“What?” you say, “How can food be mood? That’s rude!” Well, ask yourself this question: “Do I crave different foods depending on my mood?” Most of us would answer, “Oh, yeah.” So how does that work? Let me remind you that we are sunlight-activated, chemical/hormonal, and electrical beings!
The chemistry of food interacts with our body’s chemistry, its thoughts and feelings. Emotions activate different hormones. When you eat a banana, you don’t become the banana—the banana becomes you. This is the job of the liver. Keep in mind that food is much more than nutrients, fiber and protein—all the things we normally hear about. It provides life- and light-giving energy. I like the feeling of being light on my feet. I choose to eat a heavy meal when I’m ready to roll over and have a siesta! My grandson used to call it a food coma.
Dr. Rashid Buttar is a best-selling author and a natural-health activist. He ranks among the top-50 doctors in the U.S. and has treated thousands of patients with life-threatening conditions in over 92 countries. He is the creator of the medical-assessment program called, “The Map to Get AHEAD™” (see page two), which stands for “Advanced Health Evaluation and Assessment for Detoxification.”
As the first steps toward wellness, he recommends these five simple lifestyle habits. He assures us that they will produce improved sleep, increased energy, and better bowel movements, while enhancing focus, concentration and an overall sense of well-being—all in 30 days. These steps are part of what I’ve been recommending in my practice and in my articles in this magazine for years. Why not give these simple changes a try and see what they will do for you?
Move your body every day. Start walking, if nothing else, and increase your time/steps every day. Goal is to walk 2-to-2.5 miles a day.
How does the body heal? What steps does it go through? When extrapolated to groups and to society, how do the principles of natural healing give us insight and hope, as we interreact (dance together) and strive to create a better world?
In 2005, Thomas C. Chavez wrote a fascinating book on the entire healing process titled, Body Electronics: Vital Steps for Physical Regeneration, which combines nutrient saturation (through natural, dietary choices and limited supplementation), personal consciousness, and peer support. A seminar leader on these subjects since 1984, he was one of the earliest students of Body Electronics pioneer, Dr. John Whitman Ray. He co-pastors with his wife at Christ the Healer United Church of Christ. He teaches “how to gourmet raw” and has supervised raw catering extravaganzas since 2002.
Chavez entered the world of active health care in 1975 as an Emergency Medical Technician and soon became a student of massage, shiatsu, herbalism, Bach flower remedies, nutrition, and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). He became a practitioner of homeopathic medicine in 1979. Gabriel Cousens, MD, Director of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, says that Chavez’s work “provides the basis for a complete transformation of body, mind, and spirit.” We will outline here the foundational principles of Chavez’s Six Laws of Cure.
The endocrine system is the synergistic interaction of all the glands. It is directly related to our emotional, feeling body and light centers. The adrenal glands are located in the trunk of our body, which in martial arts, is known as the chi or qi area, and our furnace. This gives us our first clue that we’re in the fire element and drinking or eating a lot of cold, icy drinks can put that fire out. In quantum physics (patterns within patterns), it’s the figure-8 flow, as above so below—the Alpha/Omega return current of life’s journeys.
The adrenal glands sit like two tiny pyramids on top of the kidneys, seated on a pad of fat. Simplified, they consist of an outer core and an inner core. The outer core secretes the hormone cortisol, which controls swelling and bacterial, excess heat, also known as inflammation, the precursor to all disease in the body. Along with stress, inflammation is at the core of burned-out adrenals (also known as exhaustion or chronic fatigue). That’s why MDs give cortisone shots.
The inner core of the adrenals releases adrenaline, our jump-start in the morning, and maintains our level of energy all day long. The adrenals are sunlight activated, as all the hormone system is. This gives us our second clue, that sun gazing, used for centuries, is a great way to strengthen, heal and repair your adrenals.
Breathing isn’t work—it’s automatic—right? So, why attend a Breathwork Seminar? This seminar focuses on the most important, yet most neglected, activity you do to provide yourself with life and vitality! At the Integral Breathwork Seminars, we measure, assess, and work on improving your breathing function first. Then we lie down for a breathwork session that will likely be one of the most life-changing experiences of your life, so far!
After the breathwork session, it’s hard to describe how you feel, but some have tried. Here are some actual words that participants have used:
Happy… Relieved… Alive & free… Expanded… I feel like myself again!… Peaceful… Warm & tingly… Strong… Connected to life… Radiant… Aerated!… Drained & refilled… Comfortable… Effervescent… Clearer… More present… Phenomenal!
I used to think that I am just one drop in the cosmic ocean of life. It has always amazed me as to how my fellow man could make a statement and impact worldwide, when it seemed like all I could do was just keep up with my own back yard and its daily responsibilities. We all face the challenge of balancing our inner spiritual life with the outer—education, raising our families, careers/jobs, fun and play, which can seem all consuming.
Until… very recently, I found my 20/20 vision for heaven on earth. Here’s how it works. And yes, it does start right in our own back yards. One cosmic drop of the ocean (you) and one drop (me), we collectively make up the powerful impact of that ocean and our earth.
Allergies affect everyone from time to time and because of that, it is a multi-billion dollar industry. Misunderstanding the body and its functions leads to confusion. According to Roger Bezanis, the renowned author, researcher, formulator, health-care pioneer, educator, and former comedian, Big Medicine says: “When in doubt, medicate it or take it out!” Some people would want to try other alternatives.
Dr. John H. Tilden, the son of a physician, born way back in 1851, was one of those people. Graduating from med school in 1872, Dr. Tilden based his drugless practice on his theory of clearing the body of toxic poisons and allowing nature and the intelligence of one’s own body to heal itself. The key, he felt, was to constantly eliminate toxic waste as fast as it is produced. In his 1926 book, Toxemia Explained—Antidote to Fear, Frenzy, and the Popular Mad Chasing after So-Called Cures, he taught his patients how to live so as NOT to create a toxic condition and to retain a healthy body free of disease. Here are some of Dr. Tilden’s thoughts…
Our bodies are made up of systems, most of which you are familiar with: skeletal, muscular, cardio- vascular, digestive, nervous, immune, and respiratory. Yet, how often do you hear about the endocrine system? It consists of the glands and organs shown above. Off the top, we have been hearing about the thyroid, adrenals, pancreas and reproductive. However, the least known is probably the thymus.
The endocrine system is mostly related to our thoughts, feelings, and emotions, which affect our physical body. It rules! We truly are sunlight activated, chemical, hormone, and electrical beings. If you are in an arm-wrestling match with your hormones, who do you think is going to win? Your hormones, of course!
I used to think my family was a hormonal wreck—myself included! I could cry at the drop of a hat while under stress, due to lack of sleep, or seasonal/monthly changes in my body. I came to realize we had unbalanced hormones we were fighting with under added pressure.
Fluorine is especially important today because so much food is cooked, thereby destroying this element. It is water-soluble, but easily lost, called an unstable element. At the moment that heat hits the fluorine in food, it is lost to the air. The hightest sources are sea vegetables and black bass, but who is going to eat raw black bass? Gotta learn to love those sea vegetables—nori rolls, anyone? (See article on Sea Vegetables in a previous issue archived at NaturalLifeNews.com.)
Note that the fluorine spoken of here is NOT the unevolved chemical that is added to some cities’ drinking water—fluoride—also found in toothpastes
and other products, but an important element evolved to a higher level of vibration through the plant kingdom. It is available to us in raw foods, which can ideally be 60% of our diets. (When vegetables are cooked, it’s always better to use low heat or light steaming.)
Breathing isn’t work—it’s automatic—right? So, why attend a Breath-Work Seminar? This seminar focuses on the most important, yet most neglected, activity you do to provide yourself with life and vitality! At the Integral Breathwork Seminars, we measure, assess, and work on improving your breathing function. Then we lie down for a one-hour breathing session that will likely be one of the most life-changing experiences of your life, so far!
After the breathwork session, it’s hard to describe how you feel, but some have tried. Here are some actual words that participants have used: Happy… Relieved… Alive & free… Expanded… I feel like myself again!… Peaceful… Warm & tingly… Strong… Connected to life… Radiant… Aerated!… Drained & refilled… Comfortable… Effervescent… Clearer… More present… Phenomenal!