So let me ask you this then because You take statins. If you are fairly convinced because the research of the positive benefits of Resveratrol in healthy aging and healthy metabolism and their arteries why you taking statins because you know that there are some negative effects of statins. Right. Well if I had five lifetimes, I'd probably try that experiment. But okay, I don't want to you just don't want to risk it. Yeah, is there enough I mean have you looked through the papers the research papers on statins and a little bit there is some correlations with dementia and the brain does need cholesterol. So that might be one of the problems is your dad on statins. Yes. Really? We have a whole bunch of genes that predispose 23 meet said basically give up now. Wow, it's pretty horrible. So yeah if I make it to 80 mm doing pretty well. Interesting
Bourdain when he was alive, he had made a decision to take statins versus change his diet. This is before you got into Jutsu when he was traveling the world and eating the finest foods and drinking wine to excess every night and join the (expletive) out of it, you know, we had a conversation about it's like I would rather eat well said I'd rather eat well and take these drugs because I know the side effects. I know they're dangerous. So then we have a conversation maybe two years later. He gets really into Jiu-Jitsu his wife at the time was in to Jujitsu and you know, she had convinced him to try it and he went and tried it and immediately got hooked and he has or he had a addictive background, you know, first was heroin and you know some other unfortunate substances and then cigarettes for a while. He quit that and then Jiu-Jitsu became his new addiction and he Ripped I mean he really at I think he started training at 58 or 59 started and then by the time he was 62, you know, like full six-pack was crazy to see like I'm like look at you man. This is nuts. Like this is an image of him walking down the street and I mean he has no shirt on and he's (expletive) shredded got off all the statins got off. Everything has changed his whole his issue with cholesterol. Yeah good on him. Just through daily exercise. Yeah, I should try good. Yeah a little bit of shame that I haven't been able to get off the statins, but they just scare me man. I just read too many things. Well, you know, I could have gone off them when I was on a really lean diet. I tried this Okinawa diet from Okinawa Okinawa. Yeah, so just fish mostly and and and tofu hmm. Yeah, how'd that go? I was great. But then I had kids. Oh, you can't feed tofu to kids if we do right. You can have separate food just for I'm not going to snow although I understand. Yeah, but your yeah, that's the thing is like you are so limited by time, you know, you're so you have such an involved research schedule and life schedule and travel schedule. I'm a pretty average guy. I'm not militant about what I eat. I try my best every day to do what I can but the Statin thing I just haven't had the chance to do it, but it was virtual. I don't think it's sufficient to keep these cholesterol levels down. So combination so far when you first got on the how long you been on statins since 29. Oh wow. So you really have been on them for 21 years. Not only that super-high dose. So it's 80 milligrams. What's a normal dose? 10? Whoo, that's crazy. Yeah, my doctor wanted the best at Harvard. I looked at my genetics and said you're (expletive). Yeah, I got all the wrong --jeans these tiny little lipoprotein particles the ones that oxidized so the fact that my arteries apparently cleaners is good. Good news for me. Well, that's good. News, like I said look good. I don't think so. Obviously, there's a lot of biodiversity when it comes to human beings and some things that are bad for others. Good for some well, I'm not losing my mind yet still pretty functional when it starts slipping away. What you going to do? Ask your wife or your friends or what do you do? Yeah. What am I gonna do? What if your dad's want to tell you? Yeah, that could happen Mark right? He's 85. Yeah. My dad was changing my diapers. Yeah, David you asked me the same question three times in a row the way it's going that could definitely happen.
David Sinclair Has Been on a High-Dose Statin Since Age 29