Edward Park

What if we had free energy and limitless health? Would that be dystopian?

For today’s #MondayMusings, I want to ask whether free electricity and abundant health would make a eutopia or a dystopia because I truly believe that is what our future holds! I recently had the pleasure of sitting next to an Basque engineer on my way to Cannes. He had been working on the world’s largest …

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Happy 4th of July! – Now who REALLY was our first president?

Was George Washington the first or the ninth president of the United States?  Despite considering myself a relatively informed person, I wasn’t even AWARE there was a debate, let alone a “conspiracy theory” tag associated with this question.  Haven’t heard of it either? Well, here is a list of “CNN’s 11 Political Myths and Conspiracy …

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We All Have Cancer, But How Much? – iHealthTube18

For today’s #WebinarWednesday, we return to the penultimate iHealthTube video interview that I did at the 2013 American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.  I explain why we are like cars and that with time, if we survive all our cancers, we would eventually accumulate them all. Just like if you drive a car for millions of …

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“Aging as Art” – Is it Schadenfreude or just existential sleight-of-hand?

For my #MondayMusing I want to comment on a poster I saw in my local library yesterday. It was made by the “Council on Aging” and it is entitled “Aging as Art” Warning: This post will probably briefly offend you, so I will apologize in advance. It is decidedly NOT meant as hyperbole, facetious irreverence, …

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Flaming Zombie Lemming Cars! (or why telomerase doesn’t cause cancer)

For today’s #ScienceSunday, we turn to what is, but shouldn’t be, people’s number one concern about increasing telomerase activity: the risk of cancer. They think that because telomerase, the enzyme that actively lengthens telomeres, is active in cancer cells, that means it is causative.  In fact, telomerase activity is probably is a necessary but not …

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Family Instability is associated with poor telomere health in African-American families

For today’s #TheatricalThursday, let’s talk about the granddaddy of all African-American epic dramas, ROOTS.   With 37 Emmy nominations and the third nighest Nielson rating of a finale (after M.A.S.H. and Dallas).  That was a story about family instability, violence, courage, and the family history of our nation.  Anyone who watched it would probably conclude …

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Visionary Mike Fossel MD, PhD explains why aging is a choice

Dr. Fossel is a visionary and a Renaissance Man who is driven to bring Renaissance to you, quite literally!  He was kind enough to contribute this blurb for my book, “Telomere Timebombs: Defusing the terror of aging” “Dr. Park’s book offers a clear and friendly account of the role of telomeres in causing age-related diseases …

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What is the hidden message in the movie “Cocoon”?

For today’s #TheatricalThursday blog, I want to deconstruct one of the great rejuvenation movies, Ron Howard’s Cocoon (1985) from a sort of Jungian perspective. So what would the Swiss mystic, comparative religion scholar, and psychiatrist say about this movie and its central themes?   Here is a brief synopsis of the plot from Wikipedia: About …

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