Living Beyond 120
Living Beyond 120
Living Beyond 120, LLC
On this podcast focused on health and human longevity, Dr. Jeffrey R. Gladden, MD, FACC, and host Mark Young examine the latest scientific research, technology and bio-hacks to uncover the truth about the human body’s potential for extending both life and health span well past the what most people accept as biological fact.
The Secrets to Keeping Your Skin Young and Healthy  Episode #85
On this exciting and informative episode of Living Beyond 120, Dr. Jeff Gladden and Dr. Mark Young welcome guest Dr. Brian Berman, MD, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus of the University of Miami – Miller School of Medicine and also the president of the American Dermatological Association. The show begins with a discussion on the increased diagnoses in the senior citizen communities of Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurological complications secondary to the government COVID-19 lockdowns.  They stress the importance of keeping in frequent contact with the seniors we love in order to decrease the impact of isolation and depression. They also discuss the benefits of polypodium leucotomos - a natural extract that is packed with antioxidant properties that maintains your skin’s ability to protect itself against the aging. The discussion then continues to the importance of skincare.  They explore how ultraviolet light – types A and B – affect the skin, not only on an anatomical level, but also on a DNA level.  They examine other effects of ultraviolet light, such as basil cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and actinic keratosis. This episode is a must listen to learn about the importance of protecting your skin.
Nov 13
1 hr 2 min
Episode #84:  The Secret's of Self Optimization
On this exciting and informative episode of Living Beyond 120, Dr. Gladden and Dr. Mark Young welcome guest David Ruben MD, Ph.D. to the show.  Dr. Ruben is a  board-certified psychiatrist, neuroscientist, and inventor who specializes in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders. The show begins with a discussion on self-optimization and the things that prevent people from being the best they can be, such as addiction and depression.  They also delve into what is referred to as Illness Identity, which is when people identify with suffering from an illness and it becomes a part of who they are.   Next, they talk about how chronic stress triggers the sympathetic “fight-or-flight” branch of our nervous system and also impairs our ability to recover from ailments, which affects our sleep recovery, energy conservation, creativity and more. They conclude with a discussion about Dr. Ruben’s breakthrough device – the Apollo.  The Apollo is a wearable wellness device that uses gentle vibrations to help your body recover from stress. Apollo’s scientifically-proven technology improves heart rate variability (HRV), a key biometric of stress, so you can feel more calm, balanced, and perform at your best.  
Oct 16
1 hr
DNA Age - Episode 83
On this exciting and informative episode of Living Beyond 120, Dr. Jeff Gladden and Dr. Mark Young explore DNA Aging and how using Nicotine, Caffeine and other substances can have an effect on your DNA age. The show begins with the discussion and examination of the nine (9) Hallmarks of Aging. They delve into how the environment affects one’s DNA, intrinsic and extrinsic aging and explain stem cell exhaustion. Next, they move onto the topic of epigenetic changes – how aging factors can be passed from a mother to her offspring and how in-utero stressors can affect the child’s DNA age. They close by discussing the recent government lock-downs effects on one’s DNA age and how the stressors of being confined can affect someone’s DNA age.
Aug 27
54 min
Coronavirus: The Truth Exposed  Episode #82
On the exciting and informative episode of Living Beyond 120, Dr. Gladden and Dr. Young would like to welcome special guests Chris Howard, Ph.D (bio-chemistry) and Lynn Howard MD (specializing in pathogenic microbiology and infectious diseases) to  the show to reveal the truth about the COVID 19 virus. The show begins with the discussion about people fearing the Coronavirus and the misinformation that they have been receiving to make them feel this way. Next, they move on to the topic of the faulty testing that is being used to diagnose those with the virus.  They cover how the current testing used gives a positive result for the virus when, if fact, the person being tested has nothing more that the common cold – leading to extremely inaccurate COVID case numbers. The discussion shifts to explain how a person’s natural immune system’s T-cells are fully capable of eradicating the virus without having to have the body develop anti-bodies. They then discuss the reality that masks are basically ineffective; wearing them is nothing more than a symbolic gesture that we are all in this together.  They are basically as effective as using a chain link fence to keep mosquito’s out of your yard. They go on to explore the development of a vaccine and if it will be effective.  In addition, they go on to discuss the possibility of the virus disappearing before a vaccine is available.
Jul 24
1 hr
Loving Yourself and Others  Episode 81
On this exciting episode of LB120, Dr. Gladden and Mark welcome empathy expert, Meritxell, to the show.  The hosts kick off the show by asking Meritxell what makes one an ‘Empathy Expert”. Next they ask Meritxell about the importance of being empathetic towards yourself; in essence – loving yourself. Finally,  Mark and Dr. Gladden delve into the topic of not identifying yourself with your own thoughts.  Meritxell goes on to explain the importance of using meditation to identify and examine your own thoughts and by doing so, learning more about who you really are.   About Meritxell: Meritxell is a professional writer, entrepreneur, life coach, speaker and communicator. Published author of "El Arte de la Empatía. Aprende del poder de tu sensibilidad" Editorial Amat 2019 (The Art of Empathy) She is an empathy and highly sensitive people expert that coaches companies, individuals and groups to envision and reach their full life potential. Her strength is in working to create the practical habits and patterns we use in the every day that create the life and the environment we so desperately need.      
Jul 20
1 hr 1 min
The Entrepreneur Mindset  Episode #80
On this exciting episode of Living Beyond120, Dr. Gladden and Mark open the show by sharing how your adult life can be expanded.  It’s by keeping your younger energy and vitality and combining it with the wisdom of your adulthood. Next, they welcome to the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur – Gino Wickman.  Gino has a lifelong obsession for learning about what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive.  Dr. Gladden, Mark and Gino examine the six (6) traits of entrepreneurs and what gives them the drive to succeed. They then discuss the fact that entrepreneurship knows no boundaries such as sex, religion, and social background, etc.  They talk about how being an entrepreneur is not about chasing your dreams; it is about making your dreams happen.   About Gino Wickman:    An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession for learning what makes businesses and entrepreneurs thrive. At 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company. Gino then set out to help entrepreneurs and leaders get what they want from their businesses. Based on his years of real-world experience, he created the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS®), a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness. He has personally delivered more than 1,900 full-day sessions for more than 135 companies, helping them implement EOS. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?. Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps thousands of businesses implement EOS with the aid of an international team of over 350 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are almost 100,000 companies using the EOS tools worldwide. Gino is now devoting time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap, which is why he created Entrepreneurial Leap. Website:
Jul 7
50 min
The Hallmarks of Aging  Episode #79
On this episode of Living Beyond 120, Mark and Dr. Gladden cover the topic of “The Hallmarks of Aging”.  They talk about how the aging process in humans has a noted effect on their DNA; specifically, how cells can lose their viability and eventually commit cellular suicide. They discuss growth hormone’s influence a person’s DNA, how proteins hold the key to cellular chemical processes and how it relates to optimal cellular functions in relation to aging.  They address stem cells and how they also have influence on the body’s regenerative processes. Next, Mark and Dr. Gladden shift to the discussion to how people have a preference for a more laid back, luxurious lifestyle and how that impacts the way people age.  For example, because of those luxuries, we do not exert effort to walk up a flight of stairs or take a bike ride to the store. They close by driving the importance of making time for yourself by increasing sleep and decreasing stressors.  They touch on the importance of streamlining your life -  and economizing your time – by getting rid of the nonsense in your life.
Jun 18
53 min
Getting Back to Normal   Episode # 78
On this episode of LB120, Mark and Dr. Gladden cover the topic of “Getting Back to Normal”.  The talk about getting out of your home and getting back on track.  One of the concepts they discuss is that of Self-Nudging:  the tendency of people to easily fall into a comfort zone and avoid things that require effort – such as exercising.  They explain the importance of changing your environment to encourage a healthier lifestyle and associated behaviors Next, they explore the question: “What is My Risk to still contract COVID 19?”  They reveal that possible future infection depends on the length of exposure to the virus in high contact areas such as a public bathroom or being in close proximity in a crowd.  They share that if you are already immune to the virus, you can get back to work, but above all – be responsible. They close by discussing the metal health cost of the COVID 19 pandemic.  They address the effects of life events, such as losing a job or losing a home, and how that can drive a person into drug addiction, domestic violence or even suicide.  They talk about the importance of humans “becoming humans again” and how getting the world back to normalcy will help combat the negative mental effects of the pandemic.
Jun 4
40 min
Life After the Pandemic
On this episode of Living Beyond 120, Mark and Dr. Gladden begin by discussing the importance of not only saving lives, but also saving the livelihoods of Americans.  They explore how the loss of jobs could lead individuals to poverty, depression and in severe situations, potentially suicide.   Next, they delve into the topic of an individual’s genetic risk in contracting the COVID virus; how some people are genetically more susceptible to this and other diseases.  Also, they cover how diet and exercise play an important role in helping to prevent contraction of the disease. Mark and Dr. Gladden explore the fact that people will continue the new habits acquired during the pandemic – such as hand washing, cleanliness and generally paying more attention to when they or others are sick.   Finally, they discuss the importance of people getting back to their life and back to their livelihoods.  People will have to make the choice of continuing to live in fear or taking back control of their lives and getting back to their aspirations.  
May 19
41 min
COVID VIRUS: Where It Came From and What We Should Do
On this episode of Living Beyond 120, Mark and Dr. Gladden are joined by Chris Howard, PhD (Biochemistry) and Lynn Howard, MD (Pathogenic Microbiology in Infectious Disease).  They take a deep exploration into the origin and pathology of the SARS COVID 2- the actual name of the virus as opposed to COVID-19, which is the name of the disease. They begin with the how the virus came into existence – is it a natural occurring phenomenon or is it man-made?  They then go onto where the origin point of the SARS COVID 2 virus is – exactly where in the world did this virus originate? They also explore the question of when the virus started infecting humans. Next they delve into the treatment of the virus, discussing the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine, as well as that of Zinc, Selenium, and Vitamins D and C. They also investigate the fact that some people that contract the virus have no need of treatment. They then explain the idea of herd immunity; in a large population there are fewer high-risk people overall, the infection rates drop, and the disease peters out. Vaccinations are then brought into the discussion.  They bring into question the accuracy and validity of the current testing procedures and how the tests can give a false positive result secondary to other ailments that a person could be suffering from. The episode concludes with State orders of staying quarantined in your homes and how this really does nothing to combat the virus; but instead weakens the immune system’s ability to combat it .
May 5
1 hr 13 min
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