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"
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!"
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"
I have recently taken on a pro bono client, who is getting weaker and weaker, sicker and sicker by the day. He is in his mid 60's.
I am doing what I do for him remotely, using the empath method, which is healing by proxy. I do what I do non my own body, while I am connected to him.
He needs, first, cleansing and energizing both his liver and pancreas...
He is certain his troubles are due to emotional issues. I dare to differ.
My take on what ails him is that it's physical and undiagnosed.
Many people are drawn to my site, drawn to "distant healers" or the Healing Codes, EFT, and other emotional clearing modalities to heal their physical diseases.
Continue reading "Will emotional healing heal your physical problems?"
Fructose has been implicated in numerous inflammatory disease processes including eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, gout, ADHD, Alzheimer's, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and insulin-dependent diabetes.
Fructose is absorbed differently from glucose in the intestinal tract.
Glucose stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas. Fructose doesn't. Instead of insulin, cells use glut-5 transporter to move fructose into cells. Most cells only have very limited amounts of this transporter, so it's primarily cleared by the liver, where it's easily transformed either into fat or components that eventually increase blood lipids like triglycerides.
And, fructose has a toxicity factor beyond its caloric equivalent.
Continue reading "The connection between Fructose and eczema, psoriasis, arthritis, gout, ADHD, Alzheimer's, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and insulin-dependent diabetes"