Bring Out Your Dead… I’m Not Dead Yet (8+ Benefits Of Reducing Indy)

Reducing the expression of the gene Indy has shown to improve the health and longevity of humans, flies, mice, and worms.

In this post, we will discuss the benefits of lower Indy levels and how to prevent higher INDY levels.

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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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How Ciguatoxins Cause CIRS, Brain Fog, & Loss of NAD+

Ciguatoxins are a harmful byproduct of marine life and their exposure can cause both acute and chronic long term neurological effects.

In this post, we will discuss how ciguatoxins can cause CIRS, brain fog, and loss of NAD+.

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10+ Reasons Why Alcohol Intolerance Happens And How To Build Alcohol Tolerance (Mechanisms And Genetics)

Are you someone who could handle their alcohol until getting sick, then any sort of alcohol in any amount may make you sick?

This is a common problem with those after their immune system has gone haywire.

In this post, I will breakdown and discuss mechanisms behind the loss of tolerance towards alochol

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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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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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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 22+ Benefits Of Oxymatrine (With Natural Sources, Synergies, And Mechanisms)

Oxymatrine has shown to have anti-arrhythmic, immune regulatory, and anti-tumor properties and is used in China for treatment of viral hepatitis, cancer, cardiac diseases (such as viral myocarditis), and skin diseases (such as psoriasis and eczema). R

In this post, we will discuss the many benefits of oxymatrine, its natural sources, and its mechanisms.

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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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HOMER1, HOMER2, and HOMER3: How These Homologs Promote Strong Synaptic Plasticity

In this post, we will discuss Homer proteins (mainly homer1), their implicated diseases with dysregulation, and some novel ways to help with homeostasis.

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The 8+ Benefits Of J147: A Potent Curcumin Derivative (And How To Make T-006)

Unlike the current drugs approved for Alzheimer's Disease, J147 is neither an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor nor a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, yet it enhances cognition with a short-term treatment.

In this post, we will discuss how the curcumin derivative J147 improves memory and I'll explain a very powerful alternative way to get its benefits.

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Are You ApoE4? 88+ Ways To Increase Apolipoprotein E (ApoE)

ApoE is a master regulator for many genes implicated in cholesterol metabolism (such as Alzheimer's Disease and Atherosclerosis).

In this post, we will discuss the benefits and downsides of ApoE, how to determine if you are ApoE2, E3, or E4, and ways to fix it.

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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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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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The Role of DARPP-32 In Addiction, Schizophrenia & Parkinson's Disease

In this post, we will discuss how protein phosphatase 1 regulatory subunit 1B (PPP1R1B), also known as dopamine- and cAMP-regulated neuronal phosphoprotein (DARPP-32) plays a large role addiction, Parkinson's Disease, schizophrenia, cognition, and cancer. 

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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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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 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 15+ Benefits Of Copaiba and Copaifera

Copaiba - A Legal Cannabinoid Alternative - Copaiba oil has been used for more than 390 years with benefits towards bronchitis, skin diseases, ulcers, and syphilis. 

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