Healthy Eating Habits & Healing Core Issues
Related to Weight Gain
By Kathleen Downey, CSC
Winter nights are long, and
comfort eating can substitute for being outdoors exercising. Our bodies can
change during this time, when we age, during pregnancy or with emotional
trauma. With a little help, you can be the healthiest you that you have longed to
be now that Spring and longer days are here.
Start with a commitment to
change your diet. Stop addictive sugar, dairy and wheat products. A week or two
of guided liver colon cleansing and diet change will give you the opportunity
to be healthier, live longer, have more energy and look younger.
Your liver is your body’s
filter system. Imagine if you didn’t change the filters in your car, it
wouldn’t work as it should, and eventually the car would break down. An example
of how important it is to clean your digestive system is established not only
by the many digestive diseases recorded, but by the British Medical Society’s
paper on the importance of cleaning the colon, which they state has a
neurological arc to all the other organs.
The British scientists
experimented with live chicken cells in petri dishes and found that if they
cleaned the cells of waste products daily they stayed alive, but if they missed
a day or two the cells started to die. Recognizing how important it is to keep
your body’s cells and organs detoxified and in good working order is part of
the first step.
There are many choices on the
market for cleansing these important organs. The best way to find out what
works for you is to seek out someone who is trained in nutrition and herbal remedies
and has experience beyond a few years. My colleagues and I, at Core Level
Healing, have thirty-five years of combined experience in private practice,
guiding people to healthy lifestyles, detoxifying, diet changes and more. We
can direct you as an individual, keeping in mind that everyone is different.
Some products for detoxing the liver and colon have combined several
ingredients meant to do similar things. That sounds great, however one or more
of the ingredients in combinations like this may not be right for you.
Therefore, we have
incorporated ways to test and direct you to the products and foods that are
least allergenic to you.
Second, don’t make the
mistake so many people do; do not indulge the day before you start a
detoxifying cleanse. Cookies, wine and ice cream will still be there, however
you may not be interested in indulging in this type of food once your taste
buds wake up and develop new interests.
If you feel bloated, have
stiff joints, diarrhea, flatulence, stomach pain and show early signs of
depression, there are several things that could be happening. You may have
developed Candida Ablicans due primarily to food
fermenting in the intestinal tracks causing yeast in the gut. This is caused by
several factors, diet — too much sugar, wheat, dairy, alcohol and fermented
foods. Other causative factors include environmental and emotional influences.
Do not under-estimate the influence of your emotional self with regards to body
function or weight gain.
Many of the symptoms
described here can also be caused by malabsorption,
which is part of an inability to digest certain foods — wheat, dairy, soy,
fructose are common culprits, normal foods we have eaten since birth. Fruits
are often viewed as part of a healthy diet unless they are eaten when fructose
is of larger value than glucose in foods. Fructose is absorbed in the small
intestine without the help of digestive enzymes. However, only about 25-50g of
fructose per sitting can be properly absorbed even in healthy persons. Once in
the large intestine, if fructose has not been adequately absorbed, it reduces
the absorption of water osmotically and is
metabolized by colonic bacteria into short-chain fatty acids. These produce
by-product gases — hydrogen, carbon dioxide and methane. Aside from gas it
makes one feel dehydrated even when drinking water.
It’s important to learn about
your intolerance to different foods and how to keep your body healthy during
and after detoxification. Certain eating habits and foods that have unknowingly
caused you stress, and digestive problems can be recognized and eliminated with
our process of detoxification and healing core-emotional issues related to
being unable to digest certain foods.
The liver, large and small
intestines and the colon not only process foods, they also process emotions.
The liver responds to emotions of mental irritation, anger and repression.
Anger and repression can cause the liver to malfunction if one’s nervous system
isn’t strong enough to verbally or physically protect it, and an overworked
liver’s imbalance can cause anger. The small intestines regulate heat to the
heart and relate to discernment (decision-making processes), the large
intestines and colon to the past and memory related to time — past, present,
and future. Are we eating to indulge old repressions that are remembered
As you detox you will notice
memories and emotions start to surface. Sometimes our behavior seems erratic
during detox, which is why it is important to get out of our heads and into our
hearts through the oldest meditation practice. The Shaman’s journey is a
first-hand experience with your spiritual life giving you the opportunity to
connect with supportive spiritual help to keep you feel safe and grounded.
Soul Retrieval and Past-Life
Therapy work to help us understand the basis for the emotions and the bigger
picture making it possible to clear up the core reasons for our health
conditions. Detoxing, Soul Retrieval and Past-Life Therapy combined are your
greatest support team for a healthy, abundant and very happy life.
Week Retreats and Soul Retrieval and Past-Life Therapy Trainings are available
in Hawaii on an on-going basis. Healthy gluten- and dairy-free recipes are now
available under Healthy is Delicious at www.corelevelhealing.net Private and long-distance sessions are
available. Call (858) 401-3144.