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Early Bird or Night Owl? How The Gene – Nutrient Link Determines Our Sleeping Habits

There is an actual gene, actually a set of many genes, called CLOCK genes which contains the instructions for several proteins that affect our sleep habits and quality.  These CLOCK proteins directly impact circadian rhythms, and they interact intimately with micronutrients in surprisingly significant ways.   The CLOCK genes, cleverly named from Circadian Locomotor Output Cycles Kaput, affect everything from personality to glucose metabolism to sleep.  But here’s the mi... Read More
at Friday, May 20, 2022

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – It All Starts In The Cell.

In the last decade, there’s been an orchestrated effort to change the culture around mental health issues; But, while public service announcements may intend to remove the stigma, if we are honest with ourselves, that stigma remains.  Why is that?   One potential reason is this:  The ability to quantify emotional health is inherently challenging.  Consider how “easy” it is to quantify heart health – we have blood tests that monitor our risk o... Read More