Circadian Rhythms & Impeccable Eyesight



By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Luke (not his real name) told me on a Monday that he needed to pass an eye test without his eyeglasses by Friday.

He’d flunked that same test on previous attempts.

I told him to eat pistachios for breakfast, sunflower seeds for lunch, and carrots for supper, every day without fail.

Luke passed with flying colors.

To prevent glaucoma, eat pistachios at Large Intestine Time, sunflower seeds at Heart Time, and carrots at Kidney Time.

To prevent cataracts, eat pistachios at Spleen-Pancreas Time, sunflower seeds at Urinary Bladder Time, and carrots at Triple Heater Time.

To simultaneously prevent both, eat pistachios at Stomach Time, sunflower seeds at Small Intestine Time, and carrots at Heart Governor Time.

The third choice is slightly less effective for either glaucoma or cataracts, yet it’s more practical because it earmarks (eyemarks?) both problems with the least effect on other Body System Time Quadrants Organs.

The three Body System Time Quadrants are …

Lung Time, Spleen-Pancreas Time, Urinary Bladder Time, and Triple Heater Time

Large Intestine Time, Heart Time, Kidney Time, and Gall Bladder Time

Stomach Time, Small Intestine Time, Heart Governor Time, and Liver Time

According to Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) …

“The Bladder Meridian begins at the inner eye, and is the cause of nearsightedness. Cataracts are a bladder problem. The Gall Bladder Meridian begins at the outer eye. Glaucoma is a gall bladder problem.”

'Circadian Rhythms & Impeccable Eyesight' have 15 comments

  1. July 28, 2016 @ 7:03 pm Atom

    “Eat pistachios for morning glare, sunflower seeds for day vision, and carrots for night vision.” — Swami Nitty-Gritty–e-books.php


  2. July 29, 2016 @ 10:55 am Kevin

    Thanks for taking inspiration from my email. But I wonder if something else is suppressing my near vision.

    It seems that after I eat, it gets worse, but when I’m long past having something to digest, it’s better. Does bile production suppress near vision? Or bad bile production? Or bile production by a bad gall bladder?

    And by “inner” and “outer” eye, do you mean the inside and outside corner of the eye opening? Thanks.


    • July 31, 2016 @ 11:43 am Atom

      One hour after eating, it’s usually a hypoglycemic issue.

      Two hours after eating, it’s usually a hyperglycemic issue.

      Yup, medial and lateral ends of the eye.


  3. July 29, 2016 @ 1:11 pm Chris : Holliman

    What about macular degeneration? I have a good friend with this problem.


    • July 31, 2016 @ 11:45 am Atom

      First thing, avoid polyunsaturated fatty acids as much as possible.

      Also, vitamin A WITHOUT vitamin E is a major cause (in combination with the above).


  4. July 30, 2016 @ 6:50 am seb

    pistachios are so tasty, but i hardly consume them after reading ray peat.

    speaking of peat i’m curious about progesterone / estrogen and ttheir bigger balance. progesterone is known to promote selfpresrvation, nerve regeneration and general health. but it also activates gaba and high levels are associated with paranoia.

    estrogen on the other hand increases formation of some forms of the c-word, but also promotes social flexibility and locomotor skills + bone and collagen formation.

    i feel estrogen gives me less body armour, but also a higher susceptibility to the social tension of others (which i handle easier=acetylcholine?).

    i’m starting to think both these, incl the androgens, fill very important functions and should be in balance the way life sees fit for one.

    sorry for all the theory, but i can’t help being fascinating with the importance of giving up or in at the right time. after all, much of healthful spiritual practice, yoga even, is forms of kneeling and humility.

    thanks for the post!


    • July 31, 2016 @ 11:48 am Atom

      “Health is the adherence to balance or homeostasis. Too much is an imbalance. Too little is an imbalance. The Saint and sinner have the same disease. They play the game between the right and left brain — muck up and clean up.” — Swami Nitty-Gritty


  5. July 30, 2016 @ 11:15 am Chris : Holliman

    What about macular degeneration?

    Thank You…


    • July 31, 2016 @ 11:49 am Atom

      First thing, avoid polyunsaturated fatty acids as much as possible.

      Also, vitamin A WITHOUT vitamin E is a major cause (in combination with the above).


  6. July 30, 2016 @ 12:19 pm seb

    and, what are your thoughts on (pasteurized) milk products like hard cheese and yoghurt? i enjoy but avoid them. the sleepy-factor is nice and i believe the vit a and minerals benefits me. but i’ve read the protein is atherogenic plus it’s got calcium through the roof. i always get this cloggy foggy feeling from milk.

    but then it’s said calcium prevvents gallbladder trouble and that the protein is really good. i remember your thoughts on calcium promoting a “too-much-sleep” lifestyle and youth being an actual deficiency. i feel calcium competes with a lot of minerals that are generally low like bismuth and germanium.


    • July 31, 2016 @ 12:04 pm Atom

      Goat cheese is my favorite. I eat yogurt once in a while, especially goat yogurt … at midday.

      Ray Peat’s advice on dairy products agrees with the scientists of a hundred years ago (before Corporate Food Barons bought the results) that raw milk is only slightly more digestible than pasteurized milk.

      By the way, I disagree with Ray Peat on many things, but greatly admire his sincerity and brilliance.


  7. July 30, 2016 @ 11:59 pm John

    When is Heart Governor Time ?


    • July 31, 2016 @ 12:06 pm Atom

      7:00-9:00 p.m. Heart Governor Time is another name for Circulation-Sex Time or Pericardium Time.

      It’s why The Heart Is Not a Pump.


  8. July 31, 2016 @ 12:53 pm seb

    thank you atom. then i will be indulging in olive oil for that sweet sweet vit e. milk seems to promote deep sleep but i wonder if kelp actually does it for a vit a source.

    also, could you explain the calcium dynamic? is there such a thing as calcium deficiency if one regularly consumes legumes and a varied greenery? seems the old school of supplementing calcium and concentrating on the foods high in it has been disapproved by a lot of new ones.


    • August 1, 2016 @ 4:36 pm Atom

      My reply grew in the telling, so I’ll answer in a blog entry, probably tonight, and most likely titled, “Calcium Swings Both Ways.”


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