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Though the circadian rhythm is hard to control directly, researchers have learned it can be trained indirectly through diet. By switching the timing and content of meals, we can change that inner clock to better reflect the world outside. How exactly food can change our rest patterns happens has been difficult to figure out yet over the past few years, one particular culprit has been identified: our microbial population.
Thick into the heat of summer travel, there's a whole lot of fun days ahead -- and they don't need to be as sleep deprived as you're worried they might be. With a few adjustments to your sleep habits while traveling (and some smart accessories), you won't have to check your sleep at the gate.
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From popping pills to putting on sunglasses, most travellers are desperate to find ways of reducing the effects of a long flight. In the video below, Buzz60 reveals the best foods to eat before and du...
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One particular consequence of an altered circadian rhythm is altered glucose utilization leading to increases in weight gain, obesity and even diabetes. The reason for this has been examined at the molecular level and some paths to problems have been elucidated.
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Summer and travel -- our two favorite words. Trouble is, travel's uninvited companion, sleep deprivation, usually hitches a ride and brings everyone down. But a few simple tips could send your sleep challenges packing, leaving you to energized and ready for adventure.
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My passport had plenty of time on it for just my trip to Rwanda -- but I am going to Kenya after and by then, my passport would have had about four months left on it. I decided not to risk it and got my passport renewed (even paid a pretty penny to put a rush on it!). I thought "Now I'll be fine, right?" Wrong! When I showed up to the airport in Toronto, all ready to head off for my African adventure, I was not allowed to get on the plane...