THE MORNING SHOW
with Patrick Timpone
Dr. Sara Gottfried
Author of Younger
The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging.
Feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat? Does your family come from a long line of Alzheimer’s, cancer, or heart disease? Will nothing help your aging skin or declining libido or flagging energy? This book is for you.
The body is magnificent but it doesn’t come with a lifetime warranty, or an operating manual. You’re the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code—the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity—can play a minor role in the way you age.
The scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words, you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT—trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. has created a revolutionary 7-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young.
Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five-key factors that lead to accelerated aging -the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. Younger increases not only your lifespan, but also your healthspan. Dr. Gottfried’s program makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.
Retired people have shortened telomeres.
Your attitude is key. Think not what are your telomeres doing, but what are you doing for your telomeres.
Address factors that steal your youth. Start with baseline.
Youngerquiz.com measures your health span.
Sleep on your side for 7-8 hours to allow toxins to clear from glymphatic system.
Vitamin D – need blood serum of 60 to 90 ng/mL for sleep to be optimal.
How do your genes talk to your environment?
Sit less than 3 hours per day. 1-2 hours of moderate exercise every day to turn on health-promoting genes.
Bioidentical hormones for women feeling the effects of age. Window of opportunity from 45-60 y.o. Estrogen helps the brain. Want to keep blood sugar stable and insulin down. Increase growth hormone with high intensity interval training.
Wind down and stop electronic use 1 hour before bed. Bright light during day to increase melatonin. Phosphatidylserine helps neurotransmitters in the brain.
Dr. Gottfriend’s lifestyle changes increased her telomere length and showed her cellular age to be 17 years younger.
Benefits of testosterone cream for women. Keep a check on liver enzymes.
dr. sara gottfried m.d. on staying younger, march 2, 2017