From Telomeres to Australian Radio!
Hey there! Just wanted to share a couple of interviews I’ve done recently. the first was with Dr. Dave Woynarowski, expert in telomere research and the effects of Telomere degradation on aging and disease, and the co-author of The Immortality Edge.
Perhaps 5-6 podcasts back I talked about telomeres and their role in aging. If/when we figure out how to prevent telomere shortening (they get shorter with every replication of a cell) we will have a powerful tool against the effects of aging. Dr. Dave fully embraces a low-ish carb paleo diet, lots of sleep and Evolutionary Fitness style training as the best diet, exercise and lifestyle measures we can enact to slow our rate of aging via telomere degradation. Shocking concept, no? This was a really fun interview as I could stretch my legs a bit on the technical stuff, geeks have to be geeks!
I also had the honor of a quick interview with Australian radio personality, Paul Bevan. Immediately prior to my interview Paul was talking with Prof. Cliff Hawkins who, interestingly enough, was taught in school that grains have anti-predation, chemical defense mechanisms which can make humans and other critters quite sick when they eat them. Wacky idea! too bad more scientists and doctors do not receive a similar education. Thank you to Paul and ABC Newcastle for having me on the show.
Have a great weekend! I received a call from the producers of The Biggest Looser. Not sure what it’s about but interesting times ahead…