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Salk Institute - Circadian Rhythm and Health

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peterz54
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Here is a presentation by Prof. Satchin Panda of Salk on how maintiaining a good circadian rhythm can have profound benefits to overall health.   This would include health of the immune system which has implications for cancer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0NI0jELuF4&t=6s

Some simple actions: 

Get morning light - natural sunlight to help regulate circadian rhythms 

Avoid blue and bright light in the evening.    myLUX app might help

Consume caloric foods and drink within a 12 hour window.  Independent research with breast cancer patients demonstrated the effectiveness of over overnight fasting of at least 13 hours

Avoid caloric food or drink within 2 or 3 hours of bedtime

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SandiaBuddy
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Joined: Apr 2017

Interesting, thanks.  I have always been a fan of a good night's sleep.

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Trubrit
Posts: 5193
Joined: Jan 2013

'Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise'

I've always been an early riser and early to bed; but I'm a woman, so I guess thats why I'm not healthy, wealthy or wise. 

Tru

danker
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Joined: Apr 2012

Tru, You may not be wealthy, but you are healthy enough, and wiser than most!!!

 

Danker

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