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. Read More
In this post, we will discuss the benefits of napping and techniques to improve your naps. Read More
Do you get the odd sensation of body buzzing like your body is moving when you are completely still?
The feeling could be when laying down at the end of the day, but it feels like something is either buzzing next to you or inside of you.
These are what I call Internal Tremors or Body Buzzing.
This is not primarily anxiety based, although the unknown cause of this odd phenomenon can trigger anxious feelings. Read More
Herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases which can affect multiple organ systems including the lips and genitals.
In this post, we will discuss herpes (HSV-1 and HSV-2), how it affects the body, and the best ways to counteract/prevent infection. Read More
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. Read More
Zeolites are very promising for improving environment protection, detoxication, human nutrition status and immunity, separation of various biomolecules and cells, construction of biosensors and detection of biomarkers of various diseases, proper drug/gene delivery, antioxidant regulation, and tissue engineering.
In this post, we will discuss where zeolites come from, its benefits/downsides, and where to get zeolite. Read More
Catuaba is a powerful plant that can improve depression, anxiety, fatigue, and more.
In this post, we will discuss the different forms of Catuaba (true vs non-true catuabas), the benefits of catuaba, and dosage of catuaba. Read More
I've always believed in "what you focus on grows... where focus goes, energy flows". - Tony Robbins
The Reticular Activating System (RAS) provides the major pathology for being in the "flow state". Read More
Have you seen my hairstyle recently?
Why would I like to look like a hobo? Read More
It is paramount to know how to use essential oils correctly.
Improper usage can cause lasting (possibly permanent) side effects and immune sensitization.
In this post, we will discuss how to use essential oils properly and potential sources for hidden essential oils. Read More
Embelin suppresses cancer, combats inflammation, ameliorates autoimmunity, and destroys many infectious agents.
It also has anti-diabetic, anti-obesity, neuroprotective, and cardioprotective protective effects.
In this post, we will discuss the MANY benefits of embelin, its natural sources, and some synergies of embelin. Read More
Dr. Denis Wilson and I discuss how to monitor and regulate thyroid function without the need for blood tests. Read More
Dr. Nathan Bryan and I discuss a common underlying problem in most chronic illness - dysregulation of nitric oxide. Read More
In this post, we will discuss root causes of Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and cutting-edge ways to reverse it and the symptoms. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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). 😉 Read More
Maqui (also known as Chilean wineberry, or Chilean blackberry) is a plant native to Chile and Argentina.
Its berries and leaves have profound bioactive health benefits, which we will discuss in this post. Read More