EP 93: Upgrade Your Brain and Performance with Primal Living and Biohacking
January 28, 20203 min read
On this episode of Knowledge and Mileage, Kris talks with Joe DiStefano, primal living coach, executive of Spartan Races and CEO of Runga Retreats. We dive into why primal exercise, diets and lifestyle have been so effective in optimizing health, performance and mindset.
We discuss what makes hot and cold therapy so beneficial, why the "food pyramid" gets it wrong, and the primal lifestyle pillars of earthing, light exposure and movement. Listen to the end to hear why Runga has become a premiere retreat in the paleo/primal world.
Why the letters after your name don’t mean much if you are not changing lives [2:00]
The two things that taught him the most in his life [5:02]
The importance of healthy fats in correlation to repairing traumatic brain injuries [6:20]
How he changed the way he exercised after going through his traumatic brain injury [10:30]
Why it’s all in the journey and participation [13:35]
When you expose your body to extremes everything in between gets easier [15:46]
The benefits of hold/cold contrast [21:07]
How athletes in Iceland are a product of the culture [26:38]
How light exposure impacts your sleep [29:36]
Hacks to improve your sleep and jump-start your day [34:24]
Fasting 101: What is it, who is it for and suggestions on how to start? [45:50]
What is Runga? Who is it for and what the experience can do for you? [1:02:51]
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