I’ve not done a yoga post in a long time. Here are the yoga posts I’ve done in the past. I love yoga! This post also includes acupressure and a self-massage. I’ve been on an ongoing journey of healing the gut in a multitude of ways. Lately I discovered that gut motility was an issue […]
The bugs in our gut, good and bad, have consciousness. Good ones keep us happy and healthy. The bad ones mess with us in a multitude of ways. Many bad microbes colonize in ways that underscore and support neural pathways of trauma. As we heal our gut we heal both our minds and bodies. This is a synergistic relationship so one can work on emotional and psychological issues and heal the gut and one can also work on healing the gut and find that emotional and psychological issues also reveal themselves that way. Either way we must tend to both our emotional/spiritual selves and our physical body when dealing with profound healing and transformation. This may happen more or less consciously depending on levels of awareness. The more aware we become the deeper the transformation becomes. Simple mindfulness and paying attention to the body (meditation) allows such awareness to develop. … A lot of chronic illness is embodied trauma…
For people like me it is illness that calls us to wellness and waking up. Thank god for Dr. Google. Seriously. And to hell with those who glance side-ways at those of us who’ve learned to doctor ourselves. We commit *science* via observations of our own bodies everyday. We learn by coming up with hypothesis and […]
Nutrition and gut health Gut / intestinal health is foundational to all health including mental well-being. It’s the first thing attended to when I chose to come off psychiatric drugs. In healing my gut I needed to alter my diet. I’ve collected articles below that speak to these changes I made. Below are many posts and […]
Having this information BEFORE coming off psych drugs might actually help one heal enough to not do as much damage in that process. I don’t know this for certain but I intuit that it’s likely. Healing the gut also helps heal the psyche in general for folks who’ve not started taking psych meds. This is something I know.
Creating gut health has been critically important to my healing process and I’ve seen it be critically important to 1000s of others in both my chronic illness healing circles as well as my psych drug withdrawal circles. …
Gut / intestinal health is foundational to all health including mental well-being. It’s the first thing attended to when I chose to come off psychiatric drugs. In healing my gut I needed to alter my diet. I’ve collected articles below that speak to these changes I made.
This article I’m excerpting from below is talking about a topic in reference to that which gets labeled autism, but the subject has implications for anyone with auto-immune issues as well as many sorts of phenomena that get labeled mental illness. As holistic beings this is with some frequency part of the picture that must be addressed for total well-being.
I’ve been writing about diet and nutrition and healing the gut all with an emphasis on minimizing inflammation and how that is important for many people with psychiatric labels since the inception of this blog.
This information is not new. It’s new to the mainstream. It’s been largely dismissed as “WOO.” But now the New York Times is finally on getting on board. It’s quite interesting to see how these ideas get (tentatively) introduced at these large publications. The fact that the implications here are much larger than they touch on should be noted.
An Immune Disorder at the Root of Autism
An article in Science Daily reports on a study about bacteria being associated with irritable bowel syndrome. This is, of course, something those of us who use alternative methods of healing have known for a long time. It’s the WRONG bacteria that is problematic. Unhealthy bacteria, rather than enough of the good bacteria we need […]
The Wall St Journal covers the importance of GUT HEALTH!! A Gut Check for Many Ailments What you think is going on in your head may be caused in part by what’s happening in your gut. A growing body of research shows the gut affects bodily functions far beyond digestion. Studies have shown intriguing links […]