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By Susan Barnes
Special to TALON 




October 26, 2018

Freedom from Fear & Error Thinking

by Susan Barnes, Special to TALON

You go to the doctor. He tells you that you have diabetes, or high blood pressure, or cancer. Your body is flooded with FEAR. For those of us in metaphysics that equates with False Evidence Appearing Real. What can you do?

Let’s look at this with different eyes. It is said that if you want to see a minor change in the situation, change the way you do things. If you want to see a major change in the situation, change the way you see things.

You have been given a diagnosis. Can you see this as a way that your body and your soul is speaking to you. CHANGE. Once you recognize that this is your body talking to you, you can form a plan and free yourself from fear and error thinking.

What things in your life can you change? You could move more (exercise, gardening); drink more structured water; spend time in the sun – especially early morning or later afternoon; breath more deeply – do yogic breathing or the Buteyko method; sleep at least 7-8 hours each night – especially between the hours of 10 pm to 2 am when the body is healing; spend time in nature – get down and dirty. Then there is the spiritual aspect of healing; forgiving, an attitude of gratitude (Let us have Thanksgiving Day everyday); trust in a higher power; sharing of your time and talents for the betterment of the community. What the studies are showing is that it is not just one of these things that need to be done, but the combination of all the above.

And perhaps one of most important items is to look at your diet. We have found that drinking a green drink – a smoothie; drinking kombucha - a fermented drink which is probiotic in nature; and our tonic of garlic, onions, ginger, turmeric, habanero peppers and raw vinegar is a start at staying healthy. One thing that came to my attention is that our microbiome is only as good as our diet is varied. The more varied the diet, the greater the strength of our immune system.

You may have heard the advice to eat dark green leafy vegetables or focus on including a rainbow of colors (green, purple, red, and orange) when choosing your produce. This is good advice. Seventeen micronutrients that are essential are: potassium, calcium, zinc, iron, Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, folate, fiber, and protein.

The foods highest in these nutrients are listed in order of their potency. Water cress (100%), Chinese cabbage, chard, beet greens, spinach, chicory, leaf lettuce, parsley, Romaine lettuce, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard greens, endive, chives, kale, dandelion greens, red pepper, arugula, broccoli, pumpkin, Brussels sprouts, scallion, kohlrabi, cauliflower, cabbage, carrots, tomato, lemons, iceberg lettuce, strawberries, radish, winter squash, oranges, limes, grapefruit (pink and red), ruta baga, turnips, blackberries, leeks, sweet potato, grapefruit (white) (10%).

If you can find locally grown organic produce, this is your best bet from a nutritional perspective. It needs to be fresh (non-wilted), free from chemicals, and therefore more nutritious. According to a study, growing tomatoes according to organic standards results in dramatically elevated nutrient content compared to tomatoes grown conventionally, using agricultural chemicals.

Going back to the question: What can you do? YOU can do a lot. Listen to your body, make the changes you are comfortable with. When your life is a rainbow – the promise of all that is good – what is it that you have to fear?

What is the state of your health? Find a traditional naturopath to assist in bringing your body to a state of wholeness and wellness.

For comments and questions e-mail: [email protected] Susan (a nationally certified tui-na practitioner and instructor, and certified by ANCB as a Certified Traditional Naturopath) lives in Belize, Central America.


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