to use mobile technology to help them integrate with the outside world. "This is a very high touch, low cost way to reach a lot of people and add some joy and create some quality at the end of someone's time.”The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural health span or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.If you enjoyed this episode please rate and revAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/22/201821 minutes, 36 seconds
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Scott Kaiser - aging with dignity and purpose

Dr. Scott Kaiser is a practicing geriatrician at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), a charitable organization that provides services, support, and assistance to the Hollywood community. As the MPTF’s Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Kaiser is committed to creating communities that support peoples' ability to live and age well, with dignity and purpose. A passionate advocate for the growing population of older adults, Dr. Kaiser bemoans what he calls “rampant agism within the medical community,” and the “institutional bias” he says he has encountered doing his job. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Kaiser explains his unique role, working with members of the entertainment community, and why he is privileged to hear “the best stories" from his patients. This is the third in a series of interviews recorded at the USC Body Computing Conference.  Find out more about the event here and the USC Center for Body Computing here.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural health span or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/15/201828 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sean Vassilaros - providing answers for every biological question

Sean Vassilaros is the Chief Operating Officer with THREAD, a virtual research platform that helps researchers gather data for clinical research.  The company has developed the concept of a virtual visit.  It enables researchers to connect with patients and volunteers via a video chat instead of requiring them to attend on-site clinic visits. The idea is that it saves time and money over conventional ways to carry out research, but still produces reliable and secure data.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, Sean explains how the platform works and his “lofty” goal of helping researchers provide answers for "every biological question."NOTES AND QUOTESConnect with Sean and THREAD: Website | Twitter | email "One of the things that we firmly believe is that we have the ability, we as humans, have the ability to answer every human biological question at some point."In this interview we discover: Why Sean believes the time is right to answer every biological question. Is it possible to use computers to diagnose every health condition?  How reliable is patient entered data?How are clinical trial volunteers encouraged to remain engaged in the study? How THREAD technology was used in a study led by the USC Center for Body Computing to measure what personal traits determine whether a Marine makes it through the grueling Marine Corps Basic Reconnaissance Course.  Read more. "Our goal is to make sure that as researchers you have at your finger tips, at your disposal, more information than you’ve ever had so that you can make better claims than conclusions.” This interview was recorded with our friends at the USC Body Computing Conference.  Find out more about the event here and the USC Center for Body Computing here.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural health span or the length of time when we enjoy optimaAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/11/201825 minutes, 2 seconds
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Amy Morin - mental strength to master aging

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. She has a unique perspective on the struggles and life-stopping events that can derail even those of us who are committed to living the best life possible. Her mother passed away from a brain aneurysm when Amy was 23. Three years on her 26-year-old husband died of a heart attack and a few years later, her father-in-law lost his battle with cancer. It was a personal journey that saw Amy write a letter to herself, entitled 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. It went viral and led to Amy writing a book, with the same title. Five years later she is still writing and talking about what makes people mentally strong.  In this interview with Peter Bowes, recorded at the annual USC Body Computing Conference in Los Angeles, Amy explains why her observations about mental strength are relevant to the aging process; why we should not look back or worry about what others think as we grow older - and why we should set limits on our daily consumption of news to avoid being consumed by media overload.This is the first in a series of interviews recorded at the USC Body Computing Conference.  Find out more about the event here and the USC Center for Body Computing here.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural health span or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
10/3/201830 minutes, 7 seconds
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Satchin Panda: Embracing the circadian rhythm for better health

Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego.  Dr. Panda is also the author of a new book, The Circadian Code, in which he explains his theory that our overall health and longevity is affected more by when we eat than what we eat. Timing, he says, is  everything.  Limiting the number of hours during which we consume our meals is pivotal to nurturing the body clock and could help us avoid the chronic diseases of old age, he believes. Dr. Panda’s research is compelling and potentially life-changing.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, he explains what it means to adopt a ‘time-restricted eating’ pattern; why choosing to eat in a shorter time window could help us sleep better and be more alert during the day; and how we can all get involved in a research project cataloging the circadian rhythms of thousands of people around the world.  The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural health span or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/24/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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Molly Maloof - continuous glucose monitoring to optimize health span

Molly Maloof is a medical doctor based in San Francisco, where she serves as the Head of Medical Science for Sano Intelligence, a company developing a real-time continuous glucose monitoring patch. Dr. Maloof is a strong proponent of using biomarkers, particularly glucose levels, which she describes as the “ultimate lifestyle biomarker,” as a tool to improve a person's health and nurture their longevity.  By analyzing specific biomarkers, which also include vitamin D levels, sex hormone metabolism and cortisol metabolism, Dr. Maloof’s private medical practice focusses of lifestyle changes for her patients. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, she discusses how a person's blood glucose levels can affect their daily lives, why she believes our bodies need a break from food throughout the day, and the lifestyle habits that promote long, healthy lives.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/18/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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Carol Rosenstein - mending minds through the power of music

Carol Rosenstein is the cofounder of Music Mends Minds. Launched in Los Angeles, with her husband Irwin, the nonprofit organization creates musical groups for people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and similar disorders..Music is a universal language that bridges cultures, defies barriers and brings joy to our lives. However, for those with neurological conditions, music can do much more than elevate a person's mood. Some group members have demonstrated a level of coordination and coherency they hadn't displayed in years, according to Carol. She believes it's all thanks to the power of music.In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Carol explains the beneficial impact of music for members of Music Mends Minds, including Irwin, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's and early dementia more than a decade ago. Carol also discusses why it's important for a person to have something they care about and work toward later in life. We also hear from Music Mends Minds members Gene Sterling and Diana Davidow - both of whom are living with neurological disorders. They explain how music has enhanced their lives in recent years.The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
9/3/201834 minutes, 42 seconds
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Kerry Burnight - embracing mobile technology to combat loneliness among older adults

Dr. Kerry Burnight is the Chief Gerontologist at GrandPad, a company that designs simple and easy to use electronic tablets for people 75 and older. New technology presents a wealth of opportunities for connecting with others. Family members across the world can video chat from mobile phones at a moment's notice, and long-lost friends from elementary school can easily reconnect. But Dr. Burnight believes that for all mobile devices have added to the world, new technology is isolating older demographics. In fact social isolation, leading to loneliness amongst the elderly, is one of the great scourges on society.In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Burnight discusses how GrandPads keep older family members easily connected with the rest of the family and the world. She also describes how older generations are left behind with technology, and why personal connections are so important to a person's health and longevity.Connect with Dr. Burnight and GrandPad: GrandPad Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram GrandPad is in partnership with Consumer CellularCheck out all LLAMA podcast episodes at our website - LLAMApodcast.comAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/20/201852 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tracy McCubbin - living clutter-free for happier, healthier aging

Tracy McCubbin helps others declutter for a living. As we get older, many people find it hard to let go of stuff they've accumulated over the decades. But letting go is often a transformational experience. Tracy, through her Los Angeles-based company, dClutterfly, helps retirees prioritize essential items for the next phase in their lives, and advises the elderly on parting ways with items that simply no longer add value to their days. In her upcoming book, The Clutter Code, Tracy describes the emotional blocks that prevent people from decluttering their lives, and how to overcome these obstacles. She also discusses the practicalities of clearing our homes of mementoes, furniture, bric-a-brac, books and photos. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Tracy explains the importance of simplifying our lives and why there is a correlation between healthy aging and living in a clutter-free world. Check us out on Instagram | Facebook | TwitterAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
8/13/201833 minutes, 23 seconds
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Suzi Grant - Fashion, fasting and fun for positive aging

Suzi Grant personifies the art of growing old with purpose and a huge sense of fun. At 68 she is an Instagram star, a successful blogger and poster girl for healthy aging. A formerly hard-drinking, chain-smoking radio and TV journalist, Suzi traded her unhealthy habits for an alternative way of living as a nutritionist and writer.  Based in Brighton in the UK, she blogs at Alternative Ageing and is the author of several books.In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, she explains the inspiration behind her new career; her passion for taking part in Instagram Lives and creating YouTube videos; how she believes her memory has improved through regular blogging, and the Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/30/201849 minutes, 18 seconds
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Joe De Sena - changing and enhancing lives the Spartan way

Spartan Races have become a worldwide phenomenon. Weekend warriors and elite, endurance athletes go into battle on military-style obstacle courses, mostly just for the fun of it. The Spartan Race is the brainchild of Joe De Sena, a former Wall Street trader who was so bothered by his sedentary lifestyle, that he gave up his lucrative career to spend more time outside. He quickly became addicted to adventure, and activity that worked his body to exhaustion. An entrepreneur from an early age, Joe made good money from his desk job, but he always yearned for a life of physical challenges. After competing in ironman triathlons and other ultra endurance events, he created the Death Race, followed by the Spartan Race, an event that is more accessible to the masses. After a difficult start, the race has grown into a global challenge, across 40 counties, with millions taking part every year. Joe is the author of Spartan Up!: A Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Overcoming Obstacles and Achieving Peak Performance in Life - and he hosts the Spartan Up podcast. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Joe explains why he believes humans need to sweat and challenge themselves. He also discusses the mental and physical benefits of enduring a reasonable amount of pain, and why it's so important to step outside of your comfort zone.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/16/201842 minutes, 55 seconds
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Lara Briden - periods, pills and health span

Monthly menstrual cycles provide hormones a woman’s body needs regularly to stay healthy and keep her immune system strong. But what happens when that process is interrupted? Scientist, author and naturopathic doctor, Lara Briden believes hormonal birth control can have tremendous effects on the body's longterm health and ability regularly to produce hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Halting the body's natural monthly menstrual cycle with hormones is akin to castration, Lara believes. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Lara, author of Period Repair Manual, describes what happens to a woman's body when she is taking hormonal birth control pills, and what this could mean for immune and brain health later in life. She also discusses birth control alternatives, and what she does to keep her body's sleep cycle on track and lead a healthy life. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/11/201834 minutes, 38 seconds
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Daniel Amen - screening the brain to optimize health and longevity

Dr. Daniel Amen is a polarizing figure. He is hugely popular, with a string of successful clinics, books and TV shows - but derided by some of his professional peers. The founder of mental and physical health centers, Amen Clinics, he believes traditional psychiatry is missing an important component. Dr. Amen says many psychiatrists overlook an extremely important tool of thorough brain analysis. A double board-certified psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist, he uses single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) scans - which measure brain activity - to address issues like depression, anxiety and attention deficit disorder. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Amen explains his idea of a brain-healthy lifestyle - and why it is key pillar in the quest for a long health span. He also answers critics who have suggested that his methods lack scientific validity.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
7/2/201844 minutes, 18 seconds
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Martin Tobias - biohacking to upgrade the human mind and body

Imagine being able to build as much muscle in one 12-minute workout as during four, hour-long sessions; or forgoing months of physical therapy for an injury treatment plan lasting just a few days. Enter the world of biohacking and Bulletproof Labs in Santa Monica, California. The machines inside the futuristic fitness and healthcare center may look like something out of a science fiction film, but they were built, according to CEO Martin Tobias, around the practical concept of becoming as healthy as possible with minimal effort. Bulletproof Labs describes itself as "the world’s first human upgrade center for the mind and body.” it offers interventions such as cryotherapy, light therapy, atmospheric cell training, adaptive resistance technology and a gym-busting, computerized curling device called a Cheat Machine. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Martin explains the mission and technology behind Bulletproof Labs and his personal passion for hacking his way to a younger cellular age. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/18/201851 minutes, 4 seconds
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David Korsunsky - curating medical data for better health management

Data, spreadsheets and graphs galore. Those of us with a nerdy obsession for analyzing our own health information have long been searching for a streamlined platform to keep track of our numbers. David Korsunsky appears to have found the solution. When he took his health into his own hands, frustrated by persistent and chronic stress-related issues, he stumbled across a life-changing idea. Believing he needed a more complete picture of his medical health, David pasted lab test results from three different doctors into a single spreadsheet. He then analyzed the data with another doctor and it became clear he was suffering from digestive health issues.  It enabled him correctly to address his health problems. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, David discusses the process of creating Heads Up Health, a software that allows people to view their entire medical history from previous healthcare providers - as well as data from health apps - all in one place. David explains how viewing complete medical data alongside lifestyle metrics, like sleep, exercise and heart rate, can help you monitor specific health issues and prevent others. They could even help extend your health span.---Interested in trying Heads Up Health and taking control of your health data? Sign up for you free 30-day trial (no credit card required) and use code LLAMA upon registration. After the trial, you will receive the exclusive LLAMA podcast founder’s club rate at 20% off.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/11/201833 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sky Bergman - celebrating the wit and wisdom of adults over 75

A new documentary film focusing on the “intimate memories and inspiring personal histories” of some remarkable older adults, recently premiered in California. Lives Well Lived features the stories of forty people who share their wit and wisdom with remarkable candor. Filmmaker Sky Bergman, a professor of photography and video at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, says she was inspired to make the film by her Italian grandmother, who still enjoyed exercising and cooking as a centenarian. The film is both inspiring and sobering, with honest accounts of the aging process. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Sky reveals the common traits of people who achieve a great age with dignity, vitality and optimism. She also explains why aging should be cherished rather than defied or despised.Affiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
6/5/201819 minutes, 31 seconds
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Phil Riley - crunching numbers to prevent early death

When Phil Riley caught a candid glimpse of himself in a hotel mirror, it was a wake-up call. He says the realization that he was clinically obese was one of his most "unnerving experiences." Health and fitness had never been a top priority for the British broadcast industry executive - but Phil knew he had to change. He had also been hard by the loss of some long-time friends, at a relatively young age. It was the start of a journey that saw Phil delve into the data surrounding premature death and the actions he had to take to get his own life in order. The result is a remarkable physical transformation and an analytical book, The Life of Riley, outlining the lifestyle changes that made it possible. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Phil explains his new found love of intermittent fasting; his nerdy fascination with food, feeding times and spreadsheets; and the driving force behind his goal of living to 90.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/28/201855 minutes, 14 seconds
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Felice Gersh - nurturing the body clock for optimum longevity

What makes us tick? Our in-built clock - the circadian rhythm - plays a huge role in human longevity. Getting an appropriate amount of sleep while the sun is down has tremendous positive effects on our bodies, according to Dr. Felice Gersh, gynecologist and founder of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine in Southern California. Sleeping in the dark keeps our body's 24-hour internal clock on track and helps regulate our hormones and metabolism. Still, many people wind up staying up later than they planned, while others work night shift hours, which disrupts our internal clock. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Dr. Gersh describes what we can do to regulate our master clock when it is thrown off by lack of sleep or unconventional routines; why it matters for healthy aging and how our meal times could be the solution to night shift fatigue. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/21/201830 minutes, 15 seconds
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Larry Senn - 82-year old triathlete and culture-shaping guru living a purposeful life

Dr. Larry Senn, an 82-year old businessman, often completes a sprint triathlon on a Saturday, as part of his exercise regime. He took up the sport at the age of 70. The founder of the global culture-shaping firm, Senn Delaney, believes that to be a good leader, you first have to take care of yourself. He practices what he preaches, although Larry shares his wisdom with a twinkle in his eye and is far from preachy in his approach. Sometimes referred to as the Father of Corporate Culture, Larry works with Fortune 500 companies and business leaders around the world, improving mindsets and creating high-performance teams. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Larry discusses his new book, The Mood Elevator, describes a lifestyle that embraces a full working week, regular daily exercise, long-distance travel and an active family life. He even finds time to go skydiving with his 18-year old son. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
5/8/201839 minutes, 53 seconds
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Eileen Crimmins - study shows people aging more slowly than two decades ago

We may not have completely mastered aging just yet, but we might be in the process of truly delaying it, according to Dr. Eileen Crimmins. The AARP Professor of Gerentology at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology studies health and mortality rates and global aging. After analyzing national health data in the US, Dr. Crimmins and her colleagues concluded something quite inspiring - Americans are biologically younger now than they were 20 years ago. “The biological age has dropped remarkably,” she says. Heart-disease deaths have significantly decreased and cancer rates are beginning to fall. However, there is much to be done if you'd like not just a longer life, but a healthier one. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Dr. Crimmins outlines what lifestyle changes are most likely to have a real, positive impact on the quality and length of your life, and what behaviors likely improve nothing at all.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/30/201834 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jason Prall - discovering longevity secrets around the world

The world’s oldest people are an endlessly fascinating source of stories, advice and wisdom. To try to gain a better understanding of their longevity, health researcher Jason Prall set out on a global adventure.  His goal was to unravel the secrets of the longest-lived and healthiest populations. The result is a 9-part documentary film series featuring some remarkable characters as well as leading scientists scrutinizing the aging process. The Human Longevity Project visited over 50 locations in 9 countries to study the lifestyles of people that live the longest lives. In this in-depth interview Jason reveals the common traits that appear to promote extended health spans; why he believes simplified living is a key pillar of human longevity and how he applies the lessons of others to live a "longer, happier and more fulfilled life."Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/23/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Josh Goldberg: Combating anxiety and depression to live a purposeful life

Josh Goldberg was enjoying a successful career as a communications executive when his world imploded. He was overwhelmed by thoughts of suicide, severe anxiety and depression. The road to recovery took an unexpected turn when he started working with veterans. He was helping them, but they ended up saving his life. Josh discovered a new-found appreciation of friendship and mutual support that served to rebuild his life.  The co-author of Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma, Josh is now the executive director of Boulder Crest, first privately funded wellness center in the U.S. for veterans with mental health issues. In this in-depth interview, he reveals how he went from utter despair to living in the present and devoting his life to the care of others.  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
4/9/201843 minutes, 3 seconds
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Doug Orchard - filmmaker explores complexities of fasting

The extraordinary power of fasting evokes many human emotions, from visceral opposition to a religious adherence to the age-old practice. Going without food can be dangerous and could lead to death under certain circumstances. But medically supervised fasting regimes or diets based on calorie restriction and time-restricted feeding, could be helpful in treating common ailments and even chronic diseases. The topic is explored in great depth in ‘Fasting,' a new documentary by Doug Orchard, a filmmaker, cinematographer and self-experimenter. The film examines seven different methods of fasting and weighs the pros and cons. In this wide-ranging interview Doug explains his respect for fasting; how he has come to understand the limitations of the practice and why he believes in a strict daily feeding regime. He also discusses his own bodily transformation and dawn-to-dusk adherence to exercise, movement and meal windows.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/26/201842 minutes, 10 seconds
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James Owen - living a long and healthy life with cowboy ethics

Fitness after fifty was never something that occurred to veteran financier James P. Owen, during his hectic life in corporate America. But when he turned seventy, the former Wall Street rainmaker and author of the best-selling book, Cowboy Ethics, had an epiphany. He discovered he could move. Jim founded the Center for Cowboy Ethics and Leadership to spread the message that “we can all be heroes in our own lives,” but it was not until relatively late in life that he says he discovered his true purpose. Over the past seven years he has transformed his life, applying his much-lauded ‘rules of the west’ to a disciplined fitness regime. The result is a body and lifestyle that defies his age and a new book, Just Move: A New Approach to Fitness After 50, in which Jim shares his wisdom. In this LLAMA podcast interview he explains how “fighting off old age” involves shadowboxing, weightlifting, walking and a focus on "functional fitness."Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/16/201839 minutes, 30 seconds
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Tricia Cusden - enjoying a third, fabulous act in life

Living longer and healthier means embracing a third chapter in life as “fabulously” as possible, says Tricia Cusden, a former management training consultant who has built a successful new business, in her late 60s. When she and her daughters sat down for dinner in Los Angeles last week, they had to pinch themselves, after realizing they were living Tricia’s dream. Five years ago, instead of retiring, she launched Look Fabulous Forever, a makeup brand designed for women aged over-55. It has grown into a multi-million pound family business, with millions of YouTube views for makeup tutorials. Promoting Tricia’s product range in Hollywood is a surreal highpoint in the London businesswoman’s inspiring journey. She is also the author of Living the Life More Fabulous, a guide to “feeling great whatever your age." In this LLAMA podcast interview Tricia explains her belief that we should “go into a period of renaissance rather than retirement,” and feel younger as we explore new adventures, later in life.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
3/5/201834 minutes, 23 seconds
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Charles Brenner: Exploring the science behind NAD

There has been a lot of buzz recently surrounding a new supplement that could boost our energy levels as we grow old. It is a recently discovered form of vitamin B3 and has been widely touted as a possible tool to enhance the aging process. We are going to take a deep dive into what it is and how it works. Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is converted by the body into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) which is an essential molecule found in every living cell and plays a significant role in energy production, regulation of the circadian rhythm and cognitive function. Dr. Charles Brenner is one of the world’s leading authorities on the biochemistry behind NR and its potential to extend life in some organisms. Dr. Brenner is the Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa and founding co-director of the University of Iowa Obesity Initiative. He is also chief scientific adviser to Chromadex, a California-based company behind the NR supplement, Tru Niagen. In this in-depth interview, Dr Brenner explains the significance of NAD and why he believes supplementation with NR could help us "age better." He also elaborates on why he refuses to describe NR as “miraculous or magic” and explains why he is uncomfortable with the often-heard expression, 'anti-aging,’ in the marketing of human longevity.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/27/201851 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sara Gorman - Fact or fiction? Which health studies should we believe?

The specter of so-called fake news is omnipresent these days. Headlines are scrutinized more than ever. We can never be quite sure that the facts behind them are actual facts or a distorted truth. It is a worrying trend that has plagued the world of health news for some time. Sifting through the plethora of new studies, to find reliable and useful information, can be daunting and demoralizing. Dr. Sara Gorman is a public health and mental health expert, based in New York. Her first book, Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us, explores the psychology behind irrational health beliefs and decisions. It also includes tips for the general public on how to discriminate between valid and invalid science. Sara is also a co-founder of Critica, a community committed to making rational decisions about health and security. In this in-depth interview, recorded at TED MED 2017, in California, Sara explains why we often have difficulty challenging long-held beliefs about our health; the tactics she uses to filter new scientific studies and how she views claims about nutrition habits that are tied to longevity claims.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/19/201831 minutes, 4 seconds
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Peter Bowes & Geoffrey Woo - longevity goals, fasting protocols and inspiration

This episode of Live Long and Master Aging is in partnership with the HVMN (pronounced human) Enhancement podcast. LLAMA is re-publishing an interview between host Peter Bowes and HVMN’s Geoffrey Woo, in which they swap stories and share their human longevity goals. In a reversal of roles, Peter is in the hot seat and Geoff poses the questions. HVMN episode description: We all know a healthy diet is essential for all aspects of health, but what if we can further hack our lifespans by controlling our feeding windows? You can...it's called intermittent fasting! If the direction current science is heading is any indication, taking charge of when to eat means taking charge of many levers in your biology that can lead to a long, healthy life. Episode 44 features Peter Bowes, a BBC reporter and host of the LLAMA Podcast. One of the earliest supporters of HVMN's foray into intermittent fasting, Peter shares our core value of creating an open forum for the community to support and become educated. Peter has always had a foundational interest in longevity, spurring him to experiment with various practices and connect with thought-leaders around the world. The experimentation will never end, but it's safe to say that Peter, like many biohackers, found intermittent fasting to be a biohack he will implement for the rest of his life. Geoffrey Woo and Peter discuss the biological mechanisms of fasting (such as lowering IGF-1 levels, a hormone that has been linked to cancer when it reaches higher levels), the difference between working towards a long health-span vs. a long life-span, ponder how to keep that "spark" in you alive as you age, and answer questions from the community.This interview is from the HVMN Enhancement Podcast. The podcast explores the present and future of human enhancement, health, entrepreneurship & tech.  It features industry thought-leaders, world-famous scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs. Also check out HVMN, the human enhancement company and follow @hvmnAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/12/201855 minutes, 4 seconds
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Harith Rajagopalan - solving the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes

Harith Rajagopalan is a medical doctor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Fractyl, a biotechnology company based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Fractyl's stated mission is to solve the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes, a disease that stands in the way of a long and healthy life for so many people. Dr. Rajagopalan’s work focuses on a better understanding of the root cause of the disease and how diet-related damage to the inner surface of the small intestine leads to insulin resistance. The company has developed a clinical procedure to rejuvenate the duodenal surface, which helps patients reverse or even halt the progression of their diabetes. In this in-depth interview, recorded at TEDMED, Dr. Rajagopalan explains how the minimally invasive treatment works and how it could give hope to millions of patients who view diabetes as a progressive condition. He shares his evolving understanding of dietary practices, such as fat consumption and fasting - and explains why birthday cake should play a role in our lives.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
2/5/201835 minutes, 55 seconds
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Jo Schneier - combining cognition and emotion to train caregivers for the rapidly aging population

Respect for the elderly knows no bounds, as Jo Schneier, CEO at Cognotion, eloquently explains: "It's so easy to look at people and prejudge them and to think, 'I just see an old person.’ I don't see the child, as she was growing up, or the teenager or the woman who got married or the man who got the job promotion or traveled overseas.” In front of us are people whose lives have been beautifully lived, says Jo, whose work focusses on developing digital education programs to train caregivers for aging populations. Based in New York, Cognotion offers interactive learning platforms for a range of jobs, including nurses and home health aides. In this interview, recorded at the recent TED MED conference in La Quinta, California, Jo explains the philosophy behind a learning technique that combines cognition and emotion; how the company searches out society’s “untapped potential” to work with a “demanding” population; and why he lifts weights, in mid-life, to nurture his own longevity. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/30/201829 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rangan Chatterjee - prescribing a lifestyle for longevity: food, movement, sleep and relaxation

Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor, best known in the UK as the star of Doctor in the House, the BBC series that helps restore people to optimal health. After two decades of practicing medicine, Dr Chatterjee is on a mission to replace pills with "lifestyle prescriptions. He believes that people are needlessly suffering and that health care professionals should put more emphasis on preventing chronic, lifestyle-related conditions though behavioral changes. The author of The 4 Pillar Plan says the secret to a longer, healthier life lies in relaxation, sleeping, movement and a carefully chosen diet. He also acknowledges that healthy eating has become “incredibly complicated.” In this in-depth interview Dr Chatterjee explains how modern lifestyles are negatively impacting our health; why his personal longevity goal involves the ski slopes of the French Alps and the difference a ’switch-off' routine makes to restful sleep. Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/22/201854 minutes, 34 seconds
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Santino Panico - broken football dreams and rediscovered health as a vegan athlete

When Santino Panico, once a rising sports star, realized that he would never achieve his dream of becoming a big-time American football player, he took a close look at his diet. Poor health had forced him to give up the sport that he loved - including a place on the team for the University of Nebraska - even though he thought he was doing everything right in the kitchen and the gym. Panico went from devouring copious amounts of steak and eggs to a plant-based diet that bemused and confused his Italian, food-loving parents. Now, as a first-time film-maker, he tells the story of his journey to "rediscover the athlete within,” in the documentary, From The Ground Up. The film features leading athletes talking about their own adherence to a dietary lifestyle that many of their contemporaries shun. In this in-depth interview Panico re-lives the days when he was booed by fans and forced to give up his dreams; he explains how he came to the conclusion that the conventional wisdom about developing a strong body is “nonsense,” and talks, in emotional terms, about achieving "the why" when living for longevity.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/15/201852 minutes, 7 seconds
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Valter Longo: Living to 110 on a science-based diet

 Dr. Valter Longo returns to the podcast to talk about his new book, The Longevity Diet. The Italian scientist is professor in Gerontology and Biological Science and director of the Longevity Institute at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.  The book, already a best-seller in Italy, is the result of decades of research - including laboratory and field studies - into the mechanisms behind the aging process.  The diet is based on a low protein and fish-based plan with periodic periods of fasting. In this in-depth interview Dr. Longo explains why he believes it is the optimal regime to live a long and healthy life; how getting to the age of 110 is a realistic goal, and why the word ‘intermittent’ should be banished from conversations about diet.  Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/8/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 23 seconds
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Alwyn Cosgrove - embracing New Year energy and creating new exercise habits

For many of us, January means a new start, with fresh energy and vigor to live the best life possible. The first few days of the year come with a sense of purpose that helps put our lives into perspective. Fitness coach Alwyn Cosgrove sees it as a “magical” time, when people can change and create new habits.  Alwyn was born in Scotland and initially exposed to fitness training through competitive martial arts.  He went on to study Sports Performance at West Lothian College and achived an honors degree in Sports Science from the University of Liverpool. He is a cancer survivor and the co-owner of Results Fitness in Santa Clarita, California, which has twice been named one of America’s Top Gyms by Men’s Health Magazine.  In this in-depth interview Alwyn explains his scientific approach to fitness and his insatiable appetite for new, data-driven studies on exercise. He also shares his renewed appreciation for the simple but “amazing" things in life, after being re-born, cancer-free.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify Catalyst 360: Health, Wellness & PerformanceWelcome to the Catalyst 360 podcast, your trusted source for engaging, evidence-based,...Listen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
1/1/201850 minutes, 45 seconds
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Kevin Lyman - making doctors faster, more accurate and efficient at treating diseases.

Imagine if we could learn from the experience of every doctor in the world and the data collected from billions of clinical cases. The San Francisco-based company, Enlitic, is using deep learning techniques to harness the collective intelligence of the global medical community. The goal is to make doctors faster, more accurate and efficient at treating diseases. Kevin Lyman, Enlitic's Chief Operating Officer and lead scientist, graduated from the private research university, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with a BS in Computer Science. He has worked for SpaceX, where he developed sensors and control circuits for the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon space capsule, and Microsoft, where he designed new features for Excel and developed a real-time error monitoring system for Office Online. But now his focus is on healthcare and optimization of the human body’s potential. In this in-depth interview, recorded at TEDMED 2017, Kevin explains his devotion to self-experimentation and diagnostics. He also reveals details of his data-driven quest to lose a huge amount of body weight by applying the principles of engineering.-------"The goal is not to replace doctors. The goal is to augment them. We like to say that it's not about man versus machine. It's about man plus machine."Kevin Lyman (@ktlyman) is the Chief Operating Officer and lead scientist at Enlitic (@enlitic)Kevin attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI) in Upstate New York where he changed majors eight times before finally graduating in Computer Science. Kevin Lyman spoke to LLAMA host Peter Bowes at the 2017 TEDMED conference in La Quinta, near Palm Springs, California. His TED talk, as a ‘Hive innovator' will be published on the TEDMED site in the next few months.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/18/201725 minutes, 49 seconds
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Kevin Lamb - a new lens on tackling diabetes and improving health outcomes

There are many life-shortening diseases linked to diabetes, but the problem of slow-healing wounds is often overlooked. Approximately 15 percent of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer at some point and the healing process can be painfully slow. Kevin Lamb is the co-founder and CEO of Advanced Tissue, the US leader in the delivery of wound care supplies.  He is also a man on a mission to educate people about health care and spread the word about life-saving interventions that are accessible to everyone. Kevin is also a film-producer with a critically-acclaimed portfolio of work in Hollywood, such as the drama, Wakefield, starring Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, and the thriller Marshall. In this in-depth interview, Kevin explains his passion for story-telling; the power of innovation in health care and his personal drive to live a long, healthy and purposeful life. Kevin Lamb is the CEO of Advanced Tissue, a US leader in the delivery of wound care supplies. On his blog Kevin shares his thoughts about everything from his latest Hollywood film, Marshall, to the innovative video postcards his company is using to educate patients about wound care.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/11/201737 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sophie Andrews - tackling the scourge of loneliness among the elderly

Loneliness is a silent epidemic affecting elderly populations. Social isolation shortens lives and exacerbates the onset of disease in millions of people, around the world. In the UK, The Silver Line, a free and confidential telephone hotline, was established in 2012 to offer information, friendship and advice to older people.  Founded by the British television presenter Esther Rantzen, the 24-hour service also offers help to those suffering abuse and neglect. The Silver Line is run by Sophie Andrews, who took on the role after serving as the national chairman for the suicide prevention line, Samaritans.  Billed as a ‘helpline hero,’ Sophie spoke about her work and life experiences at the 2017 TEDMED conference in La Quinta, California.  In this in-depth interview, recorded at the conference, she discusses the harrowing abuse she experienced as a child and how it led to a career of service, offering help to others.  Sophie also explains why she prefers to live for the moment, than dwell on her own longevity.---Sophie Andrews spoke to LLAMA host Peter Bowes at the 2017 TEDMED conference in La Quinta, near Palm Springs, California. Her TED talk will be published on the TEDMED site in the next few months.“Loneliness cuts across all demographics. It's not about how big your bank balance is, it's not about your background, it's not about your education - it cuts across everything and there is the stigma of talking about it."The Silver Line provides three functions to support older peopleA befriending service to help combat lonelinessA link to the many services around the UK to help older peopleSupport and empowerment for people suffering from abuse and neglectIn the UK The Silver Line helpline is 0800 4 70 80 90Sophie documented her years of abuse, self-harm and suicidal misery in her 2009 autobiography, Scarred. “She was a slave to her father and pain was her only escape.”“One question I've asked from time to time with people who've been vAsk A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support!Support the showThe Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice. If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.
12/4/201728 minutes, 12 seconds
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James Hamblin - embracing modern media and rebuffing news cycles for better health

If there were such as thing as the Fountain of Youth, Dr. James Hamblin, senior editor at The Atlantic, must have been drinking from it all his life. In the real world, the 35-year old doctor-turned-journalist, shrugs off his youthful appearance as a family trait. When asked about his boyish looks, the host of the video series, If Our Bodies Could Talk, responds without hesitation. He is used to answering questions. After training as a radiologist and dabbling in improv comedy, James realized that he preferred talking for a living than practicing medicine. He is now known as the doctor who offers “off-beat perspectives” on health matters, through his writing and video series. In this interview, James shares his disdain for news cycles and enthusiasm for a plant-based diet. He also discusses his frustration with the medical profession and suggests family doctors would serve their patients better if they had an active Instagram account.Ask A Farmer Answering questions and sharing information about food and farming in CanadaListen on: Apple Podcasts   SpotifyAffiliation disclosure: This site includes affiliate links from which we derive a small commission, if you click on the product links and use the code LLAMA at checkout.  This helps support the channel and allows us to continue sharing conversations like this. LLAMA is available, free of charge, wherever you get your podcasts. Our mission is to explore the science and lifestyle interventions that could help us live longer and better. Thank you for the support