Monday, September 5, 2022

Bjørn Ekeberg: Targeted red light therapy to support recovery

Red light therapy is a popular treatment for skin health, muscle strength and even sleep quality. It involves exposing the body to low levels of red or near-infrared light.  

Considered safe, it is a form of therapy that is usually offered in a health practitioners’ office or wellness center.  The technology is also available for use at home.  The Norwegian company, Recharge Health, has developed a device called FlexBeam, a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive tool that uses targeted red light therapy to support recovery.  

In this interview, the company’s co-founder, Bjørn Ekeberg, discusses the use of red light as a therapeutic intervention and explains how FlexBeam works.

Interview recorded: August 24, 2022 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website | Images Courtesy, Recharge Health


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FlexBeam is not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent specific diseases or medical conditions. 


This episode was sponsored by Vitality Pro Longevity Supplements, here to offer the latest products in longevity science focused on improving and supporting your health as you age. LLAMA podcast listeners can receive a 5% discount on its products. Use the code LLAMA at checkout – www.Vitality-Pro.com 

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Peter Ward: Eternal Life or Living for Today

Do you want to live forever? Or do you prefer to focus on living for as long as possible while enjoying the best of health? 

Lifetime aspirations come in many forms and are often merged together – or confused – under the banner of human longevity. Some are more realistic than others. 

In his new book, The Price of Immortality: The Race to Live Forever, the British journalist, Peter Ward, teases apart the many interventions being touted as possible ‘cures’ for aging or tools to help us live on and on.  

He explores the work of “tech visionaries, scam artists, pseudo scientists and religious fanatics".

Interview recorded: June 27, 2022 | Read a transcript at the LLAMA podcast website.

This episode is brought to you in association with Clinique La Prairie, the award-winning spa-clinic - and pioneering health and wellness destination - nestled on the shores of Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland. Combining preventative medicine with bespoke lifestyle and nutrition plans, Clinique La Prairie offers a holistic approach to living fuller, healthier and longer lives.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

John Whyte: My Day | My Life

John Whyte is the Chief Medical Officer at WebMD. He is on a mission to share accurate health information in a world where finding reliable medical advice can be challenging. 

In this episode he tells us about his well-scheduled day, focus on family, aging better today and tomorrow, guarded relationship with social media and drive to improve the accessibility of reliable medical advice. 

My Day | My Life explores the lives of people who have, in one way or another, mastered the art of aging. Whether it be through diet, exercise, mindfulness, spirituality, nutraceutical interventions, social connections, generosity or fulfilling careers, we discover the essential elements to living life with purpose, and perhaps, longevity. 

Related episode: Covid’s Silver Lining?  – LLAMA podcast – March 16, 2022

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

** LATEST PODCAST ** WILLIAM HSU: L-NUTRA

The popularity of fasting has surged in recent years, although there are myriad approaches to restricting food intake to promote good health.  One system, known as ProLon, involves mimicking the effects of fasting, by allowing small meals to be consumed during the diet.  

I have followed the progress of this fasting mimicking diet (FMD) ever since I took part in a clinical trial in 2013, to explore the regime’s feasibility and safety. In this interview Dr. William Hsu, Chief Medical Officer with L-Nutra, the company that markets diet, explains the latest science behind periodic fasting nutrition and the differences between the various protocols that are often labeled as ‘intermittent fasting.’

The Live Long and Master Aging podcast, a HealthSpan Media LLC production, shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind, or you are considering adopting a new diet or exercise regime, you should consult your doctor.

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Related LLAMA interviews

Additional reading

  1. Early results of the 2013 fasting mimicking diet trial that Peter Bowes took part in as a volunteer.
  2. The experimental diet that mimics a rare genetic mutation – Peter Bowes has been on a new diet that claims to guard against disease and slow aging. Then he met a group with a mutation that lets them eat what they want while enjoying the same protection.
  3. The Longevity Diet by Prof. Valter Longo

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