This article is © Nils Osmar 2022. Nils has had a lifelong interest in life extension. He is the Director of Rekindle School, an independent educational program. He is the Administrator of a Facebook group called “Life Extension and Anti-Aging” and of several Youtube channels including “Pathways to Longevity.”
Note from Nils:
People finding this website often ask who I am. I was born in 1952, grew up in Alaska, and moved to Seattle a few decades ago. I’ve been a teacher since 1979, first through the University of Washington’s Experimental College, currently through my own program, Rekindle School.
I’m not a doctor or longevity researcher (except in the sense that anyone can be a “researcher” but reading publicly available studies). I approach writing articles about longevity the same way that I approach teaching other subjects: I read online studies, do my best to understand them, do my best to simplify them, then do my best to restate their conclusions in plain language.
With that said, I’m just a person, and am certainly fallible. I try to keep my articles accurate, but no one should take them as gospel truth. I would encourage people to check my sources to make sure the information I’ve summarized is accurate. I’ve included links wherever possible to the studies I referred to when writing them, so that you could go to the original source and double-check my conclusions. Now and then I do make mistakes; if you’ll be kind enough to notify me about them, I’ll correct them.