If your telomeres could talk - what would they tell you?
In today's podcast we welcome back one of our favourite guests, Dr Lise Alshuler to dive into a discussion about telomeres and their relevance in health.
Telomeres are the protective caps on the ends of our chromosomes that serve to protect them from damage. Telomeres shorten as we age and their length can have an impact on our resilience and overall health.
So, how can we optimise them? Can we lengthen them or prevent them from shortening in the first place? What, if any, interventions exist for this? Dr Alschuler will expertly walk you through it.
Covered in this episode:
[00:50] Welcoming back Dr Lise Alschuler
[03:44] Today's Topic: Telomeres
[04:05] What are telomeres?
[05:59] Telomere Structures
[06:59] Telomerase enzyme
[07:55] Shortening vs. lengthening of telomeres
[10:44] The relevance of telomeres in oncology
[12:50] Telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT)
[14:18] Influencing telomeres for preventative health
[18:02] Lowing stress, lengthens telomeres
[21:06] Exercise vs. Diet
[24:01] Sleep is a crucial intervention
[26:50] Curcumin and telomeres?
[28:02] Early days: telomere-boosting supplements
[30:55] Core foundations to telomere health
[36:18] Can we test our telomeres?
[39:09] Telomeres in the future of oncology
[42:02] Final summary & thanks
Other podcasts with Lise include:
- The Truth about Coffee with Dr Lise Alschuler
- Prelude to the Integrative Oncology Seminar with Dr Lise Alschuler
- Insights into Cancer Support
- L-Theanine: A Modern Panacea?
- Ending Anxiety: An Evidence-Based Approach