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The Peter Attia Drive

Mar 18, 2019

In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, the first subscriber-only edition, Peter answers a wide range of questions from readers and podcast listeners. Bob Kaplan, Peter’s head of research, asks the questions.

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All questions are pulled from the AMA section on the website ( Any subscriber is welcome to submit questions.


We discuss:

  • Blue light blockers and how they improve sleep [1:30];
  • How to minimize jet lag and sleep disruption while traveling [6:45];
  • How to treat symptoms of PMS, the female hormone cycle, testosterone in women, and estrogen in men [15:45];
  • Autophagy: what it is, why it matters, and how can we enhance it [26:15];
  • The two-minute drill (and a bonus Patriots and Tom Brady tangent) [41:15];
  • Has Peter thought about having CME accredited content for people in the medical field? [44:15];
  • How does one find good doctors that are somewhat up to date on the latest research, primary care, etc.? [45:45];
  • What values would Peter be interested in monitoring continuously if the tech existed? [47:15];
  • How to annoy Peter [49:15];
  • If I'm interested in longevity, should I do a Ph.D. or M.D.? [50:00]; and
  • More.

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