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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.

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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.

    Sandra Kaufmann: Setting the bar high to stop aging

    Sandra Kaufmann: Setting the bar high to stop aging

    The science of aging is so infinitely fascinating that Dr. Sandra Kaufmann decided to immerse herself in the field, as a hobby. A pediatric anesthesiologist from Florida, Dr. Kaufmann, is also an athlete who manages to fit swimming, running and rock climbing around her busy hospital schedule.  Determined to enjoy physical activity for as long as possible, she decided to carry out an extensive review of the scientific literature, to better understand our bodies as we grow old.  She focussed on the mechanisms of aging at a cellular level and set out to sort fact from fiction when it comes to the substances or interventions that might help us age more slowly.  The result is, The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It, a book in which she sets out seven key tenets to maintaining optimum health. In this LLAMA podcast conversation, with Peter Bowes, Dr Kaufmann  explains everything from the importance of mitochondrial health and the maintenance of metabolic pathways, to her live and let live attitude towards eating a donut a day. 
    In this interview we cover:


    Setting the bar high to "overcome all aging"The most ornate out-of-control hobby anybody can haveA light-bulb moment having off a cliff. Is it selfish to focus on the science of 'stopping' aging?Becoming a human guinea pig to try to figure out why cells age. Nurturing the seven protocolsDebunking myths - or ideas behind grandma's remedies - about interventions to slow down the aging processJunk food, including a donut a day.  Really? Being an exercise junkieBiohacking: striving to improve what we are, but is the term realistic? Feeling like a teenager at 52This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, the award-winning spa-clinic - and pioneering health and wellness destination - nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.

    The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

    • 31 min
    Simone Gibertoni & Adrian Heini: A holistic approach to healthspan

    Simone Gibertoni & Adrian Heini: A holistic approach to healthspan

    Embracing science and a holistic approach to living a healthier life, has been a hallmark of the Swiss spa-clinic, Clinique La Prairie (CLP), for the past ninety years. Known for its signature treatment, cellular therapy, the medical center opened in 1931, under the guidance of  Dr Paul Niehans, an early expert in the field. Today, CLP melds cutting edge technology with a mission to help people optimize their healthspan, though advanced clinical and wellness programs. The LLAMA podcast is teaming up with CLP to discuss the big issues surrounding human longevity. In this episode, Peter Bowes is joined by C.E.O. Simone Gibertoni and Medical Director, Dr. Adrian Heini.  In a wide-ranging conversation they cover the clinic's history, scientific developments, including Epigenetic screening, and the future of wellbeing as a priority in the post-Covid world. 
    Recorded: April 20, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.
    Topics covered in this interview include:
    Clinique La Prairie's 90-year legacyThe history of a medical spa that melds science and luxury relaxation The scientific gatekeepers monitoring the science behind health and wellness programs Using natural tools to curate a holistic approach to living better and longerDevelopments in genetics and epigenetic tests to reveal predispositions to certain conditionsTailored  programs to focus on conditions such as oxidative stress and inflammationPlants, herbs and fatty acid profilesThe lifestyle trails that influence longevityPersonalized healthy living programs and the four pillars for longevityChanging lives and following up to ensure long-term healthWhy there is no "magic pill"Mindfulness, meditation and bespoke physical exercise modifications The eye-opening impact of Covid on the business of wellness and the long term implications for healthcareThe lasting impact of a week's intensive therapies?Implementing  long-term health programs though CLP hubs around the world. The importance of lifestyle changes and work/life balance. Morning routines and daily health. Taking the long view and imagining the wellness conversation for decades to come. “This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, the award-winning spa-clinic - and pioneering health and wellness destination - nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.”
    The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

    • 41 min
    Kathleen O'Brien: Stop and smell the roses

    Kathleen O'Brien: Stop and smell the roses

    The art of growing old, gracefully and purposefully, preferably in rude health, is unique to us all. The journey, with its many twists and turns, involves myriad emotions, adventures and challenges. But Kathleen O'Brien says the process has been somewhat hijacked by society's growing disrespect for the elderly. In her book, Reclaim Your Right To Grow Old, the American writer and broadcaster explores the history of attitudes towards aging and suggests that society's fevered quest for longevity is misguided.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Kathleen argues that the happiness to be found in aging is being undervalued; that the eccentricities of older people should be celebrated and the joy of smelling the roses more often enjoyed. 
    Recorded: April 12, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.
    Topics covered in this interview include:
    Kathleen's voice was once very familiar to Americans  - how come? Approaching the "sad ride on the down slope" and discovering a new way to look at aging. Exploring the history of aging and the attitudes of ancient cultures, especially towards 'elders.'What the location of graveyards tells us about changing attitudes towards older people and deathIs 'keep busy, keep active' necessarily a positive message, as people age. The 'reclaim your right to grow' old philosophyEmbracing the eccentricities aging - being free to be who we want to be. Smell the roses and worry lessDeath anxiety, spirituality and changing attitudes as we ageThis episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.com
    The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

    • 37 min
    Jason Karlawish: What next for Alzheimer's disease?

    Jason Karlawish: What next for Alzheimer's disease?

    What next for Alzheimer's, the debilitating dementia linked to aging, for which there is still no cure.

    • 37 min
    Lisa Levine: Embracing midlife without a crisis

    Lisa Levine: Embracing midlife without a crisis

    Turning fifty can be a wrenching experience for some people.  Others discover that it is their sixtieth birthday that conjures up disturbing emotions. There is no doubt that big birthdays focus the mind on the aging process and what is often described as a midlife crisis.  But should we fear the passage of time?  Lisa Levine is a life coach and the author of Midlife No crisis, an insightful and entertaining exploration of the years that signpost our lives.  In this LLAMA podcast conversation with Peter Bowes, Lisa explains why we should embrace "transformative" periods, instead of dreading them, and how the advancing years can propel us in a "more fulfilling direction," with excitement and optimism. 
    Recorded: April 5, 2021 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.
    Topics covered in this interview include:
    When does mid-life happen and why is it associated with a crisis for some people.Pre-empting a mid-life crisis When the meaning  of life becomes more important that just doing a job. The difference between turning 50 and 60?Leaving Hollywood and the entertainment business for a new calling - something deeper with more meaning. Becoming a life coach and "walking the talk." Dealing with health obstacles and fertility issues and discovering alternative therapies. Do men and women face the same mid-life issues? How our backgrounds and life experiences mold our lives and attitudes toward aging. Discovering the perks on midlife, wisdom and putting space between negative thoughts.The value of friends and community in dealing with the aging process - knowing that you're not alone. Social media - compare and despair. Avoiding the rabbit holes. The privilege that is aging. This episode is brought to you in association with JUVICELL, the all-in-one longevity supplement that contains 10 key ingredients shown to have a positive impact on healthspan, as validated by scientific studies. To find out more, visit juvicell.com
    The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

    • 34 min
    Amy Temperley: Making life worth living

    Amy Temperley: Making life worth living

    Living life to the full, at any age, has been a challenge recently.  To put it mildly.  But if Covid has taught us anything, it is that some of life's simplest pleasures are what make life itself worth living. Therein lies a metaphor for healthy aging. ...

    • 30 min

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