Type 2 diabetes is an epidemic. It seems like everyone these days is diabetic or pre-diabetic (or I’ve even heard the term pre-pre-diabetic used). We all seem headed down that path… So what is going on? Everyone knows that sugar… Read More »Diabetes is caused by circadian rhythm disruption
I’ve written several times on the link between artificial light at night and breast cancer.
The neurotransmitter serotonin has been at the center of depression research for decades, and SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) are often the first drug to be tried for someone with depression. Antidepressants are one of the most prescribed medications in… Read More »Lighten your mood with more light (during the day)
It’s the weekend! Your kids don’t have to get up for school in the morning, so why not let them stay up for an extra hour or two watching a movie tonight? Perhaps it is family game night and that… Read More »Why does staying up late on the weekends lead to weight gain in kids?
A new study came out this week in the Journal of Pediatrics that investigated the relationship between teenager sleep patterns, insulin resistance, and being overweight. The study involved 31 overweight teens (average age of 16) and measured sleep patterns for… Read More »Teenage weight problems tied to circadian misalignment.
It has been known for a couple of decades that exposure to light at night increases the risk of breast cancer. This is mainly due to light at night decreasing melatonin production, since melatonin acts as an antioxidant and helps… Read More »Artificial Light at Night Causes Breast Cancer?
So you are thinking about getting some blue-blocking glasses to wear for a couple of hours before bedtime… Are they really worth it? Is this just some fad – some kind of woo-woo hippy-dippy crap? I think the evidence from… Read More »Research studies on blue blocking glasses.
It seems so odd – almost counterintuitive – at first. The idea that light could be harmful to our health seems crazy! But there is an abundance of evidence showing that light at night, especially blue light from our phones… Read More »Why is blue light at night a problem?
While tons of Alzheimer’s research money over the last couple decades has been spent on trying to find drugs to stop the tangled accumulation of beta-amyloid plaque without much success, a new direction of research is looking into the tie… Read More »Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease through Blocking Blue Light At Night