NYC real-estate broker Wendy, 55, started Basis because the science made sense.
Mother of two and an avid runner and yogi, Wendy’s introduction to science-driven wellness started at an early age: She grew up vegetarian and her parents regularly hosted fasting retreats. "Caloric restriction is something I’ve been very familiar with," said Wendy. "So, reading about Basis, I was intrigued and started digging a little deeper into the science.”
Every morning, I meditate for 20 minutes. I learned Transcendental Meditation about five years ago and it’s changed my life. I also do push-ups, crunches, and stretches at home every single day, no matter what. I run, cycle, row, and box occasionally.
I come from what you might call an eccentric background. My parents were way ahead of their time. When I was growing up, they ran health and fasting retreats. So calorie restriction is something I’ve been very familiar with. So, reading about Basis, I was intrigued and started digging a little deeper into the science. I still fast once or twice a year. I also grew up vegetarian. I didn’t even taste meat until I was over 30 years old.
It was a combination of the science of Basis making sense to me and the impressive pedigree of ownership and scientific board, including Leonard Guarente, of course. My brother-in-law is a geneticist and he’s a big fan of Guarente.
My energy level is definitely higher and more consistent throughout the day, without feeling artificial or jittery. I also like the difference in my sleep. I now sleep much longer and uninterrupted, and my sleep feels deeper and more physiologically meaningful. And vivid dreaming is one aspect of that. I’ve always been a pretty lucid dreamer — and was a psychoanalyst before my career in real estate, so I’m just mad for great dreams.
As we age, women tend to become less sensual, focusing instead on what's not the same as it was at a younger age. Having let go of the hang ups that were a product of the time in which I grew up, I’m using this moment in life to explore and enjoy more sensuality. There's a sense of freedom, combined with fresh energy and feeling supple and resilient, sexually and otherwise, that is truly amazing.
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