The Longevity Code: Exploring Health and Wellness with Dr. Darshan Shah

Dr. Darshan Shah is a health and wellness specialist, well-known surgeon, published author, tech entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Beautologie and Next|Health. As an expert on all body systems, he has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures, including trauma surgery, general surgery and plastic/reconstructive procedures. As a health and wellness specialist, he has advised thousands of patients on how to optimize their well-being and extend their lifespan, culminating in the creation of Next|Health, the "Apple Store" of Health and Wellness offering healthspan and lifespan-extending technology and treatments in a beautiful, welcoming environment.
 Dr. Darshan Shah started his training at an accelerated MD program at the age of 15 at the University of Missouri and earned his medical degree at the age of 21, becoming one of the youngest doctors in the United States. After surgical training in central California, Dr. Shah then continued his training at the Mayo Clinic, one of the most prestigious medical institutes in the county. After earning his board certification, he went on to open medical/surgical centers throughout California, as well as starting innovative tech companies, creating patented medical devices, and advising dozens of startups in medicine, finance, and tech. Dr. Shah's belief in continual education and self-improvement has earned him alumni status at Harvard Business School, Singularity University, and is a member of YPO (Young President’s Organization.)
Dr. Darshan Shah is the oldest of three children. He is very close to his family and attributes his success to the values of hard work, passion for everything you do, and relentless tenacity taught to him by his parents. He lives in Malibu, California with his wife, and two children and loves to travel, exercise, and has a passion to continuously educate himself and others.


2:20 – Bob asks Dr. Shah to share his origin story and how he was one of the youngest doctors in America to earn his medical degree. Dr. Shah shares what inspired him to pursue this career. Quote: “Going into surgery saved my medical career.” – Dr. Shah
5:30 – Dr. Shah shares how he found himself being 15 years old going into medical school.
6:50 – Dr. Shah discusses what inspired him to pursue medicine, even when discouraged.
11:20 – Bob asks Dr. Shah how he decided to operate his own business as well as practice medicine.
Quote: “You quickly realize that [running a business] is a completely different skill set from being a doctor, and it is an additional skill set to be a leader.” – Dr. Shah
15:00 – Dr. Shah gives insight into how he started learning how to run a business when he was already an expert in surgery.
17:20 – Bob asks Dr. Shah what the 3 most important lessons are that he learned as a doctor starting his business.
22:00 – Dr. Shah begins to tell the story of how he took some time off of work to prioritize his health and the impact of that decision on his career. Quote: “I want to get people healthy, not just treat people with surgery and pills.” – Dr. Shah
28:20 – Bob asks Dr. Shah what he is learning as he shifts his lifestyle and decides to go to the root cause of his patients’ health.
33:20 – Bob asks Dr. Shah’s insight on the multitude of health issues that the US is facing and what demographics are getting access to something like “Next Health.” 
38:00 – Bob brings up common medical controversies where one doctor says something is “bad” while another says that it is “good.” Dr. Shah gives advice on who to trust and who to listen to, especially in the media. Quote: “Whenever you see some sort of controversy, you can assume that there is some sort of truth somewhere in the middle.” – Dr. Shah
41:40 – Bob and Dr. Shah discuss the importance of sleep.
45:00 – Dr. Shah shares how to become the “CEO of your own health.”
51:00 – Bob asks Dr. Shah for his advice on how to obtain healthy, natural foods. Dr. Shah says to eat local, organic foods and to avoid the “dirty dozen” foods that are the most heavily treated with pesticides. 
53:00 – Dr. Shah shares the “Shah protocol.”
53:30 – Dr. Shah shares his advice for those on medications and losing muscle mass and those trying to get their weight to a comfortable level.
1:00:00 – Dr. Shah gives insight into what things a man in his late 40s and early 50s can do to help his longevity.
1:03:10 – Dr. Shah shares what people can do to reduce inflammation.
1:07:20 – Bob asks Dr. Shah what he would say to those concerned about mental health.
1:11:40 – Bob asks if there are things that can help people boost performance in a cognitive function or if it is a scam.
1:13:50 – Bob then asks if coconut oil and MCT oil are good supplements for brain health.
1:14:40 – Dr. Shah states the benefits of Prenuvo whole-body MRI scans.
1:18:20 – Dr. Shah delves into life expectancy and how to protect yourself from things that can typically cause us to die.
1:20:40 – Rapid fire questions: Dr. Shah’s “life-changing” books, favorite college course, favorite HBS professor, favorite place to travel, things at the top of his bucket list, and what he would share if he were giving a State of the Union Address.
Dr. Shah’s books:
“Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity” by Peter Attia, “Food: What the Heck Should I Eat” by Mark Hyman, “Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully” by Kelly and Juliet Starret.

Creators and Guests

Mitch White
Mitch White
Freelance Audio Engineer, 2011 Recording Connections Certified Audio Engineer
Tristin White
Nashville Fellows Program 2022, Marketing Assistant for Affinity Technology Partners, Professional Photographer freelancer. Go VOLS!
The Longevity Code: Exploring Health and Wellness with Dr. Darshan Shah
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