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Old 01-30-2023, 08:55 AM   #1
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Pay to be younger!

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Would you pay to be younger? The above link is to an article about a 45 year old that spends $2 million a year and follows a very specific regiment to look and feel younger. It appears to work, but is it worth the effort ?
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I thought 45 was already young.
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That sounds like a horrible way to live. A colonoscopy every month? No thank you.
I guess its good research, but not many have a spare 2 million a year,
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Old 01-30-2023, 09:17 AM   #4
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What no rapamycin?

In the context of his lifestyle; it doesn't seem very appealing - however, extending health span (healthy, active, productive, years) would appeal to me. Certainly, two million dollars a year is not an option for me.

Basically, he appears to me to be his own research guinea pig.

Two million a year, I suspect, is in a context of his business, and that he is not paying for the majority of the testing out-of-pocket (other than maybe the facial fat injections which seem to be completely cosmetic). Rather, I suspect that it is a "business expense" and he is hoping to raise interest in an IPO somewhere down the line.
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I'd pay 2m to get back ~20 years if it was just taking a pill or getting a shot and not a bunch of "work". But not 2m a year... Couldn't afford that.
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He may be younger, but it seems he doesn't have much enjoyment of life. Strict diet and sleep regimen without flexibility, strict workout routine, too many medications; no choice for fun or deviation from his self imposed restrictions. Sorry, but he is a pretty sad person IMHO.

No bacon! Or other good things to eat.
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The article also indicated that he intended to undergo gene therapy in the future - although a detailed explanation was to what the modification would entail was not provided.

There are certain ongoing trials for gene therapy, which may provide relief for individuals suffering from certain conditions. I would like to see success in that regard (along with a lowering of cost if/ when this is successful and the treatment becomes more mainstream.)

https://www.healthline.com/health/si...a-gene-therapy
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If I were the editor, my title of this piece would have been:

Tech dude bro with more money than sense spends his life attempting to live longer, or at least look like it, but doesn't actually have a life anyone would want.
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You lost my interest at:
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... Johnson's day begins at 5 am... strict intake of 1,977 calories every day in the form of vegan food...
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Seriously. A colonoscopy every month...shudder.
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He needs to talk to the author of Die With Nothing.

Or somebody is pulling the wool over the authorís eyes
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I would not go through all that if they paid me.
Well, maybe for $2Mil a year, but maybe not.
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I want quality of life, not quantity or a particular age. I’d rather have 80 or less good years than 90 or more with years of decline. My parents were active and in good health longer than their peers, but they lived to 93 & 96 and didn’t enjoy their last few years much…
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He is still going to die. It maybe later or sooner. We have no guarantees on when that will occur. Also, who in their right mind wants a colonoscopy every month. That in itself can’t be healthy.
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He is still going to die. It maybe later or sooner. We have no guarantees on when that will occur. Also, who in their right mind wants a colonoscopy every month. That in itself canít be healthy.

The colonoscopy Doc likes it.
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He is still going to die. It maybe later or sooner. We have no guarantees on when that will occur. Also, who in their right mind wants a colonoscopy every month. That in itself canít be healthy.
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I thought 45 was already young.
Everyone's 45 is different. I'm 43 and have chronic pain in multiple places that has a significant negative impact on my daily life. I would rather be 65 and pain free than 43 with significant pain, YMMV. If I had millions then I would pay a lot to be pain free all the time instead of the opposite.
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I want quality of life, not quantity or a particular age. Iíd rather have 80 or less good years than 90 or more with years of decline. My parents were active and in good health longer than their peers, but they lived to 93 & 96 and didnít enjoy their last few years muchÖ
Agreed, my Grandmother had 85 very good years and 4 really bad ones. She would have been WAY better off dying at 85. I have no interest in existing rather than actually living when I get much past 70.
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