We just had the transition into fall after the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. The science of chronobiology is in its infancy but many lines of evidence point towards the powerful effects that daily and seasonal rhythms can have on your health.
The equinoxes and solstices are times of transition. Be sure to get extra sleep, green foods, and water. This can also be a good time for a simple cleanse or detox.
My favorite is so simple – a shake for breakfast and lunch, and a dinner comprised of 4-6 ounces of clean and lean protein, 3/4 cup of good carbs, and lots of veggies. Try it for even 5 days for a quick reset to your immunity and digestion.
I recently asked if anyone wanted to join me at the Bulletproof Conference. Congratulations to Carol, Patricia, Joyce, Amy! They are our four lucky winners of free tickets. If you’re at the event, please drop by and say hi. I’m scheduled to speak Saturday the 14th at 4:30.
Last week I visited an old friend named Peter Bigfoot. He’s the owner of the Reevis Mountain School of Self Reliance which is deep in the Superstition wilderness of Arizona. In fact, it is about 2 1/2 hours of highway, 4 miles of gravel road, and 6 more miles on a 4WD only road to get to the ranch where he has lived the last 37 years.
He came to be called Peter Bigfoot because one of his feet is size 15. His current pair of shoes are 4 years old. He made them by hand from elk leather that he tanned.
The last time I was there was 25 years ago in medical school. My class spent a week at his ranch learning herbal medicine from him. It was one of my favorite times of all. We learned how rich the diversity of desert plant life was and how to harvest and prepare herbal medicines from the wild.
Many years ago Peter stopped receiving large groups of medical students because it was too much to keep up with. This spring I hope to take my doctors there and let them learn first hand from Peter like I did.
Modern life keeps us so sheltered from the world around us. Make it a habit to spend time outdoors throughout the seasons. The more your body can live in tune with the changes of the seasons, the better your immunity and metabolism will work.
To your health,