Inverse relationship between skin (and other connective tissue) regeneration and cortisol levels
http://www.repairrecoverrestore.com/info-from-diagnos-techs-on-the-adrenal-stress-index-asi/ Исследование, к сожалению, не указано
To these, we can add several more based on Seth’s findings:
- Looking at human faces: If you work at a computer, keep a window up that cycles among photos of faces, or shows a video of a talk show; keep photos of your family near your screen.
- Standing: Work at a standing desk or, failing that, get in the habit of standing on one leg rather than two.
- Animal fat: Eat a diet high in animal fats.\\
I neglected to mention that, applying the Harvard group’s recommendation (stop eating 16-20 hours before desired wake-up time) would be the opposite of the kind of IF I’ve been doing. That is, to reset the internal clock for 6am, one would stop eating at 2pm.
I’m going to try it to see what happens. Apparently they think it works pretty quickly to reset it.
Great post. Animal foods are also a much better source of B6 than plant foods, both because of amount and because of bioavailability:
B6 is needed for the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin, which is in turn needed for the production of melatonin.
Plant B6 tends to be bound in sugars and needs to be freed in the intestine, and there is a lot of variation in this step. Then it needs to be converted in a B2-dependent process in the liver into the active form. Cooking not only degrades B6 mildly but also causes the formation of compounds that interfere with B6 activity. According to the reviews I have read, cooking meat results in a 25-30 percent loss of activity and cooking soybeans results in a 40 percent loss of activity.
Bananas are a particularly good plant source because most of their B6 is not sugar-bound and because they are usually eaten raw. Sufficient carbohydrate is also necessary to get tryptophan across the blood brain barrier, and banana’s have a nice dose of that.
In any case, this would be a good explanation of why animal foods might boost mood and help with sleep.