Eddie Kays

5 Reasons You Should Be Sleeping Naked (For Real!)

5 Reasons You Should Be Sleeping Naked (For Real!)

In our book, ‘Finally Feeling Sexy, Happy & Healthy – A Handbook of 23 Natural Solutions to Supporting Your Healthy Hormones’ we talk about how important it is to get a great night sleep. Sleep is a top priority if you want to experience a long and healthy life – so important that the body will choose sleep over sex! That says a lot considering sex is the only way we keep the species going.

There has been a lot of buzz over the years about how important sleep when it comes to great health. Without enough sleep, our bodies just can’t take it and they begin to break down. For the vast majority of people, getting any less than seven or eight hours of sleep has been linked to a whole list of major and serious health issues. This fact is even more startling if your lack of sleep is spread out over long periods of time.

There was a study back in 2010 that was published in the Annals of Epidemiology showing that there is increased risk of both heart disease and type-2 diabetes when people regularly get less than six hours of sleep at night. This became apparent after 6 years worth of data from almost 1500 participants between the ages of 35 and 79.

“Short sleep duration was associated with an elevated risk of IFG [incident-impaired fasting glucose],” concluded the study authors. Elevated blood sugars lead to not just heart disease and diabetes, but it also leads to weight gain, which of course comes with its own risk of developing serious health conditions. 

We’ve looked into all kinds of ways to encourage better sleep. In our book ‘Secrets to Sleeping Soundly 28 Natural Solution for Getting Your Best Rest Ever,’  we outline a whole series of things that can assist in finally getting some amazing sleep. Eating right, getting some exercise and keeping the computer out of the bedroom are among them. Guess what else can help rock those zzz’s? Sleeping naked! We’re not kidding – sleeping in the nude can hep take your sleep game to the next level.

Here are five reasons dawning your birthday suit for the sheet party should be seriously considered.

 

INTIMACY

#1 – You’ll encourage greater intimacy

One of the most obvious reasons sleeping naked benefits your life is that it can hep to amplify the excitement and the intimacy between you and your partner. This excitement, even if it just stays as excitement, releases a chemical hormone called oxytocin. This little love hormone is responsible for all kinds of healthy responses in the body.

“Oxytocin can induce anti-stress-like effects such as reduction of blood pressure and cortisol levels. It increases pain thresholds, exerts an anxiolytic-like effect and stimulates various types of positive social interaction. In addition, it promotes growth and healing.” This is a statement that comes from a 2009 study published by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. So releasing oxytocin is beneficial to all kinds of health-promoting experiences!

Not to mention that intimacy can certainly play a role in playing yourself out and feeling like it’s time for a nice long rest. 

HIGH TEMP

#2 It helps you stay cool

Nobody likes tossing and turning because it gets too hot during the night. The science behind this is simple. Your core body temperature needs to be relatively cool in order to sleep well. If the room is somewhere between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit then it’s likely you’ll be in the sweet spot for a good night rest. 

There’s also certainly one great way to cool down and save on those crazy air conditioning bills – kick off the socks! All you need at that point is a thin sheet or maybe a light blanket and you’re off to dreamland!

 

ALLEVITATE INSOMNIA

#3 You may help to alleviate insomnia 

There is a growing body of research that indicates some relief to sufferers of insomnia by regulating sleep temperature. Dr. Cameron Van den Heuvel was involved in a 2009 study by the Univerisity of South Australia’s Centre for Sleep Research and he concludes, 

“Temperature regulation is a significant factor in each of the two types of insomnia. The difference is when the insomnia occurs. People with sleep onset insomnia have difficulty initiating sleep at the beginning of the night, taking two to four hours each night in the worst cases; while people with sleep maintenance insomnia fall asleep easily but have trouble staying asleep, waking up multiple times during the night… In both types of insomnia, sleep is not restful and sufferers are tired during the day.” 

He then goes on to add, 

“Studies of sleep onset insomniacs show that they consistently have a warmer core body temperature immediately before initiating sleep when compared with normal healthy adults. This results in a state of heightened arousal that prevents them from falling asleep when they go to bed, probably because they have to wait for their bodies to lose the heat that’s keeping them awake. We’re only talking about a half to one degree but that small temperature change can result in significant differences in arousal between insomniacs and people without sleeping problems.”

Sounds like if you have any issues with insomnia it could be a good idea to get rid of that duvet and ditch the pj’s to help regulate your temperature and get a better night’s rest.

 

RELIEVE STRESS

#4 Might be a great stress reliever

Because sleeping naked can help boost those love hormones like we mentioned above, it’s also helping to lower your stress hormone levels at the same time. Cortisol, commonly referred to as the stress hormone, plays a major role in some serious health problems when it becomes unbalanced. These conditions can be as serious as weight gain and a compromised immune system due to increased stress.

Cortisol levels are naturally lower during the night while you’re sleeping and then they slowly rise again to get you ready for another day. The problem arises when sleep is cut too short and the cortisol levels don’t have a chance to lower again before you wake up. 

As mentioned above, one way to help make sure you don’t wake too often or too early is to keep your body at an optimum temperature – thus sleeping naked.

LOOK AND FEEL YOUNGER

#5 You can keep yourself looking and feeling younger

A variety of sleep hormones, like the anti-aging sleep-promoting melatonin, are released during sleeping hours. These are the types of hormones that can help serve to keep us looking and feeling young. Getting those seven to eight hours of sleep is the best way to encourage these growth hormones and leads the way for a great night’s rest.

As we have been mentioning, sleeping naked definitely won’t hurt the situation at all – it can clearly help quite a bit! Additionally, sleeping naked gives your skin a chance to breathe more making you less susceptible to skin breakouts. Women can also benefit by possibly lowering the chances of yeast infection as the vagina is kept cool and dry. 

There’s also the bonus of less laundry to do! Keep those pj’s in the drawer! 

So, even though it may sound a bit strange, try ditching the pj’s for a bit and see if you get a better sleep. You might just be surprised at the results!!

Here’s to your highest health and your best self.

Love,

 

[Video] The Biology of Belief

TAKING THE INFLUENCE OVER OUR BIOLOGY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Have you ever heard the name, Bruce Lipton?

If you have, amazing.

It’s likely you have blown away all misconceptions about the power our beliefs have in shaping our lives.

Your life is certainly changing in front of your eyes, even with just a glimmer of understanding.

If you haven’t heard of him, here’s your chance to get acquainted with a persona that has helped the nature of who we are and how we operate become ever more clear.

Bruce Lipton pioneered a scientific movement back in the 1970’s when genetics was becoming a huge buzzword in the world of biosciences.

Everyone back then was completely convinced that our genes control our entire destiny.

They believed that if you were predisposed with a certain set of genes, let’s say a set of genes pointing to pancreatic cancer, for instance, that you were simply a ticking clock just waiting to strike high noon spelling disaster for the pancreas. 

It’s this mechanical paradigm that is completely turned on its head in Lipton’s work.

He was the first person in his scientific circle to talk about how the environment is what shapes us, not genes.

He has shown this in his lab over and over again through a simple test.

He can take genetically identical cells and place them in different Petri dishes.

Then he adds a different set of growing conditions in each dish. 

The cells begin to create more of themselves based solely on the medium!

One group of cells turn into cartilage, another muscle, and another neurological tissue. The only difference in the conditions was the environment these cells were placed into. This is the beginning of the field of ‘epigenetics’ or how the environment is the key to unlocking the power of our genetics.

The only difference in the conditions was the environment these cells were placed into. This is the beginning of the field of ‘epigenetics’ or how the environment is the key to unlocking the power of our genetics.

This is the beginning of the field of ‘epigenetics’ or how the environment is the key to unlocking the power of our genetics.

Basically, this shows how our genes are the physical stuff in our body, kind of like light switches, that are turned on or off depending on the conditions they are presented. If the environment is full of whole and healthy circumstances and situations that allow for our abundant growth, these are the types of things the body will begin to create, even if our genetic dispositions are a little shaky. If on the other

If the environment is full of whole and healthy circumstances and situations that allow for our abundant growth, these are the types of things the body will begin to create, even if our genetic dispositions are a little shaky. If on the other

If on the other hand we are not in a great environment, an environment that is conducive to providing the sustainable set of circumstances our body needs to be healthy and well, then it really doesn’t matter what kind of genetic makeup we have, the body cannot sustain itself under these conditions. 

It gets even more remarkable when it comes to how we view the world and the power of our minds to create our experiences.

The way we look at life is directly related to the way we experience life.

The video below is for you to watch Dr. Lipton describe in detail the inner workings of his findings.

He shows us how this new area of science is the foundation of a whole new way of interacting with life in positive and empowering ways.

The Biology of Perception [1:08:51]

This is really remarkable.

Hope you enjoy your newfound power of healing yourself through your own inner influences.

Here’s to your highest health and your best self,

Love,

Women’s Health – The Most Important Topic Our Time

WOMEN’S HEALTH – THE MOST IMPORTANT TOPIC OF OUR TIME

As presumptuous as it may sound, women’s health is quite literally the most important topic of our modern age.

As a man writing this, you might be wondering why would I make such a bold claim.

At its core the answer is really quite simple: the Woman is the Matriarch.

The term matriarch comes from the latin ‘mater’ meaning mother.

And it is the mother* who is at the root of all the health, wellness and longevity on our planet.

Let us delve into the reasons why this marvelous maternal member of our family is so cornerstone.

Hopefully, we can use this way of viewing the sacred feminine to begin the journey of forever supporting the optimal health of every woman on the planet.  

Before we begin, I will state that the health of the masculine is of absolute importance as well.

Healthy women deserve and need healthy men in this world.

There is no question about this.

If a woman is experiencing the unfortunate side effects of an unhealthy man, side effects like abuse or neglect for instance, then her life will in some way suffer because of it.

On the other hand, when a man comes to a relationship fully healthy, happy and empowered so many wonderfully beautiful experiences can result.

So clearly healthy men are very important.

It may seem like a ‘chicken or the egg’ comparison but as you’ll soon see it is not.

Without the strong, empowered and healthy woman, the man would be amiss before even coming into our world. 

NATURE

Happy Pregnant Woman

Which brings us to the first, and most immediately apparent, reason: the act of creating a child in utero.

the act of creating a child in utero.

The process of fetal development, for better or worse, is completely dependent upon the health of the woman.

Everyone in our world today has a woman to thank for the body they live through. 

A healthy child is the diamond in every woman’s heart, the crown jewel of her incredible incubation and self-sacrifice during the tenure of her pregnancy.

Celebrating a new and healthy life coming into our world is one of the most cherished moments any woman ever has the pleasure of experiencing. 

However, the challenges of growing an infant that arise when a woman is unhealthy are manifold.

And in today’s complex world it is vitally important to become hyper-vigilant in our approach to healthy living or our children face the potentially devastating circumstances of an unhealthy introduction to our world.

So many things can occur to the unborn fetus, many of which we see all the time.

In the world today, we witness everything from slight deficiencies in the various nutritional requirements needed to grow an infant to the untimely death and miscarriage of the fetus.

These problems are often completely avoidable.

Being at peak health is the best way to avoid these unfortunate and debilitating circumstances related to an unhealthy childbearing woman.

It is through the caring and nurturing of women’s health that we can help to bring the healthiest and strongest infants into our world.

NURTURE

Woman and Child Outdoors

The second reason, and perhaps most important, is the nurture of the infant, child and even adult.

This nurture is a full spectrum campaign that covers the whole gamut of the infant’s needs.

The breast milk that nourishes the physical body, the love that nourishes the emotional body, the intelligence that nourishes the young developing mind, and the spirit that connects the young infant to the community of our planet are all part of the upbringing of a healthy child.

This is a child that will one day be part of the ever-growing community of people on our planet and will be uniquely responsible for his or her contribution to co-creating Heaven on Earth.

This is not to be confused with a religious connotation.

It is simply referring to the deepest wish of every heart on the planet, whether we realize it or not, that we all find our respective place within the dreams we hold dear and true.

We are all responsible for contributing our fair share within this co-creation and having a healthy upbringing from a healthy mother is one of surest ways to set off on the journey of lifelong interdependent success. 

This is where everything becomes very important.

If the mother is unhealthy, either physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually, she may pass on many of these traits to the young and developing child.

Many of the most common problems we face in our world are almost entirely related to attitudes and world views we encountered in the early years in our lives.

For better or worse, these attitudes become creed and we live through them, often unquestionably, throughout the entire tenure of our lives.

As a global culture, making sure that we take every opportunity we can to ensure our women are treated with the highest respect and adoration we are capable of is the first step in global health.

Without the healthy woman, we are forever at a loss when it comes to creating healthy, happy and empowered populations around the world. 

This covers both nature and nurture.

The woman is responsible for both of these aspects for the vast majority of early development from fertilization through to childhood, and often beyond into adulthood.

Ideally, the mother figure would be revered and respected as the matriarch throughout the tenure of the entire lifespan of her child.

Her wisdom and love can be a powerful support through many of life’s twists and turns and holding her in this regard is simply the act of returning the favor she gave us.

We then have an opportunity to nurture her.

We can be her lifelong friend and cherished confidant for all manner of things in this life, just as she has been to us. 

PERSONAL HEALTH

Woman Walking in the Park

The third and most personal reason is that every woman on the planet simply deserves to be healthy and happy throughout this life.

This may not at first seem as imperative as the previous two reasons, but it may just be the most important of all.

Imagine for a moment that every woman in the world is fully happy, healthy and empowered.

This means that every daughter, girl, girlfriend, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, cousin, mother-in-law, god-mother, etc., are all living up to their highest potential.

It is truly astonishing to think about what would happen in just one generation of healthy and empowered women on this planet.

Imagine every woman treating herself and others with the depth of character we only now associate with the rare figureheads we see representing women today.

A planet full of truly empowered, wise and charismatic women would be capable of changing the world in ways that would make our vision of heaven pale by comparison. 

HORMONE HEALTH – RECLAIM YOUR POWER

This is what brings us to another important question.

How can we make a shift into being as healthful as we possibly can?

The body is an incredible thing and it responds to everything we do to nurture it or destroy it.

Getting to the root of our health challenges can be quite daunting.

It’s when we look at the whole picture that things can become a bit more clear.

I have found that when focusing on hormone health we can actually encompass nearly the entire gamut of potential health concerns.

The reason is that hormone health is very delicate and when used as a baseline model we can greatly improve every single area of our health and wellness very quickly. 

Men and women alike, taking care of hormone health is a great baseline because it makes us look into every area of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual lives.

Just small tweaks to certain ways we act, eat, think, move, speak, and even breathe can have huge shifts in the way our body interacts with itself.

These shifts can be incredibly profound resulting in lifelong barriers to health and wellness being removed in what seems like only a moment of effort. 

Are you suffering from low sex drive, embarrassing odors, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, inflammation, memory loss, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, isolation, unusual pain, heavy cramping and menstruation, headaches, obesity, skin conditions, sleep problems or low energy?

Well, if so, it’s very likely you are already in the midst of hormone challenges. 

Let’s get to the root of hormone challenges once and for all.

Every woman deserves to experience the full power of her birthright.

It’s time to finally feel like the sexy, happy and healthy woman you are meant to experience. 

This is the reason why we have dedicated our resources to creating a brand new handbook to help navigate the challenging territory we all face when dealing with women’s hormone health. 

Here’s to your highest health and best self.

Love.

THE HORMONE HANDBOOK – RECLAIM YOUR POEWR

*There are many people in the world who are not living a ‘traditional’ male-female partnership. There are many same-sex couples and single parents that are raising children. The term ‘mother’ in this case needs to be broadened to include the health of parent(s) responsible for nurturing and raising the child. The mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health of the parent(s) is thus required to ensure the developing infant/child is given the best chance at a successful and healthful upbringing. This article will continue to address the health of the woman. After all, regardless of the post-birth circumstances, the woman is still responsible for bearing and birthing the children of our world. 

[VIDEO] SOIL – MORE VALUABLE THAN GOLD

THE GOLDEN GOOSE

Golden Goose

The luster of the glistening glow of gold has for millennia caught the eye of nearly every culture the world over.

From its use as jewelry to the basis of monetary economies gold has been a cornerstone feature of the cultural landscape of every nation on the planet.

Many people have given their entire lives to the search and acquisition of gold and all of the bounty that comes with it.

We have associated gold with riches, power and adoration and many have come to answer the call to action accumulate and distribute its grand promise of royal bounty. 

As mentioned above, gold and its acquisition has for a long time been the focus of the economic backbone of many cultures.

People have subjected themselves to all sorts of dire conditions to get their hands on this majestic metal.

The culture surrounding gold has been one of coveted fortune, environmental sacrifice, economic entanglement, social status and more.

This has led to a certain type of blindness that has clouded our cultural perspective on what is important for our survival.

Due to the fact that nearly everything in our ‘modern’ culture is acquired by means of currency exchange (originally rooted in gold before the privately owned fiat currency systems of today were established) we have all but forgotten the true roots of wealth, happiness, strength and economic viability. 

This point is made most clearly by addressing our need to eat.

We can’t eat gold.

We can’t plant gold.

We can’t use gold as a planting medium.

Sure, it holds great properties of electrical conductivity and it never decays or rusts.

Yet, we can’t make a shovel out of it because it’s too soft.

And good luck sustaining your afternoon hunger pangs with a delicious gold-coated-wire salad.

It’s really hard to find the logical reason why we’ve become so enmeshed in the search and acquisition of monetary wealth…

Especially considering that the most valuable substance on Earth is right under our feet. 

Much like the story of the golden goose, humanity has been slowly killing the goose that lays the golden egg rather than just letting the natural process of its life produce value throughout its entire life.

Which brings us to the goose itself…

SOIL – THE LIVING MATRIX

Plant and Soil

This is where the wondrous world of soils comes in.

Soil is a living breathing entity just like any other organism on the planet.

Soil is a collective.

There are more organisms in a tablespoon of soil than there are humans on the planet.

It is precisely this bio-web that we rely on for nutrient dense foods, lush flowering gardens, and fruitful towering forests.

Without this biomass in a healthy condition, we will be forever at a loss and will die off like all the other nations that destroyed the life-web around them.

Some historians even suggest that the primary reason for the fall of ancient cultures like Egypt were due to the destruction of the biome.

This destruction starts and ends with the soils and the forest ecosystems they support.

Just the simple act of cutting down one single tree can have a dramatic and negative effect on the surrounding ecosystem.

Without the whole system intact, we are incapable of producing the nutrient dense foods we require to survive.

Once soil is rendered infertile there is little to no chance of the ecosystem surviving. This includes humans as well.

I’ve heard many people say things like we can just rely on greenhouses and fertilizers and technology to provide us with our foods.

This could work temporarily if done correctly but it still misses a critical point.

Our soils are required for more than just the production of human food.

These soils are responsible for housing the vast majority of life on Earth.

There is vastly more life below the surface of the Earth than above the surface.

And life above the surface is directly impacted by the health of the soils.

It’s actually quite bothersome that unless people are personally and immediately affected by something they just ignore it or find it unimportant.

Soil has been treated precisely this way due to our misunderstanding of the life-web. 

Surely you’ve heard of probiotics.

Well, guess where the bacterial cultures for them came from…

That’s right, soil.

Microbiology are the true kings of our planet.

They are the ones who through their painstaking efforts co-create everything we love and appreciate, including our bodies.

Soil is the home of the microbiome and if it is not treated carefully these sensitive creatures can be eliminated resulting in conditions that at best create infertile environments and at worst cause the desertification of our planet.

That’s right…

Deserts are the result of deforestation and soil degradation.

The opposite is true as well.

When we go into the desert and begin the process of nurturing the landscape to create healthy infant soils, the whole place can begin the process of reforesting, even after thousands of years of desert.

That’s how powerful healthy soils are.

In essence, there is no amount of gold that can replace the value of our soils.

Once we damage and destroy our forests and soils we are forever at a loss.

It can take thousands of years to reinstate an old-growth forest once destroyed, if even at all.

Until we come to the understanding that soil is infinitely more valuable than gold (and monetary wealth in general) we are faced with a fate unlike any we’ve seen before. 

GREENING THE DESERT – PERMACULTURE AND OUR STEWARDSHIP OF EARTH

Check out this short documentary on called ‘Greening the Desert’ by the world-renowned permaculture expert Geoff Lawton.

Greening the Desert [37:08]

This is a truly astonishing example the value of soils and how powerful our input can actually be.

Here’s to your highest health and your best self

Love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Key To Absorbing Greens Supplements – And a Recipe to Help You Get The Most From Yours

GREENS SUPPLEMENTS

There are so many ways for us to boost our levels of daily nutrition. For many people, this includes things like eating organic, cutting out some of the known problem foods, and taking various supplements. One of our favorite ways to make sure we are getting the most nutrient dense foods we can is through greens supplements. 

It is through these micro-pulverized nutrient-dense whole food green powders that we can power our body right down to the cellular level with the types of natural ingredients that the body recognizes. Becuase the powerful green mixes are jam-packed full of nutrition it only makes sense to include them into a daily health routine. 

THE MAN WITH ABUNDANT ENERGY

I remember walking into my favorite local health-food store and watching this super high-energy man walk straight over to this bottle of greens, pick it three of them, and go to the checkout. I couldn’t resist asking him what he was up to. This guy was super fit. He said that he’s an executive at a local company and he needs to be on top of his game all the time. I can relate, so I dug a bit deeper. He said that since he started using this greens supplement he has seen his energy sky-rocket. He said that the energy he has through his cycling routine that he does every morning has increased dramatically. He takes a glassful in the morning when he wakes up and then again at the end of the day before he goes to bed. He said that by pairing this cellular nutrition with MAP (master amino acid pattern) he has seen his strength increase exponentially and his energy is steady through the whole day

I was intrigued. So I tried it myself. I too found that I was experiencing a cleaner and more vivid energy, especially within 10 minutes or so of drinking a glassful. Then I started doing some research.

What I realized is that I could actually get even MORE energy and results from this if I integrate fats with it as well. 

FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS

When mixing the green powder with some orange juice I noticed that I was definitely experiencing increased energy. However, I’m very aware of the various vitamins and how they interact and metabolize in the body. We have all the water soluble vitamins like the B-series and vitamin C as well as the fat-soluble suite A, D, E, and K. So something clicked. I began adding a high-quality flaxseed oil into the mix and began having immediate results. I could feel the difference in how much was being absorbed by my body through how long the energy was lasting. It was almost like a meal replacement at that point. I started having a small shot (6oz or so) 3 times per day. I noticed that I stopped getting midday slumps, started clearing up bags under my eyes, and had clearer thinking even through stressful periods throughout any given day. 

With such a large spread of vitamins and minerals within the vast majority of the best greens powders, it only makes sense to include some fats in the mix to make sure that the full spectrum is being absorbed. I certainly found that this is an ideal way to ensure I’m getting proper nutrition throughout the day to supplement the healthy food choices I include in my diet. 

MY FAVORITE RECIPE

There are as many ways to create these green drinks as there are taste buds on the tongue. I found that there are also a lot of different kinds of greens available to buy. When choosing a greens powder here are a few things to look out for:

  • Raw, or as close to raw as possible
  • Organic or wildcrafted
  • Includes probiotics
  • Includes sea vegetables
  • Includes digestive enzymes
  • Non-GMO
  • No fillers (things like apple pectin, bran, rice starch, etc can be used to dilute the mix and reduce production costs)
  • No synthetics, chemicals, or preservatives

My favorite for the price is the ‘Amazing Grass – Raw Reserve.‘ My favorite for nutrient density is ‘Dr. Ben Kim’s Organic Greens Powder‘ 

So regardless which you choose, here is a quick recipe to help make sure you get the most from your daily greens powders. I like to call it the Green Falcon because this definilty makes me feel like I can fly.

The Green Falcon

The Green Falcon

1 cup Orange Juice

1-3 tsp Greens Powder

1-3 tsp Panaseeda Five Seed Oil (or any high-quality seed-oil)

1-2 dropperful Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton (optional)

Instructions:

Scoop the greens into the bottom of the glass. Pour just enough OJ into the glass to cover the greens and stir to create a paste (if it appears too dry add OJ until smooth). Add the Panaseeda Five Seed Oil and the Oceans Alive Marine Phytoplankton and stir until smooth. Top off with the rest of the OJ and stir until a consistent liquid is formed. Drink up and enjoy!

Here’s to your highest health and your best self.

Love.

THE HORMONE HANDBOOK – RECLAIM YOUR POEWR

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