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

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...

/ April 22, 2020

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 5, 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 – July 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...

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...

/ April 22, 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...