#83 The Importance of Light In Regulating Body Function with Ari Whitten
TribeTalk by Modern Holistic Health
Listen in as Ari Whitten discusses light regulation for the body. Learn the science, and tips and tricks on what you can do in regulating body function. Ari is the author of "The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy: How to Use Red and Near-Infrared Light Therapy for Anti-Aging, Fat Loss, Muscle Gain, Performance Enhancement, and Brain Optimization", and you can check out and purchase his book below: Check our Ari's book here Ari Whitten is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement, a nutrition, exercise and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology (with specialization in fitness, nutrition and health). 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.
Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health today so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place. Is adrenal fatigue a real thing? Is it the culprit behind some of your most frustrating chronic symptoms? Do low levels of cortisol mean that your body is unable to make cortisol? The balance and rhythm of your cortisol levels are immensely important to your health and can be one of the biggest predictors of your longevity and wellbeing, but regulating your cortisol levels can be an unnecessarily frustrating journey with misinformation at every turn. I’m joined today by Ari Whitten to dive into some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding cortisol. Ari is a best-selling author and the founder of the Blueprint Energy System. With a Ph.D. in clinical psychology doing masters work on human nutrition and functional medicine, Ari is an expert on all things cortisol. He addresses the most common misunderstandings surrounding cortisol levels and adrenal fatigue, explains several of the studies that have been conducted on the topic, and shares the one factor that is most likely to point to low levels of morning cortisol levels. Key Takeaways: [1:06] Today’s topic is adrenals and cortisol levels and the impact they have on your overall health and fatigue. [2:10] Ari defines adrenal fatigue and explains the role of cortisol and its role in stress response, fatigue, depression, brain fog, cravings and more. [6:22] The three basic phases of adrenal fatigue include the acute, intensitory, and exhausted phases, but there is zero science to support any of these phases. [8:01] Doctors diagnose adrenal fatigue every day while the endocrine society has stated that adrenal fatigue is not a real medical condition — who is telling the truth? [11:48] Is adrenal fatigue the cause of your symptoms of chronic fatigue and to what extent is chronic stress linked to the wearing out of the adrenal glands? [14:08] Ari shares the results of his deep dive into the data regarding adrenal fatigue, and how you can break down and understand these studies. [23:12] A breakdown of the conflicting results and statistics of 59 adrenal fatigue syndrome studies conducted from 1995 to 2010. [28:15] Is there evidence that people with lower morning cortisol levels have more symptoms than those who don’t? [34:00] Studies focusing on burnout and cortisol levels show inconsistent results and bring the effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy into question. [38:01] Is HPA slope and stability an accurate predictor of long-term health outcomes? Ari breaks down the variations in and statistical significance of various effect sizes. [44:05] There are no studies that show a relationship between low morning cortisol levels and adrenal fatigue. [46:03] Factors that are consistently linked to low morning cortisol levels include circadian rhythm disruption, sleep disruption, and being a night owl. [48:24] Do you have a topic you’d like me to cover? Contact me on Facebook or Instagram using #medicalmyths. To learn more: www.drchristianson.com Dr. Christianson on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/dralanchristianson/?hl=en Dr. Christianson on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrAlanChristianson/ Comprehensive Thyroid Care Telemedicine Ari Whitten The Energy Blueprint Is Adrenal Fatigue Real? Tweetables: “There really is no solid evidence supporting a progressive series of events as far as how adrenals respond to cortisol levels.” — Ari Whitten “Even if you analyze the data in such a way that statistically speaking people with fatigue syndrome lean to slightly lower cortisol levels, the effect size is tiny.” — Ari Whitten “There is zero indication that any fatigue syndromes are reliably linked with a clear low cortisol pattern.” — Ari Whitten “I absolutely think that high cortisol levels are a huge problem.” — Ari Whitten
Mitochondrial Optimization, Circadian Rhythm, Light & Melatonin with Ari Whitten
Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition
Today's episode is sponsored by Paleovalley Bone Broth Protein. When it comes to gut health, bone broth is one of my go-to items in my diet. But, not all collagen is created equally. Many brands use poor-quality bones and heating methods that remove all of the potent benefits of collagen. That is why I choose to use Paleovalley Bone Broth Protein Powder. You can get all the gut-healing benefits, without the mess, from a company that uses only 100% grass-fed and finished cows and without processing with high heat or extracting with harmful chemicals. There are no fillers, flow agents, or added flavors. There is only ONE ingredient in this product and its bovine bone broth protein. That's it. And you can get 15% off today using the code "jockers" or by clicking here: Paleovalley.com/jockers Today's episode is also sponsored by LMNT, my go-to electrolyte drink mix that I recommend to anyone who wants to stay hydrated. Everyone needs electrolytes to function and when you sweat, adopt a low-carb diet, or practice intermittent fasting, your electrolyte needs increase. If electrolytes aren’t replaced, it’s common to experience headaches, muscle cramps, and fatigue. LMNT replaces these essential electrolytes with NO sugar, NO coloring, NO artificial ingredients, or any other junk. And it tastes absolutely delicious! I really love all of their flavors, but my favorite is raspberry. As a member of our community, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack - you only cover the cost of shipping. Get yours here: DrinkLMNT.com/DrJockers If you find yourself easily worn out and tired, it’s about time you start digging deep into the cause. There may be underlying factors that could be signs of more serious conditions you need to address. Dr. Jockers is joined by Ari Whitten in today’s episode to talk about the controversial adrenal fatigue and to prove if it exists or not. He shares valuable information about the major function of the mitochondria in boosting and depleting your body’s energy levels. He also talks about the practices, lifestyles, and habits that need to be in place to fix inflammations in the body, clean out the junk that is causing low energy, and promote rebuilding and regenerating. “Your body is designed to specifically suppress energy levels in the context of those danger signals being present so that more of your overall body’s resources can go to fending off the dangers.” - Ari Whitten Subscribe to the podcast on: Apple Podcast Stitcher Spotify PodBean TuneIn Radio In This Episode: - Discover the truth about adrenal fatigue’s existence and the aliases some people use (even though they mean the same thing). - Inflammation’s nasty, compelling role in generating fatigue, especially for neuroinflammation and burnout syndrome - How your cells’ energy generators can shut down or elevate depending on what triggers they receive (and how to hit the right ones) - Tap into one of the biggest fundamental discoveries about mitochondria EVER and the two modes that it responds to, depending on what signals you send. - How to best conserve your energy and identify the specific factors that trigger the right immune response in your body. - Habits to adopt TODAY to set your circadian rhythm to the optimal level for a good night’s sleep -- every night. - Did you know that your brain has a lymphatic system of its own? Learn the regenerating process of ‘brainwashing’ to stay healthy and mentally sharp. Resources: - Paleovalley Bone Broth Protein - Use Code JOCKERS for 15% off - LMNT go-to drink - Energy Blueprint - The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy, by Ari Whitten - https://amzn.to/2T5uZjl - Forever Fat Loss, by Ari Whitten - https://amzn.to/3wz5ZPQ Connect with Ari Whitten: - Website – https://theenergyblueprint.com/ - Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theenergyblueprint - Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/c/theenergyblueprint - Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/theenergyblueprint/ Connect with Dr. Jockers: - Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/drjockers/ - Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/DrDavidJockers - YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/djockers - Website – https://drjockers.com/ - If you are interested in being a guest on the show, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us here! - https://drjockers.com/join-us-dr-jockers-functional-nutrition-podcast/
Keys to "Radical Longevity" w/ Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman & Ari Whitten
The Energy Blueprint Podcast
In this episode, I am speaking with Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman who is a top nutritionist and author who is internationally recognized as a pioneer in dietary, longevity, environmental, and women's health issues, and an award-winning New York Times best-selling author of over 35 books. We will talk about what she has found to be the keys to radical longevity.
395 Ari Whitten | The Energy Blueprint: Does Adrenal Fatigue Even Exist?
Is it possible to have HPA axis abnormalities or low cortisol or low morning cortisol or dysregulated cortisol? Absolutely, that is a real thing but it is fundamentally wrong to claim that adrenal fatigue is the cause or the primary cause or even a common cause of fatigue. It's also fundamentally wrong to claim that adrenal fatigue, the chronic stress leading to low cortisol levels is a real thing - that is also incorrect. You can be exposed to chronic stressors like work or financial stress and even metabolic factors like smoking and over exercising for years or even decades and never get low cortisol levels." - Ari Whitten Get 15% off your CURED Nutrition order with the code WELLNESSFORCE ---> Get The Morning 21 System: A simple and powerful 21 minute system designed to give you more energy to let go of old weight and live life well. JOIN THE FACEBOOK GROUP | *REVIEW THE PODCAST* Wellness Force Radio Episode 395 No. 1 Besting Selling Author, Fatigue Specialist, and Founder of The Energy Blueprint, Ari Whitten, shares how to heal your own energy fatigue, breaks down the current dilemma with chronic sickcare in America, lessons he has learned from plant medicine, and what markers are the actual determining factor in what causes fatigue. How do you build more energy at the cellular level? How do you create and cultivate a body that is capable of producing more energy? Join us as Ari covers everything from A-Z in human energy and what actually causes fatigue. Belcampo Farms Get 20% off of your first Belcampo order with the code WELLNESSFORCE Belcampo was founded with a purpose: to create meat that’s good for people, planet and animals. What started as one mom’s desire to feed her family the healthiest meat possible became a mission to revolutionize the industry from the inside out. Belcampo is the pioneer of hyper-sustainable, organic, grass-fed and -finished, Certified Humane meats, broths, and jerkies. The company is on a mission to revolutionize the meat industry for the well-being of people, the planet, and animals by farming meat the right way – with Certified Humane, regenerative, and climate-positive practices, which means it’s better for you, the planet and the animals. Conventionally raised animals are confined to feedlots and eat a diet of inflammatory grains, but Belcampo’s animals graze on open pastures and seasonal grasses resulting in meat that is higher in nutrients and healthy fats. Listen To Episode 395 As Ari Whitten Uncovers: [1:30] Healing Energy Fatigue Ari Whitten The Energy Blueprint The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy by Ari Whitten The Energy Blueprint Podcast Exploring the concept of energy fatigue and how to heal it. What led Ari to become an energy and fatigue specialist and his 'aha' wellness moment. Dr. Joseph Mercola Why he became interested in pursuing a career in natural healthcare rather than western medicine. What he disliked about medical school and why his health began to deteriorate after two years in the program. Why he feels that western medicine is flawed in many different ways with his background in natural health. The fact that many medical students receive basically zero education on nutrition, lifestyle, and root causes of chronic disease. Negative feedback he would receive when he would hint at or suggest educating and giving patients healthy food at the hospital. The high rate of ignorance we see in the western medicine world about the benefits of healthy exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle to heal and prevent illness. [15:30] The Chronic Sick Care In America How we can avoid being put on chronic sick care or leave the system as quickly as possible. Examples of absurd science from humans who think we can meddle with nature including experiments and technology funded by Bill Gates. The real issue of perception that exists in the world of science including agriculture and healthcare when humans think they are smarter than nature with our technology and chemicals. Why your goal should be to optimize your body's innate capacity for healing and self regeneration if you want to combat fatigue, be healthy, and live a long life. The hard decision he made to finally leave medical school and how that impacted his wellbeing for several years. Fears he had after leaving medical school such as disappointing his family, what if people thought he failed, and what if no one listens to him if he doesn't have the title. His experience becoming a trainer after leaving medical school and later on pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology but then decided he didn't want to be a therapist. [29:30] Lessons Ari Received From Plant Medicine How, in his unique experience, plant medicine drastically helped his mind with depression and a toxic relationship compared to the talk therapy he was also receiving. Why talk therapy can be extremely beneficial and not all psychological illness is conducive to being treated by psychedelics or plant medicine. His decision to leave studying clinical psychology because he didn't want to be placed in one box for his profession and not be able to practice nutrition if he wished. What lessons Ari received from psychedelics and plant medicine and how those experiences helped heal his depression and expand his consciousness. Dr. Joseph Mercola Joseph Campbell How Ari set aside society's pressure on his career and start following his bliss in teaching people about natural health. Experiences of resistance that he faced as he began to grow the Energy Blueprint community online. Why it takes incredible courage to share your truth and novel ideas out there with the rest of the world. 332 John Wineland Jordan Peterson [47:30] Creating More Energy At The Cellular Level Breaking down how we can build more energy and cultivate a body that is capable of producing more energy. Ari's own person fatigue experiences in his mid 20s with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and how that led him to explore what natural health has to offer for combating fatigue. Hans Selye (1907–1982): Founder of the stress theory Paul Chek His specific research on adrenal fatigue and what doctors know and don't know about adrenal fatigue. Why conventional medicine is really clueless on adrenal fatigue and how to properly treat it with their four methods: antidepressants, cognitive behavioral therapy, 30 minutes walking a day, and to use stimulants as needed. Exploring what Addison's Disease is and why we shouldn't compare it to adrenal fatigue. His research on fatigue, cortisol levels, and what he has discovered. Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Real? The Hidden Truth About "Adrenal Fatigue" Common thoughts about adrenal fatigue, hormonal changes, and stress that are wrong and outdated. Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Reprint Edition by Robert M. Sapolsky Common Viruses That Can Trigger Chronic Fatigue (CFS)/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis │The Best Viral Infection Treatment Approach Why fatigue affects us differently depending on outside factors such as work and relationships. Why Stress Causes Fatigue and How To Overcome Stress The fact that people who have disease from lifestyle choices actually have slightly higher cortisol levels than healthy people and thus our adrenal glands don't wear out. Exceptions with autoimmune diseases such as Addison's Disease and its connection to chronic fatigue. [1:11:00] What Actually Causes Fatigue? What biomarkers are the determining factor of fatigue if cortisol is not the source. The fact that the 50+ studies on the adrenal fatigue theory have all failed to prove that it is true. Why the primary sources that regulate our energy levels are the mitochondria, the brain, and sickness behavior. Dr. Robert Naviaux Unpacking what the cell danger response is and how mitochondria are critical hubs for sensing what is going on in our environments. The two modes of mitochondria based on their environment to either pump out energy or shut down if they detect threats. Dr. Martin Picard on How Stress Affects Your Body (and Your Mitochondria) What sickness behavior is and why one of the fundamental symptoms of it is fatigue. How the human body has evolved to conserve energy to threats by resting and diverting that energy to defending off threats. Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome What the metabolomic panels cover in its biomarker testing for adrenal fatigue and how Dr. Naviaux and his team found that cortisol levels were normal. Why we really overestimate just how much information biomarkers are going to give us about a person's health. The fact that 95% of the time, blood panel tests do not actually identify anything that is abnormal in a person with chronic fatigue. Why lifestyle variables and symptoms are enormous clues as to what is going on with a person's health. What simple steps you can take if you are experiencing chronic fatigue including food and supplements. The Energy Blueprint Supplements 60-Day Energy Blueprint Program 359 Shawn Wells Surfwise trailer breathwork.io M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community Creating, Not Gaining, More Energy "Look inward both literally and metaphorically because the source of energy is your own body's cells. It's not stimulant pills that you take externally or this and that prescription drug. It's how do you build more energy at the cellular level. How you create and cultivate a body that is capable of producing more energy. That's what it's all about." - Ari Whitten The Unique Impact Between Sleep & Cortisol Levels "Even if you are healthy and don't have fatigue, just the one factor of being an night owl chronotype and going to bed late at night will dramatically alter your cortisol levels. If you take a group of healthy people who are either morning people or night owls and you look at their cortisol levels and you chart it, those people on average will have cortisol levels that would get them diagnosed by someone who believes in adrenal fatigue as having adrenal fatigue. However, that's not at all what's going on; it's just a function of being a night owl chronotype. That's one factor but circadian rhythm and sleep dysregulation across the board is the single most common reason for HPA axis dysfunction." - Ari Whitten Exposing America's Sick Care System "How do we mimic, support, and optimize the natural systems of the human body? It's literally the difference between looking at a disease like diabetes or neurological disease and saying, 'How can we study what biochemical pathway is causing this disease and how can we develop a drug that interrupts that biochemical pathway that will therefore cure this disease?' which is a paradigm which almost never works to actually cure diseases; 97% of drugs can only address symptoms at best versus the paradigm that says, 'How can we understand the big picture of what are the root causes that led to the development of that condition in the first place, address those causes while understanding that the human body has an innate capacity for self-regeneration and self-healing, and how can we give the right inputs to allow the body to express that?'... ...These are fundamentally different ways of thinking and if somebody's goal is to actually be healthy and energetic and live a long life to avoid developing chronic disease, be on over 15 prescription drugs, and be in and out of the hospital with a terrible quality of life - If you actually want health, energy, and longevity, the goal is to optimize your body's innate capacity for healing and self-regeneration." - Ari Whitten Links From Today's Show Ari Whitten The Energy Blueprint Podcast Dr. Joseph Mercola Joseph Campbell 332 John Wineland Jordan Peterson Hans Selye (1907–1982): Founder of the stress theory Paul Chek Adrenal Fatigue: Is It Real? The Hidden Truth About "Adrenal Fatigue" Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers by Robert M. Sapolsky Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst Reprint Edition by Robert M. Sapolsky Common Viruses That Can Trigger Chronic Fatigue (CFS)/ Myalgic Encephalomyelitis │The Best Viral Infection Treatment Approach Why Stress Causes Fatigue and How To Overcome Stress Dr. Robert Naviaux Dr. Martin Picard on How Stress Affects Your Body (and Your Mitochondria) Metabolic features of chronic fatigue syndrome The Energy Blueprint Supplements 60-Day Energy Blueprint Program 359 Shawn Wells Surfwise trailer The Ultimate Guide To Red Light Therapy by Ari Whitten Forever Fat Loss by Ari Whitten The Low Carb Myth by Ari Whitten Energenesis Supplement for Mitochondria and Energy Support Leave Wellness Force a review on iTunes breathwork.io M21 Wellness Guide Wellness Force Community The Energy Blueprint Facebook Instagram YouTube About Ari Whitten Ari Whitten is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement, a nutrition, exercise and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. He has been studying nutrition and holistic health for over 2 decades. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from San Diego State University in Kinesiology (with specialization in fitness, nutrition and health). 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. Ari's Optimal Health Approach 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. Ari is a tireless researcher who has obsessively devoted the last 20 years of his life to the pursuit of being on the cutting‑edge of the science on health and energy enhancement. 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. Build Immunity. Breathe Deeply. A simple, powerful 21 minute morning system designed to give you more energy to let go of old weight and live life well. Get Your Calm Mind + Immunity Building Guide *6 science based morning practices guaranteed to give you more energy and less weight in 21 Minutes. *7 day guided B.R.E.A.T.H.E breathwork included. 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Betty Bites - Ari Whitten on Low Energy & Mitochondrial Cell Danger Response
Better with Dr. Stephanie
Welcome to Betty Bites. In this episode, we welcome Ari Whitten. Ari is an energy and fatigue specialist who focuses on taking an evidence-based approach to energy enhancement. He is also a nutrition, exercise, and natural health expert, and #1 best-selling author. We discuss in this short episode, how energy is more than just the mitochondria, it is actually the sum of our inputs that help our mitochondria produce energy. As well as understanding the Mitochondrial Cell Danger Response. Join The Better! Community On Facebook. Get the show notes here.
Red & Near-Infrared Light Therapy Discussion Between Ari Whitten & Dr. Mercola
Dr. Joseph Mercola - Take Control of Your Health
In this interview, Ari Whitten, author of "The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy," reviews the mechanics and basic benefits of red light and infrared light. Whitten, who has a degree in kinesiology, exercise science and movement science, has studied natural health, fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. He's been a personal trainer, health coach and nutritionist for many years, and went on to do a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology.
Light, Hormesis, The Root Of Fatigue, And More With Ari Whitten
The Energy Blueprint Podcast
Earlier this week, I did a live “Ask Me Anything” Q & A session with the Energy Blueprint community and covered a variety of topics, including the best way to figure out your fatigue root causes (hint: you might be surprised at the answer), how tos on breath-holding, how light affects health, the benefits of hormesis, and much much more.
373: Why Sunlight Is As Important As Nutrition and Exercise for Health & Lifespan With Ari Whitten
The Wellness Mama Podcast
This episode brings back one of my favorite guests, and one of your favorites as well, because he is one of the most requested repeat guests. I’m here with Ari Whitten, best-selling author and founder of the Energy Blueprint. I have a tremendous amount of respect for his research and look to him for guidance …