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My Personal Longevity Formula - Diet

Since it’s the New Year, I know improving health will be on a lot of people’s minds. I thought I’d kick off the year by summarizing for you all my personal longevity formula. Think of this as a living document. I’m constantly monitoring the science on extending healthspan and if something better comes along or one of my current practices is proven flawed I’ll happily update my plans and let you all know. Let’s start with, Diet Intermittent Fasting: You may recall last year I...

Part 3b of My Longevity Formula - Brain Health

Brain HealthMost of my longevity formula targets physical health. But what about cognitive health? It would not be a happy scenario to arrive in my 90’s with six-pack abs and lack the brain function to enjoy it. As a guy addicted to intellectual pursuits in general, cognitive decline and conditions like Alzheimer’s do concern me. The good news on this front is that the brain is one big physical organ. So, the things we do to improve our health are widely shown to also benefit...

Part 3A of My Longevity Formula - Breathing

In parts 1 and 2 of this series, I focused on diet and exercise. Part 3 is a potpourri of best practices to support longevity and good health. I originally planned to send them all at once but the post ran long so think of this as part 3a. Breathing A friend of mine recently went on a 10-day intensive meditation retreat. On day 5 I figured he could use a laugh. I sent him this text, “Breathe in..breathe out…breathe in…breathe out, forget this and you’ll have bigger problems...

My Personal Longevity Formula - Exercise

Last week I began sharing my personal longevity formula. I started with Diet. Today I’m providing my Exercise plan. From a longevity perspective, there are four key area of focus for exercise, cardiovascular health, strength, balance and flexibility. Taichi and Standing Meditation – I’ve studied taichi and qi-gong for over 30 years. I have the honor of learning from one the few remaining true taichi masters but… since the arrival of our daughter, my morning taichi has been replaced by diaper changes, preparing breakfast and...

Benefits of Jiaogulan (Gynostemma) in Plain English
(Text Version)

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF JIAOGULAN ? Quite simply, because you will feel better and live longer. Jiaogulan is a treasure from the ancient past that is now scientifically proven to help with almost all of the diseases associated with aging. No other herb or drug does so much and it has no side effects for most people.  Feel More Energy – Jiaogulan improves blood flow bringing more oxygen to the entire body. [1] It also activates you most important metabolic controller AMPK which...

Managing Blood Pressure Without Prescription Drugs

Yesterday I talked about the problem of misdiagnosis of high blood pressure. I want to be perfectly clear. Many people do have high blood pressure. It is a serious, even life threatening condition. For some people, prescription medications are the difference between life and death.   THE TREATMENT MAY BE WORSE FOR YOU THAN THE DISEASE But a 2003 study in the UK found that 97% of people taking blood pressure medications suffer one or more serious side effects during their treatment.[1] Think about that...