Livingto150.com is a blog of Malcolm Simmonds, acupuncturist, herbalist, naturopath, based near Brighton, on the southern coast of the UK.

“I became fascinated by longevity, or “life extension”, after reading Fantastic Voyage: Live Long Enough to Live Forever, by Ray Kurzweil and Terry Grossman. Having been interested in alternative healthcare for many years, I decide to study this topic further.

This resulted, eventually, in my visiting Dr Terry Grossman co-author of the book mentioned above, in his anti-aging clinic in Denver, Colorado, for a 2-day consultation/checkup. One of the test I took reckoned that I should be 39 years old, from the measurements it took, rather than my 57 years in actuality. That was very pleasing; and I thank my parents for my genes ๐Ÿ™‚

I return to the USA every couple of years or so for 80 or so blood tests to keep track of essential features of my health. It is massively cheaper than doing the same in the UK. My last visit was in April 2011.

I spend much of my time now working on my herbal supplement company, Specialist Herbal Supplies, a supplier of high quality herbal supplements; as well as a good deal of time on producing various websites and blogs.

My primary interests are, internet marketing, where my prime blog is HeyMalc.com, where I teach internet marketing to beginners: and longevity, where this blog is my main outlet.”
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  • http://www.aginginwonder.com Cheryl

    Interesting concept, trying to live to 150. I thought I was doing well when an internet survey told me I’d live to be 107 — 112, if I drink less coffee, more tea, and get more sleep.

    My aim, now, though, is not to live that long, but to live well. And so much of that is attitude, don’t you think?

  • http://livingto150.com Malc

    Hi Cheryl

    Attitude certainly helps, but regular blood tests are also essential. Otherwise, how would I know, for example, that my cholesterol is high – because of some genetic factor? Similarly, homocysteine and c-reactive protein levels are vital to know if you are to keep yourself as well as possible. And neither produce symptoms – they just raise the chance of getting cancer, heart disease, etc. So, I’d say attitude, diet, exercise, relaxation, and regular blood tests!

    All the best.


  • http://www.aginginwonder.com Cheryl

    Thanks so much for your reply! I checked the results of my most recent blood test after reading your “four-ations” — and didn’t see results for either homocysteine or c-reactive protein. It’s not likely I can get those tested in the small town in the Midwest U.S. where I live.

    I was happy to see my decision to limit pasta, rice and bread is helpful for something besides maintaining a good weight. Now if I can only develop a taste for green tea!

  • http://www.clproductions.org Chris Lee

    Our body has the ability to live beyond 200 years. So glad that there are other forward thinkers out there would realize that age is just a number!

  • Billy

    Where can TA65 be purchased and how much does it cost?

  • http://livingto150.com Malc

    TA Sciences produce it http://www.tasciences.com/ Prices will run a few thousand dollars to get started – including doctors’ tests. Google for more info and see TA Science’s website.

    Best wishes