Ep. 24: How to Slow Aging Part 2: Problems With Caloric Restriction and What To Do Instead

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Where the calorie restriction research falls short and why eating less is not the answer for slowing aging and extending lifespan
  • Why eating fewer omega-3s and omega-6s is vital for longevity and anti-aging
  • Why carb restriction and “fat burning” causes stress that increases aging
  • How to attain the benefits from carbohydrate restriction while still eating carbs
  • Why eating more calories can slow aging despite the research in favor of caloric restriction

3:26 – the problems with caloric restriction longevity research

23:12 – excessive levels of physiological stress and the resulting stress hormones cause aging and decrease lifespan

30:56 – carb and calorie restriction cause stress that leads to aging and reduced function, but can still have net benefits

41:08 – reducing omega-6s and omega-3s to slow aging and extend lifespan

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