Hey bFit Nation… I’d like to welcome Dr. Chris Carruthers Ph.D. She comes to us from the great white north (Canada) where she is well known for her education in the fields of chronic disease management and integrative cancer care.
Dr. Chris has a graduate degree in Coaching and Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Integrative Healthcare.
Armed with those qualifications, she has been helping 1000’s of people recover from illness of many years.
Her most popular work is the Sleep Well Tonight program, which has helped thousands of people improve their sleep at night and their energy during the day…and that’s why we brought her on today.
If you've struggled to lose stubborn fat and keep it off..then what Dr. Carruthers has to say about sleep health and fat loss is going to blow you away...this is a MUST Listen episode if you're serious about permanent fat loss and optimal health.
02:10 - Introduction
04:10 - Chris’ quote - Dali Llama - Sleep is the best meditation
06:10 - From chronic fatigue syndrome to fibromyalgia
08:15 - The architecture of sleep and the sleep process (Lack of Energy/Headache/Pain/Digestive issues) - can all be caused by sleep issues
12:50 - Phil/Chris geek out on cortisol and stress
17:30 - What we can learn from babies
19:20 - How much sleep do you need? (Hint: Goldie Locks)
21:00 - Sleep Debt..what is it and what you need to know about its relation to illnesses (including weight gain, diabetes, cancer, and more)
30:25 - How lack of sleep will prevent you from achieving your fat loss goals
34:00 - Want to know why you’re hungry despite having hundreds of 1000’s of extra calories on your body?
37:55 - How to sleep better - the 4 fundamentals to work on
42:20 - What about sleep medication?
47:40 - Chris answers the hypothetical
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How to Contact
Website with Free Sleep Guide
Links and Mentions
National Sleep Foundation
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