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Aging Admirably

Get Fit Quick: Ed Coyle on PYP 448

What’s the most efficient way to exercise for fitness and health? And what’s the most effective? Turns out there’s a single answer to both questions: 4-second all-out intervals.

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Broccoli alone won’t get you to 100:
Marta Zaraska on PYP 418

For the last 7 years, I’ve worked to improve human health and wellbeing by focusing on better nutrition, vigorous physical activity, sleep hygiene, and stress management. Turns out I may have been missing the most important determinants of health – the social ones. Marta Zaraska has written a book that is fun, fascinating, scientifically sound,… Read More

This is What Getting Older is Like with Matt Buckner: PYP 361

Matt Buckner’s low point came one day about 9 years ago, when he was 41. He was getting ready for an international business trip, and realized that one of his key medications, tramadol, was going to run out during the trip. The drug, which Matt took for the back pain caused by his morbid obesity,… Read More

Bouncing Back from Heart Disease with Ray Martin: PYP 339

Ray Martin, aka “Old Man Skin and Bones,” is on a mission to save others from what he went through: heart disease, expensive and unnecessary and potentially harmful medical care, and a bad case of the “If only I’d knowns.” Read More

Joel Kahn, MD, on Keto, Sex, and the Next Generation of Doctors: PYP 282

Welcome back to Joel Kahn, MD, one of the great gentle pugilists of the plant-based, evidence-based, lifestyle medicine movement. Joel has gotten a lot of air time since our last talk three years ago – he’s a regular on The Doctors, weighing in with actual science against some of the crazier nutritional theories of our time (ie vegetables are dangerous).

And he’s a publishing powerhouse, coming out with The Plant-Based Solution, The No B.S. Diet Book, Dead Execs Don’t Get Bonuses, and Vegan Sex, with Ellen Jaffe Jones.

So it’s no wonder that our conversation ranged all over the place. From Halle Berry’s tight buttocks (no, really) to why the ketogenic diet looks so good according to short-term research that ignores underlying progression of disease.

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The Science of Longevity with Janice Stanger: PYP 274

Janice Stanger, PhD, is author of The Perfect Formula Diet and a genius at getting other people to become nutritional geniuses. Her approach to any topic – diabetes, pregnancy, hormones, whatever – is to dig down into first principles and build from there. This way of thinking helps non-experts understand the issues without having to rely on… Read More

Valter Longo, PhD, on the Longevity Diet: PYP 269

Valter Longo, PhD, is my bet to be the first Nobel Prize winner on the Plant Yourself Podcast. He’s a longevity researcher at the University of Southern California whose broad vision and ability to focus on the details of scientific enquiry over a 30-year career may provide the data we need to extend the human… Read More

Darren Morton on Happiness, Meaning, Longevity, and Smiling Baseball Cards: PYP 259

Darren Morton, PhD, is a Fellow of the Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine, which means that not only is he wicked-smart about how to live a long and healthy life, but also he shares his insights in a cool Australian accent. His latest book, Live More Happy, is a treasure trove of theory and practice of How to… Read More

Do I Hate Myself? Reflections on Hedonism

How can we enjoy life if we constantly deprive ourselves of the good things?

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Guest Post: PSA Screening Still a Bad Idea

One of the unsung heroes of modern medicine is Richard J. Ablin, professor in the Pathology Department of the University of Arizona. The discoverer of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), Dr. Ablin has spent decades warning doctors and the public that the PSA test is not only useless for population screening for prostate cancer, but is incredibly harmful. For every man whose life is saved via early detection of a deadly tumor, dozens are maimed by treatments for tumors that were never going to hurt them.

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