Want to hear what Australia’s most trusted doctor knows about the secret to living younger, longer? Well this episode is for you.
If you’re anything like me, you’d love to still be around to hang out with any potential grandchildren you might have, but the tough question is are you living in a way now, that will give you a better chance of being fit and active if, and when, you have grandchildren?
Dr Norman has written two really good books on this subject ‘So you think you know what’s good for you’ and ‘So you want to live younger longer’ and in this conversation he unpacks some of the key concepts we can employ to do just that.
The big take away for me was it’s not just what you eat, it’s how you cook it. Slow and low in Extra Virgin Olive oil is the key. Also Dr Norman discusses the idea of frugal fasting, where you essentially reduce calories two days a week eating just vegetables.
Frugal days rather than fast days
He also goes into why your body’s capacity for homeostasis could be your worst enemy if you are trying to lose weight—or change anything in your body, for that matter.
I hope you enjoy this chat with Dr Norman Swan.
You can find Dr Norman’s books here.
If you’d like to follow him his Twitter handle is @normanswan