Did you know that mechanical clocks were invented in 1656?
Before that, humans evolved according to daily, monthly and annual patterns. Scientists have discovered that every cell in the body is a clock. It’s no wonder why Daylight Savings Time (DST) affects our sleep hygiene and circadian rhythms. Humans have an exquisitely accurate internal biological clock that times normal daily events such as sleep and wakefulness. Our modern lifestyles are in such extreme discordance from the natural rhythms of the Earth. When our bodies are out of sync with our circadian rhythms, disturbances to melatonin and cortisol levels occur.
Ultimately, we need to start living in closer harmony with the natural world on physical, mental and moral planes. While our dietary habits are the largest contributor to circadian rhythm imbalance, fasting can help reset circadian rhythms. In addition, employing lifestyle approaches that encourage calmness, peacefulness, quiet and serenity are imperative. Breathing fresh air and getting outdoors, getting at least 8-10 hours of sleep between 10 PM and 7 AM, enjoy resting and recreation, embracing sunlight exposure (or red light therapy if sunlight is limited), exposing ourselves to seasonal weather elements, and interacting with our environment are all ways we can restore our lives in accordance with natural law.
To learn more about how our circadian rhythms are critical to treatment and prevention of disease, listen to my presentation here.
As mentioned above, everyone needs healthy light, but most people don’t get enough. Instead, they get way too much blue light, resulting in worse sleep and overall health. Light therapy is an easy way to add healthy light to your life, in the comfort of your home, at any time of day, no matter the weather or season. An in-home light therapy device like Joovv treats your body with red and near infrared (NIR) wavelengths of light, delivered directly to your skin and cells.
How does a Joovv treatment impact your cells? Watch below!