Thursday, September 21, 2023
Mitochondrial Health

The Human Zoo, Real Root Causes, and Why Treating Disease is Not The Same As Creating Health

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In this episode, I am speaking with Dr. James Chestnut for the third time, we talk about why healthspan is, by far, more important than lifespan and the biggest keys to optimizing healthspan.

In this podcast, Dr. Chestnut and I discuss:

Lifespan vs healthspan (what is the difference and how do they matter?)
The shocking lack of evidence for medication extending the lifespan of older adults
The reasons why modern medicine doesn’t work for chronic disease
How most practitioners within the Functional Medicine movement miss the root causes of illness
Keys to making effective lifestyle changes (despite the natural resistance)

🕒 Chapters:
00:00 Intro
00:42 – Guest intro
02:51 – Key reasons why we haven’t made much progress in the human health span
12:00 – Current research in overall lifespan projections
21:30 – We should change our focus from living longer to living healthier
29:15 – The foundation of modern-day medicine
33:36 – Humans are the sickest species on the planet
44:00 – Interesting outcomes of mice studies
49:51 – Why the drug-centric approach to health fails
51:51 – Is the functional medicine approach any good?
1:09:00 – How beliefs and behavior shape our health


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7 thoughts on “The Human Zoo, Real Root Causes, and Why Treating Disease is Not The Same As Creating Health
  1. This is exciting and wonderful to hear AND validates my personal experience as a very healthy drug free 79 year old!

    Thank You for sharing!

  2. I truly enjoyed this wonderful episode with Dr Chestnut and I cannot wait to listen to episode 4. Thank you so much Ari for this excellent content. The paradigm is shifting because of people like you.

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