Dr. Darrell Misak teaches about the importance of telomeres and how it impacts aging.

155- Telomere Length and Impacts on Aging with Doc Misak

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

September 9, 2021

A telomere is nucleotide sequences found at the end of chromosomes, which protects the genetic information within our DNA. What we've learned so far is that these telomeres can change in length depending on our exposures and lifestyles, which impacts overall health.

In this episode, Dr. Darrell Misak and I will be diving deeper into telomeres and how they can give us information on the aging process of our bodies.

What To Expect From This Episode

  • Dr. Misak's 5 phases for improving health
  • What telomeres are and how they impact aging
  • What can be used to increase telomerase and improve cellular function


  • [0:00] Welcome to the Summit For Wellness Podcast
  • [1:45] Who is Dr. Darrell Misak and what is his background
  • [3:15] Doc Misak has a unique combination of conventional treatment options through his pharmacy degree and natural approaches to health with his Naturopathic degree
  • [4:30] There are points where you need conventional treatment, but natural medicine works hard to get to the root cause before disease takes place
  • [9:30] When it comes to environmental toxins, the outdoors used to be much cleaner for us than indoor air. With increase in problems such as wildfires, is our future going to be spent in filtered indoor spaces
  • [13:00] What are telomeres
  • [15:00] What is telomerase and what are ways to increase telomerase activity
  • [23:30] Are there ways to test the length of your telomeres so you can evaluate how it changes over time
  • [26:00] Can you use hyperbaric chambers to increase oxygen levels to improve telomere length
  • [29:00] Can you overlengthen telomeres and cause issues on the other end
  • [31:00] In the 5 phase method of improving health, can you work on telomere length at any point, or should you wait for a certain phase
  • [33:00] Final thoughts on anti-aging and telomeres
  • [35:45] What is Dr. Darrell Misak's vision of health and how does he work towards it daily

Resources From This Episode

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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)

Learn More About Guest

Website: DocMisak.com , Vitelometry.com

Social Media: Facebook , Youtube

Dr. Darrell Misak teaches about the importance of telomeres and how it impacts aging.

Dr. Darrell Misak teaches about the importance of telomeres and how it impacts aging.

About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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