QTD: The Secrets of Longevity

Season 4 Episode 10 of Quiet the Diet Podcast with Michelle Shapiro, RD and Dr. Gil Blander

The Secrets of Longevity: How Biomarkers Can Predict and Improve Your Health with Dr. Gil Blander

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Have you ever wished testing existed that could give you insight on how to live a longer, healthier life? 

On this week’s episode of Quiet the Diet podcast, Michelle sat down with Dr. Gil Blander, who is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Inside Tracker. They discuss the role that genetics and lifestyle play in our longevity, and how we can optimize our health through targeted testing and technology interventions.

We discuss:

  •  How a personal loss at age twelve sparked Dr. Blander’s interest in studying the aging process and longevity
  •  The importance of studying and focusing on health span over lifespan in order to improve the quality of life in later years
  •  Why we need personalized nutrition plans over one-size-fits-all diets for optimal health
  •  The critical role of blood biomarkers in creating personalized health strategies
  •  The difference between functional and conventional lab ranges for better health insights
  •  The common fear of abnormal lab results and why it is so important to look at the whole picture
  •  Using LDL as a biomarker for cardiovascular health and what might actually be a better marker
  •  The significance of early detection and prevention to increase your health span
  •  The importance of insulin and ferritin as underutilized but essential biomarkers
  •  How genetics and lifestyle choices work together in determining longevity
  •  Practical steps to start using InsideTracker for personalized health monitoring
  •  The critical role of muscle strength and balance in maintaining longevity and preventing falls

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