Host: Anti-Aging Psychologist Dr. Michael Brickey
Guest: Dr. Terry Grossman
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You may be able to live for hundreds of years—maybe even forever—but first you have to take especially good care of yourself for at least a few more decades. Dr. Terry Grossman is a leading anti-aging physician and futurist and founder of the Grossman Wellness Center. His most recent book, co-authored with inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil is Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever.
The message is the anti-aging cavalry is on the way, but we need to know what to do in the meantime.Dr. Grossman provides a wonderful blending of anti-aging medicine and holistic medicine with an eye toward the future. Some of his predictions about the future included:
- In less than two decades for each year we live, medical science will add more than a year to our life expectancy.
- The human genome with its 25,000 pairs of genes was mapped in 2003. Within a few years, Dr. Grossman expects the cost of mapping your genes drop down to several hundred dollars. Gene mapping will enable identification of genetic risks for various diseases, identification of what medications and dosages are likely to be most effective, and interventions to block the expression of problematic diseases.
- Interventions to extend the length of telomeres at the end of chromsomes should enable us to overcome our biological limit of about a 120 year lifespan.
- Nanotechnology may be able to create self-propelled blood cells and cells that remove plaque.
- Ultrasound is likely to become common in doctors offices because it is very portable, inexpensive, and doesn’t emit radiation.
Some of his advice included:
- Women may want to alternate between mamographies and thermographies.
- While our bodies don’t aborb glutathione very well, acetyl glutathione provides a mechanism for absorbing glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that also helps remove toxic heavy medals.
- For testing for heavy metals Dr. Grossman now prefers urine testing to hair analysis.
- One variation of caloric restriction is to limit carbohydrate consumption to one hour a day to keep insulin levels low.
Dr. Grossman’s book, Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever, is a very readable book that gives a comprehensive, holistic plan for wellness. It also gives tantilizing predictions of the future. His websites are: www.rayandterry.com and www.GrossmanWellness.com.