32+ Zeitgebers (Biological Cues) And How To Enhance Your Circadian Rhythm

Right now as I write this, I am watching the morning sun, sitting on a bench in Dolores Park with my shirt off an laptop out - in 50ºF weather!

Last night I had no sleep as I just traveled from FL to CA and helping my brother pack until 4am… and I woke up around 5am (8am my normal time… thanks jetlag).

That’s why I believe today’s topic of discussion should be circadian rhythm cues, also called Zeitgebers.

Zeitgebers (the German word for “time givers”) are signals that help synchronize the body's circadian clock with the environment.

In this post, we will discuss the most common zeitgebers, how they affect our circadian rhythm, and how we can use them to enhance our sleep, stress, weight, social life, and more.

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How Ciguatoxins Cause CIRS, Brain Fog, & Loss of NAD+

Ciguatoxins are a harmful byproduct of marine life and their exposure can cause both acute and chronic long term neurological effects.

In this post, we will discuss how ciguatoxins can cause CIRS, brain fog, and loss of NAD+.

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2 Powerful Types Of Power Naps: Caffeine And Nicotine Power Napping

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of napping and techniques to improve your naps.

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Why Do I Get Body Buzzing And/Or Internal Tremors?

Do you get the odd sensation of body buzzing like your body is moving when you are completely still?

The feeling could be when laying down at the end of the day, but it feels like something is either buzzing next to you or inside of you.

These are what I call Internal Tremors or Body Buzzing.

This is not primarily anxiety based, although the unknown cause of this odd phenomenon can trigger anxious feelings. 

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The 16+ Benefits Of Spilanthes, Spilanthol, And Alkylamides

Spilanthes is a genus of plants that have major potential as an aphrodisiac and anti-aging tool.

In this post, we will discuss spilanthes, the benefits of its bioactive components, and where to get it.

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The 29+ Benefits Of Sophora flavescens (Ku Shen)

Ku shen (sophora flavescens) is a root with powerful effects on cancer, metabolic diseases, neurological disorders and more.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of ku shen, its caveats, and where to buy ku shen.

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The 27+ Benefits Of Matrine (with Natural Sources And Mechanisms)

Matrine is a very powerful alkaloid that has many neuropharmalogical benefits.

In this post, we will discuss matrine's benefits, natural sources for it, and some of matrine's 195+ mechanisms.

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The Role of DARPP-32 In Addiction, Schizophrenia & Parkinson's Disease

In this post, we will discuss how protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 1B (PPP1R1B), also known as dopamine- and cAMP-regulated neuronal phosphoprotein (DARPP-32) plays a large role addiction, Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, cognition, and cancer. 

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256+ Ways To Increase Dopamine Naturally (Supplements And Genetics)

Dopamine is extremely important for everyday function and plays a much larger role in the body than just bonding, motivation, cognition, emotion, well-being, and movement.

Unfortunately, our environment today is very good at manipulating and hijacking our dopamine system.

In this post we will discuss, how/why dopamine is produced, how chronic inflammation affects dopamine, what are some quick fixes for dopamine, and what are some long lasting dopamine builders, as well how to avoid losing dopamine. 

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The 10+ Benefits Of Java Tea (Orthosiphon stamineus)

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of Java (Orthosiphon stamineusis), my experience with Java, and where to get the best form. 

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The 14+ Benefits Of Amentoflavone

Amentoflavone Is Cool (AF) :D
Amentoflavone (AF) is a naturally occurring biflavonoid found in many (over 120) natural plants, such as Gingko Biloba and St. John's Wort.

 

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The Sun Diet (Food as Sunscreen)

We need the sun for many biological processes.

The sun produces ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

UV can cause free radicals in skin cells and this is what causes skin cancer, wrinkles, photo-aging, and sun burns. 

This diet will help protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV, without the need for conventional sunscreens. 

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CDNF: What It Is and How To Increase Cerebral Dopamine Neurotrophic Factor

Cerebral Dopamine Neurotropic Factor (CDNF) is a newly discovered (and very powerful) way to regrow damaged dopaminergic neurons. 

It has shown have anti-inflammatory effects that are very beneficial in models of Parkinson's Disease. 

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Blue Light's Unique Effects On Our Health

In 1958, researchers looked at how each unique color affected organisms. 

They found out that blue light could change the circadian rhythm of algae, and this was later found out to be true with humans as well. 

Our understanding about blue light has increased and I have summarized what the literature shows to date.

Blue light is quite powerful and has the power to reset/disrupt our circadian rhythms, but if used and timed properly it may mitigate diseases like diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, bulimia, schizophrenia, dementia, and Parkinson's Disease. 

Some of the reasons (more explained below) is because blue light influences hormone secretion, heart rate, alertness, sleep, body temperature, and gene expression.

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My Sleep Experiments and Favorite Sleep Hacks

Why do we even need sleep?

I remember back in high school my friends discussing the idea of having to sleep was just a caffeine deficiency.

I could never do without sleep.

Actually, I noticed a majority of my problems started with bad sleep and ended with good sleep.

So, let's get into what I've been doing.

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How to Make Super Coffee (Increase Your Mental Performance)

Increase Mental Performance with Super Coffee!

If you drink coffee, I recommend drinking on an empty stomach (like right when you wake up). 

Coffee may possibly encourages the stomach to release its contents into the small intestine before complete digestion has occurred. 

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