As humanity evolves, eating habits are transformed. Milk and meat have been necessary, especially for people who have lived as nomads (usually blood type B) and for people who have been hunters, either due to lack of knowledge to work the land or the Infertility of the soil they inhabit (usually blood type O), but, are dairy and meat products really necessary for our nutrition? The answer is NO. The only reason why these foods are still relevant is because of the presence of vitamin B12 that can easily be found in the consumption of boiled eggs. In addition, vitamin B12 is preserved in the liver.
Currently, we have a greater stability that allows us to develop agriculture in our fertile soils and transport the natural products to several places, making possible the consumption of the nutrients that we really need. For this reason it is possible to adapt to the context so we can really give our body what it needs to nourish our cells and bring more energy to maintain our health (click here to read about micronutrients for cell regeneration), this way, and associating nutrition with healthy habits such as learning how to breathe, how to allow emotions to flow, how to get enough sleep and doing physical exercises (click here to buy the ebook 7 Levels for Personal Empowerment, which brings practical exercises to integrate and create a more integral and healthy life), we increase our energy levels and we learn to relate in a more conscious way with our own body.
Now that we have the option of acquiring habits that construct our nutrition, it is important to begin to seek knowledge, to experiment with our own body (click here to read about expanding nutritional consciousness) and to find the most appropriate way to nourish ourselves. By doing this, we are supporting the construction of a more conscious and peaceful consumption (our bodies, the animals and the planet are grateful for it). These are some actions we can take to perceive the response of our body:
RESTRICTION TEST: Choosing a food to suspend for a week, first beef, then pork, then chicken, then fish (according to each case) and then milk, cheeses, prepared meat products, etc. . This same test is good for all the food we eat, since each organism reacts differently and the idea is to find the foods that really give us energy because they nourish ourselves.
SMELL AND TASTE TEST: The taste of food varies a lot, especially when there is a tendency to mix food with other foods, which is very common. The proposal is to take each of the foods separately, without salt, to feel if we really like the smell and the taste of them alone, raw and cooked.
By understanding how our body works and learning to give what it needs, we perceive that we can maintain a high level of energy during the day eating less (click here to read about eating less nourishing more) and restore our organs health and integrity from the cell (click here to read about the importance of proteins for cells).
All my life I’ve had allergies (mainly dermatitis and rhinitis), but I always thought it was something hereditary and that I couldn’t do anything about it, until I started reading about nutrition and connected my allergies with the way I nurture myself and my emotional states, and since the cells discard what doesn’t work, it is necessary that we learn to give our bodies what they really need (click here to read about micronutrients and cell regeneration), because, this way, the cleaning process, done constantly, allows the cells to regenerate more easily and avoid accumulation due to excesses.
When we have an excess of toxins in the body we present symptoms, such as fatigue, that seem normal (due to illness or aging) because many of the people we know have them, but that is not the maximum expression of our bodies energetic and health capacity. The body eliminates toxins through sweat (skin) and mucus (mucous). When we have an excess of toxins, and the skin presents some alteration, it is due to the accumulation of toxins in the liver and sweat, that brings a little more toxins than normal, on the other hand, when we are in low temperatures, or we “get cold” more toxins are eliminated through the mucous membranes generating cold symptoms or altering other organs of the body and internal discharges. To keep our bodies healthy and energized, we need to keep it well nourished (nutritionally and emotionally).
Understanding a little better how our bodies eliminate toxins we can be an active part of its own cleansing with these simple actions:
DRINK WARM WATER WITH LEMON IN FASTES: Lemons contain citric acid, calcium, magnesium and vitamin C, essential for cellular processes. Also bioflavonoids, pectin and limonene, which promote immunity and fight infection. Warm water is easier to process by our body.
AVOID THE INTAKE OF HEAVY FOOD: each of us needs to know what foods are heavy for us and avoid them to respect our bodies and allow them to function better (click here to read about expanding nutritional awareness), in my case I’ve suspended all foods from animal origin (except eggs), and decreased the consumption of tubers and everything that contains sugar and wheat.
EXERCISE: when we exercise, we favor the circulation and the oxygenation of our body, this assists the cells to clean themselves and stay active.
GET AWAY FROM STRESSFUL SITUATIONS: when we are exposed to situations we don’t know how to deal with, we subject our cells, and our bodies, to the stress of our own disability. While we find ways to live situations with more knowledge and calm, we need to stay a little away to allow ourselves to stabilize.
GIVE PREFERENCE TO JUICES AND CREAM SOUPS BASED ON WATER: juices, with fresh fruits and germinated seeds, and vegetable cream soups, give the body vitamins and minerals necessary for cell regeneration.
Our body needs us to reapproximate to it with more knowledge about its functioning in order to integrate it into our reality in the most healthy way possible and thus have the energy and health necessary to enjoy our life in a more integral way. If you have any advice that can help to cleanse the body from the inside out, share it with us by leaving it in the comments.
In our lives we’ve perceived that our relationship with food is very important, whether we are conscious or not, because we are what we eat and the way we eat. Thanks to this perception, I’ve had three moments in my life in which I’ve decided to invest my energies in absolut fasting, and several other moments in which the fasting has been partial, suspending food, or habits, which make me feel with low energy. In both cases I’ve had constructive experiences in which my energy levels have increased, I’ve clearly perceived the way of organizing my priorities and I’ve increased my knowledge about the emotional world that unconsciously has governed certain reactions manifesting in my reality. During those processes, I have experienced a greater sensitivity to everything that surrounds me and what is inside me, that is, my consciousness has expanded.
Hunger is a signal that the body emits, mainly because it needs nutrients or energy, in other instances it comes from a belief that food fills voids, which creates an impulsive emotional need to eat. This is the main reason why refrain from consuming nutrient-poor foods, for example, it’s useful to know some of our motivations mentally, emotionally and nutritionally, since the nutritional needs of our body require a smaller amount of more nutritious food.
Let’s read some crucial aspects to make a conscious absolut fasting, which allows us to expand our personal perception:
- Free time: choose a moment (maximum 3 days) in which we can be calm and as disconnected as possible from the world, hence our perception and our energy remain focused on the reactions of our body.
- Volume of food: one or two weeks before fasting, it is ideal to reduce the amount of processed foods, and animal origin, and invest in fruits and sprouts. After the fast, invest in the consumption of juices with germinated seeds and introduce gradually the solid foods, perceiving the reaction of our body to each one.
- Relaxation and breathing: during fasting it is important that we stay relaxed and focused on breathing, because oxygen is essential in the process of cell nutrition..
- Sensitivity: during the fasting process our sensitivity increases, as well as when we maintain a diet as natural and appropriate as possible. Our perceptual system is more alert and receptive, we can feel more subtle information about everything that surrounds us and what is inside us.
- Body Consciousness: to make a fast, we must pay attention to our bodies, to understand their needs before, during and after the fast, so we keep it at the appropriate levels to make an easy process.
It is important that we learn about our basic processes of nutrition as human beings, in this way we can maintain our appropriate energy levels and a healthy and efficient body.