Human Longevity Podcast

Dr. Melissa Petersen

Discover the science and solutions to living better longer. From advanced longevity medicine and breakthroughs to ancient wisdom and teachings from around the world, together we will distill down the information into actionable insights that will allow you to live your longest, healthiest and most vital life.

03: Longevity Secret: the overlooked key to living better, longer
Aug 25 2022
03: Longevity Secret: the overlooked key to living better, longer
In today’s episode we will explore the role that respiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide play in slowing down the rate and pace of biological aging for enhanced vitality. You will learn the exact breath rate that increases oxygen saturation, immune, cardiac, neurological and endocrine function while also enhancing longevity. And you will experience 3 key breathing exercises and respiration practices to increase your health capacity so you can live better, longer beginning today. #longevity #healthspan #lifespan #biologicalaging #oxygensaturation #respirationrate #breathingexercises #lungcapacity #breathwork #wellbeing #HRV #centenarians Show sponsor: BrainTap. Backed by neuroscience and research, BrainTap uses neuro-algorthyms and audio training and light technology to optimize brainwave function, improve focus, mood, memory, sleep, performance and overall wellbeing. To get a FREE 15 day trial, click here and start Braintapping today.  Show Notes available at: Russo MA, Santarelli DM, O'Rourke D. The physiological effects of slow breathing in the healthy human. Breathe (Sheff). 2017 Dec;13(4):298-309. doi: 10.1183/20734735.009817. PMID: 29209423; PMCID: PMC5709795. 2. Vold ML, Aasebø U, Wilsgaard T, Melbye H. Low oxygen saturation and mortality in an adult cohort: the Tromsø study. BMC Pulm Med. 2015 Feb 12;15:9. doi: 10.1186/s12890-015-0003-5. PMID: 25885261; PMCID: PMC4342789. 3. Bilo G, Revera M, Bussotti M, Bonacina D, Styczkiewicz K, Caldara G, Giglio A, Faini A, Giuliano A, Lombardi C, Kawecka-Jaszcz K, Mancia G, Agostoni P, Parati G. Effects of slow deep breathing at high altitude on oxygen saturation, pulmonary and systemic hemodynamics. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49074. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049074. Epub 2012 Nov 12. PMID: 23152851; PMCID: PMC3495772. 4. Eoin P. Cummins ,Moritz J. Strowitzki, and Cormac T. Taylor Mechanisms and Consequences of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Sensing in Mammals. 09 DEC 2019 Hernández-Vicente A, Hernando D, Santos-Lozano A, Rodríguez-Romo G, Vicente-Rodríguez G, Pueyo E, Bailón R, Garatachea N. Heart Rate Variability and Exceptional Longevity. Front Physiol. 2020 Sep 17;11:566399. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2020.566399. PMID: 33041862; PMCID: PMC7527628.
02: Longevity Mind- how perceptions and beliefs influence how long and well we live
Aug 18 2022
02: Longevity Mind- how perceptions and beliefs influence how long and well we live
In this episode of the Human Longevity Podcast, we will explore the impact of the mind, mindsets, perceptions and beliefs on how long and how well we live.  Get ready to explore fascinating research that looks at the positive and negative implications so together we can gain new insights and leave with practical solutions to use the most powerful tool for living better, longer…the mind. Show sponsor: BrainTap. Backed by neuroscience and research, BrainTap uses neuro-algorthyms and audio training and light technology to optimize brainwave function, and improve focus, mood, memory, sleep, performance and overall wellbeing. To get a FREE 15 day trial, click here and start Braintapping today.  For full show notes, visit: cited in this episode includes:  Langer E. Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Ballantine Books; 2009.Bargh JA, Chen M, Burrows L. Automaticity of social behavior: direct effects of trait construct and stereotype activation on action. J Person Soc Psychol. 1996;71(2):230-244. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.71.2.230Coudin G, Alexopoulos T. Help me! I'm old!' How negative aging stereotypes create dependency among older adults. Aging Ment Health. 2010;14(5):516-523. doi:10.1080/13607861003713182Hagood EW, Gruenewald TL. Positive versus negative priming of older adults' generative value: do negative messages impair memory?. Aging Ment Health. 2018;22(2):257-260. doi:10.1080/13607863.2016.1239063Bergeron, Caroline & Lagacé, Martine. (2021). On the Meaning of Aging and Ageism: Why Culture Matters. University of Toronto Quarterly. 90. 140-154. 10.3138/utq.90.2.06.Levy BR, Pilver C, Chung PH, Slade MD. Subliminal strengthening: improving older individuals' physical function over time with an implicit-age-stereotype intervention. Psychol Sci. 2014 Dec;25(12):2127-35. doi: 10.1177/0956797614551970. Epub 2014 Oct 17. PMID: 25326508; PMCID: PMC4372155.Levy BR, Ferrucci L, Zonderman AB, Slade MD, Troncoso J, Resnick SM. A culture-brain link: Negative age stereotypes predict Alzheimer's disease biomarkers. Psychol Aging. 2016 Feb;31(1):82-8. doi: 10.1037/pag0000062. Epub 2015 Dec 7. Erratum in: Psychol Aging. 2016 Feb;31(1):88. PMID: 26641877; PMCID: PMC4853823. Book of Dr. Levys work, Breaking the Age Code is available in all locations where books are sold.