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Syncing Your Brain and Body Clocks 

by Michael Greger M.D. FACLM
Syncing Your Brain and Body Clocks 

Exposure to bright light synchronizes the central circadian clock in our brain, whereas proper meal timing helps sync the timing of different clock genes throughout the rest of our body.

One of the most important breakthroughs in recent years has been the discovery of “peripheral clocks.” We’ve known for decades about the central clock—the so-called suprachiasmatic nucleus. It sits in the middle of our brain right above the place where our optic nerves cross, allowing it to respond to day and night.

All of this clock talk is not just biological curiosity. Our health may depend on keeping all of them in sync.

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