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Awaken with Healing Spices

Written by Kelly Eveleth on . Posted in General

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Some years ago I experienced a physical shutdown. I literally could not accomplish anything in a physical manner. Eventually I found a health practitioner who gave me an analogy that I could relate to. Imagine your household electrical box. Inside is a bunch of fuses controlled by small switches and a primary fuse that is needed to manage all the other fuses. If one of the smaller fuses dysfunctions, generally the other fuses will work for awhile and try to compensate. But, if the primary fuse goes out, then EVERYTHING else connected to that fuse shuts off. Well, my primary fuse, the thyroid, shut down. The common U.S. pharmacist did not have the products on the shelf to heal my body to my satisfaction. I looked elsewhere for answers.

One of our primary control centers is the thyroid. The thyroid is located in our neck, pretty darn close to the central nervous system. I sometimes wonder about our Creator’s design of the body as the thyroid is very vulnerable and doesn’t have protection like the heart behind the breast plate, the lungs inside the rib cage, or the brain covered by a skull. We need to be aware of the vulnerability of the thyroid. When our body’s systems begin to break down, whether it is from the thyroid dysfunction or another part of the body, nature has given us the nutrients to help our body heal.

One of the elements in nature that is gaining more attention are the Healing Spices. I met a chef who recommended the book Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarawal, PhD. The author defines spices as “edible, aromatic, and dried…comes from a plant’s root, bark, stem, bud, leaves, flower, fruit, or seed” (p.6). While I took many steps to change my diet and lifestyle so that my body can heal, my most recent step is adding spice to my life. I know, that is a phrase that can have multiple meanings in today’s language, but I am literally experimenting with spices in my diet. The past couple years my palette has changed. This book explains why possibly I am wanting particular flavors or foods. During those moments I am listening to my body I am craving spices and foods that I believe my body needs for continued healing and renewal. I am by no means an expert, so I rely on well researched and recommended resources and my naturopathic doctor for guidance.

My question for you today, “What spice or food is your body wanting?”

Healthy Living Resource: Healing Spices by Bharat B. Aggarawal (click on title for Amazon link)


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Awaken the Body

Written by Kelly Eveleth on . Posted in General

Do you ever have those days when your environment is the same as yesterday and you felt physically well yesterday and then that day you simply feel yucky? It is like the smooth path suddenly becomes rocky. Well, our bodies have a chemistry which has been explained in different ways and I have a great resource for you as you take care of your physical body.

During the past 10 years I visited a variety of people in the medical field. Not all those who are employed in the medical field can I label as healers of the body. Every person needs to find a resource that works well for them as our bodies are clearly not the same. I am a believer in holistic healing. Science has provided us with amazing information but what is most important is the interpretation of that information and how one applies the knowledge gained. Many resources point to the necessity of chemical balance in the body. With guidance and attentive care we can manage the chemicals in our body. Do I experience yucky days? Yes. The difference between now and earlier in my life is that I have the knowledge, tools, and motivation to change most of the causes of those yucky feeling days.

Your question for today, “Are you living with a physically balanced body? What can you do to experience a healthy body?”

HEALTHY LIVING RESOURCE: Dr. Trevor Cates (click here for website link)

Visit Dr. Trevor Cate’s website. Here you will find a woman who cares and understands women’s health issues. She has many resources on her site and I have benefitted from her healing touch. Check out her bio as well, as it is quite impressive.



Awaken Body, Mind, and Spirit

Written by Kelly Eveleth on . Posted in General

The question I ask myself today is, “How awake am I in the Universe in which I live?”  The Disney story tellers imprinted an image of the birds singing to wake up the princess and assist her in the daily tasks. How many of us want that idyllic scene? Unfortunately, sometimes when I arise in the morning I am slow to awaken. If the air is too cold or the sun is not peeking into my space, then I am inclined to stay in that half asleep, half awake state. I am not motivated to initiate the day. I wake up feeling more like the lazy step-mother that delegates the chores and nothing is quite good enough. So, this is where I get stuck. I don’t feel like a princess and I don’t want to be the step-mother.

I am on a mission. I want to truly know what resources strengthen the spirit so that my physical body awakens efficiently, my mind maintains clarity, and my spirit moves in a balanced flow. I need the sun’s light energy for me to awaken my positive energy. The Universe’s physical movement impacts my daily being.  I believe that every person also needs to know what awakens their body, mind, and spirit. And, these resources will have common elements and are interconnected. Throughout these posts are the resources I am discovering on my journey.

Various people, books, visual media, and art provide me insights to my sense of being in our Universe. My intention is to provide connections to these resources. The collection may appear eclectic yet they have a subtle theme. A diversity of resources is needed for healing the human spirit and supporting our journey. Many people participate in a community with a desire to awaken our consciousness. Through the awakening process we grow into a healthier state of being.

And now I ask you, “How do you describe the wakefulness in which you live today?”

VISUAL MEDIA RESOURCE: Awakening Consciousness by Alberto Lori. (Click here for youtube video link)

The listed Visual Media Resource provides some thought provoking questions with a slide show format set to an instrumental background and is less than 8 minutes. (Electronic devices need youtube capability.) I encourage you to reflect upon your own response. What do you agree with? What do you disagree with? Why? My hope is that this video AWAKENS you today.

I encourage you to share your thoughts with me. Just click on my Contact page.

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