What a wonderful piece of art by Kristin Noelle as a part of a great little video on the Monk's Manifesto. Here's the vimeo link for you to view: https://vimeo.com/76842041 So often we feel peaceful when we have so-called positive emotions moving through us -- of course there's the familiar grasp to hold on to the joy, bliss, peace as if we had some control. But come anger, rage, FEAR! and we want to jump out of our skins to escape either a heavy feeling inside that twists us to the core -- how often do we go shopping, indulge in emotional eating, crying on a friend's shoulder, or just plain try to "erase, erase!" again as if we had control.
Every emotion, and -- no need to name it as it moves through, is there as a helper for our growth and expansion. It may not even be part of our direct experience, but emotional stuff in the larger thought-o-sphere of consciousness. Any empaths out there? You know who you are! So, we can take the bullet train to expansion by greeting and embracing all emotions coming by for a visit! I've found often, just in the act of consciously allowing and feeling a sensation of welcomeness (uh oh...new word?) that the emotion quickly dissipates. Sometimes there is an inner contemplation or question about where this first arose. Sometimes a revelation, sometimes none. Definitely in student mode here crossing the river of transformation and awakening to all that is in the moment!
Is there anything more appealing as a go to food as PIZZA? Most of us, unless you know you're allergic to typical ingredients are suckers for a great slice or more of pizza. But what is the charmed life of that pizza in your belly? And what effect does melted cheese have on you inside belly works?
Okay, here's the facts from a friend of mine who has been a chiropractor with a nutritional focus for 30 years.
If you use lots of melted cheese it will be degrade and disrupt your digestion and take a toll on your gall bladder. When you're eating cheese from cows and the cheese is pasteurized and dead. Many of her clients and their young children had problems with their gall bladders. She witnessed, and had found a study to back it up, that for lactating moms, their gall bladders would become congested and they were passing on the excess fat to their babies and giving their little ones colic.
The pizza would thicken the lymph system and actually make the kids vulnerable to the viruses and bacteria floating around. She wasn't popular with the kids about pizza and recommended they do the soy cheeses or other plant cheeses with less fat.
A couple of colleagues of mine were traveling a few years back around Europe on a business trip. They ate quite a bit of cow dairy product (cheese) that was not their normal faire. Both suffered gall bladder attacks and had to have their gall bladders removed.
Takeaway: Take care not to gum up the works! If you want to have cheese and stay healthy, make it goat, soy, or sheep and eat in small amounts! For the very best for your body, have pizza with sprouted grains and keep it vegetarian for best digestion. Have your protein foods a few hours away from your starchy meals.
Recently in an online forum where people were talking about eating healthy food and being surrounded by co-workers diving into donuts for their morning rush. One of the health mentors posted a great response telling what your body has to do to respond to the donut deposit!
"These donuts talk to you all day because the people's gallbladders are churning, churning, churning desperately trying to squeeze the bile out of the storage tank (gallbladder) while the liver is under siege trying to make bile to emulsify this fatty fried glue in the duodenum. Meanwhile, blood sugars are through the roof stressing the pancreas to push out insulin to handle the sugars and starch. The adrenal glands are dramatically over-stimulated suddenly, and then the sugars plummet, and the people who happily chomped down the donut become somewhat dazed. Belching goes on all day long for hours as that donut "talks back" to them. The churning in the gallbladder causes the bile crystals in the bile to coagulate to form stones...NOT A PRETTY PICTURE!"
We see ourselves often joking around with friends and family as we give into cravings or other delectable treats or so-called foods. Occasionally indulging is not a stressor for our bodies, but long-term regular habits of eating junk with sugar and chemicals degrades our health often invisibly at first, and long term, you feel like the junk you've been feeding yourself. Ever get a donut hangover? Take care of the one special body you were born into!