57 episodes

Welcome to Growing Older, Living Younger (GOLY), the podcast where you will discover ways to boost your metabolism, enhance your mental and physical energy, and ward off disorders we wrongly think are inevitable as we age.  Hosted By Dr. Gillian Lockitch, former specialist in Medical Biochemistry, professor, researcher and international speaker. She brings her perspective on how epigenetic (gene expression) science intersects with ancient, non-western wellness practices to extend health span.
We will feature experts and practitioners in mental and physical health, fitness, nutrition, personal care, entrepreneurship, community and networking, to help you create your personal roadmap to aging youthfully. 

Growing Older Living Younger Gillian Lockitch

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Welcome to Growing Older, Living Younger (GOLY), the podcast where you will discover ways to boost your metabolism, enhance your mental and physical energy, and ward off disorders we wrongly think are inevitable as we age.  Hosted By Dr. Gillian Lockitch, former specialist in Medical Biochemistry, professor, researcher and international speaker. She brings her perspective on how epigenetic (gene expression) science intersects with ancient, non-western wellness practices to extend health span.
We will feature experts and practitioners in mental and physical health, fitness, nutrition, personal care, entrepreneurship, community and networking, to help you create your personal roadmap to aging youthfully. 

    Cathy Derksen: Sharing Life Stories to Create a Global Community

    Cathy Derksen: Sharing Life Stories to Create a Global Community

    Frank McCourt, author of the memoir,  Angela’s Ashes wrote, ”everyone has a story to tell - all you have to do is write it. But it’s not that easy.”
    In today’s conversation, we talk about the power of telling your story and becoming part of global communities of like minded people. For most of us writing is not easy but it is worth the effort. Thinking back to when I was writing my book, Growing Older Living Younger, I learned a lot about myself from the introspection needed to write with honesty and humility.  Each of us has a multitude of stories that make us unique. My guest, Cathy Derksen, helps people  share their own inspiring stories by guiding them from chapter concept to publication.
    Cathy’s company, Inspired Tenacity, is dedicated to improving the lives of women in her community and around the world.  After working in Medical Genetics for 25 years, she transitioned to financial planning and has since become certified in counselling, success principles and strategies for overcoming limiting believes and mindset. Cathy is an international speaker and Amazon #1 best selling author with stories that inspire the readers to take a leap of faith into reaching for their big goals. 
    To Contact Cathy Derksen:
    Main website  https://inspiredtenacity.com   LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyderkseninspiredtenacity
    Facebook page https://facebook.com/inspiredtenacity
    Book project information https://inspiredtenacity.now.site/new_book_projects
    Free Gifts (PDFs and session)  https://inspiredtenacitygifts.now.site/home
    To Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch:
    Growing Older LivingYounger website   
    https://askdrgill.com
    Complimentary Living Younger Discovery call with me at https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat 
    Order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably at www.gillianlockitch.com 

    • 32 min
    Dr. Katharine Grabek. How Animal Genomics Can Inform Human Health

    Dr. Katharine Grabek. How Animal Genomics Can Inform Human Health

    In today’s episode we discuss how the study of animal genes may shed light on human disorders of aging such as stroke, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease. We know that our circadian wake and sleep rhythms are controlled by a biological master clock deep in the hypothalamus of the brain. And that the change in melatonin levels, dropping with daylight and rising at night, mediates the master clock, and other on-off switches of biological clocks throughout the body. So waxing and waning of light creates our daily wake/sleep cycles. But animals that hibernate, such as bears, bats and groundhog, spend months in a cold dark cave or burrow. So what triggers a  hibernating animal like the groundhog to wake up and emerge from its burrow? Contemplating the differences between the daily external triggers of the human master clocks and the signals for the hibernating animal master clocks, there are lessons to learn from comparing clock genes in humans and hibernating  mammals. Understanding how animal genomics can shed light on human disease  underpins the research of today’s guest, Dr. Katharine Grabek, co-Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of FaunaBio. 
    Katharine earned her PhD in Human Medical Genetics at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. She next trained as a postdoctoral scholar in computational biology in Dr. Carlos Bustamante’s lab at Stanford. Her research has focused on utilizing proteomic, transcriptomic and genomic approaches to identify the molecular components underlying the highly dynamic phenotype of hibernation. With her two colleagues, Katharine founded FaunaBio, where they study whether solutions to our worst diseases could be  hidden in the animal kingdom?  
    To learn more about FaunaBio or contact Katharine Grabek:
    Twitter: @FaunaBio 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/29016965/admin/Dr. Grabek: https://www.linkedin.com/in/krgrabek/
    Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch
    Schedule a complimentary Living Younger Discovery call with me at https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat 
    Order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably at the Growing Older Living Younger website  wwww.askdrgill.com  

    • 30 min
    David Loud: Facing the Music

    David Loud: Facing the Music

    As I  was thinking about my upcoming conversation with David Loud, author of "Facing the Music", a  quote from piano man, Billy Joel, struck a chord with me. Joel said “I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.  
    It seemed to me that the healing power of David Loud’s lifelong passion for music helped him to triumph over the ravages of Parkinson’s disease that could have  destroyed his career as a Broadway music director, arranger and actor. 
    I seldom have time to read memoirs or biographies. Reading is one of the two main ways I have to temporarily disconnect from the chaos around me, and I preferentially read fiction with powerfully drawn characters, and fast moving storylines. But I was captivated by David Loud’s memoir which I read straight through, on a rainy Vancouver weekend. As a long-time devotee of the performing arts and an on-line theatre reviewer, I loved the chance to vicariously experience the backstage activity that audience members rarely see. And as I reflected ironically, my book, Growing Older Living Younger, the account of my recovery from spinal stenosis and back surgery, is as much memoir as it is science.
    David Loud (NYC) occupies a unique place in Broadway history. In addition to his distinguished career as one of Broadway’s most respected music directors and arrangers, he originated three Broadway roles as an actor, including his appearance in the original cast of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary failure (and cult classic) Merrily We Roll Along, directed by Harold Prince. In a career spanning several decades, he served as music director for the original Broadway productions of Ragtime, Curtains, Sondheim on Sondheim, The Visit, The Scottsboro Boys, A Class Act, The Look of Love, and Steel Pier, as well as revivals of She Loves Me, Company, and Sweeney Todd. He also appeared alongside Zoe Caldwell and Audra McDonald in Terrence McNally’s Tony-winning play, Master Class.   

    The link to "Facing the Music" is below https://www.amazon.com/Facing-Music-Broadway-David-Loud-ebook/dp/B09BNZNV79 

    To learn more about Growing Older Living Younger: Schedule a Living Younger Discovery call with me at https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat  

    Order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring  Comfortably at https://www.gillianlockitch.com/ 

    • 35 min
    Dr. Ben Behnam: Hair Loss: Causes, Prevention and Treatments.

    Dr. Ben Behnam: Hair Loss: Causes, Prevention and Treatments.

    As I was preparing to record this episode, fixing my hair and checking my appearance, I was pondering the importance of hair to the image we present to the world. Two things came to mind. Hair is a constantly renewable resource and that means we can experiment to create the look we desire, knowing that if something doesn’t work, we can try again. Often, the first impression of someone’s age is influenced as much by the quality of their hair as by the state of their skin and that’s probably why hair loss and thinning is among the frequent concerns people express when asked about aging. Because hair is such an important aspect of the image we present to the world, hair loss can have a devastating effect on one's self confidence. As actor, Larry David said, "Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man - there's your diamond in the rough."
    My guest today, a specialist in the prevention and treatment of hair loss, is here to share his insights on what causes hair loss, how can we prevent hair loss and can we treat it.
    Dr. Ben Behnam is a Board Certified Dermatologist and founder of Happy Head. In his clinic, he focuses on hair loss in both men and women. Through the course of years, he realized that many men were having side effects to the most common hair loss medication known as finasteride. In 2020, he launched an online telemedicine company called Happy Head that allows easy access for patients across the country to a new formulation of topical finasteride, which has potentially lower side effects that the oral version. Through this platform, he has helped men and women retain and grow their hair.
    Learn more about Dr. Ben Behnam and Happy Heads at www.happyhead.com 


    To schedule a Living Younger Discovery call with Dr. Gillian Lockitch:  https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat  

    Order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably at www.gillianlockitch.com  

     

    • 34 min
    Chris Westfall: Make Your Life Easier

    Chris Westfall: Make Your Life Easier

    Today I talk with Chris Westfall, about how to make life easier in these troubling times. One of my all-time most admired and respected actors, Robert Redford, commented “ I’m interested in that thing that happens where there's a breaking point for some people and not for others. You go through such hardship, things that are almost impossibly difficult, and there's no sign that it's going to get any better, and that's the point when people quit. But some don’t.” That got me thinking about about hardship in today's world, and about how many of us are stretched to near breaking point. Out of curiosity, I searched the phrase "life is hard" and google returned 10 million results.  Then I searched "how to relieve stress" and google found 1.7 trillion results.  
    So clearly, like me, many of you over the past two years, have been struggling through hardships of different degrees, sometimes angry, sometimes anxious, often overwhelmed, always waiting for life to return to normal, to become easier. Who quits? Who does not?
    Today’s guest, is Business Coach, Keynote speaker and author, Chris Westfall, whose latest book is called Easier:  60 Ways to Make Your Work Life Work for You. His book is written in the style of narrative dialogue between The Client and The Coach, with the objective being for fresh ideas to emerge through this dialogue and  ultimately help the Client define a better life.   I was drawn to the definition of Easier, described early in the book`. “Easier is where life’s better, where we find freedom. Clarity. Confidence. It’s where we don’t struggle and suffer and wish and try to manage the whole world". (Chris Westfall)
    Chris is one of the most sought-after business coaches and keynote speakers in the world. He has helped launch over five dozen businesses, and has appeared on ABC NEWS, NBC TV and CNN. A regular contributor to Forbes, he has worked with thousands of leaders at Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and high-tech startups. A coach to entrepreneurs and executives around the globe, his clients have appeared on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank-Australia.  He regularly consults with top-tier universities and is the author of three other books, including Leadership Language, Bullet Proof branding and the NEW Elevator Pitch. 
    We discuss his belief that when it looks like life, career, communication and everything else is breaking down, it’s time to break free and access a kind of personal freedom that allows you to make different choices, see things in a different way and enter into an understanding of what would make your situation easier. 
    Chris is offering his gift of a free on line course where you can explore some of the themes and  challenges described inside the book to help you to show up at your best and create the world you want.  

    To contact Chris Westfall.  
    Free online course: https://chriswestfall.newzenler.com/courses/peak-performance-with-chris-westfall/dashboard 

    - Chris' website: https://westfallonline.com/
    - Easier's website: http://easier-book.com
    - Easier's Amazon webpage: http://bit.ly/easier-book
    - Chris' Facebook: http://facebook.com/therealchriswestfall - Easier's Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/easierbook 

    Contact Dr. Gillian Lockitch:  
    To discover how you can  create your personal lifestyle roadmap to Growing Older Living Younger, visit www.askdrgill.com to order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably. 
    Schedule your free Living Younger Discovery Call with me at https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat 

    • 32 min
    Dr. Helen Knaggs. Your Skin: A Window to Your Health.

    Dr. Helen Knaggs. Your Skin: A Window to Your Health.

     Audrey Hepburn, a Screen Legend and a truly iconic beauty, said “The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.” 
    I was reflecting on previous discussions I have had on ageism as I read yet another comment on beauty and aging youthfully. The debate centered around the question of whether we should accept and indeed celebrate the aging of our appearance as a reflection of the wisdom gained as we grow older, or whether, as I believe, we should do all we can to delay the wrinkling, dryness and loss of radiance that naturally accompanies aging, and endeavor to look vibrant and healthy as we age. Our appearance, the quality of our skin, hair, teeth, eyes, is as much a window to our overall as is our posture, gait and mental acuity. Choosing to ward off dull, wrinkled skin and thinning, lack-luster hair is not a question of vanity but a celebration of our inner vitality. Today's conversation brings to you an expert in the biology of skin and hair, to discuss how our  outward changes of aging may reflect our inner state of health. Dr. Helen Knaggs, is the Vice President of Global Research and Development for Nu Skin. With over 30 years of experience in skin research and product development, including years spent specializing in acne research, her expertise in skin and hair biology has led to numerous publications and patents.  Dr. Knaggs earned bachelor’s degrees with honors in biochemistry and pharmacology, and a doctorate degree from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Leeds, England. She spent several years as a research biochemist in the dermatology department of Leeds General Infirmary where her work involved clinical and lab research, interpretation of trial results and data reporting to corporate and scientific communities. As vice president of Nu Skin Global Research and Development, she works closely with the Nu Skin Scientific Advisory Board to identify the latest research and trends in skin care for the Nu Skin brand. We discuss how lifestyle as much as inheritance affects the aging of your skin, and what you can do to   preserve both the health and the beauty of your appearance from inside out and outside in.
    To learn more about the nutritional and skin care products that will promote your youthful aging, schedule a Living Younger Discovery call with me at https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat

    To discover how you can  create your personal lifestyle roadmap to Growing Older Living Younger, visit www.askdrgill.com to order your copy of Growing Older Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and The Art of Retiring Comfortably, and schedule your Discovery call at  https://calendly.com/askdrgill/discovery-phone-chat

    • 39 min

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KLDancer ,

Interesting range of excellent speakers on healthy aging

Listen in for tips and ideas ranging from staying healthy, losing weight, keeping a glowing skin to retiring in comfort.
Love the way important information is shared in a conversational style - a chat between friends.

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She's full of wisdom & knowledge

Dr. Gillian is amazing. Enjoy listening to her and learning from her. ❤️

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