ATE: Healing gut with Inulin, Berberine, L-glutamine

ATE:  AWARENESS THROUGH EATING

After becoming an empty nester  I  had time and  energy to ‘explore living food’ versus dieting.  With only a question in mind (no rules and no shoulds), I started to explore what nutrition was available in my own backyard.  The focus was on  weeds, trees, plants and grasses.  Organically it flowed, in that familiar pattern I have learned from  Feldenkrais® Awareness through Movement® Lessons, so I have fondly begun to refer to it Awareness through Eating.  My great regret is not having this focus with kids at home!

Along the journey of growing, gathering and consuming many backyard plants  I discovered new sensations of physical wellness.  With this new feeling of aliveness if fueled and motivated endless curiosity and exploration.   Life changing as these actions integrated a deeper inner and outer connection to the natural world.  A connection I wouldn’t haven’t known by previous experiences.  This journey led me to a new definition of ‘being connected’.

I began a blog about these experiences – Living in Natures Love

Instead of  following old patterns of gathering food resources I began to create new ones.   That was the first step.  The second step was creating with these backyard resources that led to new relationships with them.  Eventually leading to an interest in exploring fermented foods in my own kitchen.

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Immediately there was an improvement of gut health and brain function.  Increased vitality and stamina followed with a decrease in emotions of anxiety, fear, pain and frustration.  This experience led to a deepening connection to my environment with more clarity of the existing plants and animals.  For me this means less distracted and more present to the moment.

Recently I was intrigued by a video’s content that was created by a celebrity.  Someone I had witnessed years earlier being overweight with obvious movement and breathing issues.  Now this same person was slim and seemed to be in better health.  He had partnered in a new product.  A product created to mimic foods he ate to become healthy.  Curious I  took time to listen to the ingredients that supported their healthy change.  I was happy and surprised to hear that it was the same foods I had unknowingly introduced into my eating plan with similar results.  Only they  decided to create a supplement with those same nutritional values instead of continuing with the healthy real foods.  I was disappointed to hear that as my perspective differs.  I believe that taking a supplement doesn’t allow for the integration new behaviours.  It simply contributes to the fix me attitude.  Mentally it increases the chatter of self-judgment and of right and wrong thinking.   This mental focus doesn’t have the opportunity to shift into the awe of the exploration as how this celebrity and I both experienced.

However, in support of  some of my students these past years, who have taught me that sometimes they simply can’t take the time to explore the basics and integrate,  I am going to share the top three nutrients that made the most significant change in gut and brain health.  These three nutrients can be eaten each day for healing your gut that not only improves your brain function, it improves your immune system and both emotional and physical function.  Included are  the top real food sources of these nutrients.


Chicory Root & Sugar Beets

Inulin

  • Chicory Root
  • Sugar Beets
  • Leeks
  • Asparagus
  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Dandelion Root
  • Elecampane Root
  • Bananas
  • Wheat

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Berberine

Oregon Grape Leave & Roots for Tea

  • European Barberry
  • Goldenseal
  • Goldthread
  • Oregon grape
  • Phellodendron
  • Tree Turmeric

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Sauerkraut

L-glutamine

  • beef
  • chicken
  • fish
  • dairy products
  • eggs, vegetables
  • like beans, beets
  • cabbage
  • spinach
  • carrots
  • parsley
  • vegetable juices
  • wheat
  • papaya
  • Brussels sprouts
  • celery
  • kale
  • fermented foods
    • miso
    • kimchi
    • sauerkraut
    • kefir

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Remember:

We are what we eat

Whether we eat out or have groceries delivered organized with recipes for preparing it,  that food becomes the invisible pathway stimulating an immediate experience (reaction) and future eating habits.

Environment created by food choices

When hearing the use of the term environment one’s thoughts may immediately go to the forest, sky, ocean, animals and plants.  Many of us many not consider the food they consume is a part of the environment that stimulates them physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  Food is the environment that fuels all your functions and each function has different nutritional needs.

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Cultivating Awareness of possible unconscious 

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About Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

One important aspect of goal setting programs is cultivating awareness in a unique way to increase insight into behaviour and experience. Her intention is to support breaking free from inner restrictions blocking a happy life.

by Renee Lindstrom

Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
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Drawing in white light for cleansing & protection

It’s not often that I draw upon bringing in healing white light with students in transition from inner and outer experiences of pain and suffering.   The purpose  would be to bring some ease and peace in the burden they carry inside and on their shoulders that is weighing them down.

Clarity of perception in conversations versus reaction states has shown over and over these past years to be enough to cut through heavy, tar like sensation one finds themselves feeling after long-term experiences of chronic unmet needs.   Needs for being valued, (to be seen, heard or to matter).

Focus of attention versus beliefs, concepts, opinions & perspectives 

Some ways that have increased the crispness  of actions to create balance and harmony  has been through transforming inner habits and developing clarity through physical functions (not referring to exercise or postures),  conscious and fair dialogues that everyone has equal contribution to expressing their needs in a way that is heard, and in understanding how the environment influences and stimulates ones  reactions.

Law of Attraction

However,  I have witnessed that when the fear of taking a personal supportive action can reach a level of panic that can sometimes block tapping into these ways for defusing and calming that heightened experience.  Achieving clarity and conscious understanding is constrained by the resistance to taking personal actions.  The cause can be as simple as fear of change and the unknown.  The known is sometimes perceived as being better than what one expects the outcome could be.

This level of fear usually is at the level of ‘fear of dying.’  I can remember being in a personal session with Dr. Marshall Rosenberg where he was listening to me and another person while holding space for our sharing equally.  At one point he turned to the other person and said, “Do you know she is afraid of dying?”  This other person responded, “Yes and I regret it.”   I personally have experienced this level of fear and panic and, in that moment of witnessing and honesty,  I was able to take right action for myself.  However, until that connection was made for me the experience was a  tangle of unresolved issues and perceived consequences  bonding that person and I in pain and suffering.

Sometimes the resistance can not be engaged through movement, dialogue or changing the space.  To calm and bring clarity one may begin the process of drawing white light to surround them and clear themselves.  This technique is one that is used in many traditions for cleansing and protection.  I have learned that it can be used anywhere and at anytime for support to ground, and find balance and clarity.  I find it reduces panic and can be a  beneficial tool for support that can create the potential to have a dialogue, increase flexibility and calm the space.

Description of  bringing in the white light

Part One Surroundings

  1. To start I suggest one imagine or visualize an egg shape surrounding them.
  2. The  second steps is to draw in the white light from above to surround them inside this egg shape.  
  3. Once  the white light is surrounding one inside this egg shape I then suggest that one imagine or visualize the light turning in in an *anticlockwise way for a couple of moments.
  4. As soon as one stops turning it (white light) in an *anticlockwise way, then start to turn it in a clockwise way immediately for a few moments.
  5. Slowly release the visualization while focusing on a quality of giving thanks to the universe,
  6. (one of my favourite blessings is share with students is borrowed from the Hawaiian tradition – Ho’oponopono prayer).

Part Two – Physical Body

After one has practiced Part one for at least two to three days these two steps can be added after completing the about four steps.

  1. Now bring the surrounding white light into the physical body in a swirling way that is moving anticlockwise for a few moments.
  2. Again immediately upon finishing with swirling anticlockwise begin to swirl it clockwise.
  3. Slowly release the visualization while focusing on a quality of giving thanks to the universe,  (one of my favourite blessings is share with students is borrowed from the Hawaiian tradition – Ho’oponopono prayer).
*Anticlockwise – Opening to clear & cleanse
*Clockwise – Closing and surrounding

Please note:  If the level of fear is too high, one may be afraid of the consequences of this White Light exercise.  There may be a need for support to find reassurance and guidance for a good practitioner that is trustworthy.  It could be a leader from their faith community that can bring safety.


About Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

A  foundation to the evolution of Renee’s practice was working with energy.  In her own experiences the unresolved need in relationships of a lifetime led to an opening for certain energies to emerge affecting her surroundings.  She began training and researching ways to clean and end these effects.  This led to supporting others in their environment for clearing residual energies and influences.  While doing so she witnessed some of the root causes in people’s perspectives, belief systems and interactions that opened them up to experiencing these energies.  This led to training and offering practical tools that one can do to transform their own experiences.

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The need to shift theory observations to clear observations in physicality

One fact that we can all agree upon is that our physicality was our first experience on the planet.  We were not born with a developed belief system or  the ability to theorize based upon short-term and long-term memory association.

As a movement specialist using the learning style of the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education I have found the largest obstacles I am challenged with are people’s tendencies to react, process and respond using only their short-term and long-term memory associations, and learned thought (thinking) process.  Many go into long stories of self-diagnosis, comparisons, identifying and naming associations to what they have already learned and memorized.  This limits the current experience and eliminates the potential for any increased insight.Feldenkrais

My job as a practitioner is to distract this habitual behaviour of theory based observations by creating opportunities for cultivating awareness of exact inner observation experiences in the moment.  This translates to what is being sensed (felt, smelt, tasted, heard and seen) in the exact moment of experiencing it.

This is the uniqueness of the inherent learning we were born with.  I often share with students that if we couldn’t sense our shifting weight in our physicality as a baby we would never have gotten up off the floor, never rolled over, sat, walked or run.  Arrested development!

The learning style we came into this world with is an intelligent way of exploring and increasing our capacity that  does not have a limited focus.  It includes a balance of physical, cultural, perceptive, emotions, mental and soul/spiritual functions.

In my last post I wrote about an actual observation using vocabulary versus a theory observation.  What we say in outer and inner conversation has a direct link to our movement ability.  What we say in outer and inner conversation creates false feelings that are not happening in the current moment.  Rather they are created by memories and perpetuated by the retelling.  This influences our emotions that has a direct link to our movement abilities.

Creating an empathetic experience through connection to thinking, words we tell ourselves, feelings and movement

The challenge can be creating an environment where the student can become curious and explore movement in a way that creates effective change in their movement behaviour versus their learned desires for finding solutions and ways to be fixed.

  • Can your mind go to your posture and movement and not have your first thought be on yoga, the gym, or how much exercise you get?  
  • Can you focus your minds attention to your movement and not think about conditions or limitations?
  • Can you focus your minds attention to your available movement and not compare yourself to who you were in the past, others or go to where you long to be?  

One of the greatest gifts is listening to what is exactly in the current moment using one’s senses.  Your senses aren’t constrained by rules, dogma, perspectives, beliefs and self-image.  This style of listening moves past stuck ways of thinking into a fresh blank page of nothingness with an openness to exploring in an attitude of curiosity.  Like that of when you were a babe beginning your movement journey.   Guided into your own moves versus the demands of being told how, what, where.

In my  practice I combine the understanding of an empathetic environment and lifestyle,  empathetic speaking and listening with a movement style that is empathic. I also include this same understanding of each in my communication and life-style coaching and environment consultants. 

spider-4471795_960_720Over the years the benefits of weaving these together through my different session offerings has become obvious in witnessing the lasting shifts that have taken place.

 

 

 


About Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

One important aspect of her practice is improving physical function.  She has experienced how unresloved needs can restrict movement causing one to have less flexibility. The ability to refine and translate dialogue can help settle emotional fears, pain and anger, or improve one’s needs to be seen, heard and valued in relationships.

by Renee Lindstrom

Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

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Dropping irrelevant words to improve focus on event being shared

I have found that our education has focused upon proper rules of grammar versus focusing upon how each person has a different perception of incoming information.  This translates  into writing, reading and speaking that leads to misunderstandings.

Five ways that humanity perceives information from their environment is through sight, sound, taste, smell and, touch.   The incoming information will then travel through the physical body processing the information before reaching thought.  A process so fast it’s unrecognizable.

You can recognize people’s dominant senses through their choice of words in speaking and writing.  For example:

  • Visual –    “I see……”
  • Sound –    “I hear…..’
  • Smell –      “It smells…..”
  • Taste –      “It tastes……”
  • Touch –     “I feel……”

Translation & simplicity are needed in the ways that these interactions are used

I will use an example of my own predominant sense and its usage.  This is,   “I feel……”  I use this statement in a way that isn’t understandable to anyone outside myself.  Others will be triggered by it,  unknowingly,  before taking in the information I am trying to convey. Here’s  how I may use touch to describe an experience that may be familiar to you where you would accept it as being normal, however may be having inner thoughts that relate to a growing irritability or annoyance.  You may even shut out what I am say I am trying to say.

  • Touch – I feel like I have gone one step forward and one step backward.

As a matter of fact I did want to use these words in the following post to describe the experience I was referring to.  Had I used it, it would have added confusion and extraneous words to describe it.  In the post the words chosen describe exactly what happened without my preferred interpretation.  The event was shared in a way that more people could take in the information and understand the point of what was being shared.  That is my intention – to easily be understood and for a connection to  what I am writing.

At yesterday’s installation of a fiber optic wireless router the technician gave me the option to go back to a hard line for my laptop versus wavelength. In addition,  I was told I could install an app that would turn the wireless off when others left for the day making the house wave free from my own router. I am thrilled for these choices!

What I began to write prior to editing was,  I felt like I had one foot in the future and one foot in the past after a new router was installed yesterday.

Breaking that last sentence down

If you look through the sentence for feeling words there are none.  If you analysis the statement you will note there isn’t any information pertaining to a felt sense.  One foot in the past and one foot in the future is an evaluative experience which precludes any felt sensations.

  • What is your predominant receptor?  
  • How does translate into your dialogues?
  • Does being received by others in the way you intend matter enough to you to slow down and consider how you share?


About Renee Lindstrom, GCFP

One  part of her practice is to refine and translate dialogue so that one can settle their emotional fears, pain and anger, or improve their needs to be seen, heard and valued in relationships.  This is important in improving physical function too.  Unresloved needs can restrict movement causing one to have less flexibility.

by Renee Lindstrom

Awareness Through Living Mentoring Programs Available:

 1st Level – Getting Started (Introduction & Pattern)
 2nd Level – Getting Intouch (Experiencing & Connection)
 3rd Level – Integration (Embodiment)

 

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by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP @ Inside Awareness,  Living in Natures Love Blog
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Copyright 2014 – 2020 Renee Lindstrom, GCFP
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