EP 87: Optimizing Your Sleep, Health and Happiness with The Light Diet: Interview with Matt Maruca
December 17, 20192 min read
On this episode of Knowledge and Mileage, Kris talks with Matt Maruca, extreme biohacker and expert on the circadian rhythm. Matt has used his struggles as a teenager with his health to develop his signature program The Light Diet which focuses on optimizing your circadian rhythm and biological processes through sun exposure and limiting blue light.
Tune in to hear how light exposure is being found to be a root cause of a healthy lifestyle.
Why Matt started to focus on holistic health at the age of 13 [4:00]
The beginnings of Matt’s idea of a Light Diet [8:45]
Managing allergies through dietary and lifestyle changes [12:15]
Sun Exposure vs Red Light Therapy and seasonal affective disorder [18:45]
Does sunlight cause cancer? The history of the research on sunlight [28:30]
Optimizing circadian rhythm with a sun exposure protocol [33:45]
How does your circadian rhythm effect your body composition? [43:30]
Should you move your training outside? [51:00]
Is the increase of blue light devices contributing to childhood obesity? [54:30]
Matt simplifies ATP [1:02:30]
How Matt manages his light exposure while traveling [1:06:00]
Why Matt follows a seafood ketogenic diet [1:08:00]
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