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145: Worse than cigarettes? (this will surprise you)

by | Mar 22, 2021 | 0 comments

By now, you’ve heard me say it time and time again –  growing old does NOT have to mean your best days are behind you… 

And it doesn’t mean you’re destined to experience nagging health issues. 

In my opinion, age really IS just a number. It’s the choices we make and the WAY we live our lives that really impacts our health and longevity. 

In a moment I’ll talk with Marta Zaraska, a science journalist and author of the new book Growing Young, who says the power of community and connection are some of the BEST tools we have for living long, happy and healthy lives. 

We’ll talk about why loneliness may be even worse for your health than CIGARETTES and share ways you can maximize your lifespan in easy, practical, and unexpected ways. 

On this episode you’ll learn:

  • One of Japan’s top longevity secrets (it has nothing to do with diet or exercise) (3:00)
  • Why retirement may NOT be as healthy as you think – and what to try instead (5:00) 
  • The surprising “longevity prescription” i give my patients – and how it could transform your health (7:00)
  • One of the lesser-known dangers of COVID-19 – and 3 simple, safe ways to help counteract the damage (12:30) 
  • How Valentine’s Day (seriously!) can tack YEARS onto your life (15:30)
  • The synchronizing trick to DOUBLING your boost of “happy hormones” (48:00)
  • How the health of your gut impacts your mood, weight, stress levels, and overall happiness (and one diet “hack” to getting your gut back on track) (25:00)  
  • Why making a cup of coffee for your spouse can actually extend your lifespan – and other surprisingly simple ways to lower your mortality risk (28:00) 
  • The mindset that can add 10 YEARS onto your life – and how to make the switch (34:00)
  • How to get ALL the health benefits of socialization without spending time in group settings or getting out of your comfort zone (40:00)  

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Mentioned on this episode:

Growing Young: How Friendship, Optimism, and Kindness Can Help You Live to 100

Marta’s Twitter 

The Longevity Paradox: How to Die Young at a Ripe Old Age

The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get‑Up‑and‑Go Has Got up and Gone  – (pre-order here!)  

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041: The Longevity Paradox: Your questions, answered

031: Dr. Gundry’s Top Longevity Myths, Revealed

Episode Transcript:

Marta Zaraska Transcript

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Dr. Steven Gundry is a renowned heart surgeon and New York Times bestselling author of “The Plant Paradox” and “The Plant Paradox Cookbook.”

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