First, Begin With Light
Proper, therapeutic light will improve every facet of your health, but especially your circadian rhythm, digestion, inflammation, and hormonal balance.
Infrared is super critical for thyroid health (metabolism), as well as boosting energy levels and hormone production.
Make this first step: Get daily supplemental infrared light (15-30 minutes).
Artificial blue light during the day is harmful to the skin, eyes, and brain chemistry. However, blue light at night (from any source) is infinitely more harmful — and, therefore, important to monitor and reduce.
Even small amounts of blue light at night harm your melatonin levels throughout the night, wrecking your gut health, immunity, metabolism, and… everything.
Next, Focus On Your Circadian Rhythm
Along with severely reducing bright light at night, getting bright morning light is among the most critical steps you can take for your circadian health.
Meal timing sends strong signals to your brain about the time of day. Eat early meals (especially breakfast and lunch) to cement your circadian rhythm.
Bright daylight midday reinforces the circadian rhythm.
Brightness by day, darkness by night = circadian bliss.
Movement is also incredibly important for the circadian rhythm. Try to get some light-or-moderate exercise most days, around midday. Late morning or mid-afternoon is perfect.
Third: Food or Gut Health?
Which makes more sense for you to focus on?
Do you need to improve your digestion? Most people do!
There is no miracle cure. And restrictive diets don’t fix the problem.
Instead, take steps each day to nudge your gut health in the right direction.
If needed, go extreme: An “augmented fast” or prescribed antibiotics might be necessary (when all else fails). Be sure to get on a strong natural gut health regimen for many months after a course of any antibiotic.
Then, Notice Your Environment
Environmental toxins are becoming much too prevalent in the modern world.
Begin noticing your environment — and whether it improves your health or detracts from it.
Living in a clean space is quite impactful to your health, especially in the “built” indoor world.
Not much time for cleaning? A simple trick is to own fewer possessions.
Last, Let’s Calm The Mind
Some things we can change — others we cannot.
A calm, clear mind will serve us in whatever direction our path takes us.
You don’t have to be perfect. Give yourself permission to be calm — even for one minute.