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Coffee, California, and Weaponized Food Phobias

April 2, 2018

For more than a decade, the scientific evidence supporting coffee’s health benefits has been mounting. Coffee consumption has been linked to lower rates of Alzheimer’s, liver disease, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, and others. Epidemiologically, it’s more than obvious that coffee is geroprotective, an anti-aging therapeutic.

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Don’t Be Afraid of Anti-Aging Biotechnologies

March 26, 2018

I had planned this week to write more about the surprising role that mitochondria play in aging. Recent discoveries in this area have convinced me that aging is not only a treatable and reversible disease, but that treatment and reversal is simpler to accomplish than anyone dared imagine.

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Toys ‘R’ Us and the Demographic Deficit

March 19, 2018

Two stories hit the web last week, perfectly illustrating the enormous impact of the demographic transition. One covers the human tragedy taking place in Japanese prisons. The other is the slow collapse of the venerable toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us, which we’ll start with.

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The Age of Abundance vs. the Abundance of Age

February 26, 2018

Many futurists believe that humanity is approaching a period of profound transformation as new technologies deliver new and inexpensive goods and services. Some call this dawning era “the Age of Abundance” because prices—even for goods and services considered luxuries today—will fall dramatically.

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Fasting, Artificial Intelligence, and Oxaloacetate

February 19, 2018

I recently wrote about nicotinamide riboside, also known as vitamin NR or Niagen. It’s taken years, but NR is finally gaining acceptance in the scientific and healthcare communities as a nutrient with significant anti-aging benefits.

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Right to Try: Our Best Shot at Saving Healthcare

February 12, 2018

The Right to Try (RTT) movement may be our best shot at saving the healthcare system. It may also be your best personal chance at living long enough to benefit from next-generation biotechnologies that will extend healthspans far beyond current limitations.

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Unleashing Embryonic Superpowers UPDATE

January 29, 2018

Last week, Michael West, PhD, the scientist who pioneered stem cell medicine and telomerase research and CEO of BioTime (*see disclosure within), gave a presentation to the World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS). Included in that presentation was information indicating that he may be much closer to solving the problem of aging than I had believed.

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Don’t Trust Government Science, Especially in the Gym

January 22, 2018

One reason I don’t do social media or watch television regularly is that it’s impossible to avoid the “I Heart Science” crowd. You know who I’m talking about. They enthusiastically support “science” and are condescending or derisive toward those who don’t. Apparently, they also watch a lot of documentaries on the Discovery Channel.

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