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Soul Pasta

Many people have aversions to foods and don’t know which ones, why, or how to get rid of them. Attitudes in the present moment can be caused by a certain food recently eaten that was also eaten during a particularly mind-shaping experience from our past. We naturally pair experiences together for the sake of learning and creating a future. If something of note happened during childhood, we’re prooobably not going to remember what we were eating at that time. If we eat new things, or eat with a new attitude, it could help us dissociate from past attachments.

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We had a stressful bodily reaction for the sake of self preservation, and at the same time, certain molecules were incorporated into our cells from the foods eaten around that time. Far down the road we will eat a similar substance and have confusion and self doubt over misunderstood emotional responses. We can use this information to recognize which foods cause us changes in mood. We have an opportunity to blame a bad feeling on a food. We can recognize that this aversion is entirely unrelated to the present moment. We are no longer in danger, we have just been conditioned to create a fight-or-flight response. Once we completely detach our emotions from our food, we can use food simply as fuel once again.

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Today, it is still difficult to eat things that you are no longer emotionally associating with. Many aspects of food production are not sustainable and can also cause a sense of guilt, deterrence, and distaste. The solution may simply be to involve yourself in some acts of sustainability and let go of everything else beyond your control. Keep sustainability in mind, but also keep yourself in mind. Maybe praying or celebrating your food with a song or photograph will allow a sense of relief to come over your soul and, therefore, your physical body.

Eat easy my friends. ❤

The pasta in the pictures include:
Explore Asian Black Bean Spaghetti
Shown is raw, but best would be lightly sautéed garlic, onion, and cumin seeds in Grapeseed oil
(lightly to allow the entire nutrient profile to be digested)
2 Tbsp of grass-fed cow's butter stirred into the pasta when still warm.
Tbsp of white vinegar stirred in.
Fenugreek seeds and Turmeric sprinkled on top.

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Lovable Tea :)

Ah the art of tea. I love cold tea! I love hot tea! I love citrus tea! I love sweet tea! I love black tea, green tea, purple tea, red tea. Maybe there is a tea for each chakra! All in all, it doesn’t matter what the tea is, I will love me some tea! One thing that really steeps my tea (haha…ha) is cute pictures of cute tea! I hope you have some cute, lovable tea today!

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When I was afraid for my health, I sucked down so much tea. You can have too much of a good thing. A little tea can go a long ways. Even if you are just microwaving some hot water, you get an instant hug. Space your tea out. Look forward to a tea. If you have it all the time, then it’s nothing special, nothing to love so much. Use your tea, don’t abuse your tea. I hope you have a wise week ❤

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Breathe and Believe

As the internet becomes a bigger part of our lives, the availability to vulnerability increases. We post things we end up regretting. We may find ourselves fearing the potential for negative response. We gotta keep shake shake shakin it off. If it is difficult to shake it, take notice of your breath and see how you may improve it. http://www.drweil.com/drw/u/ART00521/three-breathing-exercises.html Get some fresh air! Get legs and get leaves!

Find ways to love yourself so much that even if you get ONLY negative responses, you know that you can still be okay. See only the beauty in the world around you, especially when others don’t. Recognize what you can be doing instead of feeling fearful or sad.

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(I no longer juice, for the sake of fiber, but if you think you feel better juicing, then keep doing it! Do what you believe in, but be open to what others think helps them.)

Pick up crystals that you see in nature. Remind yourself of the love you gave yourself one day by walking in the woods. If you have allergies, intolerance, or food aversion, keeping the crystals nearby during a meal may lower your fear of eating. Although the healing mechanism of the crystal itself is very pseudoscientific ( http://sciencebasedlife.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/crystal-healing-magic-cures-or-just-rocks/ ), if you believe they can potentially help, the neuroplasticity of your mind will respond accordingly. http://www.letslivenice.com/2012/01/neuroplasticity.html

“Neurons that fire together, wire together.” Until next time ❤

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Fix your Qi, fix your Pain

If electro-therapy can cure, if food can cure, if meditation can cure, they must have a similar force, maybe relatable frequencies. Chinese medicine thinks of this energy as Qi (Kaptchuk, 2000), but modern science wants to understand more about it. Understanding how it feels is a really good step in the transition from overuse of modern medicine to balancing it with ancient methods.

This FDA approved heating and Pulsed Electromagnetic Field device, seems to stimulate our knee to opening up inactive areas; areas immobilized by our natural reactions to pain. We have proven sedentary life-styles to be harmful and cause us to be more vulnerable to disease (Denbow, 2014). It seems movement, temperature, and electromagnetic field frequencies provide similar ways of stimulus to bring energy from the diet into the area in need of healing.

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(My Dad, reflecting amongst the wilderness of British Columbia).

When you are actively focusing on the present moment, you become more in tune with your perception of pain. You can structurally change your brain to enhance pain tolerance by weeding out any negativity that arises during mediation, while allowing only positive perception (Denbow, 2014). Stress can kill probiotics and enzymes, so meditation provides means for life to thrive (Denbow, 2014; Desbordes, 2011). Meditation can be guided with Tibetan singing bowls or frequency focused soundtracks.

And light therapy is great and all, but we can get a well rounded range of frequencies free from the sun (Denbow, 2014). Adding nutrients, probiotics, and meditation to the routine can compensate for any over exposure.

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http://www.pemft.net/frequency.html
http://www.glcoherence.org/monitoring-system/earth-rhythms.html

Denbow, Mike. (2013). Nuerochemical Regulations Lectures. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Denbow, Mike (2013). Chinese Medicine Lectures. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Desbordes, Gaelle. (2011, February 12). Rethinking Mental Health: Spirituality, Healing and Culture, Lecture: Neuroscience and Meditation. Boston University. http://isites.harvard.edu/fs/docs/icb.topic893616.files/Neuroscience_Meditation.pdf

Kaptchuk, T. (2000). The web that has no weaver: Understanding chinese medicine. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill.near Bratina Island, Antarctica.Extremophiles, 12(5), 701-711.

Nanda. (2014, March 27). Lecture: Immunity to Microbes. Department of Biological Sciences. Virginia Tech.

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The Integrative Method

The Integrative Method

When we listen to the methods of healing by those observed before us, we learn survival.

Here I have Organic Black Bean Spaghetti by Explore Asian: Authentic Cuisine. It’s what you want on a clean diet and it tastes f*****g amazing and you don’t feel the need for more carbs or sugars. On top is an Indian-type sauce I have invented. I don’t measure anything, I just pour. So get your kitchen goggles on and just eye-ball it.

Fill up a pan on very low heat and taste when it is warm, but NEVER bubbling because we don’t want to ruin the nutrients, but we want our tummies to not have to work as hard during digestion. If it’s cold and you need to heal, more energy is going to digestion, where it is less needed.
Get your organic pumpkin
Italian herbs
Himalayan pink salt
Honey
Chili Powder
Neem powder (salt, honey and spicey to taste until the bitter is masked)
Cumin
Cayenne Pepper
Curry or Turmeric
Dill weed
Cinnamon
Nutmeg

-Use whatever herbs really, but if you go with Neem be sure to balance out the taste.
-You can throw garlic and onion in there too!
-Don’t forget the FATS!!!!!! We need our Omegas (coconut oil, whatever sustainably sourced organic nut oil, if you get Red Palm Oil get Nutiva) You could also just buy the whole nut, ya nut!
-Chop up a fresh bell pepper and I have sprinkled cacao nibs on top or you can sprinkle on some flax seeds, or hemp seeds, or hydrated fenugreek seeds (just put them in water in a jar in your fridge).
En-freakin-joy my friends! ❤

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February 23, 2014 · 6:51 am