Welcome! whether you are here to get some quick and easy gluten free recipes, learn to detox or simply browse around. On this page you’ll find a slew of key concepts to help you get started! Below you’ll find useful posts and text on the following topics.
- Your Body’s Power to Detoxify
- The Benefits of Raw Foods
- Eating Light to Heavy
- Food Combining
- Culinary How Too’s
- Nutrition Articles
Your Body’s Power to Detoxify
People look at health like a deck of cards. You are delt a hand, it may be a good or bad hand, but what ever it is, you’re stuck with it! I’m here to tell you that this is not true. While genetics do play a huge roll in our health and appearance, they aren’t the end all be all.
Our bodies are perfect machines, designed to take in nutrients and then release them in their entirety. When this process is uninterupted, the body stays blockage free. A body free of internal blockages will be able to function without issue.
Almost everyone’s body does not fully eliminate what they ingest. The laxative aisle at CVS is proof of that! When our body’s do not fully eliminate all of it’s waste products, blockages form. Like a clogged artery! These blockages are barriers to our body’s ability to function optimally. They lead to inflammation and a slew of other symptoms.
I’ve learned how to eat in a way that helps remove old accumulation and prevent new blockages from forming. You’ll be amazed at how your life will change once you integrate these key concepts!
The Benefits of Raw Foods
I’m sure you have heard the buzz surrounding raw foods. The way I look at raw food, and the way that I think that everyone should look at it is as a “tool.” Raw food is enzymatic, healing, and cleansing.
It works best in certain amounts in an individual’s diet in order to help “clean out” old waste. Since raw food is quite literally “alive,” it creates motion in the body. What I mean by motion is that it wakes up old waste and toxicity that has been lying dormant within the intestine and cells.
The raw roughage “sweeps” the walls of the intestine, which kicks up the old waste that is stuck on the sides and pushes it through for elimination. Since raw food is also very hydrating, it brings more moisture into the body, which helps soften dried waste, making that waste more mobile.
Our bodies (especially the colon) acts as a dehydrator by taking our moisture rich food and sucking water out of it to make it more compact. When the food we are consuming is already dry and dead, it becomes dry to the point of becoming immobile and getting stuck in our pathways.
When raw foods and juices come into contact with the dry toxicity, the waste reabsorbs moisture, gets bigger, and starts to move up and out of the canals. It is through this process that cleansing takes place. It is through this process that our tissues get cleaner and our cells get stronger, creating a healthier, more vibrant, and leaner you.
So remember, weight = waste (best put by my teacher Natalia Rose) when you eliminate the waste you will eliminate excess weight and unwanted symptoms.
The reason I mentioned that raw food works best in specific amounts based on the individual is because raw foods, especially of the water dense variety, can wreak havoc on a body that isn’t prepared to deal with the copious amounts of waste that large quantities of raw food will drudge up.
For every ounce of toxicity that the diet awakens our elimination organs must keep up and flush it out of the body. Depending on the strength, age, and health condition of the individual, the amount of waste the organs can flush at a time will vary.
Healthier people can cleanse more rapidly than people who have impaired health. Figuring out the level of raw food that fits best with your psychology and physiology is the key to eating towards a healthier self.
The elimination step of cleansing described above is just as important as eating the healthy food in the first place. Awakened toxicity can be dangerous and cause many symptoms if it is left to settle back into the tissues.
This is known as auto-intoxication.
While I believe that everyone and anyone can handle some amount of enzymatic food in their diet, radical tissue cleansing isn’t for most people. Therefore, my mission with Eating Works is to help people at all levels, from those who are just starting to look at their health and want to make small changes, to those people who have been dedicated to the cleansing lifestyle for years.
Heath and life are not a race. Everyone comes to this work in his or her own time and at his or her own level. I hope that I can make this journey a little more delicious and satisfying for you.
Food combining is a systematic way of eating that helps support the body’s elimination process by making digestion easier and quicker. This is done by pairing foods together in meals that digest at similar rates of time and are broken down by the same types of enzymes.
By doing this we speed up our transit time and as a result our metabolism speeds up too. Dozens of people who have sworn to me that they have been plagued with a slow metabolism were astonished by how quickly they started digesting food and losing weight just by utilizing easy food combinations.
This topic leads into my next take away: eating light to heavy.
Eating Light to Heavy
Old School Food Models, Calories, and Nutritional Values – In this day and age we have literally been trained to think of foods in terms of their calorie content above all other standards of measurement. The nutritional community tends to look at foods in terms of their makeup of macro-nutrients and their specific vitamin, mineral, and phyto-nutrient counts.
While these methods of measurement seem to have provided people with a gauge in which to measure their diet, to me it is not only contrived, but unsustainable. I believe that calories are an insufficient measure of the quality of food we take in. The calories in/calories out method of weight management doesn’t generally work since it doesn’t take into account the body’s ability to burn off waste.
For example: When I was anorexic I would eat 500 calories a day, run 4-7 miles per day, and ride one to two horses for an hour each, and I simply gained weight or remained the same. In terms of the caloric model I was worshiping at the time, I should have wasted away.
But since my body’s mechanisms were all clogged and I was toxic and weak, my body simply couldn’t push out waste, which resulted in my stagnant metabolism, and edema riddled body.
Furthermore, while looking at foods in terms of their nutritional makeup is great for balancing out a lack or surplus of any certain nutrient such as B vitamins or Iron, measuring out foods in order to get complete amounts of nutrients is really difficult. People generally start on these plans and fall off of them quickly because they are unsustainable and unnatural.
One of the biggest keys to a lean healthy body and a happy mind is a well working digestive system. Most people struggle with impaired digestion, because they are not eating properly.
By either consuming too much food or substances that can’t break down, people gum up and acidify their system. By balancing the intestinal flora and eating real whole foods in a context that makes sense with our day to day life is the first step towards a balanced digestive system. Once you regain control over your digestion the rest of the world is yours, anything from clear skin to weight loss to quelling anxiety and depression.
Here Are Some Useful Posts on Digestive Health
The biggest misconception about colonics is that they are a treatment for constipation. While they are used with much success to treat constipation, it is actually a treatment that is meant to support the immune system.
For More Info On Colonics Check out These Posts
Culinary How To Guides
- How to Roast Beets the Easy Way
- How to Make a Collard Green Wrap
- How to Open a Young Thai Coconut
- How to Make a Wilted Salad (If you have trouble digesting raw vegetables)
- How to Make Grain Free Bread with 4 Ingredients
- Holy Cow Dairy Makes Kids Sick
- Hidden Dangers of Candy What My Mom Never Told Me
- Recommended Grocery List
- Why Cheese Can Lead to Osteoporosis
- Raw Food vs. Cooked Food
- What Egg Labels Really Mean: know what you’re buying!
- Candida Symptoms & Solutions