February 7, 2018

I love this book.
I’ve been big on Traditional Chinese Medicine for a few years now. Things like herbs, acupuncture, and recently qigong.

In the West, the newer terminology for these types of techniques is known as “energy medicine” while in the East, these types of techniques have existed for thousands of years and is known as qigong (translated as “energy work”).

So, if you’re into EFT or Donna Eden’s Energy Medicine, this book will be right up your alley.

This is a self-help, diy, self-healing type book that I was able to put into practice right away. Written back in 1997.

In Chinese medicine, ALL health issues arise from blockages in qi. And the cure is to remove the blockages so that qi flows freely. Thus these techniques can stand alone in your health recovery or as a complimentary tool to add on to things you’re already doing.

Roger gives us four easy to do tools in this book.
Body Movements (A type of Qigong)
Self-Massage (Reflexology)
Breathwork (Deep belly breathing)
and Meditation (To attain deep relaxation).

All these tools help move the qi and relax the body so that “the healer within” can do its work to fix what ails us.

The Healer Within: Using Traditional Chinese Techniques To Release Your Body’s Own Medicine *Movement *Massage *Meditation *Breathing

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February 5, 2018

Why are they still a thing?

I don’t get it.

February 4, 2018

February 4, 2018

Food Allergy Test Results

February 3, 2018

I assumed I was eating the right way all these years. I had been following something like a Paleo diet and at times a Vegan diet for a few years now. And avoided all the junk: dairy, wheat, processed foods, bad oils, etc.

I recently got a food allergy test done because I wasn’t getting the results I wanted and was still having GI issues even on a super strict diet like the Gaps Diet where I was simply drinking bone broth and boiled meats.

Well, the results were eye opening!

The usual suspects were there as allergens:
Dairy (milk, cheeses)

There were many surprises on there that I did not expect:
Beef! Yes, beef!
Eggs (yolks & white)
Red Grapes
And a few others

This was shocking because my diet consisted mainly of beef and eggs as my proteins. A lot of beef bone broth daily. And I ate quite a bit of garlic, almonds, almond milk, and some banana for my smoothies. I also ate a lot of whey protein bars.

Now that I’ve started avoiding these foods, I have started to feel much better and the GI issues have subsided.

As an aside, I also added copious amounts of Cow & Goat Kefir to my diet, though they are dairy items, because Kefir is high in probiotics (both strains and total count) and are supposed to heal the gut. Kefir is also lactose free, so I think that helps.

The test is by Meridian Valley Labs, E95 Common Food Panel. I paid $190 in cash thru my doctor. Your insurance may cover food allergy tests, you’ll have to check.

Can’t Deny It

January 31, 2018