Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
A collection of blog posts - feel free to respond with your thoughts and comments - I love to have feedback - thank you!
It appeared in my hands following a funny old month with dietary differences rearing their heads again. And that age old question - which is healthier - to be aware of what you're eating, avoid certain foodstuffs that don't fit into that remit; or just eat everything that's put in front of you without question? Sausage rolls and diet coke or green juices and B12 supplements. I mock myself a little there so do take a little pinch of salt please (Himalayan if you wouldn't mind)...
My friend has talked to me a while about Isabel Losada and I had the pleasure to be passing on her book Battersea Park Road to Paradise to another friend. Friend number 2 being on holiday it seemed the perfect time to enjoy it myself first!
And so I did. A beautifully written book, detailing Isabel's experiences as she got herself out of a hole (her words not my interpretation). Wonderfully funny, brilliantly insightful and descriptively alive, I'd recommend it to anyone.
I was intrigued to read Anthony Robbins' (If you've not met him through books, CDs or in person I recommend him too - many brilliant tips and thoughts on life, living, love and living life with love - and more) take on food. For those of you who don't at least know of him, he's one of the most high energy speakers I'm aware of. If you were looking through a catalogue for increased energy and his dynamic force was an option it'd be silly not to look twice. So... To his thoughts:
If you must eat fish check the pollution level and eat smaller fish due to the mercury levels in larger fish such as tuna.
(Since the book was written and author attended the seminar the radiation levels in the oceans have increased and personally I'd be leaving all fish. Up to you - at least with awareness you can make an educated choice.)
No milk or milk products.
No 'whites' - white rice, pizza, sugar, potatoes.
No vinegar (his rationale being the acetic acid affects the liver similarly to alcohol).
No sugar and no coffee.
What DOES he recommend?
Drinking water, wheatgrass juice and an alkaline diet. Eating loads of greens, taking digestive enzymes, acidophilus and a good multivitamin. A dietary cleanse (often called a 'detox') at least twice a year.
And exercise - do exercise that's enjoyable to you, doesn't cause you pain and gets you out there. As Isabel points out about not exercising 'decreased energy levels, insomnia and a diminished sex drive - well, those three things should be enough to get anyone out of the door really.'
So, having followed Tony Robbins' wisdom for a while on other areas, I'm back on board. Studying with some wonderful people and nightly hot tubs, a fabulous festival and fun times with friends has meant a little lapse on alcohol for me - back off that for a while now. Once I return from holiday I'm going to get started on the wheatgrass juice for a week or two. And I'm also running a 30 day Juicing Challenge. More about that later. You're welcome to join in if you like.
So where's that filtered water and lemon... And my trainers.
With love, light and passion for life,
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition