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...

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