Founder of Aging Backwards, Jackie Silver joins the show today. To talk about how to live long and stay looking young with Jason Hartman.

Key Takeaways

01:12 – Studies on the brain showed that sleeping is not just for resting and dreaming, but help detox proteins that can cause Alzheimer. Catabolysis is also actived when one is asleep.

02:06 –  Eight hours of sleep is really the best way for your body to remove and heal the toxins that are store in your body.

03:21 – Melatonin a natural supplement that can help you get a good night’s rest.

06:04 – Smell can change as people get older. Scientific studies also showed that certain scents can make people seem younger.

08:35 – Number one secret in keeping young is exercise, though that doesn’t have to be an hours’ worth of exercise.

11:42 – Number two is super-sizing your veggies and half sizing everything else.

14:20 – Volunteering is a great way to have a happy, healthy, and longer life.

20:10 – agingbackwards.com for the website and the final thought of aging backwards.

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Intro:

Welcome to The Longevity Show. Informing listeners on important aspects on health, wealth and happiness to insure you live life to its fullest with fascinating interviews with top authors and gurus of the field. Along with the latest news in the science and technology of longevity. We’re going to reveal expert advice and amazing secrets of living a longer, happier life. And now here’s your host Jason Hartman.

Jason Hartman:

It’s my pleasure to welcome Jackie Silver to the show. She is the founder and president of www.agingbackwards.com/. And she is coming to us from New York city. Jackie welcome, how are you?

Jackie Silver:

I’m great, thanks for having me.

Jason:

Well good, good. How can we live long and prosper? [Laughs]

Jackie:

[Laughs] Isn’t that what everybody wants?

Jason:

Yeah, yep. Certainly is.

Jackie:

Well, one of the reasons I wanted to come on to your show, because I wanted to talk about some new studies, that have come out about the brain. One thing we really want do is, we want to live long, but we want live long and want to be in control of our faculties, right?

Jason:

Absolutely.

Jackie:

So there’s a new study that found out that sleep is not just for resting and dreaming, but it actually been found to detox the brain of those proteins that could cause Alzheimer and dementia. So, you know how they always talk about that protein that they find in the brains of Alzheimer and dementia patients. So when we’re sleeping our brain undergoes, a mopping up process that removes waste products link to those diseases. And if that’s not good enough, then what about something called catabolysis which is a purification process for your skin cells and a new study showed, that scientists found out that process peaks at night-time when you’re sleeping.

Jason:

Yeah, that’s interesting, I heard about that mopping up concept, and that’s a good ideal. But the question is? Jackie, what is the optimal amount of sleep? Or does it just varie?

Jackie:

Well, everyone knows the typical eight hours of sleep, and really that has stood against the test of time. Some scientists and doctors are saying seven to eight hours. But really if you only sleep five hours, you’re just robbing yourself of all kinds of healing in the middle of the night. You know, we’ve talked about the skin cell, we’ve talked about the mopping up process. Your hormones tune up, when you’re sleeping. And I always say, jokily, “Why paid for hormones, when you can get them for free”

Jason:

[Laughs] That’s a good point, that’s great, I like that. The amount of sleep, five hours is too low, eight hours is what we hear of is the standard. But I find in my own life, and I think it’s true with other people from conversations that I’ve had. That as we age, we really sort of don’t need as much sleep. I’ll give you an example, I’ll just talk about my own personal issue, I just kind of naturally wake up, I never use an alarm clock, unless I have a plane to catch that’s early, but other-wise alarm clocks are against my religion. But I just tend to wake up after about, I don’t know, six and a half hours most of the time.

Jackie:

Well that’s you, Jason, but actually. [Laughs]

Jason:

I don’t want to. I’d actually like to sleep. [Laughs]

Jackie:

We actually do need seven to eight hours of sleep as we age and as you can imagine, if all those good things are happening when we’re sleeping, then we might actually want to get our full eight hours as we age, cause we want to help our body recuperate in the middle of the night. One thing you can do if you’re over forty, of course you don’t look over forty in your picture, but people over forty can take melatonin, which is a natural supplement you can get at the health food store, of course check with your doctor, but also check with your doctor on how much you should take. But I like the one that’s sublingual under the tongue, I take it like twenty minutes before I go to bed.

Jason:

And that’s, you mean liquid type with the dropper, right?

Jackie:

No. Mine’s like a little pill that I dissolve under my tongue.

Jason:

Oh, it just dissolves, okay.

Jackie:

And, so it really helps you sleep, but you have to do your homework on the brands, because not all melatonin are created equal. Like I’ve taken some that have keep me up all night and given me nightmares. And then the one I finally found that works for me, makes me go to sleep in twenty minutes, and I stay asleep for eight hours with beautiful dreams and wake up refreshed in the morning.

Jason:

Yeah I notice the few times I’ve had tried melatonin the dreams are really cool, [Laughs] they’re vivid and neat. But I only take it on occasion, and I have no trouble falling asleep, it’s just staying asleep, everybody’s got a different issue. But should one take melatonin regularly? Should they take it every night? Should they take it?

Jackie:

Yeah, so, check with your doctor on that. But not all doctors know about melatonin.

Jason:

I agree, yeah, doctors just want to prescribe pharmaceuticals.

Jackie:

But I actually met this sleep guru, Dr. Rubin Naiman. I met him in person and he told me, that he’s been taking melatonin every day for like twenty years. And it’s actually less is more with melatonin, so a lot of times people buy these two milligrams sublingual pills and they take the whole thing. I use two milligrams sublingual and I bite off a quarter of it. So less is more when it comes to that sort of thing.

Jason:

Right, yeah, very interesting. Okay, so good sleep is obviously important. One of the things I’ve thought was really interesting, Jackie. You’ve talked a lot about common sense stuff, and a lot of good ideals, and we’ll get into some of those. One of the really, I guess kind of odd ones that I haven’t heard before, is you know talk about, how our smell changes as we age, and having a young aroma. [Laughs] Tell us more about that one.

Jackie:

That’s actually true. Do you remember when you were little, and you’d  go to your grandma’s house or something, and you’d smell, sort of like grandma.

Jason:

Yeah, smelled like old people, right? [Laughs]

Jackie:

[Laughs] Well, I didn’t say that. But yeah, our smell changes as we get older. And there are companies that make perfumes, and products that actually have been scientific formulated to make us smell younger. And that’s all based on a study that was done, that found that the scent of pink grapefruit  made men see women as younger, and the smell of roses made men see women as older, because right? Doesn’t grandma always smell like roses. [Laughs] There’s something to the perception of how people, when they smell you, what it invokes in their mind.

Jason:

And is this smell, of course a lot of it is just subconscious. I’ve read and heard about pheromones over the years, and I guess that science isn’t exactly there yet, other-wise every perfume and cologne manufacturer would be cashing in like crazy on it. Now is there young for men too? Or is this just applied to females?

Jackie:

You know that’s such excellent question, because actually in the study that only applied to men seeing women as younger and not the other way around. So, I don’t know what you’re going to do, Jason. [Laughs] You better just stay young. [Laughs]

Jason:

[Laughs] There you go, exactly. Allegedly you’re in your fifties and you still carded from time to time for your Id. Tell us some of your secrets. I mean that’s amazing.

Jackie:

Well, first of all you can drop the word allegedly. [Laughs]

Jason:

Allegedly, okay, alright.  [Laughs]

Jackie:

Because I really am in my fifties and I really do get ask for Id. Just not even two mouths ago I was ask for Id to buy a beer at Trader Joe’s, I asked the guy, “How old do you have to look?” and he said, ‘You have to look thirty-five” I went to meeting today down on Wall Street and I met with a young, beautiful woman who was in charge of the beauty section of this meeting, and she thought I was thirty-five. So I really do get carded and I know what everyone wondering, what’s the number one secret? Is that your question, Jason?

Jason:

Yeah, the number one, two, and three actually.

Jackie:

[Laughs] Well the number one secret, a lot of people don’t like to hear it, is exercise is the fountain of youth, but wait! Before you tune out, let me give you a couple of tips, number one you don’t have to work out for an hour, you can do progressively shorter yet more intense internal of exercises. Such as fast walking, running if you’re a runner, jumping rope that’s what I like to do, dancing, dancing is exercise, all of those kinds of exercises that get your heart rate up and get you sweating a little, and you can do five sets of that in ten or fifteen minutes and you’re good to go. And other tip I have for exercise is, it’s really all about getting started, and think back to when you were in school, like high school or college, a long time ago for me, but I do remember that I used to think “Oh ugh I have to do homework” But once you got started with the homework, actually it was sort of enjoyable at times. It’s the same thing with exercise, it’s worst to think about it than it is to do it. So it’s always about getting started. Put on your cute outfit, put on your shoes and just start.

Jason:

Yeah I agree, I love exercise, I haven’t always loved it, but I sure do love it nowadays. It’s amazing how fast you feel badly if you don’t do it. I think the important thing with exercise is just form of habit. It’s really enjoyable once you do it, and it’s the best high going after-wards, it is literally those dopamine they’re just nature’s best drug, you know?

Jackie:

Funny you say that, because I had an interview last week with somebody, and we were talking about how neither of us have really felt the dopamine or the runner high. But I get the high just because it’s finished [Laughs] when I’m done my high is “Okay that’s over with” and I just feel good, I like that feeling, of my cheeks being red, and being a little sweaty, and breathing heavily, and once you make up your mind to like it, like I love what you said, Jason, “I didn’t used to like it but I love it now” once you make up your mind that you love it, you can convince yourself, your brain is so powerful. I used to hate salmon, I didn’t like the taste of it, or the smell  of it, or anything, I liked the color of it and that was it, and then I had apartment where a woman used to cook salmon everyday, I would smell it in the hallway, and just ugh, and jump into my apartment so I wouldn’t have to smell it. And I decided, because it’s so good for you, that I was going to like it, and I just decided to  like it, and now I eat salmon and love it.

Jason:

Yeah, a lot of these things are just habits, when most of us were children, we didn’t like a lot of great foods that we love now. Obviously our taste buds change over the years too. Okay, so exercise number one, give us number two, Jackie.

Jackie:

Well, number two is, we all know about the weight problem in this country, and actually all over the world. And I don’t preach to people, but I have a great little tip that I invented that can help anybody start to change their eating. And I called it the world’s easiest eating plan. Super-size your veggies and half size everything else. So whatever you’re eating now, I’m not saying don’t eat it, don’t cut out any food group, listen if you have a candy bar every day at three o’clock at your desk, have half a candy bar instead of the whole thing, double your vegetables. And what’s amazing is if you eat half of whatever you’re eating now, you’re going to be reducing your daily caloric intake, you’re going to start noticing that you’re going to feel lighter, your belt loops might be feeling a little looser. And then once you start on your way to losing weight, it feel so good, you just want to make better choices.

Jason:

Very good point, absolutely. Veggies are good, fruit is good, all of nature’s great food, especially if you eat high quality versions of it, from high quality providers, it really is tasty. And one of the things I’ve always say about meat, Jackie and you will probably agree with this. Is just think about our Creator and the way things were set up, it’s pretty well done, the way the world was laid out, and everything. And fruits and vegetables are bright colored, they’re pretty, they’re attractive to the eye. Yet, bread and meat it’s brown and just doesn’t look that good, it’s just not attractive. So go with what naturally was attractive to your eye, the way it was put here, not with package obviously, but I think that’s a good rule of thumb, just eat by color, really.

Jackie:

Well, yes and no, because you do have to have enough protein–

Jason:

Oh hey, by the way I want to make the disclaimer, I’m not a vegetarian, I tried that for several years and I don’t agree with it. I eat meat, I’m just saying in the proportions that you’ve mentioned, that’s all.

Jackie:

Right. Well I do eat meat also, but like you said, look for quality, look for grass fed beef, look for free range chickens, and free range eggs, and that sort of thing. So it’s sometimes hard for people to eat quality, because they make it so expensive, but just try as much as you can.

Jason:

Yeah, good points. Okay and I think you have one more, right?

Jackie:

Well, my favorite tip is, it has nothing to do with looking young, but it could translate to having a happy, healthy, longer life, and that is volunteering. Studies show that volunteering on a regular bases, people who do it, are the healthiest, the happiest, they live the longest. And there’s a term called the helper high, and for a reason that they’ve coined that term, because you feel so good when you help other people.

Jason:

Yeah, I agree. Gives your life meaning and purpose. So Jackie any particular advice on volunteering, like what types of volunteering opportunities, where to find them?

Jackie:

That’s my favorite question you’ve asked me the whole day, and that is if you don’t know where to volunteer, where’s a really great website called http://volunteermatch.org/ and you just put in your zip code and it tells you where in your neighborhood they’re looking for volunteers. And with Thanksgiving, and the holidays coming right up, there with be lots of opportunities to volunteer. I’m planing to.

Jason:

Yeah, absolutely, good point. And I’m not sure how much of this you cover, but I’d like to talk a little bit more about the visual side of aging, if we could. And just make the point that looking good is not necessarily a shallow concept. When you look in the mirror, that reinforces your opinion of your age and how you feel, and how you’re going to be in terms of exercising, and eating, and how much really self-esteem and self-respect you have for your body. Do you have any tips on just generally looking good? Of course you’ve talked about exercise and that makes your skin vibrant, it keeps your weight down, and eating right. But anything maybe in other areas?

Jackie:

I do.

Jason:

Skin care? Whatever.

Jackie:

I have tons of tips, we don’t even have enough time for all my tips. But first of all I would say thank for saying that, because it isn’t shallow to worry about how you look on the outside, because it does translate to how you feel on the inside. And in fact I did another interview recently, where we’d talking about feeling good, and looking your best. And that can improve your relationship with your significant other. Because if you feel good then you have confidence, and that can improve your intimacy, and all kind of things in your relationship. So yeah, one of my secrets is a secret magic pill for aging backwards. It’s called Skin Defense Complex and really I just for look it online and find it at the most affordable place. Skin Defense Complex it’s the only one with that name, it’s a supplement. Too little soft gels a day. But if your on other medications, you would certainly check with your doctor before you start any new supplements even if you’re not, just check with your doctor. But I’ve been taking Skin Defense Complex for about five years. And literally people tell me my hands, my skin is like a twenty-five year old.

Jason:

So, this is a specific product, that’s a brand name?

Jackie:

Yep, that’s a brand name, Skin Defense Complex it’s not my brand. It’s just a wonderful secret, that I discovered.

Jason:

Okay, who’s it made by?

Jackie:

It’s made by Astavita.

Jason:

Okay, sounds good. And anything more on the looks side? Just to add to what I was saying before. And I’m glad you agree with it. There’s a great lyric in a John Denver song, that I’ve always thought was really meaningful, and he says, “My body is merely the shell of my soul, but the flesh must be given its due” and that is so true everything you’ve just said about the visual side of things. Any other advice?

Jackie:

Well, I always say that, “I’m just taking care of my human suit just like I would take care of-

Jason:

[Laughs] I love that.

Jackie:

[Laughs] -Just like I would take care of a beloved frock, that I’d want to wear to a charity event, and I would lovingly get it dried clean.” Some people take better care of their cloths than they do of their bodies, or their skin. But another thing is, I do facial exercises, and I used to get a lot of injections, to be honest before they were even approved sometimes. But I haven’t had any injections in about five years. I do facial exercises. So there are so many ways we can stay young, but I think that one of the main things that why people age is, they stop paying attention, Jason, or they never paid attention, then they turn fifty and they wake and look in the mirror, and say, “Where did all these wrinkles come from?” So it’s not I’m obsessed with my looks, but I do pay attention. And also, of course back to exercise, exercise is truly the fountain of youth, and I’ve been exercising since I was seventeen years old. I never stopped, except for six weeks when my son was born, twenty-two years ago. So I think consistencies with exercise is so important. All of that wonderful circulation that’s happening. It’s good for your skin, it’s good for your heart, it’s good for your attitude. Here’s the quickest tip for looking young ever, smile. People who smile look younger.

Jason:

Yep, they look younger and they welcome new opportunities into their life when they smile. It’s just an obviously welcoming thing. Well, good stuff, Jackie any other thoughts? Give out your website please and then any final thoughts you have.

Jackie:

Well, my website is agingbackwards.com. And my final thought, I guess would be, really it’s never too early or too late to think about aging backwards. If you’re teenager, you’re not thinking about, how can I stay young forever? But once you get into about your mid twenties, some people might think that’s too early, but listen those women are already having injections. So even if you’re over sixty, it’s not too late to start an exercise program, or get more sleep, or change your eating. So we always have a new opportunity every day.

Jason:

Yeah, every day is a new day. Well Jackie Silver. The website is agingbackwards.com. Thank you so much for joining us today.

Jackie:

Thanks for having me.

Outro:

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