Here’s a quick video interview with futurist, author, inventor and overall brainiac, Ray Kurzweil about what he does to (hopefully) live a much longer life. Watch the video.
If you don’t know about Ray Kurzweil, you should. That is, if you’d like to live longer.
I wrote about Mr. Kuzweil’s “three bridge” theory in a post called, Ray Kurzweil’s March to Extend Life, where he argues that there’s sufficient anti-aging technology available today to enable Baby Boomers to live long enough to reach those forthcoming technological advances that will keep them alive and kicking indefinitely.
A few Kurzweil tidbits from the video…
The basic premise in the life extension game is that aging is a combination of many processes, some of which we can slow down.
For instance, take Phosphatidylcholine. This is a major component of our cell membranes. As children, we child had a lot of Phosphatidylcholine in each of our 10 or so trillion cells, but as we age it depletes and makes the skin lose suppleness and our organs work less efficiently. So, if you want to combat this, as does Ray Kurzweil, you can take can supplements containing Phosphatidylcholine.
Another age-related, degenerative health condition is atherosclerosis, a condition where plaque clogs the arteries. Everybody is experiencing this to some extend or another as we age. Unfortunately, it leads to stroke and feebleness. This can be stopped or even reversed if handled aggressively with diet, supplements and exercise.
Do you take statins, a cholesterol drug? If so, you should also be taking Coenzyme Q10 (see below). Statin drugs deplete the body of this very important coenzyme, which is the reason for many of the side effects of statins.
OK, now on to the Kurzweil video, the second of a three-part interview with Ray Kurzweil conducted by the PBS Newshour’s Paul Solomon:
The rest of the PBS Newshour video interview of Kurzweil can be found here.
You can find more details about Ray Kurzweil’s age-defying feats at rayandterry.com.
He’s also written four books pertinent to this topic:
Coenzyme Q10 According to researchers Emile G. Blinzakov, M.D. and Gerald L. Hunt, CoQ10 can “boost the immune system, increase the strength of the heart without exercise, relieve angina, protect against heart attacks, lower high blood pressure, reduce weight naturally, heal periodontal problems, extend life, and slow down the aging process.” (More here.)
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Published on July 13, 2012