The Earth, the moon, the forest … most everything has a cycle, a rhythm… including a healthy body! When the body’s rhythms are off, it affects everything else. Correspondingly, when the body clocks get set right, there are immediate and vital benefits (such as):
- Better sleep
- More energy
- Weight loss
- Better emotional balance
- Enhanced performance at almost everything you do
The next revolution in health care is to restore our body rhythms – to benefit our sleep, eating, working, learning and exercising. Not having proper body rhythms increases disease, infection, insomnia, ADHD, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and more. According to the National Institute of Health, American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association, managing and resetting our internal clocks is the easiest and one of the most critical steps that we can take to prevent and overcome disease. In most chronic diseases, internal clock function is compromised. A predictable rhythm creates healthy organs; living in opposition to rhythms leads to disease.
Syncing your body rhythms are often more impactful than medications and diets. To underscore that point, a Nobel prize was given for the discovery of the impact of circadian rhythms on our bodies in 2017.
Why are body rhythms so important? Our cells turn on and off our genes at various times of the day and night. It is as if every organ has its own clock. Each body clock or rhythm turns on and off, impacting protein production and critical body processes that restore health.
Ancient traditions, found worldwide, taught people to live in harmony with natural dark and light cycles, moon cycles and seasons. Therefore, activities, exercises and ceremonies were to set your body clock to match nature’s cycles. In this way, you harmonize with the time of day and year.
Take eating, for instance. Your daily eating cycles drive almost every clock in your body. The first bite sets your organ clocks. It is critical to understand that the first bite is anything other than water. Coffee is often our first bite.
Our cells cannot make and break up fat simultaneously – it’s one or the other. When we eat, “fat-making” turns on and stays on for at least two hours. So when you only eat during 8-to-12 hours of the day, your body does something other than making fat. In a clinical trial, participants changed their lifestyles by restricting eating to only ten hours of the 24 hour day; subjects lost 4 percent of their weight in 4 months – with no change in how much they ate or amount of exercise. Optimally, only eat during an 8 to 11 hour window. This rhythm that you create results in better brain synopsis and reduces obesity, diabetes, heart problems and more. When you eat is far more important than we ever dreamed.
Sleeping is an essential and active body rhythm. Lack of sleep causes memory impairment, anxiety, depression, increased ADHD and other maladies. Inflammation reduces during sleep. If you wake up stiff with arthritis, perhaps you didn’t get enough deep sleep. When you get less sleep, your brain wants to refuel and you overeat. Further, when you don’t get enough sleep, you crave excess calories.
Too much or too little sleep is a problem. Most adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep a night.
Bright light during the day makes you less sensitive to indoor light that messes with your circadian rhythms. Drink more water for good sleep, because dehydration prevents sleep. You wake up for thirst. Most importantly, syncing to and receiving natural light cycles enables better sleep.
The Sun naturally sets your clocks. Timing is everything. Rise at the same time every day and get adequate hours of natural light. Go to bed at the same time. Avoid screens (computers, phones, TV) within at least one hour of bedtime. Time eating and exercise consistently. You will be amazed at the improvements that you will see.
Join Jill Mattson along with Darius in the 22nd Season of You Wealth Revolution as they dive deeper into how you can control your body’s circadian rhythms for incredible benefits!
About The Author
Jill Mattson is a prolific artist, musician, and author. She is a widely recognized expert and composer in the field of Sound & Color Healing, and has produced several musical CDs with intriguing, magical tracks using ancient & modern techniques & unique healing frequencies to achieve profound benefits.
Jill has written 4 highly regarded books and composed 11 original musical albums, many receiving award-winning honors. All her works concern Sound Healing Energy and Spiritual discoveries with applications that people can really use these to improve their lives. She also has produced dozens of instructional videos on a wide array of topics — all centered on what she calls Total Wellness and Enlightenment based on Sound Energy/Special Vibrational Frequencies.
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