"Sugar is a recreational drug. Now and then, I might have a drink, I won't have a glass of alcohol in my hand all day. But that's what we're doing with sugar."
- Dr. Mark Hyman, 9x NY Times Best-Selling Author, and chairman of the Institute for Functional Medicine
The purpose of this article is simple: to help you kick sugar now, so you can enjoy the rest of your life without the 'minor' effects of sugar: the fatigue, the mood swings, the insomnia, the brain fog, the yearly colds, etc. Sugar is a stimulant devoid of nutrition, and it is added in some form to most processed foods we eat. This article will illuminate the costs of sugar, the various forms it comes in, and the path off sugar.
Cannabis as a Medicine is Now Getting a Lot of Attention. But What About Cannabis as a Sacrement?
Broadly defined, a sacrament is something that 'makes sacred', imparts a blessing, or connects us to the divine. And this aspect of cannabis has a special place in my heart, personally.
As a meditator, I find cannabis to be especially helpful, when used with respect and moderation, to help me experience states of deep love, peace, and illumination. But what does Cannabis as a Sacrament really mean? for meditators, for yogi's and for society as a whole?
It's been tried in parts of Canada, and parts of Europe. The Green Party has a form of it in their plan, and Elon Musk says it will likely be forced into being as robots take over more and more jobs and replace human workers. It's been called Universal Basic Income, Guaranteed Living Allowance, and Mincome.
It would go to everyone, but it would start by going to the under-waged. It means giving each person in Canada about $1400/mo, enough money to afford housing, food, clothes and medicine. And with no strings attached, and no obligation to seek work. It would replace welfare and disability with one new program, the GLA/UBI.
But some say "Everyone will become lazy!" and "Where will that money come from anyway?" So have they all gone nuts? Or do they know something we don't?
I have been a meditator for 20 years, and it has been life changing for me. I started with guided journeys on audio-tape, but today I am part of a very dedicated meditation community. To me, meditation should feel good. It is a time of relaxing, coming home to yourself, and allowing yourself to rest.
Here are my top tips for helping make meditation an enjoyable experience:
1. Keep it simple. Meditation is simple.
2. Give yourself a quiet space. Quiet really helps. If you don't have quiet, then consider headphones w sacred music, like OM's or mantra music or prayers that really open your heart.
Around 2005, I started having night-dreams telling me to go to San Francisco. This went on for maybe 2 months. This kind of thing wasn't entirely new to me. In fact, this was the second time I was guided to California.
I eventually made the trip. And I eventually came uponArchangel Michael's Soul Therapy Center, a healing center in Berkeley, California. It was a loft space staffed by a few monks and nuns, but unusual: it was caucasian westerners, dressed in Tibetan colours, with many crystal healing tools, and meditation music playing throughout the space.
My cancer healing advice in a nutshell: do CBD oil, and follow Dr. Kelly Turners "9 Keys to Radical Remission".
I have been studying holistic healing for 20 years. Back then, cancer was considered almost a death sentence. Hardly anyone experienced, 'remission', or so we thought. Then over the years I began to see more and more people putting cancer into remission, and today that has become very common. I'm not an expert on cancer healing but I have learned a few surprising things about it over the years, and I've put them together here.
1.Check out Dr. Kelly Turner's work: www.RadicalRemission.com, and the book Radical Remission, and her You Tubes. She studied over 300 cancer thrivers, and she noticed 9 key things they all did in common. Those 9 things form the basis of her work, and you'll notice that only 3 of them are diet.
Do you crave sugar or refined carbs? You may have Candida overgrowth. Candida is a fungus that is naturally occurring in the body, but when it over-grows, it can create serious health problems, including anxiety, depression, fatigue, brain fog, and muscle aches. But the main symptom of Candida overgrowth (aka CRC, Candida-related complex), is sugar and carb cravings. Candida itself can make you crave sugar, refined flour, and sweet fruits...the things Candida feeds on the most.
But resolving candida is not a mystery. Thousands of people have recovered from it, and you can too.
I have struggled greatly with sugar addiction and candida in this life, and the consequences on my health and mood have been serious. Consequently I read many books on sugar and candida and have become somewhat of an expert on it. The main way to beat candida is through dietary change, but lifestyle changes and nutritional supplements may also be essential. Here are my suggestions:
The future of healing is already being practiced. It called Integrative Medicine and it is an integration of allopathic (western) medicine, with evidence-based holistic medicine. To my knowledge, the first Integrative Medicine training program is still being taught at the University of Arizona headed by Dr. Andrew Weil.
This is sometimes also called "P4" medicine: as in preventive, predictive, personalized and participatory.
I see the future of medicine including the following:
As cannabis medicine comes to the fore,hemp-extracted CBD will beincreasingly popular, since it doesn't get you high, yet still has amazing benefits!
Non-psychoactive hemp-derived CBD reduces inflammation, reduces anxiety, lowers blood sugar, reduces seizures, helps with sleep, improves skin conditions, is neuro-protective, cancer-preventive, and has even reduced tumor size in some cases. The question is,how can one medicinedo so many things?Here I’m going to share two complementary views of how one medicinecan do so much:1) the evolutionary view, and 2) the science view.
The biggest obstacle to success in business and life might just be glamour, aka delusion. The problem is, glamours are insidious. You don't even know you have them.
We might rightly ask why more people aren't financially free. We live in an age where technology is more affordable then ever, and even online business training in more available than ever. So why don't more people break away from the 9-5, and start a business doing something they love, and that pays them well?
It is not hard to see that delusion is everywhere on planet earth: the religious all think their religion is the only path to God, greed is a delusion that it is creating huge poverty, racism is a widespread collective delusion, and so is the objectification of women.
Delusion is the atmosphere we live in today. The truth is we are just beginning to wake up - we don’t yet have clear, discerning minds that can easily tell truth from lies.
So with all that delusion going on, we can safely assume that we aren’t yet able to easily discern a real spiritual teacher from one who just wears the clothes and talks the talk.
"Worrying only attracts to you what you're worried about"
Do you worry? If so, you're not alone, as many people worry. And don't think this has anything to do with YOU. Worry is a natural result of being sensitive being in the world as it is today - often what we're feeling and getting drawn into isn't even ours, it's energy coming at us from the world in all it's pain and confusion.
Worry is not your natural state. And like everything else that is unnatural to us, it can completely be changed. But doing so will take diligent effort - you are really training your mind, and your body, since they are one. See this as mind-training - or a path of self-healing/self-transformation, because that's what it is.
With that in mind, here's a few simple solutions that can really help: