What Is Rapamycin & Why Are People Taking It?: Ross Pelton

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Ross Pelton, pharmacist and scientific director for Essential Formulas, Inc joins us to discuss rapamycin and its potential benefit for age-related diseases, its connection to cancer treatment, intermittent fasting, and more. 

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. Always consult your doctor before adding any supplements or medications into your life. 

“Rapamycin is the most effective anti-aging drug that’s ever been discovered.” 

“These days, people start eating at 7 in the morning and do breakfast, lunch and dinner and mid-meal snacks and dessert after supper and maybe an evening cocktail. So, from 7 in the morning until 7 at night, that’s 12 hours, another 4 hours to finish digesting food, that’s 16 hours. Whereas ancestral humans only had 4 hours of eating and digesting a day.” 

“You can’t be in a go, go, go position all the time or you will burn yourself out.”

“In animal studies, virtually every single type of age-related disease improves when the animals take rapamycin.” 

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Taylor Marks
Taylor Marks is a certified holistic health coach and professionally trained chef from The Institute of Culinary Education. Her passions include the latest research in health science, culinary arts, holistic wellness, and guiding others towards feeling their best.


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