#96 — What is Longevity Medicine?…w/ Daniel Tawfik, Co-Founder of Healthspan

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Today we are talking with Daniel Tawfik about the emerging longevity medicine industry in which his company, Healthspan, is a leading provider. This conversation is aimed at the lay-person to allow us non-scientists to understand the process and safety of working with a provider of Longevity Medicine.

  • Why does “Longevity Medicine” exist…what void is being filled?
  • How does the off-label use of pharmaceuticals provide solutions for extending the healthy period of life? 
  • How does Healthspan support people who want to explore this field?

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Outline of Discussion with Daniel Tawfik of Healthspan

  • Daniel’s backstory. Why start Healthspan?
  • Regular medical doctors scoff at the idea of taking these pharmaceuticals for longevity 
  • Create telemedicine practice to provide off-label use of proven pharmaceuticals known to have healthspan benefits along with high touch care to patients to make sure the drugs are being used safely. Blood tests regularly to monitor impact. 
  • The focus of Healthspan is reducing the chronic inflammation from cellular senescence by recovering immune system functionality
  • Cell growth is good to provide repair and muscle growth. But we need pulses of autophagy to rebuild the immune system. Rapamycin taken once a week provides the pulse. 
  • It’s been very safe for the roughly 1,000 clients of Healthspan. 
  • Benefits of rapamycin: delay functional declines (prophylactically) and recover functional declines related to aging. 
  • Hypergrowth. A failure to get enough autophagy leads to accelerated aging which leads to improper repair and maintaining of body systems. Leads to compounding errors that show up as inflammation which then leads to addition damage.  Exercise is good for this. Fasting is good for this. Rapamycin is good for this. Use all the levers. 
  • going to be adding CGM to the offerings soon
  • Follow healthspan on Twitter @healthspanmed

The ever curious athlete who demands answers.
About the Author
Curious athlete who demands answers. Husband to Susan ( Father of 3 daughters. Athletic pursuits over time, in reverse order: cycling, skiing, mountaineering, rock climbing, triathlon, golf, tennis, football.

2 comments on “#96 — What is Longevity Medicine?…w/ Daniel Tawfik, Co-Founder of Healthspan

  1. Al Lyman says:

    This is really a wonderful review of some of the most up-to-date science and understanding of the aging process. Thank you for sharing. Would love to be able to contribute to this show at some point down the road. It’s certainly a passion of mine as well.

    1. joe says:

      Hi Al, thanks for leaving a comment. I’ll reach out to chat about doing an episode. Have a great day!

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