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Attn Night Owls: Trick Your Body into Rising with the Sun

The battle has long raged between larks and night owls — who is healthier, wealthier, and wiser? Who has more fun? Who gets more done?

Despite myriad studies and tons of scientific insights, the answer seems clear: merits are spread and divided across the two and only personal preference makes one better than the other.

Some studies show night owls outperforming morning larks in intelligence tests.

Others seem to confirm that night owls are more susceptible to developing rotten habits, like smoking and drinking.

The Dirty Truth: 5 Reasons to Sink to the Soil

Ever hear of Nature Deficit Disorder?

Probably not – it’s not in the DSM or anything. But that doesn’t mean it’s not real. 

The urbanization of the world and the shift from outdoor to indoor living has changed a lot about the way we think, feel, and ail. 

Plus, the hyper-hygiene craze of the last 18 months isn’t helping kids derive all the benefits they can from the natural world.

What High FODMAP Foods Do To Your Gut

A few days ago, we published an article about what a low FODMAP diet can do for those with digestive issues — specifically IBS, but not excluding diverticulitis and other forms of leaky gut. The research in favor of a low FODMAP diet for IBS sufferers is pretty overwhelming. 

The main deterrent for most people is that it seems impossible to live a life without consuming FODMAP foods. They’re not only incredibly common, they’re foods that people are advised to eat when they don’t have inflammatory gut conditions, like IBS, Crohn’s disease, and colitis.

Dr. Pedram Shojai

NY Times Best Selling author and film maker. Taoist Abbot and Qigong master. Husband and dad. I’m here to help you find your way and be healthy and happy. I don’t want to be your guru…just someone who’ll help point the way. If you’re looking for a real person who’s done the work, I’m your guy. I can light the path and walk along it with you but can’t walk for you.