Optimizing Circadian Rhythms t
by Patrick Clark
"Modern life is subjugating your design because you are unaware of how something so beneficial to your quality of life is sucking the life right out of your mitochondria and your telomeres as you read this." Dr. Jack Kruse, Neurosurgeon
If the Fountain Youth could be summed into one word or phrase, it would be something like “generative energy”. And perhaps the best place to find generative energy is in the natural sleep process.
The paradox is: sleep is more about being awake than anything. The national attitude and approach towards sleep being 'lazy, self indulgent, anti-productive' is the real tragedy. This couldn't be further from the truth. Being kind to yourself and getting maximum quality and quantity of sleep has the most beneficial effect on productivity. It builds the brain and ensures a person is at top notch effectiveness, with rapid fire thinking and acting. Most people do not take well to these truths and ideas and practices I am about to present. The self-defeating erronous view that we must each push on in our climb to success and 'stability' prevents us from opening our ears to this cutting edge research that has helped thousands of people.
Doctors and drugs are not working. Ask anyone who has a sleep problem. A technological fix doesn't work without knowing the underlying cause.
One characteristic shared by all the 'neolithic' deseases like obesity, diabetes, hypo-thyroidism, sleep apnea have in common is: poor quality sleep. Whether this is causative or indicitive has been a question. The reality is more complex. The cause and effect interact with each other. For instance, the poor sleep adds to the problem but is also a symptom of the problem. And our quest has been searching for ONE thing--like diet OR the right bed or hormone supplement.
Just looking at the human organism won't do it. The human organism is intricately connected to the earth and cosmos which includes things we have taken for granted and disregarded as unimportant and not related. The cycles of the seasons, timing of sunrise and sunset, temperature, diet, and the Earth's Magnetic Field are completely left out in the search for a better sleep. Resent rock solid (pardon the pun) breakthroughs in science are now revealing beyond a shadow of a doubt, the missing key to optimum functioning lies in re-linking our own internal Circadian Clocks with the envonmental triggers that keep it running 'on time'.
It should not be hard to relate to this. We know that computers, phones, of any sort have a 'chip' that is akin to the DNA of an organism. The chip sets the rules. Everything must fall into alignment or 'synch up' with the program on the chip. Even a car needs proper timing or it will 'mis-fire'.
Our Circadian Clocks are currently interrupted by manmade obstacle-ironically what we call 'conveniences' and 'improvements' that have been introduced mostly in the past 100 years. While technology has ‘advanced’, sleep and health has gotten worse for the majority of modern humans. And we keep looking for a technological fix as if the human body could be ‘re-programmed’ to adapt to the modern world and industrial agriculture.
Instead of trying to adapt the human to the unnatural environment like a bulldozer plowing up the rainforest, a new group or ‘camp’ of scientists is trying to match the environment to the DNA. What preserves cellular energy, coherence, homeostasis, genetic integrity, also creates the most generative sleep possible. Quality of sleep is both an indicator as well as a generator of health.
According to Dr. Ray Peat:
The ability to sleep deeply decreases in old age, as a generalized inflammatory, excitatory state of stress develops. With progressive weakening of restorative cellular relaxation (inhibition), cells become more susceptible to disintegration. ("sarcopenia") of aging is also probably a process that occurs mostly during the night. Mediators of inflammation are at their highest during the night (see footnote 1)
The question has been, what are the significant aspects of the natural environment that make a difference. Or put another way: what IS the original blueprint for homo sapiens? Or “where is the fountain of youth?” In a nutshell, modern humans are out of synch with genetic code or the rythms that establish calm, homeostasis, cellular energy, brain power, metabolism, and immunity.
A circadian rhythm ( /s?r?ke?di?n/) is any biological process that displays an endogenous, entrainable oscillation of about 24 hours.
These rhythms are driven by a circadian clock, and rhythms have been widely observed in plants, animals, fungi and cyanobacteria.
Signals to the brain—triggered by the environment such as how much light is in the day or what the skin temperature is--stimulate specific metabolic and hormonal responses. These responses are handled by macro and micro nutrients in the body.
What modern life has created is a metabolic disaster. The brain is constantly getting mixed messages. “It’s summer, it’s winter, it’s summer, no it’s winter.” There is no rhythm established. The brain and cells become over-excited and loose energy. And eventually this wears us down to the point we can’t handle being outside, we can’t sleep when the sun sets so we stay up late. We need to be constantly altering our environment with artificial light, heat, and food not suited to our climate/season/species. We need to be inside where we can either turn on the air conditioner OR the heater. We can only feel comfortable in a very narrow range of temperature. And so many of us can’t sleep and really can’t remember what good sleep is like. And especially, we don’t know what it feels like to think and function optimally.
Since technology has shielded us from nature we don’t experience the temperatures of the season, the natural light cycles of the day, The Eath’s Calming Electro-Magnetic Field, the physically active life of the hunter-gatherer, nor the native climate of the region we live. We have been insulated and numbed by avoiding these and have lost a lot of our instincts.
Mark Sisson of The Primal Blueprint says:
Tens of thousands of anthropologists, evolutionary biologists, paleontologists, geneticists and others have worked for over 100 years to piece together a fairly detailed picture of all the elements that helped influence our development as a species. Ironically though, when we examine all of the many environmental influences and behaviors that shaped our genome, we arrive at a very simple list of general things our early ancestors did to become what and who they were and which allowed them to pass 99.9% of those genes down to us. In essence, this list is the original “Primal Blueprint” since it provided the only set of behaviors they knew – the exact behaviors that enabled then to shape their bodies into healthy, robust, happy beings…
(see footnote 5)
Optimal sleep is achieved when the body’s circadian rhythms (preprogrammed DNA) are synchronized with the envrironment. This is an example of where structure and function are intricately co-dependent. Metabolism has to be set right for the circadian rhythms of the organism to synchronize with the natural cycles of the sun (both the day cycles and the season/climate cycles). But metabolism itself is determined by these very natural phenomenon. So a metabolism out of whack will mess with sleep and regeneration, and yet sleep and regeneration are part of what sets metabolism.
There isn’t any ONE thing that resets the human circadian clock. Rather, there are four primary factors that need to be in place all at the same time. Let’s look at the significant factors that will match our environment to our DNA to supercharge our sleep and vitality:
Following the natural light cycles of the day and season. Specifically: timing of sleeping, eating, and exercising patterns to fit the natural cycles of the day and season. Artificial light at night wakes up the part of the brain that needs to relax and ‘hibernate’.
Melatonin is secreted only in conditions where darkness is present for 4 hours consistently when the system is working well and ATP levels are optimal. Artificial light breaks this cycle. These molecular biological clocks control virtually all body system functions, including the wake-sleep circadian cycle.
—What/How to Incorporate--
Follow the natural rhythms of the sun and the seasons. Keep the lights low in the evening and do quiet activities like reading or cleaning. Especially do not watch TV or work on a computer, because this light will make your brain think it’s morning and time to wake up. Beeswax candles are nice for this.
The two most important factors of timing/light are:
1) Go to sleep by 9pm. Eat at least 4-5 hours before bed. Sometimes it is necessary to eat a light lunch or somehow tweak your other meal's timing/quantity to be ready for supper at 5pm. If you can't get it perfect, even just approaching the goal can show huge results. Eating a large breakfast and drinking coffee with lots of butter and geletin powder during the day can be the perfect balance of timing and nutrients. The details of timing and diet depends on many individual factors such as: age, health level, climate, lifestyle, etc.
2) Rise at about sunset. This will happen automatically once your circadian rhythms are synched). It could take a long time to achieve this. There is no hurry. Quality and Quantity need to set themselves as much as possible. Try to arrange your life the best you can to allow deep rest. Put all the priority on cutting back on activities and thinking creatively to allow this special rehab opportunity.
3) Eat a large breakfast within 30 minutes of waking. No calorie counting, ever. Eat as much quantity of food as you need. This high-fat, low to no carb diet kickstarts natural instincts which conqour cravings without trying.
4) No snacking. However, drinking coffee with lots of butter added is beneficial and promotes digestion and cellular energy without the effect of actual snacking.
4) Do not excersize before breakfast.
“I can't go to bed early--I'm a NIGHT OWL.” People who label themselves as ‘Night Owls’ are simply confused about science. There is no DNA that makes a person a night owl (nocturnal). DNA sets the rules, not the human mind with all its fantasy or nutritional propaganda. I have never seen a person who insisists this "low to no lights at night and go to bed early" philosophy even give it a try.
The best sleep food is the food that allowed our species to evolve and prosper for over 1 million years--a high fat, low-to-no grain, nutrient dense, 'Paleolithic' diet which builds brain, muscle mass, and metabolism. It also lowers stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline and balances sleep hormones like serotonin, melatonin and thyroid.
The idea that diet has anything to do with Circadian Rhythms is new to most people. A carohyrate grain-based diet creates 'leptin' resistance. Leptin is like the master hormone of the body and is essential to correct timing of metabolic responses.
Again, from Dr. Jack Kruse
When electron flow is disrupted for any reason, it means energy in the system has to go way down. I thought this would be clearly something the brain would pay strict attention too for survival. I learned that the leptin receptor in the brain is what pays attention to total energy balance. Then I realized it does this using leptin signaling to control the hormone response in cells via the endocrine system. Leptin basically is the 'accountant' that tells the brain whether we have an electron deficit or an excess in our body. This also implied to me, that any biologic mass could vary depending upon the amount of ATP or heat lost by cells...
When the brain loses the ability to accurately tell time the result is the net products of the brain and bodies biochemical reactions is positively charged. Inflammation in a biological system carries a net positive charge due to formation of NF kappa beta in all cells. The SCN constantly samples these environmental cues from Earth's energy as well coordinates the various biological clocks regulating hormone flow in the body. Leptin resistance means there is a lot more NF kappa beta in cells and that there is alterations in light and dark cycles and the ability to sense the earth magnetic field is disturbed.
The high-carb modern diet fuels a stress response with insulin spiking and AGEs (advanced glycogen end products) as well as electron loss. A carbohydrate-based (or glycogenic-sugar burning) diet in a cold climate drives food cravings and obesity and makes part of the brain think it’s summer when it’s winter.
Specifically, sweet foods (carbohydrates in any form) trigger metabolic responses which prepare the body to function during summer or in a tropical climate.
Carbohydrates only grow in summer and optimize the body for the heat of the summer.
The 'Paleolithic' Diet is a high protein, high fat diet which includes yummy, rich, fulfilling foods. It even includes coffee (burns fat, stimulates thyroid, aids digestion, adds tons of micronutrients like vitamin B’s and magnesium).
A typical breakfast would look something like eggs, steak or fish, vegies, coffee, butter, cream, gravy from bone broth) and fruit only during summer or in the tropics. Also, please note, eat only Grass-fed (completely natural, organic, humanely raised meats high in Omega 3's.) During summer or in tropics, fruit works. Grain is generally out in all climates, although some researchers believe some amount of lacto-ferment grains (sour dough) are good. Slightly cooked to raw is best to preserve nutrients including enzymes. Lacto-fermented vegies and beverages such as Kombucha and Effective Microorganism’s® is a huge bonus.
*********Aren't Saturated Fats Bad?**********
The seed oil company’s launched a propaganda campaign in the 1940’s to distort the science about fats. They wanted to get people to stop eating lard and coconut oils so they would buy their commercial products.(2)
Instead of ‘low fat’ (that has been promoted by seed oil companies since the 1940's in a Fraudulent campaign to market their new products)--what works is the opposite. Lots of saturated animal fats like grass-fed only butter, cream, fatty meats, cheese, dairy, coconut oil and fermented cod liver .
This will be a huge re-education because our current modern diet has gotten completely away from it’s roots.
Most people can not see how they could survive living with the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter without artificial heat and cooling. However, the body’s ability to heat itself in winter and cool itself in summer is dependent on a high metabolism which is dependent on eating a local, native diet. Available food sources in the area keeps the metabolism in synch with the elements. So diet is usually the first thing to change before these other factors can be worked with.
Too warm inside air makes the body think it is summer. It also reduces oxygen and negative ions In the air. This mismatches with the other environmental factors—short days, cold when not inside.
Keep indoor temperatures closer to the outside air. This will be different for each of us. But keep in mind: cool temperatures promote sleep and the relaxation response. The idea is to work with the edge of your comfort zone and slowly tweak the temperature over a long period of time as your sleep and health improve.
Turn the thermostat as low as you can—optimally 55 Fereinheit but 60-65 is okay. For some people this is too extreme. Cold causes detoxification. Each of us needs to work with the edge of our comfort zone and slowly push it further.
This isn’t about making yourself miserable and uncomfortable. The goal is to work with your own individual and ever changing needs to expose yourself to colder temperatures at a rate that feels good to you. The idea is to explore your ‘edge’ of comfort and stay in a zone that provides more and more ‘resistance’. Resistance is a form of ‘hormetics’ which stimulates a response to strengthen. ‘Hormetics’ is exposing oneself to a substance or activity that is toxic in large doses but strengthening in small or appropriate doses.
Of course, too cold temperature in summer will make the body confused as well. People who live in very hot climates have reported feeling more 'comfortable with the heat' when avoiding air conditioning all together.
Indoor climate control has risen at the same time as synthetic fibers for clothing and bedding. The recent movements/ trends such as barefoot walking, 'earthing', organic clothing and bedding, Building Biology (Green Building) are an attempt to regain some of what we have lost as a sacrifice to the Industrial Revolution since starting about the 1950s. The more we have relied on indoor climate control, the less we have needed clothing for what it was originally designed for, as the first line of defense to keep the body comfortable for the season. (footnote 3)
Clothing is a critical component of building biology and managing indoor air temperature. It is almost impossible to find natural fibers for winter without doing a Google search. Things like silk or wool ‘undies’, and wool sweaters. Stocking hats can come in handy too since a lot of heat is lost through the head. We will have to develop a new wardrobe based on these principles and alter our social norms to make 'natural' ever more 'chic' and 'cool'.
This is also why natural fibers and the Earth’s Shumman’s Field makes such a huge impact on metabolism, circadian rhythms, regenerative energy and sleep quality.
Cold Thermogenesis is a special benefit of exposure to cold which is an extemely potent sleep enhancer. The process is spelled out in detail at www.jackkruse.com
This one practice will do what no health spa treatment can provide: your body will burn fat “like yelling ‘fire’ in a theater” and the fat is where a lot of toxins are stored. It will drastically lower the stress hormones like cortison and adrenaline and RT3. This one practice will start the process of deeper and more restful sleep. However, it may be impossible to do this practice without coupling it with the other factors of proper sleep timing, and Paleolithic Diet. The cold is telling your brain it is winter, and you don’t want to other factors to fight this message signaling system.
4—SHUMANN RESONANCE (the earth’s electromagnetic frequency).
Humans resonate with earth:
There is a biological and harmonic connection between our biological pulsating frequency and that of the earth. The inherent frequency of the earth is 7.8Hz [ 7-13 Hz ]. Earth resonates with a frequency similar to a person's brain waves when in Alpha (relaxed) state. This frequency has been shown in scientific studies to be an essential requirement for physical and psychological health. Since there are so many extraneous Extremely Low Frequency [ ELF ] frequencies in the earth's atmosphere at this time [ radio waves, TV waves, electrical grid lines, computers and cell phones ], these frequencies can cause a drowning out, or suppression of the natural Shumann Resonance.
Alpha waves in the human brain resonate with the same frequency as the Schumann resonance of the Earth. This implies that life uses it as a fixed reference point in its nervous system for some reason. In 2005, a study published by electrical engineer Roger Applewhite confirmed two highly significant facts:
1. Electrons move from the Earth to the body and vice versa when the body is grounded. This effect is sufficient to maintain the body at the same negative-charge electrical potential as the Earth. Electron flow in the mitochondria is known to reduce inflammation so it stands to reason that this flow of free electrons into the body from the earth is the mechanism by which inflammation is brought down.
2. Grounding powerfully reduces electromagnetic fields (EMFs)that have an effect on the body. EMF resonance above the normal frequencies found on EEG's, EKG's, and EMG's can all disturbed the fast acting communication system that all life appears to use. I use all of these types of tests when I treating people for neurologic issues.
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A quote from Dr. Jack Kruse
I knew from mitochondrial biology that is precisely what the 'Rolex' in our head does at the SCN by responding to the magnetic field of the Schumann resonance of the Earth... The SCN uses light, dark, magnetism and gravity, as its reference points to tell precise time in the brain to yoke all biologic reactions in animals...
...The critical point in my understanding here, is that a loss of the electo-magnetic forces from the Earth that creates this free electron flow, when interrupted for any reason, diminishes our life force immediately. Being fat means your dying slowly. This was sobering to me at 357 pounds. Moreover, I realized it does this faster than we can imagine, because it also causes us to lose electrons we do not see, hear, feel, or taste, most of the time we are alive. It belies why we do not perceive it. If your brain does not sense it, your mind does not believe it exists. If you reverse the equation, any loss in C2 cause massive changes in energy and therefore life....
...I knew man made EMF's could block the flow of electrons, because of how my radio in the car reacted to high voltage wires when I drove past them. I realized I never saw them, but I heard them when the radio crackled. I also noticed it in my hospital when I ordered an EEG's on seizure and tumor patients, many of the medical instruments in the ICU's blocked our ability to get a clean complete EEG readings there. I wondered if this was hurting the patients brains and cells too back then? I decided to read more to see if these types of EMF could block ground electrons from entering me. I was looking for causation in me. It was here, I found that strong EMF's, way above the Schumann frequency and for the frequency of the human SCN, would cancel the net flow of electrons into me. I was stunned at this. I realized I got fat because of a loss of electrons from the ground and not the food I was eating!!! I knew on the surface no one would buy this with out some proof...
...EMF's directly decrease magnetic flow of electrons based upon laws of physics. It does not matter how little or strong the EMF is--its effect is still felt on the quantum level and the brain is a quantum computer. Einstein's theory shows this in spades. I established that in EMF 12's blog post as well. EMF's main problem is that it diminishes our life force by blocking the constant electron flow life requires, and today, it is being increased in intensity every time you upgrade our I-phones today. This explains why cancer rates are higher in urban settings, I thought. This implied something far worse to me. I realized I was my own worst enemy because of how I lived my life and I did never realize it& & ..If you are a user of modern technology, say a podcaster/blogger who is overweight, infertile, and getting no answers from doctors about why this is happening, you no longer should be. Look at Cite 20. You need to get EMF s out of your life ASAP. The answer is simple. I am attempting to do in my own life now for the last 7 years. It is killing all of us more quickly and silently, and its affecting the people you love too. We make more EMF every time we go to a higher G
in cellular communications. If you want a phone, I have a feeling a rotatry phone is going to be popular item shortly, globally.
Walking in nature, barefoot when possible. Being outdoors on the earth and in water. When indoors use some therapeutic device such as our own Quantum Calming Mat™ which resonates at the same calming frequency as the Earth's Shumann's Field.
With any one of these out, we are mismatched to our environment and this mismatch causes a never ending metabolic and hormonal ‘confusion’ which results in inflammation and disease.
Again, the four primary factors effecting our Circadian Biology (internal time clock) which create quality sleep and robust health are spelled out in our genetic code found in the DNA. The four main factors that synchronize the body into it’s internal circadian clock are :
1--LIGHT (TIMING of DAILY ACTIVITIES corresponding with sunrise and sunset) of sleeping, eating and excercizing)
2--DIET (type of food and timing of consuming it),
3--TEMPS (stay close to what is happening outside).
4—EXPOSURE TO SHUMANN’S RESONANCE (Earth’s Electromagnetic Field)
When these four primary facters are matched the body goes into a regenerative process that preserves genetic coding and establishes robust metabolism and deep calm. This discovery has changed the lives of thousands of people who have seen their otherwise ‘incurrable’ problems like obesity, diabetes, low thyroid, and sleep disturbances go away and be replaced with a life they never thought possible.
Matching our lifestyle and environment with the pre-programmed DNA has opened up exciting possibilities for achieving robust health, metabolism, and vitality that were heretofore unknown.
See this supporting video about the health impacts of Electromagnetic Fields. http://www.freegrab.net/1%20Resonances%20earth%20&%20man%20wds.htm#section17**************NOTES***********
1) John Veltheim. Naked Beneath Your Clothing. The effect of clothing on energy flow
Many interesting experiments have been done on the affect that clothing has on chi flow within the body. During the authors' years as Principal of the Brisbane College of Traditional Acupuncture and Natural Therapies in Australia, many experiments were conducted using highly sensitive equipment that could monitor and measure the flow of chi along the meridians. An acupuncture needle could be inserted into an acupuncture point to demonstrate the affect it has on the energy levels in other parts of the body along where that meridian flowed. For example, a needle inserted just below the knee at a point called stomach 36, would demonstrate an increased flow of energy along the whole stomach meridian running up the leg, through the stomach, up into the chest, and up to the eyes. Stimulating the needle can effectively help to balance, and heal, a stomach disorder (such as a stomach ulcer), or perhaps increase the energy flow to the eyes and improve vision. Some interesting experiments demonstrated the following:
When a patient was naked and had the needle stimulated, there was a measurable flow of energy - we'll call it 100 units. If that person then wore nylon underpants while this experiment was being done, and the needle was being stimulated, the effective end result of the flow was a reduction of energy flow of up to 60%. Repetitive experiments demonstrated that if a patient wore nylon underwear while receiving acupuncture treatments, that patient would need twice as many treatments to get the same results. [Cotton underwear reduced the flow by 20%.]
The body as an electrical field
The surface of the skin is an electrical field that is constantly interacting with our environment and our inner body systems. The nervous system is another set of electrical circuits. The two combine to create varying electrical potentials that can easily be measured. This electrical potential is altered by the influence of different types of clothing. Synthetic clothing builds up a static charge on the body so that when a piece of metal is touched, the person gets a shock. Practitioners who work with bioenergetic therapy have found the static has detrimental effects on the body's electrical network which, in turn, affects health.
It would appear that the Schumann Resonance acts like a natural tuning fork to our biological oscillators. Michael Hutchison states in his book "Mega Brain Power" The 7.83 Hz frequency has been found to be one of those "window frequencies" that appear to have a wide range of beneficial effects on human beings ranging from reports of enhanced healing to accelerated learning. When a biological system vibrates at this frequency, it can be said to be in a state of resonance or attunement with the planet's own magnetic frequency.... the "natural electromagnetic matrix for all life on this planet, the frequency in which all life forms evolved, and until recent decades, the dominant electromagnetic frequency in which all life took place."
As the Pineal Gland is affected by changes in the Earth's magnetic field, so is our hormone production. In particular, Melatonin, an important Neuro Hormone and oncostatic (cancer surpressing) agent, is not produced in the absence of the Schumann Resonance in outer Space and its production is throttled in the presence of electromagnetic pollution.
...All of these clinical observations implied to me a deep connection, that obesity, and every other disease known to man was clearly an inflammatory condition, caused by a lack of energy production in our cell's mitochondria that causes a time contraction of space/time in the suprachiasmatic nucleus of the mammals brain. This, over time, will first make the animal ill, and then it will make it die over time.
Excerpt from article http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/fats-degeneration3.shtml
50 years ago, in the first phase of marketing the polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), linoleic acid was “heart protective,” and the saturated fats raised cholesterol and caused heart disease.
In the second phase, the other “essential fatty acid,” linolenic acid, was said to be even better than linoleic acid.
In the third phase, the longer chain omega -3 (omega minus three, or n minus three) fatty acids, DHA and EPA, are said to be even better than linolenic acid.
Along the way, the highly unsaturated arachidonic acid, which we and other animals make out of the linoleic acid in foods, was coming to be identified with the “harmful animal fats.” But we just didn't hear much about how the amount of arachidonic acid in the tissues depended on the amount of linoleic acid in the diet.
U.S. marketing dominates the world economy, including of course the communication media, so we shouldn't expect to hear much about the role of PUFA in causing cancer, diabetes, obesity, aging, thrombosis, arthritis and immunodeficiency, or to hear about the benefits of the saturated fats.
The saturated fats include the “tropical fats,” because they are synthesized in very warm organisms, and are very stable at those temperatures. Their stability offers some protection against the unstable PUFA.
Several of the degenerative conditions produced by the “essential fatty acids” can be reversed by use of saturated fats, varying in length from the short chains of coconut oil to the very long chains of waxes.
. I also realized how alone I was in this, because no one in the world knew this yet, because I found no evidence for it in 18 months of non stop reading like a mad man at the library.
(1) night (Cutolo and Masi, 2005). ... My interpretation of this is that the stress of darkness accelerates biological processes, whether the process is mainly constructive or mainly destructive.
link to an article by Ray Peat about the generative power of sleep.
A few years ago I had a hypothesis that heating the house at night was a waste of time and energy and seemed like a poor design. I seemed to sleep better when not heating the air, so I piled all the blankets I could find to stay warm. I was never warm enough until I tried natural organic fibers like kapok and wool. I slept warm right away, much warmer than when using the synthetic sleeping bag that was rated for 10 degrees. I did not find the scientific reason for this until I finally turned up the article 'Naked Beneath Your Clothing' by John Veltheim. In summary, the synthetic fibers interrupt the body's electrical system or 'wei chi' in Chinese Medicine, which alters comfort, cellular respiration, and temperature regulation. (see notes/reference below). (1)
(footnote 5) Read more: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/definitive-guide-primal-blueprint/#ixzz28dW1VYak
footnote tothe shumann resonance section
You might be wondering how the Earth electromagnetic field protects all life from EMF sources. It is pretty simple if you look back to Nobel Prize winner physicist, Richard FeynmanÕs 1960Õs lectures on the EarthÕs subtle energy sources. The surface of the planet, has an abundance of electrons, which give it a net negative electrical charge. If you are standing outside on a clear sunny day, wearing shoes or standing on an insulating surface like a wood or plastic/vinyl floor, there is an electrical charge of some 350 volts between the Earth and the top of your head if you are 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall. This charge is all around the earth but not around you when you are insulated from the charge by a badly conducting floor or by poor designed shoes or when your in a bed above the earth. We evolved constantly being plugged into to mother Earth so that our brain could have the third dimension of time. We can actually measure this voltage difference today easily, so what I am laying out to you here is not folly. The higher we go up in the atmosphere the higher the charge and voltage get for any biologic system. The higher we go up the lower our zeta potential becomes of our serum. For those of you who listened to the January Webinar that should be an eye opening point alone. Keep in mind the natural charge is about zero volts at ground level at all times. When you take your shoes off and make direct contact with the earth the earth magnetic field is able to be transmitted through your body because it is a good conductor of electric current and we have a lesser charge than the earth does. Electrons flow to the path of least resistance. This protective EMF from the Earth pushes the 350 volt charge about 3 feet above your head to offer you protection from Environmental sources of EMF like UV light and cosmic radiation. The EarthÕs magnetic field then covers your entire body and acts like an EMF protective shield for your body. Consider it like a giant EMF condom over your body when you are plugged into to the Earth. Maybe you can see why skin cancer is higher in modern life now? All life evolved with this protective shield until modern man showed up. IMPORTANT POINT: If exogenous EMFs hit your body from any source, their net effect is cancelled by the electrons within your body supplied by the Earth if you are plugged in. Nothing can change your electric potential, except uncoupling yourself from the Earth. Unfortunately most of you reading this are uncoupled because of modern life right now. Look at your shoe closet, bed height, or how far you live off the ground. Most of us have completely lost our shield protection and we now swim in a gigantic ocean filled with manmade EMF sources. Man made EMFÕs are more dense the higher we go off the ground too because of modern communication methods. It is a ubiquitous situation globally today and modern healthcare never considers how this might effect our biology. Medical epidemics are not caused by genetics but they are all underpinned by massive changes in epigenetics. Today, all life is bombarded with EMF from technology that exceeds our protective shield. But more importantly, our modern life has unplugged us from the earth because of how we insulate ourselves from the earth. This disconnection causes internal pertubations in our ability to decipher the correct time to coordinate nanoscopic biologic reactions that are life sustaining to all life. The one you learned about recently is the formation of ATP in the mitochondria in the January webinar. When your body slowly leaks the energy provided by electrons constantly you lose your charge at your inner mitochondrial membrane. When you lose your charge your net charge becomes more positive inside your cells. Biologic science already has discovered that ATP production fails in a positively charge environment. When we have no ATP a body is called a cadaver. What is most important for all life? ENERGY to fuel the requirements for life. The slow leak of electrons before death cause diseases like illnesses. The coordination of life sustaining biochemical reactions to generate ATP. Connecting any dots yet?
Few studies so far have shown the effects on EMF because artificial EMF generation is now a trillion dollar global industry. This is why I am sharing my secret sauce for optimal health now. You must protect your Rolex from artificial light and manmade EMF of any kind and plug yourself back into the Earth ASAP. You can not get to optimal if your clock can not rely on the precise nano-scopic precision of time to make ATP which in turn fuels everything that allows you to survive.