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Deliberate hot and cold exposure

Deliberate hot and cold exposure

Cold exposure (11 minutes per week, up to the neck) has been shown to increase brown fat which increases metabolism and the ability to feel comfortable in cold temperatures. 

Regular use of sauna and other heat exposure can reduce mortality by cardiovascular events, stroke, and all-cause mortality. Heat changes the way in which proteins are configured at the molecular level: Heat shock proteins (HSP) ensure cells of the brain and body don’t misfold.

  • Recipe for heat exposure: 57 minutes per week spread out across sessions. 
  • Cold exposure (safe but cold) a couple of times a week.

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Omega -3 Fatty Acids

Omega -3 Fatty Acids

Omega 3 fatty acid is another essential macronutrient. People with low omega-3 index have higher all-cause mortality and lower lifespan.

  • Wild game has a higher concentration of micronutrients (e.g., zinc) and omega-3 versus conventional.
  • Grass-fed meat is better as factory farm...

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Magnesium

Magnesium

Being deficient in magnesium makes it more difficult to make Vitamin D. Magnesium is also involved in making ATP, the energetic currency of our cells. 

Our bodies need ATP to do anything, including repairing DNA enzymes. You can’t look in the mirror and see DNA damage from lack of magnesium...

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The importance of Vitamin D

The importance of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for various aspects of our brain and body health. Vitamin is a steroid hormone we produce when we’re in the sun, depending on how much melanin we have on our skin, whether or not we’re wearing sunscreen, and how old we are. 

Vitamin D gets converted into a steroid tha...

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Broccoli - raw or cooked

Broccoli - raw or cooked

Sulforaphane levels in broccoli are lower when it's cooked. But adding one gram of mustard seed powder to cooked broccoli increases the sulforaphane by fourfold. 

The plant, Moringa, has similar effects to broccoli. This can be bought in a powdered form and added to smoothies. 

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Challenge yourself intermittently to improve health

Challenge yourself intermittently to improve health

Intermittently challenging yourself, be it through temperature changes like cold or heat, other types of stressors, such as physical activity, or even dietary compounds in plants such as polyphenols or flavonoids, is beneficial to the body.

These intermitte...

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Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane

Sulforaphane is a sulfur-rich compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, broccoli sprouts, brussel sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage. It activates a powerful detoxification pathway which helps you detoxify things like carcinogens that you’re exposed to.

Clinical studies have...

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