21 episodes

Aging. Everyone’s doing it, right? And it’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative. So why is it so often portrayed as something for women to fear and fight, rather than embrace and celebrate?
The Aging Project is proud to present this trail-blazing podcast series that flips the bird to the notion that women in their forties and above should be either slowly fading into the background, or in a constant battle to look younger. We want to show you how we can all choose to age fabulously and without apology, and to own our age with pride - with great health, style and vitality.
Hosted by Shelley Craft, the first season of The Aging Project podcast features candid, no-holds-barred interviews with twelve of the world’s leading and most inspiring minds in the field of aging well.
Join Shelley as she discovers how everything from nutrition to meditation, style to gut health (and lots more!), can not only positively impact our journey into middle-life and beyond, but help make it the best time of our lives.
We’re all in this together, ladies - let’s learn how to do it WELL.

The Aging Project Podcast The Aging Project

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 163 Ratings

Aging. Everyone’s doing it, right? And it’s a hell of a lot better than the alternative. So why is it so often portrayed as something for women to fear and fight, rather than embrace and celebrate?
The Aging Project is proud to present this trail-blazing podcast series that flips the bird to the notion that women in their forties and above should be either slowly fading into the background, or in a constant battle to look younger. We want to show you how we can all choose to age fabulously and without apology, and to own our age with pride - with great health, style and vitality.
Hosted by Shelley Craft, the first season of The Aging Project podcast features candid, no-holds-barred interviews with twelve of the world’s leading and most inspiring minds in the field of aging well.
Join Shelley as she discovers how everything from nutrition to meditation, style to gut health (and lots more!), can not only positively impact our journey into middle-life and beyond, but help make it the best time of our lives.
We’re all in this together, ladies - let’s learn how to do it WELL.

    Episode 1: Does aging well mean changing our relationship with alcohol and social drinking?

    Episode 1: Does aging well mean changing our relationship with alcohol and social drinking?

    Episode 1:  Does aging well mean changing our relationship with alcohol and social drinking?

    To say Darin Olien is passionate about health and wellness would be an understatement. As a tireless advocate for healthy living with a long, successful career in the wellness space, Darin’s message is powerful. He’s the author of ‘Superlife – the five fixes that will keep you healthy, fit, and eternally awesome’, and is working on his second book, ‘Fatal Conveniences’. He hosts the juggernaut podcast, ‘The Darin Olien Show’, and co-hosts the Emmy Award Winning docu-series ‘Down To Earth’ with Zac Efron. He also hasn’t touched a drop of alcohol since his early twenties – a decision he believes has helped him live such a big life.

    We knew he was the perfect person to speak to about the impact of drinking on our aging journey, and we’re so excited to have Darin on the show. 

    Join Shelley for episode #1 of Season Two of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Darin about:



    How a hangover changed his life forever


    The question he asked himself about drinking alcohol that we should all ask ourselves
    How giving up alcohol can give you more momentum and connect you to your potential
    The importance of a supportive network when you make changes to your drinking habits
    Why letting go of other people’s expectations and tuning in to your intuition can make lifestyle changes easier and more transformative than you think
    How science is showing that even moderate drinking has an alarming effect on our health and physiology
    His top tips for challenging our relationship with alcohol and how to navigate making changes

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!                                                                                                                                          

    Thank you to Darin Olien for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Darin and his work, you can find it here:

    https://darinolien.com/

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/    

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining, or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials! 

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US? 

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. 

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

     

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

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    Host: Shelley Craft                                    

    • 36 min
    Episode 2: Let’s take a meno-PAUSE with Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Episode 2: Let’s take a meno-PAUSE with Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Episode 2: Let’s take a meno-PAUSE with Dr. Anna Cabeca

    Dr. Anna Cabeca is the queen of all things menopause. She’s a triple-board certified Ob-Gyn, and a fellow of gynaecology and obstetrics, integrative medicine, and anti-aging and regenerative medicine. She’s worked one-on-one with more than ten thousand women to help them thrive through perimenopause and beyond, and millions more through her best-selling books and online presence. She’s the author of ‘The Hormone Fix’ and ‘Keto-Green 16’ - and has just released her latest book, ‘MenuPause’, an easy-to-follow diet plan to help break the often-vicious cycle of menopause symptoms. Dr. Anna combines modern medicine with time-tested natural remedies to offer a holistic and highly effective approach to managing menopause. She’s also been through menopause not once, but TWICE – so it’s fair to say she knows a thing or two about it.

    Join Shelley for episode #2 of Season Two of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Dr. Anna about:


    How being diagnosed with early menopause and infertility at just 39 took her on ahealing journey around the world and changed her life’s work – and the surprising (andwonderful!) results she experienced
    How doing less can actually be more when it comes to managing the symptoms of peri-menopause
    The power of shaking up your diet, and how combining dietary approaches can be somuch more efficient than sticking to just one
    How to shake the peri-menopausal brain fog
    Her belief that community and knowledge sharing is imperative to empowering andsupporting all women as they transition to menopause
    How the hormonal weight gain is not your fault – and how to combat it
    Her daily routine for boosting oxytocin and decreasing cortisol
    Here are FIVE key tests Dr. Anna she says all women over forty need to ask their doctor for:

    Vitamin D 25 Hydroxy 
    Haemoglobin A1C
    HSCRP
    DHEA-S
    URINE PH 


    The products she recommends to support a healthy journey to menopauseThe Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and toempower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond

    Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

    A BIT EXTRA!Thank you to Dr. Anna Cabeca for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Dr. Anna and her work, you can find it here:

    https://drannacabeca.com/https://www.instagram.com/thegirlfrienddoctor/?hl=en

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here:https://www.theagingproject.com.au/

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining, or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials!

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US?If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/https://www.facebook.com/theagingprojectWe have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us athello@theagingproject.com.au

    CREDITS:Host: Shelley CraftProducer: Amanda Attwood, founder of The Aging Project Podcast Studio Team: Poly Studios https://polystudios.com.au

    • 45 min
    Episode 3: Skin, sex, and hair hacks, with Dr. Amy Killen

    Episode 3: Skin, sex, and hair hacks, with Dr. Amy Killen

    Episode 3: Skin, sex, and hair hacks, with Dr. Amy Killen  

    Dr. Amy Killen is an anti-aging and regenerative medicine physician who specialises in aesthetics and sexual medicine - and she wants you to know that you have the power to decide how well you age. In this in-depth chat, Dr. Amy empowers us with loads of juicy information about how our skin, hair, and sex lives change as we get older, and how we can combat those changes to ensure that we’re in the driver’s seat as we go through perimenopause and beyond.

    Join Shelley for episode #3 of Season Two of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Dr. Amy Killen about:

     


    How hormonal shifts in our forties change our hair, skin, and sex lives
    The treatments that can trick our bodies into making more of the essential ingredients for healthy skin - collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid
    Our skin’s greatest enemies and how to defend yourself against them
    The top treatments for achieving your best skin
    How our hair changes as we age
    Ways to combat thinning hair associated with aging
    How perimenopause and menopause can impact our sex drive
    How issues with sex drive are often indicators of other health and lifestyle problems
    The things we can do to improve our sex lives in our forties and beyond
    How orgasms can help with a long list of health concerns
    The supplements and medical tests she recommends to support healthy aging

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

     

    A BIT EXTRA! 

    Thank you to Dr. Amy Killen for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Dr. Amy and her work, you can find it here:

    https://dramykillen.com/

    Instagram:

    @dr.amybkillen

     

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/  

     

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining, or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials! 

     

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US? 

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. 

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

    YOU MUST TRY IT!

    Our sister site, ‘You Must Try It’, has launched! We’re here to make shopping for yourself fun again, with a carefully selected range of health, beauty, and lifestyle products. No confusion, no overwhelm – just the good stuff!

    @youmusttryit

    www.youmusttryit.com 

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

     

    CREDITS: 

                                                                                                                                      

    Host: Shelley Craft                                                                                                                 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 4: Aging well begins in the mouth with Dr. Mark Burhenne

    Episode 4: Aging well begins in the mouth with Dr. Mark Burhenne

    Episode 4:  Aging well begins in the mouth with Dr. Mark Burhenne

    Functional dentist Dr. Mark Burhenne wants you to forget what you think you know about oral health. With 35 years of clinical experience, Mark is passionate about educating the industry and the public about the vital importance of functional dentistry to our overall health. Known internationally as Dr. B, Mark is one of the world’s leading authorities in functional dentistry, is the author of ‘The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox’, and has a huge Instagram following on his page @askthedentist, where he shares game-changing tips on how best to care for our health via our mouths. 

    In this eye-opening conversation, Dr. Burhenne shares his insights into how the influence of our oral microbiome has been underestimated for way too long, and how a healthy mouth will help us age better. 

    In this episode we ask the question, could the health of our oral microbiome be a crucial piece of the aging well puzzle?

    Join Shelley for episode #4 of Season Two of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Dr. Burhenne about:


    How what happens in our mouths can age us prematurely

     


    How functional dentistry differs from the traditional approach we’re used to

     


    How the division between medicine and dentistry is counter-productive and harmful, and how collaboration between doctors and dentists can vastly improve patient outcomes

     


    The link between gum disease and dementia

     


    How oral inflammation causes inflammation in the body

     


    How oral microbiome testing is beginning to improve oral care in the USA

     


    The products you’re probably using every day that are damaging your oral microbiome

     


    His top tips for creating and maintaining a healthy oral microbiome

     


    The dangers of fluoride

     


    The four top enemies of a healthy mouth

     


    The crucial importance of nose-breathing to longevity and dental health

     


    The things we can do right now to start improving our oral microbiome and dental health

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond. Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

     

    A BIT EXTRA!   

    Thank you to Dr. Mark Burhenne for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Dr. Mark and his work, you can find it here:

    www.askthedentist.com

    Instagram:

    @askthedentist

     

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here: https://www.theagingproject.com.au/    

     

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining or inspiring, we need your reviews! Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials! 

     

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US? 

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time. 

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au 

     

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

     

    CREDITS: 

    Host:

    Shelley Craft                                                                                 

    • 57 min
    Episode 5: Genetics and genes - a beginner’s guide to why they matter, with Dr. Yael Joffe.

    Episode 5: Genetics and genes - a beginner’s guide to why they matter, with Dr. Yael Joffe.

    Episode 5: Genetics and genes - a beginner’s guide to why they matter, with Dr. Yael Joffe.

    Dr. Yael Joffe is a world-leading expert in nutrigenomics, and is here with us to share her incredible knowledge and passion for the way our lifestyle and dietary choices can change the way our DNA dictates how well we age. She is the co-author of three books, ‘It’s Not Just Your Genes’, ‘The SNP Journal’, and ‘Genes To Plate’, and the founder of 3x4 Genetics, a company that has developed a life-changing genetic test designed to give people personalised and actionable health recommendations based on their unique DNA. Dr. Yael is dedicated to training medical practitioners to use the testing to understand and help their patients on a deep, difference-making level.

    We’re so excited to welcome Dr. Yael to the podcast – she has a knack for simplifying this incredibly complex topic so that everyone can understand how insight into our DNA is the key to aging well.

    Join Shelley for episode #5 of Season Two of The Aging Project Podcast, as she chats to Dr. Yael Joffe about:


    How the death of her grandmother changed her career, and set her on a whole new life path


    How our diet and lifestyle choices change the way our genes switch on and off, creating an opportunity for healing and great health and longevity


    How insight into your DNA allows you to take action that will help you age well
    How cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cabbage have magical powers over our Genes


    The incredible power of phytonutrients to work with the body to create good health, and how they’re more effective than pharmaceuticals


    How disease is the result of our lifestyles not matching our DNA
    How our DNA dictates the way we experience hunger, appetite, and fullness
    The well-known BRCA gene, and how you can delay or prevent it from expressing itself and creating breast cancer

    The Aging Project is on a mission to discover and share the secrets to aging well, and to empower you to make great choices for your health and wellbeing in your forties and beyond.

    Hosted by Shelley Craft, The Aging Project Podcast will introduce you to the leading minds in the field of aging fabulously. Her insightful interviews will inspire you to take middle age by the horns and make it the best time of your life!

     

    A BIT EXTRA!

    Thank you to Dr. Yael Joffe for taking the time to chat with us. If you’d like more information about Dr. Yael and her work, you can find it here:

    https://www.3x4genetics.com/

    Want to know more about The Aging Project? Come and visit us here:

    https://www.theagingproject.com.au/

     

    DID YOU LOVE THIS INTERVIEW?

    If you found this interview interesting, helpful, entertaining, or inspiring, we need your reviews!

    Great reviews will enable us to keep creating amazing content to help us all age well – so, if you liked what you heard, we would be so grateful if you took a few seconds to submit a review on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. We will read every review, and will feature the best one each week on our socials!

     

    READY TO AGE WELL WITH US?

    If you’re ready to get started on making the rest of your life the best of your life, please join us on our socials! We’ll share challenges and tips so we can all age well together - one small shift at a time.

    https://www.instagram.com/theagingproject/

    https://www.facebook.com/theagingproject

    We have a newsletter too – you can subscribe at www.theagingproject.com.au

     

    YOU MUST TRY IT!

    Our sister site, ‘You Must Try It’, has launched! We’re here to make shopping for yourself fun again, with a carefully selected range of health, beauty, and lifestyle products. No confusion, no overwhelm – just the good stuff!

    @youmusttryit

    www.youmusttryit.com

     

    GOT FEEDBACK? WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!

    If you’ve got feedback or a burning question, please send it to us at hello@theagingproject.com.au

     

    CREDITS:

    Host: Shell

    • 51 min
    Episode 6: Your eyes are the windows to your soul AND health, with Dr. Rani Banik

    Episode 6: Your eyes are the windows to your soul AND health, with Dr. Rani Banik

    Episode 6: Your eyes are the windows to your soul AND health, with Dr. Rani Banik

    We’ve all heard the old saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but our podcast guest this week wants you to know that they’re also the windows to your overall health – and to how well you’re aging. 

    In this week’s episode, we’re asking what our eyes can tell us, and how we can maintain optimal eye health as we get older. To help us answer those questions is Dr. Rani Banik – a world-leading board-certified neuro-ophthalmologist who’s joining us all the way from New York City. Dr. Rani specializes in the intricate connections between our eyes and our brain, and is an authority on how our lifestyle and dietary choices can impact our eye and brain health as we age. I loved this episode – Dr. Rani’s passion for her work is so evident in her chat with Shelley, and the discussion really got me thinking about my eye health, which has been something I must admit I haven’t thought that much about ‘till now. The episode is now ready for you to listen to – I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    I hope you were as inspired by last week’s incredible chat with Dr. Yael Joffe as Shelley and I were. I know I for one have been incorporating some raw cruciferous veggies into my meals to turn on those amazing detoxifying genes!  

    And finally, thanks to all of you who’ve been tagging @theagingproject on social media – we love seeing the impact The Aging Project is having on our community! 

    Amanda x

    On the podcast this week:

    ‘Our eyes are a window to our health’ - DR. RANI BANIK\

    Dr. Rani Banik has been a neuro-ophthalmologist caring for the eye/brain connection of her patients for more than twenty years, but it wasn’t until western medicine failed to cure her own debilitating migraines that she started thinking there must be something more. After doing her own research into alternative therapies, and then specialist training in functional medicine, Dr. Rani now combines traditional medical and surgical methods with lifestyle and dietary modifications to give her patients a holistic approach to improving their eye and brain health. 

    Shelley’s chat with Dr. Rani covers a lot of ground – from how to eat for good eye health, to blue light, to the most common eye issue for women over forty, and much more. 

    Enjoy ladies – and here’s to good eye health!

    ‘LET’S AGE WELL TOGETHER’ SEASON TWO CHALLENGE SERIES

    This week’s challenge:


    Increase your Omega 3 consumption this week. Try to fit in some oily fish like salmon, or plant-based options like chia seeds, or hemp seeds. 
     Dr. Rani mentioned we need over 25 nutrients to keep our eyes healthy, and the best way to get them is to eat as many different coloured fruits and veggies as possible. She suggested if we eat a different colour with each meal, we’ll get close to those 25 nutrients over the course of a week. Try that!
     Make a note of the changes in your vision (e.g. floaters, peripheral vision, flashing lights) and discuss them with your doctor or ophthalmologist.
     Take positive action and book an appointment with a neuro-ophthalmologist. Here is the website Dr. Rani mentioned to help you find one near you: https://www.nanosweb.org/ 
    Reflect on the changes you’ve made over the last four weeks and do something nice for yourself to celebrate. Making changes to long-held habits isn’t always easy, but by doing it little bit by little bit, big progress is possible! We’re so glad you’re here with us on this aging well journey!  

    What we’re loving this week:

    This week we’re loving Dr. Rani’s Instagram page! She offers so many great tips for maintaining eye and brain health, and she’s so engaging and easy to watch. Check it out here: https://www.instagram.com/dr.ranibanik/?hl=en   You Must Try It The launch of our new sister site is getting closer! Like you, we’ve become so confused about what products to buy for ou

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
163 Ratings

163 Ratings

jakenny123 ,

Mind blowing

I have listened to most of the episodes so far and will probably go back and listen to all of them a second/third time. I get something out of every single one and it blows my mind how much of this stuff is not commonly taught. It’s inspiring me to make simple changes each day for my overall wellness. Thanks Shelley and team for creating such an engaging and informative poddy

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Induw

Episode 1,season 2 completely made me unfollow

LiOshannessy ,

Brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

A well researched, engaging and thought provoking podcast. I’m not quite 40 but have found this podcast is really relevant to where I’m at. It has helped me transform my feelings about turning 40. I feel more motivated, positive and encouraged about ageing and all the good things that come with it, most importantly it highlights all the elements that are in my control. Thank you!!

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