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A multimillionaire who calls himself a 'biohacker' and reckons that he's going to live until he's 180 years old has vexed the viewers of ITV's This Morning by suggesting the key to longevity is skipping breakfast every day to 'feel better' about yourself.
Dave Asprey has spaffed more than $1,000,000 (£729,000) out of his own pocket in an attempt to live for as long as he possibly can, and he joined Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield for a virtual chat this morning about how he's been going about that.
In short, his methods include periods of intermittent fasting, cryotherapy treatments, and deep sleep.
Great, if you can get it.
He claims his techniques help the body to 'make energy differently' and will lead him to live two lifetimes.
David said: "Skipping breakfast is really important. If you can learn the simple trick of intermittent fasting, what you find is that you have more energy that day, you start to lose weight and you start to feel better.
"The other thing you can do to live longer is have dinner early. If you have dinner just an hour earlier, it gives you one more hour when your body goes in and repairs itself. If you always have food in your stomach, your body's digesting the food instead of repairing yourself."
Imagine living until you're 180, though. That might not be exactly ideal, right?
Holly asked him: "What will your quality of life be like by then?
"My problem with it is, I wouldn't want to live to 180 unless everyone lived with me, because I wouldn't want to get to 180 and watch my children pass away.
"I couldn't cope with that, it's not the natural order of life."
However, Asprey had an answer for her.
He responded: "I don't think I'll be the only one doing that. The things that I'm working to pioneer are now expensive, but some of them are free like fasting.
"But what's going to happen is that this is going to become something like cell phones. Everyone has cell phones, everyone will have anti-aging.
"You go back 30 years, very few people had cell phones. So, change can happen rapidly in society.
"There will be many people who are under 40 right now who are walking around under their own power, perfectly happy, highly functional, will be more than 100 years old.
"It's guaranteed, given the speed of progress."
However, not everyone is so confident in Dave's plans to live for two lifetimes.
In fact, some viewers were downright annoyed at his claims, as well as his suggestions.
One tweeted: "Hoping people with eating disorders are taking absolutely no notice of this."
Another joked: "You wouldn't want to see me if I skipped breakfast. I'd not only shorten my life but probably someone else's too."
A third wrote: "'Skip breakfast and you'll have more energy.'
"How come lots of research was done into skipping breakfast and it's known you need to eat breakfast for energy and brain power?"
Either way, time will tell if Dave's tactics pay off. We just might be dead by then.
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