Biohacking Immortality with Celebrity Nutritionist Oz Garcia

See below to read an interview that Oz Garcia participated in the Immortalists Magazine:

Immortalists Magazine is pleased to present, Oz Garcia, a biohacking pioneer for healthy living & longevity.

Immortalists Magazine – Tell us about your recent biohacking conference for Summit in Aspen?

Oz Garcia Summit is a world wide organization catering to highly sophisticated individuals and thought leaders in the US and around the world. I was privileged to be one of the speakers at the Aspen Summit leading an ongoing series on fighting aging, age reversal, self optimization, neuro and biohacking, mindfulness and mental clarity. The experience was fully immersive. I led a multitude of different activities and approaches to eating, examples of biohacking as well as tools to improve meditation. Part of the full immersion was a range of activities including a cold plunge every morning before class in the Frying Pan River which was 40 degree fahrenheit. Students were invited to also do the opposite before dinner to participate in a heat lodge. Once in class, we did mindfulness meditation. Each day was different to demonstrate different types of health improving practices which were breathing exercises to teach people to relax, reduce anxiety, as well as increase focus and alertness. Both were the anchors to the content presented. The students left with ways to optimize day to day performance, current states of fitness, health etc.

IM – Why do celebrities, Fortune 100 CEO’s, and the super elite seek your advice for wellness & longevity?

OGMy clients are looking for the most relevant information that will amplify their performance at any level. Most people that contact me are well aware of my 40 years working in functional health and medicine. I’ve authored 4 books on the subject matter of personalized nutrition, tactics for life extension, dietary eating guidelines for children and exceptional care for women as they move through stages of their life. Given my early entry into the field of progressive health I’ve built an impeccable reputation leveraged by my 40 years of being a runner and marathoner and it gave me a direct vantage point in terms of what people needed to perform at their best. I focus on the ideal ways to reduce stress, improve immunity, and I was early in the testing methodology of comprehensive blood work and genetic testing before it gained popularity. My network includes elite doctors (from cardiologists, to endocrinologists, gynecologists, etc.) which provide our clients with a stable community and team to work with alongside me.

IM – What is your background?

OGMy background is institutional and my interest began through running at a relatively young age. I also became involved in the budding holistic health community while becoming a leader in macrobiotics, fasting, metabolic performance and an early interest in supplements and nutraceuticals for optimized performance. Very early on I worked for a very progressive naturopathic center in NY which inspired me to open my own clinic.

IM – What do you consider top practices to prevent & treat COVID?

OGGet vaccinated and maintain as good health as possible. Don’t smoke, take nutrition seriously and and behave in ways that don’t compromise health and immunity as well as not being overwhelmed by stress.

IM – What do you consider effective approaches to improve the immune system?

OGBuilding the gut microbiome through probiotics as it is said to regulate 70% or more of your immune system response. That means introducing a broad family of probiotics and fermented foods into diet, eating a highly functional diet with no processed foods at all, moderate alcohol consumption, getting 8 hours high quality sleep daily, working with supplements known to modulate the immune system, in addition to probiotics (which there are many.) Also, we do encourage IV vitamin therapy which also has terrific fortifying effects on the immune system.

IM – Tell us about your new book with Simon and Shuster on Covid Long Haul and immunity to Super Viruses

OGThis book is going be used as a manual to best protect yourself in these times. “How to recover from Covid and Long Haul Covid and prepare your biology for future viruses” It’s a deep dive into everything someone should know during the pandemic. It’s an optimistic book designed to give you hope and doable guidelines to stay well and recover.

IM – Any current news you’d like to share?

OG – After having had Covid myself, it moved me to elevate the quality of my work substantially and understand as much as possibly on how to maintain a strong body under these times and how we can fight aging successfully, how to reverse infirmities as the years go on so our bodies can be as highly function at 70 or 80 as we were 30 years earlier. I help clients stay relevant both in their public and personal lives. We are using this information to teach on how to live longer, better and enjoy a good life as the years go on.

IM – What is your view on Immortality?

OG100 years ago the lifespan for the average well to do male and female in the United States was only in their 40’s. Right now, we’re at a point because of advancements in science hygiene and less environmental threats, we can now have a lifespan that can range up to 120 years of age. There are centenarian communities in the world, also referred to as Blue Zones regions (including Okinawa, Sardinia, Nicoya and Icaria) which reflect our capability to have a healthy human lifespan of 120.

When I think about mortality, I consider my ability to first live a quality life so long as I’m alive. I think about reversing infirmities as I get older so that I can enjoy my current state of being whatever my current life span.

I’m not interested in immortality if there is suffering. If I can maintain a good, long, happy, healthy life and I am on the horse trail riding in Central Park and that’s when I go, I will consider that Immortality.