The TRANSITION DIET
Section Topics & Links
In Summary: If you know your nutrition- you can get away with about anything- once or more, depending on... but that's the key point about a balanced diet, knowing your body, and a measure of preventative health maintenance. And you can't force change - there are ways to learn gently, and even grow healthier as you age. And that's what this page is about. Aside from a few aching muscles if I "surprise" them too much, I'm far healthier at 58 than I was when I was in my teens or twenties - and I was a jock in HS and then a marine (if that gives any clue to how fast my mind was then ;-). So I'm not just blowing smoke, in case anyone would doubt. --Chris Pringer Click here to see the Organization Chart & "How and Why this Site Is Different" A study in Cross-Discipline Knowledge Sharing and Utilization - how that relates to "Chalice-Bridging" and healing.
In Summary: If you know your nutrition- you can get away with about anything- once or more, depending on... but that's the key point about a balanced diet, knowing your body, and a measure of preventative health maintenance. And you can't force change - there are ways to learn gently, and even grow healthier as you age. And that's what this page is about. Aside from a few aching muscles if I "surprise" them too much, I'm far healthier at 58 than I was when I was in my teens or twenties - and I was a jock in HS and then a marine (if that gives any clue to how fast my mind was then ;-). So I'm not just blowing smoke, in case anyone would doubt. --Chris Pringer
Click here to see the Organization Chart & "How and Why this Site Is Different" A study in Cross-Discipline Knowledge Sharing and Utilization - how that relates to "Chalice-Bridging" and healing.
THE REBUILDING DIET
....the fruit of a tree yeilding seed;
The Rebuilding Diet is designed to complement and enhance the Holistic approach to health. Adherence to the diet assists the cleansing process, helps maintain improved body alignment, and provides the necessary nutrients for improved cell and organ func-tion. The Rebuilding Diet includes foods that have the highest expression of the Life Force.
Life Force is the animating power of life. It expresses in the human form through the nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems until it enlivens every cell with the very quality of life itself. The Life Force has intelligence, purpose, and concern. It knows how and when to cleanse, rebuild, and heal the spirit, mind, and body of man. This same force expresses in live foods through vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, and still more subtle influences.
The Rebuilding Diet is designed to maximize the intake of vitalizing foods containing high proportions of the Life Force. It is also designed to minimize the intake of mucus forming, toxin producing, and poison permeated foods for these reduce the ability of the Life Force to express itself in the being of man.
The Rebuilding Diet consists of three basic food groups:
A fourth group of foods is offered for regular supplementary use:
A fifth group of foods is offered for occasional supplementary use:
In order to benefit most completely from the Rebuilding Diet certain general prin-ciples should be observed. Study these scientific principles until they are understood. They can be categorized into 4 main sections. Apply them with joy. (see next page)
....My meat is to do the Wi11 of Him who sent me,
GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE REBUILDING DIET
(Rebuilding Diet Page 2)
I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
II. COOKING PRINCIPLES
III. EATING PRINCIPLES
IV. FOOD COMBINING PRINCIPLES
THREE DAY APPLE FAST AND SEVEN DAY CLEANSE
I. Eat raw apples and nothing else for three days. Aapples should be clean and as free as possible from pesticide's and waxes.
II. Eat raw fruits and raw vegetables for seven days. Soaked and sprouted nuts, grains are recommend along with the fruits and vegetables
End of "Transition Diet" & "Three Day Apple Fast And Seven Day Cleanse" transcriptions
Another Cleansing Diet
BARAKA Holistic Clinic,
Eat lots of vegetables:
by Chris Pringer, 2006, Rev'd March & May, 2012, Feb'2017
People should know that there are health supplements being sold that would be effective, but may end up not being so, due to their not being sold or provided with sufficient guidance or instruction; IE: the way that most multi-level marketed products are sold. My statement refers to the more unpleasant "cleansing reactions," "cleansing effects," or "healing crisis" that some people may experience from such supplements.
Why? The more out of balance one's internal organ system is, especially the more one's systems for waste elimination have been congested, the more likely you are to experience cleansing reactions. And that may be both surprising and unpleasant, if you're not prepared. It may require a day or so set aside for tending to the cleansing and related needs. In general, giving one's internal organ system a rest, by fasting from most foods, which encourages the elimination system at the cellular level as well as via the gastro-intestinal (GI) and assistant organs, will allow one's system to heal itself.
Actually, this is not much different from many therapies, in that the further out of balance one is, the more dramatic the effect may be. That even includes effects/results from various energy-work treatments, although with these, there are *usually* not any dramatic effects on the GI Tract.
The proper response to cleansing reactions varies greatly, depending on the person and the circumstance. In most cases can be "remedied" by (or responded to with) very simple measures.
Knowing the principles put forth on the "Science of Healthful Living" and "Transition Diet" pages, one may better take advantage of such critical and potentially *transformative* events.
But if you're new to this approach, it's always a good idea to have done your homework on the subject, or have close guidance by a knowledgeable professional - a naturopath (N.D.) or experienced naturopathic nutritionist.
Especially if you have any question about this rule: Dietary cleansing therapies/supplements should not be attempted by those with known internal organ or systemic conditions without their physician's guidance.
However: If a physician is not versed in naturopathic nutrition, and you contact him with "emergency" symptoms, you are just as likely to get a prescription that will cause your system to hold on to the material that the body is trying to finally get rid of.
Whereas, particularly as regards fasting, most naturopathically trained physicians, including MD's, will tell you that most people -with most internal organ-related conditions and diseases - will eventually be helped significantly, if not cured, by some degree of fasting. That is a) whether fully without anything but liquids, or partially with various and/or specific dietary limitations; and b) there are some conditions for which the patient would need to exercise care, listening to advice from the physician, as to how much and/or how long to fast. We used to be able to say the average person can fast for a week or more without an informed physician worrying about his/her health. However, this would-be "cure" is mainly complicated, particularly increasingly so since the 1980's (and "J-curving" upward since 911), by sugar-related or sugar-aggravated conditions and related medications, including excess weight, all of which aggravates, if not causes, heart-related conditions, as well as tendencies to depression and mood-swings, thus the use psycho-active medications, which even further complicate all the above. The earlier the tendencies toward the above are spotted, the more quickly and easier would dietary/nutritional care, including some degree of fasting, make all the difference.
Besides, holding onto stuff that the body (or body-mind) doesn't need (or worse) makes it work harder - gets in the way of logistics management, and that's if the clogging item is not a pathogen or something that will become and/or attract problems. Much of which a healthy liver, elimination system, and immune system in general (on whatever level you want to interpret that) can take care of - until it can't, until those systems become compromised or simply worn out by such burdens.
Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies
About *Realistic Goal Setting*: Just as with the "Transition Diet," incorporate this approach as slowly or as quickly as you can maintain. (If done too fast, you may find it too uncomfortable, then bounce back to the old ways, and so could just be a waste of time.) There's nothing wrong with a two or three year plan IF you can maintain patience and constancy in determination. Some plans, if you're dealing with internal health and/or hormone/neurotransmitter challenges, are wiser kept in the 4 to 7 year range. But even if it takes you 10 years to get to an acceptably optimal health status, you still get to enjoy that for most, possibly ALL, of the rest of your much more enjoyably prolonged life.
from an unknown source
For those of you who watch what you eat, here's the final word on nutrition and health. It's a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.
1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.
Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.
STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES for Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies"
As well as many other ways of (coping mechanisms for) dealing with stored emotions,
including anger which is always about loss, whether actual, percieved, past or anticipated
A) Recognise and understand "the payoff" of having applied the extra tissue to your body.
This is often one or more of the following coping mechanisms:
the extra tissue is consciously or unconsciously perceived as Protection from physical abuse (due to added size), as Protection from being steriotyped (as "too sexy," oversexed, easy, etc), as protection from or in rebellion to being ignored (due to judgment as insufficiently intellectual, spiritual, or emotionally valid), as protection from jealousy and thus rejection/banishment by existing/potential friends (related to the fear of being/appearing "too sexy"), a combination of the foregoing and/or other types of "protection," etc.
B) Appreciation: of the time, trouble, creativity, energy, etc that was put into providing each form of protection that was developed, and how it was developed, etc. VERY important step - the inner child usually will not give up coping mechanisms easily. And it IS a sacrifice to give up what the body-mind-spirit knows was meant to be accepted and loved as a natural part of oneself. Hence, the more sacrifice involved in the development of the mechanism, the more valued the mechanism, the more appreciation will be needed as part of re-establishing the True means of protection [step C]. Appreciations are done via dialog with the inner-child ["Love Letter" ref in step C2].
|If the "inner-child" concept is new or "out-there" to you, or if you think it is anti-thetical to your approach, then you might consider this: The inner-child is a personification of the emotional body, compiled into such a form or format so that we can interface effectively with those elements. Which elements can otherwise be elusive, unreadable, and therefore unpredictable, to the mental parts of us in trying to deal with them. And those elements do exert powerful influence, whether we like any of their given influences or not. Particularly on muscle tension, related holding and movement patterns, which are highly related to muscle injuries, which is what the "Body Mind Integration Essays" and "Tensing Yoga" pages are all about (descriptive links further below). On the more emotion to energetic levels, you might enjoy the sections, "Cells & Healing Changes: How I Believe What I See; Building, Cleansing, and Paradigm Management; Body-Parenting & Healing Cell-Talk" [Rev'd Apr 2011] and "'Getting Super': Sample Personalized Visualization Prayer Chart" (more application of science than prayer in this case, as related to *Cellular Re-Organization* and engaging *neuroplasticity*.) [New Apr 2011], at "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, & Prayer" - Blending science and prayer, application of science in, of, and for prayer, healing prayer techniques, visual prayer charts. Prayer as a means of organizing priorities(!) & developing focus, in/for service. Or go to the "heart" of the matter at "My Cells My Children" with Sidebar "An Optimal Injury Experience" - a common experience-based story for understanding the prose and "Basis of Metaphor"|
Honoring and actually appreciating the extra pounds for how and why it was added, for what it gave you as part of your survival -vs detesting it as something foreign or contrary to your purposes- will greatly assist you in taking charge of the next stage of letting it go -- letting it go permanently that is. So long as some part of you (ie: the inner-child) FEELS that you need it, or needs the behaviour that produces it for some reason, then that part will always contend for it. Once you meet that need in another (healthy) way, then that will generally insure long-term maintenance of your optimal height-weight ratio for any given time or circumstance. The healthy way of meeting that need was what was needed in the first place, long, long ago. But the parenting responsible for meeting that need was what was insufficient, for whatever reason, understandable or otherwise. Here, you are taking the time that is necessary to learn to be the parent that is dependably supportive to yourself in the way that you needed but didn't have that as a child.
For Dialog w/Inner Child, and as otherwise needed for inner-clarity with the overall process: utilize the "HOW TO WRITE A LOVE LETTER - Therapeutic Journaling/Dialog Technique" via these links:
Can open directly, or can also download by right-clicking, then click on "Save target as":
Word Doc format for 'TheLoveLetter'-JournalExercise.doc or Text format for 'TheLoveLetter'-JournalExercise)
| This begins to address the adrenal/ Hcl secretion/ digestion component. And this applies to most everyone, especially if raised in any "civilized" society. More directly, this is about employing constructive means of releasing emotions, especially including anger, while simultaneously honoring such feelings as may exist, some having been stored since childhood, appreciating ones surviving difficult times, maturing the inner parent to work healthfully with all that, with the "inner-child". Yelling very loudly into a pillow is very quick and easy. And, with the pillow held tightly across the front of the face (folded double if needed), it will sound very loud to you, but it's unlikely that anyone besides those in the same room would even hear, or know you didn't just cough or sneeze! Then, as needed to make sure you give proper regard to those old beliefs (about anger or expressing it or complaining, etc) you say to yourself something like, "Very good work, thank you, I needed that."
Very Related, each best read in context with each other and the above, and likely(?) best in the order listed:
"Understanding the Pattern Triad and The Body Pattern Assessment" and "The Pattern Triad Components" section - About Mind-Body Relationships, (from) coping mechanisms, (to) skills, (to) gifts through challenges on one's Life Path. This page is about how the body has habitually responded to experience is evidenced by the body's holding and movement patterns, including weight distribution. The first section or two about coping mechanisms should be good for now.
"Pain Management & Body Parenting" - a brief overview, but includes some good points not covered elsewhere here, as well as a little different way of relating the ones that are. "Anger - Modes & Complexities" may be helpful as well.
Pain, Relative to "True Courage vs Toughness" about anger as related to loss, coping mechanisms around that - read if as applies. If it does, consider the next section, "Notes On Pain From A Gestalt Perspective." If get caught up too deep, take a break and/or come back here, go on to the next suggested reading...
"The Use Of Questions (and Gestalt approach) In Effective Affirmation Therapy - Theory and Examples for Practical Application" -- Sample PRQ's (Positive Response Questions) - get the feel of how the PRQ's work, read the preamble, look for the one about :How joyfully am I effectively responding to potential emotion-stirring current or past situations" - not to worry about it sounding "too positive," there is helpful overview of the healing process as well as technique here.
The Forgiveness Set including "The Most Difficult Forgiveness," "Forgiveness" - Transcript of Talk by Janeane Weprin, and "Asking for Forgiveness, & What's Trust Got to Do With It?"
"Practical Application Of Gestalt And Metaphysical Techniques"
The Body-Mind Approaches page includes some worthwhile sections, including "Which Approach For EMOTIONS?", "About Therapy (Reason for & against seeking it)."
And now, you may need to recheck those above links for the inner-child related viewpoints, and the therapeutic journaling technique, and use of the pillow. And you can always email me for clarification, maybe a customized tip or two
C) Replace the coping mechanism by providing True/Real/Actual/Effective means of/for protection, and/or come to fully recognize that you already do or can do that. The true source of your protection is your empowered and increasingly emotionally mature self. We are all a work in progress. Our knowing that, along with our truly caring for ourselves and others, can keep us both humble and striving for imrovement in our relations with others - via improved relations with ourselves. Self-empowerment is essential for establishing & maintaining such healthy relations, as well as for maintaining momentum in the direction we want to go. For one set of reminders for empowerment see "Questions for Empowerment," Positive Response Questions (PRQ's) designed specifically for Personal Empowerment. On the *Cleansing* side of this part of the transformative process is habit-breaking. See the "What the Bleep" reference below for a recommended aid to habit breaking.
In cases of Fibromyalgia: Just in case the coping mechanism was to "cover" the chronic pain of Fibromyalgia (to balm the cells and dilute the stored toxins in the interstitial spaces with extra fluid), you might want to check out "Fibromyalgia - Theory with Examples" [NEW, Apr 28-30, 2011] at the Fascia Memory Theory page - a cause and effect theory - about Fibromyalgia's possible "relationship to a perfuse scattering of waste products throughout the fine interstitial spaces among the cells of the muscle tissues, due to their being chronically held *contracted* and under-circulated, including trauma induced contractedness over a broad-area (including from being forcibly tickled in early childhood)..." The "Core Body-Mind Integration Concepts in Context Chart" is now (10/10/11) at the Organization Chart page. It compacts the key points into a relatively small visual space, and provides a summary of them and their implications relative to body-mind preventative maintenance, pain management, other aspects.
D) * Vision and "Treasure Mapping" - creating a visual/graphic for your fridgerator door and other places. Create one that helps you to see your face on the body you're aiming to have. Put it where you can look/gaze at it frequently, thus helping to re-program your mind, and thence your cells. The affirmations just below add support and context to this method as well. AND here is where the "'Getting Super': Sample Personalized Visualization Prayer Chart" may apply very well for you. [New Apr 2011], at "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, & Prayer" - Blending science and prayer, application of science in, of, and for prayer, healing prayer techniques, visual prayer charts.
* I enjoy focusing on each bite of food that I put into my mouth more and more each meal and each day.
* I am successful in my creating and utilizing new and more efficient ways to solve problems in and through my Ever-Re-Newing Form!
* I forgive and release the old ways of solving problems (that I am conscious or unconscious of) as I also replace them with ways that work for all of me.
* I honor and appreciate my adipose cells for how and why they (we) added the extra pounds, adding them in response to my unconscious direction, for what the extra size and or weight gave me as part of my survival or problem solving. As I appreciate my cells and convince them that I have more successful and efficient solutions for those kinds of challenges, I especially appreciate their letting go of all excess matter that I no longer need for my highest benefit.
* More and more over time, even if only a little at first, I am learning: To enjoy exercising appropriate awareness & management of feelings, including discerning between my own feelings and those of others, the most appropriate and effective response to it all as necessary, accepting what I need and letting go the rest; To know I am safely in charge of my mood and my happiness, of deciding what energy I take in and what energy I give out, of how any in-taken energy effects my mood or health - internally or externally, of who and what I am truly responsible to and for; To know that I am, therefore, more and more safely in charge of what kinds of interactions with people and things I experience, learning enjoy peace and cooperation with ALL, in Divine Order, Divine Love, & Divine Timing.
* More and more over time, I allow myself to find constructive means of releasing emotions, especially including anger, and to honor such feelings as may exist, even been stored for great periods of time, appreciating my inner child for surviving through difficult times, on the (universal) path of personal growth process (which I now affirm for myself) is becoming more and more conscious, and now appreciating how my inner parent has matured to work healthfully with difficult situations, past and present. [This relates directly to the adrenal/ Hcl secretion/ digestion aspect]
* More and more over time, in all my personal and other relationships, I am enjoying appropriately detached awareness of my emotional body's dynamics as related to past in-applicable empathy with others' expectations/approval, and thus now provide supportive energy and resources, for an appropriate degree of "emotional sensitivity," to self and others' feelings/emotions, as well as for psychic & extra-sensory discrimination and integrity if/as necessary, whether or not they may be in physical proximity, responding appropriately & effectively to others communications, whether or not an intended communication is made on whatever level.
* I allow myself to be perfect in allowing myself to take the time I need to be as perfect as I truly need to be - and forgive myself for not feeling like I have been perfect enough according to whatever values by which I felt judged in the past as not perfect enough. EG: I give myself time and space to be who I truly am, learning to be in charge of how worthy I am (and of my approval), and I thereby come accept myself more and more for who I am in the meantime and henceforth. And I forgive those who thus judged me, doing my best to understand the judgment that they must also have felt from their parents.
More affirmations are available via "Effective Affirmation Therapy- The Use Of 'Positive Response Questions' (PRQ's) and Gestalt Approach", "Questions for Empowerment" - Positive Response Questions (PRQ's) designed specifically for Personal Empowerment, "Questions for Boundaries" - "Positive Response Questions" (PRQ's) designed specifically for learning and affirming Effective Communications of position, intention, & message, Maintaining Clarity for appropriate Connection, Direction, & Protection.
About "Fed Up" From Rotten Tomatoes .Com "For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong..." Directed By: Stephanie Soechtig; Written By: Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig. || A mix of excerpts from the search page: The [filmed] "documentary investigation into why people are getting fatter, the filmmakers explore who’s killing our health ...looks at obesity and politics ...Descends on Villains in the Battle [because] ...the obesity rate in America has skyrocketed over the past few decades, especially among children...". (More Reviews included in sidebar in 1st section this page)
"Cooked" the book by Michael Pollard - In the interview I heard on public radio, Pollard Pollard gives valuable updates for everyday diet and nutrition while not pulling any punches upon the food industry, including large farms, ranches, and the industries that increasingly support - or profit greatly from supplying - them. I thought Pollard put together one of the best all-round summaries of how we've pretty much messed up our dietary health protocols. That is, by over-reacting to multi-various claims and fads, how the food industry has played upon and into that process, and particularly so in the *processing* of foods. AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, he greatly simplifies HOW we might bring things BACK to dietary sanity. That simplification - and clarification - including about notions and medical/ dietary protocols - and myths - is related by Pollard to allergies (including to gluten), carbohydrates, fats, meats and other proteins, organic foods, etc, and how the economically disadvantaged can (often already do) eat healthfully. I haven't read the book, but I'm wondering if he includes a chapter on "placebo effect" and our immune system response, individually and communally, over the years of our increased industrialization of food and medicine. Not just how all that is processed (in any way you want to interpret that phrase), but also in how all that is sold. -Chris Pringer, 5/15/14
Natural ways to lose belly fat by Crystal Giannini.
This guest article was published at ChaliceBridge.Com, July 11, 2012, at the page, "Efficient Body Sizing Strategies, Weight Management, Weight Loss".
"Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar" is in focus int Jan/Feb 2013 issue of "Natural Practitioner Magazine" - The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals. Section topics include, "Natural Steps", "Weight Definitions", "Supplemental Help" ( including "Recent Introductions"), "Weight-LOss Product Check", and References, and a "For More Information" section with phone numbers and website info.
Overcoming Obesity, Naturally -"Obesity, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exists when an adult has a body mass index (a calculation based on height and weight) of 30 or higher. Alarmingly, this adverse medical condition exists among approximately 34 percent of Americans over the age of 20, or more than 72 million people in the U.S. alone... 'Obesity is like a puzzle with a variety of contributors, just like pieces to a puzzle,' added Christopher Mohr, a registered dietician and president of Mohr Results, Inc., a Kentucky-based company that helps individuals achieve optimal health. ...Thus, over the last 10 years or so, weight management has become a key issue for natural practitioners, said Caryn Wichmann, ND ...Metagenics’ FirstLine Therapy program, for instance, is described as a proven natural remedy for reducing metabolic syndrome and decreasing overall body fat, said Dr. Lamb. 'Currently, more than 4,000 health care providers...' formula [with] benefits of slowing absorption of carbohydrate calories after each meal and targeting digestive enzymes...' ...' ...reducing stress levels and correcting imbalances of cortisol and serotonin...' ...Digestive support— supplements that contain betaine hydrochloride and digestive enzymes are essential for all overweight and obese people to improve the amount of protein and other key nutrients that they absorb. ...a considerable range of factors— in addition to diet— that can prevent key nutrients being properly absorbed ...Protein powders ...Probiotics — improving the gastrointestinal flora ...Vitamin K3— ...in their gastrointestinal flora ...important to compensate for this by including this supplement. ...CoQ10 ...important for increasing energy, ...statin drugs, which deplete CoQ10 levels..." in pdf format
'FEAR Made You Fat & Not Calories', the title of the book, and the bold claim of Caryn Wichmann, ND, clinical manager at the Perpetual Wellbeing Clinic in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Four factors can work together in any combination to keep people gaining weight and also prevent them from losing weight. The factors are highlighted through the acronym FEAR: Fructose in everything, Exercise reduction, Artificial trans fats and Reduced key nutrients. "If you reversed all four factors, the obesity epidemic would be ended within a year", Dr. Wichmann said.
Gary Taubes: 'Why We Get Fat,' Part I and Part II: KUOW radio interview (Feb 2012). In his new book, "Why We Get Fat" science writer and health journalist Gary Taubes says eating less and exercising more will not necessarily make you lose weight and that much of the good nutritional science is being ignored. About carbs (including REFINED grains) and sugar in the diet, and resulting Insulin Resistance Syndrome. "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is about removing specific carbohydrates, problems with fuel partitioning, leading to less fat to burn, more fat to store. "Sedentary lifestyle is not a cause of weight gain, but an effect." Taubes says his book is NOT about "the healthiest diet" or vegetarian vrs meat diet, that "ANY diet will be improved by removing the *specific* carbs"; includes a special section for Obese and diebetic clients, although this is only one extreme group. Too much (what is now "normal") REFINED grains and sugar in the diet results in Insulin Resistance Syndrome. There has been a 900% increase in diabetes in the last 50 years - if that were called a crime, the legal finger would immediately and accurately be pointed at "sugar." Taubs says the correctly (vs politically) performed research for artificial sweeteners would likely vindicate them. Discuses the politics of sugar research and (vs) saturated fat and cholesterol (with the later given very biased research). Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The Best of the Best American Science Writing.
Related: Good Calories & Bad Calories: What Are You Supposed to Eat? by Lauren Whitney. and NPR on "Good Calories, Bad Calories Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease"
Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test at Psychology Today - Is your relationship with food mentally healthy or damaging?
NEW News on SUGAR: (Dec'14)
"Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?" with James DiNicolantonio, Jan 7, 2015, Includes Audio of KUOW/NPR Interview. DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist at St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He recently published a comprehensive review of dozens of studies in which he contends that sugar is more dangerous than salt when it comes to risk for heart disease. He says that refined sugar is similar to cocaine — a white crystal extracted from sugar cane rather than coca leaves — and that studies show it can be even more addictive than the recreational drug. In the Audio, many other implications of the new research data are discussed, including the relationships among Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), insulin response and blood sugar levels, and diabetes ("80% of Americans are pre-diabetic").
More on the same: "Is Sugar Worse Than Salt When It Comes to Your Heart?" Posted on January 3, 2015. "Eating or drinking more than 74 grams of fructose per day (slightly less than what’s in one 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew) (http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm) has been associated with a 77 percent increased risk of a person having blood pressure above 160/100 mm HG (normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mm Hg). Plus, diets high in sugar have also been linked to higher blood insulin levels, and metabolic syndrome. So how much added sugar is safe? DiNicolantonio says he agrees with the American Heart Association recommendations of six teaspoons per day for women, and nine teaspoons per day for men. But he notes, 'I disagree with the nine teaspoon threshold if it comes in liquid form, which is one can of soda.'"
More Technical (Abstract): "The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease" published Dec. 11 in the BMJ journal Open Heart by James J. DiNicolantonio & Sean C. Lucan.
Less Technical but extensive: "Blood Pressure: Sugar Worse Than Salt?" a research review of the above where is noted that "DiNicolantonio said there is also evidence linking reduced sodium intake to worse clinical outcomes and even greater all-cause mortality, including a study in diabetics and several studies in patients with congestive heart failure."
Many Resources on HEMP for Health!
Women Find Healthy Hormone Balance with Hemp
Hemp: The Right Choice for Omega-6 Some Omega-6's are better than others. But it's important to distinguish between the good and the not so good Omega-6's. ...The World Health Organization recommends a ratio of 4:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 for optimal health. Today we are seeing ratios in the range of 20:1 to 50:1. The good news - hemp contains a healthy winning ratio at 3.75:1. ...GLA = An Omega-6 Not to Miss: Hemp provides Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a unique and extremely important Omega-6 in the family of Essential Fatty Acids. ...Still, obtaining adequate levels of GLA can be challenging. Besides hemp, there are only a small number of foods that contain GLA. While the body has the ability to convert Linoleic Acid into GLA, most of us are not making this conversion effectively, or are missing out on the conversion all together.
Hemp Oil vs Flax Oil. Which One is Right for Me? More sophisticated weighing in on balancing intake of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). "trans" or rancid, if, how, or why; different oil types, sources, storage, and whether bleached and/or deodorized, hydrogenated and/or deep-fried; ie: #4: Hemp seed oil offers the direct metabolites of Omega-6 and 3, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA). These metabolites are involved in the production of prostaglandin for hormones and in immune functions. Even if one did get unrefined sunflower oil and mixed it with unrefined flaxseed oil, you would mimik hemp seed oil's Omega-6 to 3 ratio, but still be missing their direct higher metabolites.
Hemp Protein = King of the Plant Kingdom Hemp Protein Powder can supply any diet with a vegetarian source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, chlorophyll and a complete, balanced gluten-free source of the essential amino acids. ...Many plant proteins are labelled "incomplete" proteins as a resulting from the low amounts of one or more of the nine essential amino acids. Truth be told, the "incomplete" label is somewhat misleading as all plant proteins do contain each of the essential amino acids. But in most cases (e.g. grains, legumes), levels of one or more amino acid are insufficient for human needs. However, hemp protein supplies enough of each of the essential amino acids to contribute to the human body’s requirements. In fact, an important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, both of which are important for growth during childhood, and of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes. Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branched-chain amino acids that are crucial in the repair and growth of lean body mass, making a hemp protein shake after a workout a worthwhile investment. [I wanted to include about "Hemp Hearts": "easy to incorporate into any meal ...delicious ...Dr. Oz even refers to Hemp Hearts as ‘Brain Food’?"]
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Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé was a key influence as began my natural health path in 1979! It's technical value is all about PROTEIN - how to get the most from it, particularly in a vegetarian diet. (Updated as regards the amount of time between intake of protein-building nutritional components.) The 20th Anniversary Edition includes * simple rules for a healthy diet * Streamlined, easy-to-use format * Food combinations that make delicious, protein-rich meals without meat * Indispensable kitchen hints—a comprehensive reference guide for planning and preparing meals. This new version is streamlined & easy-to-use, with delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat, hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more. "Sharing her personal evolution and how this groundbreaking book changed her own life, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé offers an all-new, even more fascinating philosophy on changing yourself—and the world—by changing the way you eat." This edition is still consistent with the love-based wholistic worldview she teaches and which is so needed right now, including via the Small Planet Institute, co-founded with (daughter) Anna Lappé. Other Books by Frances Moore Lappé include Hope's Edge - The Next Diet for a Small Planet.
"Catalog for Healthy Eating" For Bulk foods of the purest quality, like good-tasting (!) varieties of TVP (soy-based) and Seitan (concentrated protein from grains), dairy substitutes, healthy sweeteners, granolas. Also Organic baking supplies, cookbooks, and other goodies, including environment cleaning products. These are also folks one likes giving money too -- feeding people who work for a living. They have both 800# and website: 1-800-695-2241, www.healthy-eating.com
At Weight Watchers Magazine:
Get Into the Yoga Zone: "Yoga is good for your mind, body and spirit, and is a great way to meet people and be active. Check out our glossary of yoga styles to find the kind that's right for you."
Yoga for Weight Loss: "Now that yoga class is as commonplace at the gym as a barbell, should you hit the mat if weight loss is your goal? You bet: certain types of yoga can burn up to 9 calories per minute."
COFFEE, the Redeemed Stimulant:
"Coffee - Keys to Maximizing Potential" - If You're Gonna Do Coffee... all health considerations considered... Updated Oct 23 2006 with Important New Findings - surprisingly Good, myth-busting in fact. And May 15, 2014 with section "Energizing Your Coffee." (TEXT file; title was "The Eleven Keys to Coffee Potential Maximization").
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Set 2. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES For NATURAL HEALING:
[Also note those listed in above section more specific to weight management]
PRINCIPLES of NATURAL HEALING --excerpts from Dr. Joel Robbin's "The Science of Healthful Living:" A great deal of information has been put together on this page, is Highly organized and in layman's language. There is much instruction about the how's & why's of diseases and conditions of ill-health, natural healing events & processes, among many other essentials in naturopathic perspective. There are various categorized LISTS OF RESOURCES as well. "Principles" is the key descriptive word here, in every sense of the term. Robbin makes the science part of it relatively easy. Note: People should know that there are health supplements that would be effective, but may not be, due to their being multi-level marketed in a disgustingly non-informative manner. I refer to the more unpleasant "cleansing effects" or "healing crisis" that some may experience from such supplements. Knowing the principles on this page, one may better take advantage of such events.
Considerations in relating a transition in diet & nutrition to personal and spiritual growth, and the benefits of such transition. In addition to the title essay, includes sections, "More on this 'Natural Aging Process'" (March 2001) about possibly/ likely new potentials in aging without near so much disability and pain in the later stages; Additional essays: "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" (Jan'13) on relationship of nutrition and psycho-emotional environment during infancy and childhood upon key aspects of development of 'A Stable Platform for Perception', the 'Psycho-emotional Infrastructure', it's maturation through adulthood, as well as upon the aging process; "The Immune System, Aging, and an Attitudinal Approach that May Improve It" (May'15) including 'The Re-Organization principle,' 'The Brain as a Tool Kit,' and 'Qi Cultivation'; "DNA Research, DNA Repair, and Neuroplasticity - Scientific Break-throughs with Wonderfully Validating Conclusions" (Oct'15) about science-backed implications for self-healing at the cellular level, and "Blessing Nutrition" (Jan'13) about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels (facilitating processes by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement) to facilitate the optimal nutrition of the food, as well as optimal digestion, assimilation, and integration of the nutrients and vital force provided by the food. Includes some sample invocations for context and application.
ADD: Attention Deficit And Hyperactivity Disorders by Lawrence Wilson, MD. Includes sections: Mineral And Vitamin Deficiencies, Toxic Metals, Hypoglycemia And Behavior, The Yeast Connection, Central Nervous System Allergies, Stimulants In The Diet, Born Sick, Medication And Vaccines, Fast Metabolism And Add, Improved Grades Without Sugar, What To Do?, Environmental Correction, Other Natural Therapies, What About Ritalin?, Crime And Delinquency, Conclusion, Brief References
"Natural Practitioner Magazine" - The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals - Their debut issue (Vol.1,#1), Jan/Feb 2012, is most impressive, including new findings in research of nutrition, herbs, practices for stress, anxiety, mood, cardiovascular health, cold & flu, more. Jan/Feb 2013 issues in focus: "Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar". Other issues focus on various systems, and/or men's, women's, or children's health, and and/or the main seasonal complaint. Written for practitioners, but if you're up with the science, or want to know what natural supplementation is being recommended, it's great reading! Includes a Library with special sections for a) foods, herbs, supplements, b) Conditions, c) Interactions, d) Supplement Nutrient Depletions, and e) Drug Nutrient Depletions
"M.D.'s Wellness Journal": Abundant Nutritional Information from Dr. Julian Whitaker M.D., via 1-800-211-7657: -- you can ask for the free mailout introductory promotion/news, which gives an incredible amount of useful information for the nutritionally uninformed. Or just go for a "Health & Healing" Newsletter subscription ($40/yr) with all the free reports (which reports cover what most folks are complaining about anyway).
Dr. Christiane Northrup MD, ObGyn -- Author of various books with the most progressive and intelligent attitudes about aging that I know of. Her presentations are often hosted on public tv. "A fantastic Site for Women's Health Information", said Patty Mulhern, RN (see sidebar), a group facilitator and mentor who taught classes throughout the NW, not to mention a living example of enthusiasm, patience, compassion, and joy, and who I am most fortunate and honored to say, was also a most dear friend of many years. Patty also thought very highly of the Heartmath Institute & "What The Bleep" (for which descriptive links follow).
"What the Bleep Do We Know - Down the Rabbit Hole":
of the UW School of Nursing
UW School of Nursing alumna Patricia (Patty) Mulhern passed away after a brief illness on Nov. 3, 2009. Patty received her bachelor's in nursing from Marquette University in 1969. After working in various nursing roles over the next 11 years, she earned her master's in nursing science from the University of Washington in 1981. Subsequent to completing her degree at UW, Patty's nursing career continued with Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest (VNSNW). After working for 27 years at VNSNW, she retired as vice president of Patient Services. Patty went on to begin her own consulting firm, most recently working as director of professional affairs for the Home Care Association of WA (HCAW).
The Open Colleges Certificate in Iridology Iridologists believe that the eyes are windows through which they can gain a view of a patient's health and wellbeing. The course "provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts underlying iridology, its possibilities and its limitations. You will learn about the history of iridology, as well as the landmark iris signs and how they correspond to various conditions. A general introduction to the field of natural therapies is also provided." Other courses at Open Colleges include Aromatherapy as well.
Mind-Body Relationships: childhood trauma and a number of chronic illnesses: Recent evidence points up the decisive nature of these relationships. This page details links to articles about Bowel Disorder, Pain Regulation & Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Frequent Headache, Chronic Fatigue, CFS; "The precise mechanisms differ according to the way feelings operate within us. Thus, boundary type is predictive of which of the Dozen Discomforts you’re prone to. In only one case – depression – is boundary type not a factor. Anyone can become depressed. The whys and wherefores, though, can teach us a lot about how feelings work." Michael Jawer & Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD.
|Body-Mind Integration Home Page - for the site where this page is. Essays & Poetry on Mind-Body-Spirit Integration, Integrative Awareness, Psycho-Spiritual Self-Healing - including "Body-Parenting" the emotional body with the mystical insights of the Inner Children; practical Preventative Maintenance Methods for various levels (Mind, Emotion, Body, grounding Spirit into ALL of that); Beliefs, Motivatation, Consciousness; Integrating Buddhist, Gestalt, & New Thought psychologies for consistent application toward understanding, ie: for such attributes and attitudes as related to the above, including compassion, empathy, abundance, attachment, emotional awareness, expression, pain, communication, healing, etc. Body-Mind awareness-based preventative maintenance (including "Tensing Yoga" and "Body-Parenting") are methods of interfacing with our cells & self-healing mechanisms for personal growth and self-healing, EG: for most directly, naturally, and positively engaging our capacities for Neuroplasticity. Whereas neuroplasticity "refers to the changes that occur in the organization of the brain as a result of experience", here we re-establish the means for healthy experience via conscious re-organization of the brain & systems for neuro-muscular interface.|
In the wholistic or therapeutic sense, integration implies that the information or skills (whether of the past, the good, the bad, remembered or forgotten) are re-organized and then learned from, in such a healthfully complete or "Integral" way (*Love-Wisdom* in application), that it is understood and used for the highest good. This transforms the most destructive material- that which has been repressed or denied.
What would actually change our health-care system the most?
How about a means of diagnosis that takes so many aspects of a person into account, that it creates a capacity for designing a truly healing program for most any patient? Nice dream you say. How could a diagnostic system be that accurate for so many conditions? What would enable our medical system to consider, so surely and comprehensively to so much greater depth and context, the many processes for the many different kinds of individuals, than we do now? Well, of course, such questions indicate a healthy skepticism. But let's dream just a bit more, but this time, from outside the box, as they say:
What if there were a system of assessment that would bring together the great many disciplines of health-care - particularly including Eastern, Naturopathic, and even the many among the Western - and to a degree of collaboration that was far beyond what we've ever seen before? In case you don't know, such collaboration is currently not a reality to any meaningful extent, certainly for most health conditions. Particularly between those focusing on the body, and those focusing on the mind, not to mention the relative few focusing on the connection between the two. Bottom Line: When enough people become sufficiently motivated to know the degree to which individuals can heal themselves and each other through body-awareness-based preventative maintenance, then the research will be funded and implemented.
The Fascia-Memory Project is about research and development into the relationships among connective tissue (fascia), objective/subjective experience, the neuro-physical interface between emotion, and the brain, and "body-Memory." About developing connective tissue scanning devices and diagnostics hardware for discerning and illustrating all that. Goals include the developing optimal means for applying that R&D in health care practice, as well as enhanced systems for individual development of body-awareness for preventative health maintenance. A long term project, of course, but intermediate goals and sub-projects could have considerable effective change. The range of application extends from the medical industry to personal home use, to public education, to social and correctional rehabilitation. Original Theory published June'96.
The project's web site includes pages for Intro & Summary (with a detailed table of contents with links to the other pages - Description & Purpose, Goals & Objectives, Research & Development, Theory, References & Links [extensive], Project Overview Chart, Project Flow Chart ( "Pert" style output by 'MS Project' ), and links to accompanying documents at this site. For context and perspective on this far-reaching multi-faceted proposal, see (page 8) the Fascia-Memory Project Overview Chart.
Fascia Memory Project
"Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion Fascia-Muscular Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory" Chart at Fascia Memory Theory Page
F.M. Project Overview Chart
F.M. Project (Pert) Flow Chart
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