My wish for this section is to help empower you in health and wholeness, and to show you that you do not need to stay sick. Almost any chronic medical condition can be helped. When I work with a client and we investigate the live and dry blood testing and iridology, my aim is to empower you towards health using nature as our best aid.
Nutrients and food are the key to support your individual biochemistry as well as individual genetics. Using food, vitamins, minerals, and supplements to treat an issue in whole is the best way to improving and sustaining health. And, natural and organic food is an amazing way treat ourselves.
As you may know, most diseases result from an unhealthy gut: SIBO, autoimmune diseases, IBS, hormone imbalances, nutritional deficiencies; the list goes on. Many chronic diseases have roots in an unhealthy mircobiome.
We can’t help but see the world differently after unearthing the parallels in the essential roles that microbes play in both soil health and human health. While we still can’t see the half of nature hidden beneath our feet, we know it is the root of the life and beauty we see in our garden every day. And we look at ourselves differently too knowing that we are each a tribe of trillions. Yes, this is the friendly bacterial colony in your gut and there is now evidence to suggest it controls most of the functions in our immune system.
For well over a century humanity has viewed our invisible neighbors as threats. We saw soil life primarily as agricultural pests, and through the lens of germ theory we typecast microbes as agents of death and disease. The solutions that grew from these views—agrochemicals to eradicate pests and antibiotics to kill pathogens—became embedded in our practices. Intent upon killing bad microbes, we haven’t cared much about the collateral damage to innocent microbial bystanders, although we are beginning to glimpse the effects upon ourselves.
Tending the garden of our microbiome doesn’t mean forgoing modern medicine. Realistically though, it’s going to take some time to align medical practices and therapies so that they work with our microbiome. In the meantime, we need to ensure we start out with a healthy microbiome and then maintain it with a diet rich in prebiotics. And if our microbiota take a hit, whether after antibiotics, illness, or maybe even a colonoscopy, we might consider doing what a gardener does and replant what we’ve lost and help them get established. In the end, it boils down to some simple advice. Starve your enemies and feed your friends. And don’t kill off your allies that help keep the enemies in check.
Indeed, dysbiosis, the opposite of symbiosis, is now under investigation as a primary contributing factor to a long list of maladies. Among these ailments are leaky gut syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease, as well as obesity, certain cancers, asthma, allergies, autism, cardiovascular disease, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, depression, and multiple sclerosis. Where associations and emerging causal linkages between dysbioses and disease will lead us, no one can be sure. Still, it is clear that exploring the microbiome is opening doors to potential treatments and cures for many modern sicknesses—including ways to kick our agrochemical habit.
I like to see and treat the big picture and the colony of trillions in our gut. Often, from this point of view, we will often tie seemingly unrelated things together. But, there is one common factor to everyone’s healing and that is identifying the healing foods required.
This section identifies food as a medicine and a source of nutrition for the friendly allies in our system. Whether it be sprouts, mirco-greens, organic fruits &vegetables (fibre) , fermented foods, soups, elixirs, smoothies or supplements (sometimes required for short term use).
This section (below) has been created especially for my clients. However, I am open to a donation for anyone who is interested in the food as medicine recipes I have created.
I have listed the ailments most common to us human beings that links to an article on that particular topic. The link provides food protocol for healing using foods high in the nutrients known to assist the body in healing. For locals, all recipes shared contain produce and items found in our region (Ecuador) but these products can be found around the world. This is a base protocol that can be adjusted for each unique individual.
When someone is willing to make diet or lifestyle changes necessary for their health (such as eliminating wheat and dairy), willing to pay attention to their symptoms so that they can tell me how something is affecting them, who understands that there may be days of feeling great followed by unexpected days of not feeling so good, and who is willing to work through those times listening and nourishing the body will find increased health.
I can not stress how important organic and fresh foods are. You are the captain of your ship, literally!