Our goal is to “die healthy” – Dr. Joe Chang
To extend your healthspan and stay youthful and vibrant as you age, you must affect aging processes where genes operate, at the cellular level. Dr. Joe Chang discusses the application of gene expression research to changing aging.
We now know that this is not so. Dr. Chang, author of The Aging Myth, explains the key biological roles that epigenetics plays to construct the person we become and influences our aging.
We discuss how the different rates, time and intensity of aging phenomena in different tissues may be influenced by external factors, such as the impact of smoking on the lungs. The relative efficiency of mitochondrial energy production versus free radical release, is altered with age, as is the efficiency of autophagy, (cellular cleansing). These processes can be enhanced through nutritional supplements developed through epigenetic research. We discuss the importance of cellular cleansing through autophagy and of supplying optimal prebiotics to the gut microbiome.
About Dr. Chang
Dr. Joe Chang is the Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Nu Skin Enterprises Inc., a beauty and wellness company. With 35 years of pharmaceutical experience, numerous scientific articles, reviews and books on pharmacological research, Dr. Chang has a comprehensive knowledge of both the pharmaceutical and dietary supplement industries. He has led teams that developed novel drugs for arthritis, asthma and autoimmune diseases and directed more than 60 scientists in drug discovery research based on botanicals and natural products. Dr. Chang obtained his doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of London where he conducted research at the Royal College of Surgeons, England. Early in his career he was the Arthritis Foundation fellow at The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Chang is a member of the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.