Man who wants to live for 180 years spends Rs 18 lakh to re-inject his own stem cells – Times Now
A man who is determined to live until he is 180 years old says that his bizarre methods will soon be as popular as mobile phones. American millionaire tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey, 47, believes he will live to the year 2153 ‘at least’ by using techniques such as sitting in a cold cryotherapy chamber and intermittent-fasting. Dave coined the term ‘Biohacking’ to describe his methods of turning back the biological clock. He got parts of his bone marrow removed to have the stem cells injected back into his body for $25,000 (Rs 18 lakh). He speculated that people who are under 40 years of age will be “happy and highly functional” at 100 after applying his methods. When This Morning’s Holly Willoughby asked him why he wants to live so long, he replied, “I’m curious, I think there’s a lot of things we can fix and improve in the world and I don’t feel like I’m at all done yet.” Dave believes that he won’t be the only one to be live for so long. “The things I am working to pioneer, some of them are expensive, some of them are free like fasting. This will be like cell phones, everyone has cell phones – everyone will have anti-ageing. Change can happen rapidly in society,” he said. “There will be many people who are under 40 right now who [will be] walking around under their own power, perfectly happy, highly functional, who are more than 100 years old.” Dave has spent an estimated $1 million on techniques and hacks to try and improve his body’s overall functioning. He added, “I set myself up to have much less inflammation than most people do, by controlling what I eat and how I sleep and a lot of other anti-ageing treatments.” He explained why he re-introduced his stem cells in his body, saying, “When we’re young, we have a ton of stem cells and we heal like young people. As we age our stem cells get exhausted, so I do things like intermittent fasting which give me more stem cells and then I take my own stem cells and move them around the body so I heal and move like a young person.” Dave also believes in the benefits of cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, which is the use of low temperatures in medical therapy to treat a variety of tissue lesions. He has been having cold showers for over ten years. Another technique that Dave uses to live a long life is intermittent fasting, which involves restricting times that you eat meals to create periods of fasting over a certain period.