Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Anurag Singh: Longevity researcher

Frailty and a decline in overall physical strength are irksome signs of aging.  Regular exercise is essential to maintain optimum muscle mass and movement, but are there other interventions that could curb age-related muscle weakening?  A Swiss biotech startupis developing a supplement that could slow down the process, by replacing damaged mitochondria, the parts of cells that generate energy. It turns out that a key component could be a chemical produced by the gut microbiome, when we eat pomegranates and strawberries.  In this LLAMA podcast with Peter Bowes, Dr. Anurag Singh, Chief Medical Officer with Amazentis, explains the background to this developing science and its potential to help older people maintain an independent lifestyle for longer.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Dian Griesel - Writer

There are some people who just ooze optimism.  Approaching life with a positive and inquisitive attitude is half the battle, when it comes to aging with vigor and purpose. 

It also helps to be a little defiant and rebellious – if not, downright disobedient. Writer, businesswoman and model, Dian Griesel, has embraced the power of living agelessly through her blog, Silver Disobedience.  

The author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly, she delivers a daily dose of wisdom and pithy observations about life and aging.  

In this LLAMA podcast interview we talk about the inspiration behind Dian's gregarious attitude towards aging.  She also invites us to the party of a lifetime.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Robert Penfold: TV correspondent

Robert Penfold recently retired from his full-time role as foreign news correspondent with Australia's Nine Network.  A veteran of some of the most significant world events of our times - including the release from prison of Nelson Mandela, the fall of the Berlin Wall, both Gulf Wars and 911 - Robert joined me to share some riveting stories from his long career in television. 


Broadcast: BBC 5 Live's Up All Night with Rhod Sharp  - Oct 1, 2019