30 episodes

I’m Matt Maruca, and this is The Light Diet podcast! After struggling with health issues as a young kid, I’ve spent nearly half my life seeking to understand how our bodies work in order to achieve optimal health.

On my journey, I learned about little-known Western research from expert scientists confirming that our bodies are electromagnetic in nature, meaning that we are truly beings of light, and our body’s functions are controlled by light. This research opens the doors to an entirely new and deeper understanding of previously misunderstood Ancient Eastern wisdom about health, energy, and wellness.

As the saying goes, heaven and hell have the same address: half way between our right and left ears. My goal is to travel the world and learn from leading Western Experts and Eastern Masters all of the things that we can do in our time on this earth to live in the states of bliss, flow, and love that everyone has experienced, but we have been taught to believe are only accessible under special circumstances.

Achieving optimal health and self-realization in the modern world involves more than just diets of our food and exercise. It requires a new relationship with Light, externally and internally.

Welcome to The Light Diet!

The Light Diet Matt Maruca

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

I’m Matt Maruca, and this is The Light Diet podcast! After struggling with health issues as a young kid, I’ve spent nearly half my life seeking to understand how our bodies work in order to achieve optimal health.

On my journey, I learned about little-known Western research from expert scientists confirming that our bodies are electromagnetic in nature, meaning that we are truly beings of light, and our body’s functions are controlled by light. This research opens the doors to an entirely new and deeper understanding of previously misunderstood Ancient Eastern wisdom about health, energy, and wellness.

As the saying goes, heaven and hell have the same address: half way between our right and left ears. My goal is to travel the world and learn from leading Western Experts and Eastern Masters all of the things that we can do in our time on this earth to live in the states of bliss, flow, and love that everyone has experienced, but we have been taught to believe are only accessible under special circumstances.

Achieving optimal health and self-realization in the modern world involves more than just diets of our food and exercise. It requires a new relationship with Light, externally and internally.

Welcome to The Light Diet!

    TLD# 19: Embracing Integrated Health and Holistic Well-Being with Dr. Leland Stillman

    TLD# 19: Embracing Integrated Health and Holistic Well-Being with Dr. Leland Stillman

    In this episode of The Light Diet Podcast, Matt Maruca welcomes Dr. Leland Stillman, a board-certified MD with a strong background in health and wellness. Dr. Stillman, who met Maruca through their shared interest in quantum biology, brings a holistic approach to health, combining his Western medical training with a pursuit of deeper truths in the field of wellness. Maruca emphasizes Dr. Stillman's commitment to finding the most effective ways to treat patients, acknowledging both the benefits and limitations of modern medicine.
    Throughout the episode, the conversation touches on various topics including the importance of light exposure, grounding, and the impact of light on our biology. They encourage people to embrace the outdoors, consume clean water, prioritize adequate protein intake, optimize light exposure for circadian rhythms, and foster meaningful social connections.
    Dr. Stillman shares valuable resources on these subjects and offers insights into optimizing health from nutritional, physical, mental, and environmental perspectives. He has recently developed courses, webinars, and coaching programs, along with his business partner, to help people improve their overall well-being.
    Maruca emphasizes that Dr. Leland is a trusted source for inquiries about health and wellness mechanisms, nutrients, and pathways. He encourages listeners to share this informative interview with loved ones and subscribe to the "Light Diet Podcast" to support its growth and reach more people interested in health-related topics.
     
    Podcast Show Notes:
    Episode Highlights:
    The World of Integrative Health Devices:
    Dr. Stillman sheds light on the prevalent use of devices in the integrative health space, from aura scans to energy assessments. Caution is urged about the over-reliance on these devices and the necessity of returning to fundamental health habits. The Power of Setting Goals:
    Understanding who you are and aligning your well-being goals is pivotal. Coaching and external perspectives can help individuals navigate their unique contexts effectively. Cultivating Your Inner Light:
    Matt and Dr. Stillman emphasize the importance of embracing your inner self and cultivating authenticity and self-awareness. The Impact of Light on Biology:
    Light exposure and its profound effect on our biological systems are discussed. Practical tips are shared on optimizing light exposure for improved circadian rhythms. The Five Essentials for Well-being:
    The five fundamental elements for well-being are unveiled, including getting outside, consuming high-quality water, maintaining a balanced protein intake, ensuring darkness and quiet at night, and nurturing social connections. Execution Challenges:
    Dr. Stillman addresses the common hurdles faced when trying to execute these principles effectively. The crucial role of active engagement with healthcare providers is highlighted. Conclusion: Join Dr. Leland Stillman and Matt Maruca in this captivating episode, where they provide a comprehensive approach to holistic well-being. Learn how to align your strategies with your individual goals, prioritize fundamental lifestyle changes, and nurture a supportive community for lasting health and vitality. Embrace the journey towards integrative health and authentic living. 



     









     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    TLD 18: Dr. Gerald Pollack

    TLD 18: Dr. Gerald Pollack

    Gerald Pollack is a scientist recognized worldwide as a dynamic speaker and author, whose passion lies in plumbing the depths of natural truths.
    ​He received the 1st Emoto Peace Prize and is a recipient of the University of Washington's highest honor, the Annual Faculty Lecturer Award. He is founding Editor-in-Chief of the research journal WATER and Director of the Institute for Venture Science. Dr. Pollack's (award-winning) books include: The Fourth Phase of Water (2013), and Cells, Gels, and the Engines of Life (2001).

    • 1 hr 25 min
    TLD 17: The Magic of Incandescence with Brian Richards

    TLD 17: The Magic of Incandescence with Brian Richards

    Hey everyone! It's been a while. Well, we're back, with a great one.
    In this episode of The Light Diet podcast I interview my good friend and founder of Sauna Space, Brian Richards.
    This was a particularly interesting conversation because we both have a very deep knowledge and understanding of light to complement each other quite well. I'm interviewing Brian here and I definitely make sure to get his specific take on certain subjects where he has greater expertise than myself.
    We start with how Brian got to making SaunaSpace products, which ends up spurring an entire conversation in itself.
    We touch on many of the important benefits of natural incandescent light, especially as opposed to LED and fluorescent light sources.
    I was reminded of many great ideas, and also learned many new things on this fantastic interview with Brian.
    Be sure to tune in! Enjoy.
     
    Also, you can use the code “thelightdiet” for a discount on SaunaSpace products, which you can find on sauna.space.
    As always, this podcast, as well as all of my work and research and teaching is made possible by Ra Optics. If you haven't already, change your life by protecting your eyes, your mind, your sleeve, and your health with the world's only premium light therapy eyewear: Ra Optics.
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    Matt Maruca faced health challenges as a kid and after all traditional strategies failed, took it upon himself to understand how the body works, and heal. He came to understand that light is the primary driving force in all of life, and contrary to what is believed in most of the health world, our modern, indoor, technology-based lifestyle, and not just our food, is the primary driver of the modern chronic disease epidemic. He founded Ra Optics, named after Ra, The Egyptian god of sunlight, medicine, and healing, to create products to make people’s lives better using light, starting with Blue Light Blocking Glasses. He also distilled down everything he learned into a protocol called “The Light Diet” that anyone can use to heal and thrive with light.
    His research on light revealed that there is, in fact, a solid scientific foundation for many of the teachings of the Ancient East, and inspired him onto a deeper spiritual quest of how to be the best that we can be in this existence.
    On this podcast, he shares insights from his research and travels on subjects such as light, wellness, spirituality, humanity, and running an online business while traveling the world.
    Tune in, subscribe, and shine on :)!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    QFR 16: The Kingdom of Heaven = The Pineal Gland

    QFR 16: The Kingdom of Heaven = The Pineal Gland

    In this Quantum Field Report I just started filming because I felt like sharing and I decided to see where my talking would lead.
    I got into the discussion of what it means to live a good life and that this has been my general pursuit for several years now; more specifically, to live the best life that I possibly can.
    Of course, to do so requires defining what a good life is as a whole. What does this mean? Is it subjective, a matter of opinion, or objective, a matter of fact? Many people will have different opinions about this, but I believe that living a good life is more objectively related to keeping our energy and awareness in our higher energy centers and aware of ourselves as the detached observer, based on everything I've been learning recently about spirituality.
     
    So, in a sense, a good life could manifest in many different forms of course, but I'm coming to believe that it is possible to find formula at a base level for creating the circumstances for a "good life”. If it was all a matter of opinion and not scientific, then achieving a good life would be just like a wild rabbit chase. I don't believe this is true, I do believe there is a path that we can walk down that many people have walked down before, which is the basis for what we would call a "good life” or, better, an “enlightened” or “realized” life.
    In this episode I share my thinking and background thoughts and experiences that led me to these ideas and conclusions, including the fact that building a business as I have has given me virtually unlimited freedom, which really has led me to realize that life is a completely blank slate from which we can create anything, and it's forced me to ask the question: “what the heck are we doing here?”, as well as “who are we?”, “who am I?”, "What is the nature of this experience?”
     
    Tune in and check it out!
     
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    A new life is calling!
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    Matt Maruca faced health challenges as a kid and after all traditional strategies failed, took it upon himself to understand how the body works, and heal. He came to understand that light is the primary driving force in all of life, and contrary to what is believed in most of the health world, our modern, indoor, technology-based lifestyle, and not just our food, is the primary driver of the modern chronic disease epidemic. He founded Ra Optics, named after Ra, The Egyptian god of sunlight, medicine, and healing, to create products to make people’s lives better using light, starting with Blue Light Blocking Glasses. He also distilled down everything he learned into a protocol called “The Light Diet” that anyone can use to heal and thrive with light.
     
    His research on light revealed that there is, in fact, a solid scientific foundation for many of the teachings of the Ancient East, and inspired him onto a deeper spiritual quest of how to be the best that we can be in this existence.
    On this podcast, he shares insights from his research and travels on subjects such as light, wellness, spirituality, humanity, and running an online business while traveling the world.
    Tune in, subscribe, and shine on :)!
     

    • 50 min
    QFR 15: Bitcoin and The Light Diet. What is money, and how can hard money free the world from many evils?

    QFR 15: Bitcoin and The Light Diet. What is money, and how can hard money free the world from many evils?

    In this episode, I share something that I have been looking into a lot recently which is bitcoin.

    At first I didn't understand bitcoin, but as I put the pieces together with all of my thinking about money and business over the last many years, I came to understand that bitcoin is far more than just a catchy name and get rich quick scheme as some people think.

    Digital currency is the future of all money. Just as the Internet has taken over, it is bound to as well.

    Money is a physical representation of value that is central to our lives because it is a place where people store their life force energy in order to obtain their physical sustenance in this world.

    The problem is that the system is rigged against us because we are forced to store all of this energy and value from our life force in a pot that is completely controlled by governments with malicious intent. They use this energy for imperialism, war, profiting and racketeering, and things that undermine basic humanity and human rights around the globe every day.

    By transferring a significant portion of the world's currency into digital currency or "hard money", the rug will be swept out from under the nation states that are responsible for perpetrating most of the evils in the world today, and bring power back to the collective of humanity.

    Tune in. This is a good one. It's also long because I wanted to thoroughly cover everything.

    IF YOU LIKE MY WORK

    I ask that you please share this episode on your social media story and text it to 3 friends who could benefit from this.

    Support yourself by transforming your sleep, energy, and health with Ra Optics Screen and Sleep Lenses by going to raoptics.com.

    Not only can you transform your own life, you can transform that of the people around you, and support my mission; our mission.

    Use the code "thelightdiet" for 15% off your order on raoptics.com.

    A new life is calling!
    __________________
    Matt Maruca is a young man who faced health challenges as a kid and after all traditional strategies failed, took it upon himself to understand how the body works, and heal. He came to understand that light is the primary driving force in all of life, and contrary to what is believed in most of the health world, our modern, indoor, technology-based lifestyle, and not just our food, is the primary driver of the modern chronic disease epidemic. He founded Ra Optics, named after Ra, The Egyptian god of sunlight, medicine, and healing, to create products to make people’s lives better using light, starting with Blue Light Blocking Glasses. He also distilled down everything he learned into a protocol called “The Light Diet” that anyone can use to heal and thrive with light.
     
    His research on light revealed that there is, in fact, a solid scientific foundation for many of the teachings of the Ancient East, and inspired him onto a deeper spiritual quest of how to be the best that we can be in this existence.
    On this podcast, he shares insights from his research and travels on subjects such as light, wellness, spirituality, humanity, and running an online business while traveling the world.
    Tune in, subscribe, and shine on :)!

    • 2 hr 41 min
    TLD 012: How The Light Diet Went Spiritual

    TLD 012: How The Light Diet Went Spiritual

    This episode is a re-broadcast from a podcast appearance on the Carnivore Yogi podcast, hosted by Sarah Kleiner.

    I had such an amazing time with this discussion and found it so valuable myself that I wanted to re-share it on The Light Diet Podcast.

    In this episode we discuss my story, the basis for The Light Diet, and we get into detail on the factors in my life that led me to realize that The Light Diet is ultimately a spiritual way of being, more than just a daily protocol for light exposure.

    Tune in, I'm sure you'll like it.

    Please share this episode with your friend and on your social media story.

    If you want more contact like this, subscribe to the podcast and follow me on Instagram @thelightdiet.

    Also, this episode and all of my research is made possible by my company Ra Optics. I started Ra Optics based on his journey, to help people realize the life of their dreams starting by transforming their sleep.

    Go to raoptics.com and use the code "thelightdiet" to save 15% on your order.

    Enjoy!

    Matt
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    Matt Maruca is a young man who faced health challenges as a kid and after all traditional strategies failed, took it upon himself to understand how the body works, and heal. He came to understand that light is the primary driving force in all of life, and contrary to what is believed in most of the health world, our modern, indoor, technology-based lifestyle, and not just our food, is the primary driver of the modern chronic disease epidemic. He founded Ra Optics, named after Ra, The Egyptian god of sunlight, medicine, and healing, to create products to make people’s lives better using light, starting with Blue Light Blocking Glasses. He also distilled down everything he learned into a protocol called “The Light Diet” that anyone can use to heal and thrive with light.
    His research on light revealed that there is, in fact, a solid scientific foundation for many of the teachings of the Ancient East, and inspired him onto a deeper spiritual quest of how to be the best that we can be in this existence.
    On this podcast, he shares insights from his research and travels on subjects such as light, wellness, spirituality, humanity, and running an online business while traveling the world.
    Tune in, subscribe, and shine on :)!
     

    • 2 hr 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

JohnnyEcko ,

WOWZERS!😎🤯

i heard about matt on EHR, i resonated with his mission & was so impressed by his wisdom that i decided to buy his Lenses/lightDiet & listen to all of his podcast here & on all other platforms, this brilliant young man is way ahead of his time, i will continue to support him & his work forevermore. my interest in optimizing health started just like his. My acne breakouts in my teens had me restless trying to find a solution, then my interest evolved from a vain perspective into a spiritual journey leading me into the work of joe Dispenza, just like him! I love everything he is doing and pray for his success, peace, & Love❤️💯👏🔥😎💡🙏🏻

Anndrealacey ,

Always looking forward to a new episode.

I really admire Matt’s devotion and dedication to get to the root of things. He really does his research, and is a wealth of knowledge that I feel like I can trust. The passion in his voice as he speaks about topics like health, bio-hacking and spirituality is very contagious, and inspires me to dive deeper into these topics. I love the questions he asks, and how he relays the information that he knows. Such a great podcast. Thank you Matt for all you do.

Beachbum mommy4 ,

Intuitive Intelligence

I first learned of Matt after listening to him on Jodelle Fitzwater’s podcast (Get Fit with Jodelle) back in 2018. I was amazed by his intelligence at such a young age when it came to everything light and science. He also has a maturity about him and obvious yearning to help others to avoid the detriments of artificial light and indoor living. I feel like I’ve “watched” him grow over these last few years as he’s been interviewed on several other podcasts ~ he is an AMAZING human as he shares his passion about what he is learning and his experiences to help others also learn~ and to live more optimal lives. His recent and ever evolving insight into the importance of spirituality as it relates to our health and well being is a breath of fresh air. His RA optics (day & night blue light blocking lenses) have been a game changer for me. Keep doing the GOOD work Matt. You are making a difference indeed. I appreciate you 🙏☀️

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