Category: Jim (A)
Music: The Smashing Pumpkins ~ To Shiela
Mood: Nag Champa
Well well. March 21st... How was it for you? The spring equinox I mean... I ask only because the spring equinox is regarded as the, how shall I say... most intense period of detoxification in the body, by Ancient Indian Ayurvedic science, Pagan wisdom, and statitistical proof! If you look at the data, clinics and hospitals have more vivits the week after the spring equinox, than any other week of the year! Just don't ask your average MD to verify the coorelation... He'll tell you you're nuts!
The equinox, followed by the full moon shortly after, have left many people feeling like crap in general. Wether you go by the spiritual influence of heavenly bodies, or just the empirical evidence of the gravitational pull of the celestial masses pull on everything from the tide, to your blood and lymph...
Try not to run in and have your fire alarm put out this week by running to the Doc's office. This is the perfect time of year for detoxification! Your efforts on the Blood type diet, cleansing, colemas, colonics, fasting, etc., will really pay off 'round now! The cleansing recoil, Hexeimer's reaction, or healing crisis, whatever you wish to call it, will be a bit more noticable though...
On the diet again... He he... Forgive my straying into fields that wich most of us are unfamiliar with... I have been doing pretty well. As of late, I had been allowing quite a few avoids in on the roster. Carageenan, guar gum, cayenne pepper... I think that's about it actually.. Ha! I'm so damn good at this! lol...
For real though... I have decided, as mentioned earlier, to completely give up flours, sugar, and yeast (except for nutritional yeast, one of my favorite condiments).
All three of these, in my opinion, are just no good for the body. They are the favorite food of candida. A yeast that often grows out of control in our bodies these days, and are all on my avoid list from now on. I'll share a few tips with ya' onb how I avoid them.
Yeast: Search dor unleavened or naturally leavened bread. French Meadow Bakery (if you can find it in your HFS) is a great bakery that uses no yeast, and thier breads are delicious! They also make a Fat Flush Tortilla using sprouted grains and seeds that Erika and I are very fond of. Try it! I should mention however that Food For Life (the maker's of everybodies favorite Ezekkiel Bread) made the exact same product in an 8 inch variety YEARS before French Meadow came out with thiers. Credit where it's due. make sure you're readin labels! You never know where they're gonna hide it.
Sugar: You GOTTA read labels on this one. It's EVERYWHERE! Cane juice, dehydrated cane juice, organic or not, sucrose, sucralose, fructose, the list goes on and on... I'll let honey (preferably raw and unfiltered), maple syrup ( preferably 100%, organic, grade blackstrap mollasses (Great source of iron!) and agave nectar (unrated by the Great Dr. D as of yet.) Avoid the sugar my friends! Use better for you alternatives such as those I have listed.
Flour. A refined carbohydrate, oxidated to the nutritional value of useless starch. The body treats all refined carbohydrates the same. As SUGAR! A buffet for yeats an other unsavory critters, and a great source of UNWANTED EXTRA POUNDS! Try to avoid it unless it's fresh ground, as it will retain FAR more of its nutriton this way. Go for whole grains instead.
On a lighter note... I REALLY WANNA GO TO THE BTD CONFERENCE!!!! If anyone out there has a $700+ that you are just dyin' to get rid of, send it to me!!! Ha Ha... I'll be your slave... ! Or perhaps you just happen to have your own plane and an extra ticket to the conference! Gimmie a hollar! lol
Have a beautiful day my friends. The best of health and abundancce to you.