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Sauna Benefits for Longevity

Sauna Benefits for Longevity

Saunas, Longevity and Health: An Introduction I’ll admit to scepticism before researching the longevity benefits of sauna use. After thinking it through, I’d incorrectly dismissed ‘benefits’ based on my predefined stereotype of the type of person that takes saunas. Thinking of a lean, fit, healthy Scandinavian type here. My assumption was that since overweight smokers with a penchant for big macs did not take saunas,…
Habits guide for healthy longevity

Longevity Habits Review 2022

Healthy Health Span Habits: The Journey So Far I have a long way to go before I’m happy with my health span habits, despite solid progress in 2022. Not great, but solid. This blog post has two goals. Firstly, to show you what is possible in a year (even if you are health-conscious to start with). Secondly, I’m going public with where I am as…

The New Rules of Aging Well Book Review

My Detailed Review of the New Rules of Aging Well – by Frank Lipman and Danielle Claro Dr Frank Lipman is prolific – and an engaging writer. As well as his six books, he posts actionable articles on ageing and holistic health over at drfranklipman.com. His book ‘The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength and Vitality’ is aimed at…
Sauna Longevity

True Age by Morgan Levine: Detailed Book Review

My Detailed Review of True Age by Morgan Levine I first came across Dr Morgan Levine in an interview with Dr Rhonda Patrick and could not wait to review her book True Age: Cutting Edge Research to Help Turn Back the Clock. This book is the most sensible, pragmatic look at longevity science I have read so far. It is a welcome bridge between the…
Lifespan Detailed Book Review

Lifespan Review

Three years ago, Lifespan opened my eyes to the world of ageing research and the associated ethical and societal implications of longer, healthier lives. For this detailed review of Lifespan, I revisited it, reading each chapter slowly and deliberately. What I’d forgotten from my first reading was the emotional depth. Lifespan is an optimistic book. It also includes real anger (at the way we currently…
Sugar habits and the SAD Challenge

Glucose Revolution Book Review

I Read the Glucose Revolution by Jessie Inchauspe: Here are Five Big Reasons You Should Read It Too I don’t have an Instagram account and would have missed the wonderful work of Jessie Inchauspe without a tip-off. Jessie is the ‘Glucose Goddess,’ a popular Instagram Influencer – and a biochemist who worked as product lead at 23andMe. She has built a giant following showing graphically…
Dog Aging Rapamycin Project

Every Dog Has Its Day: How the Dog Ageing Project Helps Human Longevity Science

Research into Dog Ageing Includes a Trial of Rapamycin At the current rate of growth, there will be a billion dogs alive by 2030. This includes wild dogs, working dogs, and strays – and between 250 million and 400 million pets. In 2016, research scientists from the University of Washington began a big study into dog aging. This has major implications for our understanding of…
Longevity Perspective Shifts

Three Longevity Perspective Flips

Diving into the World of Longevity and Health Span Research has Flipped My Perspective Multiple Times, Here Are My Top Three I adore perspective shifts, and the world of longevity have provided me with some top-quality ones. Perspective shifts occur when your existing beliefs are flipped around. For this post, I’m setting aside new knowledge of cellular biology and the myriad interactions. Gene expression (epigenics)…
Metformin TAME trial

The TAME Trial Will Change Ageing Research Forever (Even if it Does Not Work)

Targeting Ageing with Metformin – TAME – Goals and Controversy The TAME trial is focused on Metformin, which has been prescribed to treat Type 2 Diabetes since the 1950’s. In 2014, a retrospective study by researchers at the University of Cardiff showed that people taking it had a lower mortality and fewer of the chronic diseases of old age. Counterintuitively, people with Type 2 Diabetes…
Life Extension Ethics

Life Extension Ethics: An Introduction

Five Ethical Questions for Longevity and Life Extension Longevity and life-extension ethics include the ‘elephant in the room’ of environmental sustainability. There are also ethical dilemmas of rich vs poor people’s access to longevity treatments, the eternal dictator problem and whether we should ‘mess with nature.’ An individual’s position is influenced by their beliefs covering personal liberty, morality, fairness of outcomes – and fears of…
Building the Age Well Times

VitaDao Introduction

VitaDAO is an Exciting Non-Profit that Funds Innovative Longevity Research. While the decentralised technology of VitaDao is confusing – but their mission is clear. The good news is that you don’t need to understand Dao structures, decentralised voting rights or tokenised ownership to get involved. The key benefit of VitaDao is not how they fund – but what projects. Grants are being made to innovative…
How the Age Well Times Came to be

Longevity Books

The Best Longevity Books (Until the Next One) Just a few years ago, you could count the published books on longevity and aging on the fingers of one hand. These days, you can enjoy titles on specific longevity sub-topics, general ‘pop science’ titles, and deep dives into aging by the smartest researchers. I love to read and enjoy nothing more than seeking for take-aways from…
Collapsed Lung Blog Post

The Day Denial Almost Killed Me

The doctor walked in, said something in Hungarian I did not understand, then pulled out a huge syringe. It was 2014. I was in an intensive care bed with 24/7 observation, in Budapest, Hungary. Tubes sprouted from the side of my chest. A respirator was in my mouth pushing air in when I breathed. Multiple coloured wires snaked from sensors on body to machines I…
Meeting my Future Self

Meeting My Future Self Part 1

This is the first in a series of blog posts where I imagine meeting my future self – 25 years from now at the age of 76. This instalment involves an optimistic view of longevity and healthy aging. This post assumes I worked diligently on my longevity habits, making sure I was in the best possible place to benefit from whatever future breakthroughs may bring.…
Olive Oil

Age Later Detailed Book Review

My Top Five Take Aways from Age Later by Nir Barzilai I was blown away by something other than Nir Barzilai’s scientific credentials while reading Age Later for this review. His research credentials are unrivalled. But after reading Age Later, Nir’s skills as a storyteller is what stayed with me. Among the pages of ground-breaking research are warm, touching stories of real people. Many are…
Longevity Drugs

Longevity Drugs

I’d love to tell you there is magic pill or combination of longevity drugs that will reverse your age. We are nowhere near that elixir of life – at least yet. What we have is a list of promising candidates. Drugs that stimulate cells to rejuvenate, compounds that optimise mitochondrial health, and others that prevent older cells becoming senescent zombies. Optimising for health span has…
Fasting and Longevity

Introducing Fasting, Calorie Restriction and Longevity

I’m constantly entertained by half-starved fitness gurus enthusiastically selling their latest and greatest fad diets. Some are vegan, others are carnivores. Add keto, raw, OMAD fans and extreme cleansing to this list, and it is no wonder people are wary. Yet, clinical data – pioneered by Dr Valter Longo – overwhelmingly shows fasting has massive benefits for healthy longevity and leads to a lower incidence…

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