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  1. Matt

    Roy Walford 37 Minute Interview

    Old segment featuring Roy Walford and Lisa. Roy seemed to be quite slow here in his speech... He already diagnosed with ALS at this point? He was 76 years old here.
  2. He does ask a lot of questions.. When I've tried to communicate with him and ask some back, he almost never responds. 😉 Must be artificially intelligent 😎
  3. Matt

    Roy Walford 37 Minute Interview

    I started at 18, you telling me I won't live to 140 with just CR? 😨 But yeah, he still had good reason to be that optimistic back then I think. But I'm still personally optimistic that in some people it will be really effective and someone starting at a young age could reach 120 and beyond. I still believe! 😛
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    CR Conference Videos

    There is so many hours of video footage of interesting presentations by CR Society members as well as researchers who studied calorie restriction over the years, but I'm surprised that they still aren't accessible at all. I don't know about you, but we don't even own a DVD player anymore, so I can't even go back and watch the one I do have either. I wonder if the conference videos will ever be uploaded onto YouTube or something? Or at least available online for digital download? Who owns the footage?
  5. The UK government are looking at the connection between vitamin D and mortality from COVID-19. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/17/uk-ministers-order-urgent-vitamin-d-coronavirus-review "It comes amid growing concern over the disproportionate number of black, Asian and minority ethnic people contracting and dying from the disease, including a reported 94% of all doctors killed by the virus." I wonder if we're experiencing a reduction in mortality due to higher levels of vitamin D? Sounds simplistic, but I hope they get an answer soon. Maybe things could get much worse in the winter months.
  6. Roy Walford 1924-2004) was an esteemed professor of pathology at University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, a leading advocate of calorie restriction for life extension and health improvement, and a crew member of Biosphere 2. This interview which never aired publicly was filmed at UCLA on June 7, 1991 just prior to his leaving the university and joining up with several other scientists at Biosphere 2 near Tucson. *Filmed by-Barry Conrad
  7. My blood pressure is usually around 90/60 for the past 18 years or so. I don't see why it would be a problem if you aren't having any symptoms from it. Maintaining life-long low blood pressure is likely to be a very good thing for people on CR and protective against hemorrhagic stroke (sometimes associated with very low cholesterol.) I measured my fathers blood pressure: he's 65 years old and his BP is about 100/60. His total cholesterol is around 160. My sister also has a BP of about 100/60 and she's a couple years younger than me. Even before CR mine was around the same: 100/60.
  8. It's been years since I was properly sick but last night I went to bed and I had that scratchy throat feeling like one gets at that the start of an infection. My sister had the same thing a few days ago. Maybe she must've brought it here when she visited. So anyway, I emptied out 2 x 50 mg zinc picolinate capsules and mixed it ketchup and just swallowed it. Didn't drink anything for a bit... And then before I went to bed, I gargled some matcha and sliced up some garlic cloves to chew on. Fell asleep and got only 4 hours sleep (probably a bit anxious...) and it was still there but hadn't gotten worse. Repeated the same thing again, did some work for 2 hours and then fell back to sleep. Fortunately, when I woke up after a few hours, the scratchy feeling and mild soreness had gone away. I read that only 10% of people have sore throat as a symptom of COVID-19. So perhaps it's not that... I wouldn't normally get sick in the summer if I ever am. But I feel fine now.
  9. How is your wife doing now, Gordo? Hope things have improved since... Did she get test results back to see if it's COVID?
  10. Covid-19 news: Lockdowns prevented 3.1 million deaths in Europe An estimated 3.1 million deaths due to covid-19 were prevented by lockdowns and other coronavirus social distancing measures across 11 countries in Europe including the UK, according to a modelling study published in Nature. 470,000 deaths were averted in the UK alone, the researchers who did the study told the Guardian. Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/article/2237475-covid-19-news-lockdowns-prevented-3-1-million-deaths-in-europe/
  11. Matt

    Thread of monumental disappointment

    I'm more optimistic about the idea of extending average lifespan significantly over the next 10 years than I was just a few years ago. The tools available now are far better than what was available for much of the time that Aubrey and others have been saying we'll be able to slow or reverse aging. Some of these tools, although not perfect, have only been available in the last few years (CRISPR for example.) I can understand the skepticism though! I've lost count on how many times I've heard a baldness cure is only 5 years away or how we'll be growing new teeth in 5 years. It's always 5 years away. But as Drewab said... society is changing more rapidly. So is technology and medicine. What is still slow though is the FDA and other organizations that slow down progress. IMO, senolytics seem a lot more promising to me in the near term than NMN. Speaking of Senolytics... I came across this over on Reddit recently. Do you want to look young? 😀 A little blurry as the presentation was streamed, but the data from the clinical study looks interesting. And it's available in September.
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    Blood Pressure

    Mice that are on CR and are able to maintain a higher level of body fat on the diet live longer. You should NOT aim for a BMI below 14. The only advice I will ever give to you is that you increase your BMI above 19 and that you eat a healthy diet. Stop obsessing over your body fat levels and your body weight. And don't do calorie restriction. Aim to be healthy in your mind and your body.
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    Blood Pressure

    Assuming you have a normal adult body weight, you calculate your calories from your ad lib intake and reduce from there. Biomarkers are helpful to gauge whether or not things are going in the right direction that would normally happen on the diet. Why can't you just go by weight? In 2005 I had a BMI of 16 and ate 1550 K/CAL per day. In 2020 my BMI is just over 18.5 and I eat 1500 K/CAL per day. There are days when I eat even less than 1500. At a higher weight I still have a low body temperature (35.5 degrees C), low blood pressure (90/60), low heart rate (50 bpm), low HbA1C (4.8% last measurement), lowish testosterone (not super low, but low end of normal), low cholesterol, usually a CRP that is under 1 mg/L, and other biomarkers indicating that I'm CR'd. These are all helpful in being somewhat of a guide. The percentage of CR doesn't matter at all, it's whatever you can do SAFELY. I'm not any less CR'd that I was back in 2005, it's just my body has become far more resilient to weight loss.
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    Blood Pressure

    This is not true. CR is not about body weight. My BMI is around 18.5, I'm 5ft 7" and I eat 1500 k/cal per day. There are many days when I eat even less - but I seem to be more resilient to weight loss than I used to be.