Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity
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Attia’s reliance on extreme monitoring of his patients bloodwork, glucose, etc feels like a grift. If you run enough tests on people you will eventually find some result outside the range of “normal”. That doesn’t mean anything is wrong. His assumption that if lowering a value to x is good, then x/2 must be better could actually be quite wrong. While what Attia sets out is mostly about how individuals can transform their chances of extending wellness and resilience into old age, it inevitably strays into big questions about how systems of healthcare are organised, and the thinking that drives them.
I strongly urge my patients to limit alcohol to fewer than seven servings per week, and ideally no more than two on any given day, and I manage to do a pretty good job adhering to this rule myself."
Dr Attia's last chapter was on mental health, where he was quite vulnerable and shared his own issues with abuse and depression, which led to a lot of anger. I think a lot of successful people are driven by trying to prove something in this way. Was a really good reminder that we all are probably not spending enough time paying attention to our mental health - it's as important as exercising, eating well, and sleeping well. So those are the big 4! This insightful book focuses on how healthcare professionals deal with medical errors and their potential for forgiveness, reconciliation, and healing. With an in-depth analysis of case studies, it draws upon medical ethics, legal principles, and sociological research to consider the challenging ethical issues related to forgiving mistakes. I Don’t Want to Talk About It by Terrence Real When I first heard Peter Attia’s discussion around aging and the Centenarian Decathalon in 2018, a huge paradigm shift occurred in my thinking.By cleansing our cells of damaged proteins and other cellular junk, autophagy allows cells to run more cleanly and efficiently and helps make them more resistant to stress. But as we get older, autophagy declines. Impaired autophagy is thought to be an important driver of numerous aging-related phenotypes and ailments, such as neurodegeneration and osteoarthritis. Thus, I find it fascinating that this very important cellular mechanism can be triggered by certain kinds of interventions, such as a temporary reduction in nutrients (as when we are exercising or fasting)—and the drug rapamycin." O'Connor, Anahad (12 July 2013). "Blaming the Patient, Then Asking Forgiveness". nytimes.com . Retrieved 24 August 2023. The first thing you need to know about protein is the standard recommendations for consumption are a joke,” says Attia. “Right now the US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 0.8/kg of body weight per day. This may reflect how much protein we need to stay alive, but it’s a far cry from what we need to thrive,” he adds.