What’s Everyone Talking About
This special edition of the Eris Fit blog is a short summary of what everyone around the hacking and paleosphere are talking about this week.
It’s the Holidays. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. Spend some time with your family and friends.
We’ll be doing that, so here’s what we’ve read and enjoyed on the interwebs this week.
Dr. Mercola had two really great articles this week.
The first was how even dim light can cause sleep disturbances. Make sure your bedroom is COMPLETELY dark! And also if you’ve been using f.lux, it’s time to change over to Iris. Yes, Iris costs money. But it’s only $2. Check out Mercola’s pictures of the blue light that Iris cuts out and f.lux lets in. I upgraded to the Health Hacker version of Iris for $10. If’ you’ve been using f.lux you might as well pay the $2 and get the better software.
The second was how movement protects you from chronic disease and even cancer. Do not sit down all day at work. Please get up and MOVE!
Fasting and Intermittent Fasting for Women
Some people have claimed that women should not intermittent fast.
Others, like Dr. Fung say it’s no problem.
I think the jury is not out, so try it out for yourself and listen to your body. I personally try to intermittent fast 1-3 days a week and do a 24 hour fast once a month. But then, I’m not a woman. I don’t know many women that fast or that have found it works well for them.
Mark Sisson’s top 2016 Primal Insights tells us, among other things, that legumes (yes beans) are back on the primal menu. Click on the link to see the other primal news of the year. If you enjoy beans and your body can handle them, have at ’em. Personally I enjoy lentils once in a while and if I’m stuck at Chipotle for dinner, I’m not afraid to add beans onto my burrito bowl.
Dave Asprey, the Bulletproof Executive, came out with a nice article to round out this post. 13 Top Nootropics, just in time for Christmas. We here at Eris Fit love to experiment with nootropics and we happen to agree with much of the article. Dave loves his own products, so I’m not sure I would list PQQ as one of the top nootropics, but oxaloacetate (Upgraded Aging) which is a ketone deserves to be on the list.
Ben Greenfield is doing his usual January detox. However, this year, he’s going big. Not only has he incorporated more detox products he’s going to use, but he’s got a whole routine of every single day scheduled out for the month. He knows what supplements he’ll take, when he’ll do his sauna, what exercises he will do in order to detox and not lose fitness and more. And this year he’s opening up a class where you can join him. He’ll send you all the supplements and the exact routines, when to take the supplements and more. If you’ve been thinking about detoxing, January is a great time, right after the holidays. Consider joining Ben. Either listen to this podcast to hear what he’ll be doing and use his podcast to make your own routine, or check out his detox class and dashboard, which for a fee, will get you everything he’ll be doing. Except maybe the sauna. I don’t’ think they provide that.