EP2 Recap | Dr. Gil Blander: Using science to optimise our wellness and performance


Gil Blander is internationally recognized for his research in the basic biology of ageing and translating research discoveries into new ways of detecting and preventing age-related conditions. He leads a team of biology, nutrition & exercise physiology experts, and computer scientists at InsideTracker, and has been featured in CNN Money, The New York Times, Forbes, Financial Times, The Boston Globe to name a few. Dr. Blander received a Ph.D. in biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science and completed his Post Doctoral fellowship at MIT.

In 2009 Dr. Blander founded InsideTracker alongside leading scientists in ageing, genetics and biometric data from MIT, Tufts, and Harvard to realize his mission is to transform the way every human being eats, sleeps, and moves to live a longer, better life. InsideTracker is the leading personalized nutrition platform that generates ultra-customized recommendations to optimize an individual’s health by tracking and analyzing blood and genetic biomarkers using a patent-pending algorithm. The expert system matches the most relevant, science-based recommendations to each individual based on blood data, DNA data and demographics, as well as self-reported preferences and goals.

In this episode we dive into the concept of health span vs life span, and how we can worth with our genetics and optimize our lives through the monitoring of our biomarkers, “adding or subtracting” to what our body requires.

Here are the key themes of the episode.

  • Challenges and obstacles that consumers face when adopting a personalized and scientifically backed approach to wellness and health
  • Importance of constantly recalibrating your body
  • How “optimized” is the new normal in terms of health


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