Posts Tagged ‘acupuncture’

  1. The Salad…it hates me

    September 4, 2013 by Heather

    Why is it we resist changing something that we love but that we know doesn’t serve us? My acupuncturist has told me several times raw veggies and salads do not like me. My digestive system doesn’t seem to care for them. My Ayurvedic doc also told me my body hates raw veggies and salads. In Chinese medicine it’s called liver qi stagnation I believe. In Ayurveda it’s a Vata imbalance. Basically….my body hates raw veggies and salads!

    So you’d think I’d stop having my daily salad for lunch. Oh but I love them so! After I returned from Summit I felt I needed to detox from the Vegas hotel recycled air so I went on two Shakeology’s a day, replacing my lunch salad with one. Miraculously my stomach felt better! But of course I had to experiment! So I had a salad one day. Yup, no good! So for the past month or so I’ve been having my breakfast, two shakes and dinner. Stomach seems good! I went to Trader Joes the other day and was drawn to the lettuce. And yes, I had myself a nice salad for lunch yesterday. Oh so yummy! And yes, my body revolted about two hours later. Why do I torture myself when I clearly cannot eat them?! Because I love them and want to eat them! I guess I can now relate to those that resist changing their diet due to food allergies. It’s funny though because I got rid of dairy, soy and wheat because I know I’m sensitive to them. I didn’t resist that change and I love bread! So why the salad?!

    Maybe if I drink enough Shakeology over time my body will accept a salad every now and then?! Stay tuned….

  2. Stress is not your friend…

    November 20, 2011 by Heather

    So my life is a bit crazy.  My brain and time is scattered all over the place, as you can probably tell since my last entry was in October!  I’m still dealing with some health issues too so that doesn’t help.  But I digress….

    I have made it ONE of my goals for 2012 to get a handle on my stress level.  I went to acupuncture a couple weeks back and was having a consultation with my herbalist.  She was reading my pulse.  Not sure if that is the proper terminology but it is something they do in Chinese medicine.  I’m not sure about the specifics but all I know is she took one look at me and said “your stress level is not serving your health.”  And I knew this….  I have known this.  It just took someone smacking me upside the head with it to make me really take notice.

    So I’m in the process of organizing me life.  I truly believe that the state of my stress level contributed to my getting ill in September and my inability to get well again.  I have started to take time to meditate daily.  Even if it is only 15 minutes.  It seems to be helping.  Hoping to reorganize so that I’m not running around like a chicken with my head cut off all the time.  Because, you know what, I forget to breath!  And the body does need oxygen you know! 🙂

    And yes blogging WILL be in the reorganization!

    Be well and try to stress less!!!  Stress really does not serve us.