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 35+ Benefits Of French Maritime Pine Bark (Pycnogenol, Flavangenol And Oligopin)

n this post, we will discuss the benefits of French Maritime Pine Bark and Pycnogenol as well as their mechanisms of action.

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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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Parvalbumin: Why You Can't Supplement For Fish

In this post, we will discuss what parvalbumin is, how it plays a role in chronic illnesses, and what you can do to  increase it. 

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The 10+ Benefits Of Oak Wood (Robuvit and Quercus Species)

Robuvit and Oak Wood extracts from the Quercus species have shown to have very promising results in combating fatigue in human trials.

In the post, we will discuss the benefits of Quercus species and my experience with supplementing Robuvit. 

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How To Run While Sitting Down: Exercise Mimetics

Exercise Mimetics are novel ways of getting the benefits of exercising, without having to exercise.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits and mechanisms of exercise and some possible ways to replace exercise. 

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Humanin: 7+ Ways To Increase Mitochondria's IGF-1

The term Humanin (HN) was coined by its discoverer, Professor Nishimoto, to denote the potential of this molecule to restore the “humanity” of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. 

Later we have found humanin protects cells from oxidative stress, serum starvation, hypoxia, and other insults as well as also improves cardiovascular disease and Alzheimer's disease. 

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Root Causes Of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) And Ways To Reverse It

In this post, we will discuss root causes of Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and cutting-edge ways to reverse it and the symptoms.

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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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The 13+ Benefits Of Maral Root (Russian Leuzea)

Maral roots and its constituents are used for their adaptogenic and tonic properties to improve muscle growth, impotency, physical weakness, mental weariness, recovery after surgery, infectious disease or chemical intoxication.

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Hormesis: What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

When you optimize your body and fix all deficiencies, where is there to go next in enhancing your body?

Well there is hormesis, which is a very powerful tool for enhancing all aspects of your life.

Hormesis, if done properly can strengthen metabolism, longevity, and wellbeing as well as protect you from chronic illness in general.

In this post we will discus what hormesis is, how to do it, and what to watch out for so you can do it properly.

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The 27+ Benefits Of Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Burdock root has been used for centuries (over 3000 years) in China and in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for "purifying the blood", but in this post we will discuss the actual ways burdock works on improving the body.

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Vasohibin-1 (VASH1) Fights Cancer And Senescence

Vasohibin-1 (VASH1) is an anti-angiogenic protein that may have benefits in cancer and longevity.

In this post, we will discuss conditions associated with VASH1 activity, its benefits, downsides, and ways to change its expression. 

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Neuropeptides and Autophagy

Two key players in healthy aging are proper neuropeptide signaling and healthy induction of autophagy. R

In this post, we will discuss how neuropeptides either induce or inhibit autophagy.

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The 13+ Benefits Of Chitosan And Chitooligosaccharides

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of chitosan and chitosan derivatives.

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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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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 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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Klotho: Become Smarter And Live Longer With 50+ Ways To Increase Klotho

Klotho may be one of our humans' natural adaptogens by its ability to help regulate cellular stress.

In this post, we will discuss its role in longevity, muscle strength, cancer, cognition, and neurotransmitter balance.

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The 13+ Benefits Of Chokeberries (Aronia)

The Herb With The Strongest Polyphenol Count
Chokeberries (Aronia) are powerful anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories as they are very high in polyphenols

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