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Joining Ben on the podcast today is best selling author, creator of the #1 Nutrition and Fitness podcast in Itunes and the man leading the conversation on sleep optimization, Mr. Shawn Stevenson.

Shawn and Ben go into detail about simple ways you can upgrade your sleep tonight, gut health and what kills your gut bacteria , optimization hydration, and some shocking new research about gut bacteria, hormones and much more. Ben also shares some of his best takeaways from Shawn’s new book Sleep Smarter,

Topics Discussed:

  • Effects of growth hormone and cortisol on fat loss.

  • Nutritional and supplemental strategies for optimizing sleep and body fat loss.

  • The secret to making habits stick.

  • How to fix your gut to fix your sleep, growth hormone levels and lowering cortisol.

  • Chemicals in your water, trace amounts of chemotherapy and antidepressant  medications in public water.

  • The #1 mineral deficiency halting progress in all areas.

  • Sun exposure and simple steps to reset your cortisol rhythm.

Time Stamps:

  • 5:15 – Sleep horror stories. Sleep deprivation and inflammatory Biomarkers

  • 8:40 – The trigger of aging. Adding years and slowing the aging process.

  • 13:50 – The 3 key changes that transformed  Shawn’s body composition, bone density, and regenerated tissue in his spine.

  • 18:52 – The race horse study for increasing bone density.

  • 25:32 – The secret to making habits stick.

  • 28:34 – The true meaning of “organic” and “natural” on foods. Estrogenic and neurogenic chemicals for killing pests.

  • 32:20 – Increasing body fat loss by 55%. Effects of growth hormone and cortisol.

  • 35:30 – Melatonin potent for fat loss? Increasing brown adipose tissue.

  • 37: 30 – How to fix your gut to fix your sleep. Key things to avoid that are destroying your gut health and sleep.

  • 40: 30 – The mini hydration master class, trace amounts of chemotherapy and antidepressant  medications in public water.

  • 41:37 – Chlorine, Water filters, processed foods and pre biotics.

  • 43:03 – Why the Keto diet could be bad for your gut.

  • 44:00 – Vitamin C deficiencies and sleep interruption.

  • 44:55 – The #1 botanical for allergies and the best course of vitamin C on the planet.

  • 45:40 – The #1 mineral deficiency halting progress.

  • 48:10 – Are we living in an over-sanitized world? How to expose your kids to the right bacteria.

  • 52:00 – Sunlight, light exposure and sleep optimization

  • 58:00 – Blue light exposure and mitigating its damaging effects.

  • 1:03:50 – Hacking your environment to create a “sleep sanctuary”.

  • 1:07:00 – Common artificial light problems, optimal temperatures for sleep.

  • 1:10:30 – The best to know you’re actually getting high quality sleep.

 

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