In the Western world, aging is demonized and the wisdom of elders is ignored and even suppressed. This is the complete antithesis of indigenous cultures where people age in a healthy way, and live well into their 90s with full, meaningful existences. It’s not just about physiology, how they age is driven by their beliefs and the culture around them.
What can we learn from these centenarians about aging? Is the link between disease and getting older real?
In this episode, clinical neuropsychologist, world expert in healthy longevity, and the founder of Biocognitive Science, Dr. Mario Martinez returns to the show to share his studies on centenarians and profound wisdom about our world today.
Aging is an interaction between the predisposition of genetics, the belief systems that you have and the environment that you live in and how you teach illnesses to your body. -Dr. Mario Martinez
Three Things We Learned
Why science and technology will never have all the answers
What are the perils of being a culture that only looks at things through the lens of conventional, reductionist science?
The inquisition of political correctness
Do cultures with more political correctness breed more negativity and misery?
Healthy sadness vs. morbid sadness
How do healthy centenarians view grief so that it doesn’t turn into prolonged suffering and eventually disease?
Dr. Mario Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist and proponent of cultural psychoneuroimmunology, world expert in healthy longevity, bestselling author of the The MindBody Code and The Mindbody Self and the Founder of Biocognitive Science. He specializes in how cultural and transcendental beliefs affect health and longevity. For more information, visit https://www.biocognitiveculture.com/ and subscribe to his YouTube channel.