Episode 13

Becoming the CEO of Your Own Health: Part 2

In this episode of the Real Estate Wealth Podcast, host Ed Aloe continues his discussion with Dr. Helen Messier, Chief Medical and Science Officer at Fountain Life, focusing on the vital aspects of taking control of your health. This episode explores groundbreaking topics like the importance of exercise for longevity, the intriguing science of epigenetics, and how mindset can profoundly affect physical health. 

Listen this week as Ed and Dr. Messier look at how genetic predispositions play a minor role compared to the environmental and lifestyle factors that can be managed to promote better health and longer life.


"Genetics will load the gun, but environment will pull the trigger." -Dr. Helen Messier [04:48]

"People think it's genetics and that they have no control over it. But, they do because this understanding of epigenetics allows them to have a lot of control. What you do does matter, even if you have a genetic predisposition. Even genes like the BRCA gene, where people think, oh, you know, I have no choice. Not everybody with the same BRCA mutation has the same outcome.” -Dr. Helen Messier [06:26]


  • Exercise and Longevity: Exercise is a primary factor in promoting longevity, influencing not just physical fitness but also better sleep and dietary habits.
  • Genetics vs. Epigenetics: Genetic predispositions account for only a small percentage of health outcomes; epigenetics, influenced by lifestyle and environment, plays a more significant role.
  • Mindset and Health: Mindset and meditation can impact gene expression and overall health, showcasing the profound connection between mental and physical well-being.
  • Advanced Diagnostics: Innovations in AI and advanced diagnostics, such as full-body MRIs and retinal scans, are enabling early detection and personalized healthcare.
  • Future of Medicine: The integration of AI and at-home diagnostics could revolutionize personalized medicine, making it more accessible and effective.


(00:26) Epigenetics, Exercise, and Mindset: Keys to Longevity

(11:53) Understanding Telomeres and Their Impact on Longevity

(15:46) Cutting Edge AI Diagnostics at Fountain Life

(22:08) Essential Supplements for Health and Longevity

(30:34) Democratizing Longevity Science Through AI and Home Health Integration


Ed Aloe


Dr. Helen Messier

About the Podcast

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Edward Aloe

Ed founded CALCAP Advisors in May 2008, at the height of the economic crisis. He believed that the disrupted environment presented incredible opportunities for those who could recognize them.

Since founding CALCAP, Ed has been involved in over $1.5B worth of transactions. The Company currently manages over 5,000 units and 65 properties. CALCAP operates in 16 states and has over 140 employees and over $700 million in assets.

Ed graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.B.A. degree in Business. He has served on the Board of Foothill Family Services, a Non Profit, and has actively raised money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and the UC San Diego Foundation He also served on the Real Estate Committee for the University of San Diego Burnham-Moores Program, and is currently a founding Board Member of Bridge21 Park City. Ed resides in San Marino, CA with his wife and three children.