The body time clock helps you know when it is best to sleep , exercise, eat, have sex and rest. It is based on ancient wisdom from Traditional Chinese Medicine about the body organ Qi (energy) cycle .
You will notice on the clock that each organ has a peak, when the energy of that organ is at its highest, and a trough, when the energy is at its lowest. The peak and trough are directly opposite each other.
The cyclic flow of energy moves through the various body systems at two hourly intervals.
To keep in harmony with your body clock you should:
- take a look at your current daily activities, routines and habits
- see where you can adjust your times so your body is better in balance with the natural cycle.
For example, breakfast should be the biggest meal of the day as the stomach is at it strongest energy between 7. and 9 a.m. in the morning . Supper is not as well digested as breakfast as after 7 p.m. the stomach is at its weakest energy output.
The ideal time to eat dinner is early in the evening between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. If you indulge in late night meals or snacking after 7 p.m., when your stomach is at its lowest energy cycle, you will not be able to absorb the full nutrient benefit of your food. This leads to lethargy and tiredness.
You will notice when you download the NatureHealth body clock, that I have included the lymphatic system. You should be aware that when your body is resting horizontally, so is the lymphatic system at rest.
Exercising at the appropriate time is important, so as not to strain other parts of the body. The lymphatic system acts as the sewer of the body, drawing toxic waste from the cells.
Waking in the early hours
An example of being out of sync with the body clock is waking between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. in the morning. This is when the liver energy is at its peak (busy with the detoxing process) and the small intestine, the organ responsible for absorbing key nutrients, is at its ebb. This period of the night is actually a time for deep rest and dreaming.
If you are waking in the early hours, you need to ask yourself: “What have I eaten or drunk to overwhelm my liver in the detoxification process?”
It could be caused by:
- too much alcohol
- exposure to chemicals
- poor diet.
These are all foodstuffs or substances that need to be detoxed by the liver.
Benefits of bringing your life in line with the natural cycles of your body clock include:
- feeling great
- having more energy
- having the ability to do more
- waking up naturally between 5 a.m. and 7 a.m., when you should drink water and go for a brisk walk (to keep your colon healthy).
For full details of the best time for you to make love, eat breakfast, work and be active or solve problems and get organised click this link for the body clock PDF
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