All posts by John Alexander

Hi, I'm John, a researcher and writer.

With a keen interest in health and longevity.

Note: not an MD or PhD.

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Peter Attia – Sleep Supplements & Hacks

Whilst a young Peter Attia used to stay awake for heroically long shifts during medical residency, he has since wizened up to the value of sleep. Making 8 hours of sleep per night a non-negotiable. Peter Attia’s Sleep Cocktail To...

John Alexander / Updated April 9, 2021

Current State of Longevity Science in 2019

Since reading Aubrey de Grey’s book Ending Aging, and realizing that aging itself is a problem to be tackled. I’ve been thinking more about what one can do about aging. As a result I ended up going to Aubrey’s Undoing...

John Alexander / Updated January 8, 2021

ProLon Review – My 5-Day Fasting Experience – Pros & Cons

I first came across the man behind the ProLon 5-day fast; Valter Longo – via one of Rhonda Patrick’s podcasts. He talked about many of the potential health benefits their fast can bring, including: Supporting the body’s natural processes of...

John Alexander / Updated April 21, 2021

David Sinclair Supplements List Deep Dive – Updated 2021

Despite being 50 years of age, David looks much younger. Given that his focus is on tackling aging and he appears to exemplify this work – it’s natural to ask – what’s his secret? David doesn’t give health recommendations or...

John Alexander / Updated December 4, 2021

Broccoli Sprout Seeds – Raab/Rapini vs Normal

It had been pointed out in the comments on a separate post, that a number of broccoli seed retailers are, in fact, selling “Rapini/Raab/Rabe” seeds – marketed as regular broccoli speeds. For those of us looking to buy broccoli sprouts,...

John Alexander / Updated April 22, 2021

Dr Rhonda Patrick’s ApoE4 Paper Summarized – How Omega-3 DHA Phospholipids May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s in ApoE4 Carriers

When I first heard about Rhonda’s paper on ApoE4, Alzheimer’s & Omega-3 Phospholipids – it sounded important, but I had no idea what it was about. For a start, I didn’t know my ApoE4 allele’s from my MSFD2A transporters –...

John Alexander / Updated April 22, 2020

Dr Rhonda Patrick Exercise – Routine & Recommendations

Previously we looked at Rhonda’s diet and the supplements she takes. In this post we’ll look at her exercise routine + scientific reasoning behind it. We all know that exercise is good (no-one but Donald Trump seems to argue with...

John Alexander / Updated August 30, 2020

Obesity Code Meal Plan – Printable PDF

In Jason Fung’s book “The Obesity Code”, he outines two example methods of fasting; 24 hour & 36 hour fasts. Below are printable sample meal plans for those time periods. Each version has pre-progammed example meals + empty versions that...

John Alexander / Updated January 8, 2021

Taotronics BH22 vs BH040 vs BH060 – Differences Reviewed

In my previous review of sub $70 bluetooth noise cancelling headphones, the Taotronics BH22s came out on top. Since that review, Taotronics have released two more similarly prices headphones, the BH040s & BH060s. Below lets look at their differences… Feature...

John Alexander / Updated January 8, 2021

Dr Rhonda Patrick Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & Baby Info & Experience (2021 Update)

For all of us keenly interested in what Dr Rhonda Patrick has to say about health, it’s also fascinating to hear her scientific take on pregnancy and raising an infant. In this post we’re going to look at a number...

John Alexander / Updated August 31, 2021