‘Why We Age–
Why We Don’t Have To’
a book written by Dr. David Sinclair with Matthew D. LaPlante
Published by Atria books
First I want to thank David Sinclair for all of the effort he has put into his career and community outreach. Secondly I want to thank David for appearing on the radio show/podcast, (airing across our syndicated network December 14th, 2019-podcasted after airing on radio), busy people make time, he did and I appreciate that. And lastly, I want to thank David for writing this book, it is worth the investments of time and money. My hope is that this blog post will enlighten you all enough to listen to the podcast, buy the book and glean some very valuable information. Thank you David for giving us permission to share my notes of your book.
Aging is not a complicated as you think, that is, once you read this book!
As some of you may know, when I find books that I absolutely fall for I go back through the book and type out my cribbed highlights. Yes this is time consuming, but I do this for two reasons. First, if I ever want to write an article or attribute a passage to anything I write I want to cite the source, so it is an investment in my own writing. Plus it helps me learn the material for an interview. Secondly, and more importantly, it makes a very quick read af a badass book. If you like it go buy it!
For this blog I am linking back to the sections of the book. In some of my past ‘cribbed’ note blog these turned into a gigantic word doc that was kinda hard to sort through. So I am trying a different tack here, please let me know if you find this easier to digest. Each of the sections will link you directly to the chapters and cribbed notes. I also include a short take from my perspective on why I thought these specific highlights were meaningful.
I also would like to thank Joe Rogan for inspiring so many people through his podcast. I had reached out to David in 2011 to ask him to be on the show and talk about mitochondria and resveratrol, having been a fan of his since reading articles in various magazines. It was not until I heard David with Joe on a recent podcast that I remembered I had tried recruiting him then. Funny how things work out!
This book, ‘Lifespan’ is broken into three parts-
- Chapter One-‘Viva Primordium’
- Chapter Two- ‘The Demented Pianist’
- Chapter Three-‘The Blind Epidemic’
- Chapter Four- ‘Longevity Now’
- Chapter Five- ‘A Better Pill to Swallow’
- Chapter Six- ‘Big Steps Ahead’
- Chapter Seven- ‘The Age of Innovation’
- Chapter Eight- ‘The Shape of Things to Come’
- Chapter Nine- ‘A Path Forward’
- A closing take