nutrition

The Key

It all made sense to me yesterday. As I graduated from one level of nutrition, I would feel better and better and want to know more. As I advanced in my understanding, I noticed that the key to life kept getting smaller.

As I decided to give up processed foods and replace them with whole foods, I was taking a step towards less. Less packaging, less added junk like preservatives, additives, and definitely less burden on my body.

As I noticed my health improving, I became more interested in vegetables and less interested in ice cream and cakes. It seemed that the more I cut out, the less I wanted it.

As I moved into juicing, I found the power of vegetables---and I became enamored. The juice of these plants left my body renewed, detoxed, well oxygenated, and abundant in health. As I incorporated this new lifestyle, I watched others around me adopt this new level of appreciation for the healing nature of nature itself.

When I embarked on my most recent journey towards greater health, I found a love and appreciation for essential oils. Through my quest for health, I realized I was seeking out the most healing power of all. The essence of these plants contains molecules that can target specific problems and help heal them through their molecular structure and frequency.

As one would suspect, I dove deeper into this understanding, and once again found energy to be the healer.  Energy comes in all forms and frequencies. What our bodies need in particular, is a frequency that is greater than the “dis-ease” that is perpetuating within the body. This is the key to healing. Finding the vibration that can uplift one from the vibration of disease is the key to opening the door to health.

It is very clear to me that we have been provided with what we need to heal. It is our choice in whether we use meditation, energy healing, visualization, juicing, essential oils, laughter or something else.  Our path to health is paved with choices.

Every Little Bit

Last week I received an email from Oprah's website.  The email was titled, 6 Reasons You're Still Suffering From Allergies.  As you probably know by now, I was curious to see what Corrie (the author endorsed by Oprah) was suggesting to alleviate allergies. I wish I read the miracle suggestion for you but her article was as helpful as two left shoes.  I had hoped the author would tell readers what they needed to stop doing and start doing to treat their allergies, but the article came up shorter than Danny Devito in Twins.

The author started out making the reader feel bad for having allergies--- stating that the reason you have allergies is because "you're mistreating yourself" by not going to the  doctor to get diagnosed and given the appropriate prescription for allergies.  She then suggested that natural remedies are "making you sick."  She rounded out this uplifting article by saying, "so if you have them [in adulthood], you're probably stuck with [allergies]."

I can't tell you how disheartening this was for me to read.  I couldn't help but think of the dejected readers who gave up hope and resigned to a life of suffering because they believe Oprah is capable of delivering the Truth.  It's easier to believe these things when you are bombarded by prescription commercials, doctors suggesting them, and every other person you know is on a medication.  It has becomes harder to think of someone who is healthy, than someone who is not.

I think we, as a society, need to be remind of how sophisticated our biology is.  We wouldn't be here if we didn't have the mechanisms to circumvent disease.  Before we even recognize we are thirsty, our cells have already started preparing for the possibility that we might not get water anytime soon and begin shutting down functions that can wait til we get more water.

As an energy healer we are taught that every body is infinitely wise and knows how to heal it's self.  We are also taught to respect the divinity (perfectness) that is within that person.  It's a grand, beautiful perspective---but is there evidence for this?

It turns out... every little bit is true.

Dr. Robert Young discovered we are healthy (disease free and prescription free) when our blood pH is at the appropriate level of 7.4--- any deviation from this number means you are unhealthy.  Period.

So basically our "divine self" is measured at a blood pH level of  7.4.

Going to the doctor for a prescription pill that covers up the signal that we have dipped below optimum pH level not only goes against biology but it is keeping us from getting well.  Taking a pill is the same logic as pulling a stop sign out of the ground because it annoyed you.  The removal of that sign is going to cause so many future problems that we would be better off dealing with the sign than removing it or covering it up.

Some of us have deviated so far from optimum pH that we are forced to take something just so we can breathe, move, or live.  When life is so debilitating in that way, it is understandable that we would need medications.  But the underlying cause of these symptoms should have been addressed much sooner keeping us from needlessly suffering.

In my next blog I'll discuss some things you can do to get your pH level back to normal so you'll be whistling zippidy doo da with the birds nestled in the pollen filled bush right next to you!

If you are suffering from anything...there is hope.

You Are My Sunshine

“Those health nuts are going to feel pretty stupid when they are dying in the hospital of nothing.”  ~Jeff Wilington

If you take pharmaceuticals regularly, have gastrointestinal problems or ANY disease, you are going to want to keep reading.

One of the strongest predictors of disease is an acidic body. In an acidic body, there are too many toxins and not enough oxygen.

Knowing which foods are more acidic, (produce more toxins), is really helpful.  Reducing your intake of meat, dairy and all forms of sugar (that means carbs too!) will greatly enable your body to readjust it’s pH levels.  Americans went from eating meat 2-3 times a week in the 1950’s to eating it 2-3 times a day today!  I know it’s painful even to just think about it, but you will be saving your body from so many complications---and there are so many healthy substitutes out there that you hardly notice you are not having traditional pasta (pick one with brown rice as an ingredient), or white bread (I love spelt bread--it’s in the grocer’s freezer and awesome!).

It should come as no surprise that eating vegetables is good for you.  So increase them.  Whether you are eating them in salads or juicing, they deliver vital nutrients like potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sodium and they help break down toxins.  When you don’t consume these minerals, your body will take them from storage to help break down toxins.  If you are consistently de-voiding your body of these “anti-acids,” you will eventually become acidic.  So eat your veggies!

The good news is, when you change your diet, your body stops craving the acidic foods.    That’s because the parasites in your intestines are greedier than a kid on Halloween, but will eventually give up and go back where they came from when the sweets are gone.  When I started juicing, I had less and less of a desire to eat meat, sugar, and alcohol.  Call it a miracle, because that’s what it seemed like to me! Remember, your body just needs balance.  So keep these suggestions in mind when you are choosing food to fuel your body.

The second most important step in decreasing acidity in the body, is by increasing oxygen levels.  Delivery of oxygen to your cells is one of the single most important factors in changing your acidity level and avoiding disease. That’s why working out is so great for you!  You burn calories while you make your body less acidic by taking in more oxygen.  Plus, you sweat out any toxins close to the skin!  So take a deep breath in!

Believe it or not, people can be “toxic.”  I’m talking emotionally toxic.  They are the people who make you feel drained.  If you are stressed your body becomes more acidic, thus more toxic.  If you are constantly exposed to someone who has a stream of negative outburst and thoughts, you might to sever that relationship. You’ve probably already had lots of feelings that this person doesn’t make you feel good, so listen to your body!

Also, participating in yoga or meditation has a slew of health benefits because you are calming the mind and focused on your breath---which means more oxygen---which means less toxins!  How ‘bout them apples!

The last important factor to pay attention to is your water consumption.  More water means less toxins.  If you have ever received a massage, or worked out with a trainer, they suggest you drink lots of water.  That’s because lactic acid builds up in your muscles and will make you sore and weak if it is not flushed out with water.  Personally, I’ve been doing P90X (I should be sore everyday) and I don’t suffer from any soreness because I have a juice once a day---it hydrates me AND pulls the toxins out.  Also, most people are chronically dehydrated.  Which means the toxins are going to be waiting longer than a gay couple to get married in the state of Louisiana before they get flushed out.  By the time you feel thirsty, your body is already short 1 liter of water.  Plus, studies have shown that most people confuse thirst with hunger.

The type of water you drink is also important, so test your water source to see if it is acidic or alkaline (using pH strips from the pharmacy).  I used my pH strips to test my water and the water out of the tap was alkaline and the water from the Brita was acidic! Yikes!

The good news is that all this effort will pay off.  Making your body more alkaline will enable you to eventually get off medications (if you don’t believe me, watch Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead).  Obviously, this should be discussed with your doctor, but your goal should be to get off as many medications as possible.  ALL pharmaceuticals are acidic. It’s interesting how the medicines that are intended to make us well, eventually makes us sicker.  Also, antibiotics are harmful to your acidity level because they are acidic AND kill off the healthy microforms in your intestines that produce oxygen!  Jeez la weez this sounds like a conspiracy!

Now, all this might seem extreme---because it is.  You’re probably in shock like I paraded a naked 6 foot 5 man in red leather underwear and cowboy boots singing, “You are my sunshine!”  Get over it.  You can do anything you put your mind to. If you are thinking you can’t do this, you are unnecessarily creating boundaries that you now need to knock down if you want to get healthy.  Just change your mind and take one day at a time.

Welcome!

In this blog I hope to inspire you.  I will share my journey in hopes that you may find some comfort, guidance or help.  I will share my thoughts and feelings.  I will share the multidimensional way that I see humans and their experience.  I will share my knowledge of energy medicine and how it is changing the face of modern western medicine.  I will share insights about wellness, and well being.   This blog will likely cause you to question your beliefs (and my sanity!), to see life in a new way, and to begin to notice and wonder about the subtleties in life.  I hope you join me on my journey of transformation.