No one wants to be the food police nor can someone else know how we should be eating. We need to explore what works for us by how we feel, with a simple question like ‘how do I feel how I eat ….’?
Some blood groups need meat and other blood groups need a little. Nither is right or wrong but more it feels right. Then there is requiring balance, I think balance is an active action and not passive.
Now it’s convenient to go into a supermarket to buy food we need after a busy day. Or go to a fast food restaurant to eat on the go. Or buy a low calorie packaged dinner which means very little nutrition to me.
So aren’t growing our food, nor are we connecting with nature to produce our food. There are fruit heavy smoothies being sold as ‘healthy’ rather than fruit being a treat. Good fats were bad and low fat no fat foods were born. Now fats are good and vital for our bodies and hormone system to function. And I agree with fats being vital for healthy body functions.
I remember going to fancy restaurants and knowing the sauce was going to be amazing because of the ‘saucier’. A great French chef said ‘stock is everything in cooking, without it nothing can be done’. Said by Auguste Escoffier.
Known to add ‘depth’ of flavor or ‘body’ or a seductive and mysterious ‘Satisfaction’ that gives a feeling of total fullness.
I don’t know about you but I’ve never met a satisfied person, who permanently lives on a diet.
After over 20 years of not eating meat, I decided to start drinking bone broth. A discussion I have taken a long time to make. With my thyroid issues added into the mix and my digestion being weak, I wanted to add bone broth into my healing protocol.
I’ve been taking probiotics for years, then I started to realise I needed to do more if my weak digestion is a drain on the rest of my body.
I went to Hemsley + Hemsley new cafe in Selfridges to try and taste the broth so I know how it tastes before I start making my own.
I learnt bone broth helps restore healthy mucosal lining in the gut, its high gelatine and collagen and high in proline a very important amino acid. Super charging my food with bone broth to support my hormones and immune system. Sounded like a very good idea to me and the benefits are so much longer than what I’m writing here.
This recipe is from a Joe Cross book, Reboot with Joe Juice Diet
What was called in the Classical period of Rome ‘Law of Similarities’ every whole food has a pattern that resembles a body organ or physiological function and this pattern acts as a signal or sign as to the benefit the food provides the consumer (or enjoyer).
Sweet potatoes are said to resemble the pancreas in design and colour because they are tuberous, long and tapered, rich in complex carbohydrates, fibre, beta-carotene and vitamin C and B 6, sweet potatoes are extremely high in nutritional value.
The presence of beta-carotene in sweet potatoes helps the body fight free radicals. Sweet potatoes also help balance the glycaemic index — despite the irony of the word “sweet.”
These are all interesting facts but do they encourage you to want to believe in the natural power of fruit and vegetables to feed and heal your body and give you the results you require in lowering your cholesterol levels. Raising your vitality, increasing natural bowel function.
The power in simplicity of consuming a high fruit, vegetable and green leafy intake can and will give you what you need. Even if you live on a tight budget, I bake them. Sweeten chocolate brownies and grate them into vegetable stir fries with other vegetables.
I think at this time our food has become ‘a product or adorned’ dressed, packaged, embellished and enhanced. Foods looking pretty or from from the right shop seems to be very important to people. Walking down the street with fancy cups in their hands. Also with the fresh foods sections becoming noticeably smaller in supermarket.
Vegetables can look dull and boring, then totally overlooked. It is easy to let personal goals and desires side away, with no action taken to achieve our goals.
Then feeling flat or disappointed in oneself comes a normal feeling.
Why would a cabbage grab our attention as we walk around the supermarket? Did you know they are rich with chlorophyll, vitamin b9 and folic acid. Cabbages cleanse the digestive tract and rejuvenate.
Constipation is on the increase across all ages.
In a darker cabbage varieties calcium and chlorophyll are more concentrated. There are light green to dark green and purple cabbages.
Phytochemicals from cabbages compounds include sulforaphane and other glucosinolates which is known to stimulate the production of detoxification in our bodies. In other words assists this process in our bodies, which happens in our bodies every 24 hours of very day.
Antioxidants = colours = natural beauty in one’s skin
This is a beautiful breakfast and this recipe serves one and is what I think is a portion.
2 x Eggs I use organic free range
Vanilla I use a lot
A good ½ cup of berries I mainly use raspberries
1 tsp of rice syrup
Coconut fat – I sometimes use a little organic butter unsalted
In a bowl mix eggs, vanilla and rice syrup then mix. Heat a pan on a medium heat and drop in your chosen fat. Pour in the mixture when the omelet looks set at the bottom, pop your raspberries in on top. Then take off the heat and place under a hot grill until the omelet puffs up, keep an eye on this. Onced puffed, take it out and pop into your plate and Enjoy !
The human body craves that which it is allergic to, with this in mind, if inside you have a quiet voice saying ‘I don’t think this …… food is a good idea’. And you have been experiencing wheezing or shortness of breath or a cough that won’t go away or even a cough you don’t notice much and these symptoms aren’t in causing a big problem, they are just there.
Ensuring the internal flow of in and out, to eases digestive stagnation, remembering nourishing without being starved or deprived is in my opinion key to a healthy tummy and mind. Because everything is connected, this is why I started these blog posts with mental resistance and resilience.
Do you remember being asked, ‘ do you get enough roughage in your diet’? This question was asked a lot in magazines and doctors offices and the bran muffin craze was started. The word roughage we were questioned on our roughage, I remember this so well. This question was being asked before processed foods or pre-prepared meals were being sold, which hold low roughage. So this then means low poopage, low nourishment and your body will be starving for nutrition.
Digestion resulting in stagnation has become normalised. Absolute rules for personal diet requirements have become solidly in gained without the desired results.
Mental Resistance and Resilience discussed in the last 4 post = positive action with no thought! The thinking has been done….
If your problem is you don’t like other people knowing you have gone poo? Look into a product called ‘Poo-Pourri ‘ just spray before you use the toilet, this a blend of essential oils that virtually eliminates bathroom odors!
Constipation or hard to pass poop, think are you dehydrated ?……. dehydration or water-depleted stools are hard to pass, leads to bloating and overgrowth of fermenting bacteria and yeast. Trust me better all out.
The flat-footed deep squat
So shoes off and please be hydrated, if you live in a city or sit at a desk? Go wide with your legs and put your arms in the middle. I hold onto the corner of the couch and I hold this body posture for 30 seconds and then if I can another 30 seconds. I go wide with my legs to keep my feet flat on the ground, for the full benefits of this posture. I heard about this through Daniel Vitalis and I have been using this posture as a health tool. To then go poo
These actions release me from the mental resistance and resilience I discussed and makes room for the life I want to be leading. When I don’t have follow in my tummy, I then don’t have follow in my life.
The impaired digestion, what I have covered so far. Mental resistance and resilience to thinking what you have been experiencing in your body and mind are normal. When they have become normalised because they have been present daily in your life.
The science is clear that our thoughts drive a significant part of our biochemistry, even if our tummies will bloat or weather our bodies will burn fat as fuel. Imagine if we keep telling ourselves what we are feeling and experiencing, like not pooing is fine? Imagine all the signals are normalised by our thinking? What could happen in our bodies? If you where to start a list of health improvements you would like in your life, what would they be?
Being grateful for breathing? Being grateful for pooing very day? May be even twice or three times. Being grateful you know you have a little list to work through for yourself and not because you are getting married? Or you want to look better than your best friend who’s having a party?
For you and only you…..and feeling the gasping onto those cravings and know what is below them? Finding a food plan that works for your body….wow now we are talking about living now.
The importance of a healthy lifestyle, that works for you.
These last weeks I have had a lot of bad days, what I mean by this is. A nagging voice in my head, a number of doubts and food cravings. I am in week 8 of being sugar free (all sugar no fruit, no honey all) and I have been forgotten the gain from doing this positive practice. This has been my choice to help support my body but at week 5 I was consumed with self sabotage. Overcome with doubt from my well thought out decision, then I remembered what is was below these cravings. Is me holding on and a inner grasping. Grasping onto my cravings I am was experiencing and stopping the flow of life.
I have not wanted to go deeper inside myself to help these feelings pass and let go. I don’t give a crap about the miracle of life and breathing, I didn’t want to eat a cake or chocolate. The idea of rebooting my system was not my priority but to stay trapped in what I was experiencing was! I am a women that has never successfully completed a diet to lose weight because I have given in to my cravings. This has been very different.
Eating regular meals with good fats, protein and vegetables with daily pooping. Brings up a resistance and resilience in our minds that becomes normal. A long prolonged stress that often turns very negative and this may seem like a high class problem. But if we can’t go poo and an internal stress is building up inside, so how could we think about listening to a friend or helping a work colleague? If we can’t lesson to our own bodies.
Or relaxing and making time to do something you enjoy doing?
If you are not pooing, it is almost impossible to think this could be your body asking you to stop and think about you and what is and isn’t working in your body.