In the first episode of The Light Diet Podcast, your host Matt Maruca, walks you through his story, how he got to where he is today, and his reasons why self optimization is necessary for our bodies. He starts by sharing that growing up he was very fortunate, but in 9th grade he hit a wall due to several ongoing health issues. When he started dealing with acne breakouts, he recalls that it was his vanity that led to the obsessive research and consumption of every bit of data he could find in order to heal his body. The information he took in about human health being tied to much more than just food and exercise fascinated him in so many ways, he thought: “wow there’s something here and there has to be much more!”
The real game changer was when he learned about a controversial figure, Dr. Jack Kruse. Through Dr. Kruse’s blogs he learned the positive impacts of the DHA Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid, the concept of grounding, and the effects of light exposure on the mitochondria and our body over all. If you’ve made it this far you’re ready to learn how to optimize yourself through the 8 steps of the Light Diet. Grab your pen and paper and enjoy the show!
“Controversial figures, like Dr. Jack Kruse, are typically the people who impact the greatest change in the world.” -Matt Maruca
“You can't fix a broken car engine with premium fuel and fuel added if you can't fix broken human mitochondria with a clean diet, supplements and exercise.” -Matt Maruca
[01:41] The story that led to his journey of self optimization. [09:15] The controversial figure! [13:24] Dr. Jack Kruse and his work. [25:16] Optimizing the mitochondria through the light diet. [50:23] How does our body resemble a car? [56:10] Food diets are not the way! [59:40] Trying to understand human diseases by understanding genetics. [01:08:57] Let’s talk about the different types of diseases. [01:13:28] The importance of Dr. Jack Kruse’s research. [01:24:38] Blogs and books about research encompassing the light diet. [01:34:52] Has science helped people to be happy? [01:38:55] The negative effects of our modern lifestyle and how it bridges over. [01:42:53] Let’s talk about the steps of, what Matt calls, ‘The Light Diet’. [02:09:14] The purpose of The Light Diet podcast.
Dr. Jack Kruse’s blog Dr. Wallace Alexander Wunch The Fourth Phase of Water Health and Light The Body Electric Light shaping life Going Somewhere: Truth about a life in science
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