Jan 12, 2018
Tommy Wood is the chief medical officer of Nourish Balance
Thrive, a company that developed a science-based, personalized
support program to help clients regain their optimal performance
through various lifestyle changes.
Before he found the path to fitness and wellness, Tommy’s idea
of a health routine involved lots of TV time and a pack of cookies.
He escaped that life when he went to college to get a degree in
biochemistry, worked as a traditional doctor of medicine, and
obtained a PhD in physiology and neuroscience. He has since worked
with many clients and helped them get their lives back.
Today, Tommy shares his thoughts on the importance of sleep,
what he thinks real food should be made of, and why getting a
six-pack now might not be great for long-term.
"It's very difficult to do circadian rhythm and sleep by brute
force.” Dr. Tommy Wood
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- If a client hits a plateau, it's usually the environment than
exercise and diet.
- Circadian rhythm is important for long term wellness. It's not
just about avoiding blue light, but also getting a lot of sunlight
during the day.
- It's important to have a tailored fit into your wellness
- Eating seasonally is eating the way the body is designed to
eat. Where you are and what grows locally there tell you what you
should be eating.
- Be your own health advocate and watch out for biased articles
- Even Olive oil products can be adulterated and become unhealthy
for consumption. Do your research and make sure it's all made of
- If you are trying to get a certain performance in a certain
sport, then some form of excess training is fine, but what you may
be training might not be good for you in the long term.
- Tommy shares what The Upside Down Movement Pyramid is all
- Strength and muscle mass are some of the best predictors of
- When it comes to following advice from someone in social media,
be careful. What someone projects and what's going on under the
hood is not the same thing.
- Looking online for answers or being part of a community is
okay, but don't forget to have personal connections outside the
internet. The earlier you build these relationships, the
- You’re better off being strong and healthy for 70-80 years
rather than have a six-pack now and go down from there.
- Anything that doesn't come in a package or cook from a single
ingredient is real food. If it comes in a box, don't buy it.
- When you spend so much time on social media, you won't get deep
connection or purpose you need for long term health. Find some
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