High in vitamins, minerals, protein and healthy fats, nuts and seeds are little powerhouses of nutrition. However, nuts and seeds also contain phytic acid and large amounts of enzyme inhibitors which protect them from sprouting until they have the rain and sun they need to grow. And unfortunately, these natural chemicals are quite hard on the stomach.
So, if you’ve ever had tummy trouble after eating nuts and seeds, don’t give up on them yet!
Why You Should Soak Your Nuts and Seeds
In nature, a seed or nut normally gets enough moisture from rain to wash off the acids and enzyme inhibitors so it can germinate and produce a plant. By soaking nuts and seeds before you eat them, you imitate nature by neutralizing these toxic growth inhibitors, releasing the natural enzymes and vitality within them. Continue reading "Why You Should Soak Your Nuts and Seeds"
I have a new client. 35 year old male from Central Africa.
I suggested that he posts his food diary and mood diary every day, so we can figure out how to get him well.
So far there are intense symptoms of yeast die-off, once we removed sources of sugar and starches.
Going deeper, I found out that the Masala tea he is drinking is regular tea with Indian spices.
One of my friends is an Ayurvedic pulse reader, and as such he recommends spices to his clients.
Continue reading "The fallacy that anything that is Indian is good for you"
Unbelievable, but true: you do crave more of what you are, and feel aversion towards what you are not.
I didn't know this until a friend said, out of the blue one day: your gut is organized to digest the food you are now giving it... it needs different bacteria to digest different food, like vegetables.
That is all I needed to hear: I started to re-train my gut to eat a healthier diet... In the beginning I gave it only grams of what it wasn't used to... so I can be well during the transition. Continue reading "You eat what you are... but you can change what you are!"
I had this insight in that theta brain state in the morning when I was about to wake up...
I have been struggling with acid reflux. It started about three weeks ago when I started to enjoy some jam on my toast again in the morning.
I forgot why I'd stopped using anything that has fruit in it... the fructose! duh.
But then, in this half dream half awake, the insights came.
I have a client who can only whisper, because his vocal cord got damaged...
And there is this other client who has a tumor in his throat...
Continue reading "On Fructose... again. Is Fructose one of the big killers of our days to come?"
One of my students went to a dentist. The dentist hit a nerve while giving her a novocain or lidocain injection, and then, instead of finding another spot, kept on pressing on.
She was in major pain, I recommended that she practices allowing, accepting, and it will help her heal.
The instinct is, the knee jerk reaction is to tighten up, resist, ponder how to fix it, reject it, go to another doctor, think about malpractice suit... and other resistant and "normal" reactions.
I have observed people, including myself, inflicting more damage on themselves by doing all the things I recommend against.
Continue reading "Accepting, allowing, making room for what you don't want in the context of health"