These days, people are ignoring our connection with nature. People rise and go to sleep whenever they want, eat when they have time. Our body’s biological clock is what really counts. If we do not listen to it and ignore our body and the signals it sends out, various ailments will gradually appear. Let’s remember how our ancestors lived. They got up with the sun, ate only when they felt hungry, and slept when they felt tired.
Temperature and light have the greatest effect on the body’s daily rhythm. With the onset of autumn, when air temperature is cooling down and daylight hours are shortening, the body clock begins to prepare for the winter months. Our body begins to crave warmer, fatter foods and begins to accumulate the fat needed to warm the body. Autumn and winter are difficult times to lose weight. At dusk our brain produces more of the fatigue and sleep hormone melatonin.
The centers of our body’s biological clock are:
In the brain, the epiphysis responds to the information which is sent by the optic nerve about light strength.
Receptors are located all over the skin. When the light enters, the rhythm of physiological processes changes.
Hemoglobin in the blood is sensitive to light, similar to chlorophyll, which controls the plant’s biological clock.
Every tissue and organ in your body works according to its own biological rhythm. Various processes in the body take place according to their own schedule. It is a 24-hour cycle that regulates all vital processes.
THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK
1.00 – 3.00 a.m.
Deep sleep, your body rests. The liver functions more intensively. It is involved in metabolism. Blood cleansing is in progress.
3.00 – 5.00 a.m.
Deep sleep. The lungs are cleaning. The nervous system begins to awaken the internal organs.
5.00 – 7.00 a.m.
5 a.m. The testicles produce most of the sex hormone testosterone. 6 a.m. The adrenal glands start producing the stress hormones adrenaline and norepinephrine, which make our bodies function at full capacity. At that time arterial blood pressure and heart rate increase. The colon starts working.
7.00 – 9.00 a.m.
The gastrointestinal tract is preparing for breakfast.
Currently the blood has the highest concentration of the adrenal cortex hormone cortisol. This hormone is responsible for allergic reactions and inflammation. It also stops the formation of antibodies and reduces the number of leukocytes. At that time, the immune system is most vulnerable.
9.00 – 11.00 a.m.
The spleen works intensively – it is part of the lymphatic and circulatory systems. The spleen acts as a blood filter to remove bacteria, viruses, dead cells and foreign bodies. In the morning, while detox occurs in your body, eat only a continental breakfast. The brain begins to work intensively, memory improves, it is easy to concentrate. 10 a.m. is the optimal time for mental work.
11.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
11 a.m. Is time for the most intense blood circulation and the highest physical energy. It is worth using this time for active physical activities or sports, as your heart beats the most rhythmically. 12:00 The stomach has already digested breakfast and is sending hunger signals. The liver rests. Alcohol consumption is very harmful at this time, as you might be intoxicated sooner. It’s time to have lunch.
1.00 – 3.00 p.m.
The small intestine sorts and absorbs food. The gallbladder prepares to empty the bile, which fills up between meals. It is pushed out when you start snacking. If you eat regularly every 4 to 5 hours, there will be less bile in the gallbladder. It won’t stagnate and will leak easily. This will reduce the chance of gallbladder stones developing.
At 2 p.m. the energy decreases, it is useful to take a short nap, the body wants rest. It is a good time to visit your dentist, because your body becomes less sensitive to pain.
3.00 – 5.00 p.m.
The bladder begins to work actively. The body removes excess fluid and begins active metabolism. The body’s temperature goes up and sweating increases. More energy emerges. That is a good time to work and study. Around 4 p.m., blood cortisol levels decrease – the body becomes more resistant to disease.
5.00 – 7.00 p.m.
Pancreatic function, taste and olfactory receptors are activated. Enzymes are more active. Good time for dinner and sports. Around 6 p.m. hair and nails will grow faster.
7.00 – 9.00 p.m.
Blood pressure drops. The kidneys work intensively. Drink more fluids at this time to help your body deal with toxins and eliminate unnecessary substances. When your body does not have enough water, harmful substances can’t be eliminated properly. At 8 p.m. the body is preparing for rest.
9.00 – 11.00 p.m.
Digestion slows down. Relax in a warm bath with salt. The water and bath will soothe you, so you will fall asleep faster. Around 10 p.m. is the peak time for melatonin production. You should start feeling tired. If you find it difficult to fall asleep, lie down now, and you will fall asleep quickly. After 11 p.m., you become more sensitive to pain. Skin cells regenerate at midnight. Apply regenerating cream to your skin before you go to bed – it will speed up the process.
According to our biological clock, we should sleep at least 6-9 hours. If we do not fall asleep constantly, the body and brain do not have time to rest. Concentration and memory are impaired, we are in a lousy mood. Good night! Get some rest.