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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Sep 7, 2016

Jason talks with Jeffrey Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology in Iowa.  As an international bestselling author and independent filmmaker Jeffrey M. Smith is the leading spokesperson on the health dangers of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs).  His meticulously researched books and films document how the world’s most powerful Ag biotech companies bluff and mislead safety officials and critics to put the health of society at risk.

His first book Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating, became the world’s best-selling and # 1 rated book on GMOs. His second book, Genetic Roulette: The Documented Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods, is the authoritative work on GMO health dangers. It includes 65 health dangers, linking GMOs in our food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, and damage to virtually every internal organ studied in lab animals. The book expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why GM foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority. Former UK environment minister says the revelations in Genetic Roulette may “change the global course of events this century.”

Mr. Smith has counseled world leaders from every continent, campaigned to end the use of genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (rbGH or rbST), and influenced the first state laws in the United States regulating GMOs. A riveting keynote speaker and popular guest on TV shows worldwide, he has lectured in 30 countries and has been quoted by government leaders and hundreds of media outlets including, The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC World Service, Huffington Post, Nature, The Independent, Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, The Times (London), Associated Press, Reuters News Service, LA Times, Time Magazine and Genetic Engineering News.

Former US National Institutes of Health scientist Candace Pert describes Jeffrey as “the leading world expert in the understanding and communication of the health issues surrounding genetically modified foods.”

Mr. Smith has united leaders to support The Campaign for Healthier Eating in America, a revolutionary industry and consumer movement to remove GMOs from the US food supply. He is the executive director of the Institute for Responsible Technology, producer of the films Hidden Dangers in Kids’ Meals and Your Milk on Drugs—Just Say No!, writes an internationally syndicated column, Spilling the Beans, has a regular blog on the popular Huffington Post, and is followed on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Mr. Smith lives with his wife in Iowa, surrounded by genetically modified soybeans and corn.

The Institute also informs policy makers and the public around the world about the risks and impacts of GMOs on health, environment,  agriculture, the global economy, and the problems associated with current research, regulation, corporate practices, and reporting.

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Sep 1, 2016

Through his medical practice, as well as his New York Times best-selling books and PBS specials, Dr. Fuhrman has helped thousands of people lose weight permanently and reverse chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune diseases and chronic pain syndromes, including migraines, using a nutrient-dense, plant-rich eating style that he calls the Nutritarian diet. Dr. Fuhrman is the President of the Nutritional Research Foundation, and is a frequent guest on The Dr. Oz Show, for which he serves on the medical advisory board.

An internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, Dr. Fuhrman is also a health and fitness enthusiast, whose athletic background gives him a keen insight into the importance of diet and physical exercise. Before graduating from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Fuhrman was a world-class figure skater who placed third in the 1976 World Professional Pairs Skating Championship.

Key Takeaways:

[3:15] Dr Fuhrman's history in figure skating, and why he left for medicine after he got injured

[7:50] What two things you could do today to change your life for the better

[10:15] Why using medication isn't always the best solution and how you can protect yourself from heart disease without medication

[13:27] Nutrition vs medication, how much each can actually lower your risk of heart disease

[15:30] Why it's important to start young, and if it's too late for you now if you didn't

[18:00] If there's a model diet for kids that's different from adults

[19:55] Why focusing on what you ARE eating makes you not want what you CAN'T eat

[23:10] If there's a need for any animal products

[28:15] Whether we should still be worried about cholesterol

Websites Mentioned:

Aug 24, 2016

Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A., was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th United States Surgeon General in July, 2009 and served a four-year term. Dr. Benjamin also oversaw the operational command of 6,700 uniformed public health officers who serve in locations around the world to promote, and protect the health of the American People. Dr. Benjamin served simultaneously as Surgeon General and as the first chair of the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council (National Prevention Council) ─ 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation’s health – The National Prevention Strategy.

Before becoming “America’s Doctor,” she served her patients at the rural health clinic she founded in tiny, Bayou La Batre, Alabama, keeping the clinic in operation despite damage and destruction inflicted by Hurricanes Georges (1998) and Katrina (2005) and a devastating fire (2006).

She has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana, an M.D. degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.B.A. from Tulane University. She attended Morehouse School of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency in Macon, Georgia.  Dr. Benjamin is the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.

She is former associate dean for Rural Health at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile and past chair of the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States. In 1995, she was the first physician under age 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. She served as president of the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation and chair of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. In 2002, she became the first African-American female president of a state medical society in the United States when she assumed leadership of the Medical Association State of Alabama.

Key Takeaways:

[1:06] The purpose of the FDA and the importance of adult vaccinations

[3:30] The startlingly low rates of vaccinations among adults

[5:55] Dr Benjamin addresses the vaccination debate and why we need to build up trust as a society

[7:53] What Dr Benjamin is proudest of from her term as the 18th US Surgeon General

[10:12] The obesity epidemic in America and what can be done

Websites Mentioned:

Aug 17, 2016

Sanjiv Chopra, MD, is professor of medicine and former faculty dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School. He’s also the James Tullis Firm Chief, Department of Medicine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For 12 years he led the most robust academic Continuing Medical Education enterprise in the world, reaching out to 80,000 clinicians in 150 countries each year. Dr. Chopra is also editor-in-chief of the hepatology section of UpToDate, an online resource used by more than 600,000 physicians worldwide for clinical decision-making at point of care.

Dr. Chopra was designated a Master of the American College of Physicians in 2009, and has earned a number of awards, including the American Gastroenterological Association’s Distinguished Educator Award. In 2012, he was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor for “Exemplifying outstanding qualities in both one’s personal and professional lives while continuing to preserve the richness of one’s particular heritage.”

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] The impact Sanjiv's father, a doctor himself, had on his life and career

[6:45] The differences in how students are taught in med school now versus when he was a student

[9:20] Whether med students now are more willing to consider holistic approaches to medicine

[10:24] A couple of thoughts and myths the general public has about medicine (and why your general physician might now know everything)

[12:36] The vaccines cause autism myth

[14:26] The importance of Vitamin D

[19:30] The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended dosage of Vitamin D for children

[20:30] The revolution being created by the microbiome

[24:50] The microbiome differences created by birthing method and how c-section babies can get the benefit of naturally born children

[27:45] What happy people have in common

[31:10] 5 things people say on their deathbed (and it's not "I wish I had more money")

Resources Mentioned:
John Izzo - The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die

Aug 10, 2016

Dr. Michael Mosley did a first degree at Oxford University before training to be a doctor at the Royal Free Hospital in London.

After qualifying he joined the BBC, where he has been a science journalist, executive producer and more recently a television presenter. He has written and presented series on BBC One, Two, Three and Four as well as BBC Radio 4. He has won numerous television awards including an RTS (Royal Television Society), an EMMY and being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association. He is also author of the best selling, “Fast Diet” and, now, "Fast Exercise".

Key Takeaways:

[1:10] How interval training impacts your metabolism

[2:45] Why interval training has evolutionary benefits

[5:05] How the science behind interval training works, but we're not 100% sure why, and the proper way to do it

[7:40] Heart rate ranges that you're looking for while interval training

[10:56] Dr Mosley's experience infecting himself with a tapeworm

[12:45] Why parasites fascinate Dr Mosley

[13:35] The premise of The Fast Diet

[15:50] What ratio you should be attempting in interval training between hard exercise and rest

[18:40] How long Fast Exercise will take and whether you even need to go to the gym

Websites Mentioned:

Aug 4, 2016

International ministry leader and award-winning author Bruce Wilkinson founded TEN as the culmination of four decades of proven global ministry and training ‘best practices’. He has given keynote addresses at major national and international events with stadium audiences of 80,000 or more. Bruce’s breakout book, The Prayer of Jabez, was the fastest-selling book in history with worldwide sales exceeding 20 million. He has written more than 60 books that have been translated into 30 languages, including several books that reached the number one spot on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.

He built the largest religious seminar organization in the world, Walk Thru the Bible. He's trained 100,000 professional teachers in Teaching for Life Change, and launched and led the global initiative WorldTeach which recruited and trained more than 30,000 indigenous leaders in 83 nations to conduct life skills courses. He also chaired CoMission, a movement in which 87 national organizations joined together to train Russian teachers on ethics and teaching methodologies.

Bruce founded TEN because he believes that “nothing is more strategic to fulfilling the Great Commission than the training of millions of pastors and church leaders who cannot access or afford traditional academic institutions.”

Key Takeaways:

[2:37] If there are instances where we shouldn't forgive

[5:14] If forgiveness even needs to involve the person being forgiven

[6:50] How hard it is to forgive yourself

[10:11] The process of forgiving yourself

[11:43] The one question that will tell you if you're experiencing unforgiveness

[14:49] Where forgiveness occurs

[19:01] The history of Teach Every Nation

Websites Mentioned:

Jul 28, 2016

Grindhouse Wetware is an open source biotechnology startup company based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Grindhouse applies the biohacker ethic to create technology that augments human capabilities. The company is most well known for their Circadia device, a wireless biometric sensor that was implanted into co-founder Tim Cannon in October 2013. Grindhouse was nominated for a corporate award in the Health & Medicine category of the 2014 World Technology Awards summit in New York City. Grindhouse has been featured in television shows such as Taboo on National Geographic Channel, Joe Rogan Questions Everything on Syfy, "The Big Picture with Kal Penn", as well as podcasts including Future Grind and Roderick Russell's Remarkably Human.

In November 2015, Grindhouse members Tim Cannon, Shawn Sarver, Justin Worst, Jessica Waldrip, Michael Seeler, and Marlo Webber had prototypes of Grindhouse’s Northstar device implanted into during simultaneous procedures occurring at the “Cyborg Fair” in Dusseldorf, Germany and at a studio in Pittsburgh.

Key Takeaways:

[1:20] What is wetware?

[4:00] How wetware can be used by the average person and why you'd voluntarily use it

[7:20] Why wetware is superior to things like the Apple Watch and their LED implant

[11:05] Where Grindhouse gets their inspiration for new wetware

[12:55] Why wetware is still currently socially taboo and what might make it go away

[15:50] The goal of being 100% non-biological

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Jul 1, 2016

G. Edward Griffin is a writer and documentary film producer with many successful titles to his credit. Listed in Who’s Who in America, he is well known because of his talent for researching difficult topics and presenting them in clear terms that all can understand. He has dealt with such diverse subjects as archaeology and ancient Earth history, the Federal Reserve System and international banking, terrorism, internal subversion, the history of taxation, U.S. foreign policy, the science and politics of cancer therapy, the Supreme Court, and the United Nations.

His better-known works include The Creature from Jekyll Island, World without Cancer, The Discovery of Noah’s Ark, Moles in High Places, The Open Gates of Troy, No Place to Hide, The Capitalist Conspiracy, More Deadly than War, The Grand Design, The Great Prison Break, and The Fearful Master.

G. Edward Griffin is a recipient of the Telly Award for excellence in television production, the creator of the Reality Zone Audio Archives, and President of American Media, a publishing and video production company in Southern California. He has served on the board of directors of The National Health Federation and The International Association of Cancer Victors and Friends and is Founder and President of The Cancer Cure Foundation. He is the founder of The Coalition for Visible Ballots, a grassroots organization for the elimination of vote fraud made possible by electronic vote-counting systems. He is publisher of Unfiltered News, a weekly analysis of world events, and is Founder and President of Freedom Force International.

Key Takeaways:

[1:40] How Ed got interested in writing about the topic of cancer

[5:23] The treatment Ed's doctor friend was using that was disrupting the medical status quo

[7:22] Whether this is a preventative solution or a treatment plan

[9:04] The 4 components of amygdalin (one of them will throw a scare into you)

[12:20] How amygadlin can take out cancer cells when ingested

[14:20] Why this solution isn't being gobbled up by the big pharmaceutical companies

[18:18] Whether this is an all or nothing thing or if you can do this concurrently with "standard" cancer treatments

[20:44] Why apricot seeds technically could release toxic components, but unless you go crazy eating a ton of them, you're safe

[23:32] Why Ed thinks what he's learned is so important and how we can make cancer an oddity

[25:33] Stories of places without cancer

Website Mentioned:

Jun 23, 2016

Stephen Heuer is the founder of Cocoon Nutrition. In 1990 he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree as a Nutripath, which was a Nutritional Correspondence course, much like the Naturopathic Doctor correspondence courses, just a slightly different name. He has done Live Cell Therapy, Ozone Therapy, Psychic Surgery, Visited John of God In Brazil, and Magnetic Therapy in England and many other therapies. Over these 20 years in practice his clients have improved or recovered from many conditions including; chronic fatigue, cancer, psoriasis, chronic constipation, kidney failure, adrenal fatigue, Liver problems, gallstones, depression, reproductive health, dysbiosis of the intestines, acne, skin conditions, sleeping problems, arthritis, osteoporosis, herniated or thinned discs, reproductive deficiency, menstrual cramps, memory and focus problems, mercury poisoning, autism, hyper and hypo Thyroid, gray hair, vision improvement and much more. Stephen has been in full time private practice for 20 years.

Key Takeaways:

[3:26] The history of Stephen's battle with chronic illness

[5:08] How a trip to the dentist, and dentists nationwide saving money on fillings, changed Stephen's life (and not for the better)

[8:33] What kind of guidance Stephen was able to get in the early years

[10:25] How Stephen detoxed from his mercury poisoning in the 90s

[13:30] The whey protein powder that helped Stephen start turning his health around

[16:42] Why fueling your body with protein is a better route than taking supplements that stimulate production of glutathione

[19:31] What growth factors are and why they're important

[23:00] Why oils we're eating now are actually harming our body

[25:38] Why ground flax seed isn't giving you what you need

Websites Mentioned:

May 27, 2016

Debbie Kaminski, RN is the Infusion Manager/Health Coach at Revive MD Medical Group and Board member at The Wellness Kitchen.

Debbie and Jason discuss the life altering services that are being offered in medicine today and whether they're safe, effective, and affordable. With the therapies available, we can do everything from help people regrow hair to helping people with immune deficiencies absorb nutrients and fight their disease better.

Key Takeaways:

[2:20] A new ingredient that Revive MD is introducing into their procedures to make them more potent

[4:49] How long some of these treatments take to work

[6:09] How new the breakthrough is

[7:55] Mainstream medicine's view on what Revive MD is doing

[9:55] The perks of IV nutrition

[12:30] Why introducing things like testosterone that your body makes naturally is a good idea some of the time

[15:18] Some of the price structures for their services

[18:24] The importance of knowing what your regular doctor will now and why you need to be on top of your own health

Websites Mentioned:

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

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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:

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:

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:

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 & 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:
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:

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:


"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

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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

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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

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[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:


<a href="">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



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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



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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



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