Founder of the Frontier Medical Institute, Dr. Terry Grossman, said the prospects for dramatic life extension are not far off, and suggested several changes one should make in order to live long enough to take advantage of future anti-aging technologies.
Grossman prescribed a lower calorie diet devoid of simple sugars, supplements, and bio-identical hormone replacement for those who wished to live longer, healthier lives. He said the population of Okinawa has an extraordinarily high number of centenarians, people who live to be 100 or more, and credited their remarkable longevity to diet. Grossman also cited one of his patients who, after following the recommended anti-aging therapies, reduced his "biological age" by 15 years.
The ultimate goal, according to Grossman, is to live long enough to take advantage of developing technologies that will reverse the aging process, and possibly allow one to live forever. He theorized that biotechnological revolutions will allow people to repair worn out and damaged parts of their bodies with brand new tissues and organs developed from stem cells. Eventually, advances in nanotechnology will allow humans to remain youthful for an indefinite period, Grossman concluded.