#110: Dr. Vera Gorbunova - The Newest Science About Living Long and Healthy

biology health health & fitness life lifespan longevity performance personal development podcast science May 30, 2022
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How do people manage to live a long, healthy and meaningful life for 100+ years? Is it possible for humans to decelerate, or even reverse aging? 

And most importantly, can seaweed really help you look and feel younger inside out? Sigh, so less is known and talked about the science and academia behind aging research. 

The guest for this week’s episode of Growth Island is Dr. Vera Gorbunova, a prominent name in biology and anti-aging research. Her many scientific studies and undertakings, including “Do Not Age” aim to simplify the mechanisms of age reversal and longevity for the regular person.

Dr. Vera Gorbunova is also the Doris Johns Cherry professor of Biology, co-director of the Rochester Aging Research Center, and co-director of the Gorbunova and Seluanov Laboratory at the University of Rochester. 


In this episode, we discuss:

👉 Vera’s journey into biology, genetics and aging research

👉 Is lifespan extension by 2x or 5x possible?

👉 What to do to live a long, healthy life?

👉 Fascinating new findings in aging research 

👉 How do seaweed supplements benefit our body?

👉 Can people really live for 150-180 years?

👉 And a lot more

Stream the full EP with Dr. Vera Gorbunova on SoundCloud/Spotify/iTunes and explore lots more fascinating, scientific facts and tips about the science of aging and longevity.




00:30 Introduction

01:12 Vera’s journey biology, genetics and aging research

02:23 Modern science’s understanding of aging

03:48 Is lifespan extension by 2x or 5x possible?

04:21 Some surprising results of Vera’s research

05:41 What to do to live a long, healthy life?

10:45 The benefits of fasting and calories restriction

14:08 The struggles of intermittent fasting

17:29 Restricting your screen time/blue light 

22:00 Types of seaweed and their benefits

24:10 How do seaweed supplements benefit our body?

26:19 Fascinating new findings in modern aging research

28:15 What does a day as an aging researcher look like?

31:15 Common misconceptions about anti-aging

31:57 Can people really live for 150-180 years?

33:37 Has biology and academia changed over the years?

35:10 Three recommendations to live a happy, healthy, meaningful life

37:12 Where can people find more about Vera?


Connect with Dr. Vera Gorbunova:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/vera-gorbunova-64a97b46/

Website: www.sas.rochester.edu/bio/people/faculty/gorbunova_vera/

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