"Clinomania" is a word I found this week meaning the excessive desire to stay in bed. I have this desire today mingled with desire to write; so here I am lying in my bed scribing. I don't know what the word for this is but I do know universally speaking it is currently the energy for clear communication and health.
Whilst whirling around in this vortex the old television programme 'You are what you eat' came to mind. I loved this programme.
Why? Because it was straight talking and educational, highlighting the effects of poor habitual excessive eating. The critics slated the show, much to my disgust, but being more interested in the facts given than the gossip about the host, I watched and I learnt. This is about ten years ago and at the same time I was having slight issues with my hormones. Within this programme the effect food has on our hormones was brought up with every client. Yes, you are what you eat and your food feeds your hormones. Your hormones affect your menstrual cycle, mood, sleep, energy levels, thirst and hunger itself.
At this point I can say that I'm not a doctor, but there again a doctor only spends two weeks out of seven years of training on nutrition! It's my passion for healthy balanced eating that spurs me onto helping myself and others. Remember as humans we are creatures of habit and if we take a hard look at ourselves some of these habits are either learnt or emotionally charged.
Mindfulness, self-love and preparation are the key to eating well.
One morning I turned on the television and another nutritional expert was on a popular show discussing female hormones and our diet. Again I took stock and learnt. My minor, yet niggling issues were not just a fact of the female cycle but quite likely to be related to what I was putting in my body. Simple foods and recipes were given to aid the female cycles and in particular the menopause. I immediately cut out dairy and bread and within two weeks the inflammation in my body had dissipated and I was pain free. This change was right for me and obviously will be different for others. The change has to start within. I had started with the orthodox route, looking outside of myself for a 'cure' but continuous pill popping is not for me. Minor changes to my diet and introducing foods that are good for the female hormones was all it took to balance my body and mind again. Food not only affects the function of our bodies but also our minds.
Some food for thought; tips to try to help flush out excess hormones, keep healthy detox process of the body, stave off hunger pangs, balance sugar cravings -
: keep hydrated - preferably water 6-8 glasses per day
: eat fibre foods -both soluble and insoluble fibre
: cut down or eliminate alcohol
: cut down or quit smoking
: cut out foods which can increase acidity/inflammation in the body such as dairy/wheat
: dry skin brushing to aid lymphatic system
: regular exercise for body and mind such as Yoga/Tai Chi/Chi Qong
Enjoy your food and enjoy good health ❤
Dru Yoga & Holistic Therapist
The Holistic Life Coach
Holistic & Natural Solutions for Health and Wellbeing