You might have read in various blogs or have been told to just chill out. That if you just relaxed, stopped thinking so much that you’d be okay. Maybe you worry about work, your finances, love life or your health issues that seem to have no answers. You find yourself on Facebook, browsing it on autopilot as your mind races again. You feel caught up in a comparison game and realize that despite the number of connections you have on Facebook, you still feel completely alone.
You just can’t shut your brain off, so what does this mean for your health and what can be done?
It’s a bit of a conundrum when you consider that we don’t really know what came first: the racing mind or the weak digestive system. You see if you suffer from a weak Spleen Qi (which governs digestion), you will inevitably be plagued with the cerebral Devil’s jukebox. The weaker your Spleen Qi becomes, the higher chances you will develop dampness leading to a host of issues like: ovarian cysts, acne, yeast infections, endo, bloating, gas and the inability to absorb nutrients like iron. So here are some tips that can help:
Stay clear of wheat
Wheat isn’t the same as it used to be. Through hybridization and genetic modification, the molecular structure of the protein has completely changed and has created an autoimmune response in many. In fact, it functions in the brain much like an opiate. So if you haven’t discovered the emotional connection behind various foods you eat, take note. Wheat certainly has many of my patients feeling depressed, frustrated, and moody and yup their brain seems to go on overdrive.
Take a chill pill
If you’ve ever been in a situation where someone pisses you off and you can’t seem to shake it and you’ll ruminate on it for HOURS, then L-Theanine will be your best friend. L-Theanine is simply a broken down protein molecule that puts the brain into the same alpha waves that monks are in when they meditate. So take about 150mg away from food and allow yourself to settle down.
Increase stomach acid
One of the most natural ways to do this is by adding in a bitter’s herbal tincture like a Canadian Bitters Combo. By doing so, you’ll naturally increase stomach acid and activate the enzymes needed to digest protein and to assimilate B12 – needed for energy. Without proper stomach acid, we impair our entire digestive process and increase the chances of developing dampness in the system. And this is important when you consider that a weak digestive system leads to racing thoughts. And yes, it’s supposed to taste bitter and awful, but that’s the point. Bitters are crucial to the system because as we age our stomach acid declines. Not to mention, bitters are incredible for supporting liver function that has over 560 functions. And ladies, want to prevent age spots? Start taking your bitters from now.
I realize that we’re caught up in a digital era where it’s become a popularity contest about the quantity of friends rather than the quality of friends and where connections are based on chat rooms and sharing photos. But this disconnect in human behaviour has also created a disconnect within ourselves that has our brains racing to keep up to an illusion that has been built online through filters that filter out reality. The more we obsess about our lives that don’t measure up, the more we weaken the very engine and core of our beings – our digestive system.
So, with that said, my webinar happening on August 27 at 7:30pmEST about dampness will help you understand what happens after a prolonged period of weak digestion and the ailments that have followed. You’ll find out what you can do and details on my upcoming program, The Damp Detox. But, you have to be a subscriber to get access on the morning of the 27th. So what are you waiting for?