The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast

#115 - Valter Longo, Ph.D.: The Longevity Diet, Programmed Aging, Intermittent Fasting, Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD), Plant Based Diets, Embryogenesis, Autoimmune Disorders, And More!

October 15, 2021


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10:00 - Valter's Story

11:35 - Why Do We Age?: Programmed Aging

15:40 - Do All Species Have An Aging Program?

16:30 - The Longevity Program: Offensive Or Defensive Of Aging?

17:15 - The Relation To Fertility

17:30 - The Evolution Of The Longevity Program

18:55 - "Maintenance Mode"

19:20 - What Age Do We Enter Each "Mode"?

20:50 - The Concentrated Growth Mode

21:45 - Where Is The Information For Again Stored?

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26:20 - The Research In Calorie Restriction And Low Protein For Anti-Aging

27:30 - The Danger Of Malnourishment And Immunosuppressant

29:30 - Bone Fractures From Lack Of Protein

30:05 - Are The Benefits Additive, If You Exclude For The Downsides?

31:45 - mTor Activation Following A High Protein Meal

33:10 - Transitioning Off Of A High Protein Diet

34:25 - Plant Protein Vs Animal Protein

36:55 - High Growth Factors

37:40 - High Protein Vs Energy Toxicity

38:00 - Milk Based Products

38:50 - The Research In Mice Compared To Humans

42:00 - The Fasting Mimicking Diet

43:40 - Biomarker Response To The Fasting Mimicking Diet

45:00 - Cholesterol And Triglyceride Markers

45:35 - Fasting More Than 12 Hours

47:55 - Breakfast Eaters That Also Fast

48:40 - Gallbladder Study In Fasting Individuals

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54:20 - The 4 Markers Of Longevity; The Difference Fasting Vs Fasting Mimicking

57:50 - Eating The ProLon Diet In A Shortened Window

58:10 - The ProLon DIY

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1:00:30 - STEM Cells, Is It A Limited Resource?

1:02:10 - Fasting Mimicking Effect On Autoimmune Conditions

1:04:45 - The Future Of Anti-Aging And Longevity: Repair Or Replace?

1:06:30 - Embryogenesis

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