Argonne licenses Anti-Jet-Lag-Diet software to online company

February 23, 2004

The Anti-Jet-Lag Diet, developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, is now officially online. Argonne-developed software that computes individualized diet plans to help travelers avoid jet lag has been licensed exclusively to LLC.

The software, which is available for public use online at, is based on the famous Anti-Jet-Lag Diet, developed at Argonne and used to avoid jet lag by hundreds of thousands of travelers over the last 20 years.

Research shows that travelers who use the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet are seven times less likely to experience jet lag when traveling east and 16 times less likely when traveling west.

The free online information expands on older, publicly available versions of the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet by providing a full, frequently-asked-questions page that includes detailed information about food choices, caffeine use and the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet's origin and history.

For a small fee, the online software will calculate a detailed, easy-to-follow Anti-Jet-Lag-Diet plan tailored to an individual traveler's itinerary. The tailored Anti-Jet-Lag-Diet plan calculates time differences between departure and destination cities and specifies key meal times to help travelers experience more enjoyable vacations and productive business trips, free from the debilitating fatigue and sleepiness associated with jet lag.

A study published in the medical journal Military Medicine proved the effectiveness of the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet: In a test involving 186 National Guard troops flying across nine time zones, soldiers who used the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet flying east were 7.5 times less likely to experience jet lag. On the return trip west, soldiers who used the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet were 16.2 times less likely to have jet-lag. The study can be read online at (1.6 MB PDF file).

Anyone traveling across three or more time zones can use the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet plan to eliminate or reduce jet lag - feelings of irritability, insomnia, indigestion and general disorientation that occur when the body's inner clock is out of synchronization with time cues it receives from the environment. Time cues include meal times, sunrise and sunset, and daily cycles of rest and activity.

The Anti-Jet-Lag Diet uses nature's time cues to help the body adjust quickly to a new time zone.

Hundreds of thousands of travelers have requested copies of the Anti-Jet-Lag Diet from Argonne over the years. Examples include President Ronald Reagan, the U.S. Army and Navy, the U.S. Secret Service, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve System, the Canadian National Swim Team, and dozens of corporations, scout groups, church groups and other travelers. LLC is a limited liability company based in Downers Grove, Ill.

The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory conducts basic and applied scientific research across a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from high-energy physics to climatology and biotechnology. Since 1990, Argonne has worked with more than 600 companies and numerous federal agencies and other organizations to help advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for the future. Argonne is operated by the University of Chicago for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Related Jet Lag Articles from Brightsurf:

Scientists show jet lag conditions impair immune response in mice
International researchers publishing in Science Advances reveal in a mouse study that chronic jet lag alters the microenvironment surrounding tumor cells, making it more favorable for tumor growth, and also hinders the body's natural immune defenses.

Nitrogen pollution policies around the world lag behind scientific knowledge
National and regional policies aimed at addressing pollution fueled by nitrogen lag behind scientific knowledge of the problem.

Ethnic minorities' employment prospects lag behind white majority
The employment prospects of some ethnic minorities in the UK have improved since the 1970s but still lag behind the white majority because of 'persistent racism', a major new study says.

Jet stream not getting 'wavier' despite Arctic warming
Rapid Arctic warming has not led to a 'wavier' jet stream around the mid-latitudes in recent decades, pioneering new research has shown.

Pitt researchers propose solutions for networking lag in massive IoT devices
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have proposed a system that would use currently underutilized resources in an existing wireless channel to create extra opportunities for lag-free connections.

University of Barcelona study links weekend eating jet lag to obesity
A new study by the University of Barcelona (UB) concluded that irregularity in eating schedules during the weekend, named by the authors as eating jet lag, could be related to the increase of body mass index (BMI), a formula that measures weight and height to determine whether someone's weight is healthy.

A new way to optimize sleep and light exposure can reduce jet lag and improve alertness
In a series of articles, including one published today in PLOS ONE, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute explain how they have developed and demonstrated a series of algorithms that can analyze biometric information recorded by a smart device and then recommend the best combination of sleep and light to help a person readjust their circadian rhythm.

Chronotype, social jet lag associated with higher waist size, fat mass in adolescent girls
For adolescent girls but not boys, bigger waistlines and greater fat mass were associated with being an evening chronotype who prefers going to bed and waking up later and greater social jet lag because of later sleep timing on weekends versus weekdays, independent of sleep duration and other lifestyle factors.

A novel robotic jellyfish able to perform 3D jet propulsion and maneuvers
Jellyfishes in nature use jet propulsion to move through the water, which have been proven to be one of the most energetically efficient swimmers on the planet.

New technique reduces time-lag between component manufacture and checking precision on CMM
The technique, developed by Dr. Naeem Mian, calculates how long it takes for a component's temperature to be stabilized so that it can safely be measured by a Coordinate Measuring Machine.

Read More: Jet Lag News and Jet Lag Current Events is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to