This week we are in Brooklyn, giving the new Ace Hotel BKN a spin. As a former Manhattanite, Brooklyn way back when was considered an “outer borough,” someplace that one only visited under duress. Of course, that was back in the days of dinosaurs, and now BKN is in many ways the preferable destination. One of the pitfalls of age is that we tend to reference our past as if it is the present while blocking out the possibility of change having happened, a form of self fossilization. As to the ACE BKN, it is a lovely place, seemingly modeled after a hotel we saw in Tokyo — comfortable, modern, and chic without pretense.
This week we passed 200,000 downloads on our SuperAge podcast. THANK YOU to all who have been loyal listeners of our weekly transmissions. You make our world go round. It is because of all of you that we exist, and without you we are quite literally lonely. It is wonderful to have you all on this journey with us. Thank you for your ideas, your suggestions, and for keeping us out of the ditch when we meander too far.
This week’s podcast guest is Naveen Jain, whose prediction of living to 800 may be hyperbolic but his RNA sequencing of gut organisms is fascinating. This is another big step towards a future of highly personalized medicine, nutrition, and fitness. We are all unique, and the “averages” that are relied upon now, although a useful guide, are merely a guide based on a statistical distribution of data — they follow the big hump in the center and ignore the long tails. Having this new personalized understanding of our inner health brings with it increased responsibility for our own health — once you really know what works for you, it is up to you to act upon it.
Until next week,