Our ancestors evolved in an environment in which life was governed by the earth’s natural rhythms, including the cycles of light and dark that characterize day and night. The interaction between our biology and the earth’s light cycles led us to develop a unique system within our bodies, the circadian system. Disruption of the circadian system predisposes us to issues such as elevated stress hormones, lowered immunity intestinal dysbiosis, and impaired brain function. Over time, health issues such as these may contribute to the development of chronic illnesses. In my own journey of recovery from Lyme disease and mold illness, repairing my disrupted circadian rhythm has helped me make significant improvements in my health. Read on to learn six simple strategies for optimizing your circadian rhythms.