Dietary Monotony

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How about a technique to reduce calories, feel good, feel calmer, and maybe keep in touch with your weight?

Sound too good to be true? Then read on
Personal Experience

Over the years I've experienced different forms of the same food day in and day Some people call it fasting, some would just label it a monodiet

It can be done with juices, fruit, or just a simple vegetable dish that we've written about in the past And it can be done over a few days or weeks or even longer

The point is that it's the same Maybe a different type of fruit or juice based on my mindbody makeup, but it's still fruit or juice maybe the same vegetable dish but a different types of vegetables

Now my personal observation that I've had with this type of fasting or monodiet is that it's not monotonous
Monotony is a Product of the Mind

From an energy science medical view the Vata energy pattern is that of movement Anything that has to do with movement in the physiology is Vata energy and primarily expressed in the nervous system So a turbulent mind is a Vata aggravated mind Too many thoughts to process, too many emotions to deal with, too little time to accomplish everything

To say that always having the same foods all the time is boring is simply an agitated mind

And one of the simplest ways to calm the Vata aggravated mind is monotony Samo samo

Think about it How hectic would life become if you had to look for your toothbrush, purse or wallet, and carkeys everyday? Life would become quickly frenetic and inefficient

Furthermore the mindbody loves habitual living It's comfortable, less stressful And in the end I believe we often eat this way anyway People have their favorite dishes and the routine of eating the same "comfort foods"


Research Supported Nutritional Monotony

Now in the August 2011 American Journal of Nutrition, matter science researchers report on a study where people subjected to the same diets over and over again were observed to consume less calories

And as a opposite to this was a study showing recently that with increased variety at buffets can lead to increased caloric intake!

A matter science observation (measurement of reduced caloric intake) has been made but from an energy science nutritional view the explanation is that this form of monodiet(loosely called fasting here) is Vata pacifying, that is, it creates more physiologic calming which in turns less food intake

Not because it's boring but because the monodiet is calming

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Ups and Downs of Healing

Levels4 As we have talked about in the past, foods create imbalance. There becomes an accumulation of vibrational frequencies induced by the foods that we eat that are imbalancing to us according to the energy sciences. This promotes an ever increasing energetic imbalance with the typical timeline represented in years and decades.

This energetic state of imbalance reaches a nadir when symptoms become inevitable and periodic. This usually begins in the 30's and 40's but may be sooner dependent on the defective space where these accumulated vibrational frequencies may congregate.

These waves of imbalance continue and usually patched with pharmaceuticals or operations based on the dis-ease. And it's not that these are right or wrong. The point of this discussion is to point out that the unconscious choices that we are making with respect to foods have direct impact on our energy mindbodies.

Once we begin to make conscious choices on behalf of our mindbodies, we begin the conscious journey to restore balance in our mindbodies. No matter what the imbalances, it is possible for all of us to regain balance and our health. And in the process make health a skill. To good health DrBill

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Dealing with Osteoporosis

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We have all seen the thin frail elderly lady making it along and hoping that she won't fall because of her fragile appearance

And we are right in our assumption that she is fragile because this is a situation that is associated with an increased incidence of osteoporosis

Where did the calcium go? Why did it get leached out of her bones? What can be done?

The answer to these questions are difficult to answer from the matter science medical model today but the energy science medical model has a lot to say about the health of bones in chronic Vata aggravated states

The energy science states that the health of the bones is related to the health of the colonic mucosa If the lining of the colon is not healthy due to the excess influence of the Vata energy the qualities of dry, rough and hot predominate and the surface no longer becomes an absorptive surface

Where do the minerals of the body get absorbed? The colon

What happens when that energetic surface becomes dry rough and hot? Yep lack of absorption of all kinds of minerals

So how to improve the health of the colon

Use triphala on a regular basis....chandika.com

Use a nutritional format appropriate for our mindbody energy constitution...foodsheal.com

Avoid poor food combining...foodsheal.com

Use ghee on a regular basis

Work on having a regular bowel movements

Supplement with high biological available calcium and magnesium and avoid "dumb" nonintelligent calcium

Supplement daily with white sesame seeds

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The Neti Pot

Some of you may have used the neti for clearing mucous for the common cold which energetically is a Kapha release Kapha is the energy pattern of stability in the physiology It is composed of the qualities of heavy, slow/dull, cool, slimy/smooth, liquid, dense, soft, hard, static, and sticky The mucous of the common cold during its course exhibits many of the qualities of Kapha which supports bodily structures

Unblocking PVWhen Kapha becomes excessive in the physiology it brings the static and heavy qualities in excess which block the lighter qualities of Vata and Pitta  In the diagram one can see that the columns of Vata and Pitta get blocked by Kapha but when Kapha becomes less then Vata and Pitta can flow once again

The Kapha energy pattern is involved in the many disease processes and one of the simplest ways to deal with this imbalance is to use the neti pot in order to remove excess Kapha from the sinuses and  remove excess Kapha from the body particularly when neti is followed by a breath technique of kapalabhati followed by oil drops in the nose(nasya) which will gradually and slowly loosen Kapha's blockage in the physiology

Releasing this blockage allows Pitta and Vata to move once again and unblock the channels in the body leading to improvement in symptoms

Neti potTo do neti one needs a good sized container...500cc available on Amazon If you'd like more information I can send you more on request

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The Energetic Truth About Food Allergies

Woman Stomachache In BedEnergetically food allergies or sensitivities are a result of poor digestion This is difficult to understand from a molecular approach to dis-ease since the current health care model sees molecules and our reactions to them as the problem in allergies  Find the offending molecule, avoid the molecule, and the problem is solved

This is frustrating to patients seeking to understand food allergies and how to treat it because the offending molecule can be difficult to figure out And it sometimes leads a real difficulty in choosing foods thinking that perhaps the symptoms are related to their "food allergies" so they are fearful of eating anything Often times elimination diets are used to try to sort it out but usually come up with equivocal solutions


The Dis-ease Origin Is the Same

With a different way of seeing the mindbody from an energy science viewpoint rather than the currently used matter science discipline it becomes clear that food allergies are interrelated with IC Why is this so?

Dis-ease or lack of harmony in the mindbody begins in the gastrointestinal tract(GIT) and when there is too much of the hot quality it leaves the GIT to be eliminated through the urinary tract The GIT is not healthy enough to deal with the excess hot quality

Food allergies that occur in the GIT leads to distress as well but the energy science explanation is due to lack of digestive strength The same lack of digestive strength leads to two seemingly different forms of dis-ease


Lack of Digestive Strength

Digestive strength from a matter or molecular science approach is not enough digestive enzymes to do the job Because of this toxic debris builds up much like a cold campfire has unprocessed charred remains Acute symptoms occur after eating such as:

Poor appetite Coated tongue Nausea Bloating

Belching with smell of previously eaten food

Weakness and fatigue Foul gas or flatus; bad-smelling feces Unhappiness Constipation or diarrhea

Abdominal pain and/or distention Bad breath Bad taste in the mouth Restlessness

Heaviness after food

Congestion Excessive sleep

These signs and symptoms represent poor digestive strength but as you can see could be interpreted as "food allergy"

Then chronic signs and symptoms may occur over years of poor digestion strength:

Tissue emaciation Malabsorption Emotional eating Food cravings Food allergies

Insomnia Poor visual perception Poor circulation Abnormal color and complexion

Lack of luster(skin rashes)

Fear Grief, sadness, and depression Confusion Apathy, repulsion Shortened life span

Aggressiveness

Indecisiveness and lack of discrimination Lack of intelligence(loss of clarity) Impatience

Improper direction and inappropriate goals

Isn't it interesting that fear, confusion, apathy, aggressiveness occur in this list of chronic symptoms? The reason for this is that there is a mindbody connection What happens in the mind happens in the body What happens in the body happens in the mind

From an energy science view mind and body are intimately spliced You cannot separate them Mind is in every cell of the body So we see that if the GIT is effected with dis-ease or disharmony then it will register in the mind and these psychological manifestations will be apparent


3 Things to Do to Improve Digestive Strength

As I have said in previous blogs eating according to your mindbody energy makeup is the most important thing along with avoiding poor food combinations But here are some other general things you can do as well

1 Use a green composite protein recipe

2 Use of cooling spices such as cumin coriander fennel seed mint cardamon tumeric and fresh basil and avoidance of other heating spices These will aid in digestion

3 Use a probiotic and make fresh homemade yogurt...dilute 80% water with 20% yogurt to make a probiotic drink Drink after the noon meal


 

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Healing with Multiple Ways: An Energy Science Approach

VPK circleIn the energy science world of healing it's not just one thing that you do that brings about healing but rather a multiplicity of therapies done over a period of time that leads to results


Foundational Work

Healing is just like building a structure....it begins with a good foundation

1 Doing a Day in Balance...this means going to bed early and getting up early, eating your biggest meal at noon, and having some set routines in the morning such as scraping the tongue, kevala(oil pulling), white sesame seeds, pranayama(specifically kapalabhati), neti pot use

2 At the very least eating a nutritional format appropriate for you energy constitutional makeup

3 Avoiding incompatible food combinations

4 Meditation helps calm the mindbody to do this work Otherwise the mind will be fretful, anxious, fearful, and will throw in the towel early on


Beyond Foundational Work

The above work sets the stage for more advanced work We need to set the mindbody up for success in the process of releasing imbalanced qualities, ama(unprocessed undigested food that clogs the channels), and toxic ama called amavisha The latter is particularly toxic because when released it is hot and can produce lots of various problems(eg skin rashes and conditions, sensed excess heat, diarrhea or change in bowel pattern)

When the bowel is prepared properly with appropriate nutrition and therapies are added then the mindbody will be able to tolerate the toxic download without a detox crisis Having said that, even with the best laid plans, detox crisis can occur but that can be managed  What are basic advanced therapies?

1 Green composite protein recipe sets the stage for healing the GIT(gastrointestinal tract)

2 Use of nasya which is supportive of the process, clears mental ama and amavisha, and directly effects positive mental changes

3 Use of transdermal creams applied to marmani(acupuncture points without the needles)

4 Use of herbal memory nectars Similar to herbal tinctures that have alcohol, nectars do not They bypass the digestive process and by their energetics create favorable physiologic effects for healing

5 Continual improvement of the disturbed GIT with various teas(eg CCF or CF teas)

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