In a recent Fortune interview, tech CEO Byran Johnson — whose $2 million reverse aging diet has caught the internet’s attention — says he wants to live long to enjoy more of what life has to offer.
“I love life,” says Johnson, whose rigid medical interventions have given him the heart health of a 37-year-old, the skin of a 28-year-old and the lung capacity of an 18-year-old. , according to his team. of doctors. “If we could dramatically show that aging can be slowed and reversed, that would change everything for the human race.”
He adds: “Am I afraid of dying? No.”
A few years ago, Johnson says he learned to fly an airplane when he got his flight license.
“It was amazing to me how well the autopilot was flying the plane,” he says. “I wondered if I could build an autopilot for myself and my body.” To do this, he bet on medicine and technology.
Bryan Johnson’s daily life
His fascination led him to adhere to a strict approach with the aim of reversing aging with the help of a team of 30 people ranging from nutritionists to MRI specialists. He undergoes daily body fat scans, routine MRIs and often invasive testing of blood and stool samples to see the biological age of his organs.
He has 100 different protocols built into his day, he says. Johnson consumes exactly 1,977 calories per day and over 70 pounds of vegetables per month. Her breakfast is a standard mix of broccoli, cauliflower, black lentils, mushrooms, garlic, and ginger, followed by a meal of “hazelnut pudding” with nuts and berries, and finally , a meal of vegetables, berries, nuts and seeds (with 15 grams of 100% dark chocolate and 30 milliliters of extra virgin olive oil). He admits to having ended his three ounces of red wine a day that he used to consume in order to comply with the measures.
With a 4:30 a.m. wake-up every morning, Johnson performs 35 different exercises and takes a list of supplements. It’s all part of his Blueprint project, where he measures the health of his organs to determine his rate of aging. He says he plans to continue this diet forever.
“A walking experience”
But the data and the effect his efforts are having on his biological age are preliminary.
While aging and longevity experts find Johnson’s commitment fascinating, they say it’s problematic given the level of discipline and money required to maintain the routine, not to mention the limited science available to back it up. his choices.
In many ways, it’s “a walking experience,” previously said Dan Buettner, longevity expert and founder of Blue Zones LLC. Fortune. He adds that it is “always worth looking into,” even if the results a decade from now will prove more fruitful.
“I applaud everyone who has tried to use science to live longer…eventually there will be an intervention that represents a big leap forward in life expectancy,” he says. “I don’t think it’s there yet.”
But the uncertainty of whether Johnson’s approach will succeed or not doesn’t seem to bother him. “Is the fountain of youth here right now hiding in tens of thousands of scientific publications and really hard work?” he says.
The rich CEO does not hesitate to be the guinea pig.
“Let’s play an infinite game together,” he said. Fortune. “None of this comes from fear; it all comes from an absolute joie de vivre and the belief that there are majestic things ahead of us in our next evolution.