Every Decade

The goal of longevity medicine is to preserve and improve your quality of life by targeting the biological mechanisms of aging and age-related diseases.

Longevity medicine is advanced personalised preventive medicine powered by deep biomarkers of aging and longevity, and is a fast-emerging field. The field encompasses the likewise rapidly evolving areas of biogerontology, geroscience, and precision, preventive, and functional medicine.

Longevity medicine is a set of preventive healthcare practices that rely on biomarkers of aging, such as aging clocks, to keep the patient's biological and psychological age as near to peak performance as feasible throughout life.

BloodAge Analysis

The Blood Age Clock is a new analytical tool for understanding and tracking the ageing process at the cellular level.

Using a standard tests for blood biomarkers, the BloodAge clock accurately measures the biological age and provides a comprehensive report on the health of your blood and overall aging status.

Blood Age Clock looks at the internal state of your body to give a more accurate representation of your true age.

This information can be used to make lifestyle and healthcare decisions that can help you age healthier and live longer.

With our Blood Age Clock, you can:

  • Understand your current ageing status and identify potential health risks.
  • Track changes in your blood age over time and monitor the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Make informed decisions about your health and wellness based on data-driven insights.

Dr Michael Thomsen, PhD, nutritionist at Every Decade

Dr Michael Thomsen, PhD, MSc, ND, FNHAA

Michael Thomsen is a renowned medical herbalist and nutritionist with a strong foundation in scientific research and industry experience. Holding a Master of Science from the Graduate School of Integrative Medicine at Swinburne University and a PhD from the Department of Medical Sciences at Sydney University Medical School, he has a deep understanding of the intricacies of nutrition and natural products and their applications in healthcare.

With over three decades of experience in the field, Michael has worked extensively in the industry as a past technical manager of leading natural products companies in Australia. This hands-on expertise has allowed him to develop a comprehensive understanding of the complex interactions between herbs, nutrients, and drugs, which he has successfully shared through his widely acclaimed book, the Phytotherapy Desk Reference, now in its fifth edition, having sold over 16,000 copies worldwide.

As a medical herbalist and nutritionist, Michael's expertise is particularly valuable to athletes seeking to optimize their performance and overall health through evidence-based, scientifically grounded approaches. His extensive knowledge of herbal medicine and its applications in healthcare makes him an invaluable resource for athletes looking to leverage the benefits of natural products in their training regimens.

Michael's work with the BloodAge, a cutting-edge technology that uses AI-driven analysis of clinical blood reports to predict biological age, has further deepened his understanding of the intricate relationships between biomarkers and aging processes. His collaboration with Deep Longevity, a pioneering company in the field of longevity and healthspan, has allowed him to contribute to the development of innovative solutions that empower individuals to take control of their health and longevity.


  1. Michael Thomsen, Fasting for health and longevity – from calorie restriction to intermittent fasting and the fasting-mimicking diet, 11th Herbal and Naturopathic International Conference, 29-23 March, 2019, Melbourne, Australia
  2. Michael Thomsen, Fasting for health and longevity – from calorie restriction to intermittent fasting and the fasting-mimicking diet. Australasian College for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Webinar April 2019
  3. Michael Thomsen, Fasting-mimicking diet: Case presentaion. Australasian College for Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Annual Conference, Melbourne May 2018
  4. Michael Thomsen, The Efficacy and Safety of Probiotics in Chemoradiotherapy-induced Mucositis. Poster NIIM Integrative Medicine: The art & science, 4th Annual Symposium 2017. Friday 24th November. Richmond, Melbourne
  5. Michael Thomsen, The Intestinal Microbiome, Chemotherapy and Adjuvant Treatments with Probiotics November 2017 Clinical Oncological Society of Australia (COSA) 44th Annual Scientific Meeting, Enhanced Supportive Care, Preconference Workshop, 13–15 November 2017, In: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology Volume: 13 Supplement 4:98
  6. Michael Thomsen, Know Your Options Annual Conference, Hyperthermia in the Australian Setting, Sydney, November 11-12, 2017
  7. Michael Thomsen, Know Your Options Annual Conference, Hyperthermia in Cancer Therapy, Sydney, September 24-25, 2016
  8. Thomsen, M, Schmidt, M Commercialisation of Saffron, 3rd International Symposium on Medicinal Plants, Their Cultivation and Aspects of Uses, 2013
  9. Epigenetics, Nutrigenomics and Cancer, Danish Association for Phytotherapy, Copenhagen, May 2012
  10. Epigenetics and Cancer, NHAA, Hobart Chapter Meetings 2011
  11. Nutrigenomics and herbal medicine, NHAA, Hobart Chapter Meetings, 2011
  12. John’s wort Interactions, 7th International Conference on Phytotherapeutics, 21-23 September, 2010, Tweed Heads, Australia


  1. Thomsen M, Vitetta L. Zinc deficits, mucositis, and mucosal macrophage perturbation: is there a relationship? Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2019 Sep;22(5):365-370. doi: 10.1097/MCO.0000000000000588.
  2. K. Kuchta, M. Thomsen, T. Scior, M. Schmidt Interaction with St. John’s wort due to exposure with blackcurrant aroma? How not to present a case report of an adverse event Pharmazie 74 (2019)
  3. Thomsen, M., S. Clarke and L. Vitetta (2018). "The role of adjuvant probiotics to attenuate intestinal inflammatory responses due to cancer treatments." Benef Microbes: 1-18.
  4. Thomsen, M. and L. Vitetta (2018). "Adjunctive Treatments for the Prevention of Chemotherapy- and Radiotherapy-Induced Mucositis." Integr Cancer Ther: 1534735418794885.
  5. Saltzman, E.T. Palacios, T. Thomsen, M. Vitetta, L. Intestinal microbiome shifts, dysbiosis, inflammation and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Frontier Immunology. Front. Microbiol. | doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00061
  6. Vitetta L, Saltzman ET, Thomsen M, Nikov T, Hall S.Adjuvant Probiotics and the Intestinal Microbiome: Enhancing Vaccines and Immunotherapy Outcomes. Vaccines (Basel). 2017 Dec 11;5(4). pii: E50. doi: 10.3390/vaccines5040050. Review. Erratum in: Vaccines (Basel). 2018 May 15;6(2)
  7. Saltzman E.T, Thomsen, M., Hall, S. Vitetta, L. Mar Drugs. Perna canaliculus and the Intestinal Microbiome. (2017) 15 (7)
  8. Coulson, S. Thomsen, M. Vitetta, L. Clinical research with probiotics: methodological and regulatory Probiotics, D–Lactic Acidosis, Oxidative Stress and Strain Specificity. Gut Microbes. Gut Microbes. 2017 Jan 12:1-12
  9. Thomsen, Michael Integrative oncology in Australia E-poster presentation 2014 World Cancer Congress (#1095)
  10. Schmidt M, Thomsen M, Kelber O, Kraft K Myths and facts in herbal medicines: Eleutherococcus senticosus (Siberian ginseng) and its contraindication in hypertensive patients Botanics: Target and Therapy 2014:4 Pages 27—32
  11. Schmidt M, Thomsen M, Schmidt U. Suitability of Ivy Extract for the Treatment of Paediatric Cough. Phytother Res. 2012 Apr 25.
  12. Schmidt M, Thomsen M, Bone, K Tribulus terrestis-induced nephrotoxicity? Nephrol Dial Transplant (2011) 0: 1–2
  13. Thomsen M, Gennat, H. Phytotherapy Desk Reference, 4th Edition, 2010, published by Global Natural Medicine
  14. Thomsen M, Schmidt M, Vitetta L, Sali A Do herbs increase the risk of herb–drug interactions for patients with arthritis? Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases 2005;64:1527-1528
  15. Thomsen M, Flannery G, Vitetta L, Schmidt M Herbal preparation – ginseng and dang gui ten combination (PS10) and immune response in humans. Poster presentation International Congress on Natural Products Research July 31 – August 4, 2004 Phoenix, Arizona USA
  16. Thomsen M, Schmidt M: Hepatotoxicity from Cimicifuga racemosa? Recent Australian case report not sufficiently substantiated. Alt. Compl. Med. 9(3), in press (2003).
  17. Thomsen M, Schmidt M: Hepatotoxizität durch Cimicifuga racemosa? Die Kausalität in einem aktuellen Verdachtsfall aus Australien ist nicht ausreichend begründet [Hepatotoxicity from Cimicifuga racemosa? Recent Australian case report not sufficiently substantiated]. Phytother. 24: 11-14 (2003).
  18. Vitetta L, Thomsen M, Sali: A Black cohosh and other herbal remedicies associated with acute hepatitis MJA 2003; 178 (8): 411-412
  19. Thomsen M: Andrographis paniculata. Natural Pharmacy 2003; July/Aug 10-11
  20. Thomsen M: John’s wort, Turmeric and Olive leaf extracts. Natural Pharmacy 2003; Sept/Oct 18-19
  21. Thomsen M, Vitetta L, Sali A: Acute liver failure associated with the use of herbal preparations containing black cohosh MJA 2004; 180 (11): 598-600
  22. Thomsen M, Vitetta L, Sali A Fatal fulminant hepatic failure induced by a natural therapy containing kava. Med J Aust. 2004 Feb 16;180(4):198-9
  23. Schmidt M, Betti G, Thomsen M: The WHO guideline on Traceability: A chance for the amelioration of quality and safety of medicinal plant raw material
  24. Thomsen M, Schmidt M, Betti G, Casabiancad H, Omidbaigie V: Ferula gumosa: phytochemical variability in iran R: Poster presentation International Congress on Natural Products Research July 31 – August 4, 2004 Phoenix, Arizona USA
  25. Thomsen, M: In the surgery — working with a complementary therapist. J Comp Med 2(1): 2003
  26. Thomsen M: Quality Control in Herbal Products. Natural Pharmacy 2001; Oct 16-19
  27. Thomsen M: Herbs for Infants. Natural Pharmacy 2000; May 6-9
  28. Thomsen M: Botanical Brain Boosters. Natural Pharmacy 2000; June 10-11
  29. Thomsen M: The Herb-Nutrient Connection. Natural Pharmacy 2000; March 13-15