Fantastic live streaming event I did, and thankfully I can still share if for those of you that didn’t get to attend. At a cellular level we are just machines, but that means we are built to receive. Are you ready for it?
Increase Your Vitality Receptors:
Slide One: I am so excited to talk on this topic. It’s the first time outside of a one on one client consult that I have shared this truth of receiving. Because you know we are built for it, and created for it.
Slide Two: Who Am I? I am a Holistic Coach. I started coaching small business owners in 2001, and have since grown into a full wholistically driven coaching practice. As a Certified Aromatherapist, Personal Trainer, Nutritional Therapist and Holistic Lifestyle and Wellness Coach and Reiki Practitioner I bring it all to the table for you. Well rounding strategies to help you live your purpose driven, soul enlightened life!
Slide Three: Let’s talk about what receiving really means. To receive is to energy? We understand that right now I can hand you a paper and you would receive it. Simple. Just like that tangible paper, spiritual or abundant, or say manifested energy is no less real than any other energy, like electricity for example, but is vastly more important. Spiritual energy is prana and also known as “universal life force” or “qi” and is carried by pure love. Our bodies were built with that universal template of giving and receiving. As a machine of cells that is really all that we are doing. Giving and receiving throughout the day. In fact when you hug someone it’s not just that hormonal joy that you receive, but it’s a microbiome based exchange that takes place as our microbiome are not just confined to our inner cells. The are permeating throughout our bodies and if magnified via a very powerful microscope you would see that it surrounds you, as does your energy, like the dust storm that surrounds PigPen the Peanuts character.
Slide Four: We were made for this!! And not just receiving one bit of energy at one time. We have so many receptors that we are like those receptor cells waiting for the magnitude of peptides swirling about the universe. With knowledge gained from DNA testing we know that we can control what peptides we put in our bodies via nutrition, the relationships we engage in, the toxins in our homes and all that surrounds us. A peptide is such a wonderful and simple object, made more beautiful and less fearful when it can be understood as such a little miracle. Did you know you can hold a peptide in your hand? We are made of peptides and peptides are everywhere around us, even floating on dust in the air we breath. Consider the peptides that are found in food and that when we have tested cancer tissue we can see what peptides are generated by cancer cells. What about peptides created by cancerous thoughts and actions?
Slide Five: I like to think of sunshine in terms of what you see with the peptides and the receptors in our body. The Sun shines down and touches many things, yet it does only one thing. Shine. Peptides are really just short little pieces of proteins.
There are no dangerous elements in a peptides. They are made of amino acids, and these are made of the same elements that make up human beings. The pattern of the “beads on the string” is what makes peptides bioactive. Think again about the sunshine. How different is a sunset here in the valley and a sunset over the ocean? Each unique pattern of these “beaded strings” can be recognized by our immune system, but the origin of the peptide is not encoded in the sequence of amino acids or as we are calling them, beads. A peptide from a cancer cell and from a chicken sandwich can be exactly the same pattern. When this happens, the immune system can get confused and stop attacking the cancer. When a unique peptide is recognized in the digestive tract, the immune system is trained to shut down responses toward the food peptides. If you have known anyone with cancer, you have heard lots of discussions on T cells. Each T cell has a receptor that can scan cancer cells looking for a peptide that will activate it. But what about when mutated peptide in the cancer cell matches a peptide expressed in pork and tells it to activate? Where there are proteins there are peptides. As proteins breakdown into amino acids, they transition through a stage where they are peptides. The location and the part of the protein that is broken determines what peptides are available for inspection by the immune system. Every whole food, every bacteria and living organism is full of peptides that can be evaluated by our immune system. And this all seems to be centralized to that digestive system, and the little colony of bacteria that reside within it.
Slide Six: So everything that is going on in your life right now, has to do with peptides. How much of any one particular peptide that you have in your system right now and how it’s impacting you comes down to all that you are. Those people we are sitting here with right now, the measurable thoughts we are having, what you had for lunch today, and the lingering essential oil aromas or chemical toxins right here in this very room. But most importantly is how that makes you feel … And how many emotions do we have throughout the day. Especially if you consider all of the stimulation in our lives from video games, social media, relationships, school, sugar, processed foods, and more.
Slide Seven: Negative activities, negative foods, negative thinking is like a brick wall preventing you from manifesting, from receiving because it becomes the driver for your being. There are so many thing that come together to create positive thinking or negative thinking. You learn to control that, and you learn to receive. We learn that when we drink a cup of freshly juiced greens or take capsules or non-gmo foods that it shares the enzymes to break down the peptides to activate all of the good we desire in our life. Cellularly we are electricity and pathways for chemical reactions. Both good and bad. Your immune system is trained to be able to recognize non-self proteins that are generated from cancer mutations. This recognition allows the immune system to attack just the cancer cells specifically. You want to do whatever you can to protect those T cells. When it comes to our wellness, there are essentially four things under our control: the decision not to do drugs of all varieties, a commitment to exercise as we are meant to move as our lymphatic systems will easily tell you, the quality of our diet – how close to non-gmo, pesticide free our food is … as well to how close to real food it is, and our level of optimism. And would it surprise you to know that optimism is at least as beneficial as the others.
Slide Eight: There seems to be a clear, fairly consistent connection between negative emotions and unhealthy foods… why do you think that is? Research shows that there is a defined connection between negative moods and unhealthy foods, and positive moods and healthy foods. The big defining factors are in the quality of our food, and the connected element of time. When you think about either the present or the future regardless of mood, long-term, future-focused thinking led to healthier choices. When you visualize.. manifest… receive .. you are activating a focus to choose the foods that will align to exactly what your body needs! When you get depressed and get anxious what do you choose to eat? It’s almost always not the best choices. There are many examples of biologically active food proteins, with physiological significance beyond the pure nutritional requirements that concern available nitrogen for normal growth and maintenance. Moreover, there are many physiologically active peptides, derived by protease activity from various food protein sources. Food addictions are not strictly “psychological” problems, but have a hard-wired, organic component. Many of the most commonly consumed foods in Western culture actually contain narcotic properties associated with the presence of psychoactive chemicals that bind to those opioid receptors in the nervous system. These peptides are so powerful that researchers block their action with drugs when treating drug addiction. These “food opiates” are heavily concentrated in wheat and dairy products, especially cow’s milk. Thus why people feel more control, more active and just feel “better” when they stop eating gluten and dairy products. It’s a central part of my personal coaching programs because I have seen differences like night and day.
Slide Nine: Going even further, internal bacteria can impact how you feel. But it’s not only bacteria, it’s the altered bi-directional communication between cells and its microbiome, that leads to anxiety and depression.
MACs are complex carbohydrates, the types found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes. When we consume MACs they release compounds into our gut that helps our body regulate its immune system, keeps pathogenic or bad bacteria at bay, and even contribute to whether we are lean or obese. What happens if you haven’t eaten any MACs? Does your good bacteria hangs around waiting, famished, hopeful that you will feed it again soon? Not exactly. When your diet doesn’t contain enough MACs, your microbes are forced to rely on the only other carbohydrate source it has left, you. Your intestine secretes a slimy coat of carbohydrates that lines your intestinal wall called mucus. This mucus lining is a rich source of carbohydrates that starving microbes can feast on when dietary pickings are slim. In this way many of our gut microbes can have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde type of personality. Provide gut microbes with plenty of sustenance in the form of MACs and they will happily convert them into molecules our body needs to be healthy. Starve them of dietary MACs and they will munch on your mucus lining inching ever closer to your intestinal wall. This can cause that leaky gut as well as long-term this situation could be an immune system that’s on a hair trigger, impacting not only the health of your gut but your entire body. A professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, Tim Spector, wanted to find out what happens to your gut if you eat only fast food, specifically McDonald’s, for 10 solid days.
His son, Tom, became the willing guinea pig and reported his symptoms, as well as sent stool samples to different labs, throughout the 10-day trial. If you watched Morgan Spurlock’s documentary “Super-Size Me,” you probably have an idea of how the experiment panned out…
“Tom said that for three days he felt ok, but then started to become more lethargic and turned a slight gray color according to his friends. He reported feeling bad the last few days and says he also experienced some withdrawal symptoms,” TIME reported.1
The most revealing results came from the stool samples, however, which revealed what the fast food had done to Tom’s gut…
Recent research has focused on three specific phytochemicals: glucosinolates in cruciferous vegetables, soy isoflavones, and plant lignins. Cruciferous vegetables—that is, broccoli and its vegetable relatives—are the poster children of cancer-preventing vegetables. From a human dietary perspective, one of the challenges to deriving chemopreventive benefit from cruciferous vegetables is that the active component that actually imparts the protective benefit, is difficult to access. It exists in the plant as an enzyme which is active only in raw vegetables. Cooking inactivates it. Too much of this enzyme tends to cause gastritis in some individuals and can compete with iodine for uptake by the thyroid in others. Given that very few human populations regularly consume raw cruciferous vegetables, how are humans deriving the chemopreventive benefit of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables? The answer is in our gut microbiome. The research show that a wide range of these enzymes are recovered in urine after eating 200 grams of cooked broccoli which is about one and one-eighth cups.
Research presented the Molecular Nutrition groups at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Research Institute of Nutrition and Health, is showing that manipulating the microbiome through diet leads to significant changes in metabolites that play a role in inflammation, a condition linked to increased risk for many cancers. In intervention trials, Russell and her colleagues have focused on testing diets related to protein and carbohydrates. The researchers knew the major metabolites in the gut and had identified that certain metabolites were particularly anti-inflammatory. In one intervention, test participants consumed an Atkins-style, high protein, low-carbohydrate diet; in another study, two groups of participants consumed similar diets except one group took in their protein from meat sources and the other from soy. After three to four weeks on the diet, biological samples showed changes in the gut microbes and their activity. “With certain diets, the anti-inflammatory metabolites were significantly affected,” said Russell. In the meat versus soy protein diet, there was an increase in the inflammatory molecules for the meat eaters, not similar with the soy protein. Other studies also show that soy protein is a good source of nutrient but also a biological polymer to influence physiological change and microbiome changes when it’s a good non-gmo soy product rather than a subpar genetically modified or highly processed soy. Most soy used in food is genetically modified and as well is extracted by an industrial process from the waste product of soy oil manufacturing. It is the industry’s way of making a profit on a waste product. Like our food we are seeing that limited processing is where we get the most benefit from whole foods.
Slide Ten: The process goes Unhealthy Fats > Endotoxins > inflammation > insulin resistance > obesity /risk of type 2 or type 3 diabetes. In the fat study I talked about, as soon as they gave the mice soluble plant fibers the whole cascade averted. No endotoxins, no inflammation, no insulin resistance and no weight gain. Apricots, grapefruit, mangoes and oranges. Brussels sprouts have one of the highest amounts of soluble fiber. A 1/2-cup serving contains 2 grams. Turnips, sweet potatoes and asparagus all have 1.7 grams or more. Brussels sprouts and turnips contain those glucosinolates. Consider a raw turnip salad. A single tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 1.1 grams of soluble fiber. Ground flaxseeds also contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which, along with soluble fiber, help reduce heart disease risk. Oatmeal contains 1.4 grams of soluble fiber per 1/3-cup serving. Gluten-free oats also contain high amounts of iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. And of course legumes are especially high in soluble fiber. This soluble fiber is a prebiotic which nourishes the healthy microbiome in your gut.
So why plant based proteins over animal based? Research using a comparison was done where they looked at our gut health after eating meat and dairy, and then looked at the microbiome after eating plants. The microbes that “love bile” — the Bilophila — started to dominate the volunteers’ guts during the animal-based diet. Bile helps the stomach digest fats. So people make more bile when their diet is rich in meat and dairy fats. A study last year found that blooms of Bilophila cause inflammation and colitis in research studies.
Studies have also been done on the fats, and the types of lipids we consume affect the composition of our gut health. This one is important because it has to do with those of us that will develop obesity-related inflammation, according to a study published in Cell Metabolism. Mice fed a high-lard diet for 11 weeks developed signs of metabolic disease, while mice fed fish oil remained healthy. When the researchers transplanted gut microbes from fish oil-fed mice to antibiotic-treated mice and then subsequently fed the animals lard, the mice were protected from the typical unhealthy effects. Dietary supplementation with a compound that is naturally abundant in red wine and olive oil prevents gut microbes from turning unhealthy
A new inter-disciplinary study led by researchers at Tufts University found that coconut oil effectively controlled the overgrowth of a fungal pathogen we know as candida in mice. In humans, high levels of this fungal organism in the gastrointestinal tract can lead to bloodstream infections, including invasive candida. The research, published recently, suggests that it might be possible to use dietary approaches as an alternative to antifungal drugs in order to decrease the risk of infections caused by candida. However coconut oil elevates the endotoxins for up to two hours after a meal, and if endotoxin levels rise, our immune system perceives a threat and responds with inflammation. Ground breaking research done in Brussels shows exactly why that isn’t supportive to our microbiome. When they dosed the mice with endotoxins, the mice gained weight. They also developed insulin resistance. I believe this is the reason why MTC oil has a different impact than just using Coconut oil. MCT diet maintains the tight junctions between cells, normalizing serum endotoxin. Coconut oil is not a cure-all. Research supporting claims of its role in preventing, reducing risk for, or curing HIV/AIDS, diabetes, thyroid disease, or Alzheimer’s disease is sparse or non-existent. There is little evidence to suggest it has a significant effect on inflammation or bacterial infection when consumed in food. And the pre-clinical research in cancer is mixed. It is a far better oil to cook with, but almost all of the clinical research I have seen is all based on MCT oil and not based on coconut oil. Olive oil on the other hand has had a ton of amazing information and clinical studies… Cleveland Clinic researchers have demonstrated – for the first time – that targeting microbes in the gut may prevent heart disease brought on by nutrients contained in a diet rich in red meat, eggs and high-fat dairy products. This novel approach centers around the research team’s previous discovery that TMAO, a byproduct formed in the gut during digestion of animal fats – is linked to atherosclerosis which is plaque buildup, and heart disease. They identified a naturally occurring inhibitor called DMB that is found in some cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils and grapeseed oils – that reduced levels of TMAO and reduced atherosclerosis in mice. So truly what you eat can be the biggest way to keep your cells functioning well, and our receptors activating in a way that is aligned to receiving.
Slide Eleven: We each are receptors of the energy of the universe. Arguably, the connection between the gut and the brain is somewhat embedded in our collective unconscious. Expressions such as “gut feeling” are of common usage. Many common idioms using the word “gut” are somehow illustrative of a brain-gut connection: “have the guts” – have courage; “hate someone’s guts” – hate someone, which is basically hating their personality, temper or attitude; “spill one’s guts” – to confess, say what’s on one’s mind; “gut reaction” – a basic and instinctive reaction to something; “butterflies in the stomach” – you know, when you see someone you fancy…Butterflies in the stomach are your microbes shaking in fear of what is coming. There is a truth to the fact that if you do not care of that which is embedded in our collective unconscious, then you indeed are ending the connectivity with any energy that comes your way. The collective unconscious transcends this reality. Every action has and needs an equal and opposite reaction. We receive energy, the energy must go somewhere in order to complete the circuit. This completion of the circuit is the creation of what feeds back into the collective unconscious. Once that energy goes back into the collective unconscious, the cycle repeats indefinitely because each action requires reaction over and over again. There is an infinite ability here to be both receiving and giving. We are receiving information – energy – in a non-linear way. Downloads of energy that open us to feelings or inner sight, inspiring us to creative expression. Gut to brain, energy and life. Live whole and you will find all of these informational pods that are just for you!
Slide Twelve: These 3 daily activities have been scientifically proven to boost brain function. Follow them on a regular basis for best results.
1. Eat well — I will always go to nutrition first! A a nutritional therapist I know we can’t always eat well, nor can we get the similar nutrients due to depleted soil in our large scale producers. I choose organic, or local non-gmo where crops are rotated and for the same reasons I bridge the gap with Juice Plus+ for my clients, and my family.
2. Follow healthy emotions and reduce stress on the cognitive functions with fitness and by building healthy relationships. There is no good that comes out of staying connected to someone for the reasons of “fixing” them. And of course we are made for movement. Our bodies haven’t changed that much ancestrally. If you eat a lot of plants, and you move a lot, you will feel better.
3. Know that you are always receiving as you were made for it. The truth of what you’ll do with that energy is up to you. Take some time every day to drive this home through meditation or meditative behavior. Walking in nature or yoga are two items I like to call meditation in motion. It’s not all about the zeny zen. It’s about that inner connection to opening up the reception for what you are about to receive.
Slide Thirteen: Vitality comes at a holistic level… Nutrition must come first. Join me Facebook on Mama Whole Wellness or Paleo Vegeo to connect!