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"
I have been addicted to milk, sour cream, half and half, all my life.
How do you know that someone is truly addicted?
There are two symptoms:
- They can't be satisfied with a normal amount to consume of something they are addicted to. They have to go hog wild, until they can't do more. That describes my relationship to milk to a T.
- If they don't have the "stuff" they will go to get some over broken glass... this isn't quite true for me, maybe 40%
In the book I mention in my previous article, I learned that my gut flora changes the protein in milk and milk products to opiates.
To your information: opiates are the addictive ingredients in opium, in heroin, in pain killer that you need a prescription for.
Continue reading "What is in milk that is addictive for some people? Like me… lol"
I need some protein, says Charlie when I ask what he wants to buy on our weekly shopping trip.
Charlie is a student of mine, and he takes me shopping: I don't drive.
He makes 16 ingredient salads and also buys protein.
I get some ground buffalo, eggs, Chorizo, half and half, and butter.
I sample some cherries on the way: my stomach is quick to inform me that it was a bad move. It's cramping from two cherries. Wow.
Continue reading "Eating the menu and other Tree of Knowledge stuff"
I love vegetables and fruits... but my body doesn't
I used to be able to eat most anything. Not any more.
Whether it has something to do with my vibration (it's 970/1,000 now) or not, I don't know.
I had nothing in the refrigerator, other than the tuna cans I have for the cat. But I had some brussel sprouts and I decided to take a risk.
For the past about six months every time I touch vegetables, except beets, my stomach lurches.
Continue reading "I love vegetables and fruits… but my body doesn’t"