Ep. 163 Meet the Internationally-Recognized, Anti-Aging Researcher with a Passion for Detecting and Preventing Age-Related Conditions with Dr. Gil Blander

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I am delighted to have Dr. Gil Blander, an internationally recognized anti-aging researcher, joining me on the show today! Gil has a background in the basic biology of aging and translating his discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. He received a Ph.D. in biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed his postdoctoral fellowship at MIT. He has been featured In CNN Money, The New York Times, Forbes, The Financial Times, and The Boston Globe.
There are many connections between Gil’s childhood in Israel and his quest for longevity. One of his relatives passed away when he was twelve years old. When that happened, Gil realized that he would not live forever. It worried him, and that concern stimulated his interest in longevity and aging and prompted him to study biology, do a Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science, spend five years at MIT in the best lab to study aging, and found InsideTracker. Listen in today to find out all you need to know about the lifestyle choices that will promote anti-aging and longevity.

Gil shares his background.

What prompted Gil to leave the lab at MIT to go into the private sector.

How and why caloric restriction extends our lifespan.

How Gil transitioned from academia into the private sector.

Gil explains what happens in the body when calories are restricted.

How Gil managed to find the best blood biomarkers for longevity,   performance, and wellness.

How Gil found the interventions to optimize anti-aging blood biomarkers.

How nutrition and lifestyle changes can aid longevity.

How the InsideTracker process works, and why it utilizes blood rather than saliva or urine for the testing.

Gill talks about bio-individuality and clarifies some of the confusion often associated with epigenetic testing.

Foods that promote or prevent longevity.

The lifestyle choices that are essential for anti-aging and longevity.

Gil talks about supplements.

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Book mentioned:
Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don’t Have To  by Dr. David Sinclair