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 7+ Benefits Of Suvorexant (Belsomra): A Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonist

Suvorexant is a dual-orexin receptor antagonist that improves insomnia.

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All About Histamine H3 Receptors (HRH3/HR3): Genetics, Mechanisms, And Antagonists

Is histamine a villain… or really a superhero?

It really depends on which receptor it works on and where it is in the body.

In this post, we will discuss how to use the 3rd histamine receptor to boost cognition, memory, and attention.

We will first discuss how the histamine receptors work.

Then, we will move onto the benefits (and downsides) of blocking Histamine H3 Receptor's (HRH3 or H3R) activity with natural and pharmacological methods.

Lastly, we will discuss the potential benefits of increasing HRH3 with some agonists, HRH3's mechanism of action, and some important HRH3 SNPs.

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Mycotoxins and Dopamine

Update to my life: I have damage to my caudate and putamen, two parts of the striatum that are responsible for dopamine neurotransmission and synthesis.

My caudate is small (atrophy) and my putamen is enlarged (inflamed).

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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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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 21+ Benefits Of Beta-Caryophyllene (The Common Cannabinoid)

Beta-Caryophyllene Is A Very Common Cannabinoid

β-caryophyllene is a FDA-approved food additive that can activate the endocannabinoid system. 

It is found in many plants, fragerances, preservatives, additives, and flavoring agents.

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The 18+ Benefits Of Tianma and Gastrodin

Tianma and Its 81+ Major Compounds

Tianma (also called Gastrodia Elata) works on many systems of the body including the brain, liver, heart, eyes, ears, bones, and lungs.

It has many potential benefits in preventing treating common neurological and metabolic disorders such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, epilepsy, liver disease, diabetes, neuropathy, and more.

In this post, we are going to be talking about Tianma, its bioactive components, and their benefits.

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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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Proton Pump Inhibitors Kill Mitochondria And Brain Function

The Actual Dangers of Taking Proton Pump Inhibitors and What You Can Do About It

Proton pump inhibitors are used very commonly by gastroenterologists for anyone with "stomach" issues.

It is probably the first thing they will give a patient before looking further into what the real cause is.

They have serious short-term and long-term downsides and are destroying our brain and our gut.

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Why You Need To Get Out Into The Sun

In common day western society, we are consistently bombarded by artificial light.

Our workspaces are indoors, powered by fluorescent blue lights (which blue has its own negatives).

We only get sun rarely and it's either partial (such as through glass while driving to work) or too much (single sessions of long periods hanging out at the beach).

We also try to supplement for the sun by taking vitamin D hormone supplements, which is not as bioactive for creating the active form vitamin D.

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