Who I am

Peter Attia

I am a physician focusing on the applied science of longevity.

My practice deals extensively with nutritional interventions, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, emotional and mental health, and pharmacology to increase lifespan (delay the onset of chronic disease), while simultaneously improving healthspan (quality of life).

You can learn more about my background and experience, listen to me talk more about my approach and research, or watch as I explain my framework for longevity in the video below.

Why we built this website

What started as a small, weekly email to a handful of friends in 2010 quickly grew into a far larger mailing list including friends of friends, and eventually complete strangers. In 2011 I started sharing what I was learning on my old blog at EatingAcademy.com.

Today, what began as a personal blog about nutrition has grown into the site you see here: An ever-expanding hub of content on exercise, nutrition, metabolic disease, and all other topics related to the science of longevity.

My goal with this site is simple: To translate the cutting edge of the science of longevity (something roughly 0.01% of people are able to truly understand) into something that is accessible, digestible, and actionable for everyone, with the help of my research team and through in-depth interviews with the leaders in this space.

New to this, or just getting started?

If you’re new to the field of longevity, you’re in the right place. The best way to learn about the science, start to understand how you can optimize your own life, and stay up to date with the latest research is to subscribe to my newsletter, and listen to my podcast.

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Sign up to receive the 5 tactics in my Longevity Toolkit, followed by non-lame, weekly emails on the latest strategies and tactics for increasing your lifespan, healthspan, and well-being (plus new podcast announcements).

Listen to my podcast

I created the podcast because I found myself having in-depth conversations with experts from a variety of fields that I wished I could share with others. The result is The Drive: A podcast dedicated to providing you with trusted advice and insight on optimizing all aspects of physical performance and health, longevity science, critical thinking, mental health, and life, in general (although we may mix in discussion on F1, watches, and pens along the way).

You can subscribe directly, or start by listening to some of the most popular episodes:


#114 – Eileen White, Ph.D.: Autophagy, fasting, and promising new cancer therapies

“I would like to translate what we’ve learned about the role of autophagy in cancer and that involves developing small molecules to inhibit autophagy for cancer therapy.” — Eileen White


#87 – Rick Johnson, M.D.: Fructose—The common link in high blood pressure, insulin resistance, T2D, & obesity?

“Fructose turns out to be used by animals as a mechanism to store fat.” — Rick Johnson


#85 – Iñigo San Millán, Ph.D.: Mitochondria, exercise, and metabolic health

“What I have been seeing for 25 years, working with elite athletes, is that [zone 2] is the exercise intensity where I see the biggest improvement in fat burning and the biggest improvement in lactic clearance capacity. Therefore, that means that the mitochondria is where you see the biggest improvement.” —Iñigo  San Millán, Ph.D.


#47 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part I of III: Dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer’s risk, mental health, memory consolidation, and more

“I think that sleep may be one of the most significant lifestyle factors that determines your risk ratio for Alzheimer’s disease.” — Matthew Walker

Listen to the podcast

Looking for more information about a specific topic?

I’ve written and interviewed experts about topics I get asked about a lot. These include exercise, nutrition, metabolic disease, ketosis, cholesterol, lipidology, and more. If you’re interested in a topic and want to learn (a lot) more, you can dive straight in. If you are looking for something more specific, we built a detailed index page to organize the various podcast episodes, articles, weekly emails, and research to help you find more information on a given subject.

Aging Cholesterol Diseases Exercise Fasting Ketosis Mental health Mental models Nutritional biochemistry Sleep Treatments Understanding science About Peter

What people are saying

Not lame!

Peter happens to be one of the most interesting people I’ve ever heard. Since listening to him on Joe Rogan podcast, and subscribing to his newsletter, I’ve never once been disappointed or bored with his Content. I look forward to this podcast to being just like everything else he does, precise, informative, and most of all not lame.
Chaideezyvia Apple Podcasts

Smart and humble

Being a medical provider myself, I like that his blog is research driven, always backing up is knowledge with facts. Very Smart, leads active lifestyle, seeks longevity medicine, biohacker, and simply a “cool” person.
lesmithpacvia Apple Podcasts
“Love the podcast. Thanks for not dumbing it down and for the brilliant show notes. It’s invigorating to hear such passionate, well informed discussions about preventative medicine.” @ragofurself
“Loved the podcast! Fantastic insight and perspective from a truly great individual. Thanks for the great listen @peterattiamd.” @biglugowski
“Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into the podcast. It truly means a lot and has had a tremendous impact on my life. I really appreciate it!!!” @stonehames

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This website, my podcast, and my weekly email all focus on our goal of translating the cutting edge of the science of longevity into something accessible, digestible, and actionable for everyone.

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