Evening Detox Protocols

Rotten On The Inside

This post, which outlines all of the most critical evening detox protocols to optimise health and avoid chronic illness, is a companion piece to the Wild As The Wind Morning Detox Protocols, which does the same from a morning perspective.

Unlike the morning detox regimes, where there’s quite a few morning detox options, allowing you to pick and mix how you work with them, the evening detox regime is a lot more rigid… and ultimately a lot more vitally important in most instances…

Prevention Is Better Than A Cure

A lot of the evening detox protocols focus on detoxing things that we wilfully expose ourselves to on a daily basis. If we restrict the time we spend doing things that are having negative impacts on our health, the need for daytime detoxing protocols is also reduced!

Don’t Spend The Evening On Your Phone!

Mobile phones are not good for us! It terrifies me to think what the mobile phones women stash inside their bra’s are doing to their sensitive breast tissue. I try and tell them how dangerous it is, but they’re not interested.

However, the science is coming out. Mobile phones are hazardous to our health.

Turn Off Your Wifi

New research has conclusively proven that electro magnetic frequencies, (EMF’s), from WiFi and mobile devices etc are very damaging to our health.

You can read the series of Wild As The Wind articles devoted to EMF and 5G to understand the full impact of these technologies.

It is possible to hardwire your devices to your router and keep WiFi switched off forever!

Detoxification Made Easy

Perhaps the best form of detoxification available to us is the one that takes the least preparation! Sadly, because of modern farming methods and modern living in general, there is some preparation time before we can even safely…

Drink Water

And Lots Of It!

Drinking extremely well filtered water with the minerals put back in, after the filtration process is complete, is absolutely essential to our health.

Water Filter Jugs

If you are using a counter top water filter jug then what you are doing to your water is purely cosmetic.

Sorry!

Water jugs just don’t cut it I’m afraid. They fail to take out most of the nasty stuff that better filters will eliminate… but, they make the water paletable, and so we all feel like we’ve done ourselves a massive favour.

For the sake of convenience, a sink mounted tap is the best way to go.

Or, for about £100 more, give or take, you can go for a whole house water filtration system, which is what I ultimately opted for.

Showering in chlorinated water for 10 minutes is like drinking four glasses of chlorinated water.

*I get all of my filtration equipment from a very small business in Devon that doesn’t even have a website. They are fantastically knowledgeable and can send anything in the post. If you would like me to pass your details onto them please email me.

Evening Detox Protocols Can Be Tough

The benefit of morning detox protocols is that we have just spent the last eight hours or so asleep. This means that we haven’t eaten in the last eight hours and we have spent all of that time healing and regenerating.

Evening Detox Protocols start after we’ve snacked out, coffee’d up and had about as much stress as we can handle!

The body needs to detox more than ever, but it’s in the worst shape to do it!

Evening Detox Protocols Mean Decreasing The Burden

Life style modifications can be difficult because we are all resistant to change. But we don’t need to wait until we’ve made ourselves really sick to make the changes necessary to avert the somewhat inevitable decline into chronic ill-health that most of us are facing.

So, evening detox protocols are all about decreasing and eliminating all the stuff that has placed such a heavy burden on us during the day.

  • Switch to drinking calming teas like Chamomile or Lemon Balm
  • Eat a light dinner instead of a banquet
  • Do not eat anything after 8.00pm at night
  • Make the last drink of the night a glass of water
  • Read a book instead of watching TV or using your computer
  • Socialise in person, not over the phone or via the internet
  • Meet your relationship challenges, but try and have fun instead of rows
  • Avoid toxic relationships altogether
  • Meditate or do Yoga
  • Follow your Circadian Rhythm

Evening Detox Protocols Mean Slowing Down

Perhaps the most effective thing you can do to detoxify in the evenings is to chill out. This doesn’t mean a box-set marathon slouched on the couch with beer in one hand and a box of popcorn in the other.

*We really need to limit our blue screen time because it is completely toxic. Check out the interview with Jack Kruse at the bottom of our Shungite page to learn just how dire computer and TV screens are for us.

*Shungite helps to protect against EMF… the electromagnetic fields that are bombarding us day and night and making us unwell… but more on that later…

Evening Detox Activities

The best activities to engage in of an evening to help detox our bodies and our minds are things that provide gentle exercise and allow you to get yourself out into nature…

Nature is supremely healing in itself, but it also tends to be as far away from modern technologies that we are likely to get. This is what we need to start downloading the days worth of stress, both mental and electromagnetic, that are tiring us out and compromising our immune systems.

Long-term stress is what causes a lot of life threatening health conditions, so finding ways of detoxing the stress, in a healthy manner, is the way forward to a happy and long life!

But balance is also necessary… so don’t stress yourself out by trying to eliminate all the stress in your life. It’s impossible to do, and we need some stress to challenge us to make positive changes in our lives.

Isolation, along with stress, are the two big causes of chronic physical and mental health conditions, and so if you can make your forays into nature a social event, then all the better.

Evening Detox Protocols For EMF

If we work in an environment that requires us to interface with technologies, (and what doesn’t these days!?), then we will have accumulated a lot of electromagnetic radiation throughout the day.

I have written extensively about why EMF is so bad for us and so I recommend you learn about the dangers of EMF in these articles:

EMF :: A New Man Made Evil

EMF The Invisible Killer

So, having spent the day plugged into the matrix, the last thing we need to do is do what the majority of people are doing each evening … and that’s to sit in front of their computers and TV’s consuming even more EMF… We are even eating our dinners in front of them…! C’mon guys!

Instead, we need to make light dinners and sit at the table to eat them. No TV!

Spending meal times with your family, or your partner, if you have them, is vitally important. But, if meal times are used as an opportunity for a family row, then it’s time to start addressing the communication issues, and the problems that sit beneath them, and learn, as a family, or couple, to relate grievances in a respectful manner.

But even a challenging meal time is better than another dose of EMF.

Turn off the WiFi while you eat, and then go for a walk!

*Walking barefoot in nature for about half an hour a day will download all of the electro magnetic toxicity of the day.

*If you don’t have a family or partner, then going for a walk with a friend or pet, or getting involved with a social activity that involves light exercise is the way forward.

To learn how to detox your home from as much EMF as possible you can read: Detoxing EMF & Environmental Radiation

Evening Detox Protocols For Peace Of Mind

Meditation is helping a lot of people to process there ‘stuff’, build a better relationship with themselves, and chill the heck out! Is it time for you to look into what meditation can do for you?

Again, obtaining peace of mind in the evening is about cutting things out rather than adding things in… So, don’t consume news in the evenings, or engage in any activity that is guaranteed to make you miserable and stressed!

Live lightly on this earth in every way.

Follow your Circadian Rhythm

One of the reasons watching TV or working on a computer at night is such bad news is because of the blue light.

As Jack Kruse mentions in his interview on the Shungite page, our screens emit the same level of light as midday sun in the summer, and because our eyes determine what time of day it is, based on the light it perceives, this means we are completely wired when we go to bed after a late night session in front of the TV or computer.

If we must work with a blue screen at night then we need our Bono glasses!

In Morning Detox Protocols i explain the importance of morning exposure to sun rays… We need to expose our eyes to direct, (outdoor), sunlight for at least 15 minutes in the morning so that our bodies know what time of day it is. This then programs the body to budget our energy throughout the day which then helps us to wind down in the evening thereby preparing us for good restful sleep.

Going to bed between 10.00pm and 11.00pm is also important if we are to follow our Circadian Rhythms. And, to ignore our Circadian Rhythms means we create stress and exhaust our bodies…

Circadian Rhythm Impacts Melatonin

Melatonin is our sleep hormone, and we need our Circadian Rhythm to be well attuned to natural rhythms for us to release Melatonin at the right times and in the right quantity to make us fall asleep and gain a therapeutically beneficial nights sleep, where our bodies repair and regenerate energy for the next day.

Melatonin sectretion occurs in the Pituitary Gland in the brain, but there are body-wide benefits. Melatonin has the unique ability to work intra-cellulary. But, it doesn’t just enter the cells in our body, it can actually even enter the Mitochondria, the energy engines found in our cells, where it protects them from damage, such as oxidative stress, and stabilises them.

Blue light at night from TVs and computers, as well as LED lights and eco energy bulbs etc, not to mention Neon lights if you live in the city, all supress the Pineal Glands ability to produce Melatonin.

Chronic Melatonin reduction damages and weakens our Mitochondria over time, which then leads to an exponential decrease in the Mitochondria’s ability to produce energy.

Melatonin is also necessary for the production of Glutahione, the most important antioxidant within our bodies. And, Melatonin itself is hundreds of times more powerful than antioxidant rich berries when it comes to protecting our Mitochondria from damage.

Autophagy

Autophy is a process through which the body detoxes and regenerates cells. A disrupted Circadian Rhythm interferes with the body’s ability to perform Autophagy.

During the day our cells are performing their duties and incurring damage as they do so, and so in the evening it’s time for Autophagy to kick in, where it breaks down and chemically digests dysfunctional cells parts and regenerates new, healthy cell components, some of which are Mitochondria.

Cells contain large numbers of Mitochondria. Healthy cells will have over a thousand Mitochondria.

The main reason why a disrupted Circadian Rhythm is implicated in so many diseases from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, aka CFS, to cancer to Alzheimer’s and even obesity, is because it suppresses Autophagy.

Cellular junk is a fast track to ageing and deminished quality of life on every level.

Circadian Rhythm & Neurotransmitters

Our Circadian Rhythm helps to regulate our Neurotransmitters, the chem ical messengers in our bodies, along with hormones, which turn processes on and off at the right time so that we maintain homeostasis and perform the correct functions at the right time.

For example Orexin Neurons are necessary for the Circadian control of REM sleep. Several studies show that our Circadian Rhythm controls Orexin levels.

Orexin deficiency causes low energy levels leading to chronic fatigue and even narcholepsy in those severly deficient in Orexin.

Vivid images whilst falling asleep and on waking, often accompanied by a feeling of being unable to move or speak when falling asleep. Itis also associated with weight gain and poor quality sleep.

Seretonin, our ‘happy neurotransmitter’ is reliant on our Circadian Rhythm.

Dopamine, our ‘motivational neurotransmitter’, without which we wouldn’t get out of bed in the morning, is also influenced by our Circadian Rhythm.

GABA, is also relient on the proper functioning of our Circadian Rhythm and is our relaxation and calm neurotransmitter, without which our minds race and lack focus, and we have troble shutting down. Needless to say worry and anxiety, dread and panic soon follow.

Ignoring our Circadian Rhythm means we will get sick over time. Simple as!

Circadian Rhythm Detox

Get yourself a SAD light box if you can’t get at least 15 minutes of sunlight outdoors within 30 minutes of waking. This is especially important if you suffer from SAD< aka Seasonal Affective Disorder, or you wake when it’s still dark, or there’s not enough sunlight where you live… like in the UK!

Turn off your TV and compueters, (including hand held devices, at least one hour before bed. Also shut down your routers and any other EMF emitting device. Refer to How To Detox EMF From Your Home for the full story on this.

If you want to watch TV, play a game or work on your computer use green and blue light blocking glasses whilst you are doing it. The glasses need to block light from the side and be redder than the amber glasses which only block blue light. So, something like a goggle, whcih blocks light from the side, which is a lot more red that the usual amber glasses is the best way forward.

Sleep in complete darkness.

Optimise sleep type based on your chronotype.

A chronotype is the behavioral manifestation of underlying circadian rhythms of myriad physical processes. A person’s chronotype is the propensity for the individual to sleep at a particular time during a 24-hour period. Eveningness (delayed sleep period) and morningness (advanced sleep period) are the two extremes with most individuals having some flexibility in the timing of their sleep period. However, across development there are changes in the propensity of the sleep period with pre-pubescent children preferring an advanced sleep period, adolescents preferring a delayed sleep period and many elderly preferring an advanced sleep period.

Wikipedia

Amplify your eating window to facilitate Autophagy. Because Autophagy takes place during sleep, and therefore whilst we are fasting, it is best to restrict night time eating. No food after 7.00pm would be great.

And, to motivate you, your body will reward you with weight loss, improved sleep and better energy levels!

About Rachel Wild

Rachel Wild is the Creative Director at Wild As The Wind. She's been a professional writer for print and digital publication for more years than she cares to remember. She is no longer a 'writer for rent', now very gratefully, devoting all of her time to her passion... writing about health and well-being and sharing it as far and wide as she can. (Please help her!)

Rachel passionately supports creative endeavour and independent thinking. "The future, if it's good, will see a triumph of quality over quantity, substance over style and give rise to truly inspired thinking born of fearlessness and compassion."

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