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Encore Episode: The Longevity Diet

Encore Episode: The Longevity Diet
The "fasting mimicking" diet focuses on health and weight loss. The diet is designed to mimic fasting and the effects of certain nutrients on the genes.

Fasting destroys damaged components of the body. Stem cells are activated and regenerative components are ready to repair the damaged tissue. This can aid prevention and treatment of disease. Cellular health improves.

The longevity diet takes place over five days. Some people do the diet every few months.

Best Eats for Longevity

  • Fish twice a week
  • Mostly vegan diet with some flexibility
  • Rare meat consumption
  • Yogurt and cheese from goats and sheep
  • Eggs for the older set
Listen as Dr. Valter Longo joins Dr. Pamela Peeke to discuss his fast mimicking diet and eating recommendations.


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Featured Speaker:
Valter Longo, PhD
Dr. Valter LongoProfessor Valter Longo is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of ageing studies and related diseases. His discoveries include some of the major genetic pathways that regulate aging and life-threatening diseases and the identification of a genetic mutation that protects men from several common diseases. 

He is a Professor of Gerontology and Biological Science and Director of the Longevity Institution at the School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, one of the leading centers devoted to teaching and research on ageing. He is also director of the Oncology Laboratory and longevity at the Institute of Molecular Oncology IFOM in Milan.

Professor Longo received the Nathan Shock Lecture Award from the National Institute on Ageing (NIA/NIH) in 2010 and in 2013 the Vincent Cristofalo ‘Rising Star’ Award for Research on Ageing, and the 2016 Glenn Award for research in the Biology of Aging.

In 2015, after a number of his papers were among the most widely cited in the biomedical field, Time magazine called him a ‘guru of longevity.’