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  • 00:45:18

    Health, Wellness & Longvevity via Investing in Your Own Body with Krisstina Wise Healthcare, Healthy living via being your own health, wellness and longevity advocate

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    Krisstina Wise is known as a real estate genius, financial coach, and podcast host. She was always a go-getter, making sure she makes use of her time and money in the most efficient ways possible to not only accomplish her goals, but also make sure her successes lead to money and lots of it. She achieved what she set out to do, but at the cost of her own health.

    She has since embarked on the journey to learn more about how to keep her health in line with her goals as well, as how to be always in touch with her inner self, despite all things that may cause distractions.

    Today, Krisstina talks about her health journey, her opinions on our healthcare system, and her tips on how people can invest in their health according to what they expect their body to accomplish.

    "If you were a billionaire you'd give your last billion dollars to get your health back if that's what it cost.” Krisstina Wise

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    Krisstina was always going for the hustle and it yielded magnificent results. This model worked well until it didn’t and shortly found herself in her death bed just days after celebrating her recent accomplishments. She thought she was the epitome of good health with what she knew about health and wellness before being in her death bed. She was so into accomplishments and social circles that she overlooked her health. In the end, she consulted with a functional practitioner and cost her $250,000.00 to get her life back on track. She spent $250,000.00 because her body was her best asset. She realized none of her achievements mattered compared to her family and her own health and personal happiness. She also realized we should change the way we approach our healthcare system. We invest very little in our health; our body is our number one asset. When we don't have our body we can't make money or live a meaningful life. She also likened the way we should care for our body to how we care for cars. Our body is meant to go fast but we also have to make sure we invest in their constant maintenance to perform at that level. She says people have three freedoms to achieve: Political, Health, and Financial freedom.

    Key Takeaways:

    Money matters more than anything but it’s not about the money. You have to know how much money is enough. When you’re able to quantify that, you become more content with life. When your health is taken away there is no freedom. Invest on your health based on how much your body, your main asset, is worth.

    Connect with Krisstina Wise:

    Wealthy Wellthy Life Facebook

    Mentioned in this episode

    The 28 Day Money Makeover Live Webinar

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  • 00:38:42

    Paleo Diet, Primal Living and Optimal Health & Wellness

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    Tara Grant, also known as Primal Girl, has been living an ancestral lifestyle since 2009. Her story wasn’t all rainbows and butterflies, though, as she also struggled with her weight and her own body issues all throughout her life. Before she knew of the Paleo diet, she tried other fad diets which literally did nothing for her. Even the doctors didn’t know what to do with her condition. It wasn’t until she read about living a Paleo lifestyle that she finally managed to bring about a huge transformation. She has since actively told her story, her struggles and successes, so she can serve as an inspiration to others. In today’s episode, Tara talks about the many changes she's made to transform herself, her own fitness inspirations, and her story of how she changed her life from being a 260 lbs. struggling dieter to a 143 lbs. personal trainer. “Listen to your gut, to yourself. If something works or doesn't work for you then that's true for you.” Tara Grant In this episode, you’ll learn: The many fad diets she tried that didn’t work despite her fondness of training and dieting. What book inspired her to revise her lifestyle for the better. She felt so weak and riddled with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, it was like she was an 80-year-old in her 20’s. Her body had insulin issues so the Paleo diet was perfect due to the low carb requirement. She went full paleo overnight. Having too much dairy in your diet might be what’s causing you many health problems. Full functional movement, with or without weights, is better than using machines. Being able to bend over and touch your toes is a pretty good indication of health. The importance of sleeping and waking up in a more “natural” manner. Eliminating blue light is the best practice before sleep. Be more social outside your phone. Physical human interaction is a necessity for our survival as a species. Key Takeaways: We're the only mammals that think we need milk after nursing so try and see what happens when you remove all forms of dairy for at least 30 days. Connect with Tara Grant: Primal Girl Official Website Email: Tara@primalgirl.com Join Tara on her live video chats weekly on Facebook Mentioned in this episode: Primal Blueprint book by Mark Sisson The Hidden Plague book by Tara Grant Philips Wake-up Light with colored sunrise simulation Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the HealthCastNow Podcast Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking. Visit HealthCastNow.Com or subscribe on iTunes today!

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  • 00:42:20

    Biohacking via Optimized Health & Wellness via Circadian Optimization, DHA and Lifestyle Choices

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    On today’s episode, Kevin is joined by inveterate biohacker and founder of MitoLife Matt Blackburn. Matt shares his interesting story on how he started his journey into optimal health and wellness on a very different path as a vegetarian and then discovered he was way off track. Before founding MitoLife, Matt began to study the critical role that DHA and Circadian alignment played on health and especially on Mitochondrial Health.

    Matt and Kevin discuss the critical role that sunlight, especially in the morning and DHA play in health and wellness. Today, he shares some of his advice, suggestions, and tips to help you improve your overall health and wellness, allow your body to repair after a strenuous workout, and fight off many diseases.

    “DHA, especially from Algae sources is far superior to supplementing with Fish Oil.” Matt Blackburn

    In This Episode You Will Learn:

    Matt’s daily routine for optimal health and wellness. Harmful effects of artificial light (blue light) from technology and why is should be avoided at night. Why DHA is superior to fish oil for optimal Mitochondrial health. Why sunlight, especially in the morning anchors your Circadian cycle daily and should be part of any health regimen Why circadian alignment is more important than diet and exercise and should be your first focus

    Connect with Matt Blackburn:

    MitoLife Website

    The Takeaway:

    “Using DHA from Algae and optimizing your circadian based cycles will supercharge your Mitochondria and Health.” – Matt Blackburn

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  • 00:27:20

    Dave Asprey - Headstrong, Biohacking Mitochondrial Health for optimal Health & Wellness

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    Head Strong Book & Optimizing Mitochondrial Health and Wellness with Dave Asprey Dave Asprey is the founder of Bulletproof Exec, a company geared towards biohacking to make sure the human body not only functions optimally, but ages slowly too. Before the invention of the now famous Bulletproof coffee, Dave was just another man walking the halls of Silicon Valley who once weighed a total of 300 unhealthy pounds. That was 20 years ago and he has since lost 100 pounds. He devoted his life to health and longevity and spent 15 years and hundreds of thousands of dollars hacking his own biology. Today, Dave talks about his new book called Head Strong, the reason why he wrote that book, his latest findings, and why he is now one of mitochondria’s biggest fans. "I changed breakfast for millions of people using biohacking.” Dave Asprey In this episode, you’ll learn: The Bulletproof Diet teaches you how to eat to have more energy and power with weight loss as a side effect. His new book explains why the Bulletproof diet works. When you know how mitochondria works, walking barefoot makes sense, cold bathing makes sense. Neurons in the brain prefer ketones, but glial cells prefer glucose more than ketones. Our brain has thousands more mitochondria than the whole body. Light is terribly important for mitochondrial health. You can get energy from melanin, not just in your skin, but also in your brain and eyes. Mitochondrial dysfunction can also be called aging. Key Takeaways: Mitochondria are the ones calling the shots, not you. Your mitochondria listen to your phone and Wi-Fi. The mitochondria are the smallest unit of consciousness in the body and the fastest bio sensors. Connect with Dave Asprey: Bulletproof Exec Facebook Resources Mentioned: Head Strong: The Bulletproof Plan to Activate Untapped Brain Energy to Work Smarter and Think Faster-in Just Two Weeks book by Dave Asprey The Bulletproof Diet: Lose up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life book by Dave Asprey Human Longevity Inc. Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the HealthCastNow Podcast Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking. Visit HealthCastNow.Com or subscribe on iTunes today! Free health, wellness and fitness tips, tricks and wellness advice from healthcastnow.com. Tune in to the latest health, wellness and fitness topics where we interview thought leaders and world class experts in exercise, health, medicine and wellness with a focus on demystifying and deconstructing overly complex topics in order to provide actionable health & fitness information that you can apply to your everyday lifestyle to move yourself closer to optimal health & wellness. Go to healthcastnow.com for incredibly valuable show notes, links and resources for every episode in our archives. This podcast includes episodes covering longevity, diet, weight loss, healthy living, wellness, workout, exercise, muscle gain, fat loss, weight lifting, bodybuilding, Paleo, Primal, Crossfit, vegan, vegetarian, biohacking and circadian based health advice

  • 00:27:44

    Tyler LeBaron - Molecular Hydrogen for optimal health, wellness & longevity - Part 2

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    Tyler LeBaron - Part 2 of 2

    Tyler W. LeBaron is the Founder and Executive Director of the science-based nonprofit Molecular Hydrogen Foundation/Institute. His background is in biochemistry and was a 1-year Adjunct Instructor of Physiology. He Interned at Nagoya University in the department of Neurogenetics to research the molecular mechanisms of hydrogen gas on cell signaling pathways. He is a director of the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA) and the International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA). He speaks at Medical conferences in the US for doctors CMEs/CEUs, and at academic biomedical hydrogen symposia and conferences around the world. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research. He collaborates with researchers at home and abroad, and helps advance the education, research, and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas.

    Molecular hydrogen (H2) or diatomic hydrogen is a tasteless, odorless, flammable gas.

    Over 500 peer-reviewed articles demonstrate hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 150 different human disease models. H2 reduces oxidative stress as a selective antioxidant and by maintaining homeostatic levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc. H2, like other gaseous signaling molecules (i.e. NO, CO, H2S), appears to have cell signal-modulating activity affording it with anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-allergy benefits.

    Key Molecular Hydrogen Related links mentioned in the podcast:

    Nature Medicine:https://www.nature.com/articles/nm1577
    Hyperbaric hydrogen:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1166304
    Overview on H2:http://www.molecularhydrogeninstitute.com/hydrogen-an-emerging-medical-gas
    alkaline water ionizers: http://www.molecularhydrogeninstitute.com/mildly-alkaline-ionized-water-characteristics-benefits-and-future

    Connect with Tyler here https://www.facebook.com/H2MHF


    Molecular Hydrogen Related Products.
    Inhalation:https://www.californiahydrogenwater.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
    Tablets:https://drinkhrw.com/base/home
    RTD:https://h2bev.com
    Machines: https://www.trusiih2.com/biohacks

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  • 00:25:50

    Tyler LeBaron - Molecular Hydrogen for optimal health, wellness & longevity - Part 1

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    Tyler LeBaron - Part 1 of 2

    Tyler W. LeBaron is the Founder and Executive Director of the science-based nonprofit Molecular Hydrogen Foundation/Institute. His background is in biochemistry and was a 1-year Adjunct Instructor of Physiology. He Interned at Nagoya University in the department of Neurogenetics to research the molecular mechanisms of hydrogen gas on cell signaling pathways. He is a director of the International Hydrogen Standards Association (IHSA) and the International Molecular Hydrogen Association (IMHA). He speaks at Medical conferences in the US for doctors CMEs/CEUs, and at academic biomedical hydrogen symposia and conferences around the world. He is also a member of the Academic Committee of Taishan Institute for Hydrogen Biomedical Research. He collaborates with researchers at home and abroad, and helps advance the education, research, and awareness of hydrogen as a therapeutic medical gas.

    Molecular hydrogen (H2) or diatomic hydrogen is a tasteless, odorless, flammable gas.

    Over 500 peer-reviewed articles demonstrate hydrogen to have therapeutic potential in essentially every organ of the human body and in 150 different human disease models. H2 reduces oxidative stress as a selective antioxidant and by maintaining homeostatic levels of glutathione, superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc. H2, like other gaseous signaling molecules (i.e. NO, CO, H2S), appears to have cell signal-modulating activity affording it with anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity, and anti-allergy benefits.

    Key Molecular Hydrogen Related links mentioned in the podcast:

    Nature Medicine:https://www.nature.com/articles/nm1577
    Hyperbaric hydrogen:https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1166304
    Overview on H2:http://www.molecularhydrogeninstitute.com/hydrogen-an-emerging-medical-gas
    alkaline water ionizers: http://www.molecularhydrogeninstitute.com/mildly-alkaline-ionized-water-characteristics-benefits-and-future

    Connect with Tyler here https://www.facebook.com/H2MHF


    Molecular Hydrogen Related Products.
    Inhalation:https://www.californiahydrogenwater.com/store/c1/Featured_Products.html
    Tablets:https://drinkhrw.com/base/home
    RTD:https://h2bev.com
    Machines: https://www.trusiih2.com/biohacks

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  • 00:42:01

    Leanne Vogel - Keto Diet - Ketogenic Diet & Successful Health / Wellness

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    Today, our host Kevin Cottrell talks with Keto Diet expert Leanne Vogel. Leanne has studied nutrition and over the past 10 years she has tried and changed several diets before landing on Keto. Keto has helped Leanne overcome health issues by adjusting the KetoGenic Diet to her body’s needs.

    Author of the Keto Diet Book Leanne explains how wonderful the diet has been for her and gives us a great opening on how to effectively use the KetoGenic diet by making adjustments. Leanne also explains factors that can interfere with the results and gives us tips on how to overcome the difficulties to gain the maximum off your KetoGenic Diet.

    “If what you are doing isn't working then you owe yourself to try something different” – Leanne Vogel

    In This Episode You Will Learn:

    The Ketogenic Protocol is not a “one size fits all”. Making your personal adjustments to work for your body can bring great results. Things to consider if your diet is not working for you. Stress is a huge factor that interferes with your success. Letting your body wake up and adjust to situations is important Feeling hungry is natural and pushing your body to drive towards 0 carbs might not work for you. Carbs are not the enemy.. An abundance of carbs is the enemy How and why and what Ketones should beginners track Regular blood tests help to keep up with your progress

    Mentioned in This Episode:

    Even the way fats are prosseced is important Omega 6:3 ratio is important for a fat There are 5 different approaches to the KetoGenic Diet

    Key Takeaway:

    If you find you body cannot adjust to the KetoGenic diet then you can adjust the Diet. Stress and state of mind have impact on your progress Your body wants to be healthy so listen to it

    Connect with Morley:

    Audio Book - KetoDietBook.com Website/Podcast - KedoDietPodcast

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    Go to healthcastnow.com for incredibly valuable show notes, links and resources for every episode in our archives. This podcast includes episodes covering longevity, diet, weight loss, healthy living, wellness, workout, exercise, muscle gain, fat loss, weight lifting, bodybuilding, Paleo, Primal, Crossfit, vegan, vegetarian, biohacking and circadian based health advice

  • 00:27:38

    Morley Robbins - Excess Iron & Challenges for Optimal Wellness & Health

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    Part 4 Episode - with Morley Robbins on magnesium. Today, our host Kevin Cottrell talks with magnesium expert Morley Robbins – aka The Magnesium Man – to demystify the confusion and misconceptions on how important magnesium is for our bodies to function properly. Morley formerly worked as a hospital executive and consultant for over 32 years and currently works as a certified health coach. He has helped over 7,000 people on a one-on-one basis. Morley explains how magnesium and vitamin D work in conjunction at the cellular level to maintain our heart, brain, gastrointestinal functions as well as other important areas of our body. He explains how this mineral works in our bodies and what can happen when we are not getting enough of either magnesium or vitamin D – as well as provides actionable tips on how you can check your magnesium and vitamin D levels and ways you can improve these levels to prevent various chronic health problems. “Most people regard minerals as ‘hood ornaments’ instead of ‘keys to start the engine’.” – Morley Robbins In This Episode You Will Learn: How does magnesium affect the heart, brain, and gastrointestinal functions? 45% of your metabolic function is attributed to magnesium. How stress affects your magnesium levels. Why a physically fit, seemingly healthy person can still experience magnesium and mineral deficiency issues. The importance of vitamin D, sunlight, and how it relates to magnesium. Morley’s advice for people with vitamin D deficiencies. Ways to increase vitamin D naturally while balancing your circadian rhythm. How stress leads to fibrosis. Why you need a magnesium RBC test instead of a serum test. The differences between lab magnesium ranges and healthy magnesium ranges. What to do if your magnesium RBC test is out of range. Common stress-inducing factors. Early Signs of Low Magnesium: Regular headaches Constipation Acid reflux Cramping in your feet and hands Diseases related to low magnesium: Alzheimer’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease Lu Gehrig’s Disease Huntingdon’s Disease Multiple Sclerosis Heart Disease Liver and Digestive Disorders Mentioned in This Episode: The Magnesium Miracle book by Carolyn Dean The Magnesium Advocacy Group Magnesium RBC Test Key Takeaway: Be mindful of the fact that as you go through your day, and the stressfulness of your day, your body is going through a magnesium burn rate. Be vigilant of the price tag you are paying for that stress. Get a vitamin D test. Connect with Morley: GotMag.org Steps to Improve Magnesium Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the HealthCastNow Podcast Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking. Visit HealthCastNow.Com or subscribe on iTunes today! Free health, wellness and fitness tips, tricks and wellness advice from healthcastnow.com. Tune in to the latest health, wellness and fitness topics where we interview thought leaders and world class experts in exercise, health, medicine and wellness with a focus on demystifying and deconstructing overly complex topics in order to provide actionable health & fitness information that you can apply to your everyday lifestyle to move yourself closer to optimal health & wellness. Go to healthcastnow.com for incredibly valuable show notes, links and resources for every episode in our archives. This podcast includes episodes covering longevity, diet, weight loss, healthy living, wellness, workout, exercise, muscle gain, fat loss, weight lifting, bodybuilding, Paleo, Primal, Crossfit, vegan, vegetarian, biohacking and circadian based health advice

  • 00:36:06

    Morley Robbins - Magnesium Deficiency and Chronic Health Challenges

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    Today, our host Kevin Cottrell talks with magnesium expert Morley Robbins – aka The Magnesium Man – to demystify the confusion and misconceptions on how important magnesium is for our bodies to function properly. Morley formerly worked as a hospital executive and consultant for over 32 years and currently works as a certified health coach. He has helped over 7,000 people on a one-on-one basis.

    Morley explains how magnesium and vitamin D work in conjunction at the cellular level to maintain our heart, brain, gastrointestinal functions as well as other important areas of our body. He explains how this mineral works in our bodies and what can happen when we are not getting enough of either magnesium or vitamin D – as well as provides actionable tips on how you can check your magnesium and vitamin D levels and ways you can improve these levels to prevent various chronic health problems.

    “Most people regard minerals as ‘hood ornaments’ instead of ‘keys to start the engine’.” – Morley Robbins

    In This Episode You Will Learn:

    How does magnesium affect the heart, brain, and gastrointestinal functions? 45% of your metabolic function is attributed to magnesium. How stress affects your magnesium levels. Why a physically fit, seemingly healthy person can still experience magnesium and mineral deficiency issues. The importance of vitamin D, sunlight, and how it relates to magnesium. Morley’s advice for people with vitamin D deficiencies. Ways to increase vitamin D naturally while balancing your circadian rhythm. How stress leads to fibrosis. Why you need a magnesium RBC test instead of a serum test. The differences between lab magnesium ranges and healthy magnesium ranges. What to do if your magnesium RBC test is out of range. Common stress-inducing factors.

    Early Signs of Low Magnesium:

    Regular headaches Constipation Acid reflux Cramping in your feet and hands

    Diseases related to low magnesium:

    Alzheimer’s Disease Parkinson’s Disease Lu Gehrig’s Disease Huntingdon’s Disease Multiple Sclerosis Heart Disease Liver and Digestive Disorders

    Mentioned in This Episode:

    The Magnesium Miracle book by Carolyn Dean The Magnesium Advocacy Group Magnesium RBC Test

    Key Takeaway:

    Be mindful of the fact that as you go through your day, and the stressfulness of your day, your body is going through a magnesium burn rate. Be vigilant of the price tag you are paying for that stress. Get a vitamin D test.

    Connect with Morley:

    GotMag.org Steps to Improve Magnesium

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  • 00:37:47

    Mat Maruca - Circadian Biohacking for Optimal Health Wellness via Quantum Biology and Lifestyle choices - Part 2

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    Matt Maruca - Part 2 of 2

    From Matt's website: http://mattmaruca.com/about/

    "My name is Matt Maruca. I’m a student of this planet who strives to be the best person that I can, for myself and for others. I have created this site to share what I find to be the truth through my experiences.

    As we learn more, our understanding of the truth will constantly shift, so please understand that if my perspective on something shifts, it is because I have gained new knowledge that requires me to update previous beliefs.

    By age 13, even though I have gone to the “best” schools and been granted with tremendous financial privilege, I suffered from numerous health problems that made it very difficult to enjoy my life, which you can read about here. So many “solutions”, both conventional and unconventional, failed to help me, so I began a journey and took my health into my own hands.

    For tens of thousands of years, people have spent their lives trying to answer the questions “what is life?” “how does life work?” “what creates health?” and “how can we prevent disease?”. The discovery of quantum physics in the early 1900’s began to indicate that life uses quantum principles to stay animated far from equilibrium, because equilibrium for us is a corpse in a coffin. Only in the last 100 years have we had devices sensitive enough to measure these phenomena in cells, to begin to understand what life really is. The research in this field, known as Quantum Biology, has been done by researchers in disciplines, such as bioelectromagnetism, photobiology, water chemistry, mitochondrial medicine, etc., but they were disparate and many unaware of the implications of their work.

    We currently face an epidemic of chronic disease in our society, and most young people have high odds of developing anxiety, depression, heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, and/or cancer. Only recently have some doctors and scientists, begun to synthesize the field of Quantum Biology to create an understanding of health and life that allows anyone to create optimal health and prevent or reverse these chronic diseases completely. Among these is Dr. Jack Kruse, a neurosurgeon who has put together the pieces of this puzzle on his blog and created protocols that anyone can use to prevent and reverse chronic disease for optimal health. He is my primary mentor, and much of what I share is some form of his work adapted in a form that I believe will be most useful for anyone reading this".

    Links & Information Mentioned in the Podcast episode:

    Https://raoptics.io
    matt@raoptics.io
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-maruca/

    Essay: https://wesjones.com/gatto1.htm

    Schooling Book: https://www.amazon.com/Underground-History-American-Education-Investigation/dp/0998919101/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JWFSR34310BTV12J7549

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  • 00:26:35

    Matt Maruca - Circadian Biohacking for Optimal Health & Wellness via Quantum Biology and Lifestyle choices - Part 1

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    Matt Maruca - Part 1 of 2

    From Matt's website: http://mattmaruca.com/about/

    "My name is Matt Maruca. I’m a student of this planet who strives to be the best person that I can, for myself and for others. I have created this site to share what I find to be the truth through my experiences.

    As we learn more, our understanding of the truth will constantly shift, so please understand that if my perspective on something shifts, it is because I have gained new knowledge that requires me to update previous beliefs.

    By age 13, even though I have gone to the “best” schools and been granted with tremendous financial privilege, I suffered from numerous health problems that made it very difficult to enjoy my life, which you can read about here. So many “solutions”, both conventional and unconventional, failed to help me, so I began a journey and took my health into my own hands.

    For tens of thousands of years, people have spent their lives trying to answer the questions “what is life?” “how does life work?” “what creates health?” and “how can we prevent disease?”. The discovery of quantum physics in the early 1900’s began to indicate that life uses quantum principles to stay animated far from equilibrium, because equilibrium for us is a corpse in a coffin. Only in the last 100 years have we had devices sensitive enough to measure these phenomena in cells, to begin to understand what life really is. The research in this field, known as Quantum Biology, has been done by researchers in disciplines, such as bioelectromagnetism, photobiology, water chemistry, mitochondrial medicine, etc., but they were disparate and many unaware of the implications of their work.

    We currently face an epidemic of chronic disease in our society, and most young people have high odds of developing anxiety, depression, heart disease, obesity, autoimmune disease, and/or cancer. Only recently have some doctors and scientists, begun to synthesize the field of Quantum Biology to create an understanding of health and life that allows anyone to create optimal health and prevent or reverse these chronic diseases completely. Among these is Dr. Jack Kruse, a neurosurgeon who has put together the pieces of this puzzle on his blog and created protocols that anyone can use to prevent and reverse chronic disease for optimal health. He is my primary mentor, and much of what I share is some form of his work adapted in a form that I believe will be most useful for anyone reading this".

    Links & Information Mentioned in the Podcast episode:

    Https://raoptics.io
    matt@raoptics.io
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthew-maruca/

    Essay: https://wesjones.com/gatto1.htm

    Schooling Book: https://www.amazon.com/Underground-History-American-Education-Investigation/dp/0998919101/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JWFSR34310BTV12J7549

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  • 00:40:48

    Lisa Perkins - Hormone Health & Weight Loss for Women and Men - Ketogenic vs. Paleo Nutrition

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    Lisa Perkins is a health coach who once suffered from common health issues regarding her weight and had bouts of depression and anxiety. She figured out ways to get the weight off, but she did them in ways she doesn’t consider healthy. It wasn’t until she was in her late 30’s that she decided to finally take a hold of her life and learn about how to be healthy, not just for her sake of it, but also so she can be a good example to her children. Today, Lisa gives us her thoughts on how we should listen to our body more, what she thinks are necessary when starting a healthy lifestyle, and provide a few tips on some basic health guidelines that most people should not have any trouble following. "Our body's talking to us all the time and we literally stopped listening.” Lisa Perkins In this episode, you’ll learn: We have this mindset that makes us follow gurus and attempt to copy their health template word-per-word. What many people don’t know is there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a healthy lifestyle. Short-term health strategies yield short-term results. We only have one stress bucket and people should be careful not to fill it to the brim. We equate diet and exercise with deprivation and pain. A ketogenic diet is beneficial but it won't work as good if you're always stressed. There are so many approaches and a ketogenic diet is just one of the tools in the toolbox. A keto diet requires lots of tracking and monitoring. Lisa says a good way to start a healthy diet is by eating 30-40g high quality protein each meal, fill at least half the plate with organic, non-starchy vegetables, and 2 tbsp. of natural fat. The goal is to reduce and totally eliminate packaged or processed food. Key Takeaways: We need to build self-awareness; we need to rebuild relationships with ourselves. When it comes to embarking on a health journey, acceptance, curiosity, and patience is necessary. We have an evolutionary mismatch on how we were designed to live as humans and what society tells us all the time. Connect with Lisa Perkins: Primal Transformations Facebook Twitter Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the HealthCastNow Podcast Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking. Visit HealthCastNow.Com or subscribe on iTunes today!

  • 00:35:57

    Sleep, Wellness and Optimal Health for Children and Toddlers with Dr Lindsay Henderson Final

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    Dr. Lindsay Henderson is a clinical psychologist and currently the assistant director of Psychological Services at American Well. Before her position as assistant director, Lindsay worked as Staff Psychologist in the Child and Adolescent Division at McLean Hospital and also has experience in Harvard Medical School as Clinical Instructor. Her work revolves around adolescents and helping them cope with distress and emotional difficulty.

    Today, Lindsay talks about how today’s kids and young adolescents suffer stress primarily due to lack of sleep brought on by excessive use of smart phones and tablets. She also gives tips to parents regarding how to properly handle their kids’ relationship with technology.

    “Our technology progresses much more than parenting can keep up with.” Dr. Lindsay Henderson

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    There is a dysfunction in parenting in today’s society particularly on sleep issues with children. Advances and changes in society make it difficult for kids and adolescents to learn how to get to sleep and stay asleep for a good amount of time. Integrating technology in children's lives safely and healthily is not as fast as advancements in technology. We should not have phones and tablets before bedtime. Constant access to technology provides a constant stimulation which results to a child never truly learning to tolerate their own thoughts or emotions by themselves, especially because social media is addictive. Kids constantly have tablets or phones that turn their attention away from the task at hand. They never learn how to focus on one thing. Families should implement tech-free time in the household. Tech-free time in the morning before school is important as it sets the tone of the day in our brains to go forth engaging mindfully with one task at a time. Emotional skillset may not develop and cultivate when kids turn their attention towards technology use. Sleep is a challenging task emotionally. Sleep is the ultimate separation from reality as we are vulnerable when we close our eyes for hours at a time. When people are unable to develop skills to tolerate separation it can be difficult to get yourself ready to sleep. Poor quantity of sleep correlates (not causes) trying drugs and alcohol at an earlier age.

    Key Takeaways:

    Sleep is something that needs to be worked on constantly. It's a habit that needs to be practiced and developed.

    Mentioned in this episode:

    American Well Limiting Kids Screen Time article on the Amwell blog

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  • 00:31:52

    Dr. Brooke Kalanick - Optimized Hormone Health & Wellness for Women. Dealing with Gallbladder and Thyroid challenges - Part 2

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    Dr. Brooke Kalanick - Optimized Hormone Health & Wellness for Women. Dealing with Gallbladder and Thyroid challenges - Part 2 Dr. Brooke Kalanick is a Naturopathic Doctor and a functional health practitioner. She says she’s a primary-care doctor with a specialty in alternative medicine. She and her co-practitioners aren’t like conventional doctors in that they treat patients based on history, diet, lifestyle, and lots of blood work. Her focus is towards helping women with hormonal issues, weight loss, and other issues most women experience on a day-to-day basis. Today, Brooke tells us what her and her practice is all about, how they differ from conventional doctors, and her own thoughts and opinions on conventional medicine and the healthcare system. "We mistake common for normal.” Dr. Brooke Kalanick In this episode, you’ll learn: Conventional medicine is often all about treating the current symptom. What they don’t do very well is taking a look at the why of a patient’s health. The body will downregulate anything that it makes once we give it a replacement. Conventional practitioners aren’t trained to work the way naturopaths do. Some doctors are working for insurance companies. They want to help patients but the system is broken and it doesn’t serve doctor nor the patient for them to do good medicine. It's not the conventional practitioner that doesn't want you healthy but just how the system works. We think a lot of the things that happen to our bodies is normal because it’s common, because so many people do it or suffer for it, we mistake it as something that we shouldn’t be concerned about. Iodine will increase autoimmune response in many people. Just because it's good for your thyroid doesn't mean it's good for the whole body. Holistic doctors go more in depth when it comes to treating people's illnesses. Nothing gets fixed without proper sleep. Get back to doing things that nurture your body and help you and your body work together. Key Takeaways: We have to think of our health insurance like we treat car insurance. You can have emergencies covered by health insurance but the small things aren’t; there must always be a certain level of maintenance. There's no reason you should be miserable with your healthcare. Be your own advocate for getting proper care. Get to the root cause. Make smarter decisions and take things seriously, don't have that "they will be time for me later" mindset. You're worth the time, attention, and finances to take care of yourself now. Connect with Dr. Brooke Kalanick: Better by Dr. Brooke Better Everyday Blog/Podcast Twitter Mentioned in this episode: Girls Gone Strong Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the HealthCastNow Podcast Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking. Visit HealthCastNow.Com or subscribe on iTunes today!

  • 00:29:35

    Optimized Hormone Health & Wellness for Women. Dealing with Gallbladder and Thyroid challenges

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    Dr. Brooke Kalanick Dr. Brooke Kalanick is a Naturopathic Doctor and a functional health practitioner. She says she’s a primary-care doctor with a specialty in alternative medicine. She and her co-practitioners aren’t like conventional doctors in that they treat patients based on history, diet, lifestyle, and lots of blood work. Her focus is towards helping women with hormonal issues, weight loss, and other issues most women experience on a day-to-day basis. Today, Brooke tells us what her and her practice is all about, how they differ from conventional doctors, and her own thoughts and opinions on conventional medicine and the healthcare system. "We mistake common for normal.” Dr. Brooke Kalanick In this episode, you’ll learn: Conventional medicine is often all about treating the current symptom. What they don’t do very well is taking a look at the why of a patient’s health. The body will downregulate anything that it makes once we give it a replacement. Conventional practitioners aren’t trained to work the way naturopaths do. Some doctors are working for insurance companies. They want to help patients but the system is broken and it doesn’t serve doctor nor the patient for them to do good medicine. It's not the conventional practitioner that doesn't want you healthy but just how the system works. We think a lot of the things that happen to our bodies is normal because it’s common, because so many people do it or suffer for it, we mistake it as something that we shouldn’t be concerned about. Iodine will increase autoimmune response in many people. Just because it's good for your thyroid doesn't mean it's good for the whole body. Holistic doctors go more in depth when it comes to treating people's illnesses. Nothing gets fixed without proper sleep. Get back to doing things that nurture your body and help you and your body work together. Key Takeaways: We have to think of our health insurance like we treat car insurance. You can have emergencies covered by health insurance but the small things aren’t; there must always be a certain level of maintenance. There's no reason you should be miserable with your healthcare. Be your own advocate for getting proper care. Get to the root cause. Make smarter decisions and take things seriously, don't have that "they will be time for me later" mindset. You're worth the time, attention, and finances to take care of yourself now. Connect with Dr. Brooke Kalanick: Better by Dr. Brooke Better Everyday Blog/Podcast Twitter Mentioned in this episode: Girls Gone Strong Rate, Review, Connect, Inspire Stay updated on new episodes, guest interviews, and health, wellness, and fitness information and resources by subscribing to the HealthCastNow Podcast Show on iTunes. Every day we bring you actionable insight, demystified truth, and simple steps to help you navigate the complex, often confusing health, wellness, and fitness information and answer the questions you’ve been asking. Visit HealthCastNow.Com or subscribe on iTunes today!

  • 00:46:35

    Vivica Menegaz - Optimized Nutrition & Diet recommendations for Paleo / Keto Diet

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    Vivica is a nutritionist, blogger, and a ketogenic cookbook author. Her fondness of the ketogenic diet stemmed from not just targeted learning experiences and seminars but also from how she used it to bounce back from a pre-diabetic state. She also realized the need for ketogenic research and practitioners, so she has since offered lifestyle programs centered around the ketogenic diet.

    Today, Vivica tells us how an average person can get started with a ketogenic diet, why she thinks a diet by macros aren’t ideal, and why she is strongly against dairy in any diet.

    " When you have serious, underlying health issues, your macros aren't going to fix it.” Vivica Menegaz

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    There are many ways to “attack” a ketogenic diet. There are no one-size fits all approach. A ketogenic diet just means some macro nutrient ratios; it doesn't really tell you what you should be eating. Most ketogenic diet fans were motivated with weight loss. Vivica did it so she can bounce back from being a pre-diabetic. A standard ketogenic diet is high in dairy, Vivica promotes a Keto-Paleo approach because dairy products interfere with hormonal production. The basis of a keto-paleo diet is founded on high quality, nutrient dense food. It also has to be locally sourced and organic. Don't be obsessed with macros, focus on food quality. Auto-immune disease is common but it's not really a disease but a phase of disease. Every disease will go to an auto immune phase if left unchecked. A ketogenic diet is an ultra-low carb diet and it might not work for someone if they were to go with it for long-term. A good way to circumvent this is by doing a cyclical ketogenic diet.

    Key Takeaways:

    Ask yourself if any food is designed for humans. Milk in cartons are usually for cows or goats. You don't have to get the perfect diet right away but the quality of food you get is important.

    Connect with Vivica Menegaz:

    The Nourished Caveman Facebook

    Mentioned in this episode:

    The Paleo Answer book by Loren Cordain, PH.D.

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  • 00:39:02

    Biohacking Sleep for Optimized Health, Wellness & Longevity - FitFluential Deep Dive - Pt 2

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    Alex Fergus -Sleep Dive Part 2

    To a lot of people, Alex Fergus is a health and fitness coach but before all that, he was first a typical rugby fan and a rowing competitor from New Zealand. His fitness enthusiasm eventually made him compete in the world of bodybuilding which gave him his fair share of awards and recognition.

    Today, Alex will talk about one of FitFluential Radio’s favorite topics: Sleep. He’ll give us the low down on the science behind sleep, how we can optimize our sleeping habits, and his tips on how to reset your circadian rhythm.

    "Too many people get caught up with short-term gains even if it comes at the expense of long term benefits and performance.” Alex Fergus

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    When it comes to weight training, people often sacrifice rest and recovery for short term benefits. Overtraining may lead to quick muscle gains and weight loss but the body will suffer in the long term. One of the dangers of overtraining is adrenal fatigue which can impair your body’s ability to produce testosterone for long term. Sleep is important for just about all the body's processes specially recovery. Melatonin is an important hormone not just for sleep but for overall health and wellness. Low melatonin correlates to chronic diseases which is caused by chronic sleep deprivation. Even acute sleep deprivation can have destructive effects on your body. People ruin their circadian rhythm by using their phones right before they sleep. Technology use or even streetlights can misalign your circadian rhythm. Even sleep aids aren't enough due to hormonal changes that occurred in your body brought upon by circadian misalignment. Being exposed to so much light increases cortisol in the body which in turn "alerts" the body to stay awake despite the sleeping time. One way to reset your circadian rhythm is by going to a nearby park for the weekend, leaving your gadgets in the car, avoid artificial light, use campfire, and sleep when you’re tired.

    Key Takeaways:

    Light is important as soon as you wake up or within the first few minutes of waking up. Expose your body and eyes to AM sunlight. This signals the body to suppress melatonin and produce cortisol, getting you ready for the day right before you’ve even had breakfast.

    Connect with Alex Fergus:

    Alex Fergus Official Alex Fergus Interviews Facebook

    Mentioned in this episode:

    Sound Asleep Course

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  • 00:30:04

    Biohacking Sleep for Optimized Health, Wellness & Longevity - FitFluential Deep Dive - Pt 1

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    Alex Fergus -Sleep Dive Part 1

    To a lot of people, Alex Fergus is a health and fitness coach but before all that, he was first a typical rugby fan and a rowing competitor from New Zealand. His fitness enthusiasm eventually made him compete in the world of bodybuilding which gave him his fair share of awards and recognition.

    Today, Alex will talk about one of FitFluential Radio’s favorite topics: Sleep. He’ll give us the low down on the science behind sleep, how we can optimize our sleeping habits, and his tips on how to reset your circadian rhythm.

    "Too many people get caught up with short-term gains even if it comes at the expense of long term benefits and performance.” Alex Fergus

    In this episode, you’ll learn:

    When it comes to weight training, people often sacrifice rest and recovery for short term benefits. Overtraining may lead to quick muscle gains and weight loss but the body will suffer in the long term. One of the dangers of overtraining is adrenal fatigue which can impair your body’s ability to produce testosterone for long term. Sleep is important for just about all the body's processes specially recovery. Melatonin is an important hormone not just for sleep but for overall health and wellness. Low melatonin correlates to chronic diseases which is caused by chronic sleep deprivation. Even acute sleep deprivation can have destructive effects on your body. People ruin their circadian rhythm by using their phones right before they sleep. Technology use or even streetlights can misalign your circadian rhythm. Even sleep aids aren't enough due to hormonal changes that occurred in your body brought upon by circadian misalignment. Being exposed to so much light increases cortisol in the body which in turn "alerts" the body to stay awake despite the sleeping time. One way to reset your circadian rhythm is by going to a nearby park for the weekend, leaving your gadgets in the car, avoid artificial light, use campfire, and sleep when you’re tired.

    Key Takeaways:

    Light is important as soon as you wake up or within the first few minutes of waking up. Expose your body and eyes to AM sunlight. This signals the body to suppress melatonin and produce cortisol, getting you ready for the day right before you’ve even had breakfast.

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    Alex Fergus Official Alex Fergus Interviews Facebook

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    Sound Asleep Course

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  • 00:36:56

    Alex Fergus - Glyphosate: The Toxic Weed Killer Found In Our Food & Water

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    Health and wellness entrepreneur Alex Fergus has an interesting story to share about his journey to finding better health. Like many Americans, Alex grew up playing several sports throughout his childhood and college years – from competitive rowing to bodybuilding and weight-lifting. At an early age, Alex began suffering the effects of low testosterone and began his journey to transform his life, seek out better health choices, and learn more about healthy lifestyle changes including improving his circadian rhythms, eating healthier, and blocking blue light after sundown.

    Glyphosate, the active chemical in the weed killer RoundUp, is the world's most used herbicide. First discovered in 1950, glyphosate's herbicidal properties were not identified until 1970. It was quickly patented by agrochemical and biotech company Monsanto.

    Glyphosate is linked to a host of health maladies including Liver Disease, Kidney Disease, Antibiotic Resistance, Endocrine/Hormonal Disruption, Cancer, Mitochondrial Disease, etc

    “Ingestion of Glyphosate via food or water sources puts one a risk for many health issues and one of the reasons I take such a hardline stance to buy Organic only.” – Alex Fergus

    In This Episode, You Will Learn:

    What are PUFAs Why are PUFAs so unhealthy High Omega 6 Levels from PUFAs and Inflammation’ Death by PUFAs - What they are the worst thing you ingest’ PUFAs and Cancer PUFAs and Obesity

    Mentioned in This Episode

    https://www.alexfergus.com/blog/glyphosate-the-weed-killer-found-in-our-food-water https://www.alexfergus.com/blog/glyphosate-why-you-need-to-eat-organic https://www.alexfergus.com/blog/how-to-protect-yourself-from-glyphosate

    Key Takeaway:

    Avoiding Glyphosate (from Roundup) takes diligence and effort. The benefits, however, are likely the most significant as far as impact on your overall health, wellness, and fitness.

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    Alex Fergus website

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  • 00:32:34

    Rick Gold - Circadian Optimization via Sunlight, Sleep & Lifestyle Choices - Part 2

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    Rick Gold joins host Kevin Cottrell today to discuss circadian based health & wellness. Rick is a Functional Wellness practitioner from South Florida with a passion for helping educate, treat and heal patients.

    Rick is a certified FDN & Functional Wellness Practitioner and is well-versed in the concepts of functional medicine. Working with clients locally in South Florida and around the world, Rick helps his clients identify and eliminate many of the underlying causes of their symptoms, with a specialization in gut health and circadian rhythms.

    Prior to his career in health & wellness, Rick worked for Wall Street firms as a financial adviser, institutional trader, and hedge fund recruiter. So, how did someone working for Wall Street end up as a Functional Wellness Practitioner?

    For most of his adult life, Rick suffered from 24/7/365 allergies, frequent colds and sinus infections, indigestion, heartburn, GERD, stomach and joint pain. He was able to find temporary relief using conventional medicine doctors, but the conventional medicine route never identified or fixed the underlying causes of his health issues.

    Rick used functional lab testing and lifestyle changes to vastly improve his health. Dietary and other lifestyle modifications essentially reversed most of his health challenges which are now a distant memory.

    Additional research, references, and recommended reading from Rick Gold

    Here are some more (in addition to what I’ve linked to in the text throughout this building block) circadian rhythm, blue light/ALAN studies, sunlight, and nnEMF research articles, and videos for you to learn more (mind you this is just a SMALL sampling of the THOUSANDS of studies out there on these topics. The research is so definitive it makes one wonder why it isn’t more mainstream!):

    Blue light, ALAN, Sunlight, and Melatonin (Study) Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness – “These results demonstrate that evening exposure to an LE-eBook phase-delays the circadian clock, acutely suppresses melatonin, and has important implications for understanding the impact of such technologies on sleep, performance, health, and safety.” (Article) How light affects human melatonin levels – Florida Atlantic University. “Researchers are finding that exposure to bright nocturnal light decreases the human body's production of melatonin. A decrease in melatonin production has been linked to higher rates of certain cancers, such as breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.” (Video) The end of night: potential impact on cancer incidence – Russel J. Reiter, PhD (Study) Light at night and breast cancer risk: results from a population-based case–control study in Connecticut, USA “The results from this study suggest a potential increased risk of breast cancer associated with domestic exposure to LAN (Light at Night).” (Video) – The impact of screens on sleep – Dr. Daniel Siegel (Study) Nocturnal light pollution and underexposure to daytime sunlight - Complementary mechanisms of circadian disruption and related diseases – “Nighttime use of personal computers, mobile phones, electronic tablets, televisions, and the like--now epidemic in adolescents and adults and highly prevalent in pre-school and school-aged children--is a new source of ALAN. However, ALAN exposure occurs concomitantly with almost complete absence of daytime sunlight, whose blue-violet (446-484 nm λ) spectrum synchronizes the CTS and whose UV-B (290-315 nm λ) spectrum stimulates vitamin D synthesis. ““The observed elevated incidence of medical conditions the two are alleged to influence through many complementary bioprocesses of cells, tissues, and organs led us to examine effects of the totality of the artificial light environment in which humans reside today. Never have chronobiologic or epidemiologic investigations comprehensively researched the potentially deleterious consequences of the combination of suppressed vitamin D plus melatonin synthesis due to life in today's man-made artificial light environment, which in our opinion is long overdue.” (Study) Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality – “The results of this study provide observational evidence that avoiding sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality. Following sun exposure advice that is very restrictive in countries with low solar intensity might in fact be harmful to women's health.” (Study) Blue light hazard – “Blue light can induce formation of toxic reactive oxygen species that cause photochemical damage, leading to the death by apoptosis first of critical retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells and then photoreceptors. This slow process, in which damage accumulates over a lifetime, has been implicated in the pathogenesis of retinal degenerative diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD).” (Study) Blue Light Induces Mitochondrial DNA Damage and Free Radical Production in Epithelial Cells – “We conclude that visible light can cause cell dysfunction through the action of reactive oxygen species on DNA and that this may contribute to cellular aging, age-related pathologies, and tumorigenesis.” (Study) Bright light exposure reduces TH-positive dopamine neurons- Implications of light pollution in Parkinson's disease epidemiology – “Remarkably, in preliminary analysis that accounted for population density, the age and race adjusted Parkinson's disease prevalence significantly correlated with average satellite-observed sky light pollution.” (Study) Daily, seasonal, and latitudinal variations in solar ultraviolet A and B radiation in relation to vitamin D production and risk for skin cancer – “The best way to obtain a given dose of vitamin D with minimal carcinogenic risk is through a non-burning exposure in the middle of the day, rather than in the afternoon or morning.” (Study) Environmental Light Exposure Is Associated with Increased Body Mass in Children – “The findings identify that light exposure may be a contributor to the obesogenic environment during early childhood.” (Article) Study of fruit fly 'brain in a jar' reveals mechanics of jet lag – “He explained that a single light pulse cues the biological clock of the fruit fly brain to shift two hours ahead of its original schedule through a process the researchers call "phase retuning." Circadian Rhythms (Video) The clock in our genes and in every cell of your body | Joseph Takahashi | TEDxSMU 2013 – Great Ted Talk that teaches you about circadian biology. (Article) Circadian rhythm and human health – Joan E. Roberts, Fordham University “Humans evolved being exposed to different spectra of light in the morning, the late afternoon and evening. So it should not be surprising that human physiology is profoundly affected by the daily and seasonal changes in the visible light spectrum. Exposure to the appropriate spectrum of light during the day and evening enhances human health and wellbeing, immune response and productivity. However, exposure to light sources that do not match the natural solar spectrum to the time of day or evening, is hazardous to human health. The reason visible light has such a powerful effect on human health is that light exposure through the eye modifies circadian rhythm.” (Article) Around the Clock – “The circadian clock influences far more than daily habits, according to a few decades of research. Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, and depression have all been linked to malfunctions of the internal timekeeping scheme. Almost every cell in a living organism, it turns out, sees daily fluctuations in levels of genes and proteins, and when these fluctuations are dampened or stopped, things can go awry.” (Study) Circadian stage-dependent inhibition of human breast cancer metabolism and growth by the nocturnal melatonin signal: consequences of its disruption by light at night in rats and women. “This biological mechanism (ALAN) may partially explain the higher risk of breast and other cancers in women working rotating night shifts and possibly others who also experience prolonged exposure to light at night.” (Article) From Fertility To Mood, Sunlight Found To Affect Human Biology – NYT article from 1981! “Dr. Richard J. Wurtman - 'we are all unwitting subjects of a long-term experiment on the effects of artificial lighting on health. Until much more is known, we should design indoor lighting to resemble as closely as possible what the sun provides.'' (Study) A functional circadian clock is required for proper insulin secretion by human pancreatic islet cells – (Think diabetes!) (Study) Adverse metabolic consequences in humans of prolonged sleep restriction combined with circadian disruption. – “Thus, in humans, prolonged sleep restriction with concurrent circadian disruption alters metabolism and could increase the risk of obesity and diabetes.” (Study) Circadian Clock Control of Liver Metabolic Functions – “A wide variety of processes throughout the entire gastrointestinal tract and notably the liver appear to be under circadian control. These include various metabolic functions such as nutrient uptake, processing, and detoxification, which align organ function to cycle with nutrient supply and demand. Remarkably, genetic or environmental disruption of the circadian clock can cause metabolic diseases or exacerbate pathological states.” (Audio) BBC talk on circadian rhythms and their importance. (Study) Circadian clocks, obesity and cardiometabolic function – “Disrupting this process through mutations in the core clock genes or by interfering with the environmental zeitgebers that entrain the clock appear to modulate the function of cells and tissues, leading to an increased risk for cardiometabolic disease.” (Study) Circadian rhythm-related genes - implication in autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes – “The hypothesis that circadian genes are involved in type 1 diabetes is reinforced by findings that the immune system undergoes circadian variation and that several autoimmune diseases are associated with circadian genes. Recent findings in the non-obese diabetic mouse model pinpoint to specific mechanisms controlling type 1 diabetes by the clock-related gene Arntl2 in the immune system.” (Study) Endogenous circadian system and circadian misalignment impact glucose tolerance via separate mechanisms in humans – “We demonstrate that the circadian system importantly contributes to the reduced glucose tolerance observed in the evening compared with the morning. Separately, circadian misalignment reduces glucose tolerance, providing a mechanism to help explain the increased diabetes risk in shift workers” (Study) Gut Clock - Implication Of Circadian Rhythms In The Gastrointestinal Tract – “Motor and secretory activity, as well as the rhythm of cell proliferation in the GIT (Gastrointestinal Tract) and liver, are subject to many circadian rhythms, mediated by autonomic cells and some enterohormones (gastrin, ghrelin and somatostatin). Disruption of circadian physiology, due to sleep disturbance or shift work, may result in various gastrointestinal diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or peptic ulcer disease. In addition, circadian disruption accelerates aging, and promotes tumorigenesis in the liver and GIT.” (Study) Keeping circadian time with hormones – “Circadian deregulation of hormonal rhythms may participate in internal desynchronization and associated increase in metabolic risks.” (Study) Thyroid hormone and seasonal regulation of reproduction – “In mammals, the eyes are the only photoreceptor involved in photoperiodic time perception and nocturnal melatonin secretion provides an endocrine signal of photoperiod to the PT to regulate TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone).” (Study) Exposure to Room Light before Bedtime Suppresses Melatonin Onset and Shortens Melatonin Duration in Humans – “These findings indicate that room light exerts a profound suppressive effect on melatonin levels and shortens the body's internal representation of night duration. Hence, chronically exposing oneself to electrical lighting in the late evening disrupts melatonin signaling and could therefore potentially impact sleep, thermoregulation, blood pressure, and glucose homeostasis.” (Article) UCI study finds jet lag-like sleep disruptions spur Alzheimer’s memory, learning loss – “Chemical changes in brain cells caused by disturbances in the body’s day-night cycle may be a key underlying cause of the learning and memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to a University of California, Irvine study.” nnEMF (Non-Native Electromagnetic Fields) (Article) Stress from Current And Radiation – This is a transcript of a lecture given by journalist Wolfgang Maes in Los Angeles, California in 1990. Wolfgang suffered from EHS and tells his story and how he fixed his surroundings and his health by lowering his night time exposure to nnEMF. (Video) Electromagnetic Fields and DNA Damage: Dr. Jerry Phillips – In this video, Dr. Phillips discusses how nnEMFs damage your DNA, but he also tackles the topic of conflicting research between the independent science and the industry-funded science. By the way this video is from 2012, before Dr. Martin Pall’s work in 2013 that actually FOUND the non-thermal mechanism by which nnEMF disrupts cellular function. (Article) Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals – “The cell phone cancer controversy will never be the same again. The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is expected to issue a public announcement that cell phone radiation presents a cancer risk for humans. The move comes soon after its recently completed study showed statistically significant increases in cancer among rats that had been exposed to GSM or CDMA signals for two-years.” (Video) Dr. Martin Pall – How Wi-Fi & other EMFs Cause Biological Harm – Amazing talk by Dr. Pall where he goes in depth and breaks down the non-thermal biological effects of Wi-Fi. (Documentary) – Resonance Beings of Frequency – An eye-opening documentary that will teach you a tremendous amount about the dangers of nnEMF. (Study) – Genetic Analysis of Circadian Responses to Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields in Drosophila melanogaster – “Our results are therefore not consistent with the classical Trp triad-mediated RPM and suggest that CRYs act as blue-light/EMF sensors depending on trans-acting factors that are present in particular cellular environments.” Translation – nnEMF is perceived as light by sensory proteins in your body and that can mess with your circadian biology. (Study) - Is it Blue Light or Increased Electromagnetic Fields which Affects the Circadian Rhythm in People who Use Smartphones at Night – “Furthermore, previous reports have indicated a significant association between exposure to RF-EMFs of mobile or cordless phones and sleep problems (2, 3). The 2nd shortcoming of this paper comes from ignoring this point that electromagnetic fields may affect the level of plasma melatonin (4, 5).” (Study) Critical time delay of the pineal melatonin rhythm in humans due to weak electromagnetic exposure. –“The results show that significant melatonin interruption and changes to the circadian rhythm occur due to the perturbation of chemical reaction rates, as also reported in previous studies. The results also show the influence of the mRNA degradation rate on the circadian rhythm's critical time delay or maturation time. The results support the hypothesis that exposure to weak EMFs via melatonin disruption can adversely affect human health.” (Study) Why are living things sensitive to weak magnetic fields? – “This implies that weak magnetic field interactions may have a chronodisruptive basis, homologous to the more familiar effects on the biological clock arising from sleep deprivation, phase-shift employment and light at night. It is conceivable that the widespread sensitivity of biological systems to weak ELF magnetic fields is vestigially derived from this diurnal geomagnetic effect.” (Article) - 'Radiogenetics' seeks to remotely control cells and genes – “The new system, dubbed radiogenetics, uses a signal, in this case low-frequency radio waves or a magnetic field, to heat or move ferritin particles. They, in turn, prompt the opening of TRPV1, which is situated in the membrane surrounding the cell. Calcium ions then travel through the channel, switching on a synthetic piece of DNA the scientists developed to turn on the production of a downstream gene, which in this study was the insulin gene.”Translation – Scientists are actively using nnEMFs NON-THERMAL effects on cells to develop therapies for diabetes. How can anyone read this and deny the non-thermal effects of nnEMF?? (Documentary) – Searching for a Golden Cage – A short and informative film that documents the plight of people who suffer from EHS. (Documentary) – Take Back Your Power – A must-watch documentary that illuminates the dangers of electric company-installed smart meters on homes and in apartment buildings. (Study) – Access to electricity is linked to reduced sleep – “New research comparing traditional hunter-gatherer living conditions to a more modern setting shows that access to artificial light and electricity has shortened the amount of sleep humans get each night.” (Study) Mitochondrial calcium overload is a key determinant in heart failure – This study in particular does not mention nnEMF as a cause of heart failure, but if you remember Dr. Martin Pall’s work that showed how nnEMF causes excess calcium in the cell, and you see how this study links excess calcium in the cell to heart failure, it’s easy to connect the dots! Heart attacks kill a staggering number of Americans every year. Might nnEMF be a hidden cause that no one is considering? Food for thought. (Study) Effects of the Effect of Ultra High Frequency Mobile Phone Radiation on Human Health – “The results of this study and International Commission of Non Ionization Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) reports showed the people who spend more than 50 minutes a day using a cell phone could have early dementia or other thermal damage due to the burning of glucose in the brain.” (Study) Cancer incidence vs. FM radio transmitter density – “The findings present strong support to the earlier presented hypothesis that body-resonant broadcasting radiation emitted by horizontally polarized main FM transmitters has an immune-disturbing effect. “ (Article) Diabetes and Electro sensitivity – This article raises the possibility that diabetes is caused by nnEMF. (Article) Wireless technology – studies on health effects, lawsuits & court rulings. – This is a fantastic resource that links to a tremendous treasure trove of research and other evidence of the harm that nnEMF causes to human health. (Article) New research links cell phones to health issues in children – “For years, we’ve heard of a possible link between cell phone use and cancer. Now, this week, researchers in Baltimore say the evidence is clear, and children are more at risk.” This is crucial to watch and read if you have children. (Study) Schumann resonance is found in the earth and in the human brain – Think about that. Our brains resonate at the same frequency as the natural frequency emitted by the earth that gets charged by lightening. With no nnEMFs this is how we are supposed to resonate. nnEMFs disturb this natural resonance and we pay the price with our health. (Video) Magda Havas talks at NIEHS May 9, 2016 on electro smog and electro hypersensitivity – She shows what nnEMFs do to our blood under a microscope, and shows how reducing nnEMFs helped several MS patients. (Article) The pulsed microwave radar tower and the cell – the role of calcium – This one is definitely more for the science geeks, but it goes into great detail about how nnEMF affects the calcium in and around our cells. (Article) Mobile Phones are cooking men’s sperm – “Study finds sperm levels of men who kept their phones in their pocket during the day were quite seriously affected in 47 per cent of cases“ (Article) Wireless devices & wildlife – This is a fascinating and well-referenced article that depicts the effects of Wi-Fi on animals and plants. It discusses key studies done on bees that show how Wi-Fi is causing colony collapse disorder. (Article) nnEMF research collection – And finally, a massive collection of research on nnEMF that includes a link to 2300 studies done by the US Navy showing the biological impacts of nnEMF! (Study) Prenatal Exposure to weak magnetic fields leads to childhood asthma – “Li's study is the first prospective epidemiological study ever carried out on any group exposed to any type of electromagnetic fields (EMFs). The mothers' magnetic field exposures were measured during the first or second trimester and the health of their children —a total of 626 boys and girls— was followed for the next 13 years. Li sees a clear dose-response: Every 1 mG increase in median magnetic field exposure during pregnancy led to a 15% increase in asthma in the offspring. The trend is highly significant.”

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