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Want to learn about what’s happening in the fields of aging and longevity, and things you can do now that might (possibly) dramatically extend your lifespan?
In this class, you’ll learn about what leading researchers including Harvard University’s Dr. David Sinclair, Dr. Rhonda Patrick, Dr. Valter Longo, Dr. Aubrey De Grey, and others have been saying about longevity and life extension
We’ll look at their ideas and recommendations (some down-to-earth, some surprising) for living longer in a state of good health.
Topics covered include:
- What is aging, anyway? Why does it happen? And what, if anything, can we do about it?
- How long can people live? Can we live to be 100? 150? 200? What’s the upper limit? And why are some researchers now saying there may not be a built-in limit at all?
- Can we get older without “aging”? If we do find ways to increase our lifespan, can we also increase our “health span”? Can we both live longer and add more healthy, productive years to our lives?
- Can our minds be protected? As we age, we tend to experience problems such as memory loss, senility and dementia. Can these be prevented? Are there supplements or lifestyle changes that might make a difference? Which ones? In what doses? Who recommends taking them, and why?
- Can fasting make a difference? There’s been a lot of buzz in the past few years about intermittent fasting — and also about prolonged fasting. Some claim that it could dramatically extend the lifespan. Is this true? What do animal studies tell us? What are the dangers, and if we want to try fasting, how can we do it safely?
- Can we de-age our mitochondria? We all know about mitochondria, and their importance to longevity. (“Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell.”) But mitochondria wear out and get old too as the years go by. Are there ways to repair them, or replace them with undamaged ones? What are they? Do they really work?
- Diets and longevity. Are low carb diets beneficial for longevity? Or are high carbs better? Should we be eating more vegetables, or are animal foods important to longevity? We’ll explore these questions from a number of different perspectives.
- “What about supplements?” Can vitamins, minerals, and other supplements slow the aging process? If they do work, which ones? And in what doses? What are anti-aging researchers saying in answer to these questions?
- NAD+, Telomeres, stem cell rejuvenation, and more. We’ll take a look at the current thinking about aging by people on the frontiers of the research, and why many ideas (and limitations) that were accepted only a few years ago, have recently been replaced by some exciting new possibilities.