HYG Podcast Ep. 12: My diet/exercise, red light therapy, and inflammaging

Hey folks, in this week's episode of the podcast, I cover: How/why I've shifted my diet from a restrictive low carb Paleo diet to a high carb diet without restrictionThe 3 exercise/physical activity variables I pay attention to and how I do it.What the red light therapy study shows us about daily light exposure and … Continue reading HYG Podcast Ep. 12: My diet/exercise, red light therapy, and inflammaging

Circadian rhythms: More than blocking blue light at night

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

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

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