Keys to a long, healthy life

May 12, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Dr Friedlander discusses the best forms of protein, fats, carbohydrates, exercise and nutrients that support positive epigenetic factors and longevity. Proteins high in the amino acids proline, lysine, glycine and alanine have shown in studies to extend life span, support repair, wound healing, immune function, thyroid, bone density, skin and arteries. Reducing intake of inflammatory proteins such as tryptophan, methionine and cysteine (typically found in lean meats, chicken and whey protein) extends life span as well. Fat laden grass fed meats are better Reducing polyunsaturated fats such as corn oil, safl ower, sun ower, and canola is important, as these oils lead to aging, via the mechanisms of glycation (bonding of a protein or lipid molecule to sugar molecule). Glycation results in a loss of artery elasticity, aging skin and damage to DNA and mitochondria. Dr. Friedlander discusses methylene blue and collagen as and life style choices that promote longevity.

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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