I was on elimination diets for a long time and needed to be in order to quiet down the chaos in my body. I now know more than when I started and hope that the general method of learning to listen is helpful to others since I know the details will be different for everyone. Recently I went through a stint of eating lots of gluten and cheese as I add many different foods I avoided for many years back into my diet. I jokingly call it "retoxification." ...
herbalism/dietary tip: learning to listen to the body
Learning about how to listen to the body takes time. Small things we can start paying attention to help. *** It's best when we can taste our medicine which is one fundamentally critical difference from pharma. Herbs and food have taste that prepare the body for what is coming. And as we pay attention over... Continue Reading →
The hungry ghosts know. Listen.
Somatic mysticism, diet and returning to my ancestry.... I like using “somatic mysticism” to explain my experience because I feel everything deeply in my body. I can feel my cells doing their work quite often and I feel all manner of metabolic movement and I feel far more than I can even begin to really... Continue Reading →
Cucina Naturale | Simple organic whole food
Healing is a dynamic flow of constant change. I always have a lot of fun experimenting in the kitchen in order to meet those changes...
Homemade ghee (clarified butter) #Foodie Friday
It's been a long time since I did a food post. I suppose some of you don't know that I do that sometimes. There is a collection here on Beyond Meds. I also have a food blog that I've not posted on in a long time that has a lot more variation because I was doing it while my diet kept changing and changing as I learned what my body needed at any given time. ...
Food as medicine. Food sensitivities, too.
Food and diet has been critically important to my healing journey. Sensitivities are profound teachers that humble me again and again and teach me all manner of things about the nature of being human. I am finding more and more people who understand them in this way. What we are finding is that there is some spiritual significance in the very real (and sometimes potentially deadly) physical, biological and physiological reactions that so many people on the planet are experiencing with foods that used to be safe to eat. Of course there is also environmental significance to the phenomena. ...
The politics of food, nutrition, vegan, paleo, etc. etc.
I mindfully use diet and food and herbs to heal my body/mind/spirit. Natural healing depends on it, but the information out there is sometimes very difficult to navigate. … [click on title to read and view more]
Multi-colored beets with cilantro and hemp seed pesto #foodie friday
Fresh cut beets look like candy! Roast them with garlic and onion too. Topped with cilantro and hemp seed pesto. … [click on title to read and view more]
The middle way to eating (intuitive eating) #foodie friday
I've not read the below book, but I like the way it's talking about food, because although I've needed to change my diet in all sorts of radical ways during this healing process I find myself in, I actually do have a practice around food that looks much like what this quote from this book speaks to. I am actually quite flexible within the restrictions I have no choice but to impose while my body heals. I am not generally afraid of food and I routinely introduce new foods as I heal. It's been an amazing and lovely learning journey in so many ways. When people have very real food intolerances finding one's way back to moderation and flexibility can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. One thing I've needed to do is not care what others think. I have some very real intolerances and there really are foods I cannot eat for the time being. That is okay. It is real. We can still find what flexibility means for us even if that is the case with some foods for us. … [click on title to read and view more]
Salmon on a bed of parsley, garlic, burdock root and artichoke hearts #foodie friday
I don't tolerate fish oil in supplement form, nor any other Omega 3 supplement so I was thrilled to learn I do okay with flash frozen (right upon catch) salmon...(histamine intolerance has its challenges) and Omega 3 fatty acids are very important to heal the iatrogenically injured brain -- anyway...this was breakfast a few days ago: Piece of salmon on top of a bed of burdock root, garlic, parsley & artichoke hearts. … [click on title for the rest of the post]
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