How the Body “Eats Itself”

Recent Nobel Prizes reveal the importance of good sleep.

Three scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries about the life cycles.

Their discoveries advanced our understanding of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

These discoveries included advances on how our cells recycle their content, a process known as autophagy, a Greek term for “self-eating.”  Disorders in autophagy is important in many diseases and in aging.

The research studied genes that control the rhythm of daily life.  They peeked inside our biological clock, helping “explain how plants, animals and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth’s revolutions.”

The studies found that certain genes within cells create a protein that accumulates in cells at night, and then degrades during the day.

The decades long research revealed mechanisms that drive the cell’s clockwork.

Nobel Prize members noted:

“With exquisite precision, our inner clock adapts our physiology to the dramatically different phases of the day. The clock regulates critical functions such as behavior, hormone levels, sleep, body temperature and metabolism.”

The research also found that when the regulating gene mutated, the cell’s rhythm with nature is lost.

All organisms, including humans, operate on 24-hour rhythms that control sleep, wakefulness, blood pressure, heart rate, alertness, body temperature and even reaction time.  When the genes work properly the body has the highest chances of natural good health.

The protein the genes create is call PER. PER accumulates at night and is blocked during the day.  As the body eats PER during the day, the gene regains the ability to create more PER at night.

Their work was pivotal, the Nobel committee said, because the misalignment between a person’s lifestyle and the rhythm dictated by an inner timekeeper — jet lag after a trans-Atlantic flight, for example — could affect well-being and over time could contribute to the risks for various diseases.

Here is an Important Health Tip.

Numerous, ancient sciences of life, have long recognized  the importance of our natural rhythms and use the “As Above, So Below” principle. Incorporate the cycles in your daily habits and routines to help keep your inner biological rhythms in tune with nature.

Here is a tip contained in one of my three Shamanic Natural Health Reports.

Break everyday into two sets of cycles that relate to our natural rhythms.

These cycles relate to our movement (air), our physical being (water) and our digestive sensory processes (fire).

The biggest meal of the day is lunch, eaten at noon.

Here is the essence of the ancient concepts that promote timing of the life cycle and are being confirmed by modern science:

2am to 6am:  Air Cycle. This is time to start the wake up process. The mind is light, active and this is a good time to think, multi task and learn.

6am to 10am:  Water Cycle. Strength is increased. This is a perfect time to do physical activity…(with no injuries and yet a better workout).

10am to 2pm:  Fire Cycle. This is the time for digestion. High noon is the best time for the main meal of the day.

2pm to 6pm:  Air Cycle. The mind is light and active again. Study and do mental work.

6pm to 10pm:  Water Cycle. If you eat a heavy evening meal, this cycle will digest it. However if your evening meal is early and light, your digestive system will be ready to purify the pressures of the day.  If the body does not have to digest a heavy meal, this second fire cycle acts like an oven cleaner and burns up stresses and toxicities gained during the day, thus insuring a body that is not overweight.

10pm to 2am:  Fire Cycle. Best time for deepest sleep and a cleansing so we can start the wake up process and rise with a light and active body, mind and spirit.

These cycles are based on nature’s rhythm.

Live with these cycles and increase the odds of good health.

Integrate the tips when modern science confirms ancient health wisdom.

Feel better.

Have more energy.

Live longer.

And these tips are free!



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