For about a year now after hearing many complaints from friends of a swollen mid-rift after eating a meal, myself included so I decided to research various eating habits written from times long ago. It is natural that not all foods suit all metabolisms and after much changing of my own diet, I realised it is not only about the food we eat and following fashionable trends, but more simply following basic eating times, good vibrational food and respecting our digestive system. Reflexology will always assist in re-balancing the body but one needs to follow through with good nutritional habits.
The most outstanding and simple eating regime I have ever experienced is written by Paramhansa Yogananda from his book ‘How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality’. His simple advice of being ever mindful in not abusing the inner working systems of our body but to rather enjoy naturally uncooked vegetables and eating at specific times to give our systems the chance to give one increased levels of good vibrations. Being ever mindful of course to eat food filled with healthy and calm vibrations I abandoned beef and pork and can honestly say I eat and live in lighter and calmer vibrations and more able to enjoy my exercise and meditation without distractions from the stomach. The times allowed for protein are between 9 and 12 in the day, then again at dinner at 7 p.m. and squeezing half a lemon over my food to enhance the digestive process. Everything else between is fruit, nuts and liquids. But the most outstanding advice given is not to drink anything for at least three hours after a protein meal whether during the morning or evening and especially avoiding ice cold drinks around meal times. This, in itself has helped my stomach work unhindered in digesting the food I eat.
My lesson on this journey is to honour my body and let it serve me to a healthier life.
(Reference to Book by permission of Crystal Clarity Publishers)
By Crystal Clarity Publishers Therapeutic Reflexology (Dip)/Meditation and Raja Yoga (Cert)/Basic Hypnotherapy (CC1)
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