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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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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

Felice Gersh - nurturing the body clock for optimum longevity

5/21/2018
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What makes us tick? The perils of trying to push the body too far, while ignoring our in-built clocks, are increasingly understood as key factors that could influence our longevity. The circadian rhythm is all-important. Getting an appropriate amount of sleep while the sun is down has tremendous positive effects on our bodies, according to Dr. Felice Gersh, gynecologist and founder of the Integrative Medical Group of Irvine in Southern California. Sleeping in the dark keeps our body's...

Duration:00:29:11

Larry Senn - 82-year old triathlete and culture-shaping guru living a purposeful life

5/8/2018
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Dr. Larry Senn, an 82-year old businessman, often completes a sprint triathlon on Saturday, as part of his training regime. He took up the sport at the age of 70. The founder of the global culture-shaping firm, Senn Delaney, he believes that to be a good leader, you first have to take care of yourself. He practices what he preaches, although Larry shares his wisdom with a twinkle in his eye and is far from preachy in his approach. Sometimes referred to as the Father of Corporate Culture,...

Duration:00:38:08

Eileen Crimmins - study shows people aging more slowly than two decades ago

4/30/2018
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We may not have completely mastered aging just yet, but we might be in the process of truly delaying it, according to Dr. Eileen Crimmins. The AARP Professor of Gerentology at the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology studies health and mortality rates and global aging. After analyzing national health data in the US, Dr. Crimmins and her colleagues concluded something quite inspiring - Americans are biologically younger now than they were 20 years ago. “The...

Duration:00:33:16

Jason Prall - discovering longevity secrets around the world

4/23/2018
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The world’s oldest people are an endlessly fascinating source of stories, advice and wisdom. To try to gain a better understanding of their longevity, health researcher Jason Prall set out on a global adventure. His goal was to unravel the secrets of the longest-lived and healthiest populations. The result is a 9-part documentary film series featuring some remarkable characters as well as leading scientists scrutinizing the aging process. The Human Longevity Project visited over 50...

Duration:01:03:25

Josh Goldberg - combating anxiety and depression to live a purposeful life

4/9/2018
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Josh Goldberg was enjoying a successful career as a communications executive when his world imploded. He was overwhelmed by thoughts of suicide, severe anxiety and depression. The road to recovery took an unexpected turn when he started working with veterans. He was helping them, but they ended up saving his life. Josh discovered a new-found appreciation of friendship and mutual support that served to rebuild his life. The co-author of Struggle Well: Thriving in the Aftermath of Trauma,...

Duration:00:41:18

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4/7/2018
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Duration:00:41:18

Doug Orchard - filmmaker explores complexities of fasting

3/26/2018
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The extraordinary power of fasting evokes many human emotions, from visceral opposition to a religious adherence to the age-old practice. Going without food can be dangerous and could lead to death under certain circumstances. But medically supervised fasting regimes or diets based on calorie restriction and time-restricted feeding, could be helpful in treating common ailments and even chronic diseases. The topic is explored in great depth in ‘Fasting,' a new documentary by Doug Orchard, a...

Duration:00:40:25

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3/22/2018
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Duration:00:40:25

Tricia Cusden - enjoying a third, fabulous act in life

3/5/2018
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Living longer and healthier means embracing a third chapter in life as “fabulously” as possible, says Tricia Cusden, a former management training consultant who has built a successful new business, in her late 60s. When she and her daughters sat down for dinner in Los Angeles last week, they had to pinch themselves, after realizing they were living Tricia’s dream. Five years ago, instead of retiring, she launched Look Fabulous Forever, a makeup brand designed for women aged over-55. It has...

Duration:00:33:19

Charles Brenner - scientist explains “age better” vitamin B3 supplement

2/27/2018
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There has been a lot of buzz recently surrounding a new supplement that could boost our energy levels as we grow old. It is a recently discovered form of vitamin B3 and has been widely touted as a possible tool to enhance the aging process. We are going to take a deep dive into what it is and how it works. Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is converted by the body into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) which is an essential molecule found in every living cell and plays a significant role in...

Duration:00:49:41

Sara Gorman - Fact or fiction? Which health studies should we believe?

2/19/2018
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The specter of so-called fake news is omnipresent these days. Headlines are scrutinized more than ever. We can never be quite sure that the facts behind them are actual facts or a distorted truth. It is a worrying trend that has plagued the world of health news for some time. Sifting through the plethora of new studies, to find reliable and useful information, can be daunting and demoralizing. Dr. Sara Gorman is a public health and mental health expert, based in New York. Her first book,...

Duration:00:29:59

Peter Bowes & Geoffrey Woo - longevity goals, fasting protocols and inspiration

2/12/2018
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This episode of Live Long and Master Aging is in partnership with the HVMN (pronounced human) Enhancement podcast. LLAMA is re-publishing an interview between host Peter Bowes and HVMN’s Geoffrey Woo, in which they swap stories and share their human longevity goals. In a reversal of roles, Peter is in the hot seat and Geoff poses the questions. HVMN episode description: We all know a healthy diet is essential for all aspects of health, but what if we can further hack our lifespans by...

Duration:00:53:20

Harith Rajagopalan - solving the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes

2/5/2018
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Harith Rajagopalan is a medical doctor, entrepreneur and co-founder of Fractyl, a biotechnology company based in Lexington, Massachusetts. Fractyl's stated mission is to solve the global epidemic of type 2 diabetes, a disease that stands in the way of a long and healthy life for so many people. Dr. Rajagopalan’s work focuses on a better understanding of the root cause of the disease and how diet-related damage to the inner surface of the small intestine leads to insulin resistance. The...

Duration:00:34:50

Jo Schneier - combining cognition and emotion to train caregivers for the rapidly aging population

1/30/2018
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Respect for the elderly knows no bounds, as Jo Schneier, CEO at Cognotion, eloquently explains: "It's so easy to look at people and prejudge them and to think, 'I just see an old person.’ I don't see the child, as she was growing up, or the teenager or the woman who got married or the man who got the job promotion or traveled overseas.” In front of us are people whose lives have been beautifully lived, says Jo, whose work focusses on developing digital education programs to train...

Duration:00:28:36

Rangan Chatterjee - prescribing a lifestyle for longevity: food, movement, sleep and relaxation

1/22/2018
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Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor, best known in the UK as the star of Doctor in the House, the BBC series that helps restore people to optimal health. After two decades of practicing medicine, Dr Chatterjee is on a mission to replace pills with "lifestyle prescriptions. He believes that people are needlessly suffering and that health care professionals should put more emphasis on preventing chronic, lifestyle-related conditions though behavioral changes. The author of The 4 Pillar...

Duration:00:52:49