Age Less / Live More

The Future of the Quantified Self Movement
with Dr. Michael Snyder
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What if a $50 smart watch could give you early warning signs for illness, infection, and even disease? Prevention costs less and is more effective than just about any cure, but most of us don’t even manage to get an annual checkup at the doctor. This needs to change. On this week’s podcast, you’ll meet a leading researcher in the quantified self movement actively working to democratize data and personal health.

Listen & learn:

  • Genomics, proteomics, and omnics
  • What you can learn from elevated heart rate
  • The future of wearables
  • Big data for health - will it happen?

Links & Resources:

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Snyder received his Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology and carried out postdoctoral training at Stanford University. He is a leader in the field of functional genomics and proteomics,
and one of the major participants of the ENCODE project. He’s the author of the book: Genomics and Personalized Medicine: What Everyone Needs to Know.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Melatonin

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How to Control Your Fear
with Dr. Amy Silver
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Humans are hard-wired to fear anything that puts us in harm’s way. But what do you do when fear keeps you from taking the necessary risks toward achieving your goals?

Worried you might choose the wrong major in college? You probably will. Worried you’ll choose the wrong partner and get your heart broken? That will almost certainly happen. What if you start a new exercise routine and get an injury? Yup, that will likely happen too.

On this week’s podcast, psychologist, Amy Silver, will help you learn how to navigate the complexities of fear.   

Listen & Learn

  • How social anxiety has heighted since the pandemic
  • How to determine if fear is adaptive or debilitating
  • Nature vs. nurture - where does fear come from?  

Resources & Links:
Dr. Amy Silver’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST
Amy is a Clinical Psychologist and has published in dozens of journals and magazines. She is the author of Conversations Create Growth, Brace for Impact, and her newest book, The Loudest Guest: How to control your fear.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Raw Eggs

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Direct download: LRS_473_-_How_to_Control_Your_Fear_with_Dr._Amy_Silver.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 6:13pm CEST

An Introduction to Mindfulness
Dr. Shauna Shapiro
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Where were you when you learned that U.S. president #45 was elected? Do you remember the day when Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crashed?

How about your birthday three years ago - do you remember that one? What about your significant other’s birthday last year?

We often get caught up in the lives and events of other people more than our own, and while it’s easy to blame smartphones, this tendency for distraction predates the internet. Humans are distracted by nature which is why mindful focus is so highly-revered and sought after. On this week’s podcast, psychologist, Shauna Shapiro, will help you get started with practice. 

Listen & Learn

  • Why intention, attention, and attitude define a mindful state
  • How most people are distracted 47% of the time 
  • How to be non-judgmentally present 
  • The importance of self-compassion 

Links & Resources:
Dr. Shapiro’s Website

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Shauna Shapiro is an author, clinical psychologist and an expert in mindfulness. She is a professor at Santa Clara University and has published over 150 papers and three books on mindfulness. She has a TEDx Talk called, The Power of Mindfulness.
Her newest book is called, Good Morning I Love You.

 Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • What time to Exercise

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Direct download: LRS_472_-_An_Introduction_to_Mindfulness_with_Dr._Shauna_Shapiro.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 3:38pm CEST

Brain Health Matters
Dr. Dale Bredesen 
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The FDA approved a new Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm, and it’s estimated to cost medicare $57 billion per year. In the wake of the approval, three FDA advisory panel members resigned and medical professionals, patients, and taxpayers are understably worried.

That’s a boatload of cash. Does it even work?

My guest on this week’s podcast believes that the approval occurred simply because neurodegenerative diseases are such a huge issue with so few effective treatments. Perhaps the review board felt they needed to green light something? 


In case you didn’t know, neurodegenerative diseases are the third leading cause of death worldwide, but unless it’s a Hollywood actor or professional athlete that is ill, almost no one talks about brain health.  

Listen & Learn:  

  • Why amyloid plaque is not all bad, and can even be neuroprotective 
  • Why mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is not mild at all 
  • How the “slow reaper” of neurodegenerative diseases makes them easy to overlook  
  • Insulin sensitivity, mild ketosis, fiber and fat for brain health 

Links & Resources

ABOUT OUR GUEST

Dr. Bredesen is an expert in neurodegenerative diseases. He held faculty positions at UCSF, UCLA and the University of California, San Diego. He directed the Program on Aging at the Burnham Institute. He was the founding president/CEO of the Buck Institute. He’s the best-selling author of The End of Alzheimer's.


Nutritional Tip of the Week:

  • Pesticides

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Direct download: LRS_471_-_Brain_Health_Matters_with_Dr._Dale_Bredesen.mp3
Category:Health -- posted at: 10:46am CEST

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