From The Hidden Side of Things- “By Our Habits – Food” by CW
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The food which we eat is taken into the body and we actually make it
part of ourselves, so it is clearly evident that the magnetism with which it is
charged is a matter of great moment to us. Both its physical and its magnetic
purity are important, yet some people neglect one and some the other. In India,
for example, great weight is attached to magnetic purity, and a man will not
eat food which has been subjected to the magnetism of some one of lower caste.
On the other hand he is much less careful than we are in the West as to the
physical cleanliness of the preparations, forgetting that nothing which is
physically dirty can ever be magnetically pure. We are usually particular as to
the physical cleanliness, but we never think of the question of magnetic
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The fact which most
seriously affects the magnetism of food is that it is touched so much by the
hands of the cook in the course of its preparation. Now the special magnetism
of a person flows out most strongly through the hands, and consequently food
which is touched by the hands cannot but be highly charged with that magnetism.
This is specially true in the case of pastry and bread, which are kneaded by
hand in countries which are too backward to have learnt the use of machinery
for these purposes. All food made in that way would be absolutely unfit to be
eaten at all, were it not for the fact that fortunately the action of fire in
the baking or the cooking removes the traces of most kinds of physical
magnetism. Still it is eminently desirable that the cook should touch the food
as little as possible, and so ladles and spoons, which can readily be
demagnetised, should always be used in cooking and serving everything; and they
should be kept rigorously clean.
In order to prevent
any avoidable mixture of magnetism many an occult student insists upon always
using his own private cup and spoon. Madame Blavatsky strongly advised this,
and said that when it could not be done the cup and the spoon that were used
should be demagnetised before each meal. The ordinary man pays no attention
whatever to matters such as these, but the student of occultism who is trying
to enter upon the Path must be more careful. It is possible to demagnetise food
by a firm effort of the will, and with a little practice a mere wave of the
hand coupled with a strong thought will do the thing almost instantaneously.
But it must be remembered that demagnetisation removes neither physical dirt
nor its astral counterpart, though it may take away other astral influence; and
therefore every precaution must be taken to see that cleanliness is perfect in
all culinary arrangements.
Food also absorbs the magnetism of those who are in close proximity to
us when we are eating. It is for that reason that in India a man prefers to eat
alone, and must not be seen eating by one of lower caste. The mixture which
arises from eating in public amidst a crowd of strangers, as in a restaurant,
is always undesirable, and should be avoided as much as possible. The magnetism
of one' s own family is usually more sympathetic, and at any rate one is
accustomed to it, so that it is much less likely to be harmful than the sudden
introduction of a combination of entirely strange vibrations, many of which are
most likely quite out of harmony with our own.
There are, however,
always two kinds of magnetism in every article of food-- the internal and the
external-- the former belonging to its own character, the latter impressed upon
it from without. The magnetism of the merchant who sells it and of the cook are
both of the latter kind, and can therefore be removed by the action of the
fire; but the magnetism which is inherent in it is not at all affected by that
action. No amount of cooking of dead flesh, for example, can take away from it its
inherently objectionable character, nor all the feelings of pain and horror and
hatred with which it is saturated. No person who can see that magnetism and the
vibrations which it sets up can possibly eat meat.
by Sarah Aitken
(NaturalNews) Extreme is a good way to describe the diet that most
people in America subsist on. Many people wouldn't look at the
standard American diet, and call it extreme; many would just call it normal.
But if you look at the diet close-up, we can see that it is pretty extreme, and
certainly not healthy.
The Standard American
Diet usually consists of a myriad of processed carbs (cereals, breads, pasta,
cookies, cakes etc.), processed meat products, and a few fruits and veggies.
What you eat is the foundation of your health – so what is in this diet?
This diet is high in many things, most of which your body doesn't really need. It is full of hydrogenated oil, high fructose corn syrup, phytic acid, acrylamide, sodium nitrate, monosodium glutamate (MSG) and lacking in basic essentials such as vitamins, minerals.
Hydrogenated oil causes a host of problems. It contributes to cancer, heart disease and obesity. A recent study showed that monkey fed these oils gained a significant amount of fat around the abdomen, even though they were not fed in such excess as to warrant fat gain. This is bad! Fat gain without consuming extra calories, and around the worst place on the body to gain it too, is one of the worst things for your health. We also know that trans fat boosts women's infertility by 70%, if you consume it for 2% of your total calories. For someone on a 2000 calories a day diet, that is only about 4 grams of fat. And 4 grams of fat is not a lot! You could get that much in one donut, or a small serving of fries.
High fructose corn syrup raises blood sugar levels quickly. There
are links to the consumption of high fructose corn syrup to type II diabetes
and heart disease. It provides no nutritional value, and is the
ubiquitous sweetener for foods that are known as "empty calories."
Phytic acid has been proven to be an "anti-nutrient." It is in all grains, nuts and seeds that have not been soaked and dried first. If you are eating boxes of food that are grain based, not only are you eating something that has no nutrition, you are also eating something that will readily take nutrients from you.
If you eat anything with carbohydrates heated to a high temperature, you are
eating acrylamide. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has stated
that possible short-term effects of ingesting acrylamide are damage to the
nervous system, weakness and incoordination in the legs. The possible
long-term effects are damage to the nervous system, paralysis, and
cancer. Acrylamide in fried or baked goods is produced by the reaction
between asparagine and reducing sugars or reactive carbonyls. Browning
during baking, frying or deep-frying or over-cooking of foods will produce
acrylamides. Acrylamides can also be created during microwaving.
Consumption of processed meats has been linked to cancer (colon, breast,
prostate and pancreas). The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for sodium
nitrate states that ingestion in the pure form could cause gastroenteritis and
abdominal pains. Other symptoms may include dizziness, bloody diarrhea,
convulsions, and collapse; and chronic exposure can cause
methemoglobinemia. This happens in some individuals when bacteria in the
stomach convert the nitrate to nitrite. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness,
rapid heartbeat, irregular breathing, convulsions, coma, and death can occur
should this conversion take place. If you truly don't want to give up
your bacon, salami or whatever there is a way to fight the harm that sodium
nitrate can inflict on your body. You have to consume large doses of
vitamins C and E before you eat something with sodium nitrate in it.
These wonderful vitamins inhibit the conversion of sodium nitrate to the
carcinogenic form, nitrosamines.
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is in a class of chemicals known as
excitotoxins. Excitotoxins, like MSG, introduced to the body in high
doses have been shown in animal studies to cause damage to areas of the brain
unprotected by the blood-brain barrier. A variety of chronic diseases can
arise out of this neurotoxicity. In other animal research, MSG has been
shown to indirectly cause obesity. According to laboratory studies, the
chemical does this by downregulating hypothalamic appetite suppression which
increases the amount of food animals consume. This is another universal
ingredient and can be found under names such as hydrolyzed yeast, torula yeast
and autolyzed yeast.
Standard American Diet is full of packaged foods. Most packaged foods
have virtually no nutritional value! They are pretty packages housing
calories. If this is all you eat, then you are on the fast track to being
overfed, and under nourished. I know that we are told that we should be
eating lots of grain products. Eat up. But a diet recommendation
like that is ignoring the true science out there telling us that insulin
spikes, phytic acid, acrylamide and the negative immune system responses we get
from eating cooked food doesn't mean a thing. We don't fully understand
what happens in the body with all these extras - the synergistic effects
are simply not known. Eating a diet rich in refined carbohydrates and
processed meat products is a sure fire way to walk the path of disease.
There are real health
advocates that teach the right way to eat. Avoiding all those
unwanted extras most people get by eating the Standard American Diet takes a
little drive but it is worth it. Reduce or eliminate refined carbs and go
for whole, sprouted grains instead; and use them sparingly. Or replace
those carbohydrates with amaranth, buckwheat, millet or quinoa. Chose raw
fats - found in extra virgin olive oil, virgin coconut oil or the fats
found in raw avocados. The food you eat should be colourful and
vibrant! Most people do not get the recommended number of fruits and
vegetables in their diet; don't be one of those people. Recent studies
show that if we eat broccoli and tomatoes together, the health benefits are amplified.
You get more results eating these foods together than if you ate them in
isolation – so go for a lot of colour on your plate. For a detailed look
at what it truly takes to make a healthy diet check out Mike Adams' Honest food
guide. Leave "SAD" behind, and build a foundation of health and
About the Author
Sarah Aitken is a Chemical
and Materials Engineer by education. Through years of focused self-study, she
has come to see the benefit of whole food nutrition and allowing the body to
heal itself. A Field Center Certified Facilitator, Sarah is passionate about
being helpful to others, in any venue, in their quest for a better life.
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any of you may remember meals that your mothers, fathers, or guardians
prepared when you were growing up. They
may have been meals that were passed to your parents from their parents, and so
on. Most often, those meals were
connected to memories and to emotions.
Some recipes may be associated with good memories while others may not.
For my health coach practice, this kind of information helps to inform how your
health may be shaped by these meals and the foods used to create them.
More new information about food and the effects they have on the human body comes daily. What was known during the 1950s may not be accurate today. What was revealed during the 1980s may not be accurate in this 21st century. Science builds on the information through deletion and revision.
Science maintains that the building blocks of life are amino
acids. And together with vitamins,
minerals, and enzymes constitute the essential components of sustaining a
healthy human body.
If the meals you remember when you were young were healthy,
life-supporting, worked for you, and made you feel good, consider keeping
them. If they tipped the scales towards
higher fats, there may be way to re-engineer the recipe to make them
Alkalinity is determined by the quantity of minerals in the blood. The measure is identified with the symbol pH,
referring to a logarithmic relationship based on the hydrogen ion in solution on
a unit scale of measure between 0 and 14.
The more hydrogen ions in a measured amount of fluid, the more acidic
the compound. The less hydrogen ions
present , the more alkaline or basic the compound. Our bodies continually work to maintain as
close to a pH of 7 as much as possible; the pH for optimum health is 7.365.
Humans produce acid in the body with foods that decrease pH such as
a. Processed products
b. Animal protein
d. Artificial sweeteners
e. Natural sweeteners like honey
g. Carbonated beverages (sodas)
h. Fruits, because of the sugars
i. Some grains, and
Other habits that decrease pH are:
3. Eating animal protein;
4. Using drugs- pharmaceutical and recreational;
5. Poor environment – pesticides, etc.
6. Lack of adequate sleep, and
You CAN improve the level of alkalinity in the body by
1. getting rest,
2. Refraining from drug use;
3. Eliminating or limiting smoking and drinking, and
drinking quality water, with nothing else in it.
If there are insufficient minerals the body will get them from
somewhere in order to sustain itself. The
body maintains a small buffer store that reduces the amount of acids consumed and
created. It needs to be replenished
daily. If it is not, the body will draw
upon other systems that contain minerals like the bones if the body needs
calcium in the blood. Osteoporosis is a
symptom of that depletion created to sustain another system.
There are four different blood types that have developed over the time humans existed. They changed as humans eating habits changed. O blood type or “oldest,” A or “agricultural,” B or ”xxx” and AB, or “abstract”. According to Dr. Peter D’Adamo’s work pioneered by his father, Dr. James D’Adamo, each blood type should only be nurtured by specific types of foods because of each blood type’s composition.
O was the first blood type reaching back to prehistoric days. Foods that should not be consumed by O type
people include corn, oranges, and cantaloupe, the first two are in most of what
we consume today!
“Agglutination” is the property of an antigen to accumulate antibodies
that threaten the health of the organism.
Each blood type has a specific antigen for this purpose that recognizes
specific foods as good and others as bad. What is good for O is not necessarily
good for AB.
As far as requiring scientific proof, if the information about what one
consumes and the effects on the carrier of the life force, or blood, still makes
one request more information, it comes to mind that those adults want to be
directed, like small children. Consider
that after comprehending the information and applying by, for example,
eliminating a food for a short period of time and observing what occurs in one’s
body, those experiences may be all one needs for verification.
The 5 Element Theory is based on oriental medicine on the connections between the physiology and pathology of the body and the natural environment. The complex links of what occurs within the body as well as outside of it and in and with the natural environment were organized into a system of relationships that can inform a user about how to maintain a balance of mind and body.
The five elements are wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Each element represents
different organs and supports and regulates another element. The elements
relate to each other and regulate energy for each other to maintain the body’s
Rotation is important to ensure that the body does not develop adverse reactions
to foods. Food allergies and conditions can develop from overconsumption within
4 days. The immune system attacks a
substance to protect the body if the substance is detected more than once in 4
days. The more times the substance shows
up, the immune system recognizes it as an enemy.
Agribusiness transports produce from different parts of the world that have an “on” growing season to places where the growing seasons are “off.” In other words, areas of the world experiencing winter can now have their summer produce grown and transported from other places. It is a convenience of the modern world to have your fruits and vegetables all year round. However, Nature’s cycles, the suspension of some food availability and enabling availability of others, occur for a reason. The problems from eating foods too frequently become apparent when these cycles are eliminated.
A select group of foods exist in most processed foods: dairy; caffeine, and wheat; corn, and sugar which are cheap to produce. Sugar has been substituted with other products like high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) which is derived from corn. It costs less to produce than sugar and because it enables the body to turn off the appestat, a biological mechanism that tells you when you have consumed enough, people who eat foods and beverages with HFCS keep eating. This is a great thing for food manufacturers: you, the consumer, keep buying more food and spending more money.
Your body reacts to foods that come into your system several times
within a four day period. In some cases,
two consumptions within a four day period may be acceptable creating little to
no reaction. More than that, the body
may react with any number of noticeable sensitivities such as excessive mucus
production; headaches; memory loss; unusual behavior for that person; itching;
joint pain, or fatigue.
Expand your food choices. According to the
National Academy of Sciences, there are over 10,000 edible plants
available. One hundred fifty have been
commercially cultivated. There are many
that are cultural staples. A major issue
is the small number of the crops appearing in the enormous number of processed
food products increasing the potential for food allergies and diseases. Break the cycle and introduce more foods, the
fresher the better, into the food plan.
Include more healthy recipes and meals. You will soon see that you won’t miss the
foods you are replacing.
3. Create meal blocks with color, taste, texture, and seasonality as criteria for varying your selections based on
a. blood type. Use the Blood Type food list and carefully document how you feel in one week. Next use it for two weeks. Note how you feel when you wake up in the morning. Note how your energy feels during the day. Also, think about how your body feels. Are there joint pains where there are usually? If it works, continue it, or
b. use the 5 Elements. It is not as easy as it sounds. A typical meal may be mostly wood which would provide insight into feelings, thoughts, and behavior, or
both – combining blood type foods and the 5
Elements. The information assigning
foods to either of the groups is limited and ongoing.
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