Saturday, July 28, 2012
I dont know if other people read old blogs, but this summer I went back to 2008, and found something interesting...the food logs and journal showed me I had a bout of stomach problems that I forgot I had.... Well, I had to wade through a LOT of philosophizing, but it also helped me see myself with a little perspective.
So for the record, today is the day I start a parasite cleanse from Brenda Watkins company. I have used her herbs to cleanse in June 2011 after a prolonged antibiotic regimen of gut-flora-killing Clindamycin for sinus infection and surgery. It was pretty gentle and got me back to normal.
So I put this cleanse off for a long time because the one person I know who has done this cleanse warned me it was a tough cleanse. I plan to stay on half strength well past the 3 days and quit if I need to.
I am changing my diet substantially, and this cleanse is in hopes that I can ascend to higher levels of body care, from the buidling blocks up.
I still struggle with concepts of vegan, vegetarianism, and should I be one, especially after reading the primal foods book yesterday by Gedgaudas... I can personally attest that I dont handle grains well, nor does my dog...
However, I am using the Vega one supplement with pea protein and I tolerate it well (and it tastes good mixed with water). I know these are the first thoughts of a road not taken, and there are many chapters to come...
I told a vacationing doctor and dinner companion in Bonaire that I was completely confused about food and nutrition, and another gentleman at the table scoffed at me. (As if I was drunk or high). Food for him was probably easy. For me, it hasn't been. The more I read, the more confused I get. I still feel that way, but trust my body insights enough to know what is good for me...right now, its broth, fish, pineapple, tea, small qtys of yogurt and lots of probiotics and fiber supplements. I can't say vegetables help or hurt but I'll give it another month and see how things change.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
I roasted a butternut squash on the grill outside on foil and had a lovely butternut risotto with pan-seared salmon and capers.
The real treat was a small dish of squash to which I added a pat of butter and brown sugar.
I have noticed my sense of small is more keen in the last month (my house is cleaner, so my olfactory system is not on strike) and of course that makes eating so much more enjoyable.
I rushed through the dish, not savoring each bite until near the end, when I realized it's savor now or NOT.
I don't know how long this lesson will take, but I remind myself that chewing is ESSENTIAL to digestion.
There are only so many treats - don't rush them!
I noticed my stress level was a little high, that has something to do with rushing and feeding.
Stomach is still puffy, but digestion is normal for 2 weeks, and I added the cleanse and acacia fiber.
Hey, there are leftovers in the fridge! Breakfast!
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I love reading blogs about dancing. I read one about a mom making time for her girls to dance with her every day for 15 minutes. If its safe for kids, I can aspire! Tho a bit of a klutz, with practice I could be less of a danger in the kitchen.
I started a spontaneous kriya twist in the kitchen to a new kirtan disc from the library. I know I dont understand kriya right, but on a Shiva Rea video, she does a devotion to a movement to loosen what binds you. So I started my swaying yoga dance meditation and let the music flow in me.
I was twisting at the waist, my arms to the side, finding the release of tension in my back slowly feeling my shoulders let go, my neck relax, my hips and sides enjoying the stretches back and forward and WHAM! the glass tea pot flew as my hand struck it.
It was like a whack of enlightment behind me! KRASH!
Well, the teapot was empty and after I cleaned and vacuumed, I had a laugh, a relaxed mood and a very clean kitchen floor.
Who is to say that a little destruction isn't good for something?
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