Aging

Globally Renowned Microbiologist and Geneticist, David Sinclair, Ph.D., Offers Valuable Insight On COVID-19

Globally renowned microbiologist and geneticist, David Sinclair, Ph.D.,joins Marni on the Move Host, Marni Salup to talk COVID-19. David is a leading world authority on genetics and longevity, Professor of Genetics at Harvard University, and the New York Times best selling author of Lifespan. As a researcher and entrepreneur, David has shifted his focus and expertise over the past several weeks and is deep in the trenches of analyzing data and studies reporting on COVID-19. He is also helping doctors, medical teams, and companies on the frontlines with tests and supplies. David was a guest on the podcast in October 2019, where he shared his expertise on aging and longevity. In this conversation, he offers insight on COVID-19 and the latest health and science related findings.

Here’s what they cover:

  • COVID-19 + Aging
  • The trajectory of symptoms
  • Long term repercussions of COVID-19
  • Can you rebuild your pulmonary and cardiovascular systems post COVID-19
  •  Immunity, mutations and new strains
  •  Importance of boosting your immune system, exercise, and getting a good amount of sleep.
  •  The future of COVID 19, drugs being used to treat the virus, a vaccine, and his take on using blood plasma antibodies as a solution.

David Sinclair’s obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1995. He is also the co-founder of several biotechnology companies and is on the boards of several others.  co-founder and co-chief editor of the journal Aging. He is an inventor on 35 patents and has received more than 25 awards and honors including being one of Time Magazine’s Top 100 most influential people in the world (in 2014) and Top 50 People in Healthcare (2018).

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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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