Nourish Sleep, Nutrition & Exercise Together
The conventional model that considers better sleep, nutrition, and exercise to be separate lifestyle components is radically ineffectual. The integrated triad is the base for every aspect of our health. Nutrition is not merely weight loss dieting. It is harnessing our body's natural metabolic flexibility during the real-world nutrient-use changes it undergoes. In the end, physical activity is not merely a weight-loss tactic, it is crucial for the nutrient-use patterns that underlie our basic metabolic health. Poor sleep quality has been shown to deteriorate weight management and fitness performance initiatives even though it was once considered purely "rest". How does it do so? Primarily through the metabolic dysfunctions that diet-only advocates do not understand. In fact, sleep processes are increasingly revealed to be the cornerstone of metabolic, mental and emotional health in general.
The weight-loss "caloric energy budget" is not the only accounting that matters. In fact, it is misleading to focus exclusively on caloric balance without understanding that the availability of nutrients in various situations is even more important. Even though physical activity is a highly efficient enterprise (and thereby inefficient for weight-loss alone), when it comes to the actual nutrient-use dynamics of the body, loading up with fuel without planning to go anywhere is akin to revving up your car without putting it into gear. In the end, you'll only generate a lot of noise, and smelly air.
Discover why the tired old model of incessant dieting does not work.
INTEGRATE YOUR TRIAD WITH TRINOURISH
In today's weight loss climate, it has become trendy to appear scientific by pointing out the inefficiency of exercise for weight loss. This merely perpetuates the problem of considering exercise as only a weight-loss tactic to address our caloric energy budget (energy-consumed minus energy-burned). This simplistic diet-only approach to health management does not understand the body's basic nutrient-use characteristics and the metabolic dysfunctions that arise from an inactive lifestyle. Moreover, in recent years, poor sleep and circadian rhythm misalignments have been shown to impact basic energy dynamics in a fundamental way. We'll teach you why a diet-only approach is radically irresponsible and why expert assistance can sometimes help you renew a path to feeling and performing better. The key is to: Integrate your triad!
Why Not Just Use Your App?
You should still use your tracker & apps. Studies have shown, however, that trackers and apps are not reliable when the information is not contextualized. Without a proper background, they simply amplify our existing biases. It takes context to make isolated data meaningful.
The whole point of the TriNourish set of educational platforms is to address the reflexive notions about sleep, nutrition and exercise that we carry. Moreover, those seemingly self-evident notions radically impede our health & performance. Once we understand that we still undervalue the lifestyle advice that we hear nearly every day because we retain reflexive notions about better sleep, exercise and nutrition that are inaccurate; and once we glimpse how the three domains actually integrate to either snowball a vicious cycle of metabolic & mental dysfunctions on the one hand, or collectively leverage better health & performance on the other— we no longer consider them just another set of lifestyle practices for "looking good". The integrated physiology functions for each of us in a way that is far more profound for our basic health and sense of wellbeing than simply a positive impact on body aesthetics. It's about basic metabolic & mental health. It's about keeping disease at bay. It's about YOU.
The Least Amongst Us
Sleep Is The Cornerstone of Health
Sleep is the cornerstone of health? How can that be? Sleep is passive rest, is it not? The answer, in fact, is a resounding NO! It turns out that sleep is not rest. Sleep-dependent processes are actively at work every night performing a myriad of specific functions. If those functions are cut short, the impacts are far more widespread than simply a diminishment of our energy and our mood for a day. Basic cardiometabolic, mental, emotional, and immune health are routinely impacted by chronic poor sleep in our culture, and those impacts directly translate into adverse health issues such as obesity, hypertension, heart-disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, dementia and cancer.
It turns out that sleep quality often impacts diet and exercise initiatives more than diet and exercise initiatives impact sleep quality— although the main physiological interactions form a rich two-way network of relations. That network, in fact, weaves together the very fabric of our mental, emotional and physical lives. Sleep is the Master Weaver— but WE supply the novel design. The strategies to harness these profound connections have been systematized on the Nourish Sleep member platform from TriNourish. This platform follows that trajectory into the domains of nutrition and exercise. Members may begin the optimization process under LEARNING or transfer to the Nourish Sleep platform.