As you're probably aware by now, I fancy myself a test subject in my own longevity experiment. I got my degree in science, I spent 6 years in clinical research at the University of Pennsylvania, and 99.9% of everything I read is either science or science-related. One of the biggest things we need in science … Continue reading Longevity is about more than just aging biomarkers
It's almost dogma in longevity research that caloric restriction will extend your lifespan. Granted, I think everyone agrees that humans won't see the same level of life extension under caloric restriction as mice, primarily because we experience a slower rate of epigenetic drift. It's also unlikely, although still plausible, that humans will spend a large … Continue reading The shocking reasons why calorie restriction may not prolong your life
For those people dealing with gut problems, every day is an adventure. Fortunately, there are a number of dietary approaches that can help a great deal with symptom management. Whether you're talking about the Specific Carbohydrate diet(SCD Diet), low FODMAP diet, or the GAPS diet, many people can do things they weren't previously able to … Continue reading This process is key to regulating gut inflammation
https://youtu.be/iywhaz5z0qs As you're probably aware, I'm a big fan of time-restricted feeding. In my last blog I covered why I think it's a valid alternative to calorie restriction, check it out here. And in incredibly good timing, there's a new Found My Fitness podcast covering this very topic! While I don't think this is an … Continue reading Time-restricted feeding: All you want to know
Calorie restriction and fasting are 2 of the hottest areas of research in longevity and age rejuvenation. In fact, you probably know someone who has dabbled in, or who is currently dabbling in, one or the other. These techniques, whether you're talking about calorie restriction, fasting, or protein restriction, fall under the general umbrella of … Continue reading Is there a simpler alternative to calorie restriction for longevity?
The vast majority of people define aging as the passing of time, irrespective of anything else. For most, aging is an inevitable part of life. Few realize that there are examples of life on the planet that don't age, and one that's considered immortal. Part of the problem is that people conflate aging with death. … Continue reading The test that could help transform your health
Readers of this blog know that I take a non-conventional approach to gut health. While I feel that focusing on what goes in to the gut is important for gut health, it's not the only kid on the block. Over the last few blogs I've discussed how factors in the blood play a big role … Continue reading The NAD World: how fasting promotes healthy aging
"Nature wants 5 out of your 7 children dead. It wants you dead by 50. Everything better than that is brought to you by science and technology." -David Frum, someone I'll probably never quote again I was recently going through some presentations from RAADfest, a symposium put together by a few groups with the unified … Continue reading Are you a circadian night owl? Should you resist or embrace it?
In my last blog I covered why what's in our blood is important for our gut health. If you didn't get a chance to check that out, I suggest you do so as it's important for what I'm discussing today. People have an erroneous perception about the concept of aging. For most, aging is simply … Continue reading Wanna know if what you’re doing is making you healthier?
For those interested in the health of their gut, there's been a primary focus on what goes in to it from your diet. Of course this makes sense, your microbiome is regulated to a large extent by what you eat. But if you think you're going to completely transform the health of your gut through … Continue reading Could the key to gut health actually be in your blood?