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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31+ Ways To Combat And Fix Tinnitus (With Mechanisms)

In this post, we will discuss underlying mechanisms and pathologies of tinnitus, genetic predispositions, and effective ways to combat tinnitus.

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Haptens: A Root Cause Of Food Intolerance, Chemical Sensitivity, Skin Sensitivity, And Autoimmunity

Many of my chemically sensitive clients have reactions from inhaling, eating, and skin/air contact with chemicals.

Haptens effect on the immune system supports why they can wear a gas mask in a perfumey room and still get sick.

I haven't seen anyone else online talking about haptens and I've noticed that a lot of my allergies and chemical sensitivities have improved by reducing my hapten exposure.

In study models, haptens can be used in to induce food intolerance, chemical sensitivities, skin disease, and autoimmunity.

In this post, we will discuss the how haptens may have detrimental effects on humans.

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X-Linked Inhibitor Of Apoptosis (XIAP) And How To Inhibit XIAP

X-Linked Inhibitor Of Apoptosis (XIAP) has shown to play a role in cancer, longevity, inflammatory resistance, and more.

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DJ-1/PARK7: How To Revive NRF2 (with 27+ Ways To Increase Protein Deglycase DJ-1)

Protein deglycase DJ-1 (DJ-1), also known as Parkinson disease protein 7 (PARK7) is a master regulator of redox status.

In this post, we will discuss how DJ-1 increases dopamine, enhances mitochondria, and combats most oxidative-stress related diseases. 

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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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256+ Ways To Increase Dopamine Naturally (Supplements And Genetics)

Dopamine is extremely important for everyday function and plays a much larger role in the body than just bonding, motivation, cognition, emotion, well-being, and movement.

Unfortunately, our environment today is very good at manipulating and hijacking our dopamine system.

In this post we will discuss, how/why dopamine is produced, how chronic inflammation affects dopamine, what are some quick fixes for dopamine, and what are some long lasting dopamine builders, as well how to avoid losing dopamine. 

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Inorganic Vs Organic Mercury (And What To Do About It)

Although it may have had an important role in scientific history, mercury has been found over the years to cause significant damage to the brain and body. 

In this post, we will discuss the different types of mercury, how they affect the body, and what you can do to effectively remove them.

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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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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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How Chronic Fluoride Can Damage Mitochondria And The Gut Biome

Fluoride is a trace element, but it is found in our daily exposure more than a "trace". 

In small amounts, it appears to be okay

The problems with fluoride appear to be in chronic use of it over long periods of time, and/or being exposed to a high dose of it in a single instance. 

Apart from skeletal tissue and teeth, fluoride can cause changes in the kidneys, liver, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary gland, testis, muscle tissues, stomach, brain, neurons, and immune system. 

I have mild dental fluorosis, probably from drinking too much fluoridated water, using fluoridated toothpaste, along with taking fluoride at the dentist to protect my enamel. 

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The Sun Diet (Food as Sunscreen)

We need the sun for many biological processes.

The sun produces ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

UV can cause free radicals in skin cells and this is what causes skin cancer, wrinkles, photo-aging, and sun burns. 

This diet will help protect the skin against the damaging effects of UV, without the need for conventional sunscreens. 

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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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My Sleep Experiments and Favorite Sleep Hacks

Why do we even need sleep?

I remember back in high school my friends discussing the idea of having to sleep was just a caffeine deficiency.

I could never do without sleep.

Actually, I noticed a majority of my problems started with bad sleep and ended with good sleep.

So, let's get into what I've been doing.

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Glyphosate & Roundup Inhibit Vitamin D and Cause Nutritional Deficiencies

Since the late 1970s, the use of glyphosate-based herbicides (GBHs) has increased approximately 100-fold. 

Glyphosate is the active ingredient in Roundup®. 

In this post, we will discuss glyphosate's toxic effects (even at extremely low doses). 

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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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The 23+ Benefits of Melatonin

Melatonin is more powerful in preventing cell death than vitamin E, glutathione, mannitol and vitamin C. 

Compared to daytime, the body has 10-15x more melatonin in the blood at night. 

Light can decrease melatonin production. 

Age can also decrease melatonin production.

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