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


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


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

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Oregon Grape Leave & Roots for Tea

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

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  • 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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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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Body Beautiful – Weight Loss 7: Going forward from here

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP


Somewhere along this journey I accidentally lost over 60 pounds, dropped 10 inches from around my waist and watched the bulges and pockets disappear.  Now the overall body weight  is decreasing evenly.  The bodies natural reversibility.

I have the intention of loosing another 40 pounds yet my focus is on growing the experience of spontaneous love for food.  In my growing appreciation for food I recognize that the model I had did not include learning this love-connection to food.  My own mother hated the kitchen and considered it a chore.  She depended upon her older daughter to learn and take over cooking and didn’t have time or energy to integrate knowledge with her younger one.  I was the younger one and I learned through her feelings and strategies in meal preparation.  As an em-path with high  kinesthetic and visual sensory what I was integrated was a sense of dirtiness, shame, doubt and guilt when it came to food, diets and cooking, etc.

I am excited  about my accidental weight lose.  It wasn’t some trending program I followed nor was it based upon self-judgement or self-image.  It began quite innocently when I became more intent on understanding  what herbal and nutritional benefits my growing environment could offer.  This exploration is a growing lifestyle change that shows me the sensory connection to what I am consuming and creating into remedies, teas and dyes.  At first I began to notice an inner shift in my emotions,  gut health and increased energy and physical strength.  As the exploration expands into creating fermented foods, home-made yogurt, cream cheese and whey I noticed food portions dropped naturally,   With the addition of fermented foods my brain seemed to have more clarity, gut health improved, emotions became less distracting and taking action is quicker.

I am thankful for experiencing this deeper relationship food has to our motivation, inspiration, mental, emotional, physical and brain health.  Adding live food through a mind-set of curiosity has broaden my inner horizons where new creative and spontaneous qualities of response are emerging.  These responses are ones that increase inner confidence and self-love with a growing passion and sense of humor.  The joy and appreciation are spontaneous qualities that are outcomes of awe and interplay between food and functional well-being.   The heart-felt connection isn’t contrived thought patterns or a result of devotional faith.  It is a spontaneous quality of essence or vibration, no thought, no words.

Immersing into a somatic learning experience of  food resources has settled the survival qualities of fear, terror, anxiety and struggle.  Gone is the open wound of hunger.

This shift has not only increased my knowledge of the food component to functional well-being that emanates on all levels, it has enhanced the quality of my experience.  It has quietly shifted my focus of attention away from my to do list, inner-personal conflicts, memories and survival struggles.

My intention for going forward is to expand integrate and learning of live foods into my daily lifestyle through the somatic experience of physical, mental, emotional and now vibrational well-being.  Turning to nature has included getting to know individual plants and trees growing around me and learning what is culinary, medicinal and those for skin, hair and dye remedies.  This exploration evolved with the seasons to creating fermented foods, home-made yogurt, cream-cheese, whey, apple cider vinegar and more.

My personal direction now will be focused upon building  like-minded relationships with those interested in these similar values and intention for exploring the nature of food and interplay with the source of our functioning qualities.  My growing awareness is supporting an illusive consciousness that it is the connection to this relationship with food source that life evolves around.     I know first hand how not being in a like-minded environment can confuse and sabatosh ones intended direction!

How to Loose Weight by creating a Foodie Lifestyle Naturally

Two immediate ways Renee can help you with your weight loss are 

  1.  Coaching Options:
    • Turning intentions into goals
    • Goals Setting & Home Audit and Support
  2.  Food Consciousness Building & Education

Steps to Loosing Weight

  1.  Commit by connecting to intention (separate fitness intention for diet, they are not married and if necessary create a second intention for fitness)
  2.  Food Lifestyle assessment to guarantee it’s doable (remember diet extends into the kitchen, fridge, garden and grocer.  It doesn’t extend to the gym or track)
  3.  Choose a diet plan that’s right for you remembering to make it about you and not about the diet.  (Remember that if you choose a trending diet eventually you will go off it and then what? where is the learning integration?)
  4. Get support for keeping your intention and turning them into goals. (Remember a mentor, group or community can  motivate increase incentive to reach your potential)
  5. Acknowledge results with a coach or in a journal.  (Noticing change is the point of mindful awareness and expressing regret or celebrating versus beating yourself up is the new change agent)

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Copyright 2014 – 2018  Living in Nature’s Love by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP,Feldenkrais® Practitioner since 2007, Communication & Empathy Coach since 2004, Art of Placement  since 2000


Have you set yourself up for failure or success in writing out your goals?

Goals are action requests of yourself!  You are longing for change in an area of your life and the goal you create is the challenge you make to jump-start and motivate this change.

How you word this goal sets you up for failure or for success, so take a moment and review how you have stated your goal.  Have you made a clear action request of yourself or have you made a generalized statement.  Lets use a popular goal of loosing weight.  If you have stated that your goal is to go on a diet, it is too general and not an achievable and doable action request.  Your setting yourself up to fail.  However, you could re-frame this by stating  your resolution is to lose x number of pounds per week/month or by a set date.  This request is now something that you can  now plan to achieve.

By Renee Lindstrom, January 1, 2013