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The Sleep Whisperer helps you end your confusion about sleep and provides the proper tools to positively impact your body and mind with better sleep. These tools will not only help you take charge of your sleep, they will help you take charge of your life.

Oct 20, 2020

This is a very special flipped episode of The Sleep Whisperer podcast with special episode host, Dr Vaish Sarathy, and Deepa in the guest seat for a change.

Deepa is a Yoga therapist for over two decades and a Functional Nutritionist for five. She brings together her experience in therapeutic & transformational yoga and deep learning in nutrition based on the principles of functional medicine to her practice Phytothrive. The focus has been on merging together the deep science of the functional world with the deep symbolism of ancient wisdom. She has a masterful understanding of the human anatomy with cohesive understanding of physiology to offer what can be classified as true bio-individual mind, body & spirit nutrition. Having a son with a rare adrenal condition gave her a deep insight into the working of the adrenals and the stress response, as it relates to all health and sleep. Her articles have been shared by Dr Mark Hyman, MD, a 13 times NY Times Bestselling Author twice. She also gave the opening speech on Health Hacks at Amazon Web Services & YourStory HeathTech 2019 to heads of healthcare start-ups in India. Deepa has twenty years of experience in wellness, where she has focus on sleep nutrition, women’s health, detoxification, skin health and adrenal function.”

This episode is packed with information on building the perfect sleep plate.

In this episode, we dive into: 

  • Your Sleep Plate
  • What is the sleep plate Deepa talks about?
  • Where does the sleep plate begin?
  • What are some of the meals that predispose you towards poor sleep?
  • How can you build that perfect sleep plate for better sleep?
  • How does Intermittent Fasting play a role in this?
  • Timing of dinner and the perfect sleep plate
  • The nighttime low carb conundrum and poor sleep
  • Restrictive or picky eating and the repercussions
  • A perfect sleep plate

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