The topic that has absorbed me recently is — longevity. It’s something that I have always been interested in because, well, I want to live a very long time. And if aging is stopped completely in our lifetime and it’s possible to live indefinitely, I want that too.
Watch this talk by David Sinclair:
David Sinclair is a biologist working on extending the human lifespan. It’s still a fledgling branch of science, and it’s, of course, not possible to stop — and reverse — aging. Yet. But he and other scientists are convinced that it’s only a matter of time.
There are things you can already do to live longer and be healthier. Here are two that Sinclair practices:
- Intermittent fasting
- Supplementing with NMN (Nicotinamide Mononucleotide)
Intermittent fasting is a strategy of scheduled fasting and eating. There are different methods, and you will need to do your own research and find what best works for you. I’ve been practicing it for over a year now. I usually fast at least once a week for 36 hours, sometimes more. But I don’t torture myself. I can easily fast for 20 hours, but after that — if I am very hungry — I eat and then try fasting on a later day.
I’ve not tried NMN yet. I don’t know that much about it, need to do more reading. David Sinclair takes 1g of NMN per day. You can buy it without a prescription. It’s expensive though, and ideally, I would like to be able to afford it for my whole family, not just for myself. The prices will go down once it’s more mainstream.