What do Your Food Cravings Mean? 🧠We crave specific foods due to amino acids, neurochemical catalysts, or vasoconstrictor catalysts. 🧠These will energise your body or soothe your brain chemicals. If we take the example of someone experiencing fatigue or burnout, they may crave the stimulating effect of sharp cheese or red meat, or sugar and chocolate to give an instant energy hit. When people are depressed, fearful, or feeling lonely, they may start craving the soothing effect of fatty foods, like ice cream. 🧠While our moods do impact our diet, conversely our diet impacts our emotions and state of mind. Ultimately, it can be a vicious cycle. 🙏🏻An Eastern Viewpoint of Food and Mood 🧠In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and other Eastern philosophies of health, the emotions are considered the major internal causes of disease. TCM denotes five couples of organs. We have kidney and bladder, liver and gall bladder, heart and small intestine, the spleen and stomach, and finally the lungs and large intestine. Every organ has a sensorial and emotional component. Suwen (The Book of Plain Questions), one of the theoretical foundational books of Traditional Chinese Medicine, says: “The five yin-organs of the human body produce five kinds of essential qi, which bring forth joy, anger, grief, worry, and fear.” TCM also believes that certain organs are related to emotional activities, i.e. the heart is related to joy, the liver to anger, the spleen to pensiveness, the lungs to anxiety and the kidneys to fear.
We can directly relate food cravings to TCM wisdom, IE: the taste of salt stimulates kidney function, which is tied to the body’s energy reserves. The taste of sweet boosts stomach function. 🧠Explore strategies to address emotions instead of covering them up with food. While this may seem scary or challenging, it is the pathway to radiant health and vitality, along with balance and happiness. When the feedback loop in our body is well nourished our emotions and the mind happier and more balanced. .
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💫Its time for The More ya Know Monday segment, bringing you fun facts and tips about the body! Tune in every Monday. Because it’s true what they say, knowledge is power. And the more ya know about your body and pain management, the more time you can spend enjoying life.💫
Have you ever wondered how clean your body is on the inside? Especially after eating a lot of pizza or drinking a little too much? The human body contains a lymphatic system which is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing white blood cells, throughout the body. The lymphatic system is propelled by smooth muscles which transport fluid through the lymph vessels.
Massage therapy increases lymph movement in the body, which expels a large amount of metabolic waste and toxins.
This is one of the great side effects of massage. Following a general once a month massage rule allows you to reap the benefits of a thorough expelling of waste that has collected in the body, especially in muscles. For this reason, massage therapy can improve your immune system, relieve aches and pains, and improve digestive function and several other functions that are hindered due to waste build up.
I stress the importance of extra hydration to my clients after any massage session. It is possible, (and I have experienced this with my clients a few times), to become very sick after your massage if you don’t drink plenty of water. Because such a large amount of toxic waste is removed from being blocked in the body, water is essential to expedite this waste. In extreme cases, the toxic waste lingering in your body post massage can cause kidney issues if one does not hydrate.💧
. 💪🏼Our bodies are amazing creations! They are always working to clean, fix, repair, heal… Massage increases the work of all of those innate qualities that our bodies possess. You will certainly notice the difference in how much greater you can feel after receiving some good manual work on the body.
Thank you Sarah Hines Wilson for sharing this informative dialogue about Breast Cancer!
Tonight on our Breast Cancer journey, we’re talking DEODORANT.👃🏿 Here’s the skinny... But first. Let us remember our design...
We’re SUPPOSED to sweat.🥵
Repeat after me🗣 “sweating is GOOD.” We often forget that our skin is our LARGEST organ. Along with the kidneys, colon, liver and lungs, the skin plays a major role in elimination. These are your “exit doors”. In today’s world, our bodies are overwhelmed by toxins. From the food we eat to the products we use. From the air we breathe to the drugs we take. Ohhhh and the STRESS.🥴 Your lymphatic system (think waste management department) runs throughout the body and lies just below the skin’s surface. (We’ll talk more specifically about the lymphatic system later this month). For now - lets remember that every cell in the body eats & poops😂. Of all the body’s “trash”, nearly 2/3 of it is “dumped” in the zone between the neck & ribs, with primary “collection sites” in the armpits (axillary). Stay with me... Anti-perspirants, as their name implies, BLOCK. So while we’re over here blocking sweat (yay), we’re also blocking our body’s ability to safely, consistently and effectively take out the trash (boo). Ever forgot to take your trash can to the curb on pick up day? Yep, trash piles up and overflows. And dude...🤢😷 Y’all follow me? EVERY exit door we have needs to be open. Open doors are VITAL to our health and QUALITY of life. 💡More breast tumors are found in the UPPER OUTER quadrant than anywhere else in the breast. This is the closet region to the armpit. Mine was no exception. Left breast, 1 o’clock.😞 So for starters, anti-perspirants are ❌ because:
1) they block your ability to eliminate toxins and
2) they are chock full of creepy chemicals and toxic heavy metals😳
Aluminum - Is ANY amount of a toxic heavy metal ”SAFE” in the human body? 😤 Don’t get me started.
Parabens - KNOWN cancer causers and hormone disrupters. More than 2/3 of breast cancer cases are estrogen positive. (Xenoestrogens are rampant in bath/body/beauty products). Read your labels and 🏃♀️ far far away.
Phthalates - Disrupt ho
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Like a key fits to a lock, cannabinoids are designed to link together with the cannabinoid receptors. When they link, it spurs the receiving neuron into action, triggering a set of events to pass along the message and carry out a variety of cellular responses needed for homeostasis.
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