September’s Longevity Trials

September I have decided to introduce a couple of new things to improve my overall health and increase longevity:

  • Time-restricted eating
  • Ashwaganda

Time Restricted Eating:

This involves reducing your eating to a specific time window in a 24 hour period. I try to do at least 12 and ideally 16 hours between my last meal one day and eating the following day.


This has shown to have multiple health benefits:

  • Metabolic Health: improve insulin sensitivity / sugar regulation
  • Cardiovascular Health: reduce cholesterol / triglycerides, lower blood pressure
  • Reduced inflammation: a big driver for many chronic conditions.
  • Autophagy: allowing our body to do a big clean-up of the damaged/dysfunctional cells
  • Brain Health: there may be some brain benefits including increased growth factor (BDNF)


An adaptogen which includes possible health benefits of:

  • stress reduction ( my main reason for trying it! )
  • improving mood
  • better brain function / memory
  • anti-inflammatory
  • improved immune system response
  • increased insulin sensitivity
  • hormonal improvements (men and women)
  • improved sleep

I will report back my findings!

Of course, these are things that I have chosen to implement based on knowing my own health and body.

Please do not take these as medical advice. If you are interested in these, I would suggest discussing them with your healthcare provider – especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications, to ensure it’s safe and appropriate for your specific needs.