From Dr John Douillard:
How to Tell if Your Stomach is Stuck:
“To determine if you have this condition, take your thumb and press deeply under the left side of your ribcage and see if it is tender to touch. If you feel sore in this area you might have a stomach that is beginning to adhere to the diaphragmatic wall and it may responsible for many of the digestive or upward-moving vata health concerns that I have mentioned above. You may also want to poke under the right side of the ribcage as well and see if that area is sore. The liver hangs closely to the diaphragmatic surface on the right side; if it is sore, you may need to treat the right side as well…”
Allow the body to rejuvenate! COMPLETE GUIDE TO WHOLE BODY CLEANSING -testimonials: http://www.koyfmancenter.com/testimonials.htm#chronique_fatigue
For quite some time, I have studied and practiced natural cleansing processes, from cultures of our world. I find that these are necessary for staying well in modern life. I started when the word natural still meant something! (More on my background another time.) I have been meaning to visit Dr. Koyfman’s Center near Atlanta, Georgia for a few years now. It would be for myself, and to then, have a complete, sensible, well-guided cleansing center to refer people to!
Turns out he will be teaching in South Florida, May 2014, at Paul Nison’s Raw Foods Retreat. How Perfect is that for Floridians! Here’s the video with info links! http://youtu.be/1cio3bThNbc After the main event, Dr. Koyfman and his staff are staying in Lake Worth, Florida to take people through his special 2-Day Natural Cleanse.
Dr. Koyfman has a whole series of books, with one book specific to each system of the body. A good book to start with though, is his overview book, “THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WHOLE BODY CLEANSING.” It prepares you for his Florida visit, and for visiting the center near Atlanta, Georgia, where he offers a variety of in depth Whole Body Cleansing series. He also offers briefer cleanses to get started: http://koyfmancenter.com/1DayfullBodyDetox.htm
You can pick up a copy of his book at The Fair Trade Boutique in East Boca Raton, Florida at
“Physician” can mean”naturalist”, from the Greek word for nature. (physis; physikos knowledge of “natural”)
HAVE BEEN MAKING MY KOMBUCHA TEA AGAIN IN SUPPORT OF MY NIECE’S INTEREST. I ALREADY HAVE WATER KEFIR, MILK KEFIR AND A NICE JUN CULTURE ALL GOING( IF IT IS A REAL JUN. )
WITH MY JUN I ADD FRESH TUMERIC! GOOD HOME MEDICINE. BITTER AND CLEAN TASTING.
NOW WORKING MORE WITH MY KOMBUCHA. MY TASTE BUDS HAVE CHANGED SINCE MY PAST YEARS OF KOMBUCHA MAKING. I AM NOT A BIG FAN OF KOMBUCHA MADE ONLY WITH BLACK TEAS RECENTLY. I MIGHT HAVE TO FIND ANOTHER TEA. UNTIL THEN, I MAKE IT WITH GREEN TEA/ BLACK TEA MIX. AND AM ADDING VARIOUS INGREDIENTS FOR THE SECOND FERMENTATION PROCESS.
THIS TIME I ADDED FRESH LEMON JUICE AND POMEGRANATE TO MY SECOND FERMENT.
NOW, I AM REMINDED OF THIS GOOD CLASSIC TONIC! via Kombucha Vinegar Flu Tonic | fermentation recipe.
GATHER UP THE INGREDIENTS AND CHECK HER BLOG FOR THE RECIPE! Ingredients:
A BLOG ON A TOPIC MANY OF US HAVE BEEN ADDRESSING IN LIFE:
Ajit Vadakayil ON GUT FEELING AND INTUITION:
Both our gut and our brain originate early in embryo genesis from the same clump of tissue which divides during fetal development.
While one section turns into the central nervous system, another piece migrates to become the enteric nervous system. Later the two nervous systems connect via a cable called the vagus nerve — the longest of all the cranial nerves . The vagus nerve meanders from the brain stem through the neck and finally ends up in the abdomen. There’s the brain-gut connection. This means your psychological health, is partly derived from the heathy gut. When you have severe dysentry , have you noticed how depressed you feel?
HE SIGNS OFF: “Develop an intuitive life. This is not a tool– it is a god given way of living. Grace and peace!”
IF OR WHEN MY MIDDLE AREA IS UNWELL, MORE I FEEL TENSION, DISARRAY.
YET, SOME OTHER PEOPLE ARE SO STRONG TO FUNCTION WITH A MESS AT THEIR CORE.
AND, I AGREE ON DEVELOPING ONE’S INTUITIVE LIFE
The New York Times
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Excerpt and image via Biohacking ? – Free Fermentology Foundation.
There exists a so called “dogma of molecular biology“, which, although considered as obsolete by most researchers, is still widely used by biotech companies to promote their products to the masses (GM crops, Monsanto, etc…). Using this dogma, they can pretend that they are doing a precise, predictable cut and paste work on the DNA.
According to this dogma, life is mainly encoded into the DNA, which is a kind of computer program for the cell and eventually the superior organisms like us. It is now clear that a human being cannot be encoded with 30,000 words (genes), and hopefully living organisms are inextricably interconnected with their environement, and involved in a number of complex feedback loops which makes a reductionist approach very naïve. The very notion of gene is not even well defined.
Furthermore, it is still very common to hear some stupid announcements (“we have found the gene of schizophrenia”), often made by serious scientists in search of fundings, which generates in the non-specialist audience a reaction of blind admiration (and sometimes of fear).
On the other hand, modern biology tells us that life has “discovered” an incredible number of very clever mechanisms. For example a muscle is much more efficient and flexible than most of our motors. And we don’t even understand how to mimic photosynthesis (from which solar energy can be turned into gasoline). All this was not obtained by using a down-top, reductionist design, from the DNA to the cell and then to Mozart. On the contrary, it is the macroscopic process of evolution which is at work behind all this.
This is this global approach that we will follow in these pages. Most of our work will stay at the macroscopic level, with populations of bacteria, symbiosis, etc. Evolution lead to the emergences of complex systems in interaction. A typical example are the few symbiosis discussed in these pages (Kefir, Kombucha, …) which are not well fitted for a standardized industrial process. Their commercial potential is limited, and so is the corresponding academic research. Here alternative structures like hacklabs and networks of amateurs working in an open source spirit can play a crucial role.
HOW TO GROW A BRAND NEW KOMBUCHA TEA BABY OUT OF “THIN AIR.”
Well, not actually out of thin air, for we don’t know precisely what will grow in each person’s home from this open air method. In general, it is fairly safe to begin a starter with a single serving bottle of good quality ie: “organic,” active, non-pasturized Kombucha tea. (If you’d like to scroll ahead, a clear video explaining how to grow a Kombucha baby from scratch is at the end of this post.)
This is for my niece, Ilona. She’s been drinking store bought Kombucha tea, and seems to like it. Not sure why, I’ll have to ask. (I am not so fond of the store bought brands I have tasted.)
She asked me if I knew how to make homemade Kombucha tea, and, yes, I do. I made it years ago, before this most recent wave of it’s popularity. I don’t have my original old recipe with it’s notes at hand, since I do not drink Kombucha in recent years. (I have been making classic Kefir and water Kefir recently.) I may have to brew some of the fizzy tea again in support of her interest.
(I know some health-minded people recommend zero fermented drinks. They are often very healthy purists and do not live anywhere near the standard, modern lifestyle. So, please inform yourself and read up on what will be best for you and yours)
Now-a-days, there are so many videos, tutorials, and recipes on everything a person could ask for…
So, I went online to find my niece some clear, easy recipes. Posted here are some of the Kombucha recipes and how-to’s: http://www.pinterest.com/WithLoveDD/healthy-beverages/ If you poke around on my boards, you will find more on fermented food and drink.
While researching for any new specifics on the Kombucha fermented drink, I reviewed a bunch of videos and blogs today. I did this as I listened to and took notes from two info-packed online seminars I’d been attending all week: The “GUT REBUILDING SEMINAR” & the “GLUTEN SUMMIT 2013.” Interesting timing for her to ask about a fermented drink. hmm. Here’s some quick info on those seminars. http://www.pinterest.com/WithLoveDD/gluten-celiac-winning-team-building-for-excellent-/
Here we go: Getting to the point now:
Making Kombucha Tea: One first needs what is called a “starter.”
In certain communities one can easily receive a Kombucha “baby” or “mother” in it’s necessary healthful liquid from neighbors. Or one can be purchased online.
With a little patience one can GROW their own Kombucha baby starter at home! ( these slippery little life forms are what people call a “SCOBY.”)
All that one needs to grow a Kombucha culture from scratch are 3 things:
#1-a bottle of pre-made, plain kombucha. (2 bottles if you’d like to grow it in a larger container.) Here are a couple brands recommended by experienced makers. http://www.hckombu.com/wp/index.php/where-to-buy/ and http://synergydrinks.com/index.php/locate/
#2-a glass jar- Mason or Ball type- quart size. (from ACE hardware etc.) OR any larger jar you have CLEANED and dried very well.
#3-a clean tea towel, or cloth such as a piece cut from a freshly laundered tee-shirt
And finally, this helpful, pleasant video which explains how to grow your own Kombucha starter baby/scoby:
An online, informational Gluten summit this week, November 11- November 17, 2013, with many experts in the field!
The Gluten Summit is a week of daily interviews on gluten and human health. It begins Monday November 11, 2013. It is free to register via email, and to listen to all week. Recordings and more can be purchased for later listening.
As this pod cast link http://undergroundwellness.com/podcast-232-seriously-stop-eating-gluten/, reminds us: There’s one inexpensive way to find out, if your health problems are caused by Gluten entering your body orally, through foods, drink, and in your skincare! And This 30 day beginning test doesn’t require expensive testing!
Just STOP eating GLUTEN! And, stop applying it in skincare.
Do it for 30 days and see if you feel better.
A VIDEO OVERVIEW HERE, FROM DR. GLIDDEN, GIVING AN OVERVIEW OF GLUTEN INDIGESTIBILITY, AND MALABSORPTION OF NUTRIENTS IN LARGE PORTIONS OF POPULATIONS. AND SOME GOOD NEWS AS WELL…http://youtu.be/Qjr_v7jAYy8
Modern-engineering of wheat grains may have produced a form of wheat that is extremely unhealthful to consume for many, many people.
“Nowadays it is clear that the complex microbial ecosystem in our intestines should be considered as a separate organ within the body, with a metabolic capacity which exceeds the liver with a factor 100.” via The intestinal microbiome: a separate organ insi… [Fitoterapia. 2011] – PubMed – NCBI.