You only want to live longer if you’re doing so in a healthy manner. Longevity when you’re in pain or feeling terrible is something of a curse. Listen as Oz Garcia shares his thoughts on living with energy in your 70’s and beyond.
Oz Garcia is a huge name in the world of biohacking and anti-aging. He’s been helping people age in a healthy way for many years and he’s extremely knowledgeable about what it takes to live a long, healthy life.
He works with everyone from celebrities to laymen helping to create individualized programs that build stronger, healthier bodies. He joins me today to chat about his methods, his thoughts, and what he’s learned as he’s reached his own later years.
If you’ve been struggling to get started with a good functional health program, then you won’t want to miss out on this conversation. Oz details why sleep is important at every age and stage of life. He’s also digging into his own diet and why he’s made the choices that he has. He also notes that his diet isn’t the right diet for everyone.
Most importantly however, is his focus on building a strong and flexible brain. Your brain is your key to making true change in your life. Creating mindfulness practices, moving your body, and reading are all integral to living a long healthy life.
Listen in to hear all of Oz’s amazing advice and recommendations.
In This Episode:
[00:16] Oz Garcia joins me to chat all about anti-aging and living with energy in your later years.
[01:24] Listen as he shares his background, work and how he got started in biohacking.
[07:37] What are some of the biggest changes in learning he’s seen over the years?
[10:02] Learn more about the history of social behavior and how it has impacted overall health and changing ideology.
[15:25] What should you focus on as you get older?
[18:53] Why he has a very plant heavy diet.
[21:29] How the human palate and brain work together to keep you stuck in unhealthy patterns.
[24:06] Does he avoid any particular foods?
[30:21] What he does for dessert.
[34:12] Oz’s advice for people who are struggling to make changes.
[38:14] You have to think through your decisions when you’re overcome with cravings.
[40:53] Learn more about the Waking Up App and how it helps with mindfulness.
[43:53] Your practices have to follow you no matter where you go.
[46:53] Oz shares his final words of wisdom.
[47:17] Connect with Oz.
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We’ve all experienced pain, but how much of it is physiological and how much of it is psychological? I’m asking this question because I recently had a really bad bout with pain and it reminded me about the work of Dr. John Sarno. Dr. John Sarno did a ton of research around the Mindbody Connection. He started his career as a regular doctor, assessing physical trauma and prescribing pain meds or surgery as needed. All was well until he realized that his patients didn’t always get better after the initial issue was treated.