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David Stewart, founder of AGEIST magazine and thought leader, brings in a range of high profile guests to share their secrets of living their best lives: wellness, health, fitness, and relationships.

SuperAge: Live Better David Stewart

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David Stewart, founder of AGEIST magazine and thought leader, brings in a range of high profile guests to share their secrets of living their best lives: wellness, health, fitness, and relationships.

    Gut Health, Microbiome, and the Brain. Everything You Need to Know: Dr. Emeran Mayer

    Gut Health, Microbiome, and the Brain. Everything You Need to Know: Dr. Emeran Mayer

    “Gut-health” has become a buzzword in the wellness industry, but what exactly is our gut and how do we know if it’s healthy? What role does it play in our overall health? What is its connection to the brain? Do probiotics or fermented foods do any good for our gut? Does fasting impact the gut microbiome? What are 5 things we can do for a healthier gut? 
    Dr. Emeran Mayer, gastroenterologist, author, neuroscientist, and professor in the Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Psychiatry.  At the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA joins us on the SuperAge podcast to discuss these questions and shares his expertise on the gut microbiome. 
    What you will learn: 
    What the “gut” and “microbiome” actually areHow the health of our gut impacts the health of everything else in our bodiesThe guts connection to our brainWhether probiotics and fermented foods really work for improving gut healthHow fasting may impact the gut5 things to do for a healthier gut“I think what we have observed is that our modern lifestyle is not very conducive to a healthy gut because of what we eat and the whole standard American diet story that plays a significant role.” 
    “What happens in the gut does not stay in the gut. It goes through various signaling molecules to every part of the body.”
    “If you’re stressed in your brain, or you have negative emotions in your brain, your gut knows it, because it gets these signals. And vice versa, if your gut is imbalanced, your brain knows it.” 
    Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods. 
    Connect with Dr. Emeran Mayer:
    Website: https://emeranmayer.com Books: The Gut-Immune Connection: https://emeranmayer.com/the-gut-immune-connection-book/ The Mind-Gut Connection: https://emeranmayer.com/book/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emeranmayer/ 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    HRT, Estrogen and Menopause, New Scientific Findings: Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

    HRT, Estrogen and Menopause, New Scientific Findings: Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su

    Much of what is thought about hormone replacement therapy is outdated and untrue. We do a deep dive into what is HRT, what are the benefits, and who should and should not be taking it. What happens during a women’s hormone journey from childhood to post-menopausal? How are hormones and a woman’s brain connected? What happens in a women’s body during menopause? What is hormone replacement therapy? Does HRT increase the risk of breast cancer? What is the relation between hormones and the cardiovascular system? How does menopause impact sleep? 
    Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su is the Medical Director of Menopause services at the Women’s Wellness and Gyn Specialties Clinic at Swedish Medical Center. She is also the Chief Medical Officer at Gennev. Dr. Dunsmoor-Su joins us on the SuperAge podcast for an information-dense episode all about menopause. She explains what happens leading up to and during menopause, some of the symptoms like weight gain, trouble sleeping, brain fog, and how they are addressed, how we can use hormone replacement therapy to improve symptoms and longevity for women post-menopause, and much more. 
    What you will learn in this episode:
    What a woman’s body goes through in terms of hormones from childhood all the way through post-menopause The impact of menopause on the brainEverything we need to know about hormone replacement therapy and some of the myths around itHow menopause impacts sleep and what can help How menopause impacts brain health and the cardiovascular system “Estrogen replacement does not cause breast cancer. And I like to shout that from the rooftops. We have many studies that tell us that estrogen replacement does not cause breast cancer.” 
    “Women who start hormone replacement therapy within 5 years of their last period actually reduce their cardiovascular risk. They also slightly reduce their risk of colon cancer and they reduce their all cause mortality overtime.” 
    “When women are transitioning through menopause, we’re talking about 5-10 years of disrupted sleep. That’s a lot of impact to the brain.” 
    “Menopause is fine and functional if you’re going to live to be 65. You’ve got 10 years to survive menopause, you’re going to be okay. We live to 95, 100, 105! That’s a long time, that’s almost half your life without the hormones that sort of keep things going. So I think that we need to adjust.” 
    Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods. 
    Connect with Dr. Rebecca Dunsmoor-Su:
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebecca-dunsmoor-su-92a4997b/ 
    Gennev: https://gennev.com 
    Check out the app, CBT-i Coach, that Dr. Dunsmoor-Su recommends for at home Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/cbt-i-coach/id655918660 

    • 57 min
    Change Your Life By Changing Your Brain: Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD: Neuroscience Expert and Founder of BrainTap®

    Change Your Life By Changing Your Brain: Dr. Patrick Porter, PhD: Neuroscience Expert and Founder of BrainTap®

    Why do we feel good in the mountains, looking at a fireplace or by the ocean? It is not the pretty landscapes, it has to do with their vibration frequencies.  Neuroscience has now figured out how to use sound and light to produce the same brain effects to bring people to deep states of relaxation and inspiration.
    Dr. Patrick Porter is a brain researcher, author, speaker, and founder of BrainTap. He, along with his team, are passionate about re-programming and optimizing our brains. He joins us on the SuperAge podcast to discuss how light, sound, and vibrations impact our brain function and overall state of being, why sleep continues to be so crucial for better health, the specific brain frequencies, and why we need time in all of them, and more. 
    What you will learn in this episode:
    -The role of specific brain frequencies (example: beta, alpha, delta, theta)
    -How to re-program your brain to perform better
    -The brain’s role in sleep and sleep’s role in brain function
    -Why people are drawn to places like the ocean, the mountains, or fires
    -How BrainTap can help you relax, focus, or create
    “If you’re not getting deep, level 4 sleep, I don’t care if you’re in bed for 10 hours. You’re not going feel good, you’re going to be tired, you’re going to have brain fog, because your brain is full of junk, it hasn’t cleansed itself.” 
    “A creative mindset is more energizing than a problem-solving mindset.”
    “We’re supposed to be taking a nap next to the zebra and the gazelle but instead, most Americans will go out and get coffee, tea, or chocolate and stimulate instead of use their electrical system and take a nap.” 
    Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you stream your pods. 
    Listeners save 20% here: BrainTap website and products
    Connect with Dr. Porter & BrainTap:

    • 57 min
    My 9 Month Fitness Transformation: Susan Guidi

    My 9 Month Fitness Transformation: Susan Guidi

    Is it too late to get healthy? How can someone take control of their physical and mental health no matter what age? What importance does community play in going through a complete life transformation? How do the thoughts in our heads manifest into reality? What is Susan’s healthy routine? Can women lift weights and not get bulky? 
    Want to learn more about our exclusive, life-altering Super Age Mastermind Seminar and Group? Click here: https://www.weareageist.com/master-mind-class/
    In 2019, Susan Guidi was not putting herself first. She wasn’t taking care of herself physically, she wasn’t mindful about what she was eating, and she wasn’t thinking kind thoughts about herself. Now, Susan is a 64-year-old grandmother who is leg pressing 305 pounds. Beyond her impressive physical transformation, Susan has gained newfound confidence, motivation, and a palpable excitement for life. She wakes up grateful everyday and deeply believes that her possibilities are infinite. She hit the reset button on her life in her 60s and now she inspires other women, shows up for her loved ones in a new way, and, most importantly, shows up for herself. She did it with “no pills, no crazy cosmetic procedures, just determination, grit, and mindset!” 
    To give you an idea of where Susan started and what she is up to now, check out her workout and diet routine below. 
    Starting weight: 181 pounds at 5’5"
    Lowest weight: 136 pounds
    Maintained weight: 138 pounds
    Her deficit macros for workout days were: 165g protein (P), 150g carbs (C), 45g fat (F) 
    Non-workout day deficit macros were: 165g P, 75g C, 50g F
    Initial workout routine: Weight train 5x/week, Cardio 7x/week
    Susan is currently in a “reverse” diet and exercise routine to build muscle. 
    Muscle building phase macros for workout days: 175g P, 135g C, 40g F
    Non workout day macros for muscle building phase: 175g P, 90g C, 45g F
    Muscle building phase workout routine: Cardio has been reduced to 20 mins a day 5x/week, weight training has been increased to 75-80 mins a day 5x/week 
    Example week of workouts during Susan’s muscle-building phase: 
    Monday - calves, quads, light hamstrings 
    Tuesday - chest, delts, light triceps
    Wednesday - back, glutes, calves
    Thursday- rest day (maybe some ab training)
    Friday - hamstrings and glutes
    Saturday - shoulders and arms
    Sunday - rest day (maybe some ab training)
    20 mins of cardio 5 days a week
    Work on pull-ups and that is 5x/week
    “Life is hard, so choose your hard.” 
    “I want to be vital for my grandbabies. I want them to say, ’This is my grandma, look what she can do! Can your grandma do that?’” 
    “How would you treat a baby? You would nurture them, love them, and feed them the most delicious things so they would be healthy. So I incorporated all of those things towards myself.” 
    “The cool thing is, once you love yourself, it’s so much easier to love other people.” 
    Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods. 
    Connect with Susan Guidi: 
    Instagram: @kikimousegetsfit 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Real Truth About Keto, Fasting and Longevity: Jim Howard

    The Real Truth About Keto, Fasting and Longevity: Jim Howard

    What is the importance of biofeedback for longevity and improved physical performance? How can we accurately measure whether we are in ketosis? What is intermittent fasting? What impact does an 18:6 diet really have on our bodies? What is autophagy? How does fasting affect muscle mass? What are exogenous ketones? What does it mean to be metabolically flexible? 
    With all of the conflicting information surrounding ketosis, fasting, the impact of exogenous ketones, and nutrition as a whole, we wanted to get an expert on the SuperAge podcast to give us some clarity around the topic. Jim Howard, the President and CEO of Readout Health, has helped to create an innovative biofeedback tool, Biosense, used to measure your ketone levels throughout the day to help with goals for longevity, weight management, or peak performance. He, along with this team at Readout Health, wants to help us regain control of our health through proper nutrition and lower the rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and more. 
    What you will learn in this episode:
    - Why using a biofeedback device can promote a better understanding of our health and be used to promote  longevity
    - How to know whether you’re in ketosis
    - The misconceptions around ketosis, health, and diet
    - What intermittent fasting does for the body
    - What autophagy is and how it impacts aging
    - What Jim’s wellness non-negotiable are
    “A good way to look at ketosis, I don’t mean the keto diet I’m talking about ketosis, is that it’s the other side of the metabolic switch, that’s where the damage is undone. We focus on the undoing of the damage that one has done to themselves.” 
    “If longevity and healthspan are curious and part of your future plans, I encourage it to be, knowing what your actual body is doing as you enter these zones is critical, as opposed to just guessing.” 
    “I was born in 1967 and in this one generation, in 1967 10% of us were obese. 54 years later it’s now at 40%. In one decade it will be 49%.”
    Try Readout Health’s Biosense ketone monitor with code SUPERAGE20 on https://mybiosense.com. 
    Listen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods. 
    Connect with Jim:
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-howard-2b33124/
    Biosense Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/mybiosense/?hl=en
    Website: https://mybiosense.com

    • 43 min
    The People We Have Become: Stacy London

    The People We Have Become: Stacy London

    Start an entirely new venture way out of one's career experience at age 52? How audacious, but why not.  Stacy shows us how to be an absolute beginner, to believe you can do it, and to thrive. Fashion editor, stylist, author, star of “What Not to Wear”, and now founder of State Of Menopause, Stacy continues to evolve and show that the only things that can hold you back are self-limiting beliefs and expectations. After going through menopause, Stacy realized how under-prepared women are for this time in their lives. She felt isolated, overwhelmed, and stuck. Now, she is determined to create a language and community for all women to feel confident and educated going into an inevitable phase in their life. She wants to talk about menopause and aging in a way that is productive and meaningful.
    How are women unprepared for menopause? Why must we stop pining over who we used to be and stay present in who we are now? Why is it beneficial to have a variety of friends younger, older, and the same ages us? What do I do if I’m scared to pivot careers or try something new? How has technology changed how we live and our ability to be present? How do we let go of expectations? 
     “People don’t realize how much power they possess over the way they’re perceived.” 
    “Create a life that you don’t want to run away from.” 
    “As I’ve aged, my interest in style has kind of grown into an interest in wellness.” 
    “Why not change or pivot and do something at 52? What else should I be doing? Should I be sitting around, mourning that I don’t have the career that I had at 32? What would be the point of that? Where does the purpose lie in that?” 
    What you will learn in this episode: 
    How Stacy is reimagining how we approach menopause Why we must stay present and stop pining over who we used to beWhy we should seek out a friend group of a variety of ages, older, younger, and the same as usHow to let go of self-limiting beliefs and try something new, no matter your ageHow technology has changed our lives and what Stacy thinks social media will become in the futureStacy and David’s life non-negotiables  Why letting go of expectations will change your lifeListen to the SuperAge podcast wherever you get your pods.
    Connect with Stacy: 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stacylondonreal/?hl=en 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/stacylondon?lang=en 
    State Of: https://www.stateofmenopause.com

    • 1 hr 31 min

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