Welcome back to another episode of Adventures In Humaning. Once again – we’re discussing why our indoor environment might be pretty extreme. Last week, we discussed how the bacteria in our indoor environment might be pretty extreme and what that means to our health. This week, we chat about home living inside disconnects us from the natural circadian forces that influence the life of all living organisms. We are no longer used to being in the sun, natural light and dark cycles, and daily and seasonal temperature fluctuation. This disconnect affects important things like our hormone signaling and sleep cycles.
Ironically – the comfort zone provided by our indoor environment – is what makes it so extreme to our bodies.
You’ll hear Frank & I talk about things like:
- Circadian Rhythm
- We are shielded from the very things that pressured us into the form we are
- We adapt 100% of the time to our environment
- Are we speciating?
- Anthropologist of the future might look at the bones of today compared to the bones of the past and interpret a new species… I’m speculating here.
- Live in accordance with the environment that informed your genetics
- Surviving vs. Thriving
- Sun does more than allow us to see – it’s connected to everything
- Our relationship with the sun has changed
- Sunblock and vitamin D – we no longer get sun naturally so we pop supplements
- Sleep and hormones… shift work – shift hormones
- It’s important to experience a wide range of temperatures
- Raynaud’s syndrome
- Wim Hof
- Common vs. Normal