I’m fascinated with the special healing properties of various foods and with the connection between health conditions and emotions, so I thought I’d write up some quick tips to assist you or your loved ones with any of these conditions.
Please trust your own intuition as you consider these suggestions, and know there are no one-size-fits all answers. I don’t diagnose or claim to cure anything and suggest consulting a professional for customized advice. To your radiance!!
Thyroid conditions– I see these so often in women and the #1 reason I see is that it’s time for women to speak up!! Not in some aggressive, trying-to-be-like-men way, but as our authentic, vulnerable and powerful selves. Create and express your feelings!
Special healing foods: sea vegetables (good to eat daily), seafood, eggs, coconut. And for many these foods disrupt the thyroid: all soy foods and cruciferous vegetables (especially raw).
Other notes: Often thyroid problems stem from adrenal exhaustion. You can balance your adrenals with good quality sea salt like celtic or himalayan, and by managing your stress!
Heavy metal toxicity- Many of us have or have had this, especially if you’ve had mercury dental fillings, or been exposed to cigarette smoke or lots of car exhaust (both contain lead).
Special healing foods: Sea vegetables, cilantro, chlorella, spirulina, greens powder supplements, purple cabbage (lead), green beans.
Other notes: Heavy metals seem to go hand-in-hand with “heavy” emotions. For example, I personally noticed that as I was clearing out mercury I was also facing fear, and while releasing lead I also released judgement. Who knows what causes what, but it’s helpful to see and shift things from multiple angles!
Parasites- My personal belief is that these are also much more common than we realize. Especially possible if you’ve traveled to 3rd world countries, eaten raw fish, or had diarrhea or digestive issues.
Special healing foods: Pumpkin seeds, figs, coconut, food-grade lemongrass oil, raw garlic, apple cider vinegar.
Other notes: Physical parasites can be indicators that your psychic boundaries are weak. Clearing them may provoke you to take a look at who may be “feeding off” your energy in ways that don’t serve you.
Candida/ fungus/ mold- Mass addiction to sugar is culturally condoned and can lead to many problems including fungal infections. Other causes include environmental exposure to mold, for instance if you’ve ever had water leaks in your home. Some say stored grains are an epidemic source of fungus, so for prevention it’s best to store them in the fridge if you do eat them!
Special healing foods, herbs and oils: Grapefruit seed extract, coconut, raw garlic, fermented foods/ probiotics, chamomile, frankincense (rub on belly!) Avoid sugar of all types (read labels), most or all fruits especially dried fruits, bread and all refined flours. Eat food as fresh as possible, minimizing or eliminating leftovers (best to freeze them if eating them at all).
Other notes: Fungus wants to stay alive and so will cause you to crave sugar and foods that feed it! Killing it off requires fortitude and willingness to go through the discomfort of something “dying” inside you. Something is dying, but YOU are becoming stronger.
Bonus tip for every kitchen: Pre-soak whole grains overnight before cooking (or sprouting) in an acidic medium such as apple cider vinegar or lemon juice, presoak beans overnight in kombu (seaweed), and presoak nuts 6-8 hours in filtered water with salt. This will increase the nutrients available in your foods and make them more digestible!
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