Longevity with Dr. Mark Hyman
Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician, a ten-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is the Director the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center, chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine, a medical editor of The Huffington Post, and was a regular medical contributor on many television shows including CBS This Morning, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The View, Katie and The Dr. Oz Show.
01: The Secrets to Healthy Aging
There is no biological reason we have to age the way we do. In fact, most of what we see in our society is abnormal aging. The body has inherent systems to slow and even reverse aging. When you activate these systems you increase stem cell production, reduce inflammation, increase antioxidant enzymes, build muscle, lose fat, and increase cognitive capacity.
02: Eating for Longevity
Now that we understand the root causes of aging, how do we actually address the hallmarks of aging? What are the levers we have to optimize our health and longevity? Because medicine has it all wrong. We don't need to treat disease. When we focus on fostering optimal health, disease goes away as a side effect.
03: Optimizing Health with the Fundamentals
There are basic fundamental ways we can optimize our health, starting with topics we’ve already discussed, like eating well and exercising appropriately. But, just as important for health and longevity is the need to rest, relax, and connect with each other. Community is essential, and being of service to one another can help you heal.
04: Adversity Mimetics to Activate Healing and Repair
Too much stress will take you down, but the right amount of stress at the right time can activate your body's repair and healing mechanisms. What natural elements stress our system in such a way that it then activates the body to heal?
05: Abundance Mimetics to Activate Longevity Pathways
If you get a brand new Toyota Camry, you can probably drive it for ten years without much attention. But if you have a 1938 Mercedes-Benz, it takes more love and care to keep it running. As we age, we become like that classic car, needing extra love and care.
06: Measuring Health & Aging
Are there biomarkers we can measure that determine our biological age and the state of our operating system? How do we start to measure DNA methylation? What about our telomeres? How do we measure protein changes, or all the various nutrient sensing pathways that have gone awry, and could we use precision medicine to get to “longevity escape velocity” — i.e. the extension of lifespan indefinitely?
07: Optimizing Biology with Advanced Therapies
How can we optimize our biology beyond straightforward diet and lifestyle approaches? There are certain natural compounds, whether phytochemicals in plants or things your body creates (like stem cells) that hold promise as longevity therapies.
08: When Trauma Becomes Pathology
We all have trauma. And research is not showing that things we think of as medical diseases are often manifestations of deep trauma that hasn't been healed. Our life story is translated through biological systems into pathology. In this video, Dr. Hyman discusses different therapies to heal, transmute trauma, and reset the brain.
09: The Future of Aging Research
There's a Hebrew prayer, a blessing, which says, May you live to be 120 years old. Pretty soon we'll need to change it to May you live to be 220 years old. To close this program, Dr. Hyman discusses innovative technologies that are helping us take advantage of the science of longevity.