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LLAMA, an acronym for Live Long and Master Aging, is a podcast that explores the science and stories behind human longevity. Peter Bowes hosts a series of one-to-one interviews with world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the art of aging. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness and family.

LLAMA, an acronym for Live Long and Master Aging, is a podcast that explores the science and stories behind human longevity. Peter Bowes hosts a series of one-to-one interviews with world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the art of aging. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness and family.
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LLAMA, an acronym for Live Long and Master Aging, is a podcast that explores the science and stories behind human longevity. Peter Bowes hosts a series of one-to-one interviews with world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the art of aging. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness and family.

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Episodes

Derek Herrera - living beyond the battlefield and building medical devices

11/12/2018
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When Captain Derek Herrera was shot by a sniper in Afghanistan his life was forever changed. Paralysed from the chest down, he left the military to embark on a new career in medical technology. He devoured the scientific literature to try to find solutions to the chronic disabilities he faced. One problem, neurogenic bladder dysfunction - an inability to control the bladder - mirrored the difficulties faced by millions of people with spinal injuries and other conditions such as Alzheimer’s...

Duration:00:31:54

Paul Irving - Aging in extraordinary times

11/5/2018
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Advancements in science and technology make it easier and more fulfilling to grow old. But Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, says if we are to realize the “longevity dividend,” society must play a bigger role in promoting healthy and purposeful aging. Paul is also the chairman of Encore.org and distinguished scholar in residence at the USC Davis School of Gerontology. He says while medical breakthroughs make it possible to extend lifespans, older...

Duration:00:23:33

Paolo Narciso - growing old without money worries and poverty

10/29/2018
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Money worries in old age are an everyday concern for a huge number of senior citizens around the world. In the United States, one in seven live in poverty. It is an unacceptable number and Dr. Paulo Narciso, Vice President of Impact Areas for the AARP Foundation, is determined to reduce it. He and his colleagues are using financial technology to help vulnerable older adults save for unexpected expenses, and Voice Enabled AI to detect social isolation and improve social connectedness. Dr....

Duration:00:28:31

Maureen Feldman - making new friends as we get older

10/22/2018
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Maureen Feldman runs the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s (MPTF) Social Isolation Impact Project. The program brings together volunteers and entertainment veterans who are in need of some company. It may come as a surprise, but even in Hollywood, loneliness is at chronic levels amongst older adults. The project is working to unite isolated senior citizens with younger, like-minded professionals through its Daily Call Sheet. The service helps older film industry members make new friends. In...

Duration:00:21:12

Scott Kaiser - aging with dignity and purpose

10/15/2018
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Dr. Scott Kaiser is a practicing geriatrician at the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF), a charitable organization that provides services, support, and assistance to the Hollywood community. As the MPTF’s Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. Kaiser is committed to creating communities that support peoples' ability to live and age well, with dignity and purpose. A passionate advocate for the growing population of older adults, Dr. Kaiser bemoans what he calls “rampant agism within the medical...

Duration:00:27:30

Sean Vassilaros - providing answers for every biological question

10/11/2018
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Sean Vassilaros is the Chief Operating Officer with THREAD, a virtual research platform that helps researchers gather data for clinical research. The company has developed the concept of a virtual visit. It enables researchers to connect with patients and volunteers via a video chat instead of requiring them to attend on-site clinic visits. The idea is that it saves time and money over conventional ways to carry out research, but still produces reliable and secure data. In this LLAMA podcast...

Duration:00:23:58

Amy Morin - mental strength to master aging

10/3/2018
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Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. She has a unique perspective on the struggles and life-stopping events that can derail even those of us who are committed to living the best life possible. Her mother passed away from a brain aneurysm when Amy was 23. Three years on her 26-year-old husband died of a heart attack and a few years later, her father-in-law lost his battle with cancer. It was a personal journey that saw Amy write a letter...

Duration:00:29:03

Satchin Panda - embracing the circadian rhythm for better health

9/24/2018
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Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Panda is also the author of a new book, The Circadian Code, in which he explains his theory that our overall health and longevity is affected more by when we eat than what we eat. Timing, he says, is everything. Limiting the number of hours during which we consume our meals is pivotal to nurturing the body clock and could help...

Duration:01:13:56

Molly Maloof - continuous glucose monitoring to optimize health span

9/18/2018
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Molly Maloof is a medical doctor based in San Francisco, where she serves as the Head of Medical Science for Sano Intelligence, a company developing a real-time continuous glucose monitoring patch. Dr. Maloof is a strong proponent of using biomarkers, particularly glucose levels, which she describes as the “ultimate lifestyle biomarker,” as a tool to improve a person's health and nurture their longevity. By analyzing specific biomarkers, which also include vitamin D levels, sex hormone...

Duration:01:02:46

Carol Rosenstein - mending minds through the power of music

9/3/2018
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Carol Rosenstein is the cofounder of Music Mends Minds. Launched in Los Angeles, with her husband Irwin, the nonprofit organization creates musical groups for people with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and similar disorders.. Music is a universal language that bridges cultures, defies barriers and brings joy to our lives. However, for those with neurological conditions, music can do much more than elevate a person's mood. Some group members have demonstrated a level of coordination and...

Duration:00:33:39

Kerry Burnight - embracing mobile technology to combat loneliness among older adults

8/20/2018
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Dr. Kerry Burnight is the Chief Gerontologist at GrandPad, a company that designs simple and easy to use electronic tablets for people 75 and older. New technology presents a wealth of opportunities for connecting with others. Family members across the world can video chat from mobile phones at a moment's notice, and long-lost friends from elementary school can easily reconnect. But Dr. Burnight believes that for all mobile devices have added to the world, new technology is isolating...

Duration:00:50:34

Tracy McCubbin - living clutter-free for happier, healthier aging

8/13/2018
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Tracy McCubbin helps others declutter for a living. As we get older, many people find it hard to let go of stuff they've accumulated over the decades. But letting go is often a transformational experience. Tracy, through her Los Angeles-based company, dClutterfly, helps retirees prioritize essential items for the next phase in their lives, and advises the elderly on parting ways with items that simply no longer add value to their days. In her upcoming book, The Clutter Code, Tracy describes...

Duration:00:32:19

Suzi Grant - Fashion, fasting and fun for positive aging

7/30/2018
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Suzi Grant personifies the art of growing old with purpose and a huge sense of fun. At 68 she is an Instagram star, a successful blogger and poster girl for healthy aging. A formerly hard-drinking, chain-smoking radio and TV journalist, Suzi traded her unhealthy habits for an alternative way of living as a nutritionist and writer. Based in Brighton in the UK, she blogs at Alternative Ageing and is the author of several books. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, she...

Duration:00:47:33

Joe De Sena - changing and enhancing lives the Spartan way

7/16/2018
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Spartan Races have become a worldwide phenomenon. Weekend warriors and elite, endurance athletes go into battle on military-style obstacle courses, mostly just for the fun of it. The Spartan Race is the brainchild of Joe De Sena, a former Wall Street trader who was so bothered by his sedentary lifestyle, that he gave up his lucrative career to spend more time outside. He quickly became addicted to adventure, and activity that worked his body to exhaustion. An entrepreneur from an early age,...

Duration:00:41:10

Lara Briden - periods, pills and health span

7/11/2018
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Monthly menstrual cycles provide hormones a woman’s body needs regularly to stay healthy and keep her immune system strong. But what happens when that process is interrupted? Scientist, author and naturopathic doctor, Lara Briden believes hormonal birth control can have tremendous effects on the body's longterm health and ability regularly to produce hormones like estrogen and progesterone. Halting the body's natural monthly menstrual cycle with hormones is akin to castration, Lara believes....

Duration:00:33:34

Daniel Amen - screening the brain to optimize health and longevity

7/2/2018
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Dr. Daniel Amen is a polarizing figure. He is hugely popular, with a string of successful clinics, books and TV shows - but derided by some of his professional peers. The founder of mental and physical health centers, Amen Clinics, he believes traditional psychiatry is missing an important component. Dr. Amen says many psychiatrists overlook an extremely important tool of thorough brain analysis. A double board-certified psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist, he uses single-photon...

Duration:00:42:33

Martin Tobias - biohacking to upgrade the human mind and body

6/18/2018
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Imagine being able to build as much muscle in one 12-minute workout as during four, hour-long sessions; or forgoing months of physical therapy for an injury treatment plan lasting just a few days. Enter the world of biohacking and Bulletproof Labs in Santa Monica, California. The machines inside the futuristic fitness and healthcare center may look like something out of a science fiction film, but they were built, according to CEO Martin Tobias, around the practical concept of becoming as...

Duration:00:49:19

David Korsunsky - curating medical data for better health management

6/11/2018
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Data, spreadsheets and graphs galore. Those of us with a nerdy obsession for analyzing our own health information have long been searching for a streamlined platform to keep track of our numbers. David Korsunsky appears to have found the solution. When he took his health into his own hands, frustrated by persistent and chronic stress-related issues, he stumbled across a life-changing idea. Believing he needed a more complete picture of his medical health, David pasted lab test results from...

Duration:00:32:09

Sky Bergman - celebrating the wit and wisdom of adults over 75

6/5/2018
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A new documentary film focusing on the “intimate memories and inspiring personal histories” of some remarkable older adults, recently premiered in California. Lives Well Lived features the stories of forty people who share their wit and wisdom with remarkable candor. Filmmaker Sky Bergman, a professor of photography and video at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, says she was inspired to make the film by her Italian grandmother, who still enjoyed exercising and cooking as a...

Duration:00:19:07

Phil Riley - crunching numbers to prevent early death

5/28/2018
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When Phil Riley caught a candid glimpse of himself in a hotel mirror, it was a wake-up call. He says the realization that he was clinically obese was one of his most "unnerving experiences." Health and fitness had never been a top priority for the British broadcast industry executive - but Phil knew he had to change. He had also been hard by the loss of some long-time friends, at a relatively young age. It was the start of a journey that saw Phil delve into the data surrounding premature...

Duration:00:53:29