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9. Considering the Sixth Mood: The Curse of Indifference

McCabe, Vinton Basic Health Publications ePub

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Considering the Sixth Mood: The Curse of Indifference

There is a denial of reality, or, at least, of present circumstances, implicit in the mood that Bach describes as the “lack of sufficient interest in present circumstances,” and that I simply call indifference. Those sharing this mood also share a certain unwillingness, either an unwillingness to deal with situations the patient feels were thrust upon him, or an unwillingness to exert the physical or emotional energy it would take to transform those situations for the better. Either way, those sharing this mood find themselves in a state of stasis, as if they were not wholly present within their bodies, and they seek to find a way to escape the present situation.

The survival strategies adapted by each of these remedy types involve indifference. Each is a variation of a theme in which the remedy type shows little interest in their surroundings and in the needs and wants of others. Some, like Wild Rose, have all but totally given up on the idea of change and transformation and have settled instead in a mindset that is resigned to fate as it is perceived and shows no interest in life as a result. To a lesser degree, Clematis and Honeysuckle share this sense of resignation. Clematis escapes into a dream state and Honeysuckle escapes into the past, which is seen as a better place and time. Mustard and Olive share a sense of weight and exhaustion. Mustard carries the weight of emotional exhaustion and clinical depression. Olive struggles with an actual physical state of depletion and exhaustion.

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51. Hormone Health for Women: Estrogen & Progesterone

Klatz M.D. D.O., Ronald Basic Health Publications ePub
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1. Seafood Consumption in Traditional Diets

Babel C.N., Ken Basic Health Publications ePub

 CHAPTER 1 

Seafood Consumption in Traditional Diets

The plants and animals that man has consumed for food since his creation nourished him and allowed him to thrive as a species. In the last century, however, many natural foods have been replaced by manufactured food items that are lacking in essential nutrients and that the human body is not physiologically designed to handle.

For example, refined carbohydrates such as sugar and white flour products lack the vitamins, minerals, and fiber that normally accompany a food in its whole state. These nutrients are required to process the food properly in the body. Instead, refined carbohydrates are rapidly dumped into the bloodstream, stressing our blood sugar control mechanisms and eventually leading to insulin resistance and diabetes.

Scientists tell us that we evolved eating a diet that contained a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids (like those in seafood) compared to omega-6 fatty acids (now found in many vegetable oils and snack foods). Today, this healthful ratio has been turned on its head as we consume far too many omega-6 fatty acids and too little omega-3s. The health implications are believed to be staggering. Today, we are paying the price for our dietary indiscretions with dramatically increasing rates of practically all diseases, notably heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and liver disease.

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10. Quantum Foods

Yanick Jr Ph.D. N.D., Paul Basic Health Publications ePub

The eating habits of Americans leave a great deal to be desired. We tend to consume excessive amounts of acid-generating foods that lower the body’s pH and block enzymatic conversion. Cooked animal proteins and highly refined and processed foods, American favorites, throw our pH out of balance and interfere with the metabolism and production of “good” eicosanoid (anti-inflammatory) hormones. We also consume a high percentage of deep-fried foods containing trans-fats, which retard hormonal activity. Most Americans eat for taste rather than for nutritional value. But many of us know that it’s time to change those negative habits. We just need to choose what we consume according to new standards.

THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF FOOD

Overall, the most important aspect of the food we eat is its wholeness, by which I mean, the closer it is to its natural state—the less processing and/or cooking it has undergone—the more of its original nutrients remain intact. Four other factors also determine how much of the inherent nutritional value of a given food we will be able to absorb and use:

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Part III   Other Contemporary Western Bodywork Practices

Claire, Thomas Basic Health Publications ePub

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE AT A GLANCE

BASIC FACTS

•  Myofascial Release is a whole-body approach to healing that seeks to restore balance by releasing tension in the soft connective tissue known as fascia. It results in relief from pain and improved function.

•  Myofascial (Greek myo for muscle and “fascia”) Release was developed by John Barnes, P.T. A physical therapist, Barnes integrated soft-tissue manipulative techniques with CranioSacral Therapy in a whole-system approach to releasing fascia.

THEORY

•  Myofascial Release removes constriction in the fascia. Fascia can become constricted due to trauma, such as illness and other physical and psychological stresses. If it becomes tight, fascia can pull muscles and bones out of place, resulting in pain and lack of mobility. Fascia as well as muscle must be released for long-lasting effect.

•  Myofascial Release uses long, sustained pressure to stretch the fascia. This removes tightness and associated pain and discomfort. Release of unconscious emotional material frequently accompanies release of the fascia.

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