The TRANSITION DIET
Section Topics & Links
In Summary: If you know your nutrition- you can get away with about anything- once or more, depending on... but that's the key point about a balanced diet, knowing your body, and a measure of preventative health maintenance. And you can't force change - there are ways to learn gently, and even grow healthier as you age. And that's what this page is about. Aside from a few aching muscles if I "surprise" them too much, I'm far healthier at 58 than I was when I was in my teens or twenties - and I was a jock in HS and then a marine (if that gives any clue to how fast my mind was then ;-). So I'm not just blowing smoke, in case anyone would doubt. --Chris Pringer Click here to see the Organization Chart & "How and Why this Site Is Different" A study in Cross-Discipline Knowledge Sharing and Utilization - how that relates to "Chalice-Bridging" and healing.
In Summary: If you know your nutrition- you can get away with about anything- once or more, depending on... but that's the key point about a balanced diet, knowing your body, and a measure of preventative health maintenance. And you can't force change - there are ways to learn gently, and even grow healthier as you age. And that's what this page is about. Aside from a few aching muscles if I "surprise" them too much, I'm far healthier at 58 than I was when I was in my teens or twenties - and I was a jock in HS and then a marine (if that gives any clue to how fast my mind was then ;-). So I'm not just blowing smoke, in case anyone would doubt. --Chris Pringer
Click here to see the Organization Chart & "How and Why this Site Is Different" A study in Cross-Discipline Knowledge Sharing and Utilization - how that relates to "Chalice-Bridging" and healing.
THE REBUILDING DIET
....the fruit of a tree yeilding seed;
The Rebuilding Diet is designed to complement and enhance the Holistic approach to health. Adherence to the diet assists the cleansing process, helps maintain improved body alignment, and provides the necessary nutrients for improved cell and organ func-tion. The Rebuilding Diet includes foods that have the highest expression of the Life Force.
Life Force is the animating power of life. It expresses in the human form through the nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems until it enlivens every cell with the very quality of life itself. The Life Force has intelligence, purpose, and concern. It knows how and when to cleanse, rebuild, and heal the spirit, mind, and body of man. This same force expresses in live foods through vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, and still more subtle influences.
The Rebuilding Diet is designed to maximize the intake of vitalizing foods containing high proportions of the Life Force. It is also designed to minimize the intake of mucus forming, toxin producing, and poison permeated foods for these reduce the ability of the Life Force to express itself in the being of man.
The Rebuilding Diet consists of three basic food groups:
A fourth group of foods is offered for regular supplementary use:
A fifth group of foods is offered for occasional supplementary use:
In order to benefit most completely from the Rebuilding Diet certain general prin-ciples should be observed. Study these scientific principles until they are understood. They can be categorized into 4 main sections. Apply them with joy. (see next page)
....My meat is to do the Wi11 of Him who sent me,
GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THE REBUILDING DIET
(Rebuilding Diet Page 2)
I. GENERAL PRINCIPLES
II. COOKING PRINCIPLES
III. EATING PRINCIPLES
IV. FOOD COMBINING PRINCIPLES
THREE DAY APPLE FAST AND SEVEN DAY CLEANSE
I. Eat raw apples and nothing else for three days. Aapples should be clean and as free as possible from pesticide's and waxes.
II. Eat raw fruits and raw vegetables for seven days. Soaked and sprouted nuts, grains are recommend along with the fruits and vegetables
End of "Transition Diet" & "Three Day Apple Fast And Seven Day Cleanse" transcriptions
Another Cleansing Diet
BARAKA Holistic Clinic,
Eat lots of vegetables:
About "Cleansing Reactions" & Fasting
Hence, know your doctor (your M.D.) with regard to the above, and try to know a nutritionally experienced and trained professional that you can contact, before going the cleansing route (including fasting) for the first time. (Ideally an N.D. or highly trained naturopathic nutritionist, but some chiropractors are also well versed in this knowledge.)
In general summary, please consider that fasting - of some degree, informed, well thought out, employed with discipline, and professionally monitored as needed - can often be highly curative.
I'd like to add here something about attitude: What we call setbacks often are, certainly can be, our mind-body systems re-organizing. It's just like moving the furniture in the office, while you're also doing the office work: It's slow-going, feels uncoordinated and clumsy, sometimes confusing, consuming time and energy. All of which usually feels like a waste at that time. And yet, all of that is essential to the overall healing - and the understanding that goes a long way in the long run. That's why it is that the more we persist in seeing our healing process as a re-organization of our systems and their cellular realignment and balance towards optimal health, the quicker it moves along.
Integrating all that into an graphic-backed affirmation or "Treasure Map" technique for self-healing application, is "'Getting Super': Full Size Sample Personalized Visualization Prayer Chart" at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page. [via "Body, Mind, and Related" section])
"Getting Super" Visual Affirmation Based on the power of the mind towards psycho-neuro-immune enhancement, with the strategy of *Re-Organization*.
"The science behind the body-mind relationships"
at the "Body-Mind Integration" page
On a separate page
Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies
Sub-Sections for 1st essay:
About *Realistic Goal Setting*
After accomplishing your running weight
What this approach is not
A little secret
*STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES* for Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies:
A) Recognizing & Countering "the payoff"
B) Appreciation, incl:
The "Inner Child" concept
For Dialog with the Inner Child
*Considerations and Strategies in the Management of the Emotional Body* [extensive list w/links]
C) Replace the coping mechanism
D) Vision, "Treasure Mapping," and:
Affirmations for Efficient Body-Sizing)
A Most Efficient Snack
About "Fed Up" From Rotten Tomatoes .Com "For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong..." Directed By: Stephanie Soechtig; Written By: Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig. || A mix of excerpts from the search page: The [filmed] "documentary investigation into why people are getting fatter, the filmmakers explore who’s killing our health ...looks at obesity and politics ...Descends on Villains in the Battle [because] ...the obesity rate in America has skyrocketed over the past few decades, especially among children...". (More Reviews included in sidebar in 1st section this page)
"Cooked" the book by Michael Pollard - In the interview I heard on public radio, Pollard Pollard gives valuable updates for everyday diet and nutrition while not pulling any punches upon the food industry, including large farms, ranches, and the industries that increasingly support - or profit greatly from supplying - them. I thought Pollard put together one of the best all-round summaries of how we've pretty much messed up our dietary health protocols. That is, by over-reacting to multi-various claims and fads, how the food industry has played upon and into that process, and particularly so in the *processing* of foods. AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, he greatly simplifies HOW we might bring things BACK to dietary sanity. That simplification - and clarification - including about notions and medical/ dietary protocols - and myths - is related by Pollard to allergies (including to gluten), carbohydrates, fats, meats and other proteins, organic foods, etc, and how the economically disadvantaged can (often already do) eat healthfully. I haven't read the book, but I'm wondering if he includes a chapter on "placebo effect" and our immune system response, individually and communally, over the years of our increased industrialization of food and medicine. Not just how all that is processed (in any way you want to interpret that phrase), but also in how all that is sold. -Chris Pringer, 5/15/14
Natural ways to lose belly fat by Crystal Giannini.
This guest article was published at ChaliceBridge.Com, July 11, 2012, at the page, "Efficient Body Sizing Strategies, Weight Management, Weight Loss".
"Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar" is in focus int Jan/Feb 2013 issue of "Natural Practitioner Magazine" - The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals. Section topics include, "Natural Steps", "Weight Definitions", "Supplemental Help" ( including "Recent Introductions"), "Weight-LOss Product Check", and References, and a "For More Information" section with phone numbers and website info.
Overcoming Obesity, Naturally -"Obesity, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exists when an adult has a body mass index (a calculation based on height and weight) of 30 or higher. Alarmingly, this adverse medical condition exists among approximately 34 percent of Americans over the age of 20, or more than 72 million people in the U.S. alone... 'Obesity is like a puzzle with a variety of contributors, just like pieces to a puzzle,' added Christopher Mohr, a registered dietician and president of Mohr Results, Inc., a Kentucky-based company that helps individuals achieve optimal health. ...Thus, over the last 10 years or so, weight management has become a key issue for natural practitioners, said Caryn Wichmann, ND ...Metagenics’ FirstLine Therapy program, for instance, is described as a proven natural remedy for reducing metabolic syndrome and decreasing overall body fat, said Dr. Lamb. 'Currently, more than 4,000 health care providers...' formula [with] benefits of slowing absorption of carbohydrate calories after each meal and targeting digestive enzymes...' ...' ...reducing stress levels and correcting imbalances of cortisol and serotonin...' ...Digestive support— supplements that contain betaine hydrochloride and digestive enzymes are essential for all overweight and obese people to improve the amount of protein and other key nutrients that they absorb. ...a considerable range of factors— in addition to diet— that can prevent key nutrients being properly absorbed ...Protein powders ...Probiotics — improving the gastrointestinal flora ...Vitamin K3— ...in their gastrointestinal flora ...important to compensate for this by including this supplement. ...CoQ10 ...important for increasing energy, ...statin drugs, which deplete CoQ10 levels..." in pdf format
'FEAR Made You Fat & Not Calories', the title of the book, and the bold claim of Caryn Wichmann, ND, clinical manager at the Perpetual Wellbeing Clinic in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Four factors can work together in any combination to keep people gaining weight and also prevent them from losing weight. The factors are highlighted through the acronym FEAR: Fructose in everything, Exercise reduction, Artificial trans fats and Reduced key nutrients. "If you reversed all four factors, the obesity epidemic would be ended within a year", Dr. Wichmann said.
Gary Taubes: 'Why We Get Fat,' Part I and Part II: KUOW radio interview (Feb 2012). In his new book, "Why We Get Fat" science writer and health journalist Gary Taubes says eating less and exercising more will not necessarily make you lose weight and that much of the good nutritional science is being ignored. About carbs (including REFINED grains) and sugar in the diet, and resulting Insulin Resistance Syndrome. "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is about removing specific carbohydrates, problems with fuel partitioning, leading to less fat to burn, more fat to store. "Sedentary lifestyle is not a cause of weight gain, but an effect." Taubes says his book is NOT about "the healthiest diet" or vegetarian vrs meat diet, that "ANY diet will be improved by removing the *specific* carbs"; includes a special section for Obese and diebetic clients, although this is only one extreme group. Too much (what is now "normal") REFINED grains and sugar in the diet results in Insulin Resistance Syndrome. There has been a 900% increase in diabetes in the last 50 years - if that were called a crime, the legal finger would immediately and accurately be pointed at "sugar." Taubs says the correctly (vs politically) performed research for artificial sweeteners would likely vindicate them. Discuses the politics of sugar research and (vs) saturated fat and cholesterol (with the later given very biased research). Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The Best of the Best American Science Writing.
Related: Good Calories & Bad Calories: What Are You Supposed to Eat? by Lauren Whitney. and NPR on "Good Calories, Bad Calories Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease"
Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test at Psychology Today - Is your relationship with food mentally healthy or damaging?
Recipes From Manitoba Harvest .Com 147 recipes in 12 categories
Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé was a key influence as began my natural health path in 1979! It's technical value is all about PROTEIN - how to get the most from it, particularly in a vegetarian diet. (Updated as regards the amount of time between intake of protein-building nutritional components.) The 20th Anniversary Edition includes * simple rules for a healthy diet * Streamlined, easy-to-use format * Food combinations that make delicious, protein-rich meals without meat * Indispensable kitchen hints—a comprehensive reference guide for planning and preparing meals. This new version is streamlined & easy-to-use, with delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat, hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more. "Sharing her personal evolution and how this groundbreaking book changed her own life, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé offers an all-new, even more fascinating philosophy on changing yourself—and the world—by changing the way you eat." This edition is still consistent with the love-based wholistic worldview she teaches and which is so needed right now, including via the Small Planet Institute, co-founded with (daughter) Anna Lappé. Other Books by Frances Moore Lappé include Hope's Edge - The Next Diet for a Small Planet.
"Catalog for Healthy Eating" For Bulk foods of the purest quality, like good-tasting (!) varieties of TVP (soy-based) and Seitan (concentrated protein from grains), dairy substitutes, healthy sweeteners, granolas. Also Organic baking supplies, cookbooks, and other goodies, including environment cleaning products. These are also folks one likes giving money too -- feeding people who work for a living. They have both 800# and website: 1-800-695-2241, www.healthy-eating.com
At Weight Watchers Magazine:
Get Into the Yoga Zone: "Yoga is good for your mind, body and spirit, and is a great way to meet people and be active. Check out our glossary of yoga styles to find the kind that's right for you."
Yoga for Weight Loss: "Now that yoga class is as commonplace at the gym as a barbell, should you hit the mat if weight loss is your goal? You bet: certain types of yoga can burn up to 9 calories per minute."
COFFEE, the Redeemed Stimulant:
"Coffee - Keys to Maximizing Potential" - If You're Gonna Do Coffee... all health considerations considered... Updated Oct 23 2006 with Important New Findings - surprisingly Good, myth-busting in fact. And May 15, 2014 with section "Energizing Your Coffee." (TEXT file; title was "The Eleven Keys to Coffee Potential Maximization").
NEW News on SUGAR: (Dec'14)
"Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?" with James DiNicolantonio, Jan 7, 2015, Includes Audio of KUOW/NPR Interview. DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist at St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He recently published a comprehensive review of dozens of studies in which he contends that sugar is more dangerous than salt when it comes to risk for heart disease. He says that refined sugar is similar to cocaine — a white crystal extracted from sugar cane rather than coca leaves — and that studies show it can be even more addictive than the recreational drug. In the Audio, many other implications of the new research data are discussed, including the relationships among Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), insulin response and blood sugar levels, and diabetes ("80% of Americans are pre-diabetic").
More on the same: "Is Sugar Worse Than Salt When It Comes to Your Heart?" Posted on January 3, 2015. "Eating or drinking more than 74 grams of fructose per day (slightly less than what’s in one 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew) (http://www.sugarstacks.com/beverages.htm) has been associated with a 77 percent increased risk of a person having blood pressure above 160/100 mm HG (normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mm Hg). Plus, diets high in sugar have also been linked to higher blood insulin levels, and metabolic syndrome. So how much added sugar is safe? DiNicolantonio says he agrees with the American Heart Association recommendations of six teaspoons per day for women, and nine teaspoons per day for men. But he notes, 'I disagree with the nine teaspoon threshold if it comes in liquid form, which is one can of soda.'"
More Technical (Abstract): "The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease" published Dec. 11 in the BMJ journal Open Heart by James J. DiNicolantonio & Sean C. Lucan.
Less Technical but extensive: "Blood Pressure: Sugar Worse Than Salt?" a research review of the above where is noted that "DiNicolantonio said there is also evidence linking reduced sodium intake to worse clinical outcomes and even greater all-cause mortality, including a study in diabetics and several studies in patients with congestive heart failure."
Many Resources on HEMP for Health!
Hemp: The Right Choice for Omega-6 Some Omega-6's are better than others. But it's important to distinguish between the good and the not so good Omega-6's. ...The World Health Organization recommends a ratio of 4:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 for optimal health. Today we are seeing ratios in the range of 20:1 to 50:1. The good news - hemp contains a healthy winning ratio at 3.75:1. ...GLA = An Omega-6 Not to Miss: Hemp provides Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a unique and extremely important Omega-6 in the family of Essential Fatty Acids. ...Still, obtaining adequate levels of GLA can be challenging. Besides hemp, there are only a small number of foods that contain GLA. While the body has the ability to convert Linoleic Acid into GLA, most of us are not making this conversion effectively, or are missing out on the conversion all together.
Hemp Oil vs Flax Oil. Which One is Right for Me? More sophisticated weighing in on balancing intake of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). "trans" or rancid, if, how, or why; different oil types, sources, storage, and whether bleached and/or deodorized, hydrogenated and/or deep-fried; ie: #4: Hemp seed oil offers the direct metabolites of Omega-6 and 3, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA). These metabolites are involved in the production of prostaglandin for hormones and in immune functions. Even if one did get unrefined sunflower oil and mixed it with unrefined flaxseed oil, you would mimik hemp seed oil's Omega-6 to 3 ratio, but still be missing their direct higher metabolites.
Hemp Protein = King of the Plant Kingdom Hemp Protein Powder can supply any diet with a vegetarian source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, chlorophyll and a complete, balanced gluten-free source of the essential amino acids. ...Many plant proteins are labelled "incomplete" proteins as a resulting from the low amounts of one or more of the nine essential amino acids. Truth be told, the "incomplete" label is somewhat misleading as all plant proteins do contain each of the essential amino acids. But in most cases (e.g. grains, legumes), levels of one or more amino acid are insufficient for human needs. However, hemp protein supplies enough of each of the essential amino acids to contribute to the human body’s requirements. In fact, an important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, both of which are important for growth during childhood, and of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes. Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branched-chain amino acids that are crucial in the repair and growth of lean body mass, making a hemp protein shake after a workout a worthwhile investment. [I wanted to include about "Hemp Hearts": "easy to incorporate into any meal ...delicious ...Dr. Oz even refers to Hemp Hearts as ‘Brain Food’?"]
CBD, Hemp Oil
(Non-PsychoActive Cannabanoids for pain management and other benefits)
"Hemp Oil/CBD: Shedding Some Light on the Confusion" Posted on February 1, 2018 by Gene Bruno in Vitamin Retailer Magazine [and in the paper version of Natural Practitioner Magazine March/April 2018, www.Naturalpractitionermag.Com] Professional, Technical, highly referenced. "There are few nutraceuticals that have generated such confusion as hemp oil/CBD (cannabidiol). There are two major sources for that confusion. The first is the plethora of claims being made about the health benefits of hemp oil/CBD. Which of the claims actually have any supportive research substantiation them?" [Most] "The second, and even murkier, source of confusion is the actual regulatory status of hemp oil/CBD. In this article, I will attempt to provide evidence that, hopefully, will shed some light on the confusion."
"...Emerging research indicates that“eCB deficiency syndrome” contributes to migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, psychological disorders, as well as other conditions.12 Conversely, enhancing endocannabinoid activity has broad therapeutic potential. This may include the treatment of patients with somatic dysfunction, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, chronic pain, neu-rodegenerative diseases, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as inflammatory conditions, bowel dysfunctions, psychological disorders, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis.13,14 ..."
"How To Use CBD Oil" All about CBD, Hemp Oil, Cannabanoids, related pain management, CB1&2 receptors, aspects of non/psychoactivity [CBDA or non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids], and more. A FANTASTIC Resource!!! Casual with technical instruction, summary, dozens of reference links.
Cooking with Hemp and CBD Oil
How to Make DIY CBD Hemp Oil Topicals
Topical Versus Oral CBD: What’s the Difference?
5 Ways Vegans and Vegetarians Can Benefit From Hemp
Healing with Hemp Oil: A Simple Guide to Using the Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD by Earl Mindell
Also, consider using keywords, "Using Hemp Oil, Creative, CBD"
PRINCIPLES of NATURAL HEALING --excerpts from Dr. Joel Robbin's "The Science of Healthful Living:" A great deal of information has been put together on this page, is Highly organized and in layman's language. There is much instruction about the how's & why's of diseases and conditions of ill-health, natural healing events & processes, among many other essentials in naturopathic perspective. There are various categorized LISTS OF RESOURCES as well. "Principles" is the key descriptive word here, in every sense of the term. Robbin makes the science part of it relatively easy. Note: People should know that there are health supplements that would be effective, but may not be, due to their being multi-level marketed in a disgustingly non-informative manner. I refer to the more unpleasant "cleansing effects" or "healing crisis" that some may experience from such supplements. Knowing the principles on this page, one may better take advantage of such events.
Considerations in relating a transition in diet & nutrition to personal and spiritual growth, and the benefits of such transition. In addition to the title essay, includes sections, "More on this 'Natural Aging Process'" about possibly/ likely new potentials in aging without near so much disability and pain in the later stages; complementing that with research referenced articles, "DNA Research, DNA Repair, and Neuroplasticity - Scientific Break-throughs with Wonderfully Validating Conclusions," and "The Immune System, Aging, and an Attitudinal Approach that May Improve It." As well as: "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" on relationship of nutrition and psycho-emotional environment during infancy and childhood upon key aspects of development of 'A Stable Platform for Perception', and the 'Psycho-emotional Infrastructure', it's maturation through adulthood, as well as upon the aging process. On the more eclectic side is "Blessing Nutrition" about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels (facilitating processes by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement) to facilitate the optimal nutrition of the food, as well as optimal digestion, assimilation, and integration of the nutrients and vital force provided by the food. Includes some sample invocations for context and application. Charts and Visual Affirmations Included: "Nature-Nurture A-Z Chart..."; "5 Principles Of Healing Cells..."; "*Most Appropriate Questions*..."; "I Am Celebrating Cellular Re-Organization!"; "Love-Organizing Waters for the Neuro-Endocrine / Energy System".
|ADD: Attention Deficit And Hyperactivity Disorders by Lawrence Wilson, MD. Includes sections: Mineral And Vitamin Deficiencies, Toxic Metals, Hypoglycemia And Behavior, The Yeast Connection, Central Nervous System Allergies, Stimulants In The Diet, Born Sick, Medication And Vaccines, Fast Metabolism And ADD, Improved Grades Without Sugar, What To Do?, Environmental Correction, Other Natural Therapies, What About Ritalin?, Crime And Delinquency, Conclusion, Brief References. [Thumblink at right is for a different source on a separate though related topic.]|
"Natural Practitioner Magazine" - The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals - Their debut issue (Vol.1,#1), Jan/Feb 2012, is most impressive, including new findings in research of nutrition, herbs, practices for stress, anxiety, mood, cardiovascular health, cold & flu, more. Jan/Feb 2013 issues in focus: "Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar". Other issues focus on various systems, and/or men's, women's, or children's health, and and/or the main seasonal complaint. Written for practitioners, but if you're up with the science, or want to know what natural supplementation is being recommended, it's great reading! Includes a Library with special sections for a) foods, herbs, supplements, b) Conditions, c) Interactions, d) Supplement Nutrient Depletions, and e) Drug Nutrient Depletions
"M.D.'s Wellness Journal": Abundant Nutritional Information from Dr. Julian Whitaker M.D., via 1-800-211-7657: -- you can ask for the free mailout introductory promotion/news, which gives an incredible amount of useful information for the nutritionally uninformed. Or just go for a "Health & Healing" Newsletter subscription ($40/yr) with all the free reports (which reports cover what most folks are complaining about anyway).
Dr. Christiane Northrup MD, ObGyn -- Author of various books with the most progressive and intelligent attitudes about aging that I know of. Her presentations are often hosted on public tv. "A fantastic Site for Women's Health Information", said Patty Mulhern, RN (see sidebar), a group facilitator and mentor who taught classes throughout the NW, not to mention a living example of enthusiasm, patience, compassion, and joy, and who I am most fortunate and honored to say, was also a most dear friend of many years. Patty also thought very highly of the Heartmath Institute & "What The Bleep" (for which descriptive links follow).
"What the Bleep Do We Know - Down the Rabbit Hole":
of the UW School of Nursing
UW School of Nursing alumna Patricia (Patty) Mulhern passed away after a brief illness on Nov. 3, 2009. Patty received her bachelor's in nursing from Marquette University in 1969. After working in various nursing roles over the next 11 years, she earned her master's in nursing science from the University of Washington in 1981. Subsequent to completing her degree at UW, Patty's nursing career continued with Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest (VNSNW). After working for 27 years at VNSNW, she retired as vice president of Patient Services. Patty went on to begin her own consulting firm, most recently working as director of professional affairs for the Home Care Association of WA (HCAW).
The Open Colleges Certificate in Iridology Iridologists believe that the eyes are windows through which they can gain a view of a patient's health and wellbeing. The course "provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts underlying iridology, its possibilities and its limitations. You will learn about the history of iridology, as well as the landmark iris signs and how they correspond to various conditions. A general introduction to the field of natural therapies is also provided." Other courses at Open Colleges include Aromatherapy as well.
Mind-Body Relationships: childhood trauma and a number of chronic illnesses: Recent evidence points up the decisive nature of these relationships. This page details links to articles about Bowel Disorder, Pain Regulation & Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Frequent Headache, Chronic Fatigue, CFS; "The precise mechanisms differ according to the way feelings operate within us. Thus, boundary type is predictive of which of the Dozen Discomforts you’re prone to. In only one case – depression – is boundary type not a factor. Anyone can become depressed. The whys and wherefores, though, can teach us a lot about how feelings work." Michael Jawer & Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD.
|Body-Mind Integration Home Page - for the site where this page is. Essays & Poetry on Mind-Body-Spirit Integration, Integrative Awareness, Psycho-Spiritual Self-Healing - including "Body-Parenting" the emotional body with the mystical insights of the Inner Children; practical Preventative Maintenance Methods for various levels (Mind, Emotion, Body, grounding Spirit into ALL of that); Beliefs, Motivatation, Consciousness; Integrating Buddhist, Gestalt, & New Thought psychologies for consistent application toward understanding, ie: for such attributes and attitudes as related to the above, including compassion, empathy, abundance, attachment, emotional awareness, expression, pain, communication, healing, etc. Body-Mind awareness-based preventative maintenance (including "Tensing Yoga" and "Body-Parenting") are methods of interfacing with our cells & self-healing mechanisms for personal growth and self-healing, EG: for most directly, naturally, and positively engaging our capacities for Neuroplasticity. Whereas neuroplasticity "refers to the changes that occur in the organization of the brain as a result of experience", here we re-establish the means for healthy experience via conscious re-organization of the brain & systems for neuro-muscular interface.|
In the wholistic or therapeutic sense, integration implies that the information or skills (whether of the past, the good, the bad, remembered or forgotten) are re-organized and then learned from, in such a healthfully complete or "Integral" way (*Love-Wisdom* in application), that it is understood and used for the highest good. This transforms the most destructive material- that which has been repressed or denied.
The Fascia-Memory Project
How about a means of diagnosis that takes so many aspects of a person into account, that it creates a capacity for designing a truly healing program for most any patient? Nice dream you say. How could a diagnostic system be that accurate for so many conditions? What would enable our medical system to consider, so surely and comprehensively to so much greater depth and context, the many processes for the many different kinds of individuals, than we do now? Well, of course, such questions indicate a healthy skepticism. But let's dream just a bit more, but this time, from outside the box, as they say:
What if there were a system of assessment that would bring together the great many disciplines of health-care - particularly including Eastern, Naturopathic, and even the many among the Western - and to a degree of collaboration that was far beyond what we've ever seen before? In case you don't know, such collaboration is currently not a reality to any meaningful extent, certainly for most health conditions. Particularly between those focusing on the body, and those focusing on the mind, not to mention the relative few focusing on the connection between the two. Bottom Line: When enough people become sufficiently motivated to know the degree to which individuals can heal themselves and each other through body-awareness-based preventative maintenance, then the research will be funded and implemented.
The Fascia-Memory Project is about research and development into the relationships among connective tissue (fascia), objective/subjective experience, the neuro-physical interface between emotion, and the brain, and "body-Memory." About developing connective tissue scanning devices and diagnostics hardware for discerning and illustrating all that. Goals include the developing optimal means for applying that R&D in health care practice, as well as enhanced systems for individual development of body-awareness for preventative health maintenance. A long term project, of course, but intermediate goals and sub-projects could have considerable effective change. The range of application extends from the medical industry to personal home use, to public education, to social and correctional rehabilitation. Original Theory published June'96.
The project's web site includes pages for Intro & Summary (with a detailed table of contents with links to the other pages - Description & Purpose, Goals & Objectives, Research & Development, Theory, References & Links [extensive], Project Overview Chart, Project Flow Chart ( "Pert" style output by 'MS Project' ), and links to accompanying documents at this site. For context and perspective on this far-reaching multi-faceted proposal, see (page 8) the Fascia-Memory Project Overview Chart.
Fascia Memory Project
"Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion Fascia-Muscular Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory" Chart at Fascia Memory Theory Page
F.M. Project Overview Chart
F.M. Project (Pert) Flow Chart
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