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What is Healthy Eating?

meat-lovers-pizzas-love-fruity-red-wine1When I told my son’s first pediatrician that I’m a holistic doctor, he became concerned and asked, “You aren’t a vegetarian are you?  Or a vegan?”

I smiled and replied, “Nope. I eat Big Mac Meals.”

He was incredibly relieved.

As has every pediatrician I’ve had since been.

The concern stemmed from wanting to ensure my kids got the nutrients they need to be healthy.

Especially protein.

I followed the comment by explaining  I don’t rely on supplements.  I knew supplements couldn’t make up for real food.  They are to supplement the diet.

They can make a miraculous difference but they are not a miracle cure.

It isn’t just doctors, either…

Squirm Worthy.  I always find it fascinating how people react to hearing I write about healing disease with food.

There’s enough media coverage that most people understand the importance of “eating right” but some – I think –  worry I’m going to lecture them or try to convince them.  Um, definitely not. 

Depending on the direction the conversation goes, I may end up telling them I eat a normal American diet…most of the time.

Pizza is and has been the one food item I never became intolerant to and the one that always – without fail – has made me feel better. Fish and chips is a close second.

I’ll Drink to That.  Alcohol has played a significant role in helping me recover.

The anti-inflammatory properties cannot be underestimated.

Healthy eating is eating foods that provide what you need and don’t make you sick.

And as I’ve discovered, foods touted as being healthy can be extremely harmful.

It’s far more important what you don’t do and don’t ingest than what you do.

Meaning don’t ingest something that is harmful to your system.

Finding out what the ideal diet is takes a lot of work and my own experience has shown me that following expert advice isn’t always the way.

For me, foods purported to be healthy made me incredibly sick.  Especially foods touted to be anti-inflammatory.

It means that the responsibility for what constitutes healthy eating resides with the individual.

Who else knows your body the way you do?

Bland and boring.  Healthy eating isn’t about sawdust muffins and rabbit food that leaves you hungry.

It’s about you – and what is good for you.

Note:  What is considered healthy in another culture or what’s good for another individual  isn’t necessarily going to be good for you.

I once read a wonderful article written by a Hawaiian Native about why coconut oil can be harmful to people who were not raised with it. It’s true.  I’m highly intolerant to it, along with most tropical fruits. The Sulphur among other nutrients makes me horribly ill.

Wonderful and Delicious.  Food is part of celebrating life, not punishment.

That includes healthy food.

P.S.  I do not have strong opinions about vegans and vegetarians.  People need to do what is best for them.

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Coffee, Banana, or Red Wine?

bananacoffee2cc_wide-f682009e4fcb4e6cdc8e51d18011dd58016d0183-s800-c85.jpgAt this point in the game of holistic health balance, it’s the subtle nuances that are the most challenging.

Imagine a boat in the water.  Just when things settle, a wave from a passing boat starts the rocking and in an attempt to stabilize things, you end up overcompensating which brings more water and turbulence into the boat – and into the situation.

I’ve just concluded a three-month study on the effects of various foods on my recovery from calcium toxicity.

These were foods I had had to cut out of my diet for unknown reasons.

I’ve narrowed the situation to a Sulphur/Calcium effect.

I’m still coming to understand the cause-effect but the more high Sulphur foods I ingest, the more Calcium is absorbed, the more dairy is a problem, the more symptoms I experience.

Just as spreading out electronic devices was a way to defeat the EMF “cumulative effect”, limiting the number of high Sulphur foods has helped me manage the overall healing situation while not worrying about have nothing to eat.

For awhile I was so limited in my food choices I was causing other issues.  I had barely anything at all I could eat.

At this stage, I cannot have coffee, banana, and red wine in the same day.  Since the banana is providing potassium, and coffee has a number of benefits, I decided red wine would be the food to go.

In the past six months I’ve studied the role alcohol plays in healing from autoimmune conditions.  It’s significant, though each alcohol type offers unique benefits.

As I continue to heal from the overload to my system, my chemistry changes.  I continue to adapt, learning as I go.

We really ARE What we Eat!  

It’s truly worth not just paying lip service to the effect of foods and beverages on our health.  

 

Chemical or Electrical? EMF Sensitivity Considerations…

Difference-Between-Electrochemical-Cell-and-Electrolytic-Cell-1As I sit here listening to Hi-Finesse’s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 and sipping a nice Oregon Pinot Noir, an interesting thought occurred to me.

The kind of random thought that fuels research.

While emotions have a vibrational frequency, which suggests they are electrical in origin or nature, I know the chemicals that induce them.

I know – from personal experience – what metal/minerals induce various health states and thoughts and feelings.

It brings to mind a conversation I had with a colleague who holds a PhD in chemistry.  It was at the onset of my research into EMF Sensitivity and I was deciding whether to write from a chemistry or physics angle.

Unlike physics, chemistry was not my strong suit. Ironically, that all changed upon discovering that nutritional imbalances are the root cause of autoimmune diseases including EMF Sensitivity.  Chem class anyone?

I stood on my front lawn in the East Bay, California, incredibly sick from EMF Sensitivity, even as I spoke to him on the cell phone.  He pointed out that nothing in the body happened that wasn’t chemical in nature.  I countered with the fact that the chemical messages relied on the electrical signaling network of the cells.

Thanks for your patience, wisdom and perspective, TK.

In the end I decided to go at it from the physics side for one simple reason:  I was extremely comfortable with the subject, including theoretical and  subatomic, and appreciated how the laws of physics explained how the universe works.

The various laws of physics and their associated components did more to explain what took place during my NDE than chemistry. Ironically, though many will not relate, physics did more to explain God than my Catholic upbringing.  For me, at least.**

The totality of the experience has taught me that we are electrochemical beings living in an electromagnetic world and the complexities of that present themselves in numerous ways, many of which have yet to be revealed.  But here is one of the ultimate ironies of it all.  Chemistry, and not electricity, is behind a great deal of the life-altering and often devastating symptoms associated with EMF Sensitivity.

Want proof?  Overload on calcium and watch how quickly depression sets in, along with anger and paranoia.  Oh, and we can’t forget hopelessness and despair.

EMFs of various frequencies can heighten and intensify the feelings but they don’t necessarily directly cause them.

Only 5 – 15% of the Western population is EMF Sensitive.

If you fix the chemical imbalances the ability of EMFs to induce negative states is reduced and/or eliminated.

Now consider this…where do we ingest most of our chemicals from?

I suggest you move beyond the air we breathe and even the water we drink for this exercise, though both do contribute significantly.

Let’s just say there is a hell of a lot more to EMF Sensitivity than Cellular or WiFi frequencies.

A GREAT place to start on the road to healing is to get your electrolytes balanced.  That’s an electrochemical solution at its finest.

**  I am aware of Dr. Michael Persinger’s “God Helmet” that suggests God is a brain manufactured electromagnetic phenomenon.  I counter with the perspective that God – Higher Power – etc – exists and that you can tune the brain like you tune a radio dial to pick up a frequency that is already there.

You can definitely “F” up this dial chemically, which puts it out of tune.

Too much of one mineral and not enough of another.  The minerals that have the most impact?  Electrolytes.

Dig deeper.