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Unlocking the Science of Longevity with Peter Attia, MD

By March 20, 2023No Comments
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Episode #743



When it comes to living better and longer, how can we actually prevent chronic disease? And what role does emotional health play in the longevity equation?

To help us parse fact from fantasy and address these questions, today we explore science-backed truths behind healthspan extension and healthy aging with Dr. Peter Attia.

Peter is a graduate of Stanford School of Medicine, a former surgeon, and a world-renowned physician who has dedicated his life to understanding the science of human health and the art of living a longer, more fulfilling life. All of this he details on his fantastic podcast, The Drive, in which he explores and dissects the science of longevity, health, and well-being.

This marks Peter’s second appearance on the show (the first being RRP 695), and the occasion for Peter’s return is the publication of his new book, Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity—a groundbreaking primer that challenges the conventional medical thinking on aging and reveals a new approach to preventing chronic disease and extending long-term health.

“There is simply no better elixir for metabolic health than exercise, nutrition and sleep.”


Today’s conversation offers a short overview of all of the subjects covered in the book including the roles that exercise, nutrition, and sleep play in preventing or delaying the onset of the primary conditions that unnecessarily end most people’s lives too soon. But in large part, we focus on the story of Peter’s emotional health during a dark time and the critical role that emotional well-being plays in the quest for a longer, healthier life.

Note: As a gift to our listeners, Peter has generously offered 10 signed copies of this fascinating book for us to give away. So if you would like to enter to win a free copy, go to, join the mailing list (if you’re not already subscribed), and look for an email on or around April 3rd with further instructions.

The visually inclined can watch it all go down on YouTube. And as always, the audio version streams wild and free on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Peter was very open and vulnerable in this exchange, for which I am grateful. This conversation is a special one.

Peace + Plants,

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