Living Longer and Healthier Today

Bill Faloon leads groups that are passionate about antiaging and doing everything possible today. They track the science and medical literature closely to find optimal lifestyles.

The best practices now are diet and exercise and Omega-3 and some other drugs.

They are strongly supporting of intermittent fasting.

The main journal is the Aging journal.

SOURCES- Aging, Bill Faloon
Written by Brian Wang,

22 thoughts on “Living Longer and Healthier Today”

  1. Sure, but as I'm in my 60's, I wasn't required to fast, and now it's less than a week until Easter.

    I'd rather start the fast when I won't be immediately breaking it.

  2. If I wake up at 6:30, breakfast at 7. Lunch at 12. Get home from work at 7:30 so I won't have dinner until 8 at the earliest. So that's only 10.5 hours between dinner and breaky.

    Of course if I just have coffee at breakfast, I don't think a spot of milk will be enough to count, so I'm not having food till lunch and then that's more like a 16 hour fast.

  3. Just plain eating fish has the same effect, with added protein. Less "processing" if you avoid that scary word.
    And is traditionally a part of lent.

  4. Depends how literally you take "barely hanging on". I know people who are "too old to do X" and clearly have deteriorating bodies in their 40s.

    Actually, I've known a couple in their late 30s.

    They are going to spend the majority of their lives being "too old to do X".

    (X being something like "learning to mountain bike" or "take up surfing" or "start a new career".)

  5. I guess I'm going to have to try intermittent fasting, once Easter is past. But no eating OR drinking during daylight hours? What, not even water? I assume they mean nothing with calories. My black tea should be OK.

    Is the "during daylight hours" intended to indicate that time spent sleeping doesn't count?

  6. The health span versus life span thing is a fallacy. There's no scenario where you would be barely hanging on for decades, barring outside intervention like being hooked up to machines.

    The final stage of aging is not gradual. It's a cascade of one bit of damage triggering the next, and so on. So no matter how long you live, you'll be relatively healthy for most of it. Don't worry about 50 years of dementia.

  7. Hey, most people will be glad to get that 130 years over 60-70 years.
    But then there's the issue of Healthspan vs Lifespan. Would you really want to live to 130 if those last 50 or so years just have you barely hanging onto life by the skin of your teeth? People also want to be reasonably vigorous until their final years.
    I think stem cell technology will go well beyond Mesenchymal Stem Cells, and we'll figure out ways to regenerate and rejuvenate our aging flesh. There's certainly a market for it, with many older wealthy people ripe for the picking.

  8. Janov points out that food is a great pain killer. Ice cream, with cold, fat and sugar, is esp strong.

  9. But that's what I'm wondering. It's so easy that I've been doing it by accident. So why doesn't everyone do it? Are people getting up at 2am and raiding their fridge every night?

  10. I generally have breakfast about 5am, (I'm a morning person.) and dinner about 6pm. That's an 11 hour "fast" I spend most of sleeping, and a potential 13 hour daytime fast, if I didn't eat lunch.

    As a practical matter, if I skip breakfast and lunch, that would be more of a 23 hour fast.

  11. There is not a shred of evidence from ANY study that has demonstrated even 1 year of additional lifespan in humans. The genes responsible for ageing are MANY and we do not yet know the ones which will improve our lifespan.
    Note: Extending maximum lifespan is very different from improving the average lifespan to current maximum (~ 130 years).

  12. Not hard to do 16-8 fasting if you skip breakfast, eat lunch and dinner at normalish times and don't snack after dinner.

  13. I had always wondered why I never gained weight…turns out I've been accidentally fasting a solid 14-15 hours every day for years. What I don't understand is how this is a rare thing. How late in the evening and/or early in the morning do normal people eat?

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