Episode 21 Life Extension




We are not medical professionals. We are simply reasonably intelligent people who can read.

Geek Alert

This episode can get a bit scientific.

What Causes Aging and Death

Two Mechanisms that cause aging and death

Role of genetics and environment.

Mechanism one, the biological clock

  1. Normal distribution curve
  2. Potential role of insulin
    1. Low calorie life extension.

Mechanism two, free radical damage, oxidative stress.

  1. Oxygen is necessary for life but ultimately it is the cause of death
  2. As we process oxygen in our bodies we produce unstable forms of oxygen such as superoxide, hydrogen peroxide or peroxynitrate. Let’s talk about Hydrogen Peroxide.
    1. No longer recommended for cleaning wounds because it damages tissue in the wound.
    2. Unstable forms of oxygen can do damage by donating an unpaired electron or by taking one away from another molecule.
    3. When free radicals attack DNA, cross linking occurs and this in turn causes cancer.
    4. Cross linking between fat and protein molecules causes wrinkles.
    5. Oxidized LDL cholesterol causes plaque build-up in arteries that cause strokes and heart disease.
    6. Cross linking in neurological tissue is associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

What we can do to improve health, extend life, prevent disease and slow aging

  1. Real food
  2. Reduced exposure to pollution, environmental hazards.
  3. Exercise
  4. Adequate sleep and rest
  5. Hydration
  6. Maintain a healthy body composition

Additional insurance

  1. Good multi-vitamin/multi-mineral
  2. Fish Oil
  3. Protandim
    1. Stimulates the body to make antioxidants that are much more powerful than those contained in supplements.

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Episode 20 New Year’s Resolutions


Game Plan

  1. What did you like about the last year?
  2. What did you dislike?
  3. Make a list of all the things you could do to make more of the good things happen and fewer of the bad things
  4. Prioritize the list.
  5. Take the number one priority and analyze the forces surrounding the number one item.
  6. List all of the actions you could take to change the balance of forces.
  7. Select the actions that are likely to make the biggest difference. Give priority to those that take the least time, money, effort or willpower.
  8. Put the actions in chronological and priority order.
  9. Determine how you will measure your progress. (Cybernetic System)
  10. Execute the plan and monitor progress.
  11. Adjust your plan as necessary to create success.
  12. Celebrate small wins and enjoy the journey.
  13. Living the good life is the progressive realization of pre-determined worthwhile goals.

Your outcomes are the product of the decisions you make and the things you do consistently.


Fritata Recipe (Serves Four Generously)


8 Eggs

2 cups sliced colorful peppers

2 small zucchini, quartered lengthwise and sliced

½ large yellow onion or one medium

2 large tomatoes sliced

1 bunch fresh basil

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

8 oz mozzarella sliced

4 oz grated parmesan

Red pepper flakes to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

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Crispy Oven Fried Leek Rings

1 large leek per person

Slice the leeks into rings. Use the white part and light green parts for this only. Use the dark green as a flavoring in soups and stocks.

Separate the rings and place in a bowl of ice water. rub and agitate to dislodge grit and sediment that all leeks collect.

Drain thoroughly ( we use a salad spinner)

Toss in a bowl with olive oil and sea salt to coat lightly

Place on a sheet pan and bake at 375 degrees until crispy light brown.



Shrimp, Broccoli and Cashews in a Thai Red Curry Cream Sauce








1 lb shrimp peeled and deveined

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1 8 Oz can full fat Coconut Cream (unsweetened)

1 head fresh Broccoli

1/4 Cup roasted and salted Cashews

1 Tablespoon Thai Red Curry Paste

1 Thumb sized knob of fresh ginger root

4 cloves of fresh garlic

  1. Peel and finely chop garlic and ginger
  2. Cut the broccoli into flowerettes and either steam or microwave until firm tender (al dente).
  3. Heat the coconut oil in a wok and saute the shrimp until almost cooked.( Note; this is a fast process, do not overcook shrimp)
  4. Add the chopped ginger and garlic and stir fry with shrimp until garlic has a bit of color. Do not burn the garlic!
  5. Mix the curry paste and the coconut cream to make a lovely pink sauce and add to the wok. this will stop the cooking process until the sauce comes to a boil. Add the broccoli to heat in the sauce.
  6. Serve and top with roasted cashews. If you have some cilantro, thai basil, scallions or other garnish you like, feel free to add them also.

Suz loves this so much we had it twice this week. this is a great meal to kick ketosis up a notch. The coconut oil and coconut cream contain medium chain triglycerides that readily convert to ketone bodies. By the way they taste great also


Hitting Our Goal Weights

After a couple of years of low-carb eating and a reasonable exercise program we are currently very close to the goal weights we set for ourselves. It was time for a picture to document the results.

Goal Weight Portrait

Thai Shrimp Curry over Savory Rice Substitute

For the Rice Substitute (Thanks to Jimmy Moore for the rice substitute idea)


One head of Cauliflower grated using the coarse side of a box grater or a coarse grater blade on a food processor. The correct grater will yield rice grain sized pieces.

Two cups packed fresh Thai basil leaves or adjust to taste.

Zest of one lime

½ tsp. salt

Two Tbsp. finely chopped fresh ginger

Four cloves garlic finely chopped

2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil

In a wok, combine garlic, ginger, coconut oil and brown lightly. Do not over brown. Add cauliflower, salt and lime zest. Stir fry to cook cauliflower. You are striving for firmness in the cauliflower similar to cooked rice. When the cauliflower is cooked add coarsely chopped basil and a ¼ cup of coconut cream. Keep the cauliflower covered while cooking the shrimp.

8 oz. raw cleaned shrimp

1 Can of unsweetened coconut cream minus the coconut cream used in the cauliflower. If you cannot find coconut cream you may substitute coconut milk but do not use lite coconut milk.

One tablespoon green Thai curry paste or to taste. Thai curry paste can be very spicy so adjust slowly to your preference.

Heat the coconut cream in a saucepan then add curry paste slowly to taste. Then add the shrimp and cook until done. Do not overcook.

Serve shrimp in the coconut cream sauce over a scoop of the cauliflower mixture. Add a finishing squeeze of lime juice.

Electrolyte Replacement Margarita Flavor Drink

If you are on a low-carb diet, you will no longer retain salt and fluid as you did in the past. We have friends who were taking blood pressure medicine before starting the diet and within weeks they were able, under doctor’s supervision, to eliminate the medications. this is great if you have high blood pressure but Suz has low normal blood pressure. it is also great in cool climates but in Lower Alabama in the summer outdoor activity = sweat. All of this means that you might experience headache, weakness and a variety of symptoms called “Atkins Flu”. Researchers studying low-carb dieters recommend bullion cubes that are loaded with salt. The Paleo crowd is into bone broth for mineral replacement and other nutritive benefits.The general public is drinking Gatorade and a long list of other sugar and salt drinks with artificial flavor and color.

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