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Equator Plan

The hormone melatonin is an antioxidant, and its onset is a trumpet call to all cells in the body to perform repair maintenance. Lower melatonin levels greatly enhance cancer growth, and higher levels slow cancer growth. Also, persons with less melatonin are more likely to develop cancer than those with higher levels. Melatonin is now even being used to treat certain cancers.

The equator plan maximizes the body’s melatonin.

Any person suffering from ANY prolonged physical illness, including cancers, may do well to consider this plan as it will maximize cellular repair timing by maximizing ones’ amount of melatonin timing. The downside to this plan is that a person will not undergo a biological adaption to the change of the seasons, not really a concern for a person like Alan’s neighbor, Frank, who is battling cancer and is primarily concerned with defeating that cancer, not snowmobiling in sub-zero degree weather in January.

Moreover, not only does the body need repair time, so do the mind and emotion.

Alan’s friend, Jorge, grew up in Ecuador at the equator, zero degrees latitude, but now lives at the 43 degree latitude. Jorge is finding this very intolerable. The short winter day, lasting only 9-hours, pales in comparison to the enjoyment of the 12-hour days Jorge enjoyed in Ecuador, all year long. And, on the other hand, the extra-long 15-hour summer days deprive Jorge of sleep.

Persons suffering from ANY prolonged mental or emotional deficiency may also do well to consider this plan, as it completely eliminates the strains imposed by light induced seasonal adaptations. The loss of any advantages conferred by seasonal adaptations is not a concern to a person who is frequently miserable or unable to think clearly.

Look at the chart below, and notice that every day of the year is the same at the equator, always 12 hours of day and 12 hours of night. The pineal gland has a maximum of 11.5 hours of melatonin that it can release continually. The equator plan will allow for this maximum nightly release.

(CLICK ON ANY GRAPHIC TO ENLARGE IT TO FILL THE SCREEN).

PICK YOUR LATITUDE LIGHT HYGIENE PLAN

Let’s assume that a person who wants to use the equator plan always sets their alarm clock for 6 AM. In such a case, this person would subtract 12 hours and realize that they would have to start wearing the melatonin onset eyewear at 6 PM.  Simply subtract 12 hours from the time you intend to awake.

It’s that simple.

It is not known if wearing melatonin onset eyewear in the morning will prolong melatonin release, because the eye at this time is very night-adapted, which might make it so sensitive to light that the light-blocking virtue of the melatonin onset eyewear might not be enough.

Because of the dark mornings in the winter at 43 degrees latitude, Jorge may need to invest in cortisol lighting, cortisol glasses or a morning simulator to better illuminate his mornings, to ensure that his melatonin onset doesn’t delay and drive him into SAD.

Persons with aging eyes or who are more confined indoors during the winter may also need to supplement their mornings with more light if they use this plan.

Click on night shift plan in the table of contents below to see how Alan might handle having to work that shift.


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