Re: The purposes of the Extropian list (A question for Al Villalobos)

From: Technotranscendence (
Date: Fri Apr 14 2000 - 09:51:29 MDT

On Friday, April 07, 2000 10:50 AM Al Villalobos wrote:
> OK! well thats quite a big subject. I'll give an overview and then we can
> discuss various other issues in future posts. Believe it or not, in one
> my previous lives I was a Certified Personal Trainer for three years
> (through ACE and NASM).
> ME:
> 5'10"/1.77m, 165 lbs/75 Kg, 8% bodyfat
> 20-30min cardio training 5days/week
> 30-45 min weight training 5days/week
> Full vitamin supplementation:
> Great Earth brand:Multi-vitamin,mineral, anti-oxidant, C (3000mg)
> The only ones I take alot of (relative to me) is C, about 3-4g, and E,
> 1000IU
> Right now I'm investigating replacing some C with OPC (the effective
> in grape seed extract)
> 50mg DHEA - My DHEA level was low. This is a whole thread unto itself, I'm
> sure. I had to go to a special "Longevity Clinic" to find a doctor who
> could comprehend the fact that I was not obviously sick, yet wanted
> testing/care. At 35 (just a few months ago) I had a whole battery of
> tests that a "normal" GP doctor wouldnt think to give someone my age.
> very surprising results came out of those tests! (more on this in the
> future)

Do you get blood and urine tests on a frequent basis?

I suggest everyone on this list get them done at least yearly. One
possibility, if you are very young, is to compare prices for insurance
policies, then find a really low cost one that does blood and urine testing
and will share results. This means you pay a lot less than the actual cost
of those tests -- unless you can find another means of funding -- and can
always drop the policy after. Repeat the process next year.:)

> Diet: I've always been big on nutrient density and avoiding empty calories
> even before I knew anything about them, just seemed logical to me, I
> The work of Walford, and then of Parr, served to really convince me of a
> couple of basic things. 1. Eat less food than you think you need. 2.
> as much as possible, added sugar of any kind in any food. 3. Eat at the
> low end of the glycemic index whenever possible.

I agree.

> So what do I eat then?
> Chicken, turkey, fish, egg whites, cottage cheese
> LOTS of vegetables
> nuts,fruit
> 1 glass red wine/day

I try to stay away from all animal products.:)

> Things I rarely/never/only eat in very small quantities:
> Bread, pasta, rice, potatos (high on the glycemic index, keeps insulin
> levels too high)

One can substitute things like raw or cut oats, rye, and quinoa for low
glycemic fillers in the place of the usual high glycemic ones.

> So, am I missing anything here people? I believe this to be a reasonable,
> practical, and above all sustainable plan for living long enough to
> from the coming revolution in genetic therapy.

Sounds like a plan to me. I wish you the best with it.

Daniel Ust

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