Wed, 11 February 2015
Dr. Bruce Ames
In this podcast Dr. Rhonda Patrick interviews Dr. Bruce Ames about his triage theory.
Dr. Ames proposes that the body has developed a rationing response to shortages of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) throughout evolution. When cells run out of a vitamin or mineral, that scarce micronutrient is allotted to proteins (in the body) essential for short-term survival. Proteins needed for long-term health, including those that protect DNA, lose out and become disabled and lead to diseases of aging. In addition they discuss how RDAs are chosen and what Bruce calls “longevity vitamins” which he calls a class of nutrients that exist mostly to prevent degenerative diseases of aging in addition to essential vitamins and minerals.
If you’re interested in learning more, you can read the full show notes here: https://www.foundmyfitness.com/episodes/bruce-ames
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