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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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 Ecklonia Cava and Phlorotannins

Ecklonia cava is a powerful brown algae that shows promising potential in many metabolic diseases.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of Ecklonia cava, where to buy it, and its mechanism of action.

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What Is Toxin Bioaccumulation? How Biotoxin Accumulation Causes (Reversible) Chronic Dysfunction

Recent evidence suggests that 70–90% of chronic disease is likely related to environmental determinants. 

In this post, we will discuss how biotoxin accumulation may cause chronic illness.

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The 14+ Benefits Of Kutaj & Kwatha (Holarrhena antidysenterica)

In this post, we will discuss the Ayurvedic herb, Kutaja, its many benefits, mechanism, and what to watch out for.

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How Jet Fumes And Hypoxia On Planes Affect The Body

Hypoxia (loss of oxygen) is a major stressor on the body.

On average, one can live ~21 days without food, ~2 days without water, but only a few minutes without oxygen. R

Most studies review long term exposure of hypoxia, but in this post we will discuss what happens to the body on a cellular level when exposed to hypoxia in the short term, such as flying or space travel (in a non-hormetic way).

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May The Forest Bathe With You (Biohacking Shinrin-Yoku)

Have you ever wondered why you feel so good on hikes?

I know when I go out, it feels almost like there is some magic to being outdoors - I get invigorated, happy, and just feel alive. 

Well, there are biological effects to being outside.

This practice of going outside has been thoroughly investigated and given the name “Shinrin-Yoku” in Japan, aka “Forest Bathing”.

In this post, we’re going to discuss Forest Bathing’s scientifically proven benefits, what really is going on from being in nature, and what you can do to biohack its effects (without having to go outside). 😉

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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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380+ Ways To Inhibit Biofilms

Biofilms (sometimes described as "cities for microbes") are glue-like membranes produced by microbes (bacteria, fungi and yeasts) to protect themselves being discovered by our immune system, among other functions (described below). 

In this post, we're going to go over what diet and supplements (as well as advanced techniques) can be used to prevent and/or kill unwanted biofilms from common bacterial and fungal pathogens.

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