The Primed Life – Supercharge your energy – 20 Ways to improve your sleep.

20 Tips for improved sleep hygiene / habits

Having a quality sleep is the foundation of youth and optimal health.

Every word in this book is designed to help you sleep well.It is only when we sleep that we replace old or damaged mitochondria (autophagy). You could also say that we only fight disease when sleeping well because disease is the accumulation of damaged mitochondria (cells’ energy factories). Other benefits of autophagy include increasing lifespan, protecting against excessive reactive oxygen species and improved immune system functioning.

Being sleep deprived impairs glucose (bloood sugar) metabolsim. Sleep deprivation also reduces your leptin stores (eat more due to less satiety signalling) and increases your ghrelin which makes you hungrier so you eat more.

It is important to note that a builder cannot repair your house without equipment or raw materials.

This is the reason we want to maximize our energy inputs (sun, grounding, food, thoughts) and minimize energy thieves (fake light, gadgets, food, people etc.) so our bodies have what they need for this critical regeneration and repair period we need daily.

  1. Understanding the critical nature of sleep and its value is very important.
  2. Prioritize your sleep and make plans to ensure you get great restorative and regenerative sleep every night. An example might be to schedule morning and lunch meetings instead of dinner meetings.
  3. Have a set bedtime ideally at around a 9:30pm to 10:30pm window. Our most restorative sleep window is when we get into REM sleep between 11:00pm and 2:00am (approximately).
  4. Have a regular wake up time coinciding with the sun rising.
  5. Have a wind down period before bed without gadgets or too much scensory stimulation. Reading a nice hard cover book is a good way to do this. Or listening to relaxing music.
  6. Have a nice warm / hot bath with epsom salts is a great way to get magnesium into your body through your skin as this helps southe you.
  7. Have less fake lights on and use candles where possible.
  8. Use blue light blocking glasses over your eyes if using a computer, cell phone or in a fake light environment. Also cover your skin from this fake light at night.
  9. Have a gadget curfew at least 1 hour before bed where phones are put away, wi-fi is turned off and TV also turned off.
  10. Ensure all electrical devices in your bedroom are unplugged. We even turn off all electricity to our bedroom via our fuse box. The exception is our air-conditioning which is on a separate fuse.
  11. Ensure your bedroom is totally dark and cold. No electrical devices plugged in and cell phones far away from you.
  12. For optimal energy use directed to regeneration do not eat 3 to 4 hours before bed. This will ensure energy is directed towards regeneration and repair and not digestion. My general rule is to not eat after sun down.
  13. Ensure you saw sunlight as much as possible throughout your day with morning sun the most critical. This sets your circadian sleep cycle and hormonal cascade for the day.
  14. Ensure you move more throughout your day by walking a lot, doing a fun nitric oxide release exercise, using a stand-up desk etc. This helps ensure you will be sleepy and ready to rest and repair.
  15. Use a sleep mask and ear plugs if applicable in your environment.
  16. Try journaling at the end of your day. Maybe meditate or do a calming activity. Review and add to your morning gratitude journal to round out your day.
  17. Use iris or f.lux on your computer screens to limit the fake light emitting which affects your sleep.
  18. Get or give a massage to your loved ones. The release oxytocin helps you feel good and aids relaxation so you can sleep.
  19. Try the 4 – 7 – 8 breathing activity. This is 4 seconds of breathing in through your nose. Holding for 7 seconds and then breathing out through your mouth for 8 seconds. This calms you and gets you ready for a deep sleep. Be conscious to breath only through your nose if possible with a closed mouth whilst sleeping.
  20. Try and avoid exercising 3 hours before bed as this can raise your cortisol. Try CT 2 hours before bed and see how it is for you. You could add epsom salts into this cold bath. Or have a cold shower. Maybe alternate between warm and cold shower. Try a warm epsom salt bath. See what works best for you.

 Sleep is critical fi

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“The most important factor that every human being needs to live and flourish is a breath of air, a drink of water, food and the energy from photosynthesis. Without those elements, we die.” David Suzuki.

“That’s why I have made one last push to get a ball rolling on the initiative to enshrine the right to a healthy environment in our constitution. It’s a big goal, but in discussing the very idea, we have to ask, what do we mean by a healthy environment.
We immediately come to the realization that the most important factor that every human being needs to live and flourish is a breath of air, a drink of water, food and the energy from photosynthesis. Without those elements, we die.

So our healthy future depends on protecting those fundamental needs, which amazingly enough, are cleansed, replenished and created by the web of life itself. So long as we continue to let the economy and political priorities shape the discussion, we will fail in our efforts to find a sustainable future. I have been trying to tell business folk and politicians that, in the battle over the Northern Gateway, what First Nations are trying to tell us is that their opposition is because there are things more important than money.”

David Suzuki: Academic, author and activist David Suzuki.

Primed Leah has Reversed Hypertension. Was easily done. Almost 10 pounds gone too without exercise. Energy has improved a lot.

Primed Leah is very proud of herself in the UAE.

Leah is doing great with her fun Primed lifestyle and is off all hypertension and cholesterol meds, has now got her cravings under control, is enjoying a much better quality sleep, has lost 9+ pounds, has “a lot” more energy, has a sharper brain, is more productive at home and work, loved the sun, eggs and green carbohydrates and has a vastly improved immune system.

* Her daughter Sydney is also doing well with improved immunity and less sickness. Yippie. 

#onceyouknowbetteryoudobetter #primedreverseshypertension

Primed Leah and I have met only through skype.

Thanks in advance for buying my book on Amazon kindle Leah.

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5 Star Review for Primed Home Cooks – “High Fat / Keto”. Photo story of a great day.

So happy our client and her friends were delighted with our services.

*** We prepared great food, served it and cleaned up after.

Experienced Cook or chef

Susan H. said “Chad and Deb did an outstanding job of preparing a delicious lunch. The food was yummy and healthy. The fact they cleaned up and stayed back to serve meant as the hostess, I got to spend time with my guests, feeling relaxed and stress free.”

We shopped for our client and bought excellent quality food.

Our food was nutritious, delicious and fresh. Made with passion and love.

The highlight was Primed Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms. Deb is a great cook and this dish was voted #1. Cool.

The Pickled veg Kinilaw was also popular.

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Primed Home Cooks – “Low Carb / Keto” – St. Kilda area and surrounds in Melbourne, Victoria. Cheers

Bringing you a fresh, personalised and flexible menu to suit your individual dietary needs.

  • Great quality nutrition made with love by two passionate cooks;
  • No packaging costs and waste as we cook in your home and store immediately in your fridge and freezer;
  • No food deterioration from food delivery services where it sits in a van along with other pre-packed stuff;
  • Freshest ingredients for optimal health;
  • We only use the healthiest of quality fats like coconut oil, lard, butter, duck fat and extra virgin olive oil.

  • We use only quality ingredients and design your menu plan from the following:

    Breakfast items;
    Tasty vegetables;
    Protein;
    Sauces;
    Desserts; and
    Snacks.

Quality carbohydrates rock. Like cabbage in coconut cream with Dijon mustard, assorted leafy greens with onion, garlic and ginger, cauliflower rice, sweet potatoes fried in Primed organic virgin coconut oil, home made tomato sauce, oven roasted squash, zucchini noodles, okra, vegetable fritters etc.

  • We can also do corporate events, dinner parties, pantry clean outs, cooking lessons and education sessions to help understand our Primed philosophies for optimal health.

Oven Baked Crusted (Pork Rind, Parmesan Sesame) Salmon
with an Israeli Salad and Garlic Aioli

Parmesan Crackers with Smoked Salmon Creme Fraiche, Spring Onion Rocket and Lemon

Parmesan Cheese, Creme Fraiche, Spring Onion , Lemon, Rocket

Crispy Duck Breast w a Fennel and Snow Pea Slaw,
Fresh Basil and a Citrus Dressing

Duck Breast, Cabbage, Carrot, Fennel, Snow Peas, Spanish Onion, Fresh Basil, Orange and EVOO

Spanish prawn chicken LSA pizza with a green Salad

Low Carb Cabbage, Prawn and Pork Steamed Dumplings

Primed vegetable Kinilaw with anchovies and steamed eggs

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Gudauri ski resort in Georgia: Beautiful one day and perfect the next! 10 Reasons to visit.

10 great reasons to visit Gudauri ski 🎿 resort in Georgia 🇬🇪, Asia.

(1) Great snow ❄️;

(2) Fabulous skiing ⛷;

(3) Wonderful people;

(4) Amazing value for money up to 1/4 less than most other places;

(5) Breathtaking scenery every day;

(6) Longer days of light so you can ski 🎿 from 10am till 5:30pm;

(7) Can put on your skis and be on the slopes within 5 minutes;

(8) Sensational food also great value for 💰;

(9) Not too crowded; &

(10) Is a perfect Primed activity for great health = quality air, DDW, fun outdoor activity, albedo effect from snow, good sun 🌞 and meeting new friends from around the globe.

#gudauriskiresort #primedlifestyle #onceyouknowbetteryoudobetter #energyislife❤️ #deuteriumdepletedwater #deuteriumdepletion #sunshineisenergy☀️ #skiing⛷ #georgia🇬🇪

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Make 2019 awesome. 8 ways on how to rock it in 2019.


Your New Year’s Eve resolutions
will be made but can you stick to them? Yes is the short answer so as to ensure an improved you in the new year.

My motto for 2019 is BED. This motto rocks for 2 reasons.

1. Sleep is the key to health. Sleep better and you will live better.

2. BED is an acronym for Better Every Day.

Without good sleep you are more likely to make poor decisions. By being better every day your Primed habits will help you sleep better.

Motivational2

Starting now you can make the rest of your life the best of your life. It is up to you.

You will be healthier and happier this year. You will get younger and fitter in mind and body!

Follow these key ingredients to ensure your 2019 is the best ever.

(1) Write out your work, life, fitness etc. goals and ensure they are somewhere prominent;

Motivational

I personally want to: (a) Help over a million people improve their life through Primed; (b) Get into meditative practices and yoga; and (c) Spend more quality time loving and enjoying my beautiful family; (d) Create wonderful Primed recipes that taste great, are easy to prepare and not expensive; (e) Do/use more: Lemons, sun, grounding, regular intelligent fasting, laughing, gratitude exercises, CT, public speaking, company speaking, networking, hugging, standing and walking; and (f) Get more spice in my life!

Spice in your Life

What are your goals?  You have a better chance of success if you write them down and let people know.  

(2) Keep a record of all your food, beverages and outdoor exercise as a constant reminder to yourself to not slip up. This is important and a great habit for you to do that will aid you to successfully reach your written goals.  If you then have a friend or coach to be accountable to then that is a great bonus.

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Enjoy More Time for Life!

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