“Everybody I know in my age group is on statins.” For a minute I felt like I was having statin drug-induced pain just hearing that. My friend T.M. is approaching 50 years old, and he’s a very successful guy. He’s CEO of a publicly traded company, and another one he invested in just went public. [...]
You could see the response in the room as I said it. “Cholesterol is good for you.” You could tell they had never looked at it quite that way. People stopped what they were doing and started commenting and talking about it. And they started taking photos and videos of me. I was a little [...]
Did you hear that Norway ran out of butter? The news media made fun of the “diet craze” that caused the shortage. It seems someone has convinced Norwegians to go on a “high-fat diet” and take in fewer carbs and more protein and fat. If that’s how they eat, I think Norway just moved up [...]
Perhaps the oldest anti-aging technique on record is eating less. Wise men have known this for centuries. The thing that has changed is that now modern science has tested this approach, measured its effect and even found out how it works.
When you eat less, you get a number of benefits:
- Body temperature drops
- Blood pressure lowers
- Cholesterol levels drop
- Cells divide at a slower rate
- The rate of glycation drops
- Free radical activity drops
- Inflammation lessens
Essentially what is happening is a form of hibernation. You are “living less,” thus adding years to your lifespan. The less food you eat, the less your metabolic system has to work.