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The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a weekly series of extended, one-to-one interviews, about human longevity. Hosted by Peter Bowes, leading scientists share their latest research into living a long and healthy life. We delve into the clinical trials and challenge new ideas. We also feature some remarkable people who have already mastered the art of aging. Hear about their insights into growing old, without feeling old, and the secrets of their longevity.

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The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast is a weekly series of extended, one-to-one interviews, about human longevity. Hosted by Peter Bowes, leading scientists share their latest research into living a long and healthy life. We delve into the clinical trials and challenge new ideas. We also feature some remarkable people who have already mastered the art of aging. Hear about their insights into growing old, without feeling old, and the secrets of their longevity.

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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 17 2020
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Peter, host of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast, highlight all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Great and Inspiring

By GretchenLeigh - Sep 02 2018
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Awesome podcast - great topics and great interviewer. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

45 Ratings
Average Ratings
39
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4
1
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Awesome Podcast!!!

By Clarisse Gomez - Mar 17 2020
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Peter, host of the Live Long and Master Aging podcast, highlight all aspects of health, wellness and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

Great and Inspiring

By GretchenLeigh - Sep 02 2018
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Awesome podcast - great topics and great interviewer. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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Live Long and Master Aging

Latest release on Jul 08, 2020

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Rank #1: Satchin Panda: Embracing the circadian rhythm for better health

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Satchin Panda is a professor at the Salk Institute and a founding executive member of the Center for Circadian Biology at the University of California, San Diego.  Dr. Panda is also the author of a new book, The Circadian Code, in which he explains his theory that our overall health and longevity is affected more by when we eat than what we eat. Timing, he says, is  everything.  Limiting the number of hours during which we consume our meals is pivotal to nurturing the body clock and could help us avoid the chronic diseases of old age, he believes. Dr. Panda’s research is compelling and potentially life-changing.  In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, he explains what it means to adopt a ‘time-restricted eating’ pattern; why choosing to eat in a shorter time window could help us sleep better and be more alert during the day; and how we can all get involved in a research project cataloging the circadian rhythms of thousands of people around the world.  
The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural health span or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.

Sep 24 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #2: Aseem Malhotra: Cardiologist

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Dr. Aseem Malhotra is a campaigner against the excessive consumption of sugar. A National Health Service (NHS) doctor and consultant cardiologist in the UK, he believes that too much sugar in our diets can lead to medical conditions commonly associated with aging – including obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease. A global health advocate and avowed foodie, Aseem is also a writer, and recently completed ‘The Big Fat Fix’ – a film which highlights what he sees as the myths behind our understanding of sugar, fat, and exercise.

Mar 07 2017

51mins

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Rank #3: Rangan Chatterjee - prescribing a lifestyle for longevity: food, movement, sleep and relaxation

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Rangan Chatterjee is a medical doctor, best known in the UK as the star of Doctor in the House, the BBC series that helps restore people to optimal health. After two decades of practicing medicine, Dr Chatterjee is on a mission to replace pills with "lifestyle prescriptions. He believes that people are needlessly suffering and that health care professionals should put more emphasis on preventing chronic, lifestyle-related conditions though behavioral changes. The author of The 4 Pillar Plan says the secret to a longer, healthier life lies in relaxation, sleeping, movement and a carefully chosen diet. He also acknowledges that healthy eating has become “incredibly complicated.” In this in-depth interview Dr Chatterjee explains how modern lifestyles are negatively impacting our health; why his personal longevity goal involves the ski slopes of the French Alps and the difference a ’switch-off' routine makes to restful sleep.

Jan 22 2018

52mins

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Rank #4: Andrius Baskys - restricting calories to extend health span and stave off diseases - LLAMA30

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Dr. Andrius Baskys (@MindThisMind) adopted a lifestyle of calorie restriction because he wanted to improve his health as a middle-aged man. The Lithuanian-born psychiatrist and neuroscientist studies aging and interventions to reverse it. A prolific writer and former clinical professor of health sciences at the University of California, Riverside, Dr. Baskys currently practices as a gero-psychiatrist, treating mental disorders in the elderly. He permanently restricts his caloric intake because he believes it will optimize his everyday health and chances of living a long, disease-free life. In this in-depth interview he describes his daily regimen, its apparent health benefits and the restrictions it imposes on his active lifestyle. He also discusses the practical implications of a dietary practice that involves careful measuring of his food, at every meal.

Sep 11 2017

36mins

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Rank #5: Olga Connolly - 84-year-old personal trainer and Olympic gold medal winner - LLAMA02

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Olga Connolly is an Olympic gold medalist, who triumphed during the 1956 games in Melbourne. She threw the discus for her home country, Czechoslovakia. During the competition, she fell in love with, and later married, American athlete Harold Connolly – a controversial move at the height of the Cold War. Now 84, Olga has forged a career in fitness, working as a personal trainer at the University of California, Irvine, specializing in holistic fitness studies and training.

Mar 07 2017

52mins

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Rank #6: Anurag Singh: Pomegranates, muscle mass and healthy aging

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Frailty and a decline in overall physical strength are irksome signs of aging.  Regular exercise is essential to maintain optimum muscle mass and movement, but are there other interventions that could curb age-related muscle weakening?  A Swiss biotech startupis developing a supplement that could slow down the process, by replacing damaged mitochondria, the parts of cells that generate energy. It turns out that a key component could be a chemical produced by the gut microbiome, when we eat pomegranates and strawberries.  In this LLAMA podcast with Peter Bowes, Dr. Anurag Singh, Chief Medical Officer with Amazentis, explains the background to this developing science and its potential to help older people maintain an independent lifestyle for longer.

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In this interview we cover:  

  • Research at Amazentis and company mission
  • Dr. Singh’s transition from medical practice to medical research
  • The role of mitochondria - the cellular powerhouses - and link to muscle dysfunction or decline
  • Analysing the mitochondrial health of frail vs older, active adults.
  • The connection between pomegranates, strawberries and nuts - and mitochondrial health. 
  • The role of urolithin A and why it could be a valuable dietary supplement.
  • Why microbiome health is linked to muscle strength.
  • Why optimal diet is not equal to optimal health.
  • The role of mitophagy. 
  • Animal studies suggesting urolithin A supplementation promotes enhanced endurance and better mitochondrial function.
  • What the first clinical studies with older, minimally active human subjects show. 
  • The current fascination with longevity research and desire to function better for longer. 

Oct 24 2019

28mins

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Rank #7: Charles Brenner: “Age better” vitamin B3 supplement

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There has been a lot of buzz recently surrounding a new supplement that could boost our energy levels as we grow old. It is a recently discovered form of vitamin B3 and has been widely touted as a possible tool to enhance the aging process. We are going to take a deep dive into what it is and how it works. Nicotinamide riboside (NR) is converted by the body into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) which is an essential molecule found in every living cell and plays a significant role in energy production, regulation of the circadian rhythm and cognitive function. Dr. Charles Brenner is one of the world’s leading authorities on the biochemistry behind NR and its potential to extend life in some organisms. Dr. Brenner is the Roy J. Carver Chair and Head of Biochemistry at the University of Iowa and founding co-director of the University of Iowa Obesity Initiative. He is also chief scientific adviser to Chromadex, a California-based company behind the NR supplement, Tru Niagen. In this in-depth interview, Dr Brenner explains the significance of NAD and why he believes supplementation with NR could help us "age better." He also elaborates on why he refuses to describe NR as “miraculous or magic” and explains why he is uncomfortable with the often-heard expression, 'anti-aging,’ in the marketing of human longevity.

Feb 27 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: Mark Figearo - Workout or die: Optimum fitness at 67

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A decade ago Mark Figearo’s health was in such a perilous state that his doctors feared the worst. With a family history of heart problems the California businessman knew he had to take drastic action to reverse the inevitable decline in his health.  Now aged 68, Mark works out five days a week and is a keen obstacle course racer.  This is the second in our series of interviews at Results Fitness, in Newhall, California, featuring older athletes enjoying the best health of their lives. In this interview with LLAMA’s Peter Bowes, Mark explains his daily regime and shares the secrets behind his journey to optimum fitness and mental clarity. 

In this episode we learn about: 

  • How Mark’s awareness of health started as a young boy when his father passed away. 
  • The “horror” of the 1950s ‘contractor’s diet.'
  • How a health scare ten years ago forever changed Mark’s attitude towards his own health and fitness. 
  • How Mark combined his passion for cooking with a new-found appreciation of intense exercise, to get in shape. 
  • What happens when life gets in the way of living an active lifestyle. 
  • How to overcome a life-long hatred of exercise. 
  • How Mark combined his passion for cooking with a new-found appreciation of intense exercise, to get in shape. 
  • Still working at 68 and still enjoying it. 
  • Bulletproof Coffee and Apple Cider vinegar.  
  • Working out with fellow older athletes in a family atmosphere.
  • Preparing for a Spartan Race and going back for more. 

Nov 27 2018

26mins

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Rank #9: Martin Tobias - biohacking to upgrade the human mind and body

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Imagine being able to build as much muscle in one 12-minute workout as during four, hour-long sessions; or forgoing months of physical therapy for an injury treatment plan lasting just a few days. Enter the world of biohacking and Bulletproof Labs in Santa Monica, California. The machines inside the futuristic fitness and healthcare center may look like something out of a science fiction film, but they were built, according to CEO Martin Tobias, around the practical concept of becoming as healthy as possible with minimal effort. Bulletproof Labs describes itself as "the world’s first human upgrade center for the mind and body.” it offers interventions such as cryotherapy, light therapy, atmospheric cell training, adaptive resistance technology and a gym-busting, computerized curling device called a Cheat Machine. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, Martin explains the mission and technology behind Bulletproof Labs and his personal passion for hacking his way to a younger cellular age.

Jun 18 2018

49mins

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Rank #10: Joel Kahn - cardiologist preventing heart attacks and chronic disease through plant-based nutrition - LLAMA32

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Dr. Joel Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during a career spanning more three decades.  A graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Kahn has served as Clinical Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Wayne State University School of Medicine since 1993. Once a traditional doctor using traditional techniques, he now applies a holistic approach to health care, believing that many chronic diseases could be prevented through changes in lifestyle, with a plant-based diet at the core of his approach to wellbeing.  In this in-depth interview Dr. Kahn explains his theory that the best recipe for good health is a lifestyle “extreme in diet, moderate in exercise and abundant in love.” And with heart disease standing as the world’s leading cause of death, he also plunges into the debates surrounding high fat diets and confusing health messages in the media.

Sep 25 2017

51mins

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Rank #11: Eric Verdin: How diet and metabolism affect the aging process

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Eric Verdin is the president and chief executive officer of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging. The institute, based in Novato, Northern California, is America's first and largest independent body focussed on the biology of aging. Until recently, Dr. Verdin was a senior investigator at the Gladstone Institutes, in San Francisco, where he studied the role of metabolism and diet in aging. A world-renowned expert in the field, Dr. Verdin is trying to better understand the mechanisms linking caloric restriction to increased health span and longevity.

Mar 28 2017

31mins

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Rank #12: Fred Bartlit: Get strong and live like crazy

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Fred Bartlit is on a mission to re-define aging. A distinguished U.S. Army commander and high profile trial lawyer - he represented two American presidents - Fred is now 87 and a passionate advocate for strength training as we grow old. The author of Choosing the Strong Path: Reversing the Downward Spiral of Aging, is, by his own admission, obsessed with pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Fred’s mantra is that if we “get strong” everything else will fall into place.  In this LLAMA podcast interview he explains his philosophy that strength drives everything - in life and business - and why men, especially “big shots” from the world of business, are less inclined than women to follow his advice.

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In this interview we cover:     

  • Fred’s aspirations to remain strong and active into his 90s. 
  • How medical science, he believes, fails to focus on optimum health over 75. 
  • Life expectancy versus health expectancy.
  • Fred was selected by two U.S. Presidents of different parties to represent them in high profile cases. 
  • He represented President George W. Bush in the 2001 U.S. Presidential election 'hanging chad' trial.
  • Fred was selected to be the president’s chief counsel for Barack Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.
  • How Fred’s future wife warned him that his exercise regime, at 50, would leave him a corpse at 60. 
  • How lifting heavy weights transformed Fred’s body. 
  • Why he was inspired to pursue research into sarcopenia, chronic diseases, fatigue, falls, and early death.
  • Why he came to the conclusion that there is direct correlation between strength and happiness. 
  • How Fred escaped being a “fat old fool” at the country club.
  • Fred’s diet of brightly coloured vegetables and fruit. 
  • What does "a pot belly can not lead men” mean? 
  • Getting up at 3.30 AM and working out every day. 
  • Still working as an active trial lawyer at 87 
  • Why men won’t acknowledge their age-related frailties. 
  • How you can avoid the downward spiral of aging.   

Aug 15 2019

36mins

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Rank #13: Royce Smith - 76-year gym rat’s recipe for longevity

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Royce Smith lifts weights with his gym buddies every morning at 5am. Then he goes to work - at one of two companies he runs - and puts in a full day in the office. He competes in obstacle course events like the Spartan Race, has a busy family life and at the age of 76, enjoys the best of health. What is his secret?  In many ways Royce epitomizes a lifestyle that promotes a long health span. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes the California businessman explains how he maintains his rigorous daily routine; why he keeps pushing himself to take part in obstacle course races and how he is inspired to work out alongside younger athletes.  This is the third and final episode in our mini series at Results Fitness, featuring older athletes. 

In this interview we learn about:

  • How a 76-year old works six days a week and maintains a vigorous exercise regime. 
  • Strength training to maintain stamina 
  • How Royce is motivated by his daily routine, rising at 4am to go to the gym.
  • Working hard and playing hard 
  • Developing the right mental attitude to compete in a Spartan Race. 
  • A muti-generational approach: Inspiring younger people to work out hard
  • Delaying retirement.

Dec 06 2018

24mins

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Rank #14: Nir Barzilai - scientist researching the genetics of exceptional longevity & drugs that could target aging - LLAMA04

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Nir Barzilai is a professor of medicine and genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the director of the Institute for Aging Research. He is best known for his work with some of the world’s oldest populations and is currently leading an international effort to aprove drugs that could target aging. Dr. Barzilai was born in Isreal and has had a life-long interest in the mechanisms that control the aging process. He hypothesizes that centenarians have protective genes which delay aging or protect against age-related diseases.

Mar 14 2017

37mins

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Rank #15: Herb Alpert - legendary musician living purposeful, age-defying life

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Herb Alpert, at the age of 82, is showing no signs of slowing down. The American musician has enjoyed a long and hugely successful career as a trumpet player, bandleader, composer, record company co-founder and philanthropist. Healthy and vibrant, the octogenarian lives a full life, touring, performing and nurturing young talent though the Herb Alpert Foundation, where the mission is to “promote compassion and creativity” in society.  Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass burst on to the music scene the early1960s. Herb is the “A’ in A&M Records, where he had the foresight to sign the Carpenters, Cat Stevens, The Police and many others. As a solo artist Herb had a number one hit with the instrumental track, Rise.  He is also an accomplished artist and sculptor and has been happily married to the signer Lani Hall for more than 40 years. In this wide-ranging interview Herb explains why he feels three decades younger than his biological age; how he revels in exploring new technology to create music and why he embraces every day with boyish enthusiasm. 
Find out more about The Herb Alpert Foundation
Herb's latest album, the Christmas Wish, is out now.  Listen at herbalpert.com
Herb is constantly touring.  See where he is appearing next.

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Oct 23 2017

32mins

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Rank #16: Bruce Chernof - Aging tactics for Gen-Xers and Millennials

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The Beatles song, When I’m Sixty-Four, pays homage to the aging process and is a tribute to the value of enduring friendships. The light-hearted ditty encapsulates some of the values and aspirations of The SCAN Foundation, which focusses on improving the quality of health and life for older people.  SCAN’s mission is to advance a coordinated and easily navigated system of high-quality services for older adults, preserving their dignity and independence. Bruce Chernof MD currently serves as the Foundation's President and Chief Executive Officer.  In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, recorded at TEDMED, Dr. Chernof explains the challenges for all generations, as they get older, and why he believes embracing the Internet of Things will be crucial to healthy and active aging. He also suggests that the planning process for old age should start much earlier than most people realize, with the sharing economy playing a pivotal role in our way of life. 

In this interview we cover:

  • Why Dr. Chernof believes we should stop thinking of aging as “somebody else’s business."
  • The SCAN Foundation's new podcast.
  • How Gen-Xers and Millennials are “active caregivers” and why they are stressed-out about it. 
  • Looking after an adopted grandmother, aged 102.
  • Why we need a better word for “care-giving."
  • Living in your own home - but for how long? 
  • The challenges of the unknown.
  • Losing the independence that comes from being able to drive. 
  • Devising a plan to maximize mobility as we grow old. 
  • Embracing public transport before we are give up the car. 
  • Embracing the Internet of Things for healthy and engaged aging.
  • How the sharing economy, embraced by millennials, is helping design future living models.
  • Living longer but with chronic illness.
  • Tackling future health challenges - beyond Alzheimer’s.
  • Breaking out of agist thinking. 
  • Recognizing the fount of knowledge in older people.
  • Devising a plan and aging with dignity.

Jan 14 2019

35mins

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Rank #17: Molly Maloof - continuous glucose monitoring to optimize health span

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Molly Maloof is a medical doctor based in San Francisco, where she serves as the Head of Medical Science for Sano Intelligence, a company developing a real-time continuous glucose monitoring patch. Dr. Maloof is a strong proponent of using biomarkers, particularly glucose levels, which she describes as the “ultimate lifestyle biomarker,” as a tool to improve a person's health and nurture their longevity.  By analyzing specific biomarkers, which also include vitamin D levels, sex hormone metabolism and cortisol metabolism, Dr. Maloof’s private medical practice focusses of lifestyle changes for her patients. In this LLAMA podcast interview with Peter Bowes, she discusses how a person's blood glucose levels can affect their daily lives, why she believes our bodies need a break from food throughout the day, and the lifestyle habits that promote long, healthy lives.
The Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast hacks the aging process. Peter Bowes interviews world-renowned scientists, future thinkers and biohackers, all of whom have a common goal of figuring out how we can live longer and healthier. We also talk to inspiring individuals who have already mastered the aging process. The LLAMA philosophy is that there is much can do to extend our natural healthspan or the length of time when we enjoy optimal health. We talk a lot about food, fasting, fitness, the brain and good fortune.

Sep 18 2018

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Rank #18: Catherine Sanderson - Smile, be happy and live longer?

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A simple smile, a friendly gesture or an offer of help and friendship, could help us all live longer, healthier lives. International Day of Happiness (March 20) is celebrated by the United Nations as a way to recognize the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world.  There is scientific data that suggests people who embrace the benefits of a positive attitude, are rewarded with a greater sense of well-being. Catherine Sanderson is a psychologist and professor in Life Sciences at Amherst College in Massachusetts. In her book, The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, Dr. Sanderson explores the science behind our mindset, and how, she says, anyone can learn to adopt a more positive outlook. In this LLAMA podcast interview, with Peter Bowes, Dr. Sanderson explains how kindness, gratitude and genuine friendships can help promote better physical and mental health. 

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In this interview we explore:

  • Why someone who is not “naturally happy” has written a book about happiness?
  • What does it mean to be happy?
  • Are we genetically programmed to be either happy or more melancholy in our demeanor?
  • Does having stress and adversity in life help, ultimately, promote happiness? 
  • What if bad things happen? 
  • What does MRI data showing levels of "brain activation" tell us? 
  • Why do our brains react differently when we’re surrounded by nature?
  • How much control do we have over our mindset? 
  • Do we spend too little time thinking about and practicing happiness? 
  • How powerful is a smile? 
  • How a positive attitude can make us feel better and better tolerate adverse experiences. 
  • Why are so many people keeping gratitude journals? 
  • Bedtime rituals to help us sleep better.
  • Does social media make us feel less happy?
  • Why Dr. Sanderson says “relationships are the number one best predictor of our happiness."
  • Is happiness contagious?
  • Why changing our mindset is not easy.
  • Scientific data that supports the idea that happier people live longer.
  • Why does volunteering make up happier?

Mar 18 2019

31mins

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Rank #19: James Hamblin - embracing modern media and rebuffing news cycles for better health

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If there were such as thing as the Fountain of Youth, Dr. James Hamblin, senior editor at The Atlantic, must have been drinking from it all his life. In the real world, the 35-year old doctor-turned-journalist, shrugs off his youthful appearance as a family trait. When asked about his boyish looks, the host of the video series, If Our Bodies Could Talk, responds without hesitation. He is used to answering questions. After training as a radiologist and dabbling in improv comedy, James realized that he preferred talking for a living than practicing medicine. He is now known as the doctor who offers “off-beat perspectives” on health matters, through his writing and video series. In this interview, James shares his disdain for news cycles and enthusiasm for a plant-based diet. He also discusses his frustration with the medical profession and suggests family doctors would serve their patients better if they had an active Instagram account.

Nov 27 2017

31mins

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Rank #20: Jason Prall - discovering longevity secrets around the world

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The world’s oldest people are an endlessly fascinating source of stories, advice and wisdom. To try to gain a better understanding of their longevity, health researcher Jason Prall set out on a global adventure.  His goal was to unravel the secrets of the longest-lived and healthiest populations. The result is a 9-part documentary film series featuring some remarkable characters as well as leading scientists scrutinizing the aging process. The Human Longevity Project visited over 50 locations in 9 countries to study the lifestyles of people that live the longest lives. In this in-depth interview Jason reveals the common traits that appear to promote extended health spans; why he believes simplified living is a key pillar of human longevity and how he applies the lessons of others to live a "longer, happier and more fulfilled life."

Apr 23 2018

1hr 3mins

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