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The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting: How 48 Hours Rocked My World

The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting: How 48 Hours Rocked My World

Blog Summary: I posted on FB about a 48 hour fast that I did, and a fried asked me for a bit more detail, so I decided to write this blog. Basically, of all the things I do for health, it had the most profound impact of anything I have tried in the past 1.5 years.  I realized just how much eating close to bedtime can disrupt sleep.  My average wake-up time shifted back 2.5 hours very quickly, and I…

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Video: The Power of Light by Toby King

Video: The Power of Light by Toby King

Everyone needs to watch this video. My Australian brother from another mother, Toby King, lays out simply and clearly how life is based on sunlight and modern man’s removing the sun from our life is not just removing all of the benefits we receive from sunlight, it is actually the main cause of our modern disease epidemic.

Mitochondria #1: Your Vital Force

Mitochondria #1: Your Vital Force

Summary: For thousands of years, people asked the question “What is Life?” The famous physicist Erwin Schrodinger even wrote a book by this title. No one was able to explain what causes something to be alive, and what distinguishes animate matter from inanimate matter. Isaac Newton proved that nothing can move without energy, and scientists today have found the “missing link”: the force that gives us life. It is found in a bacteria called a mitochondria. Without mitochondria, there would…

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Using My Morning Routine To Find Peace With Myself, Exactly The Way I Am Now

Using My Morning Routine To Find Peace With Myself, Exactly The Way I Am Now

And, Wisdom From My Yogi Friends, Dani Pogachefsky and Grant Ifflander.   For the first time after 5 weeks of travel out West, in Ecuador, and in Martha’s Vineyard, I woke up this morning back at my house in the suburbs of Philadelphia, where I have lived since birth. Most of my “stories” from growing up are deeply attached to this place.  The greatest among these is the story that I have to do something, and that I’m not good enough…

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The Optimal Health Prescription Infographic

The Optimal Health Prescription Infographic

This infographic is just a summary of where I will be taking this website in the future. It is very simplified, but a great resource for people who don’t want to wait to start elevating their organisms to their highest functioning potential, from energy levels, to sleep quality, to hormone production and the resulting physical attractiveness, body composition, performance, hair quality, skin quality, and just about everything else you can think of that a healthy body possesses.

Message to an Old Friend, Part 2: My Story, Sunlight, Mitochondria, and Modern Disease

Message to an Old Friend, Part 2: My Story, Sunlight, Mitochondria, and Modern Disease

(Continued from Part 1) {This blog is heavy on science. It is better that you skip something that you don’t understand in order to get the take-homes} So then, what dictates how mitochondria work? This science has been done by many different researchers over the last 100 years, but has been made coherent by my mentor Dr. Jack Kruse, a neurosurgeon whose protocols I applied and reversed my health issues. Mitochondria are tiny electromagnetic engines. Their form and function is…

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Message to An Old Friend, Part 1: My Story, Sunlight, Mitochondria, and Modern Disease

Message to An Old Friend, Part 1: My Story, Sunlight, Mitochondria, and Modern Disease

Friend: Yo Matt Maruca. Haven’t seen you since freshman year cross country. Where have the past few years taken you? Your instagram is always awesome Me: Yo dude! Thanks for reaching out.  You inspired me to write something that describes where I’ve been.  I’ll share it with you sometime today or tomorrow