Greg Macpherson, pharmacist and author of, “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging” says COVID-19 will change a lot of things, especially how and where we age in the future. The pandemic has shown a spotlight on many problems from how fragile our immune systems can be to how unsafe long-term healthcare facilities are, where 40% of COVID-19 deaths have taken place. This being the case, many end-of-life experts believe nursing homes will soon go out of business and the future of our longevity is truly our own responsibility and perhaps even something we will need to learn to do in our own home.
Macpherson says aging has always been a scary proposition for most, but it doesn’t have to be, and living a full life beyond 100 years is possible if you know how to slow the aging process on a cellular level with some proactive strategies he covers in his new book, “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging.”
Macpherson shares how to protect your DNA from damaging disruptors that cause aging, such as, ultraviolet rays from sun, air pollution and smoking; and how to repair DNA during specific decades of your life with cellular supporting nutrients including: hobamine (2-Hoba from Himalayan buckwheat) along with exercising and eating healthier for 30 somethings; Nicotinamide Mononucleotide (NMN) to boost the body’s natural levels of NAD+, a key enzyme that supports healthy cell metabolism and energy levels for 40 somethings; and fisetin (from strawberries), a natural compound that can clear out old, defective cells for 50 somethings. He will also discuss how practicing fasting on a routine basis can turn back time on a cellular level to help you age more favorably.
Greg Macpherson is a pharmacist, entrepreneur and author of, “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging: to live your healthiest life.” For more than a decade, he has been working in the biotechnology sector, specifically focusing on the aging process at the cellular level. This work led him to discover ways to harness the nine identified, scientific hallmarks of aging, which is the premise of his book that addresses the natural aging process, how to age more favorably and simple strategies to slow the aging process and build a functional longevity plan.
Beyond theory and concept, Macpherson has used his entrepreneurial spirit to further develop solutions to this new paradigm of aging, described in his book, by launching SRW Laboratories, a science and research based company that curates the latest biotechnology research to formulate natural products designed to help slow the onset of aging and disease, and develop evidence based solutions for those who are experiencing age-related health concerns. SRW, which stands for Science, Research and Wellness, is Macpherson’s natural world laboratory that will develop the preventative formulas from nature required to slow down the aging process based on the nine hallmarks of aging, which include mitochondrial dysfunction, telomere attrition and cellular senescence, to name a few. With aging being the single biggest risk factor for developing disease, Macpherson’s mission to slow the aging process at a cellular level could help millions of people delay the onset of diseases associated with advanced aging like Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
A proud New Zealander, Macpherson grew up in Ōtaki, a small town on the Kāpiti Coast of the North Island. He earned his bachelor of pharmacy degree at the University of Otago Medical School in 1992. Macpherson then got involved with a number of technology-driven startups including founding a pharmacy that specialized in providing health care to older adults in residential care facilities, bringing the first robotic dispensing machines into New Zealand and achieving the first license to provide wholesale packing services to the pharmacy sector. In 1997, he established www.pharmacydirect.co.nz, one of the first online pharmacies in New Zealand with a focus on client wellness, making it the No. 1 online pharmacy for more than two decades.
Learn more about the book here: www.theninehallmarksofaging.com
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