God’s-Eye View: “How Well Will You Age?”
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
I met a 75-year-old woman over the weekend. She kept going on about how “old” she was. The catch is, she looked about 60. Even better, she had the energy of someone in their 30s.
We had an in-depth conversation about aging and why some people age so well!
So, why do some people age so darn well?
We’ll get to that in a second.
What I do know is, people will go to great lengths to make their lives longer and more fulfilling. Here at the Longevity Insider HQ, our Chief Medical Officer, Anil Bajnath MD, has explained extensively the difference between lifespan and health span.
Lifespan is just as it sounds. This is the timeframe between birth and death. Health span, however, is the timeframe in which you live a good-quality life with strong health.
For example, a person could live for 90 years. (This would be his lifespan.) But if he spent the last 20 years of his life in a vegetable state… one could argue that his health span was about 70 years (not 90).
Either way, people want more of both. I know I do!
That’s why Dr. Bajnath and I work relentlessly pouring through research and data to share the most unique, research-supported anti-aging tools long before the mainstream health industry is even privy to them!
Please remember: You must use wisdom when investing in your health. I’m sure you’ve encountered many products filled with empty claims to "add 10 years to your life" or "melt 20 years off of your appearance."
But if you really want to get a God’s-eye view of how you may age in the future… science proves that it all starts in one simple place.
It’s time for a gut check.
That’s right. Your overall health is influenced by your gut health.
As published in the journal, Nature Metabolism, scientists made an interesting discovery:
The gut microbiome has important effects on human health... In the present study, we demonstrate that, starting in mid-to-late adulthood, gut microbiomes become increasingly unique to individuals with age.
The results show a distinct relationship between the changes in a person’s microbiome and his future aging process. And my buddy's family member, Anahad O’Connor of The New York Times, commented on the study’s findings too:
In healthy people, the kinds of microbes that dominate the gut in early adulthood make up a smaller and smaller proportion of the microbiome over the ensuing decades, while the percentage of other, less prevalent species rises. But in people who are less healthy, the study found, the opposite occurs: The composition of their microbiomes remains relatively static and they tend to die earlier.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
See? Change is good.
Here’s more on what these findings could mean for you.
To your health, Alex Reid
President, Longevity Insider HQ
To your health,