100 Not Out

100 Not Out

Want to know what is the secret is to aging well? To live with quantity AND quality of life? To live independently, with vitality, vigour, energy, enthusiasm and complete love for your life? Well, there are hundreds of “secrets”, you can have both quantity and quality, and on 100 Not Out Dr Damian Kristof and wellness coach Marcus Pearce interview the people that are living their lives with all of the above.


September 17, 2023 25 mins

Family, faith and food. These are the big topics we dive into on this second part of our review of Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones. If you haven’t watched the series on Netflix do not despair, there is plenty in here which we think is extremely relevant. 

We focus on Sardinia and Loma Linda. 

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The new Netfliex series Live to 100 – Secrets of the Blue Zones has given us some spine-tingling warm and fuzzies.

If you haven’t watched it we recommend it highly!

Today we discuss Episode 1, Okinawa. And more specifically – the role of purpose (Ikigai), purpose sweet potato, gardening and the power of a social peer group.

If you love this type of conversation, we are coming together in Melbourne for 1 night only – Wednesday Septe...

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100 Not Out has been going strong for more than 10 years and it’s a little embarrassing to say that we have done more events overseas together than in Australia! That’s just not on!

So on Wednesday, September 20, we are coming together in Melbourne for a 100 Not Out Lifestyle evening.

We’d love to have you join us as we discuss –

The What Ifs of Lifestyle, Longevity & Nutrition, including –

Why our attitude to ageing is cutting...

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At 81 years of age, Peter Smith is Australia’s oldest Aerospace Strategist … but that is not the main reason why we are chatting to Peter today.

You’re about to listen to a human being that has more pep and vigour for life than most people half or even a quarter of his age do.

His secrets – or his superpowers – you could say, are his commitment to movement, to work that he loves to do, his pleasing personality, and insatiable curio...

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August 20, 2023 24 mins

If you’re on a low calorie diet, what happens if you put some Keto Crema on your coffee? If you’re low carb, what happens if you eat bread?

On this episode we discuss the dangers of mixing diets. Having spent over 30 years helping people find what works for them, Damian shares his experiences and his learnings.

This one not to be missed and one that you may choose to share with family and friends.

Ikaria & Sardinia 2024 is happ...

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In our first recording back on Australian soil, we discuss the importance of making decisions that define who we truly are, rather than who people want us to be.

We might wear many hats – child, sibling, spouse, golfer, netballer, accountant, friend, etc – but living congruently with who we are, and who we expect other people to be, is perhaps one of the most important elements of ageing gracefully.

If you enjoy this episode and wo...

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For the last 5 weeks we’ve been sharing conversations we’ve been having in Ikaria and Sardinia with local elders as well as local authorities.

Today we share with you a summary conversation we had together in Cala Gonone, a small coastal town in Sardinia where we worked for the last couple of days before returning to Australia.

We discuss the Mediterranean Diet – and how it changes from Ikaria to Sardinia. We discuss the changing f...

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Community. It’s a word used all too often without the real power of what it represents. 91 year old Vasso shares with us just some of what she’s learnt living 91 years upon this year.

One of 10 children, Vasso shares her insights on coastal living, gardening, her daily rituals, reading, nature, community, friends and family.

If you have loved our chat with Vasso and would like to spend time with us in Ikaria and/or Sardinia in 2024...

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National Geographic’s Blue Zones research may have brought just over a dozen of small villages some level of fame; however the entire island of Sardinia is not a Blue Zone.

To really uncover what makes Sardinia so special from a longevity perspective, you really do have to go off the beaten track.

And that’s just what we’ve been doing with Dr Ivo Pirisi for the last few days.

Ivo, who grew up in Sardinia and lives and breathes the ...

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Suli is a local fisherman who loves to dance. He catches up with his friends every day. He loves to fish, although he doesn’t do it as much as he used to. He has no plans to retire. He loves where he lives. He lives alone but he doesn’t feel lonely. He has lived a great life and is happy to share his life experiences with us in the small fishing village of Kakkinagri.

Suli shares with us his daily rhythms, beliefs around getting ol...

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The vegan diet continues to rise in popularity, and so it becomes a topic of conversation here in Ikaria with Thea Parikos.

What does she think about an exclusive plant-based diet?

How do residents on the Blue Zone of Ikaria approach animal protein?

What role does home grown, organic, seasonal and local have on the locals food choices?

We discuss the practice of raising animals, the animal protein debate, and the price of food.


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We are in Ikaria for our 2023 Longevity Experience, where welcome back the Queen of Ikaria, Thea Parikos!

Thea helped National Geographic with all its research in discovering the Blue Zone of Ikaria and is our local host whilst we stay on the island. This is our fourth time to Ikaria and our first since 2019. So what's changed since we were last here? Some big conversations are afoot!

Whilst Ikaria can often beautifully feel like y...

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Marcus here :) I believe Damo is the number one gut health expert on the planet!

Why? Because if I had a gut health problem, Damo would be the first person I'd go to and trust :) Simple as that!

Damo says this episode is basic and low brow - I believe it's right up there as one of the most informative and potentially enlightening episodes on gut health that you may hear.

Beyond Damo's modesty is a golden wisdom that is traced throu...

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Could it be that the way we sit at our desk can deprive us of oxygen and nutrients?

You bet!

On this episode we go hard on our sitting posture, especially as it relates to computers and phone use.

Some key points we discuss -

In poor posture at the desk or when seated, your eyes fatigue faster ... your chin is down and you’re breathing poorly. When your chin is up  you breathe better.

People snack at the computer because their brai...

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We may as well just call it as we see it. We are NOT fans of the plant-based protein fake meat movement.

Sorry not sorry.

Happy for anyone to be vegan or vegetarian. Yet for us, there's a line between choosing those diets and lifestyles versus creating alternate meat alternatives in a laboratory and again adding to the "science controlling nature" approach.

This conversation is on the back of Damian listening to the podcast 100 Cli...

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The Blue Zones, created and identified by National Geographic in 2004, have long been a conversation on 100 Not Out that we are embarrassed to say, we have never really explained in an episode!

So, some 531 episodes in to 100 Not Out, here we are to share our insights on the Blue Zones.

The Greek island of Ikaria, the Italian island of Sardinia, the Japanese island of Okinawa, Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica and the American communi...

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How did the world get so crazy busy again?

Were the hidden benefits of lockdowns lost on us? The slower lifestyle, the time to self and the ease of spending time with others in the household (forced upon us mind you) ... are all seemingly distant memories.

Yes it was THE BEST to have our freedoms restored ... but many of us (hosts included) have found it bizarre how busy has gone into overdrive ... and it's no longer easy to social...

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Sarah Douglass-Norris is a former professional golfer who has refused to let life stop her from living her dreams.

Told by her employer she'd never make it as a pro golfer, she made it, travelling the world on the European tour and spending 7 years on the Austalian LPGA tour. After having kids, Douglass-Norris continued doing what she loves - playing golf, and helping other people play golf.

As a coach, Douglass-Norris has students...

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An article in Wired recently had the title "The Quest For Longevity is Already Over".

We're not so sure, for a number of reasons.

Jean-Marie Robine is a proclaimed longevity researcher, responsible for validating Jeanne Calment's extraordinary 122 years and 164 days.

On episode 304 we discussed the reasons why we don't think Jeanne Calment actually lived that long.

And on this occasion, we also don't agree with Robine's methods in ...

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Many people say "I'm not a runner". Even Damo has said it before! Today we dig into this statement. 

A few episodes ago - on Ep 518 we spoke to Jane Woodlands-Thompson, General Manager of the Australian Masters Games which takes place in Adelaide and the wider region this year in October ...

We’re going to be chatting with participants and leaders of this event over the coming months, and one of them is an inspiring woman by the na...

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