Toxins in food, air, water, and the environment, make cleansing the colon, liver and other organs more important now than ever.
The acceded pollution and toxins may be responsible for damaging effects on the immune system, which makes us highly susceptible to chronic degenerative conditions. However, there are methods, foods and most importantly biological circadian rhythm that naturally help the body achieve a cleansing effect and better health.
Detox methods, programs, diets, herbs, juicing and water fasting programs may seem like a modern day health trend but nevertheless ancient societies have used natural cleansing methods to detoxify the body for thousands of years. Some religions advise people to undergo fasting for cleansing the body and the mind to support spiritual practices.
Its important to understand that accelerated toxin removal, even in natural ways will not benefit you if you continue intoxicate your body its just a vicious circle.
These days exposure to environmental toxins, refined and processed foods, sugars, MSG, yeast, pasteurized and non-organic dairy products, alcohol, and starches have reached alarming points and sadly continues to increase. Therefore, most important thing you can do for your body is to focus and reduce daily toxin exposure and support your internal body clock and function.
Although there are certain areas of the body, like the heart, that are able to govern their own function to some degree, there is strong evidence that the body clock plays a major role in controlling many of these fluctuations over the 24-hour period.
Modern day science studied and confirmed the importance of Circadian Rhythm, its vital function and effects on health, natural cleanse, overall wellbeing and longevity.
Keeping the body’s natural schedule on track as much as possible is most important method we can apply everyday. Practice good sleep hygiene, and stick to a sleep schedule that works well for your body to keep the system in its natural rhythm.
During the night detoxification organs take turn to process and filter out toxins for elimination, which is why the first thing you need to do upon waking up is to use the bathroom.
Our body is magnificently and intelligently designed to undergo complex chemical and physiological processes every second. Therefore when we have good sleep and rest well combined with the right nutrition, it can truly heal our body.
According to traditional Chinese Medicine’Meridian Clock’ there is a rhythm in the body’s cycle - timings plays a vital role and effect what can be done in response to facilitate organ function and intrinsic homeostasis.
Each meridian comes into its highest action at a certain time of the day, in blocks of about two hours. Understanding these timings and supporting them, will support your body’s optimal and natural detoxification and healing ability.
The Liver is one of the most important detox organs - it is crucial for us to be in bed by at least 11PM to reach a deep restorative sleep phase in order to support the liver resting function between 1am to 3am.
Not supporting this timing in the long-term may cause hormonal disfunction, premature aging and other reproductive system, liver diseases and depression.
Your Lungs receive an additional boost of energy while we are sleeping between 3am to 5am for extra cleansing and are replenished for the day ahead.
If you have a cough or respiratory problem, you may often wake up about this time as your lungs are expelling toxins.
The Large Intestine becomes active between 5am to 7am for the first healthy bowel movement following detoxification time. Drink a glass of room temperature or warm water to help the bowels to move along. It is not a good idea to drink coffee because it has diuretic properties and may hinder elimination process. This in return may cause problems like sinus, weight gain and skin allergies.
The Bladder is active between 3pm to 5pm and that’s when metabolic wastes are be cleared. Drinking plenty of water, with herbal tea and green juice will help your bladder move. These fluids are also beneficial for kidney cleansing in the next phase.
By understanding how our Circadian Rhythm and Internal clock work will provide you with important tools you need and you can take advantage of doing the right thing at the right time for your body, instead of working against your body’s rhythm. Every day or night that we don’t support our rhythm toxins are accumulated causing us problems silently and progressively inflicting sickness and hindering the cleansing process.
Donatas Certovskich – Raw Vegan Chef at The Life Co