Dr. Peter Attia

Peter is the founder of Attia Medical, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City, focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance.

In addition to being a medical doctor, Dr. Attia has done research on the role of regulatory T cells in cancer regression and other immune-based therapies for cancer. Regulatory T cells have also been, in the past, referred to as suppressor T cells because of their role in actually attenuating or reducing the inflammatory response.

Dr. Attia and I share interests in all things related to longevity and healthspan, which includes the role of diet, nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress. Dr. Attia is a medical doctor and specializes in implementing these strategies in clinical practice. You can learn more about that at his website

In this episode, we discuss...

  • (00:00) Introduction
  • (05:39) The difficulty of identifying longevity compounds
  • (08:41) The mTOR and IGF-1 growth/longevity pathways 
  • (19:11) Preventing cell and tissue damage to live longer
  • (22:28) Dr. Attia's ideal diet for prolonging lifespan
  • (25:45) Measuring gut microbes is challenging 
  • (35:34) Alzheimer's disease risk is more lifestyle than genetics
  • (42:05) Environmental triggers of Alzheimer’s disease
  • (55:49) What prolonged fasting teaches us about metabolism
  • (53:36) Healing brain injury and concussion with metabolism

If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here.

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