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
(4:27) Breath, by James Nestor
(6:17) The Quantified Scientist, Rob ter Horst on YouTube
(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
(21:46) Dopamine Nation, by Anna Lembke
(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
(34:45) Light therapy for depression and the importance of Vit D
(37:58) Wired to Eat, by Robb Wolf
(39:54) In Defense of Food, by Michale Pollan
(41:31) Paleo and Ketogenic diets
(47:45) The End of Alzheimers, by Dale Bredesen
(48:32) The perils of nutrition rules (e.g., re: eating disorders)
(54:25) Physical fitness for mental health

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