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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3 Amazing Benefits Of 3,3′-Diindolylmethane (DIM)

3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM) is the major bioactive indole in crucifers vegetables, generated upon ingestion and hydrolysis of glucobrassicin.

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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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Activation And Detoxification 101

In this post, we will discus a brief, technical basic explanation of activation and detoxification - two major mechanisms in oxidative homeostasis.

In the future, I will update this post with more references, a MOA section, genetics, and clearer plans of action. 

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Why NRF2 Activation Can Make You More Sick

Recent cancer research has helped us understand how the body detoxes.

By studying upregulated genes in tumorous cells, we were able to find the Nuclear Erythroid 2–Related Factor 2 (NRF2) pathway.

NRF2 is a major transcription factor in detoxing the body and keeping it healthy.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits/downsides of NRF2 activation, as well as why NRF2 may be hurting you more than helping you (and what you can do about it).

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The 10+ Benefits of Thunbergia Laurifolia (Laurel Clockvine)

Thunbergia Laurifolia is a traditional herb in Thailand that has a variety potential benefits. 

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