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Hello and welcome to my website. I am a British-born, naturalized American, living in California. Based in Los Angeles, I work as a correspondent for BBC television, radio and digital outlets, covering everything from US politics and world affairs to technology, natural disasters and Hollywood. I also host the Live Long and Master Aging (LLAMA) podcast. My special interest is the science of human longevity - food, fasting, exercise and long-term health. All views expressed reflect my personal experiences. I advise anyone considering adopting a new diet or fitness regime to first consult with their doctor. Links on this site are to my personal portfolio of audio, video and text. Copyright of broadcast works remain with the BBC and LLAMA podcast content with Healthspan Media LLC. Thanks for the visit!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Dr. Nick Bitz: Can we live to 120?

My latest podcast episode explores the hallmarks of aging, which are at the heart Dr. Nick Bitz's mission to achieve a long healthy life.  

The hallmarks are the functional mechanisms - such as mitochondrial health - that drive the aging process.  

The challenge is to identify how lifestyle interventions can be implemented to mitigate the decline in biological resilience of the human body.  

Dr. Bitz is a Los Angeles-based naturopathic doctor specializing in integrative medicine. He works alongside other medical practitioners, biohackers and scientists - collectively called the Neurohacker Collective -  with the common goal of optimizing our quality of life.

Shownotes available at the LLAMA podcast website and YouTube, where you can subscribe to all of LLAMA's interviews. 

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Judith Sachs: Empowering people through movement

We are built to move. The human body thrives on it and relies on it to live life to the full. 

As we age, ailments and diseases can hinder our ability to get around, but it is never too late to nurture the body's fundamental urge to move. 

It can be extreme, repetitive and invigorating in nature, but even gentle movement also has the power to heal. Judith Sachs is the founder of Anyone Can Move, a program that promotes movement in all its forms - dancing, walking, swimming, as a tool to stay healthy for longer. 

A certified Dance for PD® (Dance for People with Parkinson’s Disease) teacher in the US city of Philadelphia - Judith is a long time enthusiast for the empowerment of people through movement and music, in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating and creative.

Shownotes available at the LLAMA podcast website and YouTube, where you can subscribe to all of LLAMA's interviews. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Is life extension a pipe dream?: Anette Breindl

Extending lifespan is the goal of many in the field of human longevity, with myriad companies developing pharmaceuticals to target the key biological markers of aging. But which interventions actually work?  A team of researchers at BioWorld  recently delved into the latest science to try to make sense of the many clinal trials focused on the biology of aging.  Anette Breindl is a co-author of the magazine's special report on aging, which also explores whether the large sums of money going into aging research are leading to real-world breakthroughs. In this LLAMA podcast interview Anette discusses her pragmatic approach to anti-aging and why life extension could still be a pipe dream - at least in our lifetimes.  Shownotes available at the LLAMA podcast website and YouTube, where you can subscribe to all of LLAMA's interviews. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Nick Engerer: Biohacking to better health and longevity

I enjoyed a couple of days of geeking out on the latest longevity science with Nick Engerer recently.  this is what we got up to. 

A triathlete and serial self-experimenter with the latest, science-based, lifestyle interventions, Nick - founder of the Longevity Blog - recently joined me in Los Angeles to produce LLAMA’s first video episode.  

On a mission to defy jet lag, during his visit to LA, Nick – who is based in Australia – set out to explore treatments offered by the wellness and immunity center, Next Health.  

From cryotherapy and infrared sauna to intravenous therapy and hyperbaric oxygen, Nick dives into the biohacking world, with a keen eye on real-life results and long-term benefits.  

We discuss the wider world of wellness interventions and the potential for everyone to benefit from longevity technology.

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With thanks to 
Next | Health in West Hollywood and videographer, Bart Vandever.  

The Live Long and Master Aging podcast shares ideas but does not offer medical advice.  If you have health concerns of any kind you should consult your own doctor or professional health adviser. 

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 – 

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