Daylight Savings Time is here again. Twice a year we change time by setting the clocks ahead an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall. This change is artificial; however, the change to our internal clock is real.
We have an internal clock that controls our circadian rhythm. This circadian rhythm relates to the bodily processes that regulate appetite, mood, temperature changes, and energy levels including the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed and rested. The Pineal Gland controls sleep and remember you HEAL when you sleep. I believe sound sleep the ultimate anti-aging elixir.
Therefore, it is incredibly important that your internal clock is in sync. This means that whenever you adjust the clocks in your house it is TIME for you to have your “internal clock” adjusted – this clock is known as your Pineal Gland.
The Pineal Gland produces melatonin and controls your internal rhythm and helps with sleep and wakefulness, mood, hormone balance and energy levels. The Pineal Gland is often referred to as the Third Eye and is considered by some to be a sense organ of a spiritual nature or intuition. The French philosopher Renee Descartes believed the Pineal Gland to be “the seat of the soul.”
Applied Kinesiology (AK) Approach to the Pineal Gland
When you come in for your exam your doctor can either block light from your eyes or apply a mild pressure to your jaw…if either one causes you to weaken you may need your Pineal adjusted. This is done with a very simple and gentle alignment to your jawbone (mandible).
One treatment usually corrects the condition. You may need the mineral zinc also.
Along with having your doctor examine your skull to “reset your Pineal” when you change the clocks, it is also a good idea to have your internal clock calibrated whenever you fly between time zones.
Most importantly, if you are using your computer or smartphone in the evening, without the Night Shift on, you are most likely causing a disturbance to your Pineal Gland. (Sometimes called computer insomnia)
*If you notice that you, or someone you know, is “feeling off” since the changing of the clocks; you and they need to see a doctor trained in Applied Kinesiology techniques. The doctor can help you…and your friends, family, coworkers and teammates get back into rhythm and feeling in a much better MOOD. I believe people suffering with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can be greatly helped by this Pineal Adjustment.
You can find doctors trained in helping you with your internal clock here: AK Doctors
Lastly, you can get into a slump just like any athlete. When people get their Pineal Gland adjusted they often say that things seems to start flowing better, they make better decisions and some even go so far to say that they feel LUCKIER!
To a more energetic you,
Dr. Eugene Charles
**Doctors interested in learning the Pineal Technique can find this information in the DVDs of Session 7 of the Applied Kinesiology 100 Hour Postgraduate Course
or you can download Session 7: Helping Brain Function Online
***Lastly, according to the research below… adjusting the Pineal might help with weight loss; along with Dr. Charles’ Weight Loss Recipe.
Can Bright Light at Night Lead to Obesity?
By Lisa Rapaport
March 11, 2016
(Reuters Health) – Obesity rates may surge in places where artificial lights blaze all night compared to communities where people tend to live in darkness after the sun goes down, a recent study suggests.
To explore this connection, researchers analyzed U.S. military satellite images of nighttime illumination around the globe and country-level data from the World Health Organization (WHO) on the prevalence of overweight and obese people.
Artificial light at night contributed to excessive weight in men and women about as much as eating junk food, the research team reports in the International Journal of Obesity, online February 23.
“Because of artificial light at night, we often eat in the wrong time, that is, after the natural dusk, when metabolic processes slow down,” said N.A. Rybnikova of the University of Haifa in Israel.
The study doesn’t prove light bulbs cause obesity, and scientists aren’t yet certain how lamps or the glow from gadgets like tablets and televisions might influence how much people weigh, researchers caution.
But it’s possible artificial light might contribute to obesity by suppressing the production of melatonin, which helps regulate sleep cycles. (from the Pineal Gland)
These lights may also contribute to what’s known as social jet lag, or disruption of the body’s natural circadian rhythms that happens when people sleep and wake at times that are at odds with their internal biological clocks.
For women and men, higher birth rates appear to be one of the stronger predictors of excess weight and obesity.
Urbanization, as well as calorie intake of oils, fats and carbohydrates also appear to predict excessive weight in men and women alike. Consuming more roots and tubers was linked to a lower likelihood of excessive weight, the study also found.
Together with variables like eating habits and exercise levels, nighttime light explains up to about 73% of the variation in rates of excess weight and obesity in women and up to 68% in men, the study found.
The study builds on earlier research linking excessive weight to the use of tiny screens and other sources of light in bedrooms at night, the authors note.
“The evidence that exposure to artificial light at night is associated with metabolic disturbances is continuing to accumulate,” said Laura Fonken, a researcher at the University of Colorado who wasn’t involved in the study.
“Overall, it seems that there aren’t any downsides to trying to keep a consistent sleep schedule and avoid nighttime light exposure,” Fonken added by email.
“Anything to improve one’s ‘sleep hygiene’ like reducing light and noise at night should help improve sleep quality, and this may help your body work more efficiently,” Karatsoreos added.
“We seem to be finally waking up to the realization that disrupted sleep and biological rhythms are associated with many health problems, including metabolic disruption, obesity, and cardiovascular disease,” Karatsoreos said.
Int J Obesity 2016.
Dr. Charles’ Lemons and Black Coffee as Weight Loss Aids
“I have a theory that bitter and sour taste bud stimulation helps digestion and weight loss. Whereas, it looks to me that sugary and salty foods promote weight gain. (Actually this should be pretty obvious to everyone by now) Please take this with a grain of salt, actually skip the salt if you are looking to lose weight, and strive to stimulate your bitter and sour taste buds by:
- Sucking on a lemon 3 times a day and putting lemon in your water with meals. (Real lemonade SHOULD be sour)
- Drinking black coffee (No milk and sugar) with the following recipe.”
Dr. Charles’ Coffee Weight Loss Recipe
- Black Coffee
- Dandelion root extract (12 – 24 drops)
- Extra virgin coconut or olive oil (teaspoon)