How about when the new science of chronobiology starts getting spotlighted on Dr. Oz… What’s the best time to do anything?
See this excerpt from the book In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World by John Thackara for a very thought-provoking summary of the problems we face due to us living in modern times — no longer with a strong and still much needed sense of natural time.
The science of chronobiology and why we should care about social jetlag are easily explained in this video…
If we have gotten your attention about the importance of awareness of natural time, here are some other equally amazing chronobiology discoveries…
Social Jet Lag — PART I
Our body’s internal daily clocks are closely linked to the passing of local sunlight hours.
Social Jet Lag — PART II
Our eyes have special “rods & cones”-like photo-receptors to keep track of time of sunrise during dawn and time of sunset during dusk.
Social Jet Lag — PART III
A man is connected with the sun — but a woman, much more so. And then there is the moon…
Circadian Rhythms and Menstrual Cycles
A woman’s menstrual cycles have a circadian rhythm superimposed on them. in turn, her circadian rhythm affects her menstrual cycle.
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Disruption of circadian rhythms is associated with disturbances in menstrual function. A female shiftworker is more likely to report menstrual irregularity and longer menstrual cycles than a female non-shiftworker. There is now more & more evidence that circadian disruption increases a woman’s risk of breast cancer.
Autism Sufferers’ Impaired Senses of Time
Individuals with autism have trouble perceiving the passage of time, including daytime & nighttime, and the pairing of sights and sounds happening simultaneously, according to two new studies.
Alz & Sundown Syndrome, Parkinson’s and many other ills are also connected with disrupted circadian rhythms–even “senior moments”. Send us your discoveries!!!
Better Times By Embracing “As It Is Above, So It Is Below”: Two examples of natural philosophy’s artful way of keeping track of nature’s heavenly and earthly ebbs & flows…
Observations on Astro-logical Time
“… we could become aware of our personal seasons and tempos by noticing the blossomings and fadings of nature, by noticing the special rhythms of the moon, or by contemplating the many implications of sunrise and sunset.”
Linnaeus’ Discovery of Flower Time
Linnaeus observed over a number of years that certain plants constantly opened and closed their flowers at particular times of the day, these times varying from species to species. Hence one could deduce the approximate time of day according to which species had opened or closed their flowers.