Juice Feast: *****Day 7/7*****

6am out my window - the birds and the bees are awake and so am I

Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment. They are found in most living things, including animals, plants and many tiny microbes.
Circadian rhythms are not the same as your biological clock but they are related. Biological clocks drive our circadian rhythms. The biological clocks that control circadian rhythms are groupings of interacting molecules in cells throughout the body. A “master clock” in the brain coordinates all the body clocks so that they are in synch. The “master clock” that controls circadian rhythms consists of a group of nerve cells in the brain called the suprachiasmatic nucleus, or SCN. The SCN contains about 20,000 nerve cells and is located in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain just above where the optic nerves from the eyes cross.

Circadian rhythms are produced by natural factors within the body, but they are also affected by signals from the environment. Light is the main cue influencing circadian rhythms, turning on or turning off genes that control an organism’s internal clocks. Circadian rhythms can change sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, body temperature and other important bodily functions.

Circadian rhythms are important in determining human sleep patterns. The body’s master clock, or SCN, controls the production of melatonin, a hormone that makes you sleepy. Since it is located just above the optic nerves, which relay information from the eyes to the brain, the SCN receives information about incoming light. When there is less light—like at night—the SCN tells the brain to make more melatonin so you get drowsy and therefore, when it is light – it is time to wake up!

Circadian rhythms have been linked to various sleep disorders, such as insomnia and disrupted sleep-wake cycles. Abnormal circadian rhythms have also been associated with depression, bipolar disorder and seasonal affective disorder.

…So all of that said, I truly believe connecting to natural circadian rhythms is a way to master super hero health! This is something I am currently working with and can testify that getting up with the sun feels better every day. It is just the going to bed early that I am working on. I have identified the problem during my juice feast and am even more excited about this new concept in my lifestyle!

Today I shined high on the following: (plus many pics bellow from a truly satisfying day of work, play and sun!

Morning (6am)
1 litre of detox and cleansing tea
Enema

Later Morning (8:30am)
Coconut water
Bee Pollen
… then it was off to the farmers market with Sabine and Safa …
…2 gorgeous juicing beauties!

Later morning again! (11:30am) with Sabine!
*STRAWBERRY JUICE* how juicalicious are we?!
Followed by…
1 litre of green juice with chlorella

Afternoon
Herbal Tea
1 whole Watermelon Juice

Evening
Green juice with some crazy wild greens!
More Herbal Tea…

How do I feel?
Buzzing with life, ideas, visions, positivity, excitement and so much *PRANA*!

Do I want to stop the juice feast tomorrow?
Not really!

Am I going to anyway?
Yes!

Why not keep going and if I am stopping what will I eat?
Find out tomorrow!

In the sun at the Farmers Market on Castle Terrace Edinburgh…


My Farmers Market Haul!

Second Breakfasts!

... and another! This juicer works hard but she LOVED celery greens!

Guess Who?!

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