The Basics of Life Extension

  • by Nils Osmar. September 11, 2023.
  • This post is not intended as, and should not be taken as, medical advice. 
  • See full Medical Disclaimer. © Nils Osmar 2023


• Eating a high nutrient diet based on whole real foods
• Avoiding excess calories, carbohydrates and protein
• Fasting: Taking breaks from nutrients now & then
• Exercise: Resistance Training, HIIT and Zone 2
• Balancing the activation of AMPK and mTOR
• Time in nature. Clean air and water
• Supporting mitochondrial health
• Reducing and managing stress
• Removing senescent cells
• Optimizing our lipids
• Controlling blood glucose
• Optimizing our hormones
• Community and connection
• Getting enough rest and sleep
• Testing and adjusting our protocols
• Hormetics: saunas and cold exposure
• Avoiding sugar and other processed foods
• Access to medical care (and medical choice)
• Giving up smoking. Limiting or stopping alcohol
• Still being alive when better interventions come along.

Restoring compounds such as sex hormones, hGH, NAD+, nitric oxide, AKG, melatonin, CoQ10, collagen, hyaluronic acid, carnosine and many others to youthful levels.

MAY BE HELPFUL: Taking supplements such as NAD+ boosters (NMN, NR, niacin), sirtuin gene activators (fucoidan, cyanidin, icariin), sex hormone boosters (fadogia agrestis, tongkat ali, cistanche), AKG, Ca-AKG, glycine, NAC. Taking medications such as acarbose and rapamycin.

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