Mario Martinez, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who specializes in how cultural beliefs affect health and longevity. He proposes, based on mind-body research evidence, that longevity is learned and the causes of health are inherited.
Martinez is the author of The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success, which teaches his theory and practice of biocognitive science to the general public. He is also the author of The MindBody Self: How Longevity is Learned and the Causes of Health Are Inherited.
Mario Martinez has studied healthy centenarians (people 100 years or older) worldwide and found that only 20-25% can be attributed to genetics—the rest is related to how they live and the cultural beliefs they share. In addition to longevity, he also teaches why our immune system is not just a protector. Instead, it responds to the cultural premises we learn to perceive the world.