Simple Aids To Digestion
Happy Friday to You!
I hope your week has been productive and that a restful weekend awaits.
I’m going to enjoy some art, rock stacking, tai-chi, my Health Mate IR sauna, and some meditation this weekend.
Simple Aids To Digestion
Digestive weakness and associated problems are as common as white bread today among people worldwide.
In my experience, the greater the quantity of white flower (and other gluten containing grains), processed sugar, pasteurized dairy and processed foods in general a population eats, the more digestive trouble they experience.
In my vlog today, I expand on six common causes of digestive troubles and give common symptoms.
A VERY COMMON CAUSE I forgot to list on my black board outline is the consumption of gluten containing grains, as well as the consumption of nuts, grains and seeds.
Nuts grains and seeds all contain phytic acid, which blocks enzyme activity in our gut, disabling the digestive process.
In my experience, most people have trouble with nuts, grains and seeds that have not been soaked to de-activate the phytic acid. I discuss this and give suggestions for optimizing nuts, grains and seeds in my book, How To Eat, Move and Be Healthy!
I finish my video lesson with five action items you can use to improve your digestion.
I hope you enjoy my video blog lesson on simple aids to digestion today.
The LOVE I Feel
(please note: the poem below could not be properly formatted due to website constrictions)
We all want to feel love
to feel loved, and
Many of us cherish the hug, the kiss, the support
but learned to fear the bark
not what we wanted on daddy’s lap!
Wise – as children are
they study the look, feel, and tone of each and all
as they are given love, or the other.
Day by day
a child sees more and more, or
less and less of one, or the other…
Soon, they can clearly see what defenses they will need
to survive encounters with you, and me.
But who is it that they see by the tender age of 23?
Is it you, or me, or is it
mommy and daddy, stained within?
I feel we all have these stains, left over from our strains and pains.
When I look into my heart
I try to find the cracks and mold, the
wounds from being belittled, when
all I wanted was a hand to hold.
From that Peaceful Loving place
I have found inside
I shine the light of my love
where fear hides.
Each time I do I find
pieces of me
a little boy, often angry.
I reach out and take his hand
I let him know we’ve reached
a far away land. Wiser now, we understand.
Through the warmth of my love
he dissolves into me, and
I feel the joy of that part of me now smiling brightly, and running free.
Each time I find a piece of me,
and Love, I feel the return of yet another dove.
So full of light
my heart in flight
I can see so many
just like me!
Wiser now I understand,
I reach out with a loving hand
to share love whenever I can.
The more I love myself
The more I see
The Power of Love
immersed within me.
I have come
to know and trust
that Love is the nature
within each and all of us.
Start today to
to lend your broken parts a hand.
Soon there will be no more quicksand.
Quickly you learn you don’t have to wait
for love to come at another date.
You can look and find the children inside …
approach with love and they will not hide.
Give each piece of you the needed love
and with each one returns another dove.
Soon your wings of love take flight
shining light into the night.
Joy rises in you naturally, for
now you know that all of that
was so this could be.
Love and chi,