Cooling the Skin Warms the Kidneys
Warm air and water stimulate the skin.
Cold air and water stimulate the kidneys.
Alternating between both on a daily basis fosters circadian rhythms
Warming up in the morning and cooling off in the evening prolongs youth and promotes longevity.
Lisa R. Stow & Michelle L. Gumz (“The Circadian Clock in the Kidney,”Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Apr. 1, 2011) wrote …
“Patients who do not exhibit a 10 to 20% decrease in nighttime versus daytime BP [blood pressure] are designated ‘nondippers’ and are at increased risk of cardiac death. Nondippers exhibit increased left ventricular hypertrophy, carotid artery wall thickness and atherosclerotic plaques, microalbuminuria, cerebrovascular disease, congestive heart failure, vascular dementia, stroke, and myocardial infarction. Importantly, nondipping may predict renal damage.”
According to the same source …
“Melatonin is an important regulator of the circadian sleep-wake cycle. In healthy individuals, the pineal gland produces melatonin at night; light exposure suppresses melatonin production. The expected nighttime peak in melatonin levels is lost in patients undergoing hemodialysis, and decreased melatonin levels associate with more severe sleep disturbances in these patients. Interestingly, patients receiving nocturnal dialysis experienced the normal nighttime peak in melatonin and reported better sleep quality compared with daytime dialysis patients. A recent study in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) found that melatonin amplitude decreases with advancing renal disease, emphasizing the need for further investigation into circadian mechanisms in CKD patients.”
M. Foster, M.D. (A Textbook of Physiology, Sixth Edition, 1899) wrote …
“When the body is exposed to cold the discharge of water from the skin in the form of sweat is checked, and the cutaneous vessels are constricted. At the same time the blood vessels of the abdominal viscera, including the kidneys, are dilated, but not out of proportion to the constriction of the cutaneous vessels, for the general blood-pressure does not fall but if anything rises somewhat. Thus there is established just the state of things which is favourable to a full and rapid stream of blood through the renal glomeruli; and an increased flow of urine results.”
According to the same source …
“Conversely, when the body is exposed to warmth the skin perspires freely and the cutaneous vessels are widely dilated; and conversely also the renal and other abdominal vessels are constricted, so that a slow and small stream of blood trickles through the glomeruli, and the urine which is secreted is scanty.”
January 11, 2017 @ 4:35 pm Atom
The greatest obstacle to consciousness is believing one is already conscious, and not just an unconscious projection of one’s own Body Language.
We get subsumed by our own projected geometry.
January 11, 2017 @ 4:42 pm Atom
CLEAR Red Toxic Engrams by overcoming CHANGE OF LIFESTYLE wounds (“trauma” in Greek-speak).
CLEAR Blue Toxic Engrams by overcoming REJECTION wounds.
CLEAR Green Toxic Engrams by overcoming RESENTMENT (reincarnation) wounds.
Red = Hydrogen
Blue = Oxygen
Green = Nitrogen
CLEAR = CARBON DIOXIDE (Total Life Forever).
January 19, 2017 @ 5:23 pm Matt
Warming in the evening and cooling at night is antithetical to the circadian leverage advice of meditate in the morning and exercise, fun and sex at night!?
January 22, 2017 @ 8:27 pm Atom
Overall, we’re coolest at 4:00 a.m. and hottest at 4:00 p.m. :-D