How Light Can Be Good, Bad, Or Ugly [Podcast 68]

In this episode, Kathy and I have an enlightening discussion about the good, bad, and ugly aspects of light. Some of the topics covered will be: How light exposure can affect your appetite hormones and cause weight gain How sun exposure may lower your risk of cancer Why working at night may increase your risk […]

How Sleep Affects Your Hormones [Podcast 67]

In this episode, Kathy and I will talk about a very common topic, hormones. In particular, how lack of sleep can negatively affect all your hormones, which can potentially aggravate weight gain, poor energy, and increased stress. Download mp3  |  Subscribe |  Transcript Shownotes Hormones covered: Thyroid Estrogen and progesterone Cortisol Melatonin Atrial natriuretic peptide […]

How to Sleep Better Without Medications [Podcast 65]

In our last podcast, Kathy and I talked about how many commonly prescribed prescription medications can either make you gain weight or ruin your sleep. In this episode, we will discuss 7 steps you can take to prevent ever needing them, or begin to wean off these medications. Download mp3 | Subscribe Show Notes: Prioritize sleep […]

Can Sleep Apnea Cause Bone Loss or Osteoporosis?

It seems that every week or two, there’s a new-found association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and various medical conditions. Besides the typical medical conditions associated with OSA such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and even cancer, there have been a handful of studies looking at the link between OSA and […]

5 Reasons Why Sleep Hacks Don’t Always Work

It seems that sleep is the new black. Almost every day, I see more and more books, articles, and media coverage touting the health benefits of sleep. You know that sleep is now a mainstream topic when Ariana Huffington publishes a book about sleep: “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”    Shortcuts […]