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Sunday, August 4, 2013

If You Crave THIS...Your Body is Lacking THIS


If You Crave THIS...Your Body is Lacking THIS


WOW WOW WOW...I am SOOOOOOOOOOO glad to find this chart...and I'm going to be connecting with Tanya and see what else she has to say.

In about 2008, I was having a very serious colon problem and couldn't find help.  I knew there was an answer besides major surgery from a conventional doctor...but couldn't seem to find anyone who could help me FIND that answer so I got on the internet and researched naturopathic doctors in St Louis and Nashville because we're just a couple hours from both.  And that's when I found Dr Jackie in St Louis.  She was a little chubby black woman about 4'11" and had a big poofy ponytail and a very friendly manner and a laugh that just pulled you right in. 

I don't know why it was...but in spite of having plenty of patients coming and going in her office as WE would come and go...she seemed to take right to us....And when she'd hear us talking in the waiting room as we arrived (the geezer is kind of loud and laughy) she'd come out of her examining room and away from her current patient and give us a big hug and tell us how glad she was to see us.  She'd often tell me that as she was coming and  going to and from work...from a St Louis suburb...she'd think of me and the geezer and the connection we seemed to have and she said she so SO loved seeing us and always looked forward to my appointments.

There was a big bakery about 3 doors down from her Naturopathic Clinic and the geezer would always go down to that bakery and then he'd deliver donuts and other pastries to the staff and other patients coming and going in Dr Jackie's office.  Dr Jackie's receptionist was a vegan and she'd laugh and say the geezers donuts were the only time she veered from her diet.

But going around the block to get across the street again...because I've said all of THAT to tell you THIS.  On my first visit to Dr Jackie...she took me into her office and we shook hands and she said "We're going to heal your body...and there is no doubt about it...I just want to get that very clear right now.  But we're going to start off by me asking you a very important question...."WHAT do you crave in the way of foods?"  I said "Well I crave anything fried"  She said "BINGO!!!  Consider yourself almost healed already...your body is lacking OIL...but it needs to be a healthy oil" 

Sooooooooooo 12 weekly visits later....we had our last visit with Dr Jackie and oh my goodness...I was almost saddened to not have to go back...because the geezer and I just both...loved her to pieces...

But she knew...just by knowing what foods I crave....what was wrong with my body.  I learned volume's from Dr Jackie...and she loved us.  She talked to the geezer and me both...about us moving to St Louis for just 6 to 8 weeks because she said my current knowledge of natural healing and the body and how it works and how fast I am able to absorb her teachings...coupled with my personality and eagerness to help people....she wanted to train me to be a health coach and she said if we'd move there for just a couple months and let me train under her...she'd set me up an office in Metropolis and it would be her satellite office and she'd have me making $70 an hour right off the bat.  Well now THAT was very inviting...and the geezer and I DID talk seriously about it.  But I couldn't imagine the geezer having 12 to 14 hours a day to kill in a big city when he hates cities and we were already retired and I just didn't really 'want' to move to St Louis for even 2 months...But boy....that was so SO tempting...

But I found this chart below this morning...and I even found it by accident.  So I think it's meant for me AND for you to study it.  I'm going to print it off and put it in my notebook....I hope you'll think about your own cravings and give this some thought too...

Tomorrow starts INFORMATION OVERLOAD WEEK on Bird's Eye View..we're going to be talking about natural healing....and about getting organized...and about our relationships and how to make them better....and we'll be sharing old love songs along the way each day.

Peace and love from the canyon...I love you all gobs...and thanks so much .. for stopping by




FOOD CRAVINGS

Craving this:......... Reason is:........................................ Restore with this:......................................................



COMMON FOOD

Cheese Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3's (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts
Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Pasta, white bread, pastries Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Bread and toast Nitrogen deficiency Foods containing proteins, i.e.. Green leafy veggies, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains
Red meat Iron deficiency beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Popcorn Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C
Crisps Chloride deficiency celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt
Essential Fatty Acids deficiency Omega 3's (EPA and DHA)- Flax oil, ground flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts



FLAVOUR

Burned Food Carbon deficiency Fresh fruits
Acid foods Magnesium deficiency raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, Whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit
Salty Foods Chloride deficiency celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt
Stress hormone fluctuations Meditation, breathing exercises, exercise, leafy greens, vitamin B and C



SWEETS

Chocolate Magnesium deficiency raw cacao nibs/beans/powder, Whole grains, beans, nuts, seeds, greens, fruit
Soda, fizzy drinks Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
General sweets Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) fruit, high fibre foods (beans, legumes), complex carbs (grains), chromium (cinnamon)
Tryptophan deficiency spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins
Chromium deficiency Onion, romaine lettuce, tomato, cinnamon, grapes, apples, sweet potato
Sulphur deficiency cruciferous veggie (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion
Phosphorus deficiency whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils



STIMULANTS

Coffee or black tea Sulphur deficiency cruciferous veggie (kale, cabbage, etc), cranberries, horseradish, asparagus, carob powder, garlic, onion
Iron deficiency beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
NaCl (salt) deficiency Himalayan sea salt, Apple Cider vinegar, kombucha
Phosphorous deficiency whole grains, pinto beans, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts, lentils
Alcohol, recreational drugs Calcium deficiency Sesame seeds/ tahini, broccoli, kale, legumes, mustard and turnip greens
Glutamine deficiency Cabbage, beetroot, beans, spinach, parsley, vegetable juice
Protein deficiency Green leafy vegetable, nuts, seeds, legumes, grains, beans
Potassium deficiency citrus fruits, bitter green leafy veggies, banana, tomato, pineapple, black olives, seaweeds
Avenin deficiency Oatmeal, granola
Tobacco Silicon deficiency horsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refines starches
Tyrosine deficiency Fruits (esp. Avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, veggies



EATING HABITS

Lack of appetite Chloride deficiency celery, olives, tomato, kelp, Himalayan sea salt
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) deficiency whole grains, peanuts, seeds, beans, green and yellow vegetables
Niacin (Vitamin B3) deficiency Peanuts, sunflower seeds, wheat bran and wheat germ
Manganese deficiency walnuts, almonds, pecans, whole grains, green leafy veggies, pineapple, blueberries
Often overeating Tryptophan deficiency spirulina, pumpkin/sesame/sunflower seeds, raw cacao, oatmeal, sweet potato, spinach, raisins
Tyrosine deficiency Fruits (esp. Avocado and banana), whole grains, oats, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, Vitamin C, veggies
Silicon deficiency horsetail herb, nuts, seeds, oats, millet, barley, onions, whole wheat, beetroot. Avoid refines starches
Often snacky No balanced diet, missing nutrients Do a one week detox, substitute junk food for healthy meals



MORE BIZARRE

Crunching on ice Iron deficiency beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Laundry starch Iron deficiency beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption
Cigarette butts Iron deficiency beans, legumes, unsulphured prunes, figs+ other dried fruit, seaweed, spinach, cherries, Vitamin C for iron absorption


"Tanya Alekseeva is a Wellness Coach who specializes in Raw Food Nutrition and Detoxification options.  Tanya works with a variety of clients ranging from corporate organizations through to individuals and schools, to educate and ensure they achieve their most desired wellbeing and ultimate health objectives. She is the founder of Better Raw and Corporate Créme in London, travelling nationally and internationally to provide seminars, workshops, detox programs and one-to-one coaching. Tanya is also an author of various books available on http://www.betterraw.com/"

Purified by Tanya Alekseeva....I'll probably own a couple of Tanya's books before the week is out...