~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Tao of Deep Sleep ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Administrivia ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ You can join Radical Health News Service by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org Please be aware many people use Microsoft products, which allow viruses complete access to address books and mail programs. If you receive email from us and wonder who in the world we are, you've probably been subscribed by a virus which has hijacked your address from someone's address book. You can leave Radical Health News Service by emailing: email@example.com ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Tao of Deep Sleep ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This article began as the: The Tao or Perfect Weight and Extreme Natural Beauty The sleep section kept getting longer and more complex, so I'm sending this section out today, in a simplified form. Read over my thoughts on sleep or skip directly to the experiments at the end of this note. Try a few of these experiments and you may find your instant, magic key for Deep Sleep. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Tao Defined ~~~~~~~~~~~ No doubt those who've studied Tao are laughing now, as there is no translation for Tao even in Chinese. A loose interpretation of Tao is path or journey. So the Tao of Deep Sleep is the path or journey, discovering your own personal experience about Deep Sleep. Many of our clients imagine they know about deep sleep, until they try some of the experiments covered later. After they pass out for many hours, they call and say they had the best sleep they've ever experienced. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Purpose for Sleep ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are two primary modes of operation for our bodies. Activity and Regeneration. Sleep is when we regenerate. Insufficient deep sleep may be the primary cause of degenerative disease, which is premature or rapid aging. Sleep is a key component to having your own personal Fountain of Youth. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Foundation of Sleep ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Deep Sleep depends on several key factors: 1) Your Sleeping Environment 2) Your Eating Habits 3) Your Hydration 4) Your Mineral Reserves 5) Your Lymphatic System 6) Your Stress Level ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Sleeping Environment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Where you sleep is amazingly important. Your sleeping environment should include: 1) comfortable bed 2) comfortable temperature 3) quiet 4) dark 5) free of electrical fields If you live in a noisy area, drop round your local sporting goods store for some foam rubber ear plugs. If you must watch the news, watch early in the day and read yourself to sleep. Connect with your partner before sleep. A little eye gazing and holding hands will do wonders for promoting relaxation and smooth sleeping vibes. Remove every item with an electrical cord out of your bedroom. If you must use an alarm clock, use a manual clock or wrist watch with an alarm. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Eating Habits ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Seratonin tells us the sun is high and bright or low and dark. Light puts our bodies in activity mode and dark puts our bodies in regeneration mode. Finish your meals early in the day, when the sun is high and bright. Once darkness starts, bodies begin transition to regeneration mode. Eating after this transition begins, can interrupt or completely stop regeneration for an entire night. String together a long series of these nights and you have premature aging, due to no regeneration. Many people may transition far before their time because they're eating late in the evening. Desire to be younger by the day? Then... - Drink much - Eat little - Eat when the sun is high and bright You'll also be served to move toward a Raw Food eating style. When you eat cooked food, be sure to enjoy some enzymes to replenish what cooking has denatured. Nothing says aging like a stress pancreas, which can produce either cancer fighting enzymes or food digesting enzymes. The choice of which enzymes get created directly tracks the amount and type of food you eat. Raw Food is a great way to love your pancreas into peak health. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Hydration ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Water is life. Salt allows our bodies to hold water, so Salt and Water go hand in hand. Water is the great lubricator, responsible for nutrient transport to our cells and waste transfer out of our cells. If a person is dehydrated, then adrenals fire in an attempt to speed up flushing toxins out of the body. Adrenalin is natural Speed and will greatly interfere with sleep. Eat little. Drink much! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Mineral Reserves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It's amazing how many people pass out when they start our Angstrom Evening Minerals or Vitalize (next). Nutrition is all about Minerals. Extracting minerals from food, storing, transporting and integrating them into cells as required. We are Minerals. Minerals are us. Our Evening Minerals revolve around tonifying the endocrine system, regenerating tissue and raising cellular oxygen levels. When cells are oxygen starved, adrenals fire. Our Evening Minerals allow adrenals to rest and regenerate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Lymphatic System ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The concept of stagnant lymph is just now making its rounds through health circles. Lymph is pumped by movement and is the sewage system of the body. Draining lymph has high priority with our bodies and if lymph is stagnant, has difficulty draining, then the adrenals keep firing until the lymph drains. This gets complicated when the lymphatic system is clogged with sediment. In this case the adrenals keep firing forever or at least until they or the thyroid or parathyroid are exhausted and fail. Vitalize to the rescue!. Most people flat pass out the first few times they use Vitalize, because their bodies are so starved for sleep. Check the experiments for some Vitalize fun. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Your Stress Level ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Sustained stress is a killer. Notice I said 'sustained'. Life is all about cycles. This is why I grin when people talk about trying to be alkaline. For people who eat Raw, we have to cultivate acidity because our diets many times result in alkalosis, sever alkaline pH. Acid/Alkaline. Stress/Relaxation. Cycles of life. Prolong any part of a life cycle and you're headed for trouble. So consider all the areas of stress in your life and how to improve. Have money problems, get advice from someone who works little and enjoys massive, expanding income. Have health challenges, get advice from someone who has your ideal of health. Have parter challenges, take time to be around happy couples and talk with them about their relating style. Money, Health and Relationship, when balanced and in peak working order create massive relaxation and form a strong foundation for sleep and regeneration. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Suggested Experiments ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Yemiah and my preference for many of the goodies mentioned can be found in our catalog: http://RadicalHealth.com/order 1) 1-2 hours before bed try 4-8 oz. of Goji Juice. Cut with water or citrus juice if to strong. 2) 1-2 hours before bed try 1T of Evening Minerals, 6 caps of Vitalize and 2 caps of Seaweed Energy (Kelp/Dulse Powder). 3) Switch to 100% Penta Water for a month. 4) Regenerate your adrenals/thyroid/parathyroid with a diet rich in salt, purple/green seaweeds and high quality EFAs (fats) like hemp seeds, coconut butter, olive oil, avocados and durian. 5) Try foam rubber ear plugs and ear muffs together. You'll know its really quiet when you can hear the difference between blood in-flow (heart expands) and out-flow (heart contracts). 6) Eat your last meal at noon and only have a smoothie or Raw juice for the rest of the day. 7) Fast for a few days on Goji Juice. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Wrapping Up ~~~~~~~~~~~ If I can be of assistance, be in touch by firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-280-5802. Enjoy your best, most Goji-riffic day ever! - David Favor -- Simple ways to look and feel your best ever! http://RadicalHealth.com - email@example.com Copyright (c) 2004 by David Favor You may forward or publish all or part of this bulletin so long as credit is given to Radical Health Research and respective authors of this News Brief.