New Starter Kit

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Hey everybody.  Don’t be concerned if you are on the 180D mailing list and have recently received (or soon receive) a message out of the blue requesting that you confirm your email subscription.  By SPAM laws this must be done.  There have been horrendous problems with our old and outdated email service provider (Hell, I don’t even receive the email updates I send out to the list!), and we have just upgraded to AWeber, which is considered to be the most reliable.

Apologies for everyone who has been trying to access the Starter Kit recently with no luck.  I just updated it with some new info. at the end, with 5 very basic yet very effective tips for increasing metabolic rate.  This is great for those who don’t have the time or money to read any of the books but want just a few basics about why metabolism is so important and what to do about it.  It’s also a good summary for those wanting to know what to prioritize amongst the many actions one can take to optimize metabolism.

It should be working properly now.  Whether you’ve subscribed before or not, enter your email address into one of the Starter Kit boxes (orange box to the right, or big blue rectangle at the bottom of every post) and you can access the new and updated Starter Kit.

Sorry for the inconvience. Happy reading.

In other news, you can read a recent article of mine published elsewhere called Eat Hard, Play Hard, Sleep Hard.

28 Comments

  1. Eat Hard, Play Hard, Sleep Hard. lol! How about Wake Up Hard?

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    • That’s a short post. Eat ice cream before bed. The end. Haha.

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  2. :) Thanks for the,er ummm, tip.

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  3. Hey Matt, it’s asking for a password for the starter kit but I don’t think I saw one in the email.

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  4. Ah wait. I’m a dunce. I see it now.

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  5. I purchased eat for heat and it says I can enter promo code for $10 off of Platinum Collection. Is this $10 off of the 50% of December sale price, or $10 off of original? I’m guessing original as that’s what it resorted to once I entered code, but I’m just pressing my luck?? haha

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    • Yeah those codes don’t work while the store-wide 50% off sale is going on. Hope that wasn’t confusing.

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  6. Matt just a quick question. Until recently I’ve had sleeping problems that caused me to have difficulty getting enough quality sleep. Now it has improved so that I often feel well rested when I get up.
    But since I have much more trouble getting and staying warm. These last few days I had pretty icy hands until the mid afternoon while before my hands got warm while eating my breakfast. Could this somehow be related to a reduction in stress or are colder hands always a bad sign?

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  7. Quick question: i’m a recoverying Paleo and enjoying my starch (especially Grape Nuts, man those things taste like heaven with a little sugar on top and some whole milk), but i have a new born and i’m getting less sleep. Any good way to deal with less sleep outside of keeping a good diet to reduce stress? Thanks

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  8. Hey Matt, What about saunas and metabolism? I usually do about 20 minutes 2 times a week in a dry sauna. I’ve just started the RRARF hoping to raise my temperature. I’ve been Primal/Paleo for about 1.5 years and have started to have some issues. Freezing hands and feet at times is one of them. Should I stop the saunas for now or are they be helpful in raising metabolism? Thanks!

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    • John, my guess is that too much sauna will train the body to reduce body temperature as a compensating effect. However, if you find the sauna relaxing, it could be helping to reduce your stress, which you were inducing from limiting carbs (hence the problems on low-carb Paleo). Kind of like taking a warm bath is probably better for increasing heat by increasing relaxation than any compensatory affect of being in “hot water” and the same way that cold shock is going to be a stress on the body (although many people swear that cold water dousing increases their body temp – but the question is whether that is long term or a short term stress response with longer term negative consequences)

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      • Taking a sauna or a warm bath beats the hell out of drinking tea to warm up or being stressed and tense because you are freezing. If you sweat a lot you need to drink more and eat more salt to compensate. I think this is a good thing though, especially if you are a person for whom the stress response is to be thirsty when you don’t need water and drink more water or tea, etc. Give your body a reason to actually require more water and suddenly you will feel what that deep down body thirst actually is: slightly shriveled tongue and sore, dry eyes, a slight queasy feeling in your stomach, instead of, oh, I just ate two pretzels I need to drink a gigantic glass of water, now.

        As you can tell, I’m a sauna fan. We have one in our house. And why the dry sauna, John? Just to make it less pleasurable? Throw a little steam in there, man. Enjoy it! Sheesh. Living in Minnesota, like I do, I figure have few enough pleasures and enough hardships like really shitty weather and no daylight in the winter. Matt is living the life of a beach bum, getting sixty million hours of sunlight per year or some such. We would not need saunas if we lived down there!

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  9. Like Kelly, I can’t get in without a password. Unlike Kelly, I still haven’t found said password. Any hints?

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    • It’s in the e-mail, so it shouldn’t be hard to find :)

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    • Additional Hint: Search for the letters ‘bab’ in the email. Hope you find it :) Also, the subject of the email is “The 180 Degree Health Starter Kit” in case you are looking at something else.

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    • Don’t forget to include exclamation point!

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  10. Well. This new mail server rocks.

    NOT

    I want your spam, I really do Matt.

    But I signed up an hour ago and gots Nada.

    That espanish for nothing, señor…

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    • Have you tried the big blue rectangle box at the bottom? :)

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  11. you said Hard.

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  12. I’m with Cody. I put my email address in twice yesterday, but nothing in the ol’ inbox. Is the Starter Kit really working?

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  13. Hi Matt, quick question:

    I’ve decided to try glandulars after experimenting with food and drink for a while now.
    I remember reading in ’180 digestion’ that you recommend starting with thyroid before adrenal.

    The thing is, I’m having trouble with sleep quality so I’d like to take adrenal as well as thyroid at the same time. Will that be a problem?

    Merry christmas to all, cheers

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  14. Yo Matt!

    Dude. The orange box on the right works great. The blue box above? It sucks balls. Doesn’t work.

    I think you should fire your web developer…

    ;)

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  15. Dang, I thought you were sending me a present. Fucking email.
    xo haggie xo

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  16. I have a question regarding something you talked about in your new book, Eat for Heat. You mention these adrenaline surges at 2-4am and that sometimes they might be excessive as in waking you up. What causes these surges? I’ve been having them for couple of week now at precisely 2-4am and then again when I wake up at 6 or 7am (without a clock) I also feel this surge. I tried the sugar-salt thing last night and it helped to get back to sleep but how could I prevent these?

    Thanks for a great book that is super comfortable to read as well. :)

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    • I’ve found that the lower the metabolic rate the more extreme the adrenaline surge. Not sure the exact mechanism, other than the fact that thyroid hormone is really the antithesis to catecholamines. Anything that causes you to become warmer with a higher body temperature should help you to have less and less of a stress event at that time until you eventually don’t have a wakeup at all. I would experiment with type, quantity, and time of day of your food and fluid consumption. That may mean eating lighter during the day and heavier at night – that may mean heavier during the day and lighter at night. I woud think the best bet would be to eat much heavier early in the day but still have a salty, carby snack right before bed. Like a handful of potato chips or pretzels and a small scoop of ice cream.

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  17. Thanks, Matt! Yeah I’ve already changed my diet a lot based on the consultation. I expect that my stress levels (a trip overseas, lots of work etc.) has something to do with these adrenaline surges but I’m also wondering whether me finally (gradually) stopping my Liothyronin two weeks ago has it’s impact on this. Well, I suppose my body will adjust! Gonna try some ice cream and rice crackers with cheese tonight, we’ll see how it goes :P

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  18. I’m not sure how much y’all want that starter kit to get out in the wild. I’ve put my email address in every available box on the site multiple times over the last month and nada. Maybe I’ll try the webmaster again since there’s a new email address since the last attempt.

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  19. Ha! All it took was a message here (not even yet moderated) and I got a response! ;-)

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