Dr. Dave Jenkins | humanitarian & functional medicine specialist

Mar 9, 2017

On today’s show, we talk to Dr. Dave Jenkins, founder of SurfAid, a multi-award winning, not for profit humanitarian organisation; who is also a functional medicine doctor, specialising in the science of longevity, performance and productivity.

What we discuss on today’s show

  • What drove a man to give up a lucrative corporate medical career and invest all his wealth and near 20 years of his life for the benefit of some of the world’s poorest and most in need people.
  • Dealing with the death and destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, which killed more than 230,000 people.
  • The challenge of dealing with understanding the organisation you founded and committed your life to, has grown to require people, expertise and governance, and for you to relinquish executive control.
  • What is functional medicine.
  • Understanding and mitigating the risk of cognitive disease, particularly Alzheimer’s.
  • The path to uber health & longevity:
  1. The importance of self-awareness and the right attitude
  2. Getting the basics right with the new science of Quantum Biology
  3. What to measure and how to respond
  4. How to hack your health for uber health and longevity
  5. How to stay super sharp all your life and reverse memory loss
  6. The importance of the right coaching and support
  • The link between inflammation and all disease and how to measure and reduce it.
  • The importance of gut health.
  • Understanding intermittent fasting, and why it is one of the most effective health “hacks”.
  • Peak performance protocols for the busy executive.
  • Vitamin D, sleep and a whole lot more science.

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