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ATE: Ongoing goals of starting point to eating for all moving parts

The only way to change is action  

Introducing foods that are full of nutrition and fibre can change craving experiences and food choices.  These foods satisfy different functioning parts of one’s body leaving satisfied feelings.  This naturally leads one to begin noticing that they aren’t reaching for certain foods or having thoughts of going out to eat.  The purpose of ATE is specifically to develop this somatic experience versus seeking solutions.  The difference is one shifts a lifestyle and the other focuses upon solutions.


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ATE: 4th starting point to eating for all moving parts

Shifting one’s focus from seeking answers to action is the integrative experience.

For example, many have been told they are allergic to goods, however they are not told that by eliminating those foods they are losing a variety of nutritional values.  These lost nutrients are not replaced and after years physical, mental and emotional capacity is diminished. The biggest example I have come across is feeding the brain.  Nutrition for the brain  is not a consideration when eliminating dairy, meat and grains.  What many are hearing and reading is how unhealthy foods are  rather than what nutritional values they have and how they influence their ability to function.

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ATE: 3rd starting point to eating for all moving parts

This third starting point goal is a highly recommended one for reducing inflammation from the inside out.  My experience is that it also reduces pain levels.  For me this first drink in the a.m., helped to clear a foggy brain which was a surprising benefit.  My intention for starting this practice was to support digestion, transform stomach acid to alkaline and speed up my metabolism.

Benefits of turmeric:

In Ayurvedic medicine turmeric has been used for generations to support joint mobility, digestion, and circulation.  Current articles suggest it is useful for arthritis, improving brain function and in cancer research.

Turmeric is a source of curcumin which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and a strong antioxidant. However curcumin is  poorly absorbed into the bloodstream on its own.  To harness its benefits the use of black pepper is recommended as it can increase curcumins bioavailability.

Anything that can reduce chronic inflammation is important in preventing and  treating any condition and disease resulting from chronic inflammation.  I have begun to read more articles that suggest curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of your cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases.

Many write about how curcumin is a strong antioxidant which reduces free radicals while stimulating one’s own body antioxidant defences.  Free radicals contribute to aging and many diseases.

Lately articles are suggesting that a type of growth hormone know as BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) that functions in your brain benefits from curcumin.  It seems to raise the levels of BDNF which lessens the effects of depression and Alzheimer’s disease.

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ATE: 4 more starting points to eating for all moving parts

This second starting point goal is an important consideration.  As a child I remember having dinner at 5 p.m. and then not eating until the following morning at 7 a.m.  This is a 14 hour period of not eating and was a learned behaviour until I had children of my own and chose to demand breastfeed.  This choice led to an absence of time breaks between meals that eventually contributed to weight gain as I aged and my metabolism slowed down.

These hours between dinner and breakfast are now trending as intermittent fasting.  This is an example of something old becoming new again.  If you consider the root cause it is about unconsciously changing habits.  For me, as a practitioner, it is about commitment and action, not a trend.  If one commits, takes action and then repeats it for a little as one to two weeks it can form a new learned behaviour and lifestyle habit.

The only way to change is action  


Back to ATE:  Cultivating Awareness of Eating for all moving parts

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  • INQUIRE ABOUT OPTIONAL STEPS FOR BUILDING SUCCESS

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ATE: Starting points to eating for all moving parts

An eating plan to stimulate an increase in function mentally emotionally, physically and spiritually can be as simple as introducing new food habits that support an assortment of nutritional needs.  Each functioning part needs different types of minerals and vitamins for health and wellness.

  • Food choice has a direct influence on emotional states
  • Food choice has a direct influence on mental function  
  • Food choice has a direct influence on physical function

Left brain dieting solutions

From personal experiences I have become aware of how learning influences for eating plans have focused on eliminating foods and shifting ones diet.  These eating plans are either current trends with a single focus of losing weight and the education focus is on solutions to fix a problem.   This educational messaging is left-brain dominant which means it’s organized to fix a problem.  The learning message;  health is reflected by one’s self-image.  One comes away with the universal message that they don’t fit into society’s perception of health that is based upon looks.

Balancing brains 2 sides to increase functional health & wellness

Right brain eating plan than harnesses the focus of one’s left brain abilities

What if one could retrain how they focus the left brain’s qualities of  efficiency in a way that increases joy, connection and stimulates an inner radiance?  A right brain focus is on one’s functional experience and is designed to activate and develop one’s  awareness skills.  This right brain pathway engages one’s senses for perceiving an experience that includes the discernment abilities of the left brain.

The difference of these two ways is that one is focused upon outside influences and memorization of facts as told by merchants and media, and one is on inside  experiences and learning through exploring them.

The differences in these two styles of  learning 

The dominant left brain focus is more likely to remain as mental concepts that stays in the thinking process and focused upon self-judgments.   It is more difficult to integrate into an evolving lifestyle as there is no period of integration of new conscious habits.  Ones that have been recognized through experiences.  The  focal point is upon either being wrong, or something is wrong and this formula is for fixing that problem.

The right brain focus that has inclusion for left brain activities is more likely to shift habits and result in lifestyle changes.  This way is more time and financially efficient.  It reduce effort and creates a mindfulness state of being as one thoughts are redirected to exploring new experiences.

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Healthy eating lifestyle integration programs to trigger your inner switch to ‘less in more.’  

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Programs are practical and doable techniques of integration and experience of somatic education and functional integration as presented through the practice of the  Feldenkrais Method, Nonviolent Communication, Subtle Energy & Urban Feng Shui, and Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation.

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  • INQUIRE ABOUT OPTIONAL STEPS FOR BUILDING SUCCESS

    • Investigate how surroundings can create success at home or office
    • Investigate movement awareness with a focus on function that can free up unconscious limitations

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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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 we consume is a part of the environment that stimulates us 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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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.

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Foods that encourage ‘less is more,’ naturally

Have you experienced how foods appear to influence moods and temperament?

or heard about the gut/brain connection?

The digestion of foods creates an environment in ones guts that creates healthy  or unhealthy bacteria and this bacteria, healthy or unhealthy,  influences physical and mental symptoms.  A gut with healthy bacteria creates body, mental and emotional balance while one with unhealthy bacteria weakens immune responses and metabolic rate.

A healthy eating plan is important to create a healthy gut of thriving  bacteria.  Some of the best ways to do this it through fresh, cultured and fermented foods.

Calling it an eating plan acts more like a guide to explore food to increase  curiosity versus adding to the rules of right and wrong that have been cultivated through our cultural programming.

Many have lost the natural inner connection to intuitively knowing what foods to prepare with what is available in our kitchens on any given day.  Food box programs are thriving as they provide the convenience of daily food following a menu they provide you.  All one has to do is cook as per instructions.  Services that drive meals to homes from restaurants are thriving as focus moves away from food and meal prep.    In an earlier post Hitting the food re-set button this author shares the benefits of getting back into connection with food and preparation naturally.  It doesn’t have to be a competition with self or others but rather an investigation of the senses.  This can increase experiences of inner joy, appreciation of self and food, groundedness and self-confidence.  A natural occurring emotional experience is a reduction of fear, anxiety and anger.  As mentioned above the guts bacteria creates the direction of responses whether peaceful or conflicted.

Three ways this author has experienced a reconnect with food are listed below.

  1.  Exploring fresh sources of food, including wild edibles and plants.  Follow this ongoing and rewarding back yard journey on her blog – Living in Natures Love
  2. Following a guided plan that explores food from a core relationship with nature with a focus on somatic food education:
  3. Introduction of fermented and cultured foods with a focus on somatic food education.

Get started on one of these two guided eating plans that aligns with body and nature connections.

Book coaching with someone who has finally found a successful way of integrating an eating plan that becomes a healthy and full filling food life-style.  Food can become the source of weight loss and increased happiness.

  • Don’t stay on the mental gym of rules, right and wrong which creates inner-conflict.
  • Don’t stay on a diet that tells you what to eat so that when you stop following it your lost and regain all the weight.

How to get started

Step #1:  Choose Guided Daily Eating Plan

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Part #1:  Intro to Guide

  1. Intro to intentional food focusing & mindfulness
    • Explore food & function

Part #2:  Food & Lifestyle Coaching

  • Empathy Coaching
    • Weekly check in for integration & support
      • Explore mental stories creating  emotional blocks

Part #3:  Accountability Coaching

  • Accountability check in for stimulating self-confidence & inner connection
    • Choice of daily or weekly

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  • One month Awareness through Eating Somatic Food Coaching

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