Why We Grow Old And How To Age Well

In Western culture, we’ve gained a negative view of aging. But in other cultures around the world, aging is celebrated and embraced. That’s because we define difficult symptoms like aches and pains, cognitive decline, and so many others as “aging” when they’re actually signs of dis-ease that can be prevented and often even reversed. Fortunately, there is much we can do to change the trajectory of aging starting at a young age, or at any age.

In today’s episode, I talk with Dr. David Sinclair, Dr. Frank Lipman, and Dan Buettner about all the ways to age better, from supplements to support mitochondria, to increasing muscle, to cultivating community, and more.

Dr. David Sinclair is a professor in the Department of Genetics and codirector of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at Harvard Medical School, where he and his colleagues study longevity, aging, and how to slow its effects. Dr. Frank Lipman is recognized as a vocal pioneer of integrative and Functional Medicine (or what he calls “Good Medicine”).

Dr. Lipman is the founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center and the Chief Medical Officer at The Well. He is a sought-after international speaker and the bestselling author of six books: How to Be Well, The New Health Rules, Young & Slim for Life, Revive, Total Renewal, and his newest book, The New Rules of Aging Well: A Simple Program for Immune Resilience, Strength, and Vitality.⁣

Dan Buettner is an explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer, and New York Times bestselling author. He discovered the five places in the world—dubbed Blue Zones—where people live the longest, healthiest lives.

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