87. Dr. Gil Blander On Discovering Your Inner Age, Longevity, and The Next Frontier of Health + Wellness
Dr. Gil Blander is the visionary founder behind the game-changing health and wellness company, InsideTracker. InsideTracker looks at blood biomarkers, DNA, and activity tracking data and then gives evidence-based highly personalized recommendations on what foods to eat, supplements to take, and lifestyle activities to adjust, all from their team of expert nutritionists and geneticists. InsideTracker offers an inside look at what’s going on in your body through its online, digital dashboard. In 2009 Dr. Gil Bander had the idea of InsideTracker with the goal of helping people live longer healthier lives by better understanding what’s happening inside their bodies.
On today’s episode, host Marni Salup syncs up with Dr. Gil Blander about where his journey into science and the study of aging began; why personally taking charge of your health and wellness is the future of longevity; how you can discover your “real” inner age; the key biomarkers you should be watching as you get older, the ones to watch if you’re an endurance athlete, or a busy executive and entrepreneur in a high stress environment. They do a deep dive into Glucose, Iron, Vitamin D; Gil talks about blood biomarkers optimal vs normal levels and range and how our current doctors and healthcare system define normal; they touch upon Epigenetics and how understanding your DNA and blood can impact your health and fitness goals; and of course Gil sheds light on the workouts and wellness routines that fuel him for success.
Longevity and aging have been been a lifelong fascination for Dr. Gil Blander, beginning with the loss of a loved family member at a young age which inspired his journey into science and his study of aging. Dr. Gil Blander went on to study at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, getting his Ph.D. in Biology. In 2002 he moved to Boston area to join MIT for postgraduate studies of aging, joining legendary Dr. Lenny Guarente’s lab where he met Dr. David Sinclair, also on the podcast. After studying at Lenny’s lab for several years, he then joined the private sector, launching InsideTracker.
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