As stated earlier, the term qi is usually translated as energy or life force, but the meaning of the term in Chinese is much broader and encompasses aspects that are difficult to translate into Western languages. In TCM, the vital life force qi, source of all life processes in the universe, arises from the energy field between the polarities of yin and yang.
My colleague Roe Gallo, a fruitarian and natural healer, has a working theory that one should continue on a juice fast cleansing program until all excessive body fat is eliminated. She believes, as do I, that body fat is where most of the body's poisons are stored. In her book Perfect Body she presents testimonies of her clients whom she has helped heal of major illnesses, including breast cancer, through juice fasting.
A pure raw-planet diet assists the body's cleansing efforts in the most natural way by eliminating any toxicity from entering the system and by simultaneously moving toxicity through the lymph and blood and out of the body through the eliminative organs (the bowels, kidneys, skin, sinuses, and lungs). A purification of the diet enforces a self-healing and a radical whole-body rejuvenation.
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine divides the various CAM modalities into five categories (1) alternative medical systems, (2) mind-body interventions, (3) biologically-based treatments, (4) manipulative and body-based methods, and (5) energy therapies. These modalities include a wide variety of approaches, from acupuncture to nutrition to meditation to chiropractic. Energy therapies Biofield therapies, such as Qi gong, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch bioelectromagnetic therapies, which involve the unconventional use of electromagnetic fields, such as pulsed fields, magnetic fields, or alternating current or direct current fields Mind-body interventions recognize the connection between the physical body and the spiritual self, and include practices such as meditation, prayer, and music therapy. Biologically-based modalities are primarily nutrition-related and vary from special diets such as the macrobiotic diet to the inclusion of dietary supplements in the...
Peel the oranges, but maintain the white pith. Remove any stems from the figs (figs should be soft and ripe). Skin the papaya and remove all seeds. Be sure all fruits are at room temperature -putting cold refrigerated food into the body can weaken an already compromised immune system. Place all items in a blender. Add distilled water if necessary to thoroughly blend all ingredients. Drink this blend 3 times throughout the day, abstain from other foods. Oranges and papayas are alkaline fruits which provide excellent calcium and are rich in vitamin A (beta-carotene) and vitamin C (which, among other things, is an antioxidant). Flus and colds are typically caused by too much toxicity in the body, leading to a weakened immune system. These fruits help cleanse the gastro-intestinal tract of toxicity and simultaneously nourish the body. Figs are especially excellent mucus dissolvers and are ranked with an acid-binding value of 27.81(one of the highest ratings of any food) in Ragnar Berg's...
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Affirm and keep on affirming that the powerful life force is flowing through your mind, your spirit, and your body. When you use affirmations like, I HAVE a powerful life force flowing through my mind, spirit, and body, you program (or re-program) your self-image to say, Okay, I'll arrange for that. And indeed it does. Your self-image does whatever you program it to do. So why not program it according to what you really want
The practical and achievable limit of 10 mW cm2 is justified because the microwaves that are used are identical with those used in therapy. (For therapeutic effects the energy density must be well above a level of 100mW cm2.) There are numerous studies to determine damage thresholds and it has been observed that no permanent effects occur at levels below 100mW cm2. For a critical organ, the eye, it was observed that cataract formation may occur at 150mW cm2 when the microwaves are applied for more than 90 minutes. Within certain limits the body can absorb energy including microwaves and compensate for the temperature increase easily by removing excessive heat by means of blood flow. There are certain avascular structures in the body that may have a relatively poor heat exchange this is possibly true for testicles and temporary sterility has been reported after microwave exposure. The energy flow from the sun may be considered for comparison on a sunny day in summer the infrared...
With a day's worth of meals and snacks that follow MyPyramid guidelines, they can consume enough of these nutrients. For example, consuming two to three cups of milk or an equivalent supplies enough calcium, and eating more whole fruit, vegetables, and whole-grain foods helps kids eat more fiber. See Pyramid Power for Kids in this chapter.
You will always feel happiest and most spiritually fulfilled by doing what you love to do no matter what the financial rewards. And you are in control of determining your financial rewards by answering the question How can I do what I love to do and create financial abundance while doing it The best, most fun, and most exciting way to attract financial abundance is to find out what you really enjoy doing in life, the thing you have always loved doing, the thing you always wanted to spend all your time on, and then leverage your mind to figure out how to attract money while doing it. Make your favorite hobby your livelihood. When you are greatly enjoying what you are doing, people will be glad to invest their money with you Turn what you have in your heart into something thousands, even millions, of people can enjoy and you may use your rewards to live an abundant life spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, and financially. Remember wherever your heart is, there you will find...
Olives have the greatest propensity of any fruit to dissolve toxic mucus in the system (in fact, they are three times more powerful than oranges in that respect). In Arnold Ehret's classic book, Mucusless Diet Healing System, he reprints Ragnar Berg's Table which organizes different foods by their acid-binding or acid-forming potential. The higher the food's acid-binding potential, the greater its ability to dissolve mucus and cooked-food residues in the body. The olive, it turns out, is the highest mucus dissolver of any fruit. It rates with a value of 30.56 with figs following behind at 27.81, no other fruit in the chart ranks above 20.00. to give you an idea of how high these values are, the orange, an excellent mucus-dissolver, ranks at 9.61.
The inability to gain weight when eating raw plant foods may be caused by cooked-food transgressions. Eating cooked starch (bread, cookies, pasta, rice, etc.) actually promotes weight loss when one is significantly purified and has been eating 95 raw food for more than 6 months. When the body is at that level of purification, digesting cooked starch drains living water and vital energy, leaving one sallow.
The beginnings of Chinese dietetics can be traced back to the Zhou Dynasty (1100-700 BC). At the time, four groups of healers were responsible for providing medical care Dieticians were the most significant of these healers. Their task was primarily the prevention of disease in their patients, along with therapeutic use of diet for acute and chronic diseases. The root of the term diet reveals an interesting connection between the original Western perception of the term and the Asian concept. Diet is derived from the Greek term diaita, meaning life care, lifestyle, or way of life. Lifestyle highlights an aspect that resembles Tao, the connection of humans and nature. With its emphasis on prevention, dietary therapy in TCM enabled dieticians to be solely responsible for the health care of entire families of dignitaries. Health was achieved through diet. Prevention, the avoidance of diseases, plays an important role in all TCM therapies. The value placed on prevention is illustrated by...
Johnny Lovewisdom taught me the spiritual value of avoiding fats for a selected period of time with his Vitarian Diet. Dr. Lovewisdom himself attempted to completely eliminate fats from his diet by swearing off all avocados, nuts, and seeds (see his book Spiritualizing Dietetics Vitarianism). He eventually ended up including goat's milk (pure fat) in his diet (see Viktoras Kulvinskas' book Life In The 21st Century) - which justifies the conclusion that fats are essential. We have already seen the value of a momentary period of a fatless diet for detoxification. When you strip away all the internal insulation created by fats, after all improper foods have been removed, then you tune directly into the cosmic spiritual energy which pervades all things. This is the Vitarian Diet, which contains few fats, and only fruits and vegetables of a high-water content.
Richard Dunkerly, an evangelical Christian, teacher, and writer states Of all people, Christians should not be the destroyers. We should be the healers and reconcilers. We must show NOW how it will be THEN in the Peaceable Kingdom of Isaiah 11 6 where 'the wolf shall lie down with the lamb and a little child shall lead them.' We can begin now within our homes and churches by teaching our children respect and love for all of God's creation by teaching them. 39
A raw-foodist I was speaking with on the phone one day relayed a very important point seaweeds and sea vegetables of all kinds have never been cultivated. They are still in their wild unaltered form They fit within the raw plant-food category, and are high in trace minerals. This is an important factor in a world where many are suffering from endemic mineral deficiencies brought about by consuming medicines, pills, and cooked foods which drain the vital energy.
Roe Gallo, a fruitarian and natural healer, fasts the chronically ill on citrus juice until they are ready to transition onto a raw-food or fruit diet. She describes her experiences in her book Perfect Body. Roe has helped heal people of many types of illnesses, including cancer, by following this simple fasting procedure.
Quackery is a type of health fraud that promotes products and services that have questionable and unproven scientific bases. Quackery is short for quacksalver, which is derived from two Middle Dutch terms that mean healing with unguents. However, quacken means to boast, so a kwakzalver might be a healer who boasts about his power or products.
A quote by a famous fourteenth-century physician describes the role of Chinese nutrition within Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Doctors first have to find the cause for an illness and determine which disharmony prevails. To balance this disharmony, the first and foremost measure is appropriate diet. It is not until this measure bears no results that one should use medicines. Chinese nutritional therapy is closely related to acupuncture and medicinal plant medicine and follows the same diagnostic principles. It focuses on the qualitative effects of foods on the body. The term qi, which has many meanings in Chinese, including life force or life energy, is of vital significance in this context. Health is an expression of balanced qi disease occurs when qi is unbalanced. The body extracts and absorbs qi from food. Foods, therefore, are mild therapeutic agents that help the body stay balanced, or bring it back into balance. Food classification follows the same criteria used for Chinese...
Cooked, densified non-starchy vegetables slow down the absorption of sugar into the blood stream like fats do. I think Arnold Ehret took advantage of this with his low-fat Mucusless Diet Healing System. His system of eating raw fruits and non-starchy vegetables cooked or raw with almost no fats is excellent for detoxification, but deficient in fat in the long term.
Going in reverse from digestion, the body breaks down complex carbohydrates into simple carbohydrates and ultimately blood sugar (glucose) which can go onto be used for many different functions, such as the production of ATP (the body's universal energy molecule). Depending on the carbohydrate and other factors, different carbohydrates will have different effects on blood sugar in particular how fast blood sugar rises and falls (Gin, H., 2000).
Have you ever wondered why an electron spinning around an atom nucleus does not rune out of energy How does it operate in perpetual motion The answer coming from the foremost progressive scientific minds is that the electron continually dips into the well of infinite energy and potential called the ether. The ether is the cosmic force which provides life-force to all living things through the superconduction of mono-atomic elements inside living cells.
There is a poetry, a powerful truth, in simple facts. The simpler things are, the easier it is to live. Forager gatherers were the original affluent society on Earth. The best things in life are free, for life depends on simplicity. The worst things in life are paid for with wasted life-force energy, for death depends on complexity.
Two main categories of vegetarian diets can be distinguished. Neither meat, fish, nor poultry are consumed in these categories. The most lenient of the two is the lacto-ovo-vegetarian (LOV) diet, which allows for milk, dairy, and egg consumption. Lactovegetarians (LV), on the other hand, consume milk and dairy products, but do not eat eggs. The pure or strict vegetarian diet, usually referred to as the vegan diet, contains no food derived from animals. Often, the macrobiotic diet is ascribed to the vegan category of diets. However, followers of this largely spiritually based regimen may occasionally use some lean fish and meat. Typical macrobiotic dietary items such as unpolished rice and other whole grain cereals, seaweeds, soya products, and miso soup are eaten regularly, whereas fresh fruit and salads are avoided or used sparsely. This explanation is important because, in the last three decades, the numerous published studies examining the growth and development of vegetarian...
Meditation returns one to the center point. I once spoke with a gentleman who had met and spoken in depth with Fred Hirsch, the publisher of Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System. This gentlemen described that Arnold Ehret's largely fruit diet was also accompanied by deep meditation, but this was purposely left out of the book, because meditation did not fit the western paradigm of mainstream thought. Meditation is greatly beneficial in centering the mind and body and facilitates the fulfillment of the fruit diet.
Chemical analysis of bee pollen shows that it is composed of a mixture of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients. Although bee pollen does not appear to induce any specific physiologic effect, its theoretical ergogenic effect may be based on the roles that vitamins and minerals are thought to have in exercise metabolism. To test this, highly trained runners were studied and no significant effect on the rate of recovery, as measured by performance in repeated maximal treadmill runs to exhaustion with set recovery periods, could be found (205). Additional well controlled studies have reported no effects on maximal oxygen consumption or other physiological responses to exercise, or on endurance performance (36, 179). Individuals who are allergic to bee pollen may experience an anaphylactic reaction leading to severe health risks (54). These data clearly do not support any good reason to use bee pollen preparations for reasons of improved performance or energy enhancement.
My personal feeling is that occasionally overeating raw plant foods is okay You still get the results and the spiritual connection. A gorilla might eat 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of fruits and vegetables a day Considering that a gorilla weighs 3 times as much as the average person, we may deduce that eating 1 3 of a gorillas fare would not be overeating. 1 3 of 60 pounds is 20 pounds of fruits and vegetables Nobody can eat 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of raw foods and vegetables every single day.
Natural healers know that snake bites are dangerous, not only because of the venom, but also due to the fermentation they cause in the tissues. Ice on a snake bite will halt fermentation (and also decrease circulation to slow the spread of the venom). To stop digestive fermentation, place a cool object or ice-pack on the diaphragm, or get into cold water. Sucking on ice cubes for 15 minutes may also be helpful.
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