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Longevity tips from the leading health experts.
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This week, we’d like to introduce you to some of the leading experts on health and longevity that we follow and admire: Dr. David Sinclar, Dr. Peter Attia and Dr. Andrew Huberman.
These three doctors have become well-known in popular culture. Some have written books, been featured in national and international news, have millions of followers from their podcasts, and many other accolades.
Though they have different backgrounds and specialties, many of their main tips for health are the same, including fasting, limiting or avoiding alcohol, getting 7-9 hours of sleep, and exercising regularly. Let’s get to know them.
Dr. David Sinclair is 52-years-old but his biological age test is 42! He is a renowned scientist and professor at Harvard Medical School who has dedicated his life to researching the science of aging and longevity. He is the author of the book Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To, which outlines his research and provides practical tips for living a longer, healthier life.
Dr. Sinclair's is most known for recommending intermittent fasting. The purpose of fasting daily is to allow our bodies to repair damaged cells and put less energy into digesting food. Sinclair also eats a vegetarian diet and takes supplements such as resveratrol and NAD+.
Dr. Peter Attia
Dr. Peter Attia is a physician, scientist, and health advocate who is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health. He is the founder of Attia Medical, a medical practice focused on the science of longevity. He has written extensively on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle interventions to improve health and longevity.
Attia emphasizes the importance of tracking your health metrics and making lifestyle changes to improve them. You may have heard that Chris Hemsworth has taken a break from his movie career due to recently finding out he has a higher risk of getting dementia; it was Dr. Attia that tested Hemsworth. You can see them both on Hemsworth’s show, Limitless, on Disney+.
Dr. Andrew Huberman
Dr. Andrew Huberman is a neuroscientist and professor at Stanford University who is passionate about understanding the brain and its relationship to health. He believes that the brain is the key to unlocking our full potential, and that by understanding how it works, we can make better decisions about our health and wellbeing. Allison has become something of a Huberman superfan; ask her about him and you will get an earful about how empowering neuroscience is.
One of the big things Huberman advocates is getting morning sunlight as soon as you wake up as essential for our physical and mental health. Sunlight on our faces first thing in the morning helps to regulate our circadian rhythms, boosts our mood, and prevents certain diseases.
Until next week, Age and Prosper!
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