The Longevity & Biohacking Show with Jason Hartman

A show created to inform listeners on the important aspects of health, wealth and happiness to ensure you live life to its fullest. Your host, Jason Hartman, interviews top notch authors and gurus in the field to reveal expert advice. Guest include: Dr. Charles Tandy, David Ewing Duncan, Dr. Joseph Maroon, Dr. Edmund Chein, Dr. Michael Mosley, Matt Fitzgerald, Dr. Norman Shealy, Ari Tulla, Budge Collinson, Luis Tijerina, Ben Greenfield, Dr. Brett Osborn, Ted Anton, Patrick Cox, Jenny Craig, and many more.
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Dec 21, 2018

Jason Hartman talks with Ocean Robbins, decendant of the Baskin-Robbins family and author of the new book 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World, about the state of American's eating today. The two break down how our diets have changed over the years, why some aspects of our diets are the way they are, how to make a more ethical, sustainable world, and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] Has anything changed since Diet for New America came out?

[4:48] There's a lot of money being made on the status quo

[8:00] What to do if you want a more ethical, sustainable world

[12:20] Jason's theory on meat through the ages

[15:08] We aren't getting nearly enough fiber in our diet now

[16:53] The key use of willpower is to establish healthy habits


Aug 8, 2018

Jason Hartman speaks with Dr. Joe Christiano about the benefits and possibilites of stem cells, where the research is and the kinds of treatements available.

Key Takeaways:

1:29 - Where stem call activation is and how stem cells can actually be extracted from adult bodies.

5:30 - The current limit of stem cell capabilities.

11:07 - How to find the right places for treatment.

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Jul 18, 2018

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Stephen Schimpff about the challanges of aging and how to overcome them and maximize your longevity with diet, certain exercises, sleep and more.

Key Takeaways:

1:25 - Overview of the aging challanges we deal with

3:24 - Overview of the 7 Keys

5:50 - Diet and avoiding SUGAR

10:50 - The key to exercise and type you should do

11:35 - The 3 parts to balance

13:30 - The role that chronic stress plays in aging and how to measure it

19:10 - What's the right amount of sleep?

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Jul 11, 2018

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Randi Hutter Epstein about the history of hormones and the influence they have on far more than we realize. The discussion covers their roles in behavior, health and more.

Key Takeaways:

1:20 - The true, broader meaning of the word, "aroused"

5:43 - Hormonal supplements and treatments, good? bad?

8:53 - Being weary of doctors' ties to financial support from treatments and how it could be influencing their recommendation 

11:20 - Habits to help our hormone balances

16:40 - Hormonal influence on criminal behavior

18:25 - The role of hormones in mental and physical gender identification

22:48 - Potential new breakthroughs in the near future

Jun 7, 2018

Fernando Aires speaks with Michael Greger, best selling author of How Not To Die and it's companion cook book, about just that... how to eat healthy and prolong your life by avoiding and unnatural diet.

Key Takeaways:

2:54 - Avoiding heart diseases, cancers and diabetes with your diet rather than medical treatment

3:56 - Is vaping really better than smoking?

5:40 - The negatives of how doctors treat chronic diseases

7:09 - The one diet proven to reverse heart disease

8:46 - Wild meat vs farmed meat

10:15 - The effects of oils in your diet

12:05 - What processed foods are and what they do to you

14:00 - The prevelance of sugar

15:20 - How you should intake fructose

16:23 - Foods that effect prostate cancer

18:28 - Coffe... good or bad?

19:58 - The "daily dozen" foods that should be consumed daily

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Apr 18, 2018

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Douglas Vaughan about the biological process behind aging, senescence, and how people can understand it and age healthily. They also discuss a genetic mutation that was been discovered that could potentially help the process of aging.

Key Takeaways:

1:30 - A background on the molecular fingerprint of aging and properly understanding the term, senescence

5:11 - The various ways aging can be measured, especially understanding telomeres

7:03 - A genetic mutation that is seemingly slowing the aging process and the study of an Amish community that seems to have this mutation

12:02 - What makes it a mutation rather than just genes?


Apr 11, 2018

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. Charles Brenner about metabolism, something called NAD and what it truly is and how it relates to you. He covers the science and even the testing behind it.

Key Takeaways:

1:08 - A true understanding of what metabolism and NAD actually are.

4:14 - Why people generally gain weight, or have to work harder to keep it off, as we age.

6:44 - How being out of sync with nature can cause some of these issues.

9:38 - The role stress plays in your life, positive and negative, and how noise can increase stress.

14:05 - How to deal with NAD deficiencies.

20:24 - Some insight into the ethics of animal testing.

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Mar 21, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with Suzanne Weinstein about Nootropic Botanicals and how they can help you succeed in life while also making life easier.

Key Takeaways: 

3:34 - Why people take nootropics and what they are doing

6:16 - The emotional effects of them as well as what we psychologically do to possibly need them

11:50 - The differences between these and regular smart drugs

15:50 - How people can only change when they are READY to

17:49 - The six different products available and what they do

22:16 - The results her clients are seeing

26:00 - How to pick the one that best suits you

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Mar 14, 2018

Fernando Aires speaks with Dr. Erin West about the benefits of acupuncture treatement and the Chinese medicine approach to treatement. 

Key Takeaways:

2:20 - An overview of acupuncture

7:52 - How stress can actually benefit you through motivation and necessity

9:48 - How acupuncture relieves stress and pain

12:17 - How acupunture and Chinese medicine in general can help with infertility issues

15:30 - The reason behind adding herbs to acupuncture

18:32 - Common sense ideas in Chinese medicine such as avoiding cold water

22:12 - How Dr. West's past experience as a vet and dealing with animals helps her with he current work with people

24:56 - The differences and similarities in medicinal approaches between the US and Canada

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Mar 7, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with Thomas Moore about how your mental and spiritual attitudes can extend your longevity.

Key Takeaways:

2:58 - How aging can be a positive experience

7:45 - Eliminating the negative energy of past resentment and anger

10:24 - The effects of religion and how what it's supposed to be is great but there is some disparity

13:08 - What to alter in your daily lives to help your spiritual helath and extend longevity

16:27 - How anger can limit longevity

20:53 - Putting that time into your own development

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Feb 28, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with Maggie Hadleigh-West, a filmmaker whose film, "Sick to Death!" covers her own journey of discovering her thryroid issues, as well as other people's, and how the industry may be trying to keep those people sick because it's simply good for business.

Key Takeaways:

3:40 - How pharmacutical companies are NOT working towards cureative medicines

5:25 - Her story and journey towards discovering her real health issues, which includes several wrong diagnoses and wrong medications and turns out it was hashimoto

10:37 - Explaing thyroid hormones

13:43 - How she found the right diagnosis

20:01 - What the film is about

24:40 - What people can do to help themselves get diagnosed

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Feb 7, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with Judy Gaman about how to achieve longevity with the help from health, activity, sleep and even happiness.

Key Takeaways:

2:32 - Making your plan to live longer

5:33 - Avoiding fad diets and truly just living a healthier lifestyle

8:31 - The mentality that "it's genetic" and we can't do anything about it and how we overcome said mentality

11:27 - The role that sleep plays in your health

16:15 - The importance of having a "spritual life"

20:50 - The role that chromosomes play in all this

24:04 - An example from a dear friend of Judy's that lived past 100

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Jan 30, 2018

Fernando Aires speaks with Joy Stephenson-Laws about ALL the nutrients we need in our diets and how minerals are often forgotten. They even discuss how/where your nutrition levels can be tested and what we can have to make sure we are getting those nutrients.

Key Takeaways:

2:54 - The SIX main nutrients and minerals' role, especially vitamins

7:16 - The nutrition tests available at Proactive Health Labs

11:40 - How people can make their immune systems more resilient

17:55 - How weight is not everything, it's also water balance and muscle mass, etc.

21:56 - The importance of food in all of this

24:38 - The message is that it's up to us to take care of ourselves

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Jan 24, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with Colette Heimowitz about the Atkins diet in Lifestyle.  They cover misconceptions about carbs and fats and sugars and most importantly, how the Atkins diet can leave you totally full and satisfied with all the health benefits.

Key Takeaways: 

2:47 - Why low carb diets have become so popular and why they work

7:41 - What is the right amount of protein?

12:20 - The 'evolution' of the Atkins diet and the changes it has undergone

18:07 - The right food is more important than the amount of food or counting calories

23:03 - The effects the diet has on cholesterol

26:47 - An encouraging example of a meal

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Jan 17, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with John LaRocco and they discuss the future of surgical capabilities, the research behind it and how it's not as far off as we may think.

Key Takeaways:

2:40 - "Living corpse research" and how close we are to a head transplant

4:32 - the real issue, reconnecting a spinal cord

6:27 - the psychological factors of such a transplant

13:24 - the progress with artificial organs

16:22 - potential solutions for life support issues

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Jan 10, 2018

Fernando Aires talks with Dr. Nick Porterfield about what chiropractics really should mean and how to properly diagnose and treat injuries that athletes suffer from. He discusses how common the wrong diagnosis or treatments are in the field, and ultimately how to prolong and get the most out of an athlete's career. And it doesn't just apply to professional athletes but anyone training for anything physical or is just physically active.

Key Takeaways:

4:34 - The clear, proper meaning of chiropractics.

9:25 - The "anatomy train" and how the area that hurts is not always the problem area that needs treatment.

12:19 - Hip problems and where the joint actually is.

18:56 - Improving, helping or avoiding problems with disks and joints.

22:14 - What to do with inflammation.

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Dec 20, 2017

Fernando Aires speaks with Dr. William Sears about the health benefits of omega threes, omega sixes, how they are derived from nature, and how your body is its own private pharmacy. Learn how the medicines your body makes are far superior to any that you buy and even how to preserve your joints.

Key Takeaways:

3:09 - How omega threes are so effective and help athletes and how Dr. Sears learned about them but watching salmon swim.

5:50 - Omega threes, the membrane molecule

8:30 - Omega threes vs sixes

11:05 - Your own personal pharmacy and how your body creates medicines

15:02 - When to intervene with medicines your body did not create and why you may need to

17:41 - What tears your joints down and how to treat it

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Dec 14, 2017

Fernando Aires talkes with Robert McQuade about a revolutionary new technology in the world of medication.  What if your phone could remind you to take a pill if you forgot?  What if doctors could be 100% sure whether or not you took your medication?  Well this is all becoming a reality and hopefully widespread in the future.

Key Takeaways:

1:56 - Andrew Wright, Vice President of Digital Medicine & Medical Device Division at Otsuka, who is also joining the interview

3:05 - Introduction and potential of this new digital tracking device within pills

5:35 - How the system works, the pills, the chip, the patch and the app

9:00 - When will it be launched?

11:48 - The potential of where it can go...

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Nov 30, 2017

Fernando Aires talks with Catharine Arnston, founder, CEO and chief scientific officer of energybits.  The company specializes in plant based protien snacks, specifically algae based.  They discuss the history and health benefits of algae 

Key Takeaways:

2:50 - Chlorella and Spirulina Algae Bits and recommended servings

5:15 - The history of these two strains of algae and they're benefits

10:29 - the singular ingrredients of these products and their compatibilty with certain diets

13:10 - the benefits of chlorophyll which is found in algae

15:59 - how it can play a role in detoxing 

20:00 - the purity and safety of the product

26:34 - information and breakdown of the specific products

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Nov 22, 2017

Fernando Aires talks with Maria Emmerich, author of "The Ketogenic Cook Book. They discuss the benefits of a high fat and low carb diet, how those meals can be delicious and also tap into how to avoid sugar and how just because something is all natural doesn't always mean it's healthy.

Key Takeaways:

3:23 - how the lowfat label is misleading

8:28 - Ketogenic diet benefits, living on gluecose vs ketones

11:17 - getting your kids to eat right

17:00 - which sweeteners to avoid, which to use and how to use them

20:00 - how "natural" doesn't always mean healthy

24:50 - what's coming up next for Maria

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Nov 16, 2017

Fernando Aires talks with Dr. Michael Mosley about The Clever Gut Diet. It turns out that your gut plays a very crucial role in your overall health and is even home to a second brain in a manner of speaking. There is more to the expression "gut feeling" than you realize. Find out how diets and eating habits work with you gut and of course, in turn, you.

Key Takeaways:

5:03 - How your gut is a second brain in ways

10:44 - How certain diets and eating habits effect the "gut feeling"

15:38 - Good vs bad bacteria and the effects of junk food on your gut

19:10 - Pre and pro biotics vs real food

23:14 - How fasting can increase good bacteria in the gut

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Nov 10, 2017

Guest host, Fernando Aires, talks with Drew Manning, New York Times best selling author of the book, Fit2Fat2Fit. In the book and this interview he discusses the reasoning and affects of his viral experiment where he gained weight on purpose to better relate to those who struggle to get or stay in shape. They also discuss the benefits of diet trends like intermittent fasting and high fat diets, as the "low fat" label can often mean the product is otherwise packed with sugar and chemicals. The further discuss the affordability of healthy vs. unhealthy food, the ketogenic diet vs. other diets like Atkins, and how to overcome personal plateaus. 

Key Takeaways

[3:20] Drew summarizes his actual fit to fat to fit journey and [5:15] the statistics of said journey

[8:00] The danger of the "low fat" label

[11:40] Identifying and diagnosing an individual fitness plan

[17:08] The Ketogenic diet

[22:08] Intermittent fasting

[30:06] Useful links and social media to follow

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Oct 18, 2017

100% grass fed beef is, without a doubt, the healthiest way to go when it comes to beef. But it's not what most people generally buy when they go to the store. it lacks the usual marbling that many are used to. The taste, when cooked properly, beats all of the other forms of beef, and that's what Chef Sarah Russo is trying to tell people. Fernando Aires talks with Chef Sarah about how she got into cooking, how to properly cook PRE meat, and the constant desire to challenge consumers to make sound choices when sourcing their meats.

Key Takeaways:

[4:29] Where do they source their meat?

[6:38] The varying levels of meat that are available

[8:55] The label you need to be looking for to know you're getting the best meat for your body

[12:05] When and which fats to be eating when it comes to your meats

[16:13] Why Sarah became a chef

[20:09] What PRE's certifications mean


Oct 11, 2017

John Potash has been featured on CSPAN’s American History TV and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations around the U.S. and abroad. His work has also been published in the Baltimore Chronicle, the City Paper, Covert Action Quarterly, Rock Creek Free Press, and Z magazine. He has worked counseling people with mental health issues and addictions for over twenty-five years.

Key Takeaways:

[5:37] The CIA’s psychadelic hit list

[11:47] The government’s affiliation with Tupac and Dr Dre

[18:05] What the government can accomplish with their drug operations

[24:09] Drug legalizations impact on drug prices

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Oct 4, 2017

Fernando Aires talks with Guillermo Ruiz, research at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute, about naturopathic practices with evidence based medicine approach.

The two discuss whether some of the things we're doing are simply masking problems (or pretending to be solutions), when the right time to take supplements is, and what they can actually accomplish for a person.

Key Takeaways:

[2:03] How did living in Mexico impact the choice of what type of medicine to practice?

[4:45] The incident that caused Guillermo's paradigm shift in his medical journey

[7:14] Why isn't the literature behind naturopathic medicine studied more?

[12:55] Why Guillermo picked the supplements he did for his article on what you should keep in your medicine cabinet

[19:42] How discovering penicillin changed everything

[24:47] Some botanicals people can take to help with diabetes

[28:15] When (and for how long) should you take supplements?

[34:11] It's a good thing to ask how something fits in with our evolution


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