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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.

Live Long and Master Aging HealthSpan Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

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.

    William Hsu: Transforming human health through fasting

    William Hsu: Transforming human health through fasting

    The popularity of fasting has surged in recent years, although there are myriad approaches to restricting food intake to promote good health.  One system, known as ProLon, involves mimicking the effects of fasting, by allowing small meals to be consumed during the diet.  LLAMA host Peter Bowes has followed the progress of this fasting mimicking diet (FMD) ever since he took part in a clinical trial, in 2013, to explore the regime's feasibility and safety.  In this interview Dr. William Hsu, Chief Medical Officer with L-Nutra, the company that markets the diet, explains the latest science behind periodic fasting nutrition and the differences between the various protocols that are often labeled 'intermittent fasting.'

    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.
    Holistic Life NavigationLearn how to release stress and trauma with food, somatic techniques & holistic practices.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

    • 36 min
    Catharine Arnston: Eating algae to age better

    Catharine Arnston: Eating algae to age better

    Could eating algae be the secret weapon many of us have been searching for in the pursuit of longevity?  The microscopic form of life is consumed as part of a balanced diet is in some parts of the world, but it is also being hailed as a superfood that could help us age better. Of course there is nothing new about algae, which are photosynthetic microorganisms that live in water and grow hydroponically, that is, without soil. The common image is of an icky green film on ponds or areas of stagnant water, but algae grown specifically for consumption, are a potent source of protein and other essential nutrients. It has detoxifying qualities and its regular consumption is linked to a range of benefits including cell health and immune support. In this episode we meet Catharine Arnston, the founder and CEO of ENERGYbits, which makes algae tablets or “bits of whole food". 

    Catharine is kindly offering LLAMA podcast listeners a 20 percent discount on EnergyBits products so that you can try algae for yourself. Just use the code LLAMA at EnergyBits.com
    Affiliation disclosure: This podcast receives a small commission when you use the code LLAMA for purchases at EnergyBits.com - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. 

    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.
    Holistic Life NavigationLearn how to release stress and trauma with food, somatic techniques & holistic practices.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

    • 40 min
    Nichola Conlon: Slowing aging | My Day | My Life

    Nichola Conlon: Slowing aging | My Day | My Life

    Nichola Conlon is a molecular biologist and the co-founder of the UK-based nutraceutical company Nuchido Laboratories. 

    In this episode Nichola tells us about her love of intense exercise;  the power of fasting; a career that explores drugs that could slow our rate of cellular aging and her passion for explaining science so that everyone can benefit.  She also shares her lifestyle hacks and secrets for a good night's sleep.

    My Day | My Life is a Sunday supplement to the Live Long and Master Aging podcast.

    We explore the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity. 

    Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website
    Related episode: Stimulating the body to repair itself 
    Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

    • 10 min
    Janne Karin Sande & Stuart Phillips: Boosting omega-3 intake without fish oil burps

    Janne Karin Sande & Stuart Phillips: Boosting omega-3 intake without fish oil burps

    Make sure you're getting your daily dose of fish oil.  It is one of the basic rules of nutrition and there is no argument that omega-3 fatty acids are very important for our health. But those fishy burps are irksome. The science behind - and our understanding of omega-3 oils - has come a long way. In today's episode we're going to explore how nano-dispersion technology is being used to fuel our bodies with a new smoothie, EO3 (Enhanced Omega-3), without the downside of unpleasant belching. In collaboration with EO3, LLAMA brought together the company's founder, Janne Karin Sande, who's based on Oslo, Norway, and Prof. Stuart Phillips, director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) at McMaster University, in Ontario, Canada, to discuss the drink, which contains Norwegian cod liver oil and protein.

    This episode is brought to you in association with EO3, the ready to drink product, made with fish oil and protein,  designed to help athletes train faster and harder with optimum recovery. Backed by science EO3 is a complete nutritional solution for cognitive and physical benefits. A better way to get the Omega 3 your body needs.

    Prof. Phillips sits on the scientific advisory board for EO3.

    Recorded: June 6, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.

    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.
    Holistic Life NavigationLearn how to release stress and trauma with food, somatic techniques & holistic practices.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

    • 34 min
    Steven Clausnitzer: Freezing stem cells to slow the aging process

    Steven Clausnitzer: Freezing stem cells to slow the aging process

    What if we could stop time and preserve the biological potential of our younger selves? It is the goal of Forever Labs,  a US company that stores stem cells for possible use in later life, to combat age-related disease and, perhaps, aging itself. The company collects and cryo-preserves stem cells so they can be used in future health treatments and therapies, should medical advances allow it. In this interview Steven Clausnitzer, who founded the company in 2015, explains his vision that illnesses occurring in the years to come, could be treated, or even prevented, through the use of stem cells that were put into storage during healthier times. 

    Recorded: March 15, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.

    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.
    Holistic Life NavigationLearn how to release stress and trauma with food, somatic techniques & holistic practices.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

    • 33 min
    Dave Paul: Walk, talk and live long

    Dave Paul: Walk, talk and live long

    An hour-long walk, before breakfast, is my favorite daily habit. It is a routine that I rarely miss and one which I credit for much of my current health and vitality. For all the latest diet, exercise and supplementation interventions, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other is, for me, a hugely rewarding lifestyle trail. The benefits of walking are widely documented although the motivation needed to develop a regular practice can be elusive. Dave Paul, an American radio host currently living in the state of South Carolina, is on a mission to promote the longevity enhancing habit through his podcast and blog, Walking is Fitness. With engaging monologues, recording during his morning walk, Dave shares his daily adventures with an audience that he says are "doing a hard thing," but hopefully reaping the physical and mental rewards of a commitment to fitness. In this LLAMA podcast interview Dave explains how his zest for life has evolved into a passion for helping others stay accountable to their daily fitness regimes.

    Recorded: March 2, 2022 | Read a transcript and show notes at the LLAMA podcast website.

    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.
    Holistic Life NavigationLearn how to release stress and trauma with food, somatic techniques & holistic practices.Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Affiliation disclosure: DoNotAge.org is offering listeners to LLAMA a 10% discount on its range of products, including NAD boosters. The podcast receives a small commission when you use the use code LLAMA for purchases at DoNotAge.org - it helps to cover production costs and ensures that our interviews remain free for all to listen. Health queries can be answered by emailing: hello@donotage.org

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

andromedapodcastfan ,

Excellent resource

Enjoy these podcasts and the nature in which they encourage good health. Please do an episode on healthspan consistency for attention disorders. Having recently listened to the ADHD Unwired episodes on life expectancy would be very interested in a LLAMA episode on the mental health barriers to mastering ageing. Thank you.

Biffer60 ,

Love It

Have listened to most if not all of this series of podcasts and find the topic fascinating. It is very inspirational most weeks although I must admit the latest episode made me think I should just go to the pub and to hell with it. Just joking Peter. Keep up the good work!

ACritchley ,

Interesting guest excellent interviewer

I am enjoying listening to these podcasts many guests will inspire you. Not every episode is going to appeal to all but that’s fine. The calm Welsh voice is an antidote to many US podcasts.

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