Listener Favorite Returns: Lessons on Longevity: Finding the Fountain of Youth with Dr. Valter Longo & Dr. Mario Martinez

Original Air Date Wednesday, December 26, 2018 

Can acting and feeling young reset your biological clock? Is our life expectancy an inherited trait or do we have the power to increase our longevity through mindset, diet, and nutrition? What mental characteristics do centenarians have in common?  Host, Lisa Kamen, seeks answers to these questions from her two distinguished guests. Dr. Valter Longo talks about the science of longevity and how diet and
nutrition can change the brain. And, Dr. Mario Martinez shares his findings of how our cultural upbringing impacts our immune systems ability to preserve youthfulness.

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Dr. Valter Longo — Finding the Fountain of Youth:
  • The Longevity Diet book focuses ‘Juventology’ and the 5 pillar method of eating and lifestyle. [2:19]
  • The 5-Day Fast Mimicking diet offers all the benefits of a cleanse, or fast, without the hunger. [6:43]
  • Dr. Longo describes how the diets in the book are designed to slow down brain aging, regenerate stem cells, prevent disease, and reduce weight.  [16:12]

Dr. Valter Longo is the director of the Longevity Institute at USC in Los Angeles, and of the Program on Longevity and Cancer at IFOM (Molecular Oncology FIRC Institute) in Milan. His studies focus on the fundamental mechanisms of aging in simple organisms and mice and on how they can be translated to humans. Not coincidentally, Longo is from a town in Italy that is home to some of the longest- lived people in the world.
Book: The Longevity Diet: Discover the New Science Behind Stem Cell Activation and Regeneration to Slow Aging, Fight Disease, and Optimize Weight

Dr. Valter Longo Website
@ProLongfMD on Twitter
Dr. Valter Longo on Facebook



Dr. Mario Martinez — How Biology is Intimately Connected to Culture:
  • Dr. Martinez explains how culture plays a part in how the mind and body communicate with each other. [29:09]
  • Cultural markers can significantly affect human aging. [34:07]
  • Centenarians have a healthy dose of inclusive narcissism, which is healthy for the immune system. [41:45]
  • Dr. Martinez conducts workshops that create subcultures of wellness.  [49:57]

Dr. Mario Martinez is a clinical neuropsychologist. He proposes a new science of hope to replace the limitations of the gloom and doom theories of reductionist science. He is the founder of biocognitive science: a new mind-body paradigm that investigates the inherited causes of health and the cultural learning of longevity.  Dr. Martinez is considered a world expert on healthy longevity. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay and Miami, Florida.
Book: The MindBody Self: How Longevity Is Culturally Learned and the Causes of Health Are Inherited
Biocognitive Website
@biocognitive1 on Twitter
Mind Body Culture on Facebook

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