- DNA Testing
- Telomere Protection
- Blood Testing
- Finding a Life Extension Doctor
- Calorie Restriction & Intermittent Fasting
- Stress reduction
- Enhancement & Brain Function
- Anti-aging Eating
- Standards of Information Quality
Impressive results in anti-aging research mean that one day we may greatly extend human lifespan — but most of these treatments won’t be widely available for many years.
Professional researchers and advisors working in anti-aging, life extension, and longevity-related fields.
Early adopters who are ahead of the curve in implementing new anti-aging techniques and can tell us how to do this as easily and cheaply as possible.
While some attendees will be new to life extension, based on the first conference it’s clear that this audience may be the most highly informed group ever gathered to compare personal action for anti-aging & longevity.
Supplements: Should we be taking resveratrol, vitamin D3, fish oil, coenzyme Q10, acetyl-L-carnitine, melatonin, DHEA, and many others. Benefits, costs, risks, and anti-aging supplement advisors to consider.
Telomere protection: Getting your telomeres measured, and anti-aging techniques to protect them, from inexpensive to very expensive. TA-65 is currently the latter, but we hear its cost is about to fall substantially.
Blood Testing: If you’re young and healthy, get extensive blood work done now to get a baseline. If older, see where you’re too low or too high and take corrective action — the "normal" range accepted by the average doctor is almost certainly too broad.
Gadgets: From low-end blood pressure readers and Omron pedometer, to the mid-range Zeo sleep monitor, ShoulderFlex massager, and emWave PC biofeedback, to the high-end UVB non-tanning "tanning bed" for stimulating vitamin D production, we’ll look at which equipment is safe and cost-effective.
Inflammation: Increasingly seen as central to the aging process, we’ll look at ways to measure and reduce this damaging process throughout the body, from taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory supplements to reducing abdominal fat and increasing dietary fiber. C-reactive protein (CRP) monitoring can track anti-aging progress.
Stress Reduction: Perhaps the most important single factor to tackle, due to its connection to blood pressure and cortisol, and yet a challenge to reduce given today’s lifestyles. Many approaches can help — yoga, humor, meditation, sex, massage, vacations, moderate exercise, downsizing, simplifying, reducing email frequency, and getting off the computer one day a week.
Enhancement and brain function: To figure out how to live longer, it would help to be smarter. Some of us have tried mental “enhancers” such as Provigil or Ritalin; let’s compare benefits and risks. We’ll look at anti-aging supplements thought to preserve brain function, such as galantamine.
Anti-Aging Eating: A complex, controversial, and centrally important topic for longevity — advice to take (not the USDA), macronutrients, micro nutrients, organic vs. standard, raw vs. cooked, probiotics, what types of processing to avoid, specific “foods” to avoid including high-fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils, techniques for weight control and reduction, how to reduce the time […]
Standards of information quality: Large double-blind studies are not available for many longevity questions, and may never be due to high costs and inability to patent existing nutrients and practices. Yet health claims must still be evaluated, using less-ideal data.
Mood: Optimistic people live longer, it’s claimed. We’ll look at mood-influencing supplements, techniques, and actions, from SAMe, rhodiola and Prozac to the pursuit of love and intimacy: married people and those in monogamous long-term relationships are said to live longer.