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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All About Phoenixin: Pros And Cons Of Phoenixin And GPR173

Phoenixin is a peptide that regulates reproductive function, behavior, sensory perception, memory retention, cardiovascular health and food intake.

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How To Have Your Cake And Eat It Too: Calorie Restriction And Fasting Mimetics

Calorie Restriction Mimetics (CRMs) are compounds that can induce the same mechanisms as eating less, without having to actually eat less. 

In this post, we will discuss how to have your cake (food) and eat it too. 

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How To Inhibit Lipopolysaccharides (LPS), Lipoglycans, and Endotoxins

Recent data suggests that chronically low levels of circulating LPS may be associated with the development of metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. R

In this post, we will discuss how LPS affects the body and how to reverse endotoxemia.

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The 18+ Benefits of Hops (Humulus lupulus)

Have you ever wondered what gave beer its bitter, "hoppy" taste and aroma?

Well the answer is hops. 😋

In this post, we'll be discussing the benefits of hops, how it works on the body, and some non-alcoholic benefits of beer

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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 15+ Benefits of Ziziphus Jujuba (Jujube or Chinese Dates)

Ziziphus jujuba (jujube or Chinese dates), a plant in the family Rhamnaceae, is used in several Asian countries as a food and traditional medicine for over 3000 years. 

The different parts of the Jujube plant (seeds, fruit, leaves, roots, etc) have different functions on the body. 

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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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Are EMFs Dangerous? Unbiased Science-Based Review of Electromagnetic Fields

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) are perceived as environmental stressors on living organisms.

But since man-made EMFs are a very new stressor for humans, our cells have not developed proper defensive mechanisms against them. 

For example, EMFs are classified as possibly carcinogenic (cancer causing) as is arsenic, chloroform, cigarettes, DDT, estrogenics, heavy metals, roundup, etc. 

It seems clear that we would not willingly expose ourselves to these other agents, so why would we expose ourselves EMFs?

Is it from digital dementia (using electronics to remember everything for us) or FOMO (fear of missing out)? 

In this post, to simplify everything, I'll try to stay away from quantum physics as much as possible. 😉

I'll also show as unbiased of an opinion of EMFs as possible, but I do give you my opinion towards the end.

I'll also provide ways you can protect yourself from the downsides of EMFs.

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Amylin's Role in Obesity and Alzheimer's

Amylin is a hormone that is co-stored and co-secreted with insulin from the pancreatic beta cells in response to nutrients (eating). 

It mediates important brain functions, including appetite inhibition, cerebrovascular structure relaxation, and neural regeneration. 

It also plays a role in regulating glucose metabolism and modulating inflammation. 

Amylin shares characteristics of satiation signals, like CCK, but also of adiposity signals, like leptin or insulin. 

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What Is Vaspin? How to Increase or Decrease It Naturally and Artificially

Vaspin is your team player in obesity and inflammation. 

Your body is constantly trying to keep homeostasis. In times of obesity and inflammation, your body (from fat cells) will produce vapsin as a compensatory mechanism to keep you "normal".

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The 9+ Benefits of Irisin And How To Increase It Naturally

Irisin is an anti-obesity and anti-diabetes hormone that regulates fat tissue and blood sugar.

Irisin is generated by exercise and acts as an insulin-sensitizing hormone.

Irisin is so powerful that even moderately increased levels of circulating irisin potently increases energy expenditure, reduces body weight and improves diet-induced insulin resistance.

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Adropin: A Predictor of Heart Disease

Preptin, adropin and irisin are three co-workers in the regulation of energy homeostasis. 

Adropin is derived from the Latin roots “aduro” [to set fire to] and “pinquis” [fats or oils]. 

It was first discovered in 2008 by Kumar and his coworkers. 

Peptides secreted from peripheral organs regulate lipid metabolism in key insulin-target tissues and are important for energy homeostasis and maintaining insulin sensitivity. 

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