Chronobiology is the science investigating cyclic phenomena in living organisms. These cycles or biological rhythms influence many cellular processes. There are circadian, infraradian, ultraradian rythyms, and more. When there are imbalances in these rhythms, many aspects of health may be deleteriously affected. In HOMeHOPe, we detect biological rhythm imbalance using advanced testing that includes metabolomics, polysomnography, wearables, and other tech. Students then learn how to health optimize using immediately available lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and targeted supplementation.
*Required for Essential HOMe/HOPe Course completion. The enrollment prerequisite is the "Certificate of Module Completion in Clinical Metabolomics."
The Chronobiology Course Syllabus
- Week 1: Introduction to Chronobiology
Chronobiology is the science investigating cyclic phenomena in living organisms. These cycles or biological rhythms influence many cellular processes. Chronobiology is included as one of the major pillars of Health Optimization Medicine and Practice (HOMe/HOPe) because when there are imbalances in these rhythms, many aspects of health may be deleteriously affected.
- Week 2: Circadian Physiology
Biological clocks (with their rhythmic oscillations) influence a wide range of cellular processes. These biological clocks are influenced by genetics and certain environmental factors such as light, nutrient-timing, and temperature. Most of the emphasis in this module will be on circadian rhythms (oscillations with a period of approximately 24 hours).
- Week 3: Detection of Circadian Imbalances
In this lesson, we address the detection of circadian imbalances through several tests and lifestyle questions
- Week 4: Correction of Circadian Imbalances - Lifestyle Measures
This lesson outlines lifestyle measures to correct circadian imbalances.
- Week 5: Correction of Circadian Imbalances - Lab Testing & Supplementation
This lesson outlines addressing circadian rhythm imbalances using Metabolomics Testing, Hormone Testing, Gut Immune System Testing and Sleep Supplementation
- Week 6: Chronobiology Module Final Examination
The student is required to take this multiple-choice module examination after studying all of the lessons in the module. This examination is meant to check your understanding of what has been covered in the module and is an OPEN BOOK EXAM, i.e., you may review the slides or open the references to answer the questions. We do not want to induce non-hormetic rises in your cortisol level, so the module assessment is not timed either, although you have 2 weeks to complete it.