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The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast

57 EpisodesProduced by Mollie McGlocklinWebsite

The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, exists to transform the conversation around sleep on the planet! Each episode is a conversation with industry leaders designed to deliver practical takeaways to improve your sleep. The intention is to shift the paradigm of wellness to make SLEEP the #1 focus in our jour… read more


018: Todd White, CEO of Dry Farm Wines, "The Ultimate Biohackers Wine": Why most traditional wines are high in both sugar & alcohol and stand to wreck your sleep...and what to do about.

Key Takeaways:

  • In contrast to common belief, wines are mostly not natural. Only less than 1% of the wines produced on the planet are natural.
  • The sugar levels in industrially produced wine are higher, but they can hide this fact.
  • Alcoholic beverages with high levels of alcohol disrupt sleep.
  • You have to shop online to purchase natural wine mainly.

What is inside of commercial wine, and why can’t we find natural wine?

  • There are more than 70 additives that are approved by the FDA. These additives include many toxic products within them. European vineyards are allowed to use half the amount compared to the US.
  • It's usually tough to find natural wine unless you live in a big city with some retail stores specifically. Online shopping for natural wine is the easiest way to go.
  • The alcohol level is not mandatory by federal law to be stated. These are regulations that come from the post probation era since lab tests weren’t very accurate back then. And the wine industry likes to keep things this way.
  • Lab-created yeast is used instead of natural yeast. The reason for this is to increase production at scale. Additives have to be used to produce high amounts of wine.

What is natural wine?

  • People usually believe that wine is natural, but only ****less than one-tenth of 1% of wines are naturals.
  • Of the top 20 best selling wines in the US, only two met the sugar-free and natural wine criteria.
  • The use of natural yeast, which is naturally formed on the outside of grapes due to the contact with air. Therefore, natural yeast is a bit harder to get in large quantities, and it works slower.
  • Dry Farms - Are farms where no irrigation is used, which hurt the plants and lead to a lower quality product. Dry farms are the real natural way to grow fruits and vegetables. Irrigation is banned in many places in Europe.
  • Lab testing to see that there are no additives and to check that the alcohol levels are low.


  • “Elevated blood glucose, hyperproduction of insulin are the primary causes of most illnesses.”
  • “Sugar is the single most addictive, destructive, and the most widely abused drug on the planet,” Which leads to many health problems. “Alcohol is also very dangerous, so we have to be careful with that as well and work on low alcohol and sugar-free.”
  • Combining sugar and alcohol creates a devastating effect. Think about the impact of two Tequila shots during your night out compared to the morning after. It gives a boost of energy due to the amount of sugar.
  • 'Clean wines' are not natural wines; they are copycats. When you see companies use clean wine, don’t be fooled by it.
  • We don’t allow more than 1 gram sugar per liter, which is technically sugar-free.

Relation with Sleep:

  • High alcohol and sugar disrupt sleep since they hype the user, giving them an energy boost. On the other hand, wine with low sugar content makes you sleepy and puts you off to sleep. Heavier alcoholic beverages with high sugar content don't do this due to the energy it gives.




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