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7 Ways to Minimize Jet Lag

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  • Jet lag occurs when travel across time zones disrupts your internal body clock, resulting in mental, emotional and physical symptoms such as lethargy, irritability, poor concentration, headache and general malaise
  • Several strategies can help re-synchronize your body clock to your destination. One simple way is to pretend you’re in the new time zone a couple of days before you leave, altering your sleeping and eating schedule accordingly
  • The Argonne anti-jet lag diet and the anti-jet lag fast both involve fasting before your scheduled travel, which is thought to adjust your internal body clock to a new time zone by unmooring or suspending and then re-anchoring or turning your body clock back on
  • You can also trick your body into connecting with a new time zone using Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques involving the stimulation of certain acupuncture meridians. Two similar techniques are reviewed
  • Antioxidant support during travel can help ameliorate symptoms of jet lag and help you feel better. Supplemental melatonin can also be used to help you sleep once you’ve reached your destination

By Dr. Mercola

Jet lag, also known as flight fatigue, time zone change syndrome or desynchronosis, occurs when travel across time zones disrupts your internal body clock, resulting in mental, emotional and physical symptoms such as:


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