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We are What we Absorb, Metabolize, Feel & Think & None of them!
It should be obvious to any thinking person that what we eat, or more accurately, what we absorb and metabolize, in some real ways, we become. Very concretely, our cells are fed by what nutrition we assimilate and can act with vitality as a result, or not. Our body’s chi is affected by the chi that is in the food, its life-force, and this is what feeds our life-force. If we eat high-vibration food, so our body, if not immediately, will gradually come to resonate with it. Simply, the more alive food we eat, the more alive we become.
Now we can enhance or detract from quality, super-food through the other major aspect of our self-definition: our thoughts and emotions. When we embrace and affirm thoughts and feelings which bring us deeper into love and compassion, it is my contention that our somatic digestion and cellular respiration is made more efficient and improved. When we allow ourselves to wallow in negative, angry or fear-based feelings and thoughts, our hormones become adversely affected and digestion and elimination are thrown off.
You could say that there is a bio-chemical and bio-hormonal profile for every thought and certainly every emotion, which is essential a bundle of specially-charged thoughts. How do we want to “profile” ourselves is a good question to ask of a person practicing living a conscious life.
We live in a world of processed foods, fast foods, fake foods, genetically-modified foods, stored, siloed and frozen foods, machine-made and completely tampered with substances we call food. The food Nature provided us of fruits, nuts, berries and vegetables are only rarely still in their pristine, life-giving state. While advances have been made in many areas of life, this is one in which technology is confusing our cells, not aiding. Our cells no longer recognize much of the substances on store shelves as food and the result is different forms of obesity, diabetes and degeneration. We need help!!
This week’s shows, both on TV and radio, bring out different aspects of these themes. What power do we have over our bodies, how do we control, as well as flow with our body of chi, and how do we eat in a way that will enhance our health, longevity and high-level brain function. Our distinguished guests are experts in these areas and there’s a lot to learn from them.
So our physical vessel is recycling the plants and animals from the soil and ‘becoming’ them, so I do hope for us all that they are ‘becoming’…because we want to be operating a well-oiled, well-fed system. So on this material plane, we do become what we consume. But this also goes for our absorbing all sensory data whatever it may be. Gurdjieff refers to impressions as food. So we therefore want to be quite mindful of what impressions we ‘eat’ as much as the physical food we ingest.
There is another level on which there is the ongoing exchange of chi between the so-called environment and ‘ourselves’ and there is this sense of separation. There is also a level on which we are none of the above and all of the above at the same time. This is another level of consciousness altogether that is that perhaps best referenced as the soul, bearing witness and in some profound way, assigning meaning to the whole inhale-exhale phenomenon. Short of that, being mindful of what we take in, physically and psycho-emotionally, could lead to our living long, healthy and optimally-healthy lives.
Who Leads the Way Toward Physical Wellness?
There are many health professionals who are now doing research into the causes of illness and the causes of health. The picture is so not what we’ve been led to believe over the past 150 years, except when it comes to listening to the teachings of the natural hygienists such as Arnold Ehret, Norman Walker and the other great giants, or the students of Samuel Hahnemann and the study of homeopathy. Allopathic, known commonly as ‘western’ medicine, while having made extraordinary strides in emergency medicine, plastic surgery and the like, remains governed by big money interests instead of science and the Hippocratic Oath. As a result, one is a significant risk relying solely on it for more serious, degenerative illnesses.
Dr. Barnard asks the question: Do multivitamins increase Alzheimer’s disease risk? Can sweet potatoes improve mental clarity? Power Foods for the Brain, a new book by noted nutrition researcher and New York Times best-selling author Neal Barnard, M.D., reveals how simple diet changes can shield the brain from memory loss, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.
Power Foods for the Brain presents the latest and most compelling research on nutrition’s surprising effects on the brain. Dr. Barnard also lays out his simple three-step plan to protect the mind and strengthen the memory: Put power foods to work, strengthen your brain, and defeat memory threats.
“Every minute, our brain cells are bathing in the nutrients—or toxins—we take in through food,” says Dr. Barnard. “Just as we put money in a retirement account to ensure a secure future, we can put foods on our plates today to help keep the brain in high gear well into the future.”
Research overwhelmingly shows that “bad fats”—such as the saturated fat found in red meat and butter—greatly increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and reduce brain functioning in the short term. But conclusive evidence demonstrates that eating foods rich in vitamin E—such as almonds and sunflower seeds—may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 70 percent.
Power Foods for the Brain identifies these and the dozens of other brain-trigger foods that are consumed on a daily basis and offers tips and insights on how to build back up brain health.
Book details: Power Foods for the Brain gathers the most important research to deliver an effective three-step program for boosting brain health. The book includes 75 power-food recipes developed by chefs Christine Waltermyer and Jason Wyrick. The all-inclusive program includes sample mental stimulation exercises, guides to choosing aluminum-free foods and medicines, and a guide to physical exercise. Publication date is Feb. 19, 2013.
Dr. Patricia Bragg has been an advocate of and researcher in healthy foods and regimens for her entire adult life to the extent that “Bragg” has virtually become a household name, well, households that have the value of health. We’re up for a dynamic tri-alogue on this Wednesday’s show which will help to clarify myths that conventional media never fully grapple with due to their commercial interests.
WBAI FM, Pacifica Radio, 99.5 has been a lone, progressive voice on the FM band for some 52-53 years. It has been the home of Gary Null’s Natural Living at noon Monday through Friday for around 30+ years. Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now was birthed at WBAI. They have an archive that is one of the greatest in the country, of speeches by Martin Luther King, other Civil Rights leaders, Alan Watts the brilliant teacher, American historian, the well-loved Howard Zinn, they have shows every week which reveal so much truth which comes from “following the money trail”, yet they don’t take any money from corporate sponsors.
WBAI has been a pioneer and leader in promoting The People’s Radio, and they need our help. They have not been good in balancing their finances, it is my understanding that that is currently rapidly changing, and the transmitter must be paid for immediately or forever hold our peace: the station on the FM band really will cease to exist.
If you go to www.wbai.org, you can learn how to make a donation instantly. They literally have until the end of March, that is Easter Sunday, to have raised $500,000. I believe that they are very, very close, but this last push is so very important.
I have been on WBAI many times as guest and co-producer/co-host, with older producers such as Danah Geffen, John Harris, as well as Gary Null, Dr. Kamau Kokayi and Kathy Davis of those I can recall, and A Better World and I have been friends with, aligned with, and promoters of WBAI for decades, making donations, offering premiums, helping with fund-raising on the air and in the back room.
It would be like the progressive-thinking community losing a vital organ if WBAI was no longer here, so to whatever extent you can, do make a donation, and, well, immediately!
|If you want to save the planet, it pays to care about the budget.That’s the message you helped send to Congress in the last two weeks. Together, more than 100,000 of us have signed, emailed and called on our elected leaders to end the Billion Dollar Big Oil Bonanza.And it has made a huge difference. Check out the video report-back we put together from our visit to D.C., and share it with your friends and family online. Then, chip in $5 to help us keep fighting, because this campaign is far from over.The good news is that we’ve already got the people, technology and know-how to meet all our energy needs without causing any pollution. But the government — our government — is standing in the way. And the fastest way to change the government’s priorities is to change the way it spends your money.Together, we’ve put this issue on the agenda and rallied over 100 members of the House and Senate to support it. But in Washington D.C. right now, having a majority is only part of the battle. Congress is so hopelessly stuck in partisan gridlock, they can’t agree on anything. And a handful of pro-oil Senators are using that dysfunction to block all progress on ending oil subsidies in the budget.Thanks to you, we’ve broken through — as evidenced by the strong support and a new call from the International Monetary Fund today for big governments like ours to stop investing in dirty energy.*But it will take a lot more work before this fight is over, so here’s how you can help:
Together, we’ve made amazing progress in the last few weeks. But there’s more to do. Thanks for taking action on behalf of the environment.
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