Optimizing Sleep Hygiene & the Circadian Rhythm

featuring Jaclyn Tolentino, DO

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Season 3: Episode 20

Published January 30, 2024

Discover the secrets to mastering your body's natural rhythms in this enlightening episode of the DUTCH Podcast. Join Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino, Senior Doctor at Parsley Health, to understand the intricacies of the circadian rhythm, HPA axis, and sleep hygiene. Dr. Tolentino joined Dr. Smeaton to explain why sleep is so important for our overall wellness. She explains the profound impact of natural light on our bodies and the surprising dangers of artificial light at night, deemed a carcinogen by the WHI.  

In this episode, you'll gain practical advice on enhancing your daily routine, from the best times to bask in natural light to dietary tips that support a healthy circadian rhythm. Discover why timing matters—from the ideal moments for outdoor exposure to optimizing your bedtime for peak melatonin production. The conversation also covers the personalized nature of exercise and the importance of self-assessment in our busy lives. Beyond lifestyle tips, this episode emphasizes the power of testing in patient care plans. The right assessment can track your patient’s progress towards a harmonious life rhythm and can validate their symptoms that are sometimes disregarded. Tune in to transform the way you think about your daily habits and sleep! 


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About our speaker

Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino, Senior Doctor at Parsley Health Jaclyn Tolentino, DO is a Board-Certified Family Physician practicing integrative and Functional Medicine with an emphasis on prevention, personalized care, and hormone health. She has received extensive training through the Institute for Functional Medicine. A frequent contributor to publications including Well+Good, CNET, MindBodyGreen, and Women's Health, Dr. Tolentino has also been featured in Vogue, Headspace, and the Wall Street Journal. 

She brings a comprehensive, whole-body approach to practicing medicine, working with both Florida and California-based patients as a Senior Doctor at Parsley Health. When she's not caring for her patients, Dr. Tolentino enjoys catching sunsets on the beach with her family, and proudly advocating for her fellow young breast cancer warriors. 

Please Note: The contents of this podcast are for educational and informational purposes only. Precision Analytical will be interviewing functional medicine key opinion leaders, the best and brightest in the field. The information is not to be interpreted as, or mistaken for, clinical advice. Please consult a medical professional or healthcare provider for medical advice, diagnoses, or treatment.

Show Notes

Learn more about Dr. Jaclyn Tolentino, DO: drjaclyntolentino.com

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