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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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May 13, 2016

Avik Roy is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is also the opinion editor at Forbes, and has advised Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on policy. In 2015, Roy was a senior advisor to former Texas governor Rick Perry; in 2012, he served as a health care policy advisor to Mitt Romney. He is the founder of Roy Healthcare Research, an investment research firm, and previously was an analyst and portfolio manager at Bain Capital and J.P. Morgan. Roy is the principal author of The Apothecary (the Forbes blog on health care policy and entitlement reform), as well as author of Transcending Obamacare: A Patient-Centered Plan for Near-Universal Coverage and Permanent Fiscal Solvency (2014) and How Medicaid Fails the Poor (2013). His research interests include the Affordable Care Act, universal coverage, entitlement reform, international health systems, veterans’ health care, and FDA policy.

Key Takeaways:

[1:34] Avik's "near universal" healthcare idea

[3:52] How the government could spend less money than we spend today, yet cover more people with better coverage

[6:47] How much of an impact breaking up regional medical clinic monopolies could have on healthcare costs

[8:56] Why it matters that we don't know how much our insurance is paying for medical care

[10:58] How Medicaid is failing

[13:26] Why we have to think of healthcare like any other market, and not some unique part of society

[15:14] The shocking revelation that for as much as the government spends on Medicaid, it might not actually be helping people

[17:28] The best way to understand Donald Trump

[20:20] How closing the border would lead to rising wages

Websites Mentioned:

www.twitter.com/avik
www.forbes.com/opinion
www.facebook.com/forbesaroy

May 6, 2016

Tony Little is an American television fitness personality and businessman, best known for his fitness infomercial products.

Little is a certified personal trainer and identifies himself as "America's Personal Trainer". He is known for his over-the-top, hyper-enthusiastic personality and long blond ponytail. Four of Little's favorite catchphrases are "You can do it," "It's technique!," and "Always believe in yourself". Little’s infomercials have generated more than $4 billion in sales globally. Little averages about 6,000 hours a year in front of a TV.

Tony is also author of There's Always a Way, How to Develop a Positive Mindset and Succeed in Business and Life.

Key Takeaways:

[1:50] Tony gives some lifespan increasing tips

[4:11] What's going on with Tony's favorite meat and what it can do for you

[6:43] The importance of creating a sustainable life style

[10:08] Tony's Temple Theory

[11:42] What influence, if any, Tony had on helping his son lose weight, and some advice for parents on how they can do it too

[13:11] How we can motivate ourselves

[15:54] The journey of Tony's first TV show experience

[17:58] The gutsy move Tony made to become the first on-air guest of any shopping channel in the world

[19:22] How Tony got into informercials

[20:42] "Step up to stand out"

Website Mentioned:

www.tonylittle.com
www.twitter.com/tonylittlereal

Apr 29, 2016

Dr. Uma Valeti is CEO and Co-Founder of Memphis Meats. Uma is laser focused on advancing the commercial viability of meat farmed directly from real meat cells. A cardiologist by training, he believes that meat that is safe and sustainable should be good for the body and the soul. Uma was one of the early Board members of New Harvest, a non-profit dedicated to advancing cellular agriculture research and mainstream adoption of cultured meat. He has extensive business experience and is an investor in a variety of food and tech companies. In addition to his many contributions in health sciences, he wants his biggest contribution to be leading the development of a profitable and a world positive future food system. Fun fact: Uma has rescued several people in cardiac arrest.

Key Takeaways:

[2:15] When Uma first saw animals getting slaughtered, at a birthday party of all places, and how it led to Memphis Meats

[4:17] The process of growing the meat from a cell

[6:58] How our food is modified now and the health implications

[8:54] The difference between what Uma's doing and cloning

[11:05] How this creation of meat will help feed the 10 billion people Earth will have in the next 30 years

[13:56] What products Memphis Meats will be bringing to market first

[15:44] How lab grown meat cuts out the possibility of food contamination

[17:02] The growing of their first meatball

[18:26] The cost of the first meatball, and where they think they can get in the coming years

[20:51] How what DOESN'T go into the meat will help it last longer and be healthier

Website Mentioned:

www.memphismeats.com

Apr 1, 2016

Jason continues his talk with Fernando about how he changed from a normal American diet to one of health. They discuss the quantified self, tips for monitoring your body, food choices and more.

Key Takeaways:

[11:13] Why you HAVE to take supplements in today's environment

[12:50] How Fernando is measuring what supplements he needs to take

[14:54] Fernando's eating habits and the reasoning behind them

[17:42] Fernando doesn't count calories, and a name for calories that Jason and Fernando think is much more apt

]19:13] The myth of low fat foods

Resources Mentioned:

The Perfect Human Diet (movie)
Direct Labs
Wellness Effects
The Bulletproof Diet

Mar 25, 2016

Sue Hitzmann is creator of The MELT Method, founder of the Fascia Research Society and author of The MELT Method.

Sue’s interest in neuromuscular and manual therapies began when she was in her twenties with her quest to find a resolution to her own debilitating pain. Even top doctors and physical therapists couldn’t explain what was going on in her body. In hands-on bodywork, she found solutions she was desperately seeking. Determined to share this, she changed her focus from fitness to manual therapy and became known in New York City as the person who solved seemingly impossible pain issues.

In 2001, Sue was inspired to create “homework” for her clients, which led to the development of the MELT Method – the first-ever form of Hands-off Bodywork®.

Key Takeaways:

[1:50] The importance of keeping our connective tissue hydrated

[4:08] How massage and other movements can help create hydration

[7:44] How much water you should be drinking when you wake up in the morning (it's not as much as you'd think)

[9:35] Some tips on how you can help yourself drink water throughout the day to keep your connective tissue properly hydrated

[11:34] Finding your circadian rhythym and why it's important

[14:36] How MELT can help you go to sleep easier and actually reach the cell restoring deep sleep that we need

[16:22] What we do to implement the MELT Method

[18:58] The dangers of excessive compression and pulling on connective tissue and how MELT can help

[22:13] Comparing body work techniques to sex, different strokes for different folks

[24:04] Yoga and the MELT Method, the goods and the bads

[26:26] Why hyper mobility is actually a warning sign instead of something impressive

Websites Mentioned:

www.meltmethod.com

Mar 18, 2016

John Tesh’s highly successful and varied career path includes a 10-year run as anchor on Entertainment Tonight, six hit public television specials, including his landmark Live At Red Rocks in 1994, a string of #1 radio hits, his popular nationally syndicated radio show “Intelligence For Your Life” in which he has 14.5 million listeners, and a high profile advertising and marketing company. His musical accolades since releasing his debut album Tour De France in 1988 include seven million units in total sales; a Keyboard Magazine Award; a 2003 Grammy nomination for “Best Pop Instrumental Album” for his double CD The Power of Love; and gold certification for his Live At Red Rocks album.

His advertising and marketing company, TeshMedia, handles clients such as numerous Fortune 500 companies, including General Motors, Home Depot, Macy’s, Kohl’s Petsmart, Amway, Geico Insurance and PetSmart. Tesh’s book “Intelligence for Your Life: Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth”, has spent time on the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, Wall Street Journal & Amazon.com best-seller lists. The award-winning daily and weekly show he calls “purpose driven radio”, recently secured the trademarks for three more categories in their “Intelligence for....” family. “Intelligence for Your Health,” “Intelligence for Your Pets” and “Intelligence for Your Love Life” have been added to Tesh's core brand, and will be developed into stand-alone content-rich websites with products designed around the “Intelligence” Tesh and his staff have gathered in the 10 years since they launched the show.

Key Takeaways:

[4:36] How The John Tesh Radio Show found its niche and is designed to run on any format

[9:35] The importance of "picking a lane" in life and how it can lead to success

[15:15] The most important type of books John thinks you should be reading

[20:07] How John and his wife met, and why pretty women don't seem to get asked out as much

Resources Mentioned:

www.ifylondemand.com
www.tesh.com
www.teshmusic.com
Focus: The Future of Your Company Depends on It
Differentiate or Die: Survival in Our Era of Killer Competition

Mar 10, 2016

John LaRocco is Head of Engineering at Humai Tech, a company that's seeking to create a bionic body and synthetic organs. John's areas of research interest include neuroengineering, brain computer interface (BCI), prosthetics, additive manufacturing, sports biomechanics, 3D printed weapons forensics, digital currencies, synthetic organisms, and historical technology. He has a BS in Biomedical Engineering from The College of New Jersey, and an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rowan University.

John and Jason discuss the upcoming head transplant, the progress toward synthetic organs, what a bionic body could mean for humanity and more.

Key Takeaways:

[2:03] The preparation for the first human head transplant

[3:24] Head transplants on monkeys were being done in the 60s

[3:39] The applicatoins of head transplants are broader than you might think

[6:04] The difference between a monkey head transplant and a human head transplant

[7:23] How creating a synthetic body for heads to be transplanted onto differs from singularity

[9:21] Why John having an electric engineering background is important

[11:41] Why a transplanted head is much easier than a transplanted brain

[14:12] The practical application of John's research moving forward

[16:30] The quest to optimize systems for output

[17:49] How human reaction time could be sped up with prosthetics

[19:49] The future of human transplants and the impact it will have on our lives

Websites Mentioned:

www.humaitech.com
www.johnlarocco.com

Mar 4, 2016

Jason talks with his friend and business partner, Fernando, about Fernando's journey from a normal man who THOUGHT he was eating healthy, to someone who actually studied his diet and lifestyle. Fernando and Jason dive into what people are actually putting into their body, what Fernando read/watched/did when he was moving to a Longevity lifestyle and how he even brought his kids along for the ride.

Key Takeaways:

[2:34] Fernando and his wife started their journey in 2011, but didn't start off quite right

[5:06] The start of a new journey, a cleanse in 2013

[7:47] Documentaries Fernando's watched that really helped him on his journey

[9:47] Fernando's weight loss journey once he started his longevity lifestyle

[11:31] How the food companies are deceiving us

[12:25] Fernando's kids relationship with candy changed because of their documentaries (and how his oldest child turned it into a money making venture)

[14:10] Why Fernando isn't a vegan

[15:55] The issues with dairy

[17:21] Dangers of added sugar

[19:55] The goods and bads of juices

[22:38] How Fernando uses the Fooducate app with his whole family when they're grocery shopping

Resources Mentioned:

The Master Cleanse

Hungry for Change (2012)

Food Matters

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead (2010)

Food, Inc

Fully Raw Kristina

David "Avocado" Wolfe

Fooducate App

Feb 26, 2016

With a 750-year history in cultured beneficial bacteria, Natasha Trenev’s family produced legendary yogurt prized by the royal family of Yugoslavia. Her family arrived in the United States in the 1950s, when her father founded Continental Culture Specialists. Following graduation from UCLA in 1970, a decade of research led to Natasha’s development of the first revolutionary method of producing an effective and scientifically validated single strain probiotic bacteria product. Her efforts led to the establishment of the entire probiotics category in North America, Australia, England, Holland and Belgium.

As a developmental scientist, Natasha has spent years studying the effects of beneficial bacteria and has written several books on the subject. Today, Natasha’s reference library is the world’s largest private repository on probiotics, referenced and recommended by prominent research scientists and medical schools.

Natasha is an expert on probiotics and has shared her knowledge with many through books, journal articles and articles in major scientific, peer-reviewed publications. She is currently working on additional books in the series of Probiotic Health Guides to continue her quest to educate the public. She is also working on her most scholarly yet easy-to-read book, which she hopes will become the global “probiotics bible.”

Key Takeaways:

[1:30] What are probiotics?

[3:59] How much genes impact your health versus the genetic matter of the microbes in your gut

[4:27] The extent of the research currently being done on probiotics

[5:57] Why eating yogurt is no longer good enough for balancing out your gut health

[8:34] How commercial yogurts aren't designed to sell you plain yogurt

[11:31] What kinds of claims supplement manufacturers can and can not make

[13:57] The difference in design between a drug and a probiotic

[14:35] The probiotic landscape today

[15:04] One claim that should make you run away from any probiotic you're considering buying

[16:06] Why you may want to rethink buying any probiotics not labeled perishable

[16:36] What you never knew about your stomach acid

[17:32] The Healthy Trinity of probiotics that is unmatched by pharmaceuticals

[19:36] Why our body's design makes probiotics imperative

[23:03] One tip for eating your food that will help your body's digestion

[25:33] Why your new paleo diet might not be as good as you think it is

Websites Mentioned:

www.trynatren.com
866-462-8736

Tweetables:

"they made it into a diet food and added all this sugar...I guess people bought it because it was an excuse to have a dessert"

"forget any product that tells you it's a probiotic and it's sitting on a shelf and they tell you it's a shelf stable product, because that is a huge deception"

Feb 19, 2016

Ariel is offering Longevity Show listeners $50 OFF a Muse at checkout! Click here to get this invitation-only deal!!!

Ariel Garten is CEO and co-founder of InteraXon, creators of Muse: the brain sensing headband. Ariel studied neuroscience at the University of Toronto and did research in hippocampal neurogenesis at Toronto’s esteemed Krembil Neuroscience Centre. Ariel is also a psychotherapist, a fashion designer whose clothing opened Toronto Fashion Week in 2003, and an artist whose work has been displayed at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Ariel’s unique combination of science and art is integral to the design of every aspect of Muse and to InteraXon’s approach to brain sensing technology, making it a vital part of everyday life.

Key Takeaways:

[:48] How MUSE can give you brain details in real time

[2:07] If MUSE is looking for an Alpha state while you're meditating

[2:54] The benefits of meditation and what MUSE does to aid in your practice

[4:05] Finding the optimal amount of meditation for the busy individual

[5:21] How MUSE is being used in places like the Mayo Clinic and Harvard

[7:05] The functional applications of knowing what state your brain is in

[8:34] Where MUSE technology is headed

[10:19] Meditation's left the niche world and is now mainstream, leading to great sales for MUSE

[13:49] Important tips for beginner yoga students

[15:34] How you actually wear/use MUSE

Websites Mentioned:

www.choosemuse.com

Tweetables:

everybody knows that it's something you should do, but meditation can be a really hard or daunting thing to get started

we've done fun things like allow people to control the lights in the CN Tower with their brain from across the country

my favorite use of muse as a meditation tool is to decrease the negative voices that we have in our head

Ariel is offering Longevity Show listeners $50 OFF a Muse at checkout! Click here to get this invitation-only deal!!!

Feb 11, 2016

Chris Dancy is touted as “the Most Connected Man on Earth,” and the world is watching those connections carefully. For 25 years, Dancy has served in leadership within the technology and healthcare industries, specializing in the intersection of the two.

Chris entered the public dialog concerning digital health as the media started to focus on wearable technology. He earned his moniker by utilizing up to 700 sensors, devices, applications, and services to track, analyze, and optimize his life--from his calorie intake to his spiritual well-being. This quantification enables him to see the connections of otherwise invisible data, resulting in dramatic upgrades to his health, productivity, and quality of life.

A noted keynote speaker and executive workshop retreat facilitator, Chris guides organizations and audiences on a journey--a disruptive, breathtaking journey--into the future of computing, when behavior becomes the ultimate interface.

Key Takeaways:

[2:02] Every major corporation is surveilling you, they just have a different name for it to make it sound better

[3:02] Chris tells Jason how he went about starting to collect data on himself and how he decided what to do with it

[5:46] How Chris' background as a Database Analyst led him to be able to collect all his data on himself

[7:34] The one piece of equipment that's already doing tracking for you, whether you know it or not

[9:04] How categorizing your purchases by feeling rather than type can change the way you view your habits

[10:10] Wanting to collect data is good, but data isn't very high on the food chain of your life

[11:03] The internet is turning into the INNERnet

[12:41] What could cause the death of apps

[15:17] As technology improves, we're heading towards devices that can track anything we want, from blood oxygen to reading blood with spectral imaging

[17:04] How marketing could be changed as companies are able to get more and more data about our lives and the one place on Earth that's ALREADY doing this

[18:45] The new world of data collection and surveillance is new and, admittedly, scary

[19:35] Whether we should be optimistic or pessimistic about the direction we're headed with technology and surveillance

[21:46] What is singularity and how far off it might be

[23:20] The people who are going to be the most important as we move into quantum computing

Websites Mentioned:

www.chrisdancy.com
www.twitter.com/chrisdancy

Tweetables:

[6:32] "there's this interesting relationship about our lives when you experience everything through a connected interface, that you realize there's filtered information that you can benefit from"

[8:03] "We're entering an age very rapidly, in the next 4 years (and I'd say we're already, it's done), where you can't afford to live without the internet"

[18:08] "Disney's probably the most surveilled, convenient, safe space on Earth"

[19:57] "People don't have the ability to not weaponize facts, and we live in a world full of facts and data"

Feb 5, 2016

Dan Brulé is a modern day teacher and healer—an innovative, unorthodox, irreverent, creative, game-changing entrepreneur. He is a master of Prana Yoga (the Hindu Science of Breath), and of Chi Kung/Qigong (Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises).

Dan is a world-renown pioneer in the field of Breathwork, and leader of the worldwide Spiritual Breathing Movement, He is one of the originators of Breath Therapy, and was among the first group of Internationally Certified Rebirthers.

More than 80,000 people in over 40 countries now apply Dan’s breathing exercises and techniques in their work and in their lives. Among them are Olympic champions and elite martial artists, leading psychotherapists and medical experts; monks, meditators, hospice workers, yoga teachers, performing artists, personal trainers, substance abuse and pastoral counselors, health practitioners, life coaches, and business executives.

Dan is the author of: “A Formula for Transformation,” “The Principles of Breath Therapy,” “Zen and the Art of Breathing,” “Stress and Breathing,” “A Brief Introduction to Chinese Medical Breathing Exercises,” “The Art and Science of Breathwork,” and “Spiritual Breathing.”

Jason had a chance to speak with Dan about some breathing techniques we can apply immediately to help us in our day-to-day life.

Key Takeaways:

[5:11] A breathing technique to help you feel energized

[6:45] Getting started with default breathing patterns

[8:22] Delving into why we don’t naturally breathe the way the situation dictates

[9:22] Going over some of the core breathing techniques everyone should know

[11:06] A recent scientific breakthrough that is changing the way we think about the autonomic nervous system and breathing

[15:34] Learning to box breathe and really steadying your breathing and create physiological changes

[18:02] A transformational technique called continuous breathing

[22:08] How breathing can make you feel an emotional aliveness that might scare you

[23:33] The key to all breath work

[35:24] The 3 points to remember when doing your breathing

Website Mentioned:

www.breathmastery.com

Tweetable:

<a href="http://ctt.ec/t6Cq1">We're head tripping and we're disconnected from our body. and the only way to reconnect with our body is through breathing</a>

Jan 29, 2016

It’s an amazing time to be alive because we are in a breakthrough period in self-healthcare. Humans have been investigating cell-based longevity technologies for at least 15 years, but there have only been major improvements in the last 5 years. Using an individual's own bone marrow seems to be the way forward since many of us didn’t save our own umbilical cords. The success of such technologies is dependent on using your own stem cells and not synthetic or animal based stem cells. Balancing our hormones and increasing our nutrition levels are vital for elongating our lives and increasing our health spans. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:02] Coaching and the NutriBullet

[5:00] The NutriBullet 900 has a tremendous torque

[6:20] Stem cells can be replenished to help the body self-repair

[7:47] Cell-based longevity technologies have only been big for 5 years

[10:09] Are there side effects to using stem cells?

[12:16] Calcification is hardening of the tissue

[14:10] Our cure is within us

[15:59] Autologous mesenchymal stem cells

[18:15] U.S. regulatory agencies are corrupted by big money

[20:32] Nature’s solution to pollution is dilution

[22:43] Hydration and nutrition are the keys to longevity

[23:56] Rudolf Steiner’s formula to creating more nutritious foods

[25:11] Does one diet fit all?

[27:48] Longevity Now focuses on hormones and their roles in longevity

[31:36] Self-identify hormones that affect your metabolism

[34:10] Contact information for David

[34:31] Pick the lowest hanging fruit to enhance your own unique path towards longevity

 

Mentions:

Hartman Media

The Best Day Ever

NutriBullet

Longevity Now

Rx Nation

ZRT Labs

David Wolfe

David “Avocado” Wolfe on Facebook

Jan 21, 2016

Could it be we’ve been taking our temperatures wrong all this time? Jason’s guest Dr. Wade Webster says while traditional mercury based thermometers are capable of reading our bodies correct core temperature, we would need to keep the thermometer continually inserted for ten minutes or more. His company Prima-Temp is creating options for capsulized internal thermometers which one day may be fueled by the human body itself. A notifier would be sent to a mobile device so the user will know exactly what their core temperature is. The benefits behind knowing our core temperatures are driving additional research, but today we know the brain synchronizes the cells in the body based on the temperature of our surroundings. Our exposure to light (heat) also benefits us by assisting us in fighting infections, dealing with infertility issues and helping us take medications at optimum times.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:58] What is a core temperature? 

[1:56] What about traditional thermometers?

[3:19] The brain synchronizes the cells of the body

[4:08] The circadian rhythm

[5:23] Problems caused by living outside your circadian rhythm

[7:35] Fertility issues can be resolved by understanding circadian rhythm

[8:29] The device will send the information to your cell phone

[10:12] Making a digestible circuit for the body to produce its own energy

[10:54] $40 for a tablet for men, batteries included, the Priya ring for females is $200

[12:26] Insurance plans may or may not cover the cost

[12:57] Circadian health is important for fighting infections

[14:14] Contact Dr. Wade Webster

 

Mentions:

Hartman Media

Prima-Temp

Jan 15, 2016

Since the 1970’s Americans have been experimenting with the next big diet craze. The allure of taking a pill to achieve better health is an idea that catapulted the supplement industry to a multi-billion dollar status. Our guest today, Ben Greenfield says “It’s all about finding a balance”. He shares his insights on easy to perform at-home blood tests, online concierge medicinal groups and wireless fitness devices. He is an Ironman athlete who believes the simple act of moving is the best fitness regimen the general public should start with and that there are ways to prepare popular nutrient-dense foods to make them more digestible. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:07] Longevity is now in their own hands with simple saliva and blood tests

[4:30] Wireless feedback devices are useful but safety is still a concern

[7:35] Know what is going on inside your body and bypass the doctor

[11:50] Understanding the feedback reports and proper reference ranges

[14:11] As technology progresses tests will become less expensive

[16:18] Eating foods that belong on the earth, as long as they are digestible

[22:15] Becoming a Superhero through “doable” extreme sports   

[25:40] Move every day. Lift something heavy and sprint for optimum health

[27:49] TA65 – does it make you live longer? Astragalus root will work the same

[32:26] Contact information for Ben Greenfield

 

Mentions:

Ben Greenfield Fitness

Fitbit

Jawbone

Direct Labs

WellnessFX

Functional Medicine

Abundance

Safari Fit

Hartman Media

Jan 7, 2016

Deciphering the human genome has made a huge impact to increasing our health and lifespans. Beginning in the 1950’s longevity has entered the engineering phase which brings us closer to regenerative medicine, growing organs and tissue in labs and even spray on skin. With new technologies evolving more rapidly now than in any time in the past we may soon see ourselves extending our current lifespan by 5 or even 10 years. Some say it may strain the earth’s natural resources but others contend longer, healthier lives may boost innovation and with it the economy. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:27] From 1850 - 2016 human life expectancy has doubled

[6:53] The paradigm shift since the 1950’s is health has become an engineering project

[8:05] The price has dropped to sequence a human genome

[11:51] 3D printing to make tissue and eventually organs

[13:10] Spray on skin has been created by the military

[17:29] Increasing healthspan to match lifespan

[20:26] Chronic diseases set in later than before

[24:02] How many people can the earth support?

[28:18] Nanotechnology can help us manage waste

[30:06] We become wealthier as a society

[31:45] Contact Sonia Arrison

 

Mentions:

JasonHartman.com

Sonia Arrison

100 Plus - The Coming Age of Longevity

Organovo

Singularity University

Foresight Institute

SENS

Dec 31, 2015

So many factors come into play when discussing the issue of eliminating aging and prolonging life. Roadblocks to research include scientific limitations, acceptance by the general public and financing. Our guest, Dr. Aubrey de Grey discusses the possible benefits to intervening in the natural aging process and how we might someday control life-threatening diseases at the cellular level.   

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] Medically controlling the process of aging

[4:18] The human body is a machine

[5:30] The plan to classify the types of damage which occur

[6:37] 7 majors types of damage

[10:07] The limiting factor is financing

[12:43] Accepting the idea of longevity may be an uphill battle

[16:08] Opposition groups include the environmentalists

[20:48] Age intervention would only prolong physical attributes, not emotional 

[22:33] How exactly will the treatments be administered?

[23:50] Many existing therapies don’t get to the root cause of aging

[25:45] Raw data on the components of aging are more telling

[26:32] Contact SENS and Doctor de Grey

 

Mentions:

Hartman Media

Real Age

SENS Research Foundation

Dec 24, 2015

Do you have stick-to-it-iveness? This 70-year study finds persistence and consistency to be major factors in how long people will live. It also dispels the popular belief that optimism increases your chances of smiling yourself into old age. Jason speaks with the authors of The Longevity Project about common and uncommon factors which may add years to human’s lives. 

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:24] A study which started in 1921

[2:30] What categories were taken into account?

[4:14] Being optimistic doesn’t translate to longevity

[7:08] Good health and long life require persistence

[8:41] The importance of social ties

[10:50] Buy the book and take the survey for yourself

[14:40] Physical activities need to be consistent in order to be effective

[18:20] The differences in the sexes

[22:22] Get the book

 

Mentions:

JasonHartman.com

Howard S. Friedman

The Longevity Project on Facebook

Dec 18, 2015

Insurance coverage is changing and it may no longer be the health vehicle it was originally designed to be. Taking your health into your own hands and determining the core underlying issues causing your health problems will be your first step to finding your cure. Boone Zavik from Immunolabs describes how a simple blood test, called bloodprint can alert us to food sensitivities we may not know we have. He recommends not eating 5 particular foods and advises us to eat foods which benefit our gastronomical flora.

Key Takeaways:

[1:26] What is the difference between a food allergy, a food intolerance and a food sensitivity?

[3:10] IGG is an antibody in our immune systems

[5:24] Make a food diary and note how you feel after eating certain foods

[7:12] 5 foods to remove from your diet within the week

[11:17] The best defense is to avoid the food altogether

[14:11] Pricing for testing but not the blood draw

[15:56] A simple blood test at any doctor’s office or we can send a mobile unit to your home/work

[18:24] Food sensitivities are common in almost all of us

[20:39] Take your health into your own hands

 

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StopFeelingBad.com

 

 

Dec 10, 2015

If marketers had their way we would all be sitting in front of a screen with a cold can of beer in our hands. This lifestyle most of us accept as the norm can be devastating to our health. The blue light emitted from computer screens and cell phones interrupt our natural sleep patterns. Proper sleep is one of the big three imperatives for better health. Consuming alcohol causes depression, dehydration and reduces our motor functions. So why do we continue to abuse our bodies?

 

Our guest, James Swanwick, challenges us to consider how our lives can be better without alcohol and shows us how to get better sleep with his blue light reducing, Swannies. He practices what he preaches. He created the video based, 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge to help people reduce the amount of alcohol they consume by keeping them accountable through an online support network. He is also the creator of Swannies, the stylish glasses which if worn 90-min before sleeping, support your natural sleep patterns.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:53] James interviewed celebrities in the past and now gets great podcast interviews

[3:51] The dangerous blue light which keeps us awake

[8:28] Just how do Swannies work? What light do they block?

[11:26] The 30-Day No Alcohol Challenge - Alcohol is a poison

[12:29] A hangover led James to abstain from alcohol

[16:13] Be the life of the party without alcohol

[17:56] Don’t apologize for not drinking and don’t preach

[20:00] Strategies you can use to maintain the No Alcohol program

[22:19] Marketers tell us we need alcohol

[24:30] James’ program gives people accountability

[26:04] Contact James & pick up some Swannies

 

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Swanwick Sleep

30 Day No Alcohol Challenge

@jamesswanwick

Newser

Light - The Medicine of the Future

Dec 3, 2015

Most of us don’t view aging as a disease, which is why many possible treatments and methods go underfunded and never make it past the theory stage. If Laura Deming has her way all of this will change in the near future. She has been obsessed with finding a cure for aging since she was a teenager. She became a venture capitalist after leaving MIT because she was frustrated with the current system in which academia chases funding. She says even if you don’t have money to invest you can still help the cause by disseminating the information within your social and familial networks.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:22] Laura quit MIT to promote therapies which were stuck in the lab

[2:00] Funding issues are at the core of medical research

[4:01] Drugs can help people a longer, happier life

[4:58] Growth hormone is akin to snake oil

[6:39] T65 doesn’t have the data behind it to make it credible

[7:12] Private investors are looking for preclinical investments

[8:20] There are drugs on the market which increase health span

[9:31] 1994 was the tipping point in medicine with the discovery of gene mutations

[10:38] Is aging a disease? Yes, and no one wants to talk about it

[13:03] Research diabetic remedies for those looking to increase good health

[14:30] The Longevity Fund is interested in increasing health span

[15:22] Contact Laura and her group

[15:50] Help the cause by talking with others about this campaign

 

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The Age of Aging - National Geographic

Laura Deming Tedmed talk

Nov 26, 2015

Everyday living in modern society exposes us to radiations, chemicals and frequencies which the human body was not designed to combat. Add to that cooking techniques, beauty products and hybridized foods and our systems get out of whack. Dr. T educates us about the risk of skin cancer due to lack of sun exposure, how a $200 test can save us from colon cancer 30 years early and on why we should blend our nutrition shakes instead of juicing them.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:18] Extending life is about addressing risk factors which shorten life

[6:17] Using Nepalese as an example of longevity due to average lifespan numbers

[10:25] Preventing chronic disorders and autoimmune diseases which are leading causes of death

[12:08] Cumulative sun exposure can eliminate cancers caused by melanoma

[19:33] Using lasers can cause scar tissue if deeper than the epidermis

[22:13] Electric car owners may be exposing themselves to untested levels of electromagnetics

[24:11] Reducing your ecological footprint can help the human race

[24:37] A stool test in Europe can be an early detector of colon cancer, but it’s not used in the U.S.

[28:02] A $200 M2PK test can detect colon cancer up to 30 years before symptoms occur

[31:48] An anti-inflammatory diet is the best way to prevent disease

[33:42] Eating animal foods can increase cortisol which increases blood sugar levels

[36:00] Blend instead of juicing to get the fiber and the peel which is important

[39:56] Do you know what fatty liver is?

[42:09] How to get a treatment program from Dr. T

 

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DoctorTevents.com

Nov 12, 2015

Increasing your lifespan without increasing your health span is basically a self-torturing program. If you don’t have quality of life in your later years, why would you want them? Our guest, Ben Shatto, tells us about physical therapy and how it can be used as a preventative medicine to ward off many of the prominent illnesses attributed to aging. Humans were designed to move much more than our current lifestyles afford us. Get up and move!

 

Key Takeaways:

[2:00] Age well through physical therapy

[3:30] Falling is a warning signal to expect future problems

[4:55] Pro-active physical therapy can prevent diabetes, osteoporosis and more

[7:41] The body has the capacity to recover faster when you are younger

[10:00] Both muscle mass and bone density decline as we age

[12:33] Leading a healthy lifestyle may be the best you can do to increase your health span

[14:34] Exercise can regulate your blood sugar for up to 24 hours

[17:00] How is diabetes linked to physical therapy?

[17:58] Blood flow may be the key to slowing down Alzheimer's and dementia

[18:44] Question yourself “What level am I at physically?”

[19:40] We humans are not designed to be sedentary

[21:59] You need someone to understand where you are physically

[24:00] #1 thing to stay healthy is to keep moving!

[25:31] How to contact Ben

[26:00] Well-rounded people live longer

 

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ThePhysicalTherapyAdvisor.com

Nov 4, 2015

Mobility or lack of it can make or break your positive outlook and disrupt your daily routine. Old fitness terms such as no pain, no gain are outdated and can confuse us when understanding what constitutes progress and what exercises are hurting us. Even modified yoga poses can cause stress on parts of the body which may not be flexible enough due to an injury or chronic pain. Our guest Debbie Siebers, tells us the key is consistent movement and proper breathing. She talks us through some stretching techniques and offers us advice on mediation methods.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:25] Techniques to warm up your body and your joints

[2:42] Empowering yourself with consistent movement

[4:52] Positions to release the lower back

[8:35] Yoga should be customized for your body and fitness level

[12:24] Essential aspects for longevity

[15:23] Turning off your mind’s chatter in order to meditate

[21:20] The Beachbody infomercial

[25:00] Your inner light and inner beauty shine through

[27:35] Accept yourself the way you are now

[28:21] Contact info for Debbie

 

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Beachbody

Slim in 6

Dr. Weil

Oct 28, 2015

Tools and apps and programs and diets are all worthless unless you can stick to them. The human mind has a tendency to not get back up on the horse when it fails at a fitness or dietary program. Dr. Young recommends three basic principles which all deal with the food we put in our bodies. It’s all about moderation.

 

Key Takeaways:

[1:32] Background on Body Solutions and Dr. Young

[2:33] 3 Core value hacks for longevity

[5:12] 1.) Eating the rainbow, slowly

[7:34] Lab tests by ALCAT will perform a blood test

[9:30] It’s so appealing to make people think they only need to 1 thing

[11:03] What contributes to systemic inflammation and how to bio hack the process

[13:07] 2.) The 80/20 rule - No processing allowed

[15:30] Nutrition is much like fashion right now, what’s in vogue at the time

[17:58] 3.) Don’t judge food, no food is bad

[19:39] One single stretch to make you feel better after sitting for a long time

[21:21] 30-second hold stretches, start in the morning and then repeat over the course of the day

[26:10] Consistency is the key to any program

[27:44] It takes 3-6 weeks to make or break a habit

[28:23] How to find out more about sustainable information for better health

 

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Dr. Steve Young

Hartman Media

Body Solutions

ALCAT Labs

The PH Miracle

Tabata app

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