Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival

Lights Out Sleep Sugar and Survival When it comes to obesity diabetes heart disease cancer and depression everything you believe is a lie With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health T S Wiley and Bent Formby deliv

When it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie.With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings Americans really are sick from being tired Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population We re literally dying for aWhen it comes to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression, everything you believe is a lie.With research gleaned from the National Institutes of Health, T.S Wiley and Bent Formby deliver staggering findings Americans really are sick from being tired Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and depression are rising in our population We re literally dying for a good night s sleep Our lifestyle wasn t always this way It began with the invention of the lightbulb When we don t get enough sleep in sync with seasonal light exposure, we fundamentally alter a balance of nature that has been programmed into our physiology since day one This delicate biological rhythm rules the hormones and neurotransmitters that determine appetite, fertility, and mental and physical health When we rely on artificial light to extend our day until 11 p.m midnight, and beyond, we fool our bodies into living in a perpetual state of summer Anticipating the scarce food supply and forced inactivity of winter, our bodies begin storing fat and slowing metabolism to sustain us through the months of hibernation and hunger that never arrive Our own survival instinct, honed over millennia, is now killing us Wiley and Formby also reveal That studies from our own government research prove the role of sleeplessness in diabetes, heart disease, cancer, infertility, mental illness, and premature aging Why the carbohydrate rich diets recommende

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  1. I heard about this book from reading Robb Wolf s Paleo Solution and some of this is nothing new Firemen, factory workers, nurses, doctors and others who work night shifts are likely to get cancer, diabetes, and other diseases I had heard of this why I never knew exactly why Now I know too much Pediatricians tell parents children need 9 to 10 hours of sleep a night because they grow when they sleep Well I had heard this too and have tried valiantly to get my kids to sleep the appropriate amount [...]


  2. Forget the haters, this is the ONLY book you will need for advice on leading a healthy lifestyle There s HEAPS of gems in here but the best I have found are Get at least 9.5 hours of DARK sleep every night i.e when you wake up it should be dark, or dawn Never sunny yes, this means you have to go to sleep at like 9 But it is worth it Cut out all sugar from your diet Cut out all vegetable oils from your diet Use coconut oil, butter and olive oil instead Canola vegetable oil is toxic.This should be [...]



  3. This is one of those books that I wish I could give stars to It is fascinating, enlightening The authors make a lot of valid points, which seem to be backed by a lot of research There are nearly 100 pages of references listed in the endnotes That is almost half of the total length of the actual body of work Add the suggested reading bibliography and glossary to the endnotes, and the actual body of work really is only half of the entire book There were a couple of instances in which the authors [...]


  4. Read on the recommendation of my friend Linda Stone, a polemical book about how the government in by both endorsing a high carb, low fat diet you know the famous food pyramid and hiding the truth about sleep we need a minimum of 9.5 hours of sleep for 7 months of the year has made America the fattest, unhealthiest and richest society in the world.


  5. A very frustrating book to read The author tends to ramble he also makes a great many statements that he doesn t support with anything other than the power of his own assertion But then, he does also provide references for some statements I should say that he does have quite a lot of end notes after the text, grouped by chapter There are, in fact, pages of them for each chapter They are not, however, connected by footnote or in any other way to specific remarks in the text, so it s actually tro [...]


  6. there are a lot of problems with this book it sits very squarely on the scare tactics and hyperbole side of pop health writing it s hyperbolic, overconfident, imprecise the authors ruthlessly hate on veg ns, and while i actually think they re mostly right about their reasoning there, they present it in such a way that it will only ever appeal to people who already agree with them and don t care about even attempting to persuade or compromise, only to bludgeon the X phile backdrop and the dated p [...]


  7. The lightbulb is why you re fat.The lightbulb creates an artificial summer in our minds and fools our bodies into believing it s summer, which means we think we need to eat lots of food, even if we re not hungry, in anticipation of the upcoming winter Our obesity is killing us, but it s also nature s plan in that we re supposed to die off because of population growth This scare tactic book offers tons in the way of fear mongering but very little of what I call practical advice For example, you s [...]


  8. This was a really interesting book, though some of the underlying philosophy as opposed to the actual science is alarmist, bordering on tinfoil hat squad conspiracy theory fervency As a rule, people who have electricity don t get enough sleep What sleep we do get is generally of poor quality, and can easily be disrupted by things both obvious excess light in the room, unpredictable schedules, caffeine, too much screen time late at night, eating too soon before bedtime and less obvious the very c [...]


  9. I gave this book 5 stars because it has really made me think about the way I m treating my body You always hear from people that you should get sleep but I m willing to bet most people have just a rough understanding of why A couple reasons why this book might be tough to read The writing style has been commented on by other readers, the author can sometimes be offensive or crude but honestly I think that everyone should be able to look past this It could have been done a different way but with [...]


  10. Lights out addresses the subject of the harm Americans are doing to their health by sleeping too little, sleeping in incomplete darkness, and eating as if summer went on all year long It is not a pretty picture Because the body is complex, it is also a rather complex picture The authors give a great deal of scientific evidence to back up their assertions half the book is bibliography and they make a good case for getting sleep in a well darkened room My strongest reason for not giving this book [...]


  11. I liked this book a lot till my husband pointed out T.S Wiley is a fraud which he did as soon as I finished this 300 page book However, there are nuggets of useful suggestions in this book like we all need to get sleep and staying away from lighted computer screens tvs before going to bed help us sleep But some of the stuff she says sounds extremely wacky stay up all day in the summer and sleep all winter Sure that may have been the lifestyle of some European pre historic peoples but what about [...]


  12. The book starts out kind of pseudo sciencey, but really follows through Lights Out gave me multiple HOLY epiphanies, and while I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in looking feeling performing better, I would absolutely recommend reading Gary Taubes Good Calories, Bad Calories or Mark Sisson s The Primal Blueprint first because T.S Wiley tends to assume that you re already on the low carb paleo primal bandwagon and doesn t justify those principles very well in his own book De [...]


  13. This book makes so much sense I am disturbed by how much sense it makes Sleeping is so obvious it should be common sense Yet, when we are tired we drink coffee and eat sweets to stay up, but when we come home we don t sleep Then we lament about how tired we are This book goes in depth with the effects of sleep on our health It also addresses seasonality, which I have not seen in a health book before The second to last chapter gives information on what you can do The rest of the chapters tell yo [...]


  14. This book makes an overwhelming case that modern technology is disrupting humanity s sleep They really flog it way beyond necessity I can sum their arguments as such If you need an alarm to wake up in the morning, then what you really need is sleep Sleep somewhere that s as dark and quiet as possible Try to limit your exposure to strong lighting before you go to bed Some people need sleep, some less Get as much as your body needs, don t rely on some other made up statistic to tell you Don t ea [...]


  15. It seems this book did not get the respect it deserved It s one of the few books on fat loss and health improvement that truly contains new information My sense was that the book s findings with its hard to hear research and uneasy answers are why it wasn t a bigger bestseller Still, I found it very helpful.


  16. Utter, utter crap One of the worst books I have ever read on any subject It s a shame, because the thesis is interesting The problem is the writing You need to read it to appreciate how annoying it is.


  17. I m really torn on this Plenty of very good reference research papers and documents But it s pretty obvious that she makes assumptions well outside of her field of expertise like quantum physics Definitely a lot of New Age magic BS happening in the book Go for the source papers instead.



  18. A lifelong insomniac, my interest was piqued when one of my book club members chose Lights Out Sleep, Sugar and Survival as her September pick Before I started reading it, I was assuming that it s premise would be that as it gets dark outside, we should start using less lights inside, the dimmer you can get away with the better As a natural healthcare practitioner, the number one thing I recommend to people with trouble sleeping is sleep hygiene Sleep hygiene is basically behavioral health condi [...]


  19. A little bit mystical in tone sometimes.Good information, plausable mechanism.I am trying to sleep but currently its summer and have started avoiding grains and added sugars


  20. Are you prone to staying up late at night to catch the 10 00 News Broadcast Maybe you should start getting to bed a bit earlierjust maybe.T.S Wiley proposes simple but lifestyle shifting techniques to enhance our lifespan and corresponding health levels Her theory is that our population is living sub optimally due to our disdain for seasonal sleep cycles, year round higher carb intake, and our refusal to turn off the lights.Here are a few of my favorite highlights Sleeping controls eating, eatin [...]


  21. So far, this researcher from the Sansum Medical Research Institute in Santa Barbara has some incrdeible theories connecting Americans sleep deprivation habits, carbohydrate over consumption, and prevelant major diseases It s an evolutionary prespective on how the light bulb has lead us away from our circadian rhythms and consequently caused every major illness we humans suffer from.I don t particularly care for her crude writing style, but I think everyone should check out her arguments some co [...]


  22. This book has tons of information that is backed up with footnotes Half the book is citations I like that The only thing is that the tone of the book vacillates between hysterical and flippant The flippant comments are quite funny sometimes but are a little inappropriate, and the hysterical tone of some of his other statements makes it hard to take him seriously despite his use of footnotes.Unfortunate he tends to repeat himself and he doesn t give a lot of information about how to apply the dat [...]


  23. This book is a wealth of information about how different hormones in the body work, how sleep affects those hormones, and therefore how sleep affects weight, disease, and mental health A few drawbacks It s 10 years old, so some of the assumptions about our evolutionary history that may have been common sense a decade ago are not so clear There s a few moments of New Age faith thankfully just a few And there s no studies done on following their prescription to see if it works At least 10 years ag [...]


  24. Do you want to know the reason why all the famous health gurus say to go to bed before 10 Well, its not just a random time, and if you re like me and you want to no all the biochemistry behind it, then this book is going to be a good read for you I have been plagued by uncontrollable sugar cravings at night and in my search for what causes that I found this book There is definitely a sleep sugar connection and this book explains it.On the other hand, this book is a hard read, the author is gonna [...]


  25. This is one of the rare type of books that you will ever stumble upon If you read it, know that you are lucky Although it has been written back in 2001, the amount of awareness that these two writers had at that time, contrary to all common beliefs, is exceptionally high ALMOST every single word written in this book rhymed with the inner wisdom planted in each human being on how to live, eat, sleep and move This book will teach you how to sync your self with nature s cycles Day and Night, summer [...]


  26. I really enjoyed the perspective of this book and found it incredibly helpful in regards to an often overlooked aspect of our health sleep There is much to sleep with balancing hormones and insulin than I thought As with other reviewers I had many take aways from this book and make a much dedicated decision to control my sleep environment and timing of my sleep I recommend reading this book if you are at all interested in adopting a paleo lifestyle or exercising control over this variable in [...]


  27. Ugh I have a high tolerance for bad writing and typically finish every book that I start, but this one was so terrible that I gave up I kept hoping that Wiley would present a clear claim at some point and then review the research supporting and contradicting it, but that still hadn t happened a quarter of the way in, and flipping ahead didn t give me hope that it ever would Instead, I got a stream of paragraphs jumping from Thomas Edison to stress hormones to Daisyworld to string theory and so o [...]


  28. I read this as part of my references for an article on stress related diseases of women I think that I was writing for a glossy magazine Although I barely had time to go through the entire book that first time, the theories made a lot of sense and left enough impact for me to pick the book up again over three years after.I am living testament of how sleep deprivation I love to stay up late, but can t always wake up late because I have a family to take care of can wreak havoc on one s health and [...]


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