“Chakra“, the Sanskrit word for “wheel“, refers to seven site specific concentrations of energy emanating from the body that spin in opposite directions creating energy or Chi…
Contrary to most language around we do not have open and closed Chakras…as if we had a closed Chakra we would be dead…
These chakra points refer to our organs and glands and meridian lines throughout our bodies. They can be expanded further and utilised more but are never closed, but energy can be trapped or lacking in flow to that area. The spinning motion can slow or spin to fast. Each Chakra is positively charged and negatively charged but should have a balance of both continuously…when this flow isn’t happening an imbalance occurs in the body and negative emotions can arise leading to sickness and disease. All babies are born with a complete open Chakra flow, but over time this can be blocked by traumas, their needs not being met or societies conditionings or patterning imprinted on them.
Things that support our Chakras are movement, mediation, nutrition, nature and I have found Essential Oils also help to support them to. Think of your body like a recorder with holes on both side not just one side, your chakras or energy centres shine through both sides of your body legs and arms. So you heart charkas has a point on the front and back of your body. This is handy to remember when applying essential oils. Your Crown Chakra is above your head in your energy body and you have ones below your body to. The leg and arm Chakras are less talked about but can be delved in to once you get comfortable with your 7 main Chakras.
The idea is to apply activating essential oils to energise a sluggish Chakra function or calming oils to quiet the over-active ones. Balancing oils are good for maintaining support of well-regulated Chakras. A combination of both activating and calming oils will tend to have an overall balancing and supportive benefit to the Chakras. This is an ever-flowing journey…some days one is more activated than another, depending on what life presents and how we are emotionally and physically…and what our environment is.
This is a guide to the oils that have worked for me. Each persons needs are different, so I invite you to really choose an oil that makes you feel good and you represent to it in some way, be it colour, smell or emotion connection. There is no right or wrong in using oils for emotion support…DM me if you would like to attend a Chakra emotions education class.
Charkas and The Corresponding Oils:
CROWN CHAKRA SUPPORT (7th Sahasrara) –
Myrrh and Salubelle are great oils to encourage energy and flow in your crown chakra. This is especially helpful if you are feeling depressed or low in energy. Using some on the crown of your head or in a diffuser will help you feel activated here.
Neroli and Cedarwood ground you in this area, especially if you are open in the Crown Chakra before your Root Chakra has expanded you may receive lots of tension headaches or find you get very dizzy. Using these oils will balance this. I like to Diffuse them in my home. It is important to work on your lower Chakras before you expand your Crown and Third eye, so you have grounding and balance and do not feel away with the fairy’s with no clarity.
Frankincense is my favourite oil to maintain a connection to my soul and the universal energy and keep my Chakra line expanding and spinning with ease. This is a daily oil for me no matter what else my body needs. Using this oil while you practice daily EFT is helpful to your spiritual expansion.
THIRD EYE (6th Ajana) –
Rosemary and Patchouli will help break down the Fluoride and awaken your penal gland adding Coriander can help with heavy metals in this area to. Using these oils regularly in a rollerball can prevent headaches from this Chakra needing more energy flow.
Bringing balance and stabilizing this area if it has been activated to fast or over used I find Roman Chamomile, and Clary Sage helpful.
For clarity and clear vision I suggest using Frankincense and Sandalwood on your third eye…especially before mediation or if you need clarity in your day.
THROAT (5th Vishudda) –
Energise: Making a spritzer spray with Lemon and Basil oil and water will help an under active Thyroid and energise this area and expand energy to this area and your self expression.
If you have an over active Thyroid then using Roman Chamomile and Jasmine will help slow the thyroid production down and balance the energy to this area.
Maintenance: Coriander and Clary Sage essential oil is great to keep an even expression of the Thyroid/Throat Chakra.
HEART (4th Anahata) –
Massaging Forgive and Basil on to your heart space in a clockwise motion will activate this area…while you visualise sending out light to others and the planet will help to bring in more energy and expand this area helping with depression.
If you are over activated in this area and need a calming affect and healing oils I suggest using Lavender and Marjoram worn as a daily perfume to overcome heartache.
Geranium and Rose is a great way to keep balance and activation with lots of light energy pouring in keeping you content and joyful.
SOLAR PLEXUS SUPPORT (3rd Manipuri) –
Because this is your energy field around your gut using Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Juniper Berry and DigestZen with gentle massage anti- clockwise will help to activate a sluggish digestive system and bring more healing light in to this area.
And to calm this area if there is too much energy flow and you have an inflamed gut use Vetiver and Helichrysum, this will help with self esteem and judgment.
If you have good balance in this Chakra use Lemon, Bergamot, Fennel and Grapefruit to keep the flow of energy in maintenance with Castor Oil packs and Massage.
SACRAL CHAKRA SUPPORT (2nd Svadishana) –
Massaging spicy hot oils like Cardamom, Pepper and On Guard will help active a sluggish energy or diffusing them while you meditate.
While Neroli and Ylang Ylang will calm an over activation in this area allowing a calming effect and a reduction of Anxiety.
And Wild Orange and Sandalwood will help with maintenance once this area is in balanced for a sense of self.
ROOT CHAKRA SUPPORT 1st Muladhara –
Awaken your root chakra with Clove, Cinnamon and On Guard by placing some in a diffuser and moving your body with dance…especially thumping tribal dance where you activate you base area.
Using Patchouli and Vetiver in a daily foot massage with Fractionated Coconut oil will help bring balance to your Root Chakra. Especially while you visualise the life you want to live.
Once this area is balanced supporting the energy with Bergamot and Lavender Peace with nurturing warm salt baths.
LEGS/ARM CHAKRA SUPPORT –
We have arm and leg Chakras and also energy wheels that are below our feet as we know above our heads. These can be supported with dry brushing the whole body with Fractionated Coconut oil and Cedarwood and Wild Orange. Saunas, movement and massage.
“The Patala, located in the soles of the feet, is said to be aligned with malice and hatred as well as forgiveness. The Mahatala is located more centrally in the foot near the arch and is aligned with a sense of entitlement and lack of conscience as well as expansiveness. The Rasatala is located in the ankles and is aligned with selfishness and charity, while the Talatala is located in the calves and is aligned with a materialism for the self and an awareness of being conscious. Sutala is in the knees and is aligned to inadequacy, inferiority, but also self-confidence. Vitala in the thighs aligns with blind wrath while also aligned to forgiveness. Atala in the hips is aligned to lustful promiscuity and the ability to be healthily sexual.”
Enjoy experimenting with which oils work for you and support your journey to health. Remember to dilute with a carrier oil when using on your skin and especially on children.
If you would like to purchase these oils or learn more about using them for emotional support and the energetic relationship with each oil…reach out below.
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Protein is required for the development of the human body , but the protein consumed should be of the highest quality and is often misunderstood the amount we need per day. In a child it is around 15-20% per day and in an adult is 10-15% per day and in many cases much less. More proteiIn than this can cause inflammation in the body, more so if it is from animal products.
Other than Lychees ALL fruit and vegetables have all 8 Amino Acids (protein) and omega 3 fatty acids.
There are proteins in everything that grows as long as it’s not a refined food. But If some of our vegan foods don’t stack up against animal foods and are deficient in certain amino acids, they are compensated by their abundance in other goodies and eating verity will help overcome this.
Green leafy vegetables and small amounts of a variety of nuts, legumes, sprouts and seeds provide this high level of nutrients and protein.
EAT YOUR GREENS AND GET YOUR KIDS TO EAT THIER GREENS DAILY!
Spinach contains 49% calories from protein.
Kale contains 45% calories from protein.
Hemp seeds contain 22% calories from protein.
Sprouts 44% calories from protein, an excellent source of protein and B12 so perfect vegan food.
A pregnant and lactating woman can get all the protein she needs eating verity rich whole food, raw living vegan diet without deficiencies.
Eating meat floods the body with protein waste products. The kidneys then need to eliminate these acidic wastes, requiring calcium as a buffer in the process, leeching calcium from the bones. Calcium is continually lost in the urinary waste, and may result in osteoporosis or bone loss. It has been showed now that people who consume dairy in large daily amounts over their lifetime tend to have osteoporosis. Contrary what we are taught!
Also excess proteins have a negative effect on calcium stores too because amino acids contain sulfur, which in turn affects the body’s pH balance. Excess Calcium prevents fat absorption within the gut. I suggest eating your calcium rich foods like kelp, dulse, celery, broccoli, figs, rhubarb and oranges away from fats and proteins will help and too little calcium will affect your bone and teethe health.
Increasing your B12 now will help with protein absorption rather than eating more protein, and K2 for teethe and bone health, as it acts like a public transportation system for calcium. You consume calcium through food like the rich foods above. Vitamin D from the sun ~ the body easily absorbs vitamin D with just 15 minutes of exposure to sunshine per day ~ triggers ergosterol, which is transformed into vitamin D, which helps us absorb calcium from the foods we consume directly into our bloodstream. This will help take the pressure of the body from excuse protein until you can transition to a low fat high carb raw vegan lifestyle.
Then vitamin K2 takes the calcium to where it needs to go. Without vitamin K2, calcium can end up hardening in your arteries as plaque, and deposits in the joints, arteries, kidneys, brain and elsewhere.
Often we seem to be low or high in calcium when in fact it is due to heavy metal that calcium gets drawn out of the bones and teeth and floats around the blood not being able to be utilised so is urinated out. This means it is present, but cannot be used properly. This condition causes symptoms of both deficiency and excess at the same time because there can be a deficiency of available calcium, and an excess of bio-unavailable calcium at the same time. I do not suggest calcium supplements. The body does not cope well with large amount of nutrients not in a whole foods form being dumped in to the body so doesn’t utilise it and excretes most out.
We should eat the food to which we are naturally adapted too which has ample amounts of protein, omega 3 fatty acids, nutrients, and essential carbohydrates. Fruits, vegetables, green leafy vegetables, sprouts, berries, sprouted legumes, nuts and seeds. Not animal flesh to get our protein.
Protein rich plant foods are:
spinach 49% calories from protein.
kale 45% calories from protein.
broccoli 45% calories from protein.
cauliflower 24% calories from protein.
green paper 22% calories from protein.
parsley 34% calories from protein.
cucumber 22% calories from protein.
lettuce 29% (let that sink in!) calories from protein.
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What’s the nutritional difference between cooked and raw foods?
When you cook vegetables, you change their chemical composition making them unable to be utilised by the body. Depending on the method and time, cooking reduces the amount of antioxidants in the plants.
This is especially true for water-soluble and heat-sensitive nutrients, such as vitamin C, glucosinolate and polyphenols. Cooking can reduce a nutrient’s ease of absorption into the body, making them useless for the body and it becomes a mucus forming food making it toxic for the body and thus causing inflammation.
We are all energy so eating foods high in energy, vitality and life force will help us have that energy and vitality ourselves. When you eat raw living alkalising foods you feel alive! The food moves through your body faster feeding your cells with high nutrients and a high water content hydrating you from the inside, better than plan water alone in some foods like cucumber, lettuce and watermelon. When you eat heavy, acidic, fatty cooked foods you want to sleep as your system is so overburdened and toxic it removes the energy and oxygen from the brain and muscles. And has to work hard to digest the heavy fatty foods sitting in the intestines, fermenting and dehydrating the body and causing an acidic state which leads to disease and cancer.
Food combining and why is it essential for health!-chart.
If your new to a plant based diet, even though you lose some nutrients value when cooking vegetables, I would still suggest building your vegetable intake up first moving to a 100% plant based diet and removing all animal products, with lightly steamed vegetables and greens. Then when you can and feel ready swapping cooked vegetables for as many raw vegetables as possible to help build your enzymes up in your gut and help PH balance your body, allowing for detoxification of the blood and lymphatic system – remembering fruit and raw vegetables and lots of greens are the only way to detox your body and remove heavy metals and mucus thus healing your body from disease and sickness. Cooked foods are mucus forming and lacking in enough nutrients to build your body to health. We are all so deficient these days with the quality of our soils, food, water and air . . . so to remove nutrients from our food by cooking it is not helpful. Also cooked foods are feeding the parasites and fungus our body are becoming imbalanced with because of it being to acidic. When the body is acidic and deficient in minerals and enzymes, diseases start and cells mutate into cancer. We want to make the body alkaline and thriving!
Knowing how detoxifying raw living foods are, start slowly when adding them in. Swapping 1 meal a day to a completely raw meal combined correctly, and build up. Or eating raw foods till dinner then a lightly steamed dinner. . . until you have regained enzymes to break the food down and the detox symptoms are manageable (this way of eating will not give you full healing properties as the cooked foods will stop you detoxifying fully). Or like me go 100% raw over night ride out the few days of detox and feel amazing and vibrant faster!
Either way increasing your raw greens, fruit and sweet young vegetables will benefit your body so much. You will see it in your skin, energy and vitality. If you can eat a food without doing anything to it bar peeling it then it’s a good raw food for the body. If you have to season it or cook it to make it palatable then it’s not our food.
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Not many foods can compare to the high nutritional value of leafy greens. Researchers are finding that eating your greens may be even more important than previously imagined. In putting together this article I found lots of quotes that stated “it was common for our ancient ancestors to eat up to six pounds of leaves per day”. Recent research shows that a gene that is essential for producing critical immune cells in your gut, responds to the food you eat—specifically leafy green vegetables. So eat your greens!
We now know that these greens are packed with an array of antioxidants and other disease-fighting compounds. Researchers also believe that these vegetables play an important role in controlling food allergies, inflammatory diseases and obesity, and may even prevent the development of bowel cancers (see Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for more on that).
Here’s a nutritional breakdown of the top readily available leafy greens:
Excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K
High in Calcium (for a vegetable)
Also supplies Folate and Potassium
Excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K
Good source of Folate, Manganese, and Calcium
Cancer preventatvive glucosinolates (glucoraphanin, sinigrin, gluconasturtiian, and glucotropaeolin)
Similar in nutrition to Kale but more chewy with a stronger taste
Excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K
Good source of Magnesium, Manganese, Potassium, Iron and Vitamin E
At least 13 different Polyphenol Antioxidants, including Kaempferol and Syringic Acid
Unique source of Phytonutrients called Betalains (provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and detoxification support)
Excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K
Good source of Folate, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Vitamin E and Vitamin B6
Bitter taste linked to high Calcium (4x more than cabbage, 2x more than mustard greens)
High glucosinolate content (phytonutrients with cancer-preventing properties)
Excellent source of vitamins A, C, and K
Good source of Manganese, Folate, Iron, Vitamins C, B2, B6 and E
Showed evidence of significant protection against the occurrence of aggressive prostate cancer.
Glycoglycerolipids help protect the lining of the digestive tract from damage — especially damage related to unwanted inflammation.
Excellent source of vitamins A, C, E and K
Good source of Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Zinc, Vitamins B6
Valuable source of Lutein/Zeaxanthin (good for eye health)
Excellent source of vitamin K. Vitamin K has a potential role in the bone metabolism where it thought to increase bone mass by promoting osteotrophic activity inside the bone cells. It also has established role in Alzheimer’s disease patients by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
Fresh leaves contain good amounts folates and vitamin C. Folates are part of co-factors in the enzyme metabolism required for DNA synthesis and therefore, play a vital role in prevention of the neural tube defects in the baby (fetus) during pregnancy.
Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant; regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
So don’t over look the humble lettuce it’s my favorite green to have in the fridge . . .
How to Choose Leafy Greens
When choosing your greens, you should always look for leaves that are crisp. You want to hear a slight snap when you crack the stems. If they are wilted, soggy, or slimy, keep looking! Ideally, they have been stored in a cool place but watch out for greens stored in ice and the leaves will burn. Greens are loaded with water. Ice can crystallize the water and the greens may end up mushy by the time you get them home.
The leaves should smell fresh and, well, really green!
Colour is also important. If you have a choice, pick the darkest leaves. Don’t worry about a few brown spots, that’s perfectly normal, especially at the farmers markets. However, if the edges are consistently brown throughout all the leaves they are not good. Last but not least, is smell. The leaves should smell fresh and, well, really green!
NOTE: Non-organic greens can be very high in pesticides. This is one of those items that are definitely worth buying organic. It is to buy from a local grower when possible. Make sure your growers are practicing sustainable farming practices and not using heavy chemical pesticides and herbicides. If you can’t buy from a local farm or farmers market, then make sure to choose organically-certified greens at the grocery store. There’s no skimping on greens they should always be organic where possible.
Eat your greens! Add them to each meal in smoothies, juices, salads, use as wraps and serve with dips.
I do not suggest cooking greens . . . if they are not sweet enough to eat raw, then do not eat them at all. Once you cook leaves you loose the nutrients of them and the healing properties they hold.
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Don’t’ worry it’s packed with flavour this “Sour Cream” is made from sunflower seeds!
What you will need:
Sunflower “Sour Cream”
½ cup raw soaked sunflowers seeds
juice of 1 or a ½ lemon or lime to taste
5 tbsp. water (approx.)
Put all ingredients except water in a high speed blender or food processor and blend, adding water one tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached. If you want a thick cream, use less water, for a thinner sauce, use more. (You will not achieve a perfectly smooth sauce with a food processor, but it is still delicious!)
i suggest teaming it with my raw salsa and popping in in coz leaves as a crunch snack or dinner…
1 cup chopped cherry tomatoes
½ red bell pepper, chopped fine
½ orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped fine
½ cup pineapple chopped finely
4 green spring onions, finely chopped
¼ cup chopped coriander
¼ cup chopped mint
½ clove garlic, minced
Juice of ½ lime
1 chopped finely pitted date
1 tsp dulse flakes
Whisk the garlic, lime juice and dates, in the bottom of a bowl and set aside.
Cut up the veggies into small pieces, chop the cilantro and add everything to the dressing bowl. Fold to combine and let sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavours to meld.
Place the sour cream in the bottom of coz leafs and dress with the salsa and fresh coriander on top!
This goes really well with my raw tacos and mango salsa…check them out here!
clove garlic, 1/2 cup fresh dill, 2 sprigs thyme, 1 tbs apple cider
vinegar, 2 spring onions, 1/2 lemon – blended till very smooth
adding water if needed. Once blended add thinly slice spring
onions and more chopped chives.
Pina Colada- ½ cup pineapple juice. ¼ cup fresh mint. ½ cup coconut milk, 2 tbs tahini, 1 inch grated ginger, ½ garlic clove, 1 tbs coconut aminos, squeeze lime- blended till smooth.
Of course if you cannot eat garlic or nightshade or spices or nuts substitute these or keep it simple. I do not recommend processed oils or vinegars or salt and pepper – spices are to be kept at a minimum too – oils like olive oil stop the body digesting the food it’s eaten with . . . slowing down the digestion!
Are you overwhelmed by how much conflicting nutrition advice is out there? Yep I remember that feeling. You try everything and nothing really works you feel frustrated and confused and do not know how to get yourself well. One specialist say this and another says that and you pay $$$$$$$$$ on supplements and remedies and potions to get told those things you just brought don’t help you. Oh gosh what around about! What is a ‘Health Coach’ and how can they help you achieve your goals?
I hope to show you a bit of the basic science so you can understand what causes sickness and how easy it is to reverse it. And how to see the truth and find your healthiest self. Without the need for supplements, herbs or synthetic food replacements, or powders.
So hear goes . . . Natural Hygiene which I am proud to be a student off is a philosophy started by Doctor Herbert Shelton in which he teaches about the branch of biology in which health depends and the means in which it can be sustained. It is the principles of nature and observing the laws of life, and that man is the cause of all his diseases and those diseases do not come upon him without just cause.
What does that really mean?
Lets look at your body like a battery, and that battery is your daily life force or energy. This energy is the power it needs to move, study, digest, work, run, breath and repairing the cells and a host of things in-between. Each activity uses a different amount of energy, and after a good night sleep the body it restores to its full energy force again. Right?
Well what if your body cannot recharge? Or that you are not getting enough sleep or the quality sleep you need? Then your battery will not be able to recharge to its full capacity and you will not have the full amount of energy to complete your tasks. There must be a balance between the energy we expel and the energy we recharge. If we send out more energy than we get back through sleep then are bodies are depilated and cannot function healthily. We call this energy debt! You may know this as brain fog, muscle ache, yawning during the day, and lack of motivation, or lack of libdo.
We have reserves naturally and our bodies know how to use these stores to keep us going . . .but what if you are living off your stores and not replenishing them properly? Certain parts of your body take more energy than others to run, these are the digestive system and the waste system, (your lymphatic system).
When we eat foods that take a lot of digesting ie Christmas dinner or a big heavy meal that not combined well, or junk food. . .how do we feel after? Tired and we want to sleep right? Well that shows you that the bodies energy source goes to the digestion to cope with the over loading of food. It then has no energy for your brain, your organs, your waste system and it has to shut down and you fall asleep. When the battery is low and we are in energy debt, we are in a state of exhaustion. But when we are in this place the energy cannot digest properly and the body cannot remove waste properly and most of us don’t sleep after a meal we rush off to the next task pushing through our exhaustion. Because the body is unable to expel the waste as it should, it starts to back in in the body ie toxins. This means the body is in danger and organic damage starts in the cells and tissues. Toxaemia. It is at this point the body is faced with two options:
Let the body continue to be damaged and that would end in death
Take action to reduce the level of waste
So the body is so clever and it’s sole job is to stay alive so it would not choice (1.) Unless it had not other option or . . .(1.) was being stopped! so (2.) Is it’s choice! So once the level of waste has reached its threshold the body then sends out an acute illness to expel the waste . . . asthma, eczema, flu, colds, rashes, sore throat, sleep issues, gastro bugs, coughs, headaches, diarrhoea or a fever. These symptoms are the fastest way for you body to expel the waste. It is trying to communicate with you to take action. Once this cough or fever or rash has stopped, the waste has been removed and the body goes back to normal if you give it rest.
But we don’t do this in this day and age. We suppress with medications, herbs and pills to stop the acne or the fever or the cough or we stimulate ourselves with cocoa, coffee, spices and flames feel good while our system is struggling to cope. We treat the symptom, which is the cure!! We treat the symptom, which is the cure!!
Say that out loud a few times to let it sinks in . . .
The body tries to eliminate the excess waste, if you supress this it creates the illness. The waste gets trapped in the body and cause more extreme diseases. Disease is organic damage. This shows up in eczema, psoriasis, lupus, inflammatory bowel diseases, migraines, eye degeneration, hair loss, thyroid conditions, infertility, fatigue, diabetes ect and then once the cells are so organically damaged and unable to grow properly they mutate and that’s what we call cancer. Cancer is just a collection of symptoms that have been ignored and mineral defences within the body.
Can you see the connection in not addressing the cold and allowing the body to expel waste as it should, and why you have it in the first place (ie what are you eating and how is your lifestyle) to how your body can get to the sickness or disease you have now? Again as Doctor Shelton says “man is the cause of all his diseases and those diseases do not come upon him without just cause.”
‘Trying to overcome disease without looking at the cause, is like trying to heal a burn when it’s still in the fire.’ Hannah Miles
What are the causes of disease?
Over consumption of unnatural foods in the wrong food combinations
Eating to late at night
Not enough rest to allow the body to recharge and cope with it’s basic functions
A high level of waste in the body
Lack of exercise
Negative thoughts and people
Cooked over heated foods that have no life force
Caffeine, Cacao, chocolate and spices
Medications and drugs
Chemical cocktails (tap water)
We run into difficulty when our bodies cannot remove the waste and toxins as fast as we put them in. Not all of these things are in our control our air, soil and water is polluted but we can control what we consume and the lifestyle we lead.
How do we heal disease?
Sleep and rest so the cells can regrow and repair
Remove as many stresses on the body as possible
Do not over eat
Only eat natural foods
Move you body but do not over exercise depleting your body
Clear your mind and spend time in joy
Clean fresh filtered water drunk away from food
Remove chemicals and heavy metals from your body and home
Spend time in nature
Heal past traumas and hurts and mend relationships (with yourself too)
High quality raw living foods
Love and compassion
Nature and time in the ocean and lakes
Which ways in life do you add in toxins and which ways do you counteract this? Is your balance right? Are the conditions in your life causes disease or healing it?
Each person will need a different approach to remove excess waste from there body. But giving the right conditions the body is very well equip to heal it self.
YOUR BODY CAN HEAL IF YOU TREAT IT WELL AND CHANGE WHAT YOU ARE DOING!
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There is a lot of talk about grains and why we should or should not eat them. So what’s the truth?
Well the truth is some people can cope with them when they eat fermented, well soaked and properly cooked grains and sprouted beans to the tractional methods of cooking. But the majority of people do not eat there grains like that. When I was a vegetarian my diet was 60% grains, legumes and beans and I know I didn’t prepare them correctly like eating canned beans, processed crackers and lots of breads, cakes and biscuits and it caused me a lot of damage in my gut. Grains should be eaten away from fats and starches only be eaten on there own and need lots of digestion time. Food combining and why is it essential for health!-chart.
Most peoples grain consumption is very processed and grown with pesticides, herbisides and a host of other harmful chemicals. This makes them an inflammatory food that causes damage to the gut and can reak havoc with weigh gain, low energy, IB, fertility, mental illness and thyroid function. Not to mention those grains containing gluten and we know most people can’t tolerate gluten. Grains, seeds, and beans contain anti-nutrients such as protease inhabiters, saponins, lectins and prytoetrogens which can cause ‘leaky-gut syndrome’ and physic acid which blocks absorption of minerals like iron, zinc and copper which are essential for the body to be strong.
Seeds like quiona and some beans and legumes when cooked properly can be highly nutritious and full of protein, but again if you have any digestive symptoms like bloating gas or pain avoiding all grains and grain like seeds and beans is advised till your gut is healed. And there are more easily absorbed foods that give you just as much protein and minerals-Like Fruit and Greens!
By soaking or sprouting grains, seeds and legumes your body can break down this process and make them easier to digest and absorb the nutrients. So once your gut is healed and you have had along period without inflamitory foods you maybe be able to digest small amounts of grains, beans and legumes prepared properly and in the right food combination. But they should not make up more than 5% of your diet and not from processed foods like shop brought crackers and breads. And ideally be young sprouted legumes and beans not dried, cooked or canned.
Nora Gedgaudas is the worlds leading expert on why grains should be avoided for most of us. She goes in to the history of our eating and how mass agriculture only came in to our history 200 years ago and only 100 years ago chemicals started arising in our farming practices changing us from sometimes nutritious foods to a food thats in every product we buy and eat. We feed it to the animals and we costume max amounts of it daily. Did our ancestors eat that much? Has our bodies involved enough to cope with the speed of the agriculture? . . . she answers all of that below.
Using activated nut flours, seeds and coconut flours you can make breads, crackers, wraps, cakes, biscuits and most food you love but these are still not ideal for digestion and lacking in nutrients as they have been cooked and processed. Many restaurants serve grain-free foods now too. Once you learn not to add rice or pasta with everything you start adding more vegetables to your plate and the aim is to have 80% or more of your diet from plants!
It may seem a long way off but start with removing one grain meal a day and in 2 weeks you would have halved your grain consumption. Then in month most grains would be slowly out of your diet. Swap your bread for a lettuce wrap or seed wrap. Swap your biscuits for homemade walnut meal ones. Swap your cereal for a smoothie, your pasta for zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice. See you can do it!!
It will take you about 3 months for all the gluten to rid it self from your body theres a phrase gong around that says you can’t be a little bit pregnant . . . and so you can’t be a little bit gluten-free or a little bit grain-free, once you have removed it from your diet stay off it for at least 28 days to see the real benefits.
https://nourishtohealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/shutterstock_338959883.jpg6671000Hannah Mileshttps://nourishtohealth.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-nth-watercolour-banner-logo-tagline-social-media-300x114.jpgHannah Miles2014-10-05 15:35:102018-01-29 09:28:54Why no GRAINS you ask?
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