Jillian Michael's 6 health keys to conquer aging

  • Published on Jan 13, 2019
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    Getting older is inevitable. But with diet, exercise, and some insight into how the human body works, you can do your best to keep your body from aging prematurely. Meal timing, combined with 12 hours of fasting, can actually do more for your body than you might realize. Did you know stress can literally alter your DNA? And did you know that biological ways to combat the stress can even be passed down to your kids?
    Jillian Michaels is a fitness expert and wellness coach with over 20 years experience, and is a New York Times bestselling author of numerous books including Master Your Metabolism, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life, and her most recent
    The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty. Jillian's passion for fitness training originates from 17 years of martial arts practice in Muay Thai and Akarui-Do, in which she holds a black belt. Her first comprehensive 90-day weight loss system, Jillian Michaels Body Revolution, is available in retail stores across North America, and JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED, an intense group fitness class based on Jillian's highly-effective 3-2-1 interval system, is taught worldwide.
    JILLIAN MICHAELS: Aging is a subject matter that for no good reason seems to be shrouded in all kinds of mystery. And the reality is that there is nothing in our genes that tells us to age or tells us to die. So we naturally have to ask then why do we? And it appears that there are six hallmarks of aging, six body processes that are responsible for how we age and they can work for us or they can work against us. And how we live is what determines the outcome of those results.
    So the first key, this is kind of how we've listed them, myself and my cool author Myatt Murphy who is fantastic, is stress, stress adaptation. So when we think of stress we often think stress is evil, stress is the devil, it's so bad, but in reality stress is designed to make us stronger, whether it's emotionally or physically, like we can be literal here. Somebody has osteoporosis or osteopenia, their bone density is becoming compromised with old age. Well, why do we recommend working out, in particular with weights? The idea is that stress is an injury, we're injuring the muscles, we're enjoying the bones, stress with regard to fitness in this particular case, and it creates these little micro fissures in the bone. Well of the body, we jump to our second key, which is inflammation, has an inflammatory response, sends in bone cells and says all right whoa we've got to heal this, we've got to get all this back together. The bone remodels and becomes more dense. So again, stress when properly managed, be it emotional or physical, is designed to either make you wiser, smarter, stronger, more depth, more empathy or your bones become more dense, your muscles become leaner and stronger.
    And when you look at all of the amazing things that our body does to adapt to stress you see that it's there to make you better. The second being inflammation. So without inflammation you couldn't cure the common cold. However, when information becomes chronic, just like stress you've got this little army of white blood cells are like we've got to go to war with somebody, well when the key of inflammation becomes ongoing and chronic it starts to attack healthy tissue. This is when you get into issues like rheumatoid arthritis, for example, a perfect example. Another big one is metabolism.
    We're looking at a body process in particular called autophagy. So autophagy is really where our body goes in and culls dead cells. It's like the garbage trucks come in, they break down the old and they rebuild the new. When we're eating constantly, so food timing is very important, and not only that but how much we eat is very important. So when we consume food we've got to break it down, we oxidize the food, which creates oxidative stress. So okay the less food we eat, within reason we're not trying to starve ourselves, but we also don't want to eat too much food and we put this in a place of what I call calorie restriction. So calorie surplus you're at a healthy weight and you're eating more than you burn in a day, that's too much food we need to restrict that and match calories in with calories out so it's the simple law of thermodynamics. And unless you have weight to lose we don't want to get...
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Comments • 376

  • KronikZbleh TCGs
    KronikZbleh TCGs 2 months ago

    I feel stress just by watching her

  • carissam83
    carissam83 10 months ago

    Julian, the older people I know.. I’m talking late 70s and 80s... they fast, eat low carb high fat, and lift weights. You’ve never talked about autophagy till it got popular with keto diets. Please stop giving people bad information!!! You’re not helping anyone pushing your yoplait!!!

  • Gustavo H. Galvanini-Boldrini

    What a mid-life crisis looks like.

  • Claudia Abrego
    Claudia Abrego Year ago


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    Claudia Abrego Year ago


  • David Vickers
    David Vickers Year ago

    Still waiting for that biggest loser reunion.

  • Mihai Mihai
    Mihai Mihai Year ago

    Wtf did I just watch?

  • Metsuryu
    Metsuryu Year ago +1

    The beneficial effects of fasting she's talking about have been observed in MICE, and not in humans, at least so far.
    Telomere are also much more complicated than what she makes it sound.
    That's just two of the things to take with a grain of salt from what she's saying. If you want to hear from a real bio-gerontologist (someone who is working on research against aging) look up Doctor Aubrey De Grey.

  • amy aust
    amy aust Year ago

    How much did this woman paid big think to promote her products? Keto bullying to buy her product. Nice job big think. Not!

  • Will Nitschke
    Will Nitschke Year ago

    I didn't realize "Keto" was yet another cult to add to a long list, and if you're dismissive of the ideology, your get a lot of butt hurt...

  • Professor Scambuster

    Rejuvenation therapies don't get a mention? Piss off with this woman and bring on Aubrey de Grey or anyone else involved in rejuvenation biotechnology.

  • Monika Tunstall
    Monika Tunstall Year ago

    This sound interesting and I bought your book and I really like it. It is so fascinated to learn something new. Way to go, Jillian!

  • Mutaz Sheikh
    Mutaz Sheikh Year ago

    Bla bla bla bla

  • Chris Wagner
    Chris Wagner Year ago

    AGAIN...she is NOT an "expert".

  • Global Digital Direct Subsidiarity Democracy

    People say the person is not an expert, if what she said is true, then that is all what is required, right?

  • UJR78
    UJR78 Year ago +1


  • Mateus
    Mateus Year ago

    there is a lot of plastic surgery in that face, maybe that is the great secret...

  • JustJodi
    JustJodi Year ago

    I always thought she was a mean bully, now I think she is uneducated.

  • Mary Sarah
    Mary Sarah Year ago

    12-16 hours of Not Eating is just when we start to fast burn fat and autophagy starts
    It also depends on what how much we ate prior

    Not eating for such period of time doesn't do much
    Intermittent fasting is good for skipping breakfast
    Besides it's a joke

  • Eric Shockley
    Eric Shockley Year ago

    What kinda fuckery is this?

  • Gustavo H. Galvanini-Boldrini

    This lady has lost her credibility, ma'am, please... RESEARCH!

  • Maheen Lemon
    Maheen Lemon Year ago

    what a washed up shill. no hard data to back anything she says. pathetic. i bought a lot of her dvds in the past and NONE of them worked as fast as my keto lifestyle. it's time to retire, jillian.

  • Leoji67
    Leoji67 Year ago

    Is Jillian REALLY a good source for health information? She hasn't really denounced or come clean about the Biggest Loser controversy. Her video on the Keto diet is so full of bad information it's pretty embarrassing. And in this video her lack of knowledge about the benefits of fastingis just cringe worthy.

  • shivamazon
    shivamazon Year ago

    I am lissening while writing..
    stress is make you be able to waik up and stand out of bed..
    butt stress..like passiv form of stess..
    or talk stess..
    thats not stress..thats..wel it dosent matter..
    Just as you know..
    Its a mix of truth ..and..
    wel..i will not..follow "her"

  • Kevin Twiss
    Kevin Twiss Year ago

    She has some of her facts wrong.
    Here is a response video backed up by studies.

  • micooms
    micooms Year ago

    Granted: this is big thinking, but unfortunately big misinformed thinking...☹️ How about someone who could theorize on what makes blue zones? For examble that these are mostly economically less developed regions. What does that say about the best economic systems... I'm just sayin'... some real elaborate thoughts on some real data. Isn't that what this channel is supposed to be about?

  • Will Sabol
    Will Sabol Year ago

    The imprecision with which she speaks is astounding.

  • Will Sabol
    Will Sabol Year ago

    "the epignome" has memory now. Wooooow.

  • Kori claypool
    Kori claypool Year ago

    I see you gave no evidence or studies to back up your opinions. Big Time Failure. Try again.

  • Davids AllEyezOnMe

    What´s the 6 health keys?

  • Yury Bencomo
    Yury Bencomo Year ago

    She obviously doesn't know that babies are in a state of ketosis when they're breastfeeding. I guess they're starving themselves; what an "unnatural" state to be born in.

  • Yury Bencomo
    Yury Bencomo Year ago

    Why is she talking about stuff she doesn't even understand?

  • I Own Me - You Own You

    They must have filmed this at the same time they filmed the other video with her and said "eff it...we filmed it already, just put it out there."

  • M R
    M R Year ago

    I wonder how many subscribers the Big Think have lost since that disasterous keto video?

  • M R
    M R Year ago

    Do the Big Think want to ask an expert the next time? Just a thought...

  • Hanna Liu
    Hanna Liu Year ago

    After "coconut oil is pure poison" by a Harvard professor, now is this video same from pharma/ food propaganda strategies gonna disappear in internet!!!! It's really a BIG LIE!

  • charlotte erickson

    You are nuts. Use a different word then stress! !!! Inflammation you are nuts inflammation is damaging

  • TheFrankDive
    TheFrankDive Year ago


  • Max M Maxen
    Max M Maxen Year ago


  • RollingPanda
    RollingPanda Year ago

    Unsubscribing. JM is all about her business at the cost of actual science.

  • Going home Soon
    Going home Soon Year ago +1

    This is BS

  • That Guy
    That Guy Year ago

    Hold up guys,we can cure colds now. This Pseudo science bullshit doesn't belong here.

  • Alex Cuevas
    Alex Cuevas Year ago

    "What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

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  • Justin Potts
    Justin Potts Year ago

    I remember when I was little, my mum and aunt would buy her vhs workout tapes. Riddle me this tho, how is she still attractive?

  • Yoda
    Yoda Year ago

    When has "big think" became "BuzzFeed"?

  • Moon Over Miami
    Moon Over Miami Year ago

    She's lost her credibility. Can't trust her advice anymore after her totally wacky & uninformed criticism on KETO. And she continues her disinfo...In fact, Keto lifestyle, (cutting out sugar & carbs) promotes the growth hormone which IS the promotion of healing. Much more to this as you can't lose weight with carb consumption since elevated glucose blocks weight loss. Carbs do not promote autophagy . CALORIES DO NOT COUNT if you're eating right.... And. .she is not telling the whole story on telomeres ... Can't, if leaving out Growth Hormone production.

  • Josie Lacaria
    Josie Lacaria Year ago

    She’s a complete uneducated Hollyweird scam. All about $$$

  • Asta Panayitou
    Asta Panayitou Year ago

    And you continue posting the lady that tells lies.

  • Frederick T Schurger

    Were Peter Attia or Tim Ferriss not available for this topic? Seriously, better experts out there to properly address this. My ultimate thumbs down on this video is my unsubscribe to this channel.

  • Tom Hummel
    Tom Hummel Year ago

    Pure hidden commercial for her products. Stating a blah-blah comment about research on Holocaust survivers' children being more resilient to stress - in this wellness-hype video is downright a shameful disgrace.

  • Hypercarnivore
    Hypercarnivore Year ago +1

    LOL a woman with botox and make up on is going to tell us how to prevent aging... Extreme aging is the result of glycation which happens when you eat to many carbs.

  • Chaos Theory
    Chaos Theory Year ago

    _"There is nothing in our genes that tells us to age"_
    According to evolutionary biology, there is. As long as genes get passed on to the next generation, they proliferate. Therefore any malicious genes that cause cancer or whatever in ages beyond reproductive age have a chance to get passed on. The older an organism gets by this logic, the higher the chance it will deteriorate because of genes.
    I don't see the point in making such an obviously false claim.

  • David Hughes
    David Hughes Year ago

    I conquered aging too. I am immortal!
    Worship me. Let me give you tips on BigThink!

    CTKTMRIDER Year ago +2

    Who is this dude anyway...? Some guys will do and say anything for money.

  • Puff,TheMagic
    Puff,TheMagic Year ago +1

    Jillian "Buy My Fad Book And Fad Diet" Michaels. Snake oil merchant.

  • Tim
    Tim Year ago


  • Andrew Le
    Andrew Le Year ago +1

    Taking advice from a rich person talking about subject matter that made her rich? No thanks. Rich people will say whatever they need to to keep rich.

  • amykeane
    amykeane Year ago


  • Paul Atreides
    Paul Atreides Year ago

    All these people in the comments think they know more than Jillian Michaels. Just because you listen to joe rogan doesn't mean you know shite.