The Growing Older, Living Younger Project

Welcome to the Growing Older, Living Younger Project

 

The Growing Older, Living Younger Project will empower you to change your aging process at the cellular level, to feel vibrant, healthy and energetic as you age. Through the lens of epigenetic science, we will explore the small steps you can take on a daily basis, to change your aging trajectory and promote health span over lifespan.

New research reveals that what you think, how you move, what you eat, how you interact with others, stimulate your mind or challenge yourself, can modulate expression of your genes. You inherit your genetic blueprint from your parents. But you construct the person that you become.

The GOLY Project Roadmap to healthy aging is based on modulating gene expression though lifestyle changes in 6 core areas, as introduced in my book Growing Older, Living Younger: The Science of Aging Gracefully and the Art of Retiring Comfortably.

This website is your hub for all things related to The Growing Older, living Younger Project. The GOLY Project Blog, Podcast links, Sources and Resources. Join the Growing Older, Living Younger Project Facebook group, invite your friends to join and let’s start a movement to build a GOLY-Generation of SuperCentenarians.

Keep your  Greens Fresh

Keep your Greens Fresh

Apart from roasted asparagus and brussel sprouts, my preferred vegetables sources are leafy greens - arugula, kale, spinach. I eat a lot of salads so i was somewhat perturbed to read that outbreaks of food poisoning from contaminated greens are more common than I...

Join the club

Join the club

Do you live alone?  In 2016, for the first time in recorded Canadian history, one-person households were the most common type of household. Single-person households increased from 7 per cent in 1951 to 28 per cent in 2016. Roughly 4...

Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent Fasting

When the topic of fasting comes up, and it's happening quite frequently these days, the most common reaction is  'I couldn't fast'.  But of course the reality is that we fast every night. Starvation occurs when not eating is forced on us, when food is scarce or...

Herbs and Spices

Herbs and Spices

Here is another guilty secret. I'm kind of addicted to watching TV Chef  competitions – not the baking ones since I've worked hard to train my brain to not crave cupcakes or croissants and other carb-rich foods. But I have this fascination with the...

Glymphatic system – keeping up with…

Glymphatic system – keeping up with…

So here is a confession. One of the reasons I decided at the last minute to do the blogging challenge this year was that it gave me an excuse to read science instead of the self-improvement, leadership marketing, social media and keto recipe books, I'm...

Forgetfulness

Forgetfulness

As the years pile on... and doesn't it seem as if each year goes by faster than the one before?  most of us start noticing that we are becoming more forgetful.  Some of us put it down to aging. I prefer to think my mind is simply busy with multi-...

Early Morning Exercising

Early Morning Exercising

Last year, when masking, social distancing and isolating became the 'new norm' , I worked hard to keep up my fitness level and avoid regaining the tummy fat I had lost with my ketogenic and intermittent fasting life style. All through spring and summer,...

DNA – Your Blueprint and Whence it Came

DNA – Your Blueprint and Whence it Came

DNA testing, once the primary domain of labs performing diagnosis for specific genetic diseases, is now everywhere.  You can spit into a collection tube and DNA can be extracted from your saliva and analysed to tell you about your...

Cellular Detox – essential house cleaning

Cellular Detox – essential house cleaning

I have always been a bit bemused by those who promote colon cleansing or detoxing unless it's for a valid indication like bowel preparation for a colonoscopy. After all detoxing is what your colon does for you when you poop, cleansing your gut of...

Biological clocks – not on standard time

Biological clocks – not on standard time

When I think about the myriad biological clocks that keep the metabolism of our organs and tissues ticking along, so to speak, the image that comes to my mind is of a comic Rube Goldberg device where an action triggers sequential chain reactions to bring...

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