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The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a weekly series of extended, one-to-one interviews, about human longevity. Hosted by Peter Bowes, leading scientists share their latest research into living a long and healthy life. We delve into the clinical trials and challenge new ideas. We also feature some remarkable people who have already mastered the art of aging. Hear about their insights into growing old, without feeling old, and the secrets of their longevity.

The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a weekly series of extended, one-to-one interviews, about human longevity. Hosted by Peter Bowes, leading scientists share their latest research into living a long and healthy life. We delve into the clinical trials and challenge new ideas. We also feature some remarkable people who have already mastered the art of aging. Hear about their insights into growing old, without feeling old, and the secrets of their longevity.

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United States

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The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a weekly series of extended, one-to-one interviews, about human longevity. Hosted by Peter Bowes, leading scientists share their latest research into living a long and healthy life. We delve into the clinical trials and challenge new ideas. We also feature some remarkable people who have already mastered the art of aging. Hear about their insights into growing old, without feeling old, and the secrets of their longevity.

Language:

English


Episodes

Cliff Bleustein: Walk fast, live longer

3/2/2021
If you're a fast walker, you're likely to live longer. The correlation between walking speed and lifespan has been widely studied and is a good indicator of our general physical condition and the number of years that we are able to enjoy optimum health. "It is a wonderful predictor," says, Dr. Cliff Bleustein, Global President and CEO of AposHealth, a home based exercise program aimed at helping patients with their mobility. In this episode we delve into the importance of a healthy gait,...

Duration:00:30:26

Erin Sharoni: Optimizing diet and healthspan

2/23/2021
Nutritional supplementation is one of the most frequently raised topics in relation to longevity and healthy living. But do we really need additional components in our diet, such as pterostilbene , sulforaphane and resveratrol? Scientifically validated studies suggest some dietary supplements are beneficial to our health, but how do we decide which ones to take? There are myriad considerations. To explore the subject, the LLAMA podcast is teaming up with JUVICELL, a nutraceutical product...

Duration:00:44:37

Julie Andersen: Could improved gut health help prevent Alzheimer's?

2/15/2021
Cognitive decline is an all-too-familiar hallmark of age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. While there is much research that focuses exclusively on functional changes in the brain, the so-called gut-brain axis - a connection between the digestive system and the central nervous system - also appears to play a pivotal role. It raises the question: Could nutritional interventions, to nurture the health of the gut microbiome, also help prevent or reverse age-related...

Duration:00:48:24

Alison Weinlaeder: Melding mind and muscle

2/4/2021
When the pandemic struck, instead of hunkering down, with her life on hold, Alison Weinlaeder moved into top gear with her brain-child, a new online business melding physical and mental workouts. The speech-language pathologist, from Saint Paul, Minnesota, wanted to help people improve their cognitive abilities, at the same time as nurturing their cardiovascular fitness. Cardiomelon is a fitness program that puts the essential components of daily health at its core. In this LLAMA podcast...

Duration:00:33:08

Leslie Kenny: Biohacking and spermidine for life-enhancement

1/27/2021
After a diagnosis of lupus, in her 30s, Leslie Kenny was told she had a life expectancy of five years. The prognosis focussed the Berkeley and Harvard grad's mind like never before. Long before biohacking was a thing, Leslie set about changing her lifestyle, embracing safe, natural solutions, in a fight for her life. Now 56, she is aging well, healthy and a fully signed up biohacker. She is the founder of Oxford Healthspan, a UK-based company, working with leading scientists to identify safe...

Duration:00:40:56

Cathy Richards: Fit or frail at eighty-five?

1/18/2021
It is often said that it is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle - never too late to incorporate more exercise into our daily routine or focus on a healthier diet, to reap the rewards as we age. In reality, a message that it is never too early to focus on our wellbeing and longevity, is equally important. Perhaps more so. Cathy Richards is an exercise physiologist and founder of Inspiring Vitality, an online coaching program focussing on the needs of people over 40. In this LLAMA...

Duration:00:35:55

Chip Conley: Wisdom, curiosity and the modern elder

1/8/2021
As we push the boundaries of human longevity and our expectations for lifespan, mid-life is going to be different. Our healthy, vibrant decades are being extended. The goal of enjoying more fulfilling years, free of diseases and physical decline is becoming a reality. The trajectory of our lives is changing. Chip Conley is a veteran executive in the hospitality industry, formerly Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy with Airbnb and a prolific writer. He's also the founder of the Modern...

Duration:00:39:14

Nichola Conlon: Stimulating the body to repair itself

12/30/2020
The body's unique ability to repair itself, with a little outside help, is the focus of a growing sphere of longevity science. One area of research concerns a molecule, known as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), which plays a key role in many biological processes. NAD+ declines as we age, but research has shown that, through supplementation, youthful levels can be restored, helping us to age better. In this episode, Dr Nichola Conlon, a molecular biologist and co-founder of Nuchido...

Duration:00:39:51

Cheryl Ladd: Charlie's Angels star acting her age with optimism

12/15/2020
Optimism, during this tumultuous year, has been in short supply. But as 2021 beckons, there is a real sense of hope that happier, healthier times are ahead. Cheryl Ladd, best known for her role in the 1970s detective series, Charlie's Angels, is also emerging from a rollercoaster of a year. As well as dealing with the emotional challenges presented by Covid-19, for the first time in her life, the actress says she started to feel old. But it was the challenge of failing eyesight that...

Duration:00:24:45

David Katz: Robust health beyond the pandemic

12/9/2020
If the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of anything, it is that there is nothing more important than our health and wellbeing. Now that the vaccine is a reality for people in the UK - and the rest of the world soon - there is real hope that the disease will be brought under control during the first part of next year. "People in robust good health are massively less vulnerable to bad outcomes during the pandemic and more vital in general," says Dr. David Katz, a physician and co-author...

Duration:01:06:57

Nir Barzilai: Is aging, as we know it, over?

11/30/2020
The concept of healthspan - the number of years that we enjoy optimum health - has come a long way, in recent years. In fact, Dr. Nir Barzilai, founding director of the Institute for Aging Research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, believes we are "ushering in a future where the norm will be for people to be healthy, active and mentally sharp, during the last quarter of their lives." In his new book, Age Later: Healthspan, Life Span, and the New Science of Longevity, he argues that...

Duration:00:41:14

Lee Gutkind: Living life eight thousand days at a time

11/12/2020
Lee Gutkind has spent much of his life denying his age. The Pittsburgh-based writer and teacher, renowned for his skills as an immersion journalist, has long been fascinated by the aging process and the insecurities that come with growing old. Now, aged seventy-seven, he has overcome his anxieties and age-related tensions. It followed a dark period of time, marked by the loss of loved ones and loneliness, when Lee decided to use his journalistic skills to perform a deep dive on himself. The...

Duration:00:35:04

Giovanni Dienstmann: Meditation during difficult times

11/5/2020
Matters of the mind may be more important to us now, than ever before. The number of new coronavirus cases is continuing to rise in many countries. The United States - as well as dealing with political uncertainty - is reporting over 100,000 infections every day and England has just gone back into lockdown. There are encouraging exceptions, like Australia, which, earlier this week, recorded its first day without local cases in almost five months. But our lives have been upended like never...

Duration:00:50:12

Heidi Herman: On With The Butter

10/28/2020
They say, 'you’re never too old.' Never too old to do something for the first time, take on a new challenge, push yourself to your physical and mental limits, or step out of your comfort zone. You only live once. But how many of us would embrace such an adventurous attitude, in our nineties. in this episode we meet the writer, Heidi Herman, who was inspired by her mother, to “spread more living onto everyday life.” At the age of 93, Íeda Jónasdóttir Herman set out to find ninety-three things...

Duration:00:38:31

Blair Baldwin: Getting old and running out of money

10/20/2020
What if we run out of money, as we get older? If we live a very long, healthy and active life, will we be able to afford the kind of lifestyle that we aspire to, as a nonagenarian or centenarian? The so-called longevity risk poses a dilemma for many people. The goal is to enjoy a vibrant healthspan but it could prove to be expensive. In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast we discuss the financial side of living a very long life. We also meet LLAMA’s new sponsor, AgeUp, a...

Duration:00:33:07

Stuart Phillips: Boosting physical strength as we age

10/5/2020
A key pillar of human longevity is our ability to remain physically strong and active as we age. Frailty is an all-too-familiar downside of growing old. But there is much we can do to slow down and even reverse the process that leads to the weakening of our limbs. In this episode of the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast, we delve into the latest clinical discoveries that could help us stay strong and vital for much longer. Prof. Stuart Phillips, director of the Physical Activity...

Duration:00:50:06

Stephanie Blum: Embracing and marketing the science of wellbeing

9/21/2020
The science and marketing sectors don’t often intersect. But when clinically validated advancements emerge from the laboratory, this unlikely alliance comes into play. In this LLAMA podcast episode we explore how cutting edge research can be applied to our everyday health and longevity. Dr. Stephanie Blum, Head of Translational Science at Nestle Health Science, is responsible for transforming scientific discoveries to innovative product. In partnership with the Swiss life science company,...

Duration:00:44:01

Sue Armstrong: Unraveling the mysteries of borrowed time

9/13/2020
The science of aging is rapidly evolving. Many of us are more aware of our capacity to live a long healthy life, than ever before. But the quest to understand human longevity - and perhaps figure out how we can slow down the process - is still a huge work-in-progress. Why do we age? Is it due to wear and tear on our bodies, is it all predetermined by our genes - or is there an invisible killer all around us, such as toxins in the environment, that is slowly eating away at our lifespan? These...

Duration:00:49:49

Johan Auwerx: Enjoying youthful vitality as we age

8/24/2020
Eventually, we will all face the challenges that come with old age. We will have less strength and energy than we once had. But what if it were possible to rekindle the drive and physical endurance of youth as we grow older? Prof. Johan Auwerx directs the Laboratory for Integrated and Systems Physiology at École Polytechnique Fédérale (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he studies the mechanisms that control how metabolisms are controlled and the factors that make them more or less...

Duration:00:48:41

Navindra Seeram: The rejuvenating power of plants

7/27/2020
"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." The quote, attributed to the Greek physician, Hippocrates, encapsulates the importance of nutrition and the extraordinary ability of certain foods to enhance our wellbeing. In this episode of the LLAMA podcast, we explore the rich array of benefits to be gained from plant foods and natural products and discover why foods rich in compounds known as phytochemicals are hugely beneficial in preventing some chronic conditions. Dr. Navindra...

Duration:00:47:17