Ask Dr. Gill https://www.askdrgill.com Growing Older, Living Younger Mon, 28 Feb 2022 14:54:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.1 https://www.askdrgill.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/cropped-favicon-adg-32x32.png Ask Dr. Gill https://www.askdrgill.com 32 32 041 Hans Parge. PhD: Reset Your Aging Through Science https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/28/041-hans-parge-phd-reset-your-aging-through-science/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/28/041-hans-parge-phd-reset-your-aging-through-science/#respond Mon, 28 Feb 2022 14:54:15 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1922 “ The idea is to die young as late as possible.” (Ashley Montague) “ The trick is to have fun, fun, fun, die, and rectangularize your survival curve, or compress your morbidity to as late in life as possible.” (Hans Parge) Today’s guest, Dr. Hans Parge shares my mission to change aging with science-based systems that extend health rather than just longevity. Dr. Hans is trained in biomedical...

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040 Mandy Shintani. Urban Poling: Active Walking for Fitness and Healing https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/23/040-mandy-shintani-urban-poling-active-walking-for-fitness-and-healing/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/23/040-mandy-shintani-urban-poling-active-walking-for-fitness-and-healing/#respond Wed, 23 Feb 2022 21:06:13 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1915 “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” (Albert Einstein) “You think of all the things we do to stay healthy, all the things we spend our money and time on so we can get fit and healthy and the Scandinavians are primarily just walking.” (Mandy Shintani) Today, I am delighted to be able to introduce Mandy Shintani, founder and developer of Urban Poling to...

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039 Dr. Daniel LaRoche. Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/14/039-dr-daniel-laroche-glaucoma-the-silent-thief-of-sight/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/14/039-dr-daniel-laroche-glaucoma-the-silent-thief-of-sight/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:32 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1755 “ The only thing worse than being blind, is having no vision.” Helen Keller “ Glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight…because when you have elevated eye pressure, and it’s damaging your eyes, you don’t feel it. It can make you lose 90 to 100% of your vision before you notice it.” Dr. Daniel La Roche While Helen Keller speaks to the vision with which we approach growing older...

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038 Bradley Schurman: The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/07/038-the-super-age-decoding-our-demographic-destiny-with-bradley-schurman/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/02/07/038-the-super-age-decoding-our-demographic-destiny-with-bradley-schurman/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:33 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1710 “If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” Lyndon B Johnson Today we reflect on how our life on earth will be impacted, as declining birth rates and increased longevity drastically reshape...

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037 Kasparas Aleknavičius, MD. Health Technology and Trends for Baby Boomers https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/31/037-kasparas-aleknavicius-md-health-technology-and-trends-for-baby-boomers/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/31/037-kasparas-aleknavicius-md-health-technology-and-trends-for-baby-boomers/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:33 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1658 Franklin Foer, writes ‘ We’ve been merging with tools since the beginning of human evolution, and arguably, that’s one of the things that makes us human beings. ‘ Humankind has a very long history of using tools. Stone tools found in Ethiopia, possibly used for digging and cutting, were thought to date from 2.6 million years ago. While today we don’t have to seek out and sharpen stones to prepare...

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036 Christine Martel: No Ageism Here. Celebrate Your Silver Years https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/24/036-christine-martel-no-ageism-here-celebrate-your-silver-years/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/24/036-christine-martel-no-ageism-here-celebrate-your-silver-years/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:34 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1588 The Growing Older Living Younger mission is to help you stay youthful and vibrant as you grow older, extending your health span, not just your lifespan. The message from today’s guest is that we must celebrate ourselves along the journey. My quote is from author, Aldous Huxley. The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.

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035 Dr. Joe Casciani The Living to 100 Club: A Psychologist’s Insights on Aging Well https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/17/035-dr-joe-casciani-the-living-to-100-club-a-psychologists-insights-on-aging-well/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/17/035-dr-joe-casciani-the-living-to-100-club-a-psychologists-insights-on-aging-well/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:34 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1590 ‘To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent—that is to triumph over old age’ – (Thomas Bailey Aldrich. American writer and longtime editor of the Atlantic Monthly,) Today’s guest, Dr. Joseph Casciani, will encourage you to triumph over old age, by ‘turning aging on its head.’ Dr. Casciani is the author of two books, Handbook of Health and Behavior and Living Longer IS...

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034 Jenn Lyman: Grow Stronger not Skinnier as You Age https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/10/034-jenn-lyman-grow-stronger-not-skinnier-as-you-age/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/10/034-jenn-lyman-grow-stronger-not-skinnier-as-you-age/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:34 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1592 Chef and restaurateur, Marcus Samuelsson, points out that. ‘we struggle with eating healthily, obesity, and access to good nutrition for everyone. But we have a great opportunity to get on the right side of this battle by beginning to think differently about the way that we eat and the way that we approach food.’ Today I talk with registered dietician, Jen Lyman, about new paradigms that are...

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033 Dr. Dave McCarthy: D for Deficiencies, D for Diseases https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/03/033-dr-dave-mccarthy-d-for-deficiencies-d-for-diseases/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2022/01/03/033-dr-dave-mccarthy-d-for-deficiencies-d-for-diseases/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:35 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1594 As Steve Martin quipped, ‘a day without sunshine is like, you know, night.’ Sadly, especially in recent times, too many people get too little sunshine, literally and metaphorically, to make a difference in their lives. Today we talk about the sunshine vitamin, Vitamin D, and how recent science changed the way long time family physician Dr. Dave McCarthy, thought about deficiency diseases.

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032 Dr. Tracey Gendron: Ageism Unmasked: Ending Age Bias https://www.askdrgill.com/2021/12/27/032-dr-tracey-gendron-ageism-unmasked-ending-age-bias/ https://www.askdrgill.com/2021/12/27/032-dr-tracey-gendron-ageism-unmasked-ending-age-bias/#respond Mon, 14 Feb 2022 23:44:35 +0000 https://www.askdrgill.com/?p=1596 Too old at 72? Careful. Ageism is out. We’ll have the law on you! (Melvyn Bragg) Hubris? I avoid ‘isms’ but I open this conversation with an anecdote of the first overt instance of ageism that I personally encountered, just before recording this podcast. Today’s guest explores the structural ways we tolerate and promote behaviors toward people based solely on their age and how cultural norms and...

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