Today on the podcast:
Ari is a Functional Medicine expert and Founder of The Energy Blueprint.
He is also the author of the highly anticipated forthcoming book, EAT FOR ENERGY: How to Beat Fatigue, Supercharge Your Mitochondria, and Unlock All-Day Energy.
Ari is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement. He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades and has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology.
He also has a background in exercise physiology and fitness, and holds two advanced certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist.
In addition, he recently completed the 3 years of coursework for his PhD in Clinical Psychology, an education which rounds out all aspects – nutrition, fitness, and psychology – of his approach to optimal health.
For the last six years, he’s been working with many of the top scientists and physicians on the planet to develop the most comprehensive program in the world on the science of overcoming fatigue and increasing energy — The Energy Blueprint.
We packed so much into this podcast, enjoy.
- 06:50 Why Ari became obsessed with reversing chronic fatigue
- 12:22 The difference between chronic fatigue and general fatigue
- 15:09 The problems with misdiagnosis of low energy or adrenal fatigue
- 16:37 The problems with stimulants, caffeine and the need for regular breaks (as opposed to cutting them forever) if you have chronic fatigue
- 23:32 Rewiring your energy clock
- 26:00 How sleep quality effects your mitochondria and energy levels
- 33:35 Superfoods for energy
- 44:39 The top supplements for energy enhancement (that don’t rebound when you stop using them)
- Fatigue and energy are a spectrum: On one end, you have high energy and on the other hand you have extremely low energy. Most adults living in the Western world are somewhere in the middle of that spectrum, leaning towards the lower end of the spectrum—with adrenal fatigue and withdrawal symptoms from caffeine dependency being among the top culprits.
- To get better sleep and rewire your energy clock, take the necessary steps to maximize your circadian rhythm. Do this by synchronizing your central clock with your peripheral clocks: Get bright light within the first half hour of your day, minimize artificial light (i.e. blue light from our screens) at night (using incandescents and halogens instead), and take melatonin. One of the best ways to optimize your peripheral clocks is by dialing in your feeding window (ideally 6-10 hours).
- There is no one “ideal” diet or “superfood”. The only principle to keep in mind, no matter how you choose to structure your nutrition, is to cut out processed foods and replace them with fresh, whole foods instead. Eat lots of non-starchy, fibrous plant foods which are critical for supporting gut health, which by extension supports every other facet of your overall health, including managing your blood sugar levels—a huge factor in regulating your energy levels..
Powerful Quotes by Ari
- Being a fit, healthy person is at the core of having a good life.
- There isn’t one best human diet. But, there are certain basic principles. One of those basic principles is: Get rid of the processed foods. Eat whole, unprocessed foods. That is, by far, the most important rule of nutrition.
Eat for Energy Book: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Energy-Fatigue-Supercharge-Mitochondria/dp/1401964966