A millionaire tech entrepreneur who is determined to live until he is 180-years-old predicts his bizarre methods will soon be as popular as mobile phones.
American lifestyle guru Dave Asprey, 47, firmly believes he will live to the year 2153 ‘at least’ by using techniques such sitting in a cold cryotherapy chamber and intermittent-fasting.
Dave coined the term ‘Biohacking’ to describe his methods of turning back the biological clock, which also include having parts of his bone marrow removed to then have the stem cells injected back into his body for $25,000.
Appearing on This Morning today, he speculated that many people under 40-years-old will be ‘happy and highly functional’ at 100-years-old after applying his methods for a longer life.
American lifestyle guru Dave Asprey, 47, is determined to live until he is 180-years-old and predicts his bizarre methods will soon be as popular as mobile phones
The millionaire tech entrepreneur firmly believes he will live to the year 2153 ‘at least’ by ‘biohacking’ his body
When asked why he wants to live so long, Dave said: ‘I’m curious, I think there’s a lot of things we can fix and improve in the world and I don’t feel like I’m at all done yet.’
Host Holly Willoughby quizzed Dave on whether he would enjoy being one of the only people who lives for so long, meaning he would have to leave his loved ones behind.
‘I don’t think i’ll be the only one doing that,’ said Dave. ‘The things I am working to pioneer, some of them are expensive, some of them are free like fasting.
‘This will be like cell phones, everyone has cell phones – everyone will have anti ageing. Change can happen rapidly in society.
His techniques include sitting in a cold cryotherapy chamber to give himself more energy and intermittent-fasting to fight disease
Appearing on This Morning today, he speculated that many people under 40-years-old will be ‘happy and highly functional’ at 100-years-old
‘There will be many people who are under 40 right now who [will be] walking around under their own power, perfectly happy, highly functional, who are more than 100- years-old.’
Dave has spent an estimated $1 million on techniques and hacks to try and improve his body’s overall functioning, including having his stem cells removed, only to have them ‘re-introduced’ into his body.
‘I have probably have more stem cells than anybody else on the planet right now where I’ve had my own stem cells taken out and reintroduced into my body,’ he said.
‘I set myself up to have much less inflammation than most people do, by controlling what I eat and how I sleep and a lot of other anti-ageing treatments.’
Explaining the benefits of re-introducing your own stem cells, he went on: ‘When we’re young, we have a ton of stem cells and we heal like young people.
Host Holly Willoughby quizzed Dave on whether he would enjoy being one of the only people who lives for so long, meaning he would have to leave his loved ones behind
‘I don’t think i’ll be the only one doing that’, said Dave,’This will be like cell phones, everyone has cell phones
‘As we age our stem cells get exhausted, so I do things like intermittent fasting which give me more stem cells and then I take my own stem cells and move them around the body so I heal and move like a young person.’
He also believes in the benefits of cryotherapy – the use of low temperatures in medical therapy to treat a variety of tissue lesions – and has has been having cold showers for over ten-years.
‘I have a liquid nitrogen powered cryotherapy chamber downstairs in one of my companies’, said Dave
‘And I do the cold shower thing, I have for more than ten years, it makes a huge difference in the way your body can make energy, the more energy you have the younger you can be’.
Dave, pictured in 2019, has spent an estimated $1 million on techniques and hacks to try and improve his body’s overall functioning
Another method is intermittent fasting, which involves restricting times that you eat meals to create periods of fasting over a certain period.
Dave believes this helps to prevent disease, because fasting periods allow his body to ‘repair itself’ while not digesting food.
‘My new book ‘Fast This Way talks about fasting, I’ve helped people lose over a million pounds over the last ten years,’ said Dave.
‘It turns out, if you can have an earlier dinner and wait a little while to have breakfast you might go 14 or 16 hours without eating.
‘If you do that one thing without changing your diet, your chances of diabetes go down, your chances of heart attacks and strokes and cancer and Alzheimer’s disease go down, and those are diseases of ageing.’