It all began with pain in my liver/gallbladder area. I went to my medical and my naturopathic doctors, and they didn’t find anything amiss. Since I had my gallbladder removed 20 years ago, I knew that it wasn’t gallbladder disease. I suspected that I wasn’t processing fat efficiently in my body as a result of that lost gallbladder. I also felt I wasn’t absorbing the nutrients in the food I was eating.
My intuition first guided me to start drinking celery juice every morning and to cut animal fat out of my diet. I thought, all right. I’ll experiment with this new way of eating and see how things go. At first, I was eating a ton of raw foods, and even though I felt energetically lighter, I became incredibly bloated because my body could not process that many raw veggies. So I started to research and eat an ayurvedic diet according to my body type, and I began to feel better.
Here we are a month later, and the pain in my liver has reduced by about 90%, and I am happier than I have ever been. I have dropped a few pounds and am feeling better in my body. I am not as stiff and sore as I once was either. My skin looks better, and my hair isn’t as oily. I find I am having a great deal of fun eating this way because I have to think beyond my usual go-to foods like meat, dairy, and eggs.
As long as I keep feeling better, I am going to keep eating this way. If my intuition guides me otherwise then I may, once again, include animal proteins back in. But, for now, I like this new me.
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This morning, while eating sliced apples dipped in pecan butter, I was flooded with an image of the trees the apples and pecans came from. I could see the trees pregnant with their fruits. I could feel the sun in the tastes on my tongue. I had to sit back and reflect on this vision. It was powerful and profound at the same time.
As I continue to practice mindful eating (I’m far from mastering this meditation) new ways of being with food arise on the journey. I am filled with appreciation for the food that I ate this morning. I am filled with gratitude for the trees that bore their fruit for my meal.
I had no want to eat more than my stomach could process. I sensed the Sun and the Earth filling me with more than nutrients. I feel filled with light . . .
I am not sure if this vision will return with my next meal. Yet, I know that I can contemplate where my food comes from the next time I sit down to eat. This is all part of my mindful eating journey.
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I love ice cream but it doesn’t love me back. I came up with this yummy alternative to traditional ice cream that is both delicious and satisfying.
2 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter or regular peanut butter
1-2 teaspoons vanilla (depending on your taste)
3 tablespoons raw cacao nibs
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
Place all ingredients into a high powered blender, except for coconut milk, and begin to blend. (I use a Vitamix which has a plunger to help break up the bananas.) Slowly begin to add coconut milk one tablespoon at a time. Add only enough coconut milk to make your ice cream the consistency of soft serve. If you make it too smooth place it in a glass and grab a straw and enjoy like a milk shake!