Thank you for stopping by CR – Vitality. This page is for those who are interested in calorie restriction with optimal nutrition, veganism, and staying young!
My name is Matthew Lake and I’m 34 years old. I was born in Cardiff, which is the capital city of Wales!
I attended College Glan Hafren between 2001 to 2007 and where I was completed 2-year certificate in Computer Systems Support (Level 3) and also completed a Science Access Course (equivalent to A level) which covers topics such as nutrition, cell biology, chemistry, physics, human biology etc.
I have been featured in the health and lifestyle magazines such as “IMAGE”. And previously a moderator of Longecity (formerly Imminst.org) and Calorie Restriction Society Facebook page.
I created this website, CR Vitality, to educate people about nutrition and how to live healthier.
I have 15 years of experience in helping people to achieve their goals with their diet by using a science-based approach to nutrition and supplementation, whereby they can get the best long-term results.
All of the information that I provide on this website is well-researched and carefully selected. I look for the highest quality studies in peer-reviewed journals to support my advice.
My Journey to health and CR
I practice a diet known as “CR”. This diet has been shown in studies spanning over decades to extend the lifespan of simple organisms, as well as improve health in humans who have practiced it for many years. I started the diet when I was 18 years old, which means at the time, I was one of the youngest to begin the diet and I am one of the few people who has adhered to the diet long term.
Improving my diet under medical supervision has shown the power of the diet to transform health. Almost every measure of health has improved while I’ve been doing CR, and this has further motivated me to stick with it. Later in my health journey, I became a vegetarian for ethical reasons and vegan for mostly health-related reasons.
Some of the studies which first showed the benefits of CR were published in the 1930s, but in recent years, Dr. Luigi Fontana who is a longevity researcher at the University of St Louis has performed studies on humans who have practiced CR for over a decade and proved that CR was effective in reducing the risk of common diseases in humans.
My Mission With CR Vitality
The main goal of this website is to provide a great resource for people who want to learn more about calorie restriction, veganism and how to maintain a healthy diet safely.
As stated, I aim to provide the highest quality information possible by citing expert opinions and studies which are most relevant, up to date, and useful to my readers.
I want to dig into the science and present it in a way that is understandable for the average person. And through showing my own health journey, I hope to inspire others to aim higher and achieve their goals and achieve the best health possible.
Future goals: Getting more involved in the longevity movement to end aging
I’m a big supporter of the life extension movement and so I’d like to contribute significantly in the future whether it be through collaborating with others on future projects as a writer or becoming an influencer in my own areas of expertise, to help get more people interested and involved in life extension, so that we can hasten the development of treatments for age-related diseases and aging itself.
How to contact me
If you have any questions related to topics on this website, you may contact me by using the contact form in the navigation menu above. Alternatively, you can contact me by sending me a message on Facebook.