Sometimes I feel as though life is being sucked out of me.
It happens to many when living in a face paced society. There are times when we have to take a step back and see what we are doing to our own selves.
As a human species we must take time for self, because no one will give this to us. We are in charge of our own health in mind/body/emotion.
In my mid 20’s to middle 40’s I started making a list of foods. Kind of like meal planning and the way it was prepared. I took 4 different type of nutritional plans and tried each one for 5 years. Then I combined them into one nutritional list of just vegan foods. Plus keeping a record of how much I ate. It is not the calories it is the weight of the food that determines if you will gain weight. The size of your fist is the size of meat per meal you eat, etc. A meal is always 2/3 veggies and 1/3 everything else.
When my son was in preschool, it was a government program like daycare while I was in college. Part of the program was, a nurse came to our house every 6 months and asked questions of what and how meals were prepared. She had these cute little plastic foods and would ask my son which he liked better, etc. We got paid $20.00 every time she came to our house. They were doing studies of how much salt intake people used in their foods. The study was to help the elderly. Plus my son, from age 3-5 years old was becoming proficient on computers, because that was part of the program.
Over the years I find that certain times of the year and what I consume in nutrition has a major impact on energy level. You really have to pay attention when you have thyroid disease.
Basically a hard-core cleansing is done 1 x’s a year. A light cleansing is done 4 x’s a year (quarterly). When cleansing remember the restroom is your best friend for 2 days or 48 hours. You must relax, listen to music, read a book, or what ever helps you to relax. Your body works very hard 24 hours a day. It is your job to be good to it, because it is like a temple.
I read to learn and part of that learning comes from research. For example – 3 main religions worldwide, I studied world religions for 10 years in my 40’s. According to the 3 main religions they do not eat pork.
Judaism – http://www.jewfaq.org/kashrut.htm
Christianity – http://www.openbible.info/topics/eating_pork
Remember buddhism comes from the long line of Hinduism. Jainism falls in the line of Vedic (India) – vegetarian. Jainism – http://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=1541
Vegetarian eats animal by products and vegans do not eat animal by products. When I eat anything not vegan I feel sick, so there must be something to the holy scriptures when it comes to food.
If you want to know your Vedic body you can take a test – http://www.whatsyourdosha.com/pitta/
The results of hard-core cleansing – I only had 36 hours instead of the full 48 hours and only lost 6 pounds. It’s basically a mixture of teas and home-made juices of fruits and veggies.