Dr. Valter Longo (IG: @prof_valterlongo) has thirty years of experience in the field of longevity and healthy eating.
He is the author of the bestselling book, The Longevity Diet.
In 2018, TIME Magazine named Valter as one of the 50 most influential people in health care for his research on fasting-mimicking diets as a way to improve health and prevent disease.
Watch the full video version of this conversation below.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Born & raised in Italy and moving to the US at age 16
- Being in the military taught discipline and leadership
- Transitioning from studying jazz to getting a Ph.D. in biology
- Fasting and the effects on human health
- Studying yeast bacteria and starving organisms
- The chronological lifespan of yeast
- The fundamental property of cancer cells
- Shielding healthy cells through fasting
- The fasting-mimicking diet (FMD) and chemotherapy
- Hormone therapy and high-dose vitamin C
- Defining the fasting-mimicking diet
- Water fasting versus the 5-day fasting-mimicking diet
- How often should you use the ProLon fasting-mimicking kit?
- Incorporating fasting into chemotherapy protocols
- Timing and fasting: why you need to work with a healthcare team
- When should a doctor practice compassionate use?
- The benefits of using the FMD for preventive health
- Valter’s thoughts on intermittent fasting
- The 5 pillars of longevity
- Insulin growth factor (IGF) decreases as you age
- Consume foods your grandparents ate
- Should you eliminate gluten?
- Research studies about caffeine and Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s
- Cutting out salt, sugar, and starches
- Supplement recommendations on the longevity diet
- Exercising 150 minutes a week
- No exercise during the 5-day FMD
- Comparing the longevity diet to the Mediterranean diet
- What is the potential lifespan of a human being?
- The genetics of aging
- Revolutionizing the health span of an individual
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