Q. An Apple A Day - Does it really keep the doctor away?
It’s true, an apple a day for sure helps keep the doctor away. Make that an organic, fresh apple. Living a ‘mostly’ organic lifestyle will certainly enhance your success for healthier living and less need to visit your doctor.
Nowadays we are bombarded with suggestions and subliminal marketing strategies from companies hoping to make us dive into our pocketbooks and hand out our money in exchange for a quick fix, easy ways to make us feel better.
Let's face it, there really is no quick fix and easy way. Maybe for a few hours or a few days, we might feel better but in the long run, our lifestyle, habits and our environment rule our health.
Did you know the human body is the most sophisticated biotechnological thing on the planet? It took millions and millions of years of evolution to finally reach its evolutionary peak we appreciate today.
This is a fun video made of man's evolution? click here
Where do we grow from here? Only in Consciousness can we grow.
Dr Bruce Lipton speaks of "The human body is a skin covered petri dish", And a very sophisticated one too which we use to navigate ourselves and animate ourselves with, in this 3D time, space reality.
Why do us modern humans think it is okay to override the body’s intelligence and natural impulses of what to eat, when to eat, why to eat, when to rest, when to be active etc.?
Living our fast-paced world the body needs to keep up with the demands. In many cases, if we tire it out way too much, it does not manage to keep up and it will pull the plug on us if we don't listen to its needs. It sends us signals all the time. The numbers of autoimmune diseases are on the rise, as you may know. We are creating dis-ease in our system by means of an unhealthy lifestyle and the system wears down creating inflammation, cancer, emotional ups and downs and who knows what else. Our diseases are our wakeup calls.
The body talks. We must listen.
Living a fast-paced hectic life goes against the grain of the body’s intelligence. I believe the body can adapt to a certain degree to the modern day lifestyle, however, it will draw its line and when it does, (it usually is not nice) we either have to change our ways (our habits) or jump ship.
Back to the ‘Eat An Organic Apple A Day’ will keep the doctor away is an organic truth. AARP and WebMD suggests eating apples with the skin on is super healthy for us. I agree.
My suggestions for healthier living are:
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Be well, my friend.
My goal in life is to teach and help people take better care of themselves because we are all worth it!!!
I look forward to seeing you very soon.
Brenda Malana Matthew Burger
Did you know our emotional freedom begins in our gut?
We all want to experience stable emotions all the time.
Perfecting our digestion is the gateway to our emotional freedom. Excellent digestion equals emotional freedom. Nowadays there are studies to prove there is a strong connection between our digestion and our emotions. (Molecules of Emotion by Candice Pert).
Modern science is finally catching up with what Ayurveda has been teaching us for thousands of years. Ayurveda teaches us our digestive process takes 30 days and how well we do or don’t digest is the source of disease, therefore, we have to maximize good digestion, especially living in today's toxic world. Excellent health requires excellent digestion.
Our molecules of emotion are concentrated in our brain, our respiratory tract, our gut and in our skin. These receptors for the molecules of our emotion are also responsible for our immune system, our hormone system, our psychology, our nervous system as well as our endocrine system and if we have blocked up, pent-up emotions they can and do cause disease finally proving ancient wisdom with modern science.
Therefore if we want better mood stability and increase joy we must bring our body into a state of balance. Doing so promotes more awareness and mental clarity for us to deal with life and all its stressors.
The question Ayurveda asks us is: What are we projecting onto the screen of our life? What emotional patterns are we experiencing again and again and again? We know for a fact now they are messing with our lives big time and what’s more, these negative emotions are stored in our fat! Ayurveda talks about mental Ama. Mental Ama is our stored negative emotions and they cause disease.
Surviving well in today’s modern world we really need to become good fat burners and good digesters. Problem is we have lost the ability to be good fat burners. Burning fat, means burning calm fuel, stable fuel, non-emergency fuel, sleep through the night fuel, it’s the fuel that makes us content in our skin and it’s the fuel that releases not only toxins but also our molecules of emotion.
Have you ever felt the need to cry while doing yoga or while receiving a massage? If so, most likely you were releasing old pent-up emotions from your body tissue.
Be kind to yourself give yourself a self-massage every day with either sesame oil or coconut oil. (depends on your dosha) Did you know giving our self a loving self-massage stimulates the production of a powerful hormone called oxytocin in our system? Oxytocin is also known as our happy drug. It is the hormone that underlies trust and is the antidote to depressive feelings.
Take care of yourself, become good digesters, good fat burners and give yourself a loving touch massage every day.
Try this very simple breath technique 10 times a day.
Modern day life has us all feeling like we are being chased by bears. Our cells don't know the difference. We know there are no bears chasing us, but sometimes it sure feels like it. Whether paying bills, managing relationships, paying taxes, making deadlines, raising children you name it. We have them and some of us are even crazy enough to make up bears that don’t even exist by over worrying and stressing about things we have absolutely no control over like the price of gas. I find myself worrying too about things like snow storms and traffic safety.
Do you find most times you don’t even have control over your very own mind? Does your mind drive you crazy? We are living in a world congested with environmental pollutions. Tabloids, news, social media is another kind of mind pollution. All these pollutions are having an extremely negative effect on our opportunity to experience more joy. Our job is to filter as much of it out as possible with organic food and organic news.
Do you agree with me, that the time has come for us to stop the madness and take a look at what our crazy minds have conjured up in the name of safety and what we can do to rescue ourselves from ill health down the road? Most diseases are caused by negative thinking such as anger, grievances, jealousy, getting even etc.
Ayurveda is ultimately about becoming a spiritual warrior. It says what affects you is your karma, your opportunity for transformational awareness. Our job is to become more self-aware.
I would love to teach you a very powerful yogi meditation technique for increased awareness and a calmer mind.
Doing this powerful meditation technique 10 times a day will literally transform your life starting Now. Only 30 powerful seconds, 10 times a day is all it takes to become more self-aware, breathing in the midst of chaos.
Here is what you do:
Simply breath deeply in and out 30 times then relax keep your eyes closed for another 30 seconds. Then slowly open your eyes.
Try it now.
Do you feel different? Does the room look brighter? Do you notice you have fewer thoughts now or maybe no thoughts? When the mind stops thinking, we start feeling. Breathing deeply for 30 seconds oxygenates brain (we need more oxygen) and the thinking part of the brain goes to the background and feeling part of the brain comes to the foreground carrying a little bit more awareness for us to have a better more productive day. Do it before work, shopping, home, in the car. Even while parking the car. Take this easy breathing meditation practice into your home your office, wherever you are to reset yourself and create calm in the midst of battle. Do it 10 times a day it will change your life. You can do it. It’s powerful.
Become a spiritual warrior. Take control of your mind and stop it's crazy thinking dead in its tracts. With awareness, we can take better action.