A common approach for people experiencing sleep problems is blocking blue light at night. Blue light is a signal that helps set our circadian rhythm by synchronizing our master clock to the environment. But many require further help. In fact, most do. That's because circadian rhythms are about a lot more than just blocking blue … Continue reading Circadian rhythms: More than blocking blue light at night
Month: June 2020
Circadian disruption as a cause of Parkinson’s disease
Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative condition that leads to progressive motor dysfunction. Though we don't know the cause of Parkinson's disease, both circadian disruption and physical inactivity appear to play a role. Parkinson's disease falls in to a category of conditions known as chronic diseases of aging. As the name suggests, risk for these diseases … Continue reading Circadian disruption as a cause of Parkinson’s disease
Circadian disruption as a cause of infertility
Hot of the presses we have an excellent review paper looking at circadian disruption as a cause of infertility. There are some excellent takeaways from this paper and they lay out the science nicely. Firstly, the authors lay out how circadian rhythms regulate hormones that dictate reproductive success. Second, they look at circadian disruption in … Continue reading Circadian disruption as a cause of infertility
Is the key to staying young in your fat cells?
Many of us are on the hunt for the key to staying young. In the race to live a happy and healthy life, it's essential. As we grow older, things breakdown. Additionally, our: Skin wrinklesBones & muscles weakenImmune system faltersBlood glucose gets out of whackAnd we lose our marbles Humans have been enamored with remaining … Continue reading Is the key to staying young in your fat cells?
Magnesium is essential for circadian rhythms
Magnesium is an important mineral to our health. More than 600 enzymatic reactions in the body require it. Furthermore, the molecule our cells use for energy, ATP, is inactive until magnesium binds to it to form Mg-ATP. A paper in 2016 found that bacteria, plants, and animals have a circadian rhythm of intracellular magnesium. Clock … Continue reading Magnesium is essential for circadian rhythms
The powerful anti-inflammatory you make every day
Inflammation is an essential process that helps protect our body from infection and starts the healing process. When we get an infection or injure ourselves, pro-inflammatory cytokines help attract immune cells to address the threat to our body. During an infection, this helps alert the immune system and allows immune cells to recognize and eliminate … Continue reading The powerful anti-inflammatory you make every day