September 16, 2019Preventive Healthcare

The Juventology Diet

Dr. Valter Longo is a professor at the USC Davis School of Gerontology based in California, and the director of the USC Longevity Institute. He's also the author of the bestseller "The Longevity Diet," and an internationally recognized expert for his studies on the impact of fasting on healthy longevity. His laboratory focuses on the fundamental mechanism of aging as the basis of all age-related diseases, but also explores dietary interventions that can affect stem cell-based therapies that promote longevity.

In this podcast we talk about:

  • How can we initiate a healthy longevity program?
  • How can we assess which food and diet are the best for us?
  • The Fasting Mimicking Diet (FMD) - how long should we practice it?
  • How can we best select our personalized diet which would be good for us for life?
  • How can we best influence our biological age?


  • I started talking about the necessity to focus much more on the period in which we stay young, what I call juventology.
  • That's the difference between gerontology and juventology. You try to prevent things from getting older, and in the other case, you mostly try and focus on how we get older and to slow it down.
  • In the personalization phase, you don't need to have a molecular biology degree. You can say, "Let me pick from the healthy foods that my grandparents and great grandparents used to eat all the time.