Lighting for Circadian rhythm

Ever since listening to Jack Kruse talk about Circadian rhythm, I’ve been trying to do things right as far as lighting. My room has a florescent light, and I’ve been thinking about installing some standard light sockets (and connecting them to a sensor and dimmer). I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this the last few days trying to do it right. Incandescent globes have actually been banned locally, which have the lowest colour temperature (most red). I was going to hook up some red LED sensor lights for night time. Until I read this forum post… So no LED lights, and I’ll be taking that dimmer back I guess. By chance I have a 12v halogen lamp behind me (as recommended by jack in the linked forum thread), so that will be getting use.. Not sure if the glass protector should be removed regarding UV as shown here. So halogen globes are available locally, although they have higher colour temp than incandescent.. (from here)

So I think I’ll be using decorative incandescent globes as sensor lights for night time, and incandescent globes or if not available halogen globes at night. Sorted 🙂

BJJ Monday

Did a 7:30pm BJJ session last night, was really good. I’ll note that Ben Greenfield’s comments about training sooner than 3 hours before sleep messes with deep sleep. Can confirm, finished training after 9pm, under florescent lights (blue light). Feeling like I didn’t get good sleep, which I noticed during the night.. I’ll modify that in the future.. 6pm sessions from now on.

BJJ Notes:

Did a butterfly sweep from guard. So if I have butterfly guard, and the have double unders.. pretty specific, perhaps I could incite this by trying to get double unders on them. Anyway then flatten you out. You can kick your legs forward, and follow with your torso to bring you back up past vertical. Fall back at 45 degrees either side, and kick the opposite leg into their butt, to sweep to mount.

Standing double under-hook defence. When they go for double unders, from over/under, pressure both their arms by using straight arms facing down. With their arm that already has your back, guillotine it, by pulling the blade of your wrist into their upper arm, while extending that guillotine into their opposite armpit, you can push their other arm across your body, so both arms are trapped under that guillotine. Step your hips and chest up against their body.

Stack defence from closed guard.
Overhook one arm of theirs, other arm is a neck tie, cupping the back of their neck. Hold this tight against them. If they go to lift you (for a slam), Simply drop the leg on the overhook side and push back, defeating their attempt to lift you. If you drop the leg on the neck tie side, they can pass your guard. bad.

Last weeks side control transition to a sub (head and arm choke?).
In side control, underhook their far arm. Crawl this hand up, while doing the same with your close arm against their head, to compress their head and arm together to some extent, while also applying chest pressure. With the close arm, grab their far armpit, allowing your far arm to move their far arm so that your head is on the far side of their far arm. Now will need to transition to the other side. Can move up to knee ride. Last night Darren described windshield wiper motion to move from knee ride to the other side. Do this, and then sprawl. Bringing your bicep down on their neck is the sub, basically.

Joe Rogan Experience #1120 – Ben Greenfield

  • 35 Mins: Traumatic brain injury (Ketones, DHA, hyperbaric O2, stem cells, PEMF)
  • 40 Mins: Fasting for stem cell production (~16 hours is where it kicks in).
  • 44:50 Mins: Protein cycling (meatless Monday, fish/eggs only meats).  0.5g protein per pound of bodyweight. 1 pound =.45kg hence ~.25g protein per kilo. Mark Sisson talks very briefly about protein cycling here.
    From Marks book The Primal Blueprint:
    “As you learned already, you need an average of 0.7 to one gram of protein per pound (.33 to .5 grams per kilo) of lean body weight per day to repair, build, and/or maintain lean muscle mass effectively and to adequately support numerous other metabolic functions dependent upon dietary protein”
    Anyway.. less protein on those days.. note the importance of being attuned to the body most importantly. Could be a good day for legumes. toot toot.
  • 59 Mins: Cooking Steak perfectly.
  • 1:13 Mins: Shouldn’t take vitamin E/C post workout
  • 1:14 Mins: Cold immersion post workout to lower core temp for deep sleep. Don’t workout within 3 hrs before sleep. Importance of good sleep
  • ~1:20 fasted aerobic workout tips for fat metabolism.. + tips
  • ~somewhere: need to eat leafy greens with high fat meats
  • ~1:30 Morning keto, afternoon carbs post workout. Anti ageing effects of blueberry and cacao relating to NAD
  • 1:48 Coffee enemas

So much good stuff

Magnificent Magnesium

Reading the Wilking protocol, magnesium is talked about as a first tier detox supplement. One of the pages linked is from the Weston A Price website so while it took my lazy ass a while, I got through reading it. They talk about how topical treatment of magnesium chloride has many benefits:

“There are many advantages to transdermal magnesium therapy, since the gastrointestinal tract is avoided altogether and there is no laxative effect. Next to intravenous magnesium administration, transdermal therapy provides a greater amount of magnesium to be absorbed than even the best tolerated oral supplements, and can restore intracellular concentrations in a matter of weeks rather than the months required for oral supplementation.”

I was going to order from iherb, but yesterday did a search of local chemist websites, and was really happy to find Bioglan Active Magnesium Cream, with 30% mag chloride. There were some other apparent mag oils I found, but they didn’t say anything about concentration.. I put some of this cream on various places around my body and was very impressed. I have a weak left wrist and in this area there was a burning sensation for around half an hour… literally giving my cells a missing ingredient, I guess this would have been mobilising calcium and helping a lot.. My wrist isn’t sore this morning 🙂

Also, not directly related, this morning I saw posted on the Wilking fb group a video about Willard Water, which is on iherb 🙂

Jack Kruse

A friend would constantly harp on about this guy Dr Jack Kruse, and a saw a Skype interview, was like meh and lost interest after maybe 5 minutes. Then I got his 2 part interview on the life stylist podcast (iTunes link for iphone) from mid 2017. Sold, so now sunlight is a crucial part of my routine. Basically sold on the science, I love it. Early morning sun and sunset, I try to be facing the sun

Hair test results – well ok then..!

Just got these hair test results back and jeez..!

So looking into all the chelation protocols I can find on the net, this is a new rabbit hole and my latest intervention… hehe… it continues. So mercury chelation seems to be the most popular chelation protocol as far as facebook groups.. possibly the best protocol I’ve seen so far is The Wilking Protocol, which I will look at applying for myself. This protocol seems to be an extension of sorts of the Cutler Protocol. I’m wondering about how my magnesium and iodine levels will effect my treatment protocol possibly.

I listened to Chris Kressers podcast with Chris Shade, (itunes link) which was very informative on immune and mental problems caused by heavy metals, as well as touching on detoxing. Continue reading “Hair test results – well ok then..!”

Focus and direction

At this moment the two things that I am focusing on balancing are diet and thyroid. The main challenges are the momentum of my procrastination and the causes of my procrastination.

The momentum of my procrastination is basically sitting in front of a computer and getting taken away by the chaos of global politics at this time (very chaotic) as well as other ways to lose time on social media. I can easily drift to other jobs not directly related to my goals, this is not helped by the causes of procrastination. Having a short attention span/ no motivation symptom of being hungry or low on thyroid.. or circadian rhythm being out of alignment (low dopamine as Jack Kruse says). These causes of procrastination fail to pull me back into being motivated, where I will complete goals and operate with a positive feedback loop. Ideally, with hunger,  circadian rhythm and thyroid all balanced, I have time to work through the overwhelm of small ideas and projects with diligence. This means checking goals and what I’m doing with my time in a feedback loop, to help optimise my time and effort into goals. At the moment I feel like a back-log of projects makes choosing tasks to focus on seem over whelming, this is where scheduling can help.

So the first goals are  balancing hunger,  circadian rhythm and thyroid.

Hunger

Work out food intake on average in terms of grams of carbs, fat and protein during the day. Does this look god? How can I Optimise it for a Paleo lifestyle. Is Keto an option?

Thyroid

This is simply a matter of balancing dosages. I need to finish reading these books on Thyroid, compare to what Kruse says on his website and keep doing labs for my own values.. learning more as I go

Circadian Rhythm

I need to go through this podcast again for notes on dialling in circadian rhythm. I am very sold on these ideas after listening once..

Wim Hoff and BPMs

I was thinking this morning while doing my daily Wim Hoff exercise that perhaps this is tapping into something much deeper.

When you are born, you come from all of possibility into a condensed human form, experiencing space and time through the 5 senses.

Through methods like holotropic breathing and non-ordinary states, one can access profound states and sometimes profound healing. It was just a connection I made during one of the breath holds noticing the profound feelings that accompany the breathing exercises.

If I go out at night, often I can taste/smell alcohol/cigarettes etc.. from the night before during the Wim Hof exercises. I interpret this as latent ‘toxins’ being mobilized during the process.

The subtle glimpses of what I could interpret as BPMs during the process may indeed be something profound, outside the linear Cartesian scientific method

Kneeling chair

The third attempt at a comfortable way to work in front of a computer has been a kneeling chair. I found with a computer chair, I was slouching and would get a sore lower back. I tried a standing desk but found my feet would feel sore after not too long, I would rest one knee on my desk (I put a small table on top of my desk).. I came to find I didn’t like being front of my computer with this method.

Enter the kneeling chair, I looked at various varieties around the internet and eventually came across the Variér® Variable™ balans® Kneeling Chair, retailing for around $700. Yeah, no. Found a copy on eBay for $140 delivered 😀

Currently using it and I love it, a lot. I can change my position to relief strain from different positions, it’s sweet.