This ancient wisdom is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and the body organ Qi (energy) cycle.
A time to eat and a time to rest
A time to exercise and a time to drink water
A time to study and a time to socialise
A time to make love and a time to sleep
You will notice on the time clock that each organ has a peak and a trough when the energy of that organ is at its highest and on the opposite side of the clock at its lowest.
For example between 1am and 3am in the morning many people wake up. This is when the liver energy is at its peak(busy with the detoxing process) and the small intestine is at its eb (the organ responsible for the assimilation and absorption of key nutrients). If you are waking at this time you need to ask yourself:
“What have I eaten or drunk to overwhelm my liver in the detoxification process”
It could be:
- too much alcohol
- exposure to chemicals
- drugs that you have taken
- poor diet
These are all things that need to be detoxed by the liver.
It is actually a time for deep rest and dreaming
The cyclic flow of energy moves through the various body systems at two hourly intervals.
What you need to do:
- 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
A good example of this one is late night meals and snacking. The ideal time to eat dinner is between 5pm and 7pm. When you eat after 7pm your stomach is at its lowest energy cycle and your will not be able to absorb the full nutrient benefit of your food leading to lethargy and tiredness. .
You will notice that I have included the lymphatic system so you are aware that when you are at rest (body resting horizontal ) 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.
Some of the benefits of bringing your life in line with the natural cycles of your body clock include:
- feeling great
- having more energy
- ability to do more
- waking up naturally between 5am and 7am to drink water and go for a brisk walk (keeping the 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 PDF
Other pages of interest:
“Commitment to staying well does not have to be dreary business.
Something that has long be suspected and has recently been validated by research,
is that doing things that make us feel good is beneficial to our immune system.
Love, laughter and exercise we enjoy, relaxing, expressing ourselves freely and enjoying ourselves is the pathway to wellbeing. “
Self Healing by Louis Proto