The goal isn’t simply to live longer, but to be vigorous and functional for longer.
David Sinclair is a PhD professor and researcher at Harvard. Harriet Hall, M.D., reviewed his 2019 anti-aging book at Science-Based Medicine. Here’s his current anti-aging regimen as outlined by Dr Hall:
He makes no recommendations for others except “Eat fewer calories”, “Don’t sweat the small stuff”, and “Exercise”.
But he argues that if he does nothing, he will age and die, so he has nothing to lose by trying unproven treatments, and he has personally chosen to do these things:
- He takes a gram each of NMN [nicotinamide mononucleotide] resveratrol, and metformin daily.
- He takes vitamin D, vitamin K2, and 83 mg. aspirin.
- He limits sugar, bread, and pasta intake, doesn’t eat desserts, and avoids eating meat from animals.
- He skips one meal a day.
- He gets frequent blood tests to monitor biomarkers; if not optimal, he tries to moderate them with food and exercise.
- He stays active, goes to the gym, jogs, lifts weights, uses the sauna and then dunks in an ice-cold pool.
- He doesn’t smoke.
- He avoids microwaved plastic, excessive UV exposure, X-rays, and CT scans.
- He tries to keep environmental temperatures on the cool side.
- He maintains a BMI of 23-25 [click to calculate your BMI].
He plans to fine-tune his regimen as research evolves. He acknowledges “It’s impossible to say if my regimen is working…but it doesn’t seem to be hurting.” He says he feels the same at 50 as he did at 30.
For additional science-based info on anti-aging, see P.D. Mangan’s blog.
Steve Parker, M.D.