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The Telomere Effect by Dr. Elissa Epel & Dr. Elizabeth J. Blackburn

A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

You may know that the lifestyle choices you make play an integral role in your health, but what you may not know is that this occurs on a cellular level. Food choices, exercise habits, sleep patterns, stress levels, negative thoughts, and even exposure to chemicals affect the telomeres in your body, DNA that live on the ends of chromosomes and protect your genetic heritage. By taking certain actions in your life and adopting specific habits, you can protect your telomeres and live a healthier, vibrant, and more meaningful life.


Your Instructor


Elissa Epel
Elissa Epel

Elissa Epel, PhD, is a leading health psychologist who studies stress, aging, and obesity. She is the director of UCSF's Aging, Metabolism, and Emotion Center and is associate director of the Center for Health and Community. She is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and serves on scientific advisory committees for the National Institutes of Health, and the Mind and Life Institute. She has received awards from Stanford University, the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and the American Psychological Association.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is not open for enrollment.