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#12 Dr. Bruce Ames | Longevity Micronutrients, Triage Theory, and Vitamin D for Healthy Aging Live Longer World

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My guest today is Dr. Bruce Ames who has received several awards and accolades for developing the Ames test which is used to detect carcinogens in commercial products. He showed how there were carcinogens in products such as hair dyes and children’s pajamas!   

Later, Dr. Bruce Ames turned to studying micronutrients and how deficiency of important vitamins and minerals leads to accelerated aging. He came up with the Micronutrient triage theory, which says that when nutrient intake is insufficient, the body has a rationing mechanism and favors proteins needed for immediate survival at the expense of protection against future damage.   

Dr. Bruce Ames is 93 years old and says that he is still exercising and eating healthy greens cooked by his lovely Italian wife! However, he says his cognitive capacity has slowed down (this is why we need rejuvenation therapies, even for the brain: listen to my episode with Dr. Jean Hebert who talks about Brain Aging and his strategy to reverse aging through replacement of the body parts: https://youtu.be/oerGUepWsH8).  

I am grateful that I had a chance to converse with him on Vitamin D, longevity micronutrients, how micronutrient deficiency can lead to accelerated aging, his take on the science behind reversing aging, and his advice to younger people.   

This is a shorter episode and I hope you learn more about the importance of micronutrients!  

All platforms / Episode Show Notes: https://livelongerworld.substack.com/p/bames  

RELATED WRITING: 

My newsletter post explaining the Micronutrient Triage theory: https://livelongerworld.substack.com/p/bruceames 

My post on Longevity Foods (Nutrition Doesn't have to be so complicated): https://livelongerworld.substack.com/p/longevityfoods  

Sign up for Premium Subscriber Extensive Show Notes & Transcripts: https://www.livelongerworld.com/premium 

Find the previous podcast episodes & subscribe to be notified: https://www.livelongerworld.com/podcast 

Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/livelongerworld

Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livelongerworld 

DR. BRUCE AMES LINKS: 

Website: http://www.bruceames.org/ 

LIVE LONGER WORLD LINKS: 

Website: https://www.livelongerworld.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/livelongerworld

Newsletter: https://livelongerworld.substack.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longevityfuture/

Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/livelongerworld

Podcast All Platforms: https://anchor.fm/livelongerworld

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiveLongerWorld

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3eZAoAp

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eZB6O5

Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3HN0keG

Premium Subscriber Benefits: https://www.livelongerworld.com/premium 

TIMESTAMPS: 

00:00 Live Longer World 

00:36 Bruce Ames Intro 

1:50 Micronutrient triage theory 

5:40 Micronutrient deficiencies & age acceleration 

9:10 Vitamin D for healthy aging 

12:26 CHORI Bar 

14:46 Measuring micronutrients (blood finger-prick) 

16:55 Bruce Ames diet 

18:19 Asthma caused by obesity / bad diet improved by CHORI bar 

21:21 Dr. Ames lifestyle over the years 

22:47 Importance of zinc 

24:15 Nutrition is complicated 

24:44 Dr. Ames last words & advice for young scientists

Thanks for listening & if you enjoy the episode, please like, leave a review on Apple podcasts, subscribe & share! Stay in good health - Aastha.

My guest today is Dr. Bruce Ames who has received several awards and accolades for developing the Ames test which is used to detect carcinogens in commercial products. He showed how there were carcinogens in products such as hair dyes and children’s pajamas!   

Later, Dr. Bruce Ames turned to studying micronutrients and how deficiency of important vitamins and minerals leads to accelerated aging. He came up with the Micronutrient triage theory, which says that when nutrient intake is insufficient, the body has a rationing mechanism and favors proteins needed for immediate survival at the expense of protection against future damage.   

Dr. Bruce Ames is 93 years old and says that he is still exercising and eating healthy greens cooked by his lovely Italian wife! However, he says his cognitive capacity has slowed down (this is why we need rejuvenation therapies, even for the brain: listen to my episode with Dr. Jean Hebert who talks about Brain Aging and his strategy to reverse aging through replacement of the body parts: https://youtu.be/oerGUepWsH8).  

I am grateful that I had a chance to converse with him on Vitamin D, longevity micronutrients, how micronutrient deficiency can lead to accelerated aging, his take on the science behind reversing aging, and his advice to younger people.   

This is a shorter episode and I hope you learn more about the importance of micronutrients!  

All platforms / Episode Show Notes: https://livelongerworld.substack.com/p/bames  

RELATED WRITING: 

My newsletter post explaining the Micronutrient Triage theory: https://livelongerworld.substack.com/p/bruceames 

My post on Longevity Foods (Nutrition Doesn't have to be so complicated): https://livelongerworld.substack.com/p/longevityfoods  

Sign up for Premium Subscriber Extensive Show Notes & Transcripts: https://www.livelongerworld.com/premium 

Find the previous podcast episodes & subscribe to be notified: https://www.livelongerworld.com/podcast 

Find me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/livelongerworld

Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/livelongerworld 

DR. BRUCE AMES LINKS: 

Website: http://www.bruceames.org/ 

LIVE LONGER WORLD LINKS: 

Website: https://www.livelongerworld.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/livelongerworld

Newsletter: https://livelongerworld.substack.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longevityfuture/

Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/livelongerworld

Podcast All Platforms: https://anchor.fm/livelongerworld

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/LiveLongerWorld

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3eZAoAp

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3eZB6O5

Google Podcasts: https://bit.ly/3HN0keG

Premium Subscriber Benefits: https://www.livelongerworld.com/premium 

TIMESTAMPS: 

00:00 Live Longer World 

00:36 Bruce Ames Intro 

1:50 Micronutrient triage theory 

5:40 Micronutrient deficiencies & age acceleration 

9:10 Vitamin D for healthy aging 

12:26 CHORI Bar 

14:46 Measuring micronutrients (blood finger-prick) 

16:55 Bruce Ames diet 

18:19 Asthma caused by obesity / bad diet improved by CHORI bar 

21:21 Dr. Ames lifestyle over the years 

22:47 Importance of zinc 

24:15 Nutrition is complicated 

24:44 Dr. Ames last words & advice for young scientists

Thanks for listening & if you enjoy the episode, please like, leave a review on Apple podcasts, subscribe & share! Stay in good health - Aastha.

27 min

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