Re: I currently work night shift from 6:45p.m.-7:15a.m. What kind of approach would you recommend for our type of work shift since our nights and days are upside down?
If someone is healthy and loves their job, a night shift is OK.
That’s not true of a rotating shift, which scrambles the body’s circadian rhythms.
If I had a job like yours, this is what I’d do …
Eat a Growth Zone 3 (evening root/sea foods) as close to 6:00 p.m. as possible.
Eat a Growth Zone 1 (morning tree/treelike shrub foods) snack at mid-shift (e.g., a semi-sweet piece of fruit that wouldn’t jack with my blood sugar).
An apricot or a handful of cherries is a good choice.
A piece of chocolate or an occasional cup of Cobalamin Tonic (coffee, cocoa, and 100% Grade B maple syrup) will clean excess carbon out of the liver.
Eat a Growth Zone 1 (morning foods) breakfast as soon as I arrive home from work.
Cobalamin Tonic is optional. (Choosing a homeopathic amount can actually facilitate sleep in most people.)
Go to bed from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Eat a Growth Zone 2 (midday bush/plant/vine foods) lunch at 1:30 p.m.
Go back to bed for a light nap for an hour or two (more if needed).
Note 1: Sleeping in a totally darkened room is your highest choice.
Note 2: Lunch should be lighter for a night shift worker than for a day shift worker.
Note 3: Keep to a similar schedule (as much as possible) during off days, otherwise, a night shift worker is a de facto rotating shift worker.
Note 4: The following cannot be stressed enough: Anyone working a night shift MUST LOVE their job !!!!!