Nutrition Sleep

Whole30 and Sleep: An Interview with Dr. Kirk Parsley

Text below adapted from the original interview, part 1 of a 2 part series posted on the Whole30 website on October 9, 2017 WHOLE30 AND SLEEP: AN INTERVIEW WITH DR. KIRK PARSLEY October 9, 2017 – A note from Whole30 Headmistress Melissa Hartwig, who slept 9 hours last night and doesn’t feel the least bit guilty One of the most under-rated benefits of the Whole30 is how much better you’ll sleep during the program. People…

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Doc Parsley on Behind the Shield with James Geering

Doc joined James Geering for episode 6 of Behind the Shield, a podcast aimed at wellness for First Responders. Throughout James’ career as a firefighter and paramedic, he noticed a trend of ill health among others in his profession, both mentally and physically. He realized the information about wellness was outdated and disconnected from what first responders truly face. The Behind the Shield podcast brings together experts in fitness, wellness and nutrition to share knowledge…

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Sleep

Sleeping with Babies At this point in my career, I could not even estimate the number of lectures that I have done on sleep. Amazingly though, I cannot recall a single lecture when I wasn’t asked what to do about parent’s sleep with newborn babies to toddlers. My answer never gets a standing ovation because; “it depends” is a pretty weak answer for any “expert”. When I put on my doctor hat, I say: parental…

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The Effects of Sleep on Your Relationship

We are aware of the effects sleep has on our mood, cognition, and performance, but we may not realize that our relationships also depend on it. Relationships depend on decision making, shared responsibility, even humor and attractiveness. Sleep deprivation affects all of those aspects ultimately leading to a less than ideal partnership. Couples trials have provided us with more insight in regards to the effects a lack of sleep has on a relationship. Monogamous couples…

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Tips to Mitigate the Effects of Performance and Sleep Decline Associated with Shift Work

This blog is designed primarily for First Responders, LEOs, Military, Healthcare shift workers. The most common question that I asked is; “how do I compensate for shift work”. The unfortunate answer is that you cannot, at least not completely. Two plus two will always equal four. It would be no different than saying, how do I compensate for eating McDonald’s twice per day. However, there are things that you can do to mitigate against the…

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Doc Parsley at Female Brain Summit

Tired vs. Drunk – What’s the Difference? Enjoy this segment of the Virtual Female Brain Summit – Doc Parsley discusses the difference between being tired or drunk.

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