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DONNA GATES THE BODY ECOLOGY DIET: DON’T SHOOT THE MESSENGER

BODY ECOLOGY DIET

Recently, while doing a search on Donna Gates the first thing that surfaced was: Donna Gates Plastic Surgery. Curious, I read what the bloggers had to say. I then  looked at a video of Donna Gates speaking on her  Body Ecology website.  Yes, I could see that her face looks like many faces seen in the media today: plumped up, frozen-mask like. It was a little disturbing. This possible tweaking would probably not be such an issue if it were not for two things: 1) If Donna Gates did not use her age and appearance as a selling point for her program. 2) That more people had better things to do on the internet.

Check out The Body Ecology Diet. [link here]. Excellent information and program.

RESISTANCE TO CHANGE IS EPIDEMIC

Don’t kill the message because of the messenger. Donna Gates is a human being. She is  prone  toward every emotion that make us all works in progress. The Body Ecology Diet asks those who read about it, and ultimately join its ranks, to eat and live in a disciplined way. For some this decision brings great returns. Much more than what they are asked to relinquish. Donna Gates is an easy target for those who do not want to look at some hard facts about food addictions. Those truths are what many need to accept in order to achieve long term, drug free digestive wellness [aka health]. It all starts in the gut, baby.

FACIAL AND BODY DYSMORPHIA

What I find most disturbing is the faces we are seeing today that have been needled, lifted and pulled to look like a new race of aliens. This is a whole other subject. I don’t think that Donna Gates valuable information should be discounted because of possible “work” she had  done. Consumers need  to stop looking for “gurus” to follow and then tear down. Gurus are mere mortals. They can not match the standards that they are selling 24/7.  Again, the problem is when the guru specifically sells themselves as a role model. Falling off a pedestal that you put yourself on could really hurt

IN SUMMARY

Donna Gates has never said, to my knowledge, that her program is the fountain of youth. Nor that she is against botox or cosmetic surgery. Sorry to the fault finders. Not really. Ha!

GUILTY PLEASURE

Watch some Louis CK  and laugh. [link here]. Laughing is good for the soul and face. It is also cheap. Laugh at yourself, it’s free!

As a postscript 6/2014: In January of 2013 I found The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. I highly suggest reading her books and looking at her many videos online. The UHP has been a game changer for me in terms of healing my gut, healing my constipation, and learning about how to heal with Sodium Bentonite Clay. There is more to it than that. Check it out. Not a quick fix. It has changed my life.

I still recommend The Body Ecology Diet as a book to read. It can only enhance your knowledge and may be the right program for you.

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A COMPLAINT FREE WORLD: HOW TO STOP BITCHING

INGRAINED BEHAVIOR SEEMS TO BE CHANGED ONE BRAIN CELL AT A TIME

Several years ago Will Bowen [link here] wrote a book about the addiction of  complaining. In the book he outlines his  process to consciously refrain from and relinquish the behavior. The name of the book is A Complaint Free World [link here]. I bought this book and came up with many reasons why I would not, or as I said back then, could not stop complaining. How could I express my feelings! This book is some religious control freaks idea of creating zombies who just do as they are told.  Another plot by the religious right, etcetera.

I don’t like to be told what to do, but in my gut I knew complaining was a drain. A very common way to connect with other people. I did not want to let go of this addiction. Another thing to complain about!

WHAT IS COMPLAINING?

Incessantly looking, thinking and talking about what is wrong without seeking resolution is one definition. I am in the beginning stages of reassessing my own complaining, judging and criticizing. It is a very cloudy subject for me because I grew up with a great deal of complaining. It got masked as something I am not able to clearly define. There is a feeling attached to my complaining. It leaves me with a nagging kind of low grade anxiety. I know it colors how I see everything. It is a sad way of experiencing the world. It is similar to a low grade virus. It is easy to identify in others, and  easier to be blind to in ourselves.

MEDIA OF ALL KINDS THRIVE ON COMPLAINING

I am beginning to realize that most discourse is based on some kind of complaining. One example is the huge boon of ratings for reality TV. TMZ, E Channel, Extra, the tabloids, Perez Hilton, twitter. It is f’ing endless. Most of us are tuned into all of this which fuzzes up our brains and reinforces this very negative behavior. Hence. the clownish Presidential Debates and the pundits that analyze and condone what my father would call “belly aching” [aka complaining]. The evening news, Meet The Press, cable tv are perfect examples of the glorification of complaining. We are swimming in it. Printed word, radio and internet are as guilty.

EXPLAINING MY COMPLAINING

Both sides of my family complained and criticized each other to the point of elevating to an art form. They each had different techniques. One was less verbal than the other. Crazy. Anyway, I am coming to recognize that even though my life has taken a different path than my relatives, I was always able to connect with them by  talking about what was wrong with things. Stopping complaining, observing my complaining, laughing at my complaining is causing me to connect with people from my heart and not from my complaining mind. Wow, this is a real opportunity to change something so deep and old. I am not sure when I am even doing it. Yikes!

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPLAINING AND HAVING A DISCUSSION?

Aside from the blatantly obvious, I am not really sure. One thing I can say, is that it is easy to justify anything with the mind.  It may take a long while, but I am sure this journey of observing my complaining will be one that I will be on for a very, very long time. Laughter is the only friend I’ve got to get me through it all, especially since I don’t drink or smoke weed. If I don’t stop the complaining I may need to take up both.

HUMOR , COMPLAINING AND MEDITATION?

I definitely think that comic humor should be the one place where complaining remains untouched. More proof of what we take seriously should be laughed at and about. What we think about needs to be observed. I think some call that meditation. : )

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A LOUISE HAY AFFIRMATION PRAYER

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN

I discovered this affirmation prayer in the book, You Can Heal Your Life [ Louise Hay / Hay House Publications] more than twenty years ago. These words hold so much heartfelt beauty, and are one way to start and end the day.

I AM AN OPEN CHANNEL FOR DIVINE IDEAS TO FLOW THROUGH ME, AND THE CREATIVITY OF THE UNIVERSE NOW EXPRESSES ITSELF THROUGH ME. THAT WHICH I NEED TO KNOW IS REVEALED TO ME, AND WHATEVER I NEED COMES TO ME. I AM DIVINELY PROTECTED AND GUIDED, AND MY WAY IS MADE SMOOTH AND EASY.

I RELEASE ALL NEED FOR ANGER AND RESENTMENT AND BLAME. I TRULY FORGIVE ALL THOSE THAT NEED FORGIVING, AND I FORGIVE MYSELF. I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS DAY WITH LOVE, PEACE, JOY AND ANTICIPATION OF ABUNDANT GOOD IN EVERY AREA. I NOW ACCEPT MYSELF EXACTLY AS I AM. I APPROVE OF MYSELF. I APPROVE OF MYSELF. I AM WORTH LOVING. I AM WILLING TO CHANGE AND BEGIN A NEW WAY OF LIVING AND EXPERIENCING LIFE.

For more information about Hay House Publications [link here].

Louise Hay Morning and Evening Meditations,  poetic and down to earth, are  available on CD. They include the prayer above and some effective inner child visualization work. Insightful for newbies to practioners. We can all learn from this pioneer who started Hay House at age 60.

Thank you Louise Hay, an amazing trail blazer in the field of self healing. You have helped change my life and that of many other people.

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-HEEL HOMEOPATHIC DETOX KIT [TM]

CELLULAR DETOXING WITH HOMEOPATHY

-Heel, a manufacturer and distributor of Homeopathic supplements, has a product that I have used with great success for detoxification. I can vouch for the depth of the detox. In my experience, the cleanse is as deep as we can allow it to work. That is not always a conscious decision.

Homeopathy is a very elegant and specific kind of  treatment.  Since I am not a Homeopath, I can only report my experience and leave the rest up to the reader following their own research and intuition.

The Detox Kit comes with three bottle that contain Homeopathic solutions. These eliminate toxins and stimulate the cleansing process in the Lymph System, Kidney and Gallbladder, Gastrointestinal and Liver. A small pamphlet comes in the box that answers many frequently asked questions. There is a phone number and website for the company provided in the kit pamphlet.

HOW ARE THESE HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES TAKEN?

Instructions are in the above mentioned pamphlet. The remedies are easily consumed in distilled or purified  water throughout the day. I was advised by a Homeopath to take each remedy separately over a period of 9 weeks. Taking a break, in between remedies was advised if I felt I needed to do that. I started with the Nox Vomica Homoccord [TM]. The next one I took was Berberis-Homoccord [TM], leaving the Lymphomyosot [TM] for last.

SYMPTOMS, ANYONE?

My experience is that the remedies communicate on a very specific level to create change. The symptoms can be strong, especially if the person taking them is suffering from a highly acidic blood condition. What does that mean? Headaches, gas, skin dryness or rashes, indigestion, some form of insomnia, etcetera, are all symptoms of an overly acidic body chemistry. The pamphlet in the Detox Kit gives an overview of what symptoms may occur, etcetera. More greens and less processed foods, meat, coffee and alcohol, along with more sleep, will help create a more alkaline / acid PH balance within the body fluids.

SOME ASSISTANCE

-Heel Detox Kit has been a great adjunct to  the other things I do and  I am grateful for it being recommended to me. If you are interested in Homeopathic care I can suggest Peter Cronin [Homeopathic Practitioner] for in person and over the phone consultations. He can be reached at 212-426-5059.

-Heel Products [link here} These products can be purchased in many Health Food Stores and easily found online. The Detox Kit is not presently on the -Heel website, but I did call the company and they are sill producing it.

For more information on how to absorb acidity and create a healthier digestive system on a daily basis check out Unique Healing Donna Pessin. I can personally vouch for her program. [click here]. 70+ videos on youtube, two books and a website are worth your time.

I am not sure how, or if,  these two programs would work together, but it may be worth investigating.

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RAW FOOD DIET: “CHILLING EFFECTS”

MAKING DECISIONS: FEAR vs INTUITION

When truly informed, there is really no reason to be tied to eating only raw foods,unless this is something that you really want to do.  Often when people find themselves craving cooked foods in the Fall and Winter seasons. they need to honor their intuition. If digestion is not that strong, eating raw food is not going to repair the deep seated cause. Doing some real soul searching, EFT [Emotional Freedom Technique], meditation about what to eat can help make a decision from a more centered place.

Just think about it: Why do so many long term raw vegan food eaters  live in warm climates?  [I know there are some who do not. Dr. Fred Bisci is one of them]. Besides the climate being friendly year round for growing vegetation. One major answer is that it is not easy to live in a place where there are cold winters, snow, etcetera if the diet being consumed is entirely to mostly raw foods. This is especially true for those who are eating a raw food diet because they have digestive weakness Blending foods to make them easier to digest is one aspect of the raw food diet that is helpful for many.

NO YOU [DI’IN’T]!

About ten or more years ago, David Wolfe [link here], and his co-authors [Nature’s First Law] wrote that “Cooked food is poison”. They did this with a straight face. Since that time, David Wolfe has matured and delivers valuable information with many diverse Health Practitioners. Many of these people do not advocate a raw food diet. One of them  is Donna Gates [link here]. She is the author of the Body Ecology Diet.

Donna Pessin The Unique Healing Program is the person, I have found, to compile the most comprehensive digestive and complete systemic healing program available. More at the end of this post.

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF

Does eating cold, raw foods 100% of the time feel too chilling for my system during the fall and winter seasons? Am I feeling as though I am a failure if I am not complying with a raw food regime? Is this raw food diet creating  social  isolation for me? Is it logistically practical to comply with 24/7? Am I making choices from a place of fear or centered intuition?

How we feel when we eat is really more important than what we are eating. It is not always possible to have the best quality food. It may not always be organic, locally grown, non GMO. This is a reality for many. Do the best we can and enjoy what is eaten in a grateful and relaxed way.

In the end it is never entirely about food. The same with money or any other substance. I have heard it said that money is  paper with a specific feeling attached to it. Whatever the substance is, it is important not to give our power away to our irrational fears.

As Ramatha [JZ Knight ] says in the film What the Bleep [link here], ” The body maybe the kingdom, but the mind is the king”.  I want to add to that one thing: what we ingest and how it is assimilated creates the quality of our blood. That blood flows into, and nurtures all our organs. This includes, and effects most especially, our brain.

To be consistently conscious about what is eaten is challenging. To be conscious about what comes out of my mouth is, hands down, the most difficult and rewarding decision I make. To be consciously aware is a moment to moment commitment. Workin’ on it.

As a postscript 11/2013: Check out Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin. I do believe this is, to my best knowledge, the most comprehensive gut healing programs available. 70+ videos on youtube, 2 books and a website to help you out. I am presently on this program and it has been worth my time and effort.

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K1 NOBLEREX PLATINUM REVIEW

GET FIT FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The K1 Noblerex [link here] has proved to be a worthwhile investment. This vibrational based apparatus has a toning and invigorating effect on the body. It engages all muscle groups. The stimulation reaches the cells of the body and really gets blood flowing.

WHY I BOUGHT IT

I have an injury. It developed over many years. I am presently not able to do  high impact exercise. The injury is in my hip. I have found that the K1 provides a way for me to bring more blood flow to the hip, knee and ankle joints.

My husband, who is not injured, runs and uses the K1 to improve circulation. He feels it enhances his running. If you feel what it does, I think that pairing will make sense.

RESULTS

Ten minutes a day is the time recommended by the company. Depending on your health you can use it longer. Do it in increments.

I have personally seen a toning effect on my arms and legs. It is fun and easy machine to use that can be utilized by people of all ages in many different ways. If you contact the company directly ask them about a trial offer. This enables you to return the K1 if you are not satisfied. Near Scottsdale, Arizona? Contactl the company. You may be able to try it out in person.

MONEY WELL SPENT BUYS TIME FOR OTHER EXPLORATIONS

The cost of the K1 is approximately  $2,700.00. If you decide to look on the internet for a better price, hit a local seller on Craigslist so that you can try it, have it driven over or go pick it up. The K1 is specially wrapped and delivered by the company and can easily be damaged in shipping. I would not buy it on Ebay unless shipping is specified.

As a postscript: The Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin is one specific way, that I know of, to improve health from the most deep level. It has not been easy for me, but I do see real change happening in my gut and general health. 70+ videos, website and 2 books to help you decide if you want to try it out.

The K1 is very stimulating and cleansing for the lymph system. The Unique Healing Program is really helpful for absorbing those toxins, removing them from the body. The two compliment each other. Improving health on a cellular level is the most effective and basic way, I know of, to create circulatory and digestive health.

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LAW OF ATTRACTION: WHEN CONVENIENT

It seems the Law of Attraction is something many of us profess to believe in until it  presents a threat to our addictions. Conscious or unconscious allegiance to our families and ancestors often goes without investigation. I have personally found that these connections have much more of an effect on our daily lives than we may realize. They have more of an effect than we may care to admit.

It takes time to unravel these threads of our personal tapestry. The Emotional Freedom Technique has deeply helped me with this process.

Here are a couple of resources:

Rue Hass Intuitive Mentoring: Just got to the site. It speaks for itself.

The Tapping Solution: Film and website that has information and user friendly guidance. Nick and Jessica Ortner have put together some great resources and EFT based programs.

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