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The Peter Attia Drive

Jul 22, 2019

In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter answers a wide range of questions from subscribers. Bob Kaplan, Peter’s head of research, asks the questions. If you’re not a subscriber and listening on a podcast player, you’ll only be able to hear a preview of the AMA.

If you’re a subscriber, you can now listen to this full episode on your private RSS feed. You can also watch (or listen) to this full episode on our website at the AMA #7 show notes page.

Questions continue to be pulled from the AMA section on the website, and any subscriber is welcome to submit questions for future AMAs.


We discuss:

  • What can I do to prevent/reduce interruptions in sleep due to needing to get up to urinate at night? [3:00];
  • Peter’s note card system for organizing his to-do lists [7:15];
  • How do I get smarter at reading/understanding the studies (or the media's interpretation of them) that get the headlines on health and/or disease? [11:15];
  • How can I obtain a continuous glucose monitor (CGM) as a non-diabetic individual? [11:55];
  • What is the most effective way to bring blood pressure down? [15:00];
  • Does Peter use any nootropics? [28:10];
  • Peter’s thoughts pertaining to concussions and head trauma [33:00];
  • Does Peter structure his exercise plan for lifespan or healthspan? [36:45];
  • How did Peter rebuild his lower back strength after his devastating injury during med school? [38:15];
  • Peter’s approach to deadlifting with a bad lower back [43:25];
  • Did Peter cave and buy a dog? [51:50]; and
  • More.

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