Did you know that your body organs have its own clock to when they repair and restore each piece in a scheduled manor? When I first learnt about this I thought it was crazy but when I thought about it more, this concept makes a lot of sense. It would be hard for our bodies to repair every organ at once all the time. So, true to form our bodies need a schedule. When you think about it, a lot of other mechanics of our body is on a schedule, like puberty, menstruation, menopause, and pregnancy.
So what if we knew the schedule of our organs and was a little bit more mindful to what we did to our body or put in our body to allow the best environment for it to repair and restore. Also if you are feeling low in energy at certain times of the day, you can see what organ that is associated with and do something about it. This could give you an idea of how to better take care of yourself.
Below is the organ repair schedule. And what you can do to give yourself optimal health inside, and in turn glowing out.
If you started your day this early, the lungs are the first organs that are up for maintenance and repair. The toxins from your lungs become loosened between 3 to 5 a.m., this is why you might cough when you get up sometimes. Your lungs are trying to get rid of the loosened waste. If you are coughing a lot in the A.M., this tells you that your diet and lifestyle needs tweaking.
Large intestine (or colon) 5am-7am
Large Intestine or Colon is morning time to repair. A healthy colon needs water to do its job properly that is why hot water with lemon is good for in the morning on an empty stomach. Flushing waste matter all day every day is its job. The morning is the most important time to drink plenty of water for a healthy colon, and the worst time to have caffeine. (Sorry morning coffee drinkers) Caffeine is a diuretic and takes water away. So if you are not having enough water coffee is taking it away from your colon, your kidneys and bladder and make it harder for evacuation. Your body needs water anyway but specially in the morning to do its maintenance and repair of the large intestine and colon. This keeps you from getting constipated, gaining weight, looking and feeling older.
The stomach is repairing when people are normally having breakfast and does not need a big meal to deal with, this is contradicting what we are normally told, to have a big meal. So instead be mindful of this time, and because the large intestine and colon needs fluid to repair properly in the morning, the stomach needs very little. Start with fluids like pure water or fresh juiced vegetables or just fresh fruit that is easily digested. Starting your day with a smoothie works as well. Lots of liquid is the key for optimal stomach health.
During the cleaning of the spleen or when the spleen is in a weakened state, you may suffer with allergies or not be able to shake a cold or flu.
Here are 5 things you can eat to help your spleen
You need a healthy spleen because it works with the liver and your immune system. A healthy spleen produces antibodies when there is an infection and constantly watches the blood for invaders. So if you are finding you are under the weather more often than normal, clean your spleen!
The time for heart repairs is at lunch time. Your body is removing waste from the heart and you may sometimes notice a rapid heartbeat, double beats and/or skipping beats. Seventy percent of heart attacks occur when the heart is in its repair mode…so says the internet. Be mindful of this time and eat heart healthy food like fish, nuts, berries and high fibre fruits and vegetables.
Small Intestines 1pm-3pm
You may notice that in this time that the small intestine is repairing that you experience indigestion or bloating? And perhaps sometimes pain. If you are not eating a healthy diet, your body will react in this way. Your small intestines are sending you a message that you are not eating right and it knows…you cannot hide things from your body…it knows. A proper diet will help take care of these problems. And give you a happy healthy small intestine.
This is when metabolic wastes move into the kidney’s filtration system. This is the perfect time for you to study or complete brain-challenging work. Drinking green tea and /or a lot of water to help aid in the detoxification processes. If you are feeling irritated or timid is another common effect of the bladder repairing its self. So if someone tells you that you seem irritated, you can tell them that it is just your bladder repairing its self. Ha!
When the blood is filtered and the kidneys work to maintain proper chemical balance, this is the perfect time to eat. After you eat it is good to activate your circulation by walking, having a massage or stretching. It is amazing how our mind is effected by our organs, they say it is known that some people can have subconscious thoughts of fear or terror. So even a better reason to move your body and get out of this state of mind.
When the kidneys are healthy and working properly, you’ll feel energetic at that time, not tired. Happy Kidney, happy life!
You should be eating rich in color foods like red radishes, sweet potato, blue berries, and stay away from fatty dairy and processed food. The kidneys regulate the pancreas, so if you consume sweets during this time your kidneys will let you know it does not like that with low back pain. The kidneys, bladder and pancreas are all parts of the same working system with in the larger system. If you feel like you need a nap between this times, it is just your pancreas sending a message to your kidneys that you need rest in order to do its repairs.
Blood Vessels and Arteries: 9pm-11pm
The blood vessels go into repair mode later in the evening. If you get headaches, feel abnormally tired or weak, this means that the blood vessels are in heavy repair. Proper circulation is essential for general health, well-being and for your blood vessels/Arteries to repair and function well. Healthy arteries and blood vessels carry essential nutrients and oxygen to tissues and organs throughout the body. So making sure that you are active each day will help with your circulation and keep your arteries and blood vessels happy and functioning properly!
Gallbladder: 11pm -1am and Liver 1am-3am
These two guys go into action one right after another. Do you ever have nights when you can’t sleep at this time? This means that waste is not being processed by your liver and it acts as an irritant to your body causing insomnia and frayed nerves. Your brain just won’t stop so you can rest. Help yourself sleep better by eating foods that promote bile formation such as: raw shredded beets, organic apples and ginger. Eat bitter foods such as dandelion greens and other dark leafy greens. Or you can try and take fish oil capsules that contains omega 3 oils which are known to block cholesterol formation in bile. Sleep better with a healthy gallbladder.
The more you know about your body, organs and health, the easier it is to maintain. Start paying attention to your body’s clock and repair schedule to see if you can figure out what’s going on inside you.
After 12 years of being in the rat race of the fashion industry Tree Ryde was looking for something to calm her mind body and soul and she found it in yoga finishing her 200H at Kula Yoga in 2007. She was addicted and wanted to deepen her practice of meditation and study the sub-conscious mind. She became a hypnotist in 2014 and works part time at the Burlington Hypnosis centre. Helping clients with anything from weight loss, quit smoking to nail biting. Tree also loves exercise and cook whenever she can, and is always coming across new recipes that are both delicious and nutritious