I've also often heard it said that this is an evolutionary effect: that the human body was simply not designed to cross nine time zones in as many hours. Our technological advances have far outpaced the slow progress of evolutionary change. But then I watch a child playing a computer game, completing with amazing speed and dexterity the kind of tasks that my old fingers navigate with ponderous clumsiness, and I wonder if the evolution argument holds true. I wonder if those who travel long distances as a regular part of their lives--a Hillary Clinton, say--have learned to adapt more successfully than I?
So, any home remedies out there? Curiously, there was an article in one of the newspapers--the International Herald Tribune, perhaps?--the day we left. It said that there was no remedy that had been proved effective... Ah, well.