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How To Make Your Own Anti-Aging Yogurt
Discovered in 1997, a gene called “Klotho” circulates throughout your blood, brain, and spine—and it significantly declines with age. Naturally expressing as a long-chain protein, enzyme, and hormone, Klotho was named after the mythological Greek goddess (responsible for spinning the thread of life) by the same name. Klotho performs many biological functions and appears to be the most significant and consequential factor determining human lifespan. It has even been dubbed by modern scientists ‘the Holy Grail’ and ‘the aging suppressor.’
Immortalis Klotho Formula (a naturally formulated proprietary microbial complex engineered by molecular biologists) is a probiotic formula that was developed with the goal of targeting the anti-aging gene Klotho using a novel revolutionary approach based on a combination of microbiome medicine, genetics, and epigenetics. If you heard my episode on fringe biohacks nobody’s heard of, then your ears may have perked up as my guest and I talked about this bacterial formula that stimulates the production of something called “Klotho” protein.
Your body’s circulating levels of soluble Klotho decrease with age and lower Klotho levels are associated with an increased risk of age-related diseases. In addition to helping your body produce more Klotho, this formula—created by Dr. Marco Ruggiero, MD, Ph.D.—actually alters the gravitational pull inside cells, thus changing the time perspective in which they can heal (think 40 hours of healing within a 24-hour time frame). By doing so, the DNA in your cells actually has more “time” when multiplying—so, fewer mutations!! I know this sounds crazy, but do a Pubmed search for “Klotho protein,” and you’ll find some pretty compelling research.
While Klotho proteins have major effects on anti-aging and longevity, they CANNOT simply be taken exogenously, and instead must be combined with a blend of probiotic precursors to have the so-called “immortality” effect. So anyways, after the interview, I got my hands on a bottle of Klotho mixed with probiotics from Immortalis (warning: this stuff ain’t cheap) and learned that the best way to 100x the effects is to ferment it in yogurt using a special recipe. So, naturally, that’s exactly what I did using goat milk that I boiled first then cooled to room temp, olive oil as a medium for the Klotho protein to grow with, two broken-open capsules of the actual Immortalis Klotho, and a cheap-ass yogurt maker. It took me about 10 minutes to whip up, then 12 hours to ferment before moving to my refrigerator where I’m hoping my wife doesn’t eat my entire batch of really, really expensive yogurt.
The olive oil part of this is actually important. The oleic acid in the olive oil binds to the chondroitin sulfate and vitamins in the probiotic formula thanks to the enzymes produced by the microbes during fermentation. In addition, the olive oil creates a natural hydrophobic layer which allows for the proliferation of anaerobic microbes. Not to mention the fact that oleic acid bound to chondroitin sulfate and vitamins, particularly vitamin D, has powerful therapeutic effects.
So if you are A) bored, and B) have money burning a hole in your pocket for expensive anti-aging probiotics, then try it out. Let me know if you do. By the way, the yogurt also tastes amazing and has resulted in some amazing morning poops. So there's that.
Click here to get the Immortalis Klotho Formula if you want to try your own hand at making immortality yogurt (Theoretically, this recipe would work with any probiotic strain, but obviously Klotho protein in the Immortalis formula is the longevity part of this yogurt, so you wouldn't be getting that). You can use code BEN2020 to save 20%.
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If the name Darin Olien sounds familiar to you, it's probably because A) You've seen him galavanting around the most remote parts of the world with Zac Efron on Netflix, or B) You've listened to my podcasts with him in which the “Indiana Jones of superfoods” and I discuss—you guessed it—all things superfoods.
Darin has successfully sourced 300+ foods and ingredients from around the world as an exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and environmental activist. My personal favorite discovery of Darin's are these delicious little nuts called Barukas.
You have to try these nutritional powerhouses for yourself, but if I had to describe them, it would be as a flavorful, mind-blowing combination of a cashew and a peanut. They've even beat out macadamias (which I have always been a total fiend for) as my favorite nut. I've been concocting all sorts of recipes with these nuts—from my Baruka Nut Cheesecake That Will Send Your Tastebuds To Heaven to The Most Addictive Chocolate Nut Butter You’ll Ever Taste! (pictured right).
These nuts are incredibly difficult to source, but the planet-conscious folks at Barukas are managing to do it sustainably by leaving a percentage of the fruits out in the wild to feed the local wildlife. They are also trying to protect and reforest the areas in which they grow.
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