The Buying Time Podcast with Liz Parrish and Saravanan Balakrishnan: The First Five Episodes

BioViva Science
5 min readJun 25, 2023

Have you ever wondered if there is a way to stop aging?

What can advances in anti-aging research do for you today?

Are you interested in living a longer, healthier life?

Then the Buying Time Podcast is for you!

Hosted by Liz Parrish, CEO of BioViva Science, and Saravanan Balakrishnan, Founder and CEO of Amura Health, The Buying Time Podcast features interviews with leading experts in the field of longevity research, including Bill Andrews, Aubrey de Grey, and Dr. Sandra Kaufmann.

If you are interested in learning more about aging and longevity, subscribe to the Buying Time Podcast.

The first five episodes cover a lot of ground.

And more are on the way!

EP #01: Liz Parrish on Gene Therapies for General Aging — What, How, and How Much?

Would you get a gene therapy to improve your muscle mass, cognitive powers, or lengthen your telomeres?

Then the first episode of the Buying Time Podcast is for you!

Meet Sa…ra…va….nan (Saravanan Balakrishnan), the founder and CEO of Amura Health ( Amura helps people from all over the world to get healthy by beating their chronic diseases.

Liz Parrish is the CEO of BioViva Science and Patient Zero for the world’s first dual gene therapy designed to treat aging.

BioViva is bringing gene therapy to the super-longevity space.

Gene therapy has been used to treat a variety of childhood diseases.

The molecular underpinnings of these problems overlap with the processes of aging, the same processes that gradually make us all sick.

These therapies have since been repurposed to become potential anti-aging therapies. Liz, the co-host of this podcast, was one of the first to receive these longevity treatments in 2015.

Listen to the Buying Time Podcast to learn from her treatment experience, how did she benefit from them, what options are available to the general population today, how much it costs, and more.

Ep #02 Saravanan’s Story: Health Setbacks to Health Solutions

What’s ailing you?

Can it be fixed?

In many cases, the answer is yes!

In episode 2 of the Buying Time Podcast, Liz interviews her co-host, Saravanan Balakrishnan, about how overcoming his health challenges culminated in the founding of Amura Health.

Saravanan shares his experiences with reversing diabetes, beating depression, fixing hormone levels, optimizing his microbiome, and managing the effects of ADHD.

They also discuss the differences between healthcare in the U.S. and India, specifically why healthcare systems around the world are changing so slowly.

Finally, they delve into the effects of super-longevity and the origins of some especially bad (but popular) dietary advice.

Tune in to learn more about Saravanan’s inspiring story and his passion in helping others achieve optimal health.

Ep #03 Bill Andrews: Aging research, Discovering Human Telomerase, and More | Buying Time Podcast

What are telomeres?

Learn about them from the man who discovered human telomerase!

In episode 3, we have an incredibly special guest — Bill Andrews, renowned scientist and CEO of Sierra Science, who has dedicated his life to conquering the aging process.

Bill has made astonishing discoveries that have revolutionized our understanding of aging and rejuvenation.

Bill Andrews discovered the human telomerase, an enzyme crucial for extending telomere length.

Telomeres, those remarkable structures that protect the ends of our chromosomes, naturally shorten as we age, leading to cellular aging, familiar age-related diseases, and, ultimately, death.

Take a deep dive into Bill Andrews’ inspiring journey and gain insights into his tireless pursuit to overcome the limitations of aging.

Together, we’ll explore his remarkable inventions, designs, and discoveries in the realm of drugs and nutraceuticals, all aimed at slowing the aging process.

Prepare to be captivated by the wealth of experience, wisdom, and knowledge Bill brings.

His foundational contributions to anti-aging research have the potential to transform lives; they will undoubtedly continue to shape the future of longevity research.

Don’t miss this incredible conversation on Buying Time Podcast — time is, after all, the world’s most valuable commodity.

Tune in to Buying Time today and embark on an eye-opening journey towards a brighter, healthier future!

Ep #04 Aubrey De Grey : What if we don’t have to die?

Can we be forever young?

If so, can we live forever?

Most people consider aging to be a normal part of the cycle of life and death.

But, did you know that some people see aging merely as a disease?

These scientists, like de Grey, see aging as a curable disease.

The fourth episode of Buying Time introduces you to Dr. Aubrey de Grey, who believes that advances in medical technology may allow humans to live healthfully indefinitely.

He spells out his ideas in this podcast, which could change the way you think about aging.

Ep #05 Sandra Kaufmann: 18 Nutrients for Longevity

The fifth episode of the Buying Time Podcast features Dr. Sandra Kaufmann.

Dr. Kaufmann is an anesthesiologist who wrote the The Kaufmann Protocol: Why We Age and How to Stop It, which deconstructs the process of aging and offers insights into how to optimally manage it.

Her research and her experiments with supplements have contributed to the development of the protocol.


Tune in to episode five of the Buying Time Podcast.



BioViva Science

BioViva Science is a gene therapy company that treats aging as a disease.