EPISODE 50 - Sleep Monitoring, Wearable Tech & Lifestyle Changes w/ Petteri Lahtela

In episode 50, Dr. Bubbs chats with CEO of Oura Health Petteri Lahtela to discuss their ground-breaking new technology in sleep monitoring, the Oura sleep ring. Petteri discusses his entrepreneurial background, how the Oura can measure heart rate, body temperature, sleep stages and heart variability and how this data can inform your decision-making on the diet, exercise, recovery, lifestyle front.

Lay-Ups In This Episode

1)             Sleep – You should aim for 7-9 hours per night

2)             Blue-light at night significantly impairs restorative REM sleep

3)             Wearable tech may help you make more informed decisions with respect to lifestyle changes.

 Performance Tips From This Episode

1)            Oura ring can provide longitudinal and validated data on sleep quality to inform decision-making on the diet, exercise, recovery, lifestyle front.

2)            In women, body temperature can a measure used to track hormonal cycle, in conjuction with other biomarkers.

3)            HRV data can help provide rolling averages to assess autonomic and parasympathetic activity/recovery in clients.

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Coffee Talk

Petteri’s occasional coffee and intermittent fasting

About Petteria Lahetela

Petteria Lahetela is the CEO and co-founder of OURA Health Ltd, developers of the Oura Ring, the worlds most advanced wearable for getting more restorative sleep, empowering you to see how your lifestyle impacts your body and mind.

EPISODE 37 - Low-Carb High-Fat Diets, Public Health and Reversing Type-2 Diabetes & Obesity w/ Sam Feltham

In this episode, Dr. Bubbs interviews the Director of the Public Health Collaboration a charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for better public health. Sam has brought together a group of leading doctors and nutritionists in the United Kingdom to tackle obesity and type-2 diabetes, which costs 16 billion UK pounds to treat every year.

Lay-Ups

1)   Pre-diabetes impacts 50% of the population in America and 40% of the population in the United Kingdom.

2)   You can reverse type-2 diabetes via diet, exercise and lifestyle changes

3)   The common breakfast cereals contain roughly 8 teaspoons of sugar per serving. 

Performance Hacks

1)   If weight loss and better health is your goal, and you regularly snack throughout the day…. STOP! (It’s an easy win!)

2)   Low-carb, high-fat diets have NEVER been outperformed by the standard diet recommended by the Diabetes Associations (i.e. low-fat).

3)   Surgeries from complications of diabetes – blindness and foot amputations – are tragic and incredibly costly to the healthcare system.

Coffee Talk

Sam has his morning coffee with full-fat milk (but no breakfast).

About Sam Feltham

Director of the Public Health Collaboration (PHC), a charity dedicated to informing and implementing healthy decisions for better public health. Prior to this, Sam studied at the European Institute of Fitness to qualify as a Master Personal Trainer. From there he became a personal trainer in London, England and launched a national fitness boot camp business called Smash The Fat Fitness & Fat Loss Boot Camps. Sam’s major definite purpose in life is to help as many people as possible obtain and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Follow Sam on Twitter, and keep up to date on the work of PHC through Facebook and Twitter.

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