Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Nutrition & Healing

As I've been struggling to remain alive, every day it becomes more apparent how important nutrition is to our health. Fucking shut up, right? Duh. But I mean, REALLY think about it. Really be mindful about what you are putting into your body.
My life has progressed from bad to worse, with neuropathic icicle-stabbing pain into the giant spreading numbness on my left thigh, the constant tremors in my hands and body, constant vomiting and muscle wasting of delightful Gastro Parisis. The actual things I can "eat" as in chew are only a few cherries, a couple of frozen blueberries, maybe a cracker or two and a bite of soft cheese. Everything else is vitamins, supplements, pills and Ensure.
Needless to say, I could be doing better. Sorry to get all earthy on you like this, but I've found Chakra meditations really assist. THIS is a kick-ass website that has nothing to do with religion whatsoever, just offering guided meditation as a way for us to harness what's already there inside. I've been practicing meditation for a while now, and on days when I've really focused quite well and been able to calmly meditate, I can harness my body's energy enough to not vomit! Sounds disgusting and like "oh wow, good job, loser" but for someone that's been barfing a few times a day for the past 7 or whatever months, this is a huge accomplishment. I was so excited I had to burst out and tell my husband and he was like "YEAH--YOU ROCK!"
Now, meditation has been known for thousands of years to promote healing. But there is numerous research now to justify making it a part of your daily life, as important as feeding yourself nutritious and delicious foods. As important as taking Bromelain to help reduce swelling after surgery, so is it important to assist your body to heal through meditation. Meditation is not unique to only one culture or religion. You don't have to renounce your deities to meditate. Meditation has been around in both Christian and Jewish practices for a very long time, but had trickled out of popularity during the 1500s.

So that's my bit on healing, and because i have such shit nutrition but don't want ot die, here's what I most sincerely recommend to anyone of any health stage:

This shit may look like nasty green powder, but I get the Acai & Mango-flavoured shit, mix with with a bit of oj and it's fucking delicious and super damn good for you. Okay--so I just spilt it all over my bed--green sweet powder everywhere. Ugh.

I wish I had this in capsules, because swallowing it is nearly impossible like gagging down whole fish--but of course unrefined omega fatty acids are beyond awesome for your body. From the website "for people who want one product that gives them all of the good fats they need, without any of the bad fats they should avoid. Every cell, tissue, gland and organ is dependent upon the presence of essential fatty acids. They are the main structural component of cell membranes and are necessary for cell growth and division."
(Wouldn't that be mitosis, then? I remember learning that in 4th grade, mitotis is the process of cell division, although the definition is swaying and changing throughout the years.) 
This lastly is some seriously delicious shit. It actually DOES taste like lemon meringue, and all you need is a swallow every day to get your Omega 3s. Damn good stuff.

Much more, but I have some research to do <3