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Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers: Sleep, eat, and move your way to better mental health


In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss how sleep, nutrition, and physical fitness habits affect mental wellness. They discuss the following topics:

(1:10) Introduction to the topic
(3:10) The importance of good sleep for mental health
(3:21) Why We Sleep, by Matthew Walker https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Why-We-Sleep/Matthew-Walker/9781501144325
(4:27) Breath, by James Nestor https://www.mrjamesnestor.com/breath
(6:17) The Quantified Scientist, Rob ter Horst on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChNWxrTlmh4IRSevon1X93g
(8:35) Tips for high quality sleep
(9:50) Pros and cons of supplements and medications for sleep
(16:10) Managing dopamine for motivation (drugs, sex, porn, video games, food, etc)
(21:45) The Molecule of More, by Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long http://www.danielzlieberman.com/about-the-molecule-of-more.html
(21:46) Dopamine Nation, by Anna Lembke https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/624957/dopamine-nation-by-anna-lembke-md/
(24:35) Steve’s recovery from video game addiction
(26:45) Hormones and mental health (esp testosterone)
(31:20) Art of Manliness host Brett McKay improves testosterone naturally https://www.artofmanliness.com/health-fitness/health/an-update-on-my-testosterone-boosting-experiment-7-years-later/
(34:45) Light therapy for depression and the importance of Vit D
(37:58) Wired to Eat, by Robb Wolf https://robbwolf.com/wiredtoeat/
(39:54) In Defense of Food, by Michale Pollan https://michaelpollan.com/books/in-defense-of-food/
(41:31) Paleo and Ketogenic diets
(47:45) The End of Alzheimers, by Dale Bredesen https://www.amazon.com/End-Alzheimers-Program-Protocol-Cognition/dp/0525538496
(48:32) The perils of nutrition rules (e.g., re: eating disorders)
(54:25) Physical fitness for mental health

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