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Music: The Cure - Greatest Hits
It is well know to sience that certain parasites have the ability to control the host that they live off of... Science has no idea how this works. There are parasites that infect ants, the ant then climbs to the top of the highest plant around and sits there, completley paralyzed, untill it is eaten by a bird. Once in the bird, the parasite can evolve to it's adult form.
There is another parasite that does a remarkably similar thing to nocturnal slugs. The slug comes out during the day, when it is normally inactive and safe underground, when birds are active, and sits still on a leaf, waiting to be eaten by a bird.
Again, there is a parasite that infects ocean fish, they summarily swim around in circles at the waters surface, waiting to be eaten by a larger animal.
It is my hyopthesis, that when humans have imbalanced flora levels, a nasty overgrowth of Candida, or some sort of parasite infection, that we tend to "crave" certain foods, in certain amounts that sustain the infestation...
Someone with systemic candida, will tend to crave wine and honey, mushrooms, syrups, and other sugary, predigested, and fermented foods...
Parasites may make us tend to crave highly acidic and low-oxygen foods.... To support the environment that they thrive in.
How do they do it? I don't really care, to telll you the truth.. He he... It's just an idea... It is my belief that all living creatures have the will to survive. It is this "will", this "intention", that enables the manipulation of the energy and space around it. The intention of one tiny 'lil bit candida albicans pales in comparison to the intention of a human being. But how about the will and intention of a severe systemic overgrowth? Interesting, if not logical...
Of course, this alone is not 100% responsible (if even 1%) for any sort of craving... One must take into account the health of the liver, colon, pancreas, intestines, cells, mineral/electrolyte balance, etc. Malapsorption can lead to overeating, wich in turn leads to insulin spikes, wich in turn lead to sugar and fat cravings, etc., etc. (see the Ask Miranda colimn for more info) Vicious cycle, eh?
Well... I just thought that I'd throw that out there. Thinking about it lately...
On a BTD note. I have given up coffee (two months ago) I just decided a few hours ago to give up all flour (rice, spelt, whatever, as of tomorrow. I suppose that I'll eat it once in a while if I'm at a friends or a restaurant. I'll eat it if it's fresh grond by yours truly too... Say I have a bunch of amaratnth and I throw some in the coffe grinder. Fresh. You get the idea.
So... What does that leave me with. Vegetables, legumes, nuts and seeds, fruits, whole and fresh ground grains, oils, and tons 'o' seasonins'. Done and done, baby. 'Tis just how I like it.
Try this if you get a chance. It makes a delicious 'chocolate shake"...
2 Tbsp flax (linseed) seeds.
1 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger powder
Throw all of the above into a coffee grinder. Grind it to fine powder. Mix it with about 8 oz water. More or less, sepending how thick you like it. Soy milk can be used for an even creamier mix. Or try rice milk...
Anyway... Mix the heck out of it with a fork as it has a tendency to clump. Let it sit untill it's nice 'n soaked (10 minutes or so). Now... Mix in a Tbsp of vegetable glycerin or an acceptable sweetener. My favorite is Frontier alcohol free vanilla flavoring (vegetable glycerin-water-vanilla). You could also try raw honey, organic maple syrup, agave nectar, etc. Or if you don't have any vegetable glycerin (go get some!), and you are avoiding sugars (good idea!) Just try using a couple of drops of vanilla or almond extract. Enjoy tour shake! It fantiddlyastic! Scrumptulescent even!
Peace be with you friends. May your tolerance for terrible writing and spelling/grammar errors be high~