John Alexander

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Note: Not a Medical Doctor or PhD. I'm a researcher and writer, with a focus on the subjects of health and longevity. My intent is to write about scientific research in an accessible, understandable way. If you believe something I've stated needs a reference, and I haven't done so, please let me know in the comments. Follow on: Twitter

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...

/ April 22, 2020

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...

/ August 3, 2020

David Sinclair Supplements – What He Takes & Where to Buy – NMN, Resveratrol & Metformin

David recently garnered attention with his appearances on the Rhonda Patrick and Joe Rogan podcasts. Using his moment in the spotlight to raise awareness for life extension research. Despite being 50 years of age, David looks much younger. Given that...

/ August 31, 2020

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,...

/ April 22, 2020

FastLifeHacks Readers Special – September 2020

(Please note: this post contains links to ProLon, if you make a purchase from one of these links, I may receive a small commission) L-Nutra have kindly provided the following ProLon coupon code for FastLifeHacks readers: —   ProLon Frequently...

/ August 30, 2020

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 –...

/ 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...

/ 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...

/ August 4, 2020

Valter Longo – The Longevity Diet – Summary & Discussion

Whilst Valter Longo is perhaps currently best known for his work on the Prolon Fast Mimicking Diet, he recently came out with a book; The Longevity Diet. Detailing the way he suggests approaching food (when we’re not fasting!). In creating...

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...

/ April 22, 2020