Flu Season is Here! Natural Solutions for Infections for Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioners​

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Natural Solutions for Infections for Thai Yoga and Ayurveda Practitioners

Infections and Infectious disease from simple topical to chronic catastrophic are always a concern. As a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga, Ayurveda and or other Natural Medicine provider you need to have concrete and reliable strategies to deal effectively with infection. This is no joke. Many medical office visits begin and end with a minor infection not adequately treated that escalates. Once inside that medical facility, emergency room etc. you are now exposed to potentially even more severe types of Hospital born infection such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus​), Legionella (Legionella pneumophila​) etc. If you could handle these infections at home or for your patients and clients you would certainly save them time and money, but potentially save them from risk of death from other unnecessary contagious exposure.

Flu Season is here!

We are heading into the Cold and Flu season. Now is the time to prepare ahead for how this exposure is going to affect you, your clients and your family!

This course now offers a certificate of completion suitable for framing!

Why do we need natural solutions for infections? Real life examples and the rise of antibiotic resistant viral and bacterial infections. This course will present a broad overview of the infectious disease issue from the perspective of a natural health practitioner. We will examine both specific concerns and their solution strategies. These strategies once understood can be implemented both in personal life and in counseling with affected clients in the wellness counseling model.

Learn How to fight and remedy many infections and infectious disease naturally.

This course contains eleven (11) lessons with a short quiz after each lesson. Once all lessons are completed and the quizes passed an NAIC CE hr. Certificate of Completion will be issued and immediately downloadable.

All course work and necessary materials are presented on the Teachable.Com platform. There are eleven lessons and a test for each lesson content.

Intro: Every Practitioner Needs Infection Strategies

Lesson #1: An Experience with MRSA

Lesson #2: Antibiotic Resistance According to the CDC

Lesson #3: Considerations in use of antibiotics

Lesson #4: Possible connections between Infection/ Antibiotic use and Depression

Lesson #5: Candida/ Yeast infections may contribute to Cancer!

Lesson #6: Acidosis may contribute to Infections including MRSA!

Lesson #7: GMO’s and antibiotic resistance

Lesson #8: 10 Steps to Avoid Infections

Lesson #9: Alternative, complimentary and natural approaches to conventional antibiotics

Lesson #10: Ayurveda Solutions for Infection

Lesson #11: Natural Solutions for Infections found in with Homeopathy

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Be well, Dr. James

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The Thai Yoga Center

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Drugs don’t work: Psychiatric meds for depression and other mental disorders treat symptoms, can not cure

Drugs don’t work: Psychiatric meds for depression and other mental disorders treat symptoms, can not cure

Drugs don't work: Psychiatric meds for depression and other mental disorders treat symptoms, can not cure

By Anthony B. James

Dean and Medical Director of the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine (SCNM)

Brooksville, Florida

I ask this question in every class. Have you or anyone you know been under medical care for depression and were you or the person you know ever prescribed chemical, drugs or pharmaceuticals? Every hand in the class goes up! I then ask if anyone in the class themselves or those family members or co-workers have ever been cured of their depression by using antidepressants or drug based therapies? If so, raise your hands. No hands in the last five years, not one hand has gone up when I asked the “If they knew of anyone cured” question.

I then go on to explain that not only is this a true observation that they and their friends are not being cured, but that the whole concept that depression and or mental illness could be cured with a drug based therapy is not what they have been led to believe. That in fact it is false and everyone in the mental health industry knows it.

It is possible that antidepressants might be able to address some of the symptoms of depression but they are not designed to cure depression and there in lies the root of the lie.

In the Waking Times, author Tracy Kolenchuk looks at the logic of a depression diagnosis. What happens when someone is cured of depression? Let’s say their depression was actually caused by a nutritional deficiency. When the deficiency is corrected, their depression goes away – but did they ever really have depression in the first place, or did they just have malnutrition? She argues that the depression was a symptom of malnutrition in such a case rather than a mental health condition or disease.

An example we use in this class on psychiatry and mental health we use the example of our preference for energy psychology (BET/ EFT/ Tapping) which declares the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the bodies energy system. If your diagnosed “depressed” and by tapping an algorythm of acupuncture or energy points while reciting a declarative statement and afterwards your no longer depressed and or your depression goes away then were you actually depressed clinically? We would say your symptoms of depression were in fact not depression at all but were interpreted as such… they were actually symptoms of energy disruption in the meridian or energy body.

Author Tracy mentions the “bible ” of mental health currently the DSM-5, formerly the DSM-4 etc. She says “The DSM-5, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is the official medical bureaucracy book of mental disorders. You might be surprised to learn that there are no cures for any mental disorder listed in the DMS-5. Not one. The DSM-5 does not recommend treatments, much less cures. The only reference to the word cure that I can find is “eventual cures for these conditions“. Cured is not defined for any mental disorder. At this time, by omission, according to the DSM-5, there are no cures.  Maybe, someday, eventually, but today? Not.”

The FDA rules (Human Drugs) states clearly that any cure can only be the result from the prescription of a chemical pharmaceutical or prescription drug. This is why, almost exclusively to a patient… everyone diagnosed with depression and or other mental illness is prescribed a chemical pharmaceutical, antidepressents, sleeping pills, stimulants etc. Most of these drugs have severe side-effects, many of them such as drug induced neurologic disorders such as “tardive dyskinosis” are debilitating and permanent!

My copy of the DSM-4 and or #5 reads the same as hers and for every mental health professional, doctor nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist etc. It explicitly makes no claims of any kind, anywhere to offers any cure for any psychiatric diagnosis!

Of course for me this presents a strong questions. When we have a client who has been diagnosed with depression and find them to be malnurished and give them good , safe clean and appropriate food and their depression goes away… were they actually, medically and legally diagnosed with depression? So we would say the symptoms called or described as depression were actually somatic, or psycho-emotional symptoms of Malnutrition.

Sometimes when we assess a patient or client who has been medically diagnosed with depression and is being medicated we find they have a history of exposure to toxins and or poisons including past prescriptive chemical drugs. When the toxins, poisons and drugs were reduced, eliminated or removed and the symptoms , all of the symptoms of depression went away, were they actually depressed or were they exhibiting symptoms of poisoning? No! The client was NOT depressed at all they were poisoned!

I mention this in class and Author Tracy Kolenchuk mentions also in her article… Depression might be caused by physical and or mental abuse. No amount of a chemical, pharmaceutical, anti-depressant etc. will stop physical and or emotional abuse in a home, work or social environment! If we address the parameters of the abusive situation, remove the abuser or remove the abused from that environment and address the issues directly and the depression goes away… was it actually a mental illness at all or was the depressive symptoms evidence of abuse?

We are not suggesting we can cure depression with Tapping, nutrition, supplements, detoxification and or abuse remediation strategies , policing etc. Depression is a mental illness and mental illness can NOT be cured according to modern western medicine and psychiatry.

However, we can cure that which in almost every case could lead someone to exhibit the symptoms which might be misinterpreted as depression.

I agree wholeheartedly with Ms. Kolenchuk when she states in her article “Every illness can be cured.  An illness is cured when the cause has been addressed when, healing has completed, and when no more medicines are required.”

Of course, sometimes, it’s more complicated. Sometimes, a case of depression is simple, elementary. But sometimes, a single case of depression has several causes. When a case of depression has many causes, it consists of many elements of illness. Each element must be cured by addressing the elementary cause.

Curing depression, sometimes, can be trivial. So trivial – that it is cured before it is diagnosed as depression. Sometimes, depression is cured – even after it has been diagnosed, but the medical bureaucracies are forced to judge it to be “in remission” or maybe it wasn’t really a depression “disease”.

Depression caused by malnutrition can lead to toxic relationships, to consuming toxic chemicals or drugs. Depression, simple depression, can become a downward spiral of illness. When a case of depression has a long and complex history – the cure can also be long and complex. But depression can be cured.”

At the SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine: Our traditions of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Oriental Medicine, Traditional Naturopathy (Nature Cure) and of course Native American Indigenous Medicine have always offered concrete solutions and remedies for what is often misdiagnosed as mental illness and depression.

So, in consideration of the above ideas what are some workable, practical, functional strategies to bring relief from depressive symptoms?

1) SomaVeda Integrated Traditional Therapies® Thai Yoga and Ayurveda offer a comprehensive treatment pathway that covers in one way or another all of the solutions to bring relief to and or from depression and or the symptoms of depression. The various symptoms of depression manifest in the body, the mind and the spiritual areas of life. The indigenous, traditional approach is holistic and covers all these areas in concrete ways. We also offer a national directory of Certified Practitioners that can assist you personally. Go to: SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Practitioner Directory.

2) Sustainable Eating, healthy diet and nutrition which is not contaminated, toxic, GMO and which is appropriate for individual and bodytype. Recommended are strategies which emphasize “Dense Nutrition” appropriate for your bodytype.

3) Detox: Reduce and or eliminate toxins both internal and external i.e. detoxification regimen. This includes reduces use of chemical pharmaceutical and or prescriptive drugs used to treat depression which themselves are dangerous and toxic.

4) Reduce Inflammation, edema, interstitial and allergy related. Consider a Complex Decongestion Therapy protocol. See CDT Protocol.

5) Herbal Medicine: Consider using traditional Herbs and teas with historical and validated use in reducing symptoms of depression such as St. Johns Wort. and Valerian Root.

6) Homeopathic Medicine: Consider using Homeopathic Remedies for symptoms of depression. There are quite a few depending on the patient drug profile. This includes the use of “Bach” and similar “Flower Remedies” such as Bach’s Rescue Remedy.

7) Trace Minerals supplements such as in Fulvic/ Humic/ Iodine etc.

8) Elemental Based Therapies: Light, color, sound/ music, nature- Earthing/ Grounding, Mineral-crystal etc.

9) Energy Psychology (SomaVeda® B.E.T./ EFT- TFT etc.)

10) Bio-Magnetic Therapy: (Static Pole Magnetic protocols), PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Therapy)

11) Yoga and Meditation

12) Probiotics: probiotic supplements specifically designed to support positive mood by influencing the guy-brain axis through the micro-biome. The brain-gut axis is a bi-directional communication system, comprised of neural pathways, such as the enteric nervous system (ENS), vagus, sympathetic and spinal nerves, and humoral pathways, which include cytokines, hormones, and neuropeptides as signaling molecules.

13) Native American Medicine: Ceremony and Healing: It has been found that participating in traditional Native American Healing and medicine rituals such as “Inipi” or Sacred Sweat Lodge-Temascal, Caseuse or Chanupa Sacred Pipe or Breath Ceremony etc. can have tremendous curative powers over the symptoms of depression. The Native American Indigenous Church offers treatment options for functional medicine in the NAIC Tribal Wellness Center and Ceremony on a case by case basis.

The inability to cure disease is a deficiency of understanding than a lack or deficiency of remedies.

 

Natural Wellness Solutions Technologies

Using Nature to “Restore Life and Vitality is a Sacred Way!”

The Right Use of Technology!

1) Bio-Testing/ EAV/ EDS: Electrodermal Screening, ECG-EKG, Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA), Pulse Oximeter, CLIA Waived Non-invasive Medical Testing Screening for Wellness and Health (By appointment with Dr. J only at this time). Click Here for List of available clinical assessments!

2) Ayurvedic Medical Health Assessment: For both general health and well being as well as specific medical, health and healing concerns. The assessment includes traditional Vedic methods such as Prakruti, Virikruti, Pulse, Marma, Korosot Astrology and more. Assessment may be used towards designing effective treatment plans, dietary and nutritional focus as well as selection of Ayurveda Medicines and Natural Indian Pharmaceuticals. The Ayurvedic Health assessment may be included in any of our SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapeutic Day Programs at no additional cost.  The Ayurveda Assessment is included at no additional cost in the St. John POC Vital Wellness Screening.

3) Ayurveda Pancha Karma: SomaVeda® Pancha Karma is a non-invasive program addressing balances of elements as well as the toxicity and deficiency of the mind, body and spirit. We believe that all imbalances are essentially spiritual and or energetic in origin. SV-Pancha Karma is a five step protocol and administered in a three session program. Each SV Pancha Karma Session last approximately 2 to 2.5 hours.

4) Photo-biomodulation: (PBMT), Natural Light and Far-Infrared: The modality is a high intensity, LED (light emitting diode) unit, intended for the treatment of chronic pain by emitting energy in the near-infrared (near-IR) spectrum. This includes: the temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain, arthritis and muscle spasms; and relieving stiffness, promoting relaxation of muscle tissue and temporarily increasing local blood circulation, where applied. PBMT may use a variety if light and photn emitting technologies such as Chakra BIOMAT, Multi-led diode device, Cold Laser, Clinical MF-TDP Heat Lamp.

We understand and are dedicated to the principle that light provides the power for all life on earth. We believe the quality, delivery and control of light is essential to the wellness of the human race and our advancement into the future. To this end we are pleased to offer the FDA approved consumer version of the Far-Infrared as a viable alternative to the cost and complications associated with the overuse of NSAIDS for persistent minor pain relief.

5) SomaVeda® OPT™ (Oxidative Point Therapy™): For Trigger Point Syndromes: SomaVeda® OPT™ (Please note treatment time can vary considerably based on necessity of client and practitioner recommendation.) (Buy 5, get 6th. session free.)

The premier hands on energy based therapy for Energy Based Ischemic Trigger Point and Myo-facial Pain Syndromes, Headaches, Back and Neck Pain, Rehabilitation of Scar tissue, Fibrylmyalgia and or similar patterns of energy imbalance or disturbance causing physio-energetic/ Somatic dysfunction. All sessions performed by NAIC Authorized Blessed Medicine Person. This work is generally done in series of six treatments and may involve the use of electrophoresis, EAV, electro dermal screening, EAD/ EDS, electro-dermal therapy, hot and cold fomentation, Far-Infrared Light (PBMT), Bio-Magnetic and PEMF Pulsed Magenetic Therapy (PEMF High Frequency- MagnaWave SOL Ckakra Bio-Mat / SOTA Magnetic Pulser HF), Vibratory Therapy, Passive and assisted Stretching, Paraffin application and administration of topical analgeisics, Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Galvanic and Iontophoretic treatment (Jade Vitatron Foot Bath), supplementation and detox protocols. The SomaVeda® OPT™ tool set includes many traditional and modern innovative methodologies to bring harmony and correction for low oxygen significant traumatic and metabolic induced disorders and syndromes. Reduction of pain, increase in range of motion, reduction in referral pains such as migraines and back pain may be significant and immediate. Perfect for Sports and work related injuries and dysfunction. Appointments after consultation only.

6) SomaVeda® TAELR™ (Tool Assisted Energy Line Release™… pronounced “Tayler”): For Trigger Point Syndromes caused by disruptions and or disturbances to energy lines: (Please note treatment time can vary considerably based on necessity of client and practitioner recommendation.) (Buy 5, get 6th. session free.)

The SomaVeda® TAELR™ tool set includes many traditional and modern innovative methodologies to bring harmony and correction for low oxygen significant traumatic and metabolic induced disorders and syndromes. Traditional SomaVeda® TAELR™/ IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage) tool/ instruments  include but are not limited to “Tok Sen, Dewy Mai Sen, Gua Sha (Thai Acupressure/ “Jap Sen Nuad”) , Cupping, Bamboo Stick, Roller, Whisk”, Pure Wave® Vibratory Endothermic Therapy etc. Reduction of pain, increase in range of motion, reduction in referral pains such as migraines and back pain may be significant and immediate. Perfect for Sports and work related injuries and dysfunction. Appointments after consultation only. May also involve any technology which restores, harmonizes and or balances the bodies energy sytem: MagnaWave SOL , Ckakra Bio-Mat, PEMF Device (Sota Pulser-M6) etc.

7)Aroma-Steam: Heat, pre or post therapeutic session (20 min) (Not available at all locations)
A great add-on, to maximize any basic counseling service. Included in most of our deluxe sessions. Please, request when booking initial service to cover extra time and set up required. Steaming loosens dead skin cells and softens embedded dirt and sebum. It relaxes the whole body and is mentally refreshing as well.

8) PEMF/ Bio-Magnetic Therapy:PEMF devices use electrical energy to safely direct magnetic pulses through injured tissue. Each magnetic pulse induces an electrical signal that stimulates cellular repair. The US FDA accepted using PEMF devices ( MagnaWave SOL, Ckakra Bio-Mat/ SOTA Pulser-Model6: Magnetic Pulser HF) in the healing of non-union bone fractures in 1979, urinary incontinence and muscle stimulation in 1998, and depression and anxiety in 2006. PEMF devices are used to increase energy levels in all cells of the body. PEMF devices can offer an increased immune response. White blood cells are stimulated by PEMF devices. This helps them move actively to catch bacteria and other pathogens. The desired effect can depend on the power and intensity of the magnetic wave produced by the PEMF device. Our High Frequency PEMF therapy uses natural magnetic energies to bring wellness and pain relief among other benefits. We use both single and multiple emitter devises.

NEW SERVICE! (Beginning in July 2019) We are now offering CHAKRA BIOMAT and MagnaWave SOL-PEMF High Frequency sessions and programs as a stand alone service. CLICK HERE for more information.

9) Hyperthermia (Induced Fever Therapy): Hyperthermia means simply that the body temperature is raised to higher than normal levels. Hyperthermia can also refer to fever therapy in which heat is used in carefully controlled medical procedures.

Hyperthermia therapy or fever therapy is usually included as a component of our Pancha Karma Detox protocol. However, may be included as an adjunct in almost any other type of healing emphasis or SomaVeda® Therapeutic Day Protocol. Hyperthermia (Therapeutic Sweating) Has been used for centuries by Native Americans in traditional healing ceremony including for treatment of cancer. It is a type of treatment in which cancer cells, pathogens like virus, bacteria, fungi and mold are exposed to elevated temperatures. This has several effects including:

  • heat shock proteins on pathogens and cancer cells
  • your bone marrow produces more cancer fighting white blood cells.
  • Intense deep tissue detoxification from all toxins
  • Oxygenation of the whole body
  • Immune boosting beyond any other treatment by removing several causes
  • Wet (Steam Canopy) or Dry (Chakra BIOMAT)
  • Far-Infrared Lamp

In short it’s the most powerful therapy you can do to deal with almost any degenerative disease. In combination with the full Somaveda® Therapeutic Day Protocol plus Sacred Nutrition strategies you have a therapy bundle which is second to none.

10) Adjunct modalities and non-invasive natural therapies: Wellness services not listed and utilized on a case by case basis include but are not limited to: Reussi Dottan (Thai Reishi Yoga and Personal Coaching), Metabolic Balancing and weight management, Grounding and Earthing based therapy (May be combined with other modalities for a more comprehensive approach), Russian protocol Vitafon-T Acoustic (Sound) Therapy, Thai and Native American Herbal Medicine – Nuad Prakhop Samun Prai (Herb Balls/ Bolus), Personal Blessing and NAIC Native American Medicine Healing Ceremony facilitated by Authorized Medicine Person.

11) Complex Decongestive Therapy (CDT): A Premium Service addresses all major known contributing factors leading to the development of chronic edema and inadequate lymphatic drainage. CDT is proven effective in both pre and post surgical as well as providing a possible alternative to surgery for liposuction etc. For a more detailed description of our CDT program Click Here!

12) AUTOCONDENSATION, GROUNDING, ELECTRIC CELLULAR MASSAGE: Using a variety of both passive (Grounding- Earthing Mat, Chakra BIOMAT, Static Pole Magnets) and Active (Tesla- Lakhovsky HF, Beck Protocol- Blood Electricfication, Jade “Vitatron” Iontophoretic Foot Bath- Rife Frequency Generator, MagnaWave SOL PEMF HF, Sota Magnetic Pulser-M6)

Pro PEMF 7 Stone Chakra Far Infrared Negative Ion BIOMAT

BIOMAT: Multi-stone, PEMF, Far infrared light, Chakra blancing, Negative Ion, photon therapy pad

Now Available! Natural Wellness Solutions is now offering NAIC Members the very best in Earth/ Grounding and Earth’s energies healing therapy. NWS Clinic offers this amazing wellness enhancing treatment on either a standalone basis or in conjunction with any SomaVeda® Wellness Protocol.

We are using the Native American Medicine, Indigenouys Medicine, Ayurveda and Natural Medicine Approach of restoring access to Mother Earth’s Natural Elements of Earth, Wind and Fire: Stones- Semi-Precious Stones, Chakra Balancing (Human Bio-Field), Grounding- PEMF (Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields: Schuman Resonance), Breath, Negative Ions, Light- Far Infrared, Heat- Sweat, Thermal Therapy, Restoring the bodies micro-voltage and polarity all together!

The FanoCare® Micro-Energy Gemstone Rainbow Mat Max is designed with 7 kinds of natural gemstones (Red Jasper, Gold Jade, Yellow Agate, Green Aventurine, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Chalcedony, Amethyst) 4 lbs. of each!

This natural therapy mat is made because its vibration pairs with one of the 7 inner Chakras.This energy body contains seven power points known as chakras – spinning energy centres forming a natural mystic ladder up which the yogi must climb in order to achieve enlightenment.

There is a hypothesis that natural gemstones healing power may function as a ‘natural superconductor’ or amplifier providing the healthiest Far Infrared Light waves and the special Nano vibrational frequencies with the maximum healing capabilities into the body.

Photon-660NM Led Light Therapy (36 emitters: Red at 660nm wavelength is found to be of the most resonant to the human cell and skin surface )

Increase vascular circulation – stimulate production of collagen – stimulates the release of adenosine troposphere (ATP) – increase lymphatic system activity – increase RNA and DNA synthesis – Reduce the excitablility of nervous tissue – Stimulate fibroblastic activity which aids in the repair process – Increase phagocytes – Induce a thermal effect in the tissue – Stimulates tissue granulation and connective tissue projections – Stimulate acetycholine release.

FDA registered, CE approved, ISO13485

75″ x 32″ Full/ Whole Body Encapsulating Energy Therapeutic environment.

Biomat is used for:
• pain
• stress
• anxiety
• fatigue
• inflammation
• detoxification
• physical recovery
• speeding post surgical tissue repair
• arthritic pain & stiffness
• respiratory issues
• relaxation
• sleep enhancement
• “ Lifting the Blues”
• Profound comfort
• used in Japanese medical system to treat serious immune issues
* Biomat technology developed by NASA & Fugi Bioscience
* FDA approved for safety
* No claims for curing or treating any disease
Session by apt. – 1hr. session – $25 per session
Package of 5 for $100
First Session Free

FEATURES:

The Large Chakras Crystal Mat includes 7 natural crystals that are integrated with the 7 Human Chakras. The crystals are additionally enlivened by the Infrared Heat elements and they emit negative ions. PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields) therapy is provided for cellular regeneration. The PEMF frequency of 7.83Hz is based on the earth’s natural Schumann Resonance Frequency. The Chakra Crystal Mat includes the 4 key therapies which act synergistically; Far-Infrared, Crystals, PEMF and Negative Ions. This unique Chakra Crystal Mat adds the specific 7 natural crystals for the Chakras to even more fully enhance the synergistic effect of the therapies.

You can feel the difference quickly as changes occur deep inside you. The Chakras Crystal Mat cleanses and aligns your Seven Chakras for better health, happiness, and general well-being.

Now you can positively affect your body more deeply by having the crystals for the 7 primary chakras. From sleeping better and soothing negative thoughts, virtually any challenge the body struggles with can be improved by balancing the chakras.

Base Chakra (1st Chakra – based on earth element and associated with the feeling of safety and grounding) – Red Jasper

Brings problems to light and provides insights into difficult situations, calms the emotions and aids in dream recall. Red Jasper strengthens and detoxifies the circulatory system, blood, and liver.

Sacral Chakra (2nd Chakra – emotional body, sensuality, and creativity) – Gold Jade

Gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy and motivates for success. Carnelian treats lower back problems, rheumatism, arthritis, neuralgia and depression, boosts fertility and stimulates sexuality.

Solar Plexus Chakra (3rd Chakra – expression of will, personal power and mental abilities) – Yellow Agate

Can help focus intentions for manifesting a sense of ease in being yourself, in addition to increasing levels of abundance and prosperity. Also aiding in overcoming any feelings of problems with power and control over your own life.

Heart Chakra (4th Chakra to govern compassion, love and beauty. Transformation and Integration.)– Green Aventurine

Settles nausea and dissolves negative emotions and thoughts. It balances blood pressure and stimulates the metabolism, lowering cholesterol.

Throat Chakra (5th Chakra to govern expression and communication) – Lapis Lazuli

Powerful throat healer, it assists with verbal expression of thoughts and feelings. Lapis Lazuli helps to strengthen and accelerate the repair of bones, thyroid deficiencies, throat and lymph infections.

Third Eye Chakra (6th Chakra to govern your intuition (sixth sense) – Blue Chalcedony

Brings emotional balance and calms panic attacks. It enhances self-esteem, self-acceptance, and self-trust. On the physical level, Sodalite balances your metabolism, boosts the immune system, and overcomes calcium deficiencies.

Crown Chakra (7th Chakra to access higher states) – Amethyst

Facilitates meditation, helps with communication to higher states and understand unbalances within oneself. Has healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional and issues. Amethyst crystal therapies are primarily associated with physical ailments of the nervous system, the curing of nightmares and insomnia, and balancing the crown chakra.

Specifications and Features

  • Far Infrared Heat Therapy: Yes
    • FIR penetration 5-14 um, 3-8 inch
    • 9 hour auto shut-off timer. 9 allows for all night sleeping
    • Mat Surface Temperature of up to maximum 55 degrees celsius (when internal mat temperature set to 70 degrees celsius)
    • Temperature control included
  • Negative Ions Therapy: Yes
    • Negative Ion Level: 700/cc + per minute
  • PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Therapy: Yes
    • Schumann Primary Resonant Frequency of approximately 8 hertz
    • Bi-phasic bursts of PEMF
    • PEMF dynamic measured strength at mat surface up to 3000 mG
    • Switch with automatic timer for 20 minutes ON and 100 minutes OFF cycle
  • Low Level Laser/Photon Therapy: Not Included
  • Crystal Therapy: Seven Natural Chakra Crystals
    • Amethyst: 3.3 lb of crushed crystals
    • Blue Chalcedony: 3.3 lb of crushed crystals
    • Lapis Lazuli: 7.7 lb of crushed crystals
    • Green Aventurine: 3.3 lb of crushed crystals
    • Yellow Agate: 3.3 lb of crushed crystals
    • Gold Jade: 3.3 lb of crushed crystals
    • Red Jasper: 3.3 lb of crushed crystals
  • Ultra Low EMF Design:
    • New generation no EMF FIR heating wire
    • EMF filter in controller to block external electrical noise
    • Extra EMF layers of EMF blocking material
  • Mat Physical Design:
    • High Quality non-toxic materials
    • Made with at least 20 layers with different functions
  • FDA Registered in USA

LearnThaiYoga Announces OnLine Learning Platform!

LearnThaiYoga On-Line
Traditional Thai Yoga Therapy also known as Thai Traditional Massage is the fastest growing and most sought after healing modality in the world today. Of course, the best way to learn is in a live class with a Master Teacher or Thai “Aachan” such as at the Thai Yoga Center in Brooksville, Florida studying with Aachan Dr. Anthony B. James and or his trained and certified SomaVeda® Thai Yoga staff Khruu or Teachers.

You Asked for it! THAI YOGA ON-LINE!

However, if you can’t make it to a live SomaVeda® Thai Yoga class either because of scheduling or cost the next best thing is to learn from the Master Teacher at Home!
Now you can Learn SomaVeda® Thai Yoga at Home!
Don’t waste your time on lessons from untrained and un-certified and or non-authentic teachers?
Come to a genuine source!
Hi everyone and good day!
I am continuing my current project of bringing you new and useful information and content to empower you to Jump Start Your Healing Practice.  It’s not enough to just have a goody bag of useful “tricks” and “bits” of therapies to put together a successful healing practice. Degrees and Certifications are fine but in and of themselves do not lead one to a happy, successful and fulfilling life, a intrinsically successful, happy life.
Recent Course Releases…
Mental Health for Patients and You!
The Blind School of Thai Traditional Medicine
Your No-nonsense Guide to effective Leadership
SomaVeda® Bolster Magick
It’s in you! Developing a Healing Entrepreneurs Mindset
Solving Carpal Tunnel Syndrome for Thai Therapist
Increase Your Focus For Better Life and Practice
Sustainable Eating Equals Sustainable Health
Meditation for Focus and Success
The Freedom of Living in the Now
How To Get Back on The Health Track
Prosperity for healers and Health Practitioners
New Video Lessons on SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Vinyasa (Flows for various breakouts)!
And eight more included classes!
It is good that our traditions have deep and ancient roots with elders and teachers who have lived the life of healers, traditional doctors and therapist for centuries, literally. They are our role models. We do not have to reinvent the wheel of success in what we do by ourselves. Only our current life situations and perhaps cultural considerations are unique. But what we are doing in life is not new or unique. We can learn from our elders and these lessons and qualities I am recommending you cultivate don’t originate with me personally but they are passed down to us by previous generations of healers who chose to practice true medicine as a way of life for their whole life!
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• Enhances the Body/Mind /Psyche connection
• Practically expresses loving kindness
• Practical extension of Divine Energy (Chirothesia)
• Lowers low-density liprotein (LDL) cholesterol (”bad” cholersterol)
• Raises high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the “Good” cholesterol)
• Boosts immune system, helps increase resistance to infection
• Lowers high blood pressure
• May reduce risk of some cancers (Static Lymph and or site toxic)
• Assist in management of type 2 diabetes
• Reduces stress and enhances sense of well being
• Increase bone density by stressing connective tissue and “bending the bones”
• Reduces Risk of Heart Attacks
• Helps to Increases lean muscle mass
• Balances the Chakras, promotes the
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• Reduces symptoms of anxiety and depression
• Reduces chronic fatigue and related syndromes
• Increases tendon and connective tissue extensibility.
• Increases range of motion and reduces resistance to motion (PNF)
• Virtual cure for many soft tissue disorder (Fibromyalgia, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
• Reduces pain and referred pain from trigger points
• Effective in reducing Migrane Headache frequency and severity
• Reduces swelling and edema
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• Effective treatment in many kinds of soft tissue related disorders
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• Removes Toxins and speeds recovery
• Reduces and or eliminates the harmful effects of negative emotions
• Effective treatment in psycho-somatic and psycho-emotional illness
• Effective treatment for Repetitive Stress Disorders
• Addresses nutritional and food issues and increase nutrient motility
• Reduces back and neck pain
• Integrates and supports proper alignment of all structural parts of the body without ballistics or force. (Osseous alignment)
• Reduces and or eliminates active / latent Trigger Points and equalizes/ reduces areas of high neurologic activity
• Effective lymphatic Drainage modality

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Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Part 2 of 2

Thai Yoga Mastery with Aachan James

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Part 2 of 2.

by Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAAP, SMOKH  (Original Article Published December 27, 2011)

INNER: Any particular disorder or trauma whether acute or chronic like CTS will manifest differently in different persons. When looking for the INNER significance we first consider the balance and activity of the Chakras. We gain insight into the specific chakras involved by observing the physical correlations, i.e., corresponding body part, orifice, closest Sen, or line, and/or meridian.The chakras most closely associated with the hands and wrist are fourth Chakra, ANAHATA , commonly called the Heart Chakra. The hands are the vehicle for expressing and communicating from and of the heart. We say that the skin of the hands and arms is the organ most closely associated with the heart.The bones and sinew of the hands are ruled or controlled by the first Chakra or root Chakra. The quality of the energy here is one of security and survival. That these two such disparate qualities of expression of energy should overlap here may explain many things. For example, the ability of the hands to express the most tender and compassionate intent are the very same hands that can create willful injury and harm.The highest use of the hands is found in the expression of the positively aspected fourth Chakra. This is demonstrated in the quintessence of the loving touch where the hands are expressing the inner light and warmth of the heart according to its clear, compassionate and loving nature. When the hands are used purely as tools for procuring security and survival needs we run into difficulty. Because of their structural support in first Chakra, hands can be used in this fashion for short periods of time. However, long term use in this manner results in abuse from overuse.

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Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Thai Yoga Mastery with Aachan James

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
(Reprint Original Article December 27, 2011)

Repetitive Stress Injury, The SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Approach to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

 Part 1 of 2. by Anthony B James DNM(C), ND, MD(AM), DOM(C), DPHC(h.c.), PhD, RAAP, SMOKH

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a challenge that is cropping up more and more frequently. Conventional remedial treatments are fine and can be examples of compassion in action, but Western style physical therapeutic and orthopedic approaches are limited in just how much compassionate relief they are able to deliver. This is because the conventional Western therapeutic model for treatment is not holistically based. A more compassionate approach is a protocol which leads to fundamental understanding and renders the application of remedial therapies unnecessary! This approach is entirely holistic (Naturopathic and Religious Therapeutic).

What is CTS? The common conventional medical understanding of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS as quoted from  “Tabers Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary” defines CTS as “soreness, tenderness, and weakness of the muscles of the thumb caused by pressure on the Median Nerve at the point at which it goes through the carpal tunnel of the wrist.”

The origin of the Median Nerve or Nerve Medianus are the internal and external cords of the brachial plexus. It is a motor and a sensory nerve. Its function is to enervate the pronators and flexors of the forearm, two external lumbricales, thenar muscles of the thumb, skin of the palm and the first four fingers.

Considered a syndrome, the generally accepted cause is fatigue injury and concomitant secondary trauma derived from over-use. This would also generally classify CTS (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome) as an RSS or Repetitive Stress Syndrome type of injury. In most of the cases that I have seen, the cause was simple and easy to determine and verify. Clients were performing menial, repetitive tasks which primarily focused workload, pressure and or impact on the thumb, fingers and wrist. They were pushing with the thumb, pressing or tapping with the fingers, grasping, squeezing and twisting with the hand, or combinations of the above. In some cases they were doing all of the above. The kinds of situations which can produce this kind of working stress are quite varied and diverse; typing or working on computers including extensive mouse work or pick and place tasking on a manufacturing line. Virtually any repetitive work involving the fingers and hands done over a period of time can lead to this type of break down.

The more narrow the parameters of the particular stress the more likely the stress is to lead to the development of the syndrome. It has been noted for instance that the simple act of typing on a keyboard transfers thousands of individual impacts which send minute shock waves to the wrist and forearm. It is the combination of these little shock waves and the narrow range of motion one must maintain in order to type efficiently that eventually leads to breakdown and deterioration.

CTS is turning up more frequently among Western style therapists and even oriental style therapists who use a few narrowly defined techniques for every client, over and over again. Especially susceptible are those who squeeze and twist the fingers and wrist while exerting pressure on or with the thumbs. This does not necessarily mean that the techniques themselves are bad, although some are. Rather, repetitively performing these narrowly focused techniques with an ever-diminishing range of motion is bad. In a sense, this is inevitable for these therapists because as they gain experience in these methods, they will tend to become more efficient in the application of the few techniques they are using and the one or two body parts that they are using.

I have personally interviewed massage therapists whose total pharmacopoeia of therapeutic “hand” tools was based on no more than five different positions of the hand, and was limited to only using the hands to apply pressure! There are even schools that teach that the only part of a therapist’s body which may touch the client is their hands and that it is somehow improper or immoral to use another part of the body! As a SomaVeda® Thai Yoga stylist you may laugh, but this is no laughing matter. Therapists trained in this simple way of using just a few techniques for everything are bound to breakdown sooner or later as the cumulative stress of releasing tens of thousands of individual points and squeezing tons of flesh and muscle with just the hands and fingers begins to take its toll. Working conditions further exacerbate the problem, such as the Western practice of exclusively working on or around a massage table.

Although there are operations and applications that seem to be well suited to a massage table, by and large the table by design engenders poor body mechanics. The table simply holds the body of the therapist out and away from the area they are working on. Some schools and state licensing boards even prevent the therapist from leaning on the table for support! Why is this? The fundamental idea upon which proper body mechanics is based on is that the closer your center of gravity is to the point or area you are applying pressure to, the less muscular effort it takes and the more efficient the application of pressure becomes.

A concrete example that we use in class is in standing. When you are simply standing you are maximizing the application of pressure under your feet with little or no stress to the rest of your body. Depending on how much you weigh, you could be exerting one or more than one hundred pounds of pressure on the surface of your feet to the surface under your feet with zero effort, no more effort than if you were just standing. As the point or surface you wish to press on moves away from your center of gravity you become less efficient and strain more. This straining is your attempt to create a compensation for being off center through muscular contraction. It is possible to do this but it costs dearly. It costs in the actual amount of energy that you expend as you work and it costs in the wear and tear, stress and deterioration of your own body/mind/spirit. We work off center because we are off center. Strain and the resultant suffering from strain seem like normal and acceptable consequences of making our way in life. However, this is not true! When we are established in our center and work from our center, we are balanced in everything that we do. When we work from a place of balance there is less effort required, with few or no detrimental consequences from this kind of effort. In fact, this kind of effort actually increases your capacity to do more.

Using the massage table is also part of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga repertoire!  Doing Thai Yoga and Thai Massage has always been a very important part of traditional Thai Medical Massage applications, especially in Thai Hospitals. There are approximately one hundred seventy Thai VA or veteran’s hospitals run by the Royal Ministry of Health. All of them have a wing or floor exclusively devoted to Thai Traditional Medicine and all of them use tables and raised platforms to do their work. The difference between the Thai Table applications and methods is the variety of techniques and the dramatic differences in body mechanics used in Thai Style Yoga therapy. So, please do not misunderstand when I speak of the harmful effects caused by working on a massage table because I am referring only to Western types of massage or massage therapy techniques on the table.

This is another reason why the integrated holistic approach of the SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Massage way is so brilliant. When we say, “we use the whole person to treat the whole person,” we are also saying that we use the whole body as the instrument with which we apply pressure and energy to the body of our client! As the workload is more evenly distributed with dozens of different tools and as we switch from tool to tool, such as from hand pressure to foot pressure, there is little opportunity for a repetitive stress disability to occur. The bottom line is that therapists trained in limited and conventional Western protocols do not know what the prognosis is for their practice longevity. On the other hand, the specific TAO or WAY of working we share as SomaVeda® Thai Style Yoga therapists has already been refined and perfected over many, many years.

CTS and RSS syndromes may become the leading cause of disability among working massage, massage therapists, physical therapists, body work therapists etc.  in the not so distant future. Already many therapists and professional body workers that I meet in trainings and workshops suffer from the precursors of wrist, hand and arm pain in one or both hands. Not all persons stressed in the same manner will develop CTS, but there are mediating factors which could determine predisposition such as age, heredity, physical conditioning including functional range of motion, diet/nutrition (i.e. any specific deficiency), pre-existing trauma, injury, or scarring resulting from injury.

Additional mediating factors in susceptibility to not only CTS but any degradation of health, function and longevity are nutritional, emotional, mental and energetic. Energetically we must also consider the balance of and between the major Chakras and the representation of their homeodynamic status or balance in the physical, psychological and emotional states. For example, if one performs the very same menial task in a “good place” versus in an “angry place,” one is more likely to hurt them selves in the latter.

The SomaVeda® treatment protocol is basically always the same. The treatment itself may be broken down into three distinct phases or categories. INNER, OUTER, & SECRET.

The Inner deals with the innate energetic, pranic, and Chakra correlations and considerations found in the matrix body. For those of you not familiar with the terminology, the matrix body is your total energetic body including all of the chakras, lom (Wind Gates), all of the Sen or Prana Nadis, meridians, elements, extraordinary vessels and acupuncture points which make up the luminous body. Treatment of the Inner may or may not be performed hands on or with Asanas. It may also utilize Puja, prayer, affirmation and focused intention with visualization or meditation techniques and guided breathing or Prana Yama. The focus of the Inner is to create or stimulate a movement toward balance between the various energetic parts of us. This state is evidenced by the free and unrestricted flow of energy or prana. The Inner is also related to the healing mind and innate wisdom of balance which operates in every cell and which is the true overseer of healing processes in the body/mind/spirit. When we place our hand on the client and ask permission and direction to treat, this is the “who” or “what” we are communicating with.

Because the inner deals with the energy body and disruptions within the energy system, then we also consider here the role of pathological emotional and mental states. In SomaVeda® we teach that the cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system. Examples of negative emotions are fears, phobias, compulsions, neurosis, anxieties and the like which are unreasonable and or irrational.

The Outer addresses the symptomatic and observable physiologic/pathological considerations in the tangible physical body (TPB). This usually involves hands on application of pressure to the body by holding specific points and applying therapeutic Asanas or postures. The focus of the Outer is the same as in the Inner except that we are looking for homeodynamic stasis or a balanced and harmonious state between the physical being and all of its parts. This may look like a reduction in obvious trauma and sensitivity as well as an increase in all circulation, a reduction in number and intensity of active and latent trigger points with a corresponding increase in mobility and range of motion.

Results may also include reduced edema and swelling, lower residuals of metabolic waste and by products of the trauma along with a reduction in atrophy, scar tissue and further reduction in the pathological production of scar tissue and less pain. In short, a movement toward optimum health and return to function.

The Secret approaches the spiritual or metaphysical aspects of this challenge to one’s harmony and equilibrium in the context of one’s whole life and person.

Please note: The mentioned distinctions of energetic and physical self are arbitrary to help in your understanding. In reality, all such distinctions are illusion and can be limiting. In actual treatment the more advanced practitioner addresses the Inner, Outer and Secret simultaneously without preference for one over the other.

In Part 2 of this article I will break down treatment approaches and strategies for each of the Inner, Outer and Secret elements of the disorder.

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Thai Yoga Concepts: Sustainable Eating and Sustainable Health: Part 4 of 4

Thai Yoga Concepts: Sustainable Eating and Sustainable Health: Part 4 of 4

By Dr. Anthony B. James DM(P), ND, MD(AM), SMOKH

(Repost: Transcribed from a live talk at the Florida Sustainable Living and Perma-culture Conference, Plant City Florida, March 26, 2011)

Edible should also mean to buy local

Besides the lowered impact on the environment, another reason to buy local is to support your local community! We buy food from Peggy and Jeff at Eco-farm because they are our neighbors! That’s it, that’s the reason. We want to support them, they are up to good things, they are helping us to have a longer, healthier, happier life and by God, if I’m going to support anybody in the world, before I send 100 bucks to the American Red Cross, I’m going to send 100 bucks to Peggy and Jeff with my local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) and buy some food with it. I need them and they need me and that’s why I do it. Buy local. Make it personal. If you don’t personally know someone that you can buy food from, you need to cure that by getting out and meeting somebody who grows food.

A clear conscience makes the food taste better!

These choices to bring consciousness to what and how we eat need to be personal and emotional. That is conscience, by the way, and we need conscience. Edible means to eat food with a clear conscience. To have a clear conscience about what you eat. What does conscience mean? I’ll give you my definition. Conscience is an emotional realization of the truth. So its very important for me to have a good conscience about what I eat and to emotionally know that I am doing the best that I can. If I don’t know that and I go ahead and I consume it anyways, then I am acquiescing to the possibility that the food may cause harm to me and to somebody else. That’s tough, I know.

5% Meat

Edible means to eat less meat. Research from many sources suggests minimum 95% plant-based nutrition and 5% animal products. That’s just science, its nothing personal. You want to live happier, healthier, longer lives? You want to support the soil on the inside and out? You want to support the ecology and reduce global warming? You want to have more support for democracy in the world? Eat less meat. And then, whatever meat you do eat, make sure that you’re supporting the local farmers, that it is organic, grass fed, free range, chemical free, antibiotic free, etc.

Don’t expect to change overnight! I use the 95/5 idea because it is unrealistic to expect everyone to become a vegetarian now. We have several thousand years of indoctrination into “eating meat equals prosperity” to overcome. We’re not going to be able to turn on a dime. You vegetarians and you vegans, get the freak off the backs of your meat-eating friends! Get off their backs, because what you resist, persists. The harder you push them, the harder they will hold on to those unproductive ways of eating. If you want people to change the way they eat then do it by example. Make the most nutritious, happy, fun-filled, exciting food that you can to share with them, so that they feel like it would be crazy not to eat your delicious food. That will make it easier.

95% Plant Based Diet

Edible means to prefer a plant-based diet. Aside from the morality question of cruelty to animals from factory production of animal based foods, animal food factories are the single largest users of antibiotics. 70% of all manufactured antibiotics go to animal food production. You need to know this especially if you are against the use of antibiotics and you think that the epidemic increase in antibiotic-resistant methicillin and staph bacteria is not a good thing. 70% of the antibiotics are not being used on human patients, but they are going to the cows that people eat. Then they go from their urine and their feces into the water supply. Then from aquifers into the water supplies of the hospitals where it is then recycled into the bodies of people with deficient immune systems, where they then become susceptible to antibiotic resistant bacteria. See? It’s the circle of life. Eat less meat. Prefer a plant-based diet.

Eat the widest variety of foods you can manage

Why? That’s the way foods naturally grow in the world, in a healthy ecosystem, and it is also the way they are supposed to come into our system, in great variety and in seasonal rotation.  Every type of food offers a different nutrient profile and benefit towards helping you living a full healthy and happy life. Give every good thing in nature the possibility of sharing its life enhancing qualities with you. Variety and diversity strengthen your immune system and make your taste buds happy. There is research that suggest that rotating your foods and diet can reduce allergies and may even be part of a productive strategy for mental and emotional health. Ortho-molecular Medicine and research specializes in this field.  Try more. Try everything!

For everyone sake grow something!

Grow a good perma-culture based garden in a little square foot of land- you should be able to grow 6, 8 or 10 different kinds of plants. If you don’t have that little plot then invest in a pot of some kind and put an edible plant, vegetable, herb, or flower in it. Practice becoming a more conscious person by nurturing and caring for it until it matures and then eat it! Everyone can and should grow something. No reason why not!

I’m serious, grow something to eat!

ANYTHING! Everybody here should be growing one food item. Grow anything! Grow a chive! I mean come on, grow something. Anybody can grow a Chia pet. You can eat them! It’s about elevating your consciousness and bringing energy, attention, consciousness, breath and pressure to changing your environment. GROW SOMETHING.

Perma-culture experience in Thailand

Go to Thailand, you’ll see farms that if you’re not paying attention you would never know it was a farm because it looks like an overgrown jungle. You say, “What do you mean, this is a farm?” And they say, “This is a multi-generational farm! We’ve been farming here for years.” You say, “But we’re on a trail in the jungle!” And they say, “No, no, you’re on a trail through the farm!” You look around saying, “What farm? What are you talking about?” The guy reaches out and plucks a leaf off a bush and says, ‘”Put this in your mouth.” You take a bite of it- its green tea! “Whoa! Oh! There are tea plants here!” He says, “No, there are ten thousand! This is a tea plantation.” This all happened to me and I thought I was in a jungle. I said “Well, what is all this other weeds and under-growth around the base here?” He says, “Oh, that’s edible morning glories, and these are coffee.” Did you know coffee and tea grow together? They can! You don’t have to mono-culture either coffee or tea! I said “Oh, well what is this kind of viny thing here that looks like it’s choking the life out of these plants?” “Oh,” he says, “that’s edible morning glory.” Turns out to be one of my most favorite edible green foods on the whole planet.

Reasonable eating means seasonal eating

Edible means to eat seasonally for your region of the country. A billion years of survival data in our DNA tells us that the most appropriate foods for us to eat at any given time are the foods that are ripe and ready for harvest right this moment. That’s what we are supposed to be eating right now. If you don’t know what that is, well that shows the measure of separation from the environment that you are currently suffering. The proper treatment is education and experience!

Stick out your nose, open up the window, look outside, talk to a friend and say, “Hey! It’s the end of March, what is in season? What foods are in season in my geographic area?” Seek them out as your primary foods. It will change! The foods you eat are supposed to rotate, just like in nature. The soil isn’t always the same. The variety that you see in the natural ecology in December is not the same as you see in March. There will still be an equally great diversity but it will just be different. “Same same but different” as the Thai’s say “Munkan mai munkan.”

Edible should mean- eat only foods that you know you’re not allergic to!

Stop eating that which inflames you! I’d bet that everyone in this room knows or suspects something that they eat that they are allergic to. When you eat foods that are allergens, they cause a histamine reaction in your brain. This triggers an inflammatory response in your tissue, which triggers edema. Inflammation and edema are the hotbeds of disease. So one of the ways to prevent disease through your eating habits is to stop eating the foods that you already know you’re allergic to. That means stop eating any food that when you eat it regularly it makes you feel bad. It’s really easy, but we’re so out of touch with our inner ecology that we don’t know this.

Consider your overall attitude towards eating new food in general, if it has a label, READ IT.

Don’t buy it until you actually read the label. You will be surprised how many times you will put something back that you were 99% sure you were going to buy after you read the label.

Don’t waste food- compost food waste

Composting is one of the very best ways to justify our existence on this planet. It’s one of the proven simple technologies that actually feeds the earth. As a practice it runs contrary to the trends overwhelming the eco-systems and environment with harmful waste. Composting keep the useful biomass out of the land fill and on the soil where it belongs. Keep in mind that “circle of life” thing. Using your own compost to enhance the soil of your garden, or your friends garden will help insure more vital and amazing foods. These foods have more minerals and bio-available nutrients and healthy bacteria. Composting supports the process of these foods becoming our essential medicines. Everyone should compost.

Make the best possible food choices according to your understanding

Before shopping, make a list- if it is not on your list it is probably not edible. Involve your family, friends, church, social network or group in a food project, or join one. Edible should be part of that.

Make your food beyond interesting and nutritious

We have to be ninja. I’m a ninja for food! You want to know I am a healthy food ninja? How I went from a raging carnivore to a plant based diet? Know how I do it? Julie and I, we craft in the secret dark recesses of our attic with our candles and our sigils on the floor and our sacred tomes of secret knowledge (I mean favorite recipe books) and we flip the pages and we recite the ancient magic incantations of holistic, organic, local, fresh, seasonal ingredients and we put them (boil, boil, toil and trouble) into our cauldron (our safe crokery) and we put our own energy and our own sacred essence in to that boiling cauldron of magic elixir and we call it to allurement, we call it to glamor, and healing affirmation and we call it to create life and we call it to manifest our vision for the world as we see the swirl of the world inside that pot and then we serve that on the table and its an irresistible force. People are drawn to it, “OOOOHHH! What is that?” And Julie goes, “Dinner!” Then they eat and they are like, “oh, uh, um, how?” You can see it, the trying to adjust, trying to adapt, trying to encapsulate the idea that the tastiest thing that’s ever crossed this inner and outer brain barrier, has no meat! And it’s tasty! And it’s medicine! Then they start to make these little adjustments. “Hey, do you have a recipe? What are the ingredients? Is it hard to make?” “Nah,” we say, “you just throw some healthy ingredients, veggies, herbs, grains, herbs, minerals in a bowl and stir it up! It’s easy!” And then they start to do it and next thing you know, you’ve saved a soul, you’ve got another person who is going to live a longer, healthier, happier life.

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