LIVE LONGER 102: MY ANTI-AGING PROTOCOL

MY DIET – SUPPLEMENTS – ACTIVITIES


MY DIET – EATING HEALTHY

  • To me “eating healthy” means eating food that’s high in nutrients, is grown without pesticides, and is similar to what our ancestors might have eaten.
  • In my case, my ancestors were Vikings. So I eat lots of seafood, along with some vegetables. When I eat meat, it’s grass fed and organic whenever possible. The seafood I eat is mostly low on the food chain, less likely to be polluted.
  • For the most part I avoid grains and sweeteners, and of course avoid vegetable oils and margarine. I eat some fruit and some berries, but not a lot.
  • I base my diet partly around recommendations from folks such as Dominick D’Agostino and Dr. Rhonda Patrick.
  • I’ve also circled back a few times over the years to a little book written decades ago by Dr. Benjamin S. Frank, called “The No-Aging Diet.” While his theories about the cause of aging have not been borne out, his dietary recommendations were and are surprisingly sound.
  • I was vegan for almost three years, a couple of decades ago. It was a big mistake. I do not think a healthy vegan diet is possible, even by carefully combining foods. We’re designed to be omnivores. Nor do I think it is more moral or ethical than a diet based around animal food products, or better for the Earth.

MY REGIMEN INCLUDES:

  • EATING LOTS OF SEAFOOD that’s high in RNA, but low in mercury and other pollutants –– including sardines, salmon roe, Pacific salmon, and oysters, usually scrambled up in some pastured eggs. I try to have seafood every day. 
  • EATING ORGAN MEATS such as beef liver and chicken hearts, once or twice a week. I love chicken hearts fried up in coconut oil. I eat organic grass-fed beef on those days when I choose to eat muscle meat.
  • EATING A SPECIAL YOGURT made from full-fat goat’s milk and L. REUTERI 6475, a probiotic that (1) supports bone strength and (2) increases the production of testosterone in males. (I make yogurt from it, and also take it as a supplement). There are many different strains of L. Reuteri; this is not the one commonly found in stores. It’s only available from a company called BioGaia.
  • EATING LOW CARB – BUT NOT SUPER-LOW.  50 grams of carbs a day feels about right these days. I don’t count carbs, but eating the above foods keeps me in ketosis much of the time.
  • EATING FOODS HIGH IN SULFUR – INCLUDING EGGS, ONIONS, GARLIC AND BROCCOLI. Sulfur binds to toxins and helps remove them from the body.
  • EATING FRUIT AND BERRIES – in particular blueberries – once or twice a week.
  • EATING BROCCOLI SPROUTS (high in sulforaphane) – once or twice a week.
  • DRINKING COFFEE every morning. I drink it because of studies such as this one showing that people who drink coffee every day tend to live about 30 years longer than those who don’t. 
  • DRINKING GREEN TEA – for longevity and brain health.

  • This article is copyright © Nils Osmar 2019.
  • It’s intended solely for informational purposes, and is not meant as, and should not be construed, as medical advice. Any changes to your lifestyle or diet should be done in consultation with your doctor or health care professional. 
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SUPPLEMENTS FOR LONGEVITY

My current regimen includes taking several NAD+ BOOSTERS:

  • NMN
  • RESVERATROL
  • TMG

… some TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS:

  • BORON
  • ASTAXANTHIN
  • SAW PALMETTO
  • REUTERI 6475

… and OTHER SUPPLEMENTS:

  • PQQ
  • UBIQUINOL (COQ10)
  • MULTIVITAMIN/MINERAL – INCLUDES B VITAMINS
  • PANTETHINE
  • MAGNESIUM THREONATE
  • ASTRAGALUS
  • FISETIN WITH POMEGRANATE PEEL POWDER

ABOUT THE NAD BOOSTERS: 

  • I’m currently taking six 125 mg. capsules of NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) every the morning, along with resveratrol(450 mg) and TMG (1 gram). NMN increases NAD+ levels in the body. Resveratrol activates them. TMG restores the methyl groups that are used up when our bodies metabolize NMN.
  • Like Dr. David Sinclair, the Harvard Medical School Professor who has done much of the research related to NMN, I take the three supplements above along with a small amount of yogurt in the morning to make sure they’re digested. Sinclair takes 1 gram per day; I take 750 mg. Then I don’t eat anything else until noon. (I sometimes also take niacin, another NAD+ booster, at night, also with resveratrol and TMG).
  • Joe Rogan interviews David Sinclair about NMN

ABOUT THE TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS: 

  • I take them partly for longevity, but mainly to support my testosterone levels. (I also plan to begin using DHEA CREAM again soon).
  • Astaxanthin and saw palmetto, taken individually, slightly raise testosterone; taken together they raise it dramatically. I notice the difference both in my energy levels and my libido.
  • Astaxanthin taken internally also prevents sunburn, thought it takes a couple of weeks for it to building up to a high enough level in your body to accomplish this. Because I take it, I can get sun exposure without having to smear on toxic, carcinogenic sunscreens.

ABOUT THE OTHER SUPPLEMENTS;

  1. PQQ AND UBIQUINOL (COQ10) – for mitochondrial health.
  2. MULTIVITAMIN which is high in B vitamins, including B12
  3. MULTI-MINERAL (which also helps with sleep)
  4. MAGNESIUM THREONATE – helpful against dementia. Crosses blood-brain barrier.
  5. PANTETHINE – a B vitamin derivative. Has been found to increase the lifespan in some lab animals, and increase endurance.
  6. ASTRAGALUS (astragalus is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine, which repairs telomeres) (Note: it should NOT be taken when fasting)
  7. FISETIN WITH POMEGRANATE PEEL POWDER – once or twice a month. I also sometimes take fisetin as a NAD+ activator

 


ACTIVITIES FOR LONGEVITY

DOING HIIT EXERCISES THREE OR FOUR TIMES A WEEK 

…short bouts of vigorous exercise, pushing myself till I’m out of breath to create an oxygen deficit, as a way of cranking up my body’s production of NAD+.


TAKING HOT-COLD-HOT-COLD SHOWERS EVERY MORNING (alternating 3 minutes hot; 2 minutes cold; 3 minutes hot; 3 minutes ice cold) (increases NAD+ levels)


AFTER THE SHOWERS – 10 OR 15 MINUTES OF RED LIGHT THERAPY (660 nm and 630 nm bulbs about 6” inches from my skin)


DOING INTERMITTENT FASTING (not eating from 6 pm at night till breakfast the next day… about a 12 hour fast)


DOING PROLONGED PERIODIC FASTING Four times a year: doing a five day fast or fasting-mimicking diet.


 

How’s it working? 

It seems good so far. I’m 66 at the time I’m writing this, and in good health all in all.  No aches or pains, good energy, no mobility issues, and my mind is still sharp and clear. I’m a teacher, so I’d know pretty quickly if my mind started slipping. 

There are things I’d like to be doing that I’m not yet. I need to get some weights and get back into weight training, which I haven’t done since college. I’d also like to get a home sauna at some point.