Nutrition and Changing DNA

bigstockphoto_Dna_1913856Most matter field science has looked at the nervous system as a fixed physiologic and anatomic structure. But that concept is being challenged with a new concept called neuroplasticity. Now researchers are witnessing people who have had strokes and paralysis who are able to recover some function and in one reported case complete recovery.

Now another concept is beginning to emerge to challenge another medical sacred cow. That genetic expression is a fixed, unchanging and unyielding blueprint. In a journal article in September 2005, Dr Dean Ornish reported that patients with prostate cancer changed their genetic expression to tumor by altering their nutrition. Not only did their genetic expression turn off repressor genes but turned on important genes to combat tumor. Furthermore these patients increased their T killer cell response to tumor cells eight fold.

So a new biological concept is potentially emerging-genetic plasticity. And the remarkable cause of this genetic shifiting event was a change in nutrition!!

This molecular evaluation points to what the energy medical sciences have held for thousands of years. That one of the main pillars to health is nutrition and they built elaborate sophisticated systems around nutrition. This means not just what we eat but when we eat, where we eat, how we eat and why we eat. That is the interrogatories of eating.

This concept of genetic plasticity is just one more reason why we need to take a very hard look at how we deal with nutrition. And the energy medical sciences can give guidance to the matter field medical sciences as practiced today.

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Food Allergies or Poor Digestion?

Feeling BadFood allergies(milk and wheat flour) are commonly blamed for the intolerance to the large molecules that are poorly digested(lactose in the case of milk, gluten in the case of flour) Since these molecules have been around forever, the implication is that the fatigue and/or postdigestive symptoms(gas, bloating primarily) is related to the "allergy" to these products that contain milk and wheat flour


Allergy or Your Own Poor Digestion

But perhaps the question should be. "Is this really an allergy?"

From my own personal experience being confronted with the possibility of declaring myself with food allergies to milk and wheat, I found that simply eating according to my energy makeup and improving my digestion did the trick

The energy science perspective challenges the notion that fatigue and post digestive symptoms are related to allergy It makes the case that poor digestion is the culprit in most of these so called "food allergies" Of course this flies in the face of the common public and physician misinterpretation of symptoms and it's easy to blame foods rather than our own choices and behavior

We Don't Know Any Better

If you're not aware that some foods should not be used because of your energy makeup, if you're not aware of troublesome food combinations, if you're not aware of how to boost your digestive fire, then all bets are off that you will be able to find the solution to your post digestive blahs In short we don't know any better because our nutritional model lets us down


So What To Do?

1 Go to foodsheal.com and take the questionnaire(under Getting Started) to find out what energy makeup you are Then find the format that fits and stick with it Over time this can make a big difference

2 Do a Green Protein Composite diet for 6 weeks which will help with improving gut flora and alikalanize the GIT and body

3 Avoid ice

4 Sip on CCF tea through the day to help improve your digestion  If you have heartburn or excess heat then eliminate the cumin

6 Use spices (see churans under Getting Startedv at Foods Heal) liberally with your cooking Spices in general will help the digestion

Many digestive ills that we have are our own doing, believe it or not The current diet model that is molecularly based does not serve us well in this respect

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Body Odor and Flatulence

OoopsA patient was relating to me that when he talked with a matter field gastroenterologist about his problem of odorous flatus he got the response, "Oh everyone has a problem with that every once in a while."

While that may be true in part, the energy sciences have a lot to say about flatus and body odors for these symptoms are signs of energy stagnation in the mindbody.

And energy stagnation is a serious problem whether transient or constant. When energy becomes stagnant bacteria begin growing in these stagnant fields and produce noxious gases that then become manifested. Whether this is in the mouth with resultant halitosis, in the gut, or urinary tract with urinary tract infections, stagnant energy is a symptom that should not be dismissed.

So energy stagnation is a serious symptom of dysfunction and illness of the GI tract that can then disseminate to all areas of the mindbody physiology. Once this stagnation begins to disseminate to the far reaches of the tissues it is very difficult to eradicate.

And swallowing deoderant is not an option with odorous GI elimination.

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The Mind and Body: An Energy Science Concept

Radiant ManThe mind is energy   Regulate it by paying attention to what the bodily sensations tell you

The energy medical sciences tell us that both the body and mind are energy fields. Hence there is room for mind in the energy physiologic model of healing. And in the energy model, mind and body are not separate; they are intimately spliced. Mind and body are one. What happens in the body, happens in the mind. And what happens in the mind, happens in the body.

The mindbody concept is impossible to understand from a matter field medical perspective. Although talked about in matter field circles of healing, by the very nature of the way the body is perceived, the matter field model cannot include mind easily. This is because the molecular way of conceiving of the body cannot address the mind.

From an energy medical disciplinary approach, mind and body are intimately spliced. Mind is in every cell of the body's matter field because it is all energy to begin with. You see, if mind is an energy field, that is, a subtle energy field of matter that is not matter ( I can't wet a thought with water), then mind cannot exist in the matter field model. Mind is not molecular; it is an energy field!

Any energy that comes in contact with our own personal energy field has the potential to influence it either positively or negatively. Herbs are fundamentally energy medicines and affect both the mind and the body simultaneously. They have stood the test of time in their actions and have the unique capability of causing the mind to have insights as to what is next best thing to do with respect to the healing that needs to be done.

Foods are also essentially mindbody medicines. Although we don't consider hot pungent spices as anger provoking, nonetheless they do, when associated with other cumulative nutritional effects. Bitter causes mind to become introverted and averse to desire but in excess can make a person cynical and boring. And the astringent taste is supportive and grounding but when in excess causes the mindbody to be anxious and scattered

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Value of Detoxification: An Energy Science Perspective

Poor rest with alarm clockIn the last couple of months I have written intermittently to you about the energy science's understanding of toxic load(called ama) that occurs with all disease Since this kind of thinking is completely foreign to those of us following the matter science medical model, it represents a radical departure as to how we think about the origin and treatment of disease

As I have said from an energy science perspective ama or this toxic moribund substance is the byproduct of poorly functioning metabolism Again the energy science describes poor metabolism as a result of low agni(digestive strength, power, or fire) This agni is in part the digestive capability of the entire GIT that we are all familiar with The agni in this part of the body is comprised of all the enzyme systems from the mouth to the rectum including all the bacterial systems as well

But there are other agnis in the body that are involved with the metabolism of the tissues and excretory functions And most importantly agnis that help us digest thoughts, feelings, and emotions When you digest well psychologically the result is mental clarity
From an energy perspective the primary purpose of any detoxification protocol is to improve agni or the capability to digest(physical food, thoughts, feelings, emotions)

Physical Detoxification

If you're tired you rest IF you're listening to your body As you know there are many people who don't listen to their bodies and that's literally the first step to disease Eventually you have to listen because the body essentially gives out with resultant disease

If your agni is laboring, not up to par, and as a result your body is producing ama, then it makes sense that one of the first things to do is to give your agni a rest One of the simplest things to do is a monodiet

A monodiet is a certain type of food that is done over a period of time The type of food chosen for the diet is not as important as the consistency to do the monodiet for the period of time Some would call this a "fast" and it is in the loosest sense of the term but it's essentially giving your digestive system rest Why? Because you're using only one group of enzyme systems to digest the same thing over and over again The monodiet could be fruit, could be rice and yogurt, could be fruit juice The point is that it doesn't matter what the monodiet is, as long as it's repetitive for a period of time

How long? It depends If you are Pitta Vata at most 7 days If PK then 14 days

Psychological Detoxification

I've divided the body and mind apart for discussion purposes but we should be clear here that from an energy science perspective the mind and body are intimately spliced They're one and the same What is mind is body and what is body is mind You can't separate them As a matter of fact detoxification of the physical body does psychological detox and psychological detox does physical detox That's how intimately spliced we are

Detox of the mind reduces mental ama and involves a form of monodiet as well But this monodiet is in the form of reducing mental activity The energy science is very clear that in order to remove mental ama some form of activity that reduces mental activity is most important

Why? Since we want to improve psychological agni we want to fast from thoughts The best way to do this is by meditation There are many ways to meditate The simplest is probably the most effective and involves watching the breath If you want you can add a mental instrument to trap the mind's attention using SO HUM SO on inhalation and HUM on exhalation

Breathing exercises can be meditative as well as yoga posture practice if done properly

The Benefits of Detoxification

When we improve agni there are great gifts Probably the most important is mental clarity and therefore peace, less emotional turmoil When the GIT is given some time off there is improved digestion and elimination We simply digest food better Here are some benefits from doing detoxification

Loss of cravings Feeling of lightness after eating Good taste perception

Steady weight Normal GI elimination Vigor vitality strength stamina

Healthy glow Mental clarity Sound sleep

Alertness Discrimination, intelligence Direction determination courage

Joy cheerfulness Contentment Affection enthusiasm

Patience Longevity Confidence

All because we have given our mindbody a break and improved our agni

To Health as a Skill DB

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Ayurvedic Cookbook

Molecule Chemistry AtomsHmmm a question to ponder. Can it be that the current dietary recommendations by our nutritional gurus are actually making us sicker? I believe this is the case.

If our current system of nutritional recommendations is so hot, why do we see people such as Oprah struggling with weight control along with millions of others?

Time to re-evaluate, eh? There is no question that our molecular prowess has given us important information but the molecular scheme is outmoded for our biological understanding in the 21st century.

Can inappropriate and indiscriminate supplements make us sick? You bet.

So what's a confused and bewildered consumer supposed to do? Try an energy science approach to not only nutrition but to healing. Now that's empowerment.

Here's a list that should be part of a nutritional system. Notice I said system, I didnt say molecules.

                       Get this Ayurvedic Cookbook....you won't be disappointed http://goo.gl/wiP0qO

In the book you'll find great guidance on how to begin eating healthy from an energy science perspective

Establish a balanced healthy digestive fire

Monitor bowel function and establish healthy patterns

Avoiding incompatible food combinations

Establish healthy rituals around nutrition

This is an energy science approach to nutrition. It requires a paradigm shift from our molecular matter science approach. As has been said, "How's it workin' for ya?", perhaps provides some impetus.

To balance and healthy nutrition Love DB

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Vitamin C and the Picture Frame

My dear wife had an interesting experience that I thought I would share.

A couple of years ago she had heard how Vitamin C could reduce and or stem the tide of a "cold" so she began a habit of taking 1000 - 2000mg of the ascorbic acid molecule when she developed the oncoming symptoms.

She did this for couple of years and then began noticing symptoms of acid indigestion. Not making the association these symptoms of heartburn became so severe that she found herself in the emergency room. Her husband offered some advice but it didn't seem to resonate with her!

These ER visits occurred another couple of times. In talking with her she thought that the association of the ascorbic acid was introducing over time too much of the hot quality in her energy mindbody such that it was driving her symptoms of increased acidic loading. She had other symptoms that we won't talk about but within a couple of months she was no longer provoked.

What's useful to observe here was that the timeline was not immediate, that it took time for her to accumulate the effect of the increased acidity. Another observation was that the symptoms dissipated after the time of taking the vitamin only to occur again when another load occurred.

This waxing and waning of symptoms is characteristic of energy imbalances and if you like graphs this can demonstrate what we have been talking about

 Evolution and healing IC


So to effectively treat dis-ease at any level it is of value to look at the potential effects that we invoke by what we ingest as foods and drink in our diets including supplements. This includes nutrition and lifestyle behaviors that with reversal can lead to higher levels of health.

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Autism and the Biological Energy Field

neurons, transferring pulses and generating information.

Is it possible that a group of individuals(society) can produce a dis-ease(autism)?
Well if you look at the statistics the answer is undeniably yes. The stats say that the prevalence of autism is on the rise.
From an energy view this is not surprising because there is a significant energy field (Vata imbalance) disturbance in our local tribe we call the American society.
What happens to individuals in a tribe is a product of the individuals of the tribe.
And one of the fundamental treatments for autistic children is nutrition directed at the neurological imbalance as it should for the rest of the provoked tribe.

So what can be offered to the autistic child?  From a matter science perspective(allopathic) not much.  But from an energy science perspective the use of transdermal creams applied to marmani can be innocuous enough, easy to apply, and have dramatic consequences.

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Genetics and Nutrition

bigstockphoto_Dna_Replicating_4043091Most matter field science has looked at the nervous system as a fixed physiologic and anatomic structure. But that concept is being challenged with a new concept called neuroplasticity. Now researchers are witnessing people who have had strokes and paralysis who are able to recover some function and in one reported case complete recovery.

Now another concept is beginning to emerge to challenge another medical sacred cow. That genetic expression is a fixed, unchanging and unyielding blueprint. In a journal article in September 2005, Dr Dean Ornish reported that patients with prostate cancer changed their genetic expression to tumor by altering their nutrition. Not only did their genetic expression turn off repressor genes but turned on important genes to combat tumor. Furthermore these patients increased their T killer cell response to tumor cells eight fold.

So a new biological concept is potentially emerging-genetic plasticity. And the remarkable cause of this genetic shifiting event was a change in nutrition!!

This molecular evaluation points to what the energy medical sciences have held for thousands of years. That one of the main pillars to health is nutrition and they built elaborate sophisticated systems around nutrition. This means not just what we eat but when we eat, where we eat, how we eat and why we eat. That is the interrogatories of eating.

This concept of genetic plasticity is just one more reason why we need to take a very hard look at how we deal with nutrition. And the energy medical sciences can give guidance to the matter field medical sciences as practiced today.

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Health is Not in a Pill

PillsWhen I do a Google search for health I come across various matter science institutions giving their website renditions of it In this measurement tradition of healing descriptors are given to help guide the consumer through disease labels, discuss pharmaceuticals(pills) and tests that can be done to figure out what's the next step And of course procedures that can pull us through difficult times
Health as the Absence of Disease?

The contemporary matter science medical(molecular) model that we use is crisis management In this way of thinking if we're not sick, then de facto we're healthy

Oh, oh I have some bad symptoms of dis-ease or my lab tests are out of whack Red alert Better do something And then we manage the disease with a pill or magic operation

Now it's not to say that this model of healing is not important It's extremely valuable when we are unfortunately really sick But let's be clear, it does not define health

But I don't think people consider health that way anymore even though that's the best the molecular model can give us And it can't give any better because the model isn't made for health, it's made for dealing with disease

The World Health Organization however has a different way of looking at disease To paraphrase, health is not the absence of disease


Energy Science Definition of Health

So the energy science of Ayurveda has a lot to say about the perfect state of health

Not only does it define health for us but it goes the important next step It gives us tools in order to develop that perfect state of health where disease is not possible

But it takes knowledge, awareness, and work to develop the skill of being healthy Would we not think it unusual to find that Tiger Woods doesn't practice golf That he just shows up for tournaments?!!


6 Ways to Develop the Skill of Being Healthy

Here's what we can do to practice health and become skillful at it

Eat according to your mindbody energy makeup

Exercise 4-6 times per week for 30 minutes

Avoid poor food combining

Use a churan to improve digestive fire

Early to bed and early to rise

Eat the biggest meal at noon


Practice Practice Practice

Like any skill we have to practice what it is that we want to achieve These steps will do it for you

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