Smart Nutrition, Precision Medicine, And The Future Of Peak Performance with Ari Tulla

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Ari Tulla is a San Francisco-based entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of Elo smart nutrition service, transforming food from the cause of disease to medicine. Ari is also an active angel investor with a portfolio of 40 startups, including Virta Health, Good Eggs, and Oura. Previously, Ari was the CEO of Quest Analytics, the market leader in doctor data and network management. Ari led the company through a pivotal growth stage from $15M to $40M in revenue. Before joining Quest Analytics, Ari was co-founder and CEO of BetterDoctor, a doctor search engine. BetterDoctor raised $30M from first-tier investors, including NEA and Uncork Capital. June 2018, BetterDoctor was acquired by private equity firm Vestar Capital. When not working/parenting, Ari spends his time on the steep cliffs, powdery slopes, and big cold waves that only Northern California can offer. Learn more at Elo.Health (discount code: “biohackingsecrets”)

Resources and products mentioned in this episode:

Vagus nerve tracking — happy to intro to the founder/CEO

Biomarker tracking — happy to intro to their team.

_________ Ari’s Sleep Hacks _________

Sleep tech
* Oura ring sleep tracker (or similar) helps you to test how your body reacts to the recommendations listed below.

Sleep timing & environment
* Set a “go-to-sleep” time instead of wake-up time. I go to sleep between 10pm-11pm. Going to sleep before 10pm always gives better quality sleep (and more REM sleep).
* Cool environment 65 degrees
* Blackout curtains
* Comfortable mattress (avoid hot memory foam mattresses), small pillow, down blanket
* Earplugs — I have worn earplugs on for the last 6 years and they significantly improve sleep quality

Sleep supplement (30 minutes prior to sleep)
* L-theanine 200mg — Several studies suggest that L-theanine could help people relax before bedtime, get to sleep more easily, and sleep more deeply. These benefits may result from the specific effects that amino acid has on brain chemicals that play a role in sleep.
* Magnesium L-Threonate 1,000mg — Magnesium plays a particularly important role as it is needed to form serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline. Magnesium also helps form melatonin as serotonin gets converted to melatonin which is needed for sleep.
* Apigenin 50mg — Apigenin binds to specific receptors in your brain that may decrease anxiety and initiate sleep.

* Eat dinner (or other food) before 7pm
* No alcohol after 7pm
* No caffeine after 2pm
* Chamomile tea 8pm

* Hot shower right before going to bed
* No physical training after 7pm
* Evening stretching (15minutes) and Theragun massage (10 minutes) on days with intense exercise
* Lower the light level and avoid screens (blue light) after 8pm
* 30 minutes of sunlight in the morning (within 1 hour of waking up) to set your circadian rhythm

* Wind-down rituals before sleep (journaling, turning on night lights, and putting on pajamas).
* Yoga Nidra breathing exercise in bed to help you fall asleep (go through your body and relax from toes to head). Read more here.
* Deep breathing in bed (physiological sigh). Breathe deeply through the nose and once lungs feel full do one quick inhale. Repeat 4-6 times and you are relaxed and ready to fall asleep. Learn details at

* Why we sleep? By Matt Walker
* Matt Walker on HubermanLab Podcast

Treating the Common Cold With Onions

Modern Medicine is slowly but surely coming round to understanding that the most effective way to treat many of our common ailments is with a healthy diet. Can onions really be an affective way to treat the common cold?

How to Stop Post Nasal Drip

Treating post nasal drip usually involves identifying the allergens causing it and avoiding them altogether. An allergen is a substance or an antigen (a protein molecule) that can cause an abnormal hypersensitive reaction in your body. Some known allergens are mold, pollen, cat and dog dander, dust mites, house dust, and unfortunately some of your favorite foods.

Some Causes of Post Nasal Drip

Our nose helps us not only to smell the food we eat but also helps to enhance our eating experience. It also warms, cleanses and humidifies the air we suck into our lungs so we can breathe easier. Our nose normally produces around 2 liters of mucus which helps in cleaning the respiratory tract and keeping it moist.

Visiting an Indian Medicine Practitioner

When you visit the Indian medicine practitioner, your first visit will last about an hour and the practitioner will ask you about your lifestyle, diet, relationships at work and your family life. He will take your pulse the dashy way, at three points on each wrist, and will examine your eyes, tongue and nails for signs of the imbalance and toxic waste. The practitioner will also look at your build and features and work out which type you are.

Tips to Grow Taller – Distraction and Focus Are All You Need to Do

If growing taller is what you are trying to achieve, then there are two things you need to know. Specifically, you should distract yourself from the height increase. And there is a hormone that anyone who wants to grow taller should take good care of.

Olive Oil Benefits – Not Just For Dinner Anymore

Olive oil is a staple in most kitchens. It is useful in cooking and considered a healthy oil. Did you know it could also be useful as a home remedy?

Reiki and Its Origin Simplified

Reiki is growing in popularity throughout the Western world. The word “Reiki” is Japanese and means “universal life energy”.

Natural Treatment For Parasites That Comes From the Expert

So this natural treatment for parasites is for candida and parasite sufferers and came from someone I know that she has been successfully doing good with her candidiasis. I know some of you have been struggling with getting parasites out of your skin.

Natural Treatment For Candidiasis You Can Do and What Health Advisor You Should Have

This article will explain natural treatment for candidiasis in your body. Are you having candidiasis and really confused how to treat it and at the same time getting upset because of your conventional doctor? I can understand you because it is not strange that conventional doctor doesn’t help at all.

Heartburn Treatments – Holistic Methods

Antacids are one of the fastest and most effective heartburn treatments, they enter the stomach and decrease and neutralize the acid thus protecting region around the esophagus. However, keep in mind that these medicines are not permanent cure, they merely prevent the stomach acid from entering the esophagus and that if used continuously these drugs can worsen the problem and cause other health problems like diarrhea and constipation, kidney stones.

How to Cure Heartburn Naturally – Use Simple Household Items

There are many over the counter medications that are called antacids or H2 blockers like Zantac, Pepcid, Tums and Tagamet that are popularly used for treating this condition. However the main problem of these medications is that they provide only temporary relief, lasting for no more than a few hours, so if you are looking for a permanent solution you will need to cure heartburn naturally.

A Natural Formula For Clearing, Repairing, and Restoring Your Lungs From Smoking and Air Pollutants

Would you like to repair damage to your lungs from smoking and other pollutants in the air we breathe? The inside of our lungs are densely populated with tiny blood vessels. This is where gaseous exchange of life takes place. Oxygen from the air we breathe diffuses into the blood stream, while carbon dioxide collected from cells in our body is released and later eliminated out of the system. The gaseous exchange takes place in small air sacs at the end of the bronchi called the alveoli. There are about three hundred million alveoli in each of us.

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