Saturday, April 11, 2015

Is Gluten-Free a Hoax? Investigation into [Journal]

The following is an argument presented based upon research and investigations into diet, physiology and human history. This article will allow you to piece some things together and develop your own opinion.

Basically, there is a huge difference between traditional methods of processing grains, which yield our breads, pastas and pastries, and conventional (and more recent) method of processing.

Traditionally, Man understood how nature operated and would pass that wisdom down the line. The wisdom of soaking nuts, seeds, grains and legumes goes back thousands of years, and rightfully too. Our ancestors, who left their paleolithic lifestyle and settled down in farms to seasonally plow the soil, had recognized that these sources of nourishment had protective mechanisms, designed to ensure the survival of the pod until such conditions that favored germination arrived.

A Technique for Hydrating while Eating

This idea is not rare, but until now the science of proper hydration while eating has not been adequately explained. Now that it has, lets take a look at a technique for it.

Digestive enzymes are already created in our mouths in preparation of food intake. It is the digestive enzymes that require an aqueous environment in order to move and reach the substances to be mined. Thus, every bite should be accompanied by a tiny, but sufficient, water or liquid. The goal is to chew up the gross materials, and then add that bit of water to allow the food's consistency to be mushy. 

Then the digestive enzymes can literally piggyback along with the prepared mush into the stomach, where stomach acids won't have to labor tiredly in their process of preparing the food for the small intestines. Basically, the more you prepare your food for digestion, the easier it is on each and every digestive organ. 


Fletcherizing is the slowly and thoroughly chewing of food. This makes sure that all the juice and contents of the plants, which are stored behind the tough-to-digest cellulose, are tapped into. The fiber - cellulose - can then be discarded or swallowed. 

Unfortunately, not many people are aware of the benefits of Fletcherizing, as well as, they don't have "enough time" to slowly and thoroughly chew their food. For people like that, there are alternatives.

Fresh Juices and Smoothies

Juices are different than Smoothies. When you prepare a juice, you remove all the fiber out of the vegetables and fruits. When that is done, the stomach doesn't have to labor on digesting the fiber, and instead, the high water and nutrient juice can skip stomach digestion and arrive for immediate absorption at the small intestines. 

On the other hand, a smoothie has all the fiber, which is good for many reasons, but it requires digestion by the stomach before allowing it to continue to the small intestines for absorption. Smoothies should never be gulped down like water or juice, as it requires a bit of swooshing around in the mouth in order to coat it with digestive enzymes.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Establishing Nourishment through Altered States of Consciousness - Part 2

by Joel D. Jacobson

This article is a sequel to the article - Accessing Nourishment through Altered States of Consciousness - Part 1. This article presents an argument, based upon scientific knowledge and experience, on the side-effects which manifest as one progresses from an Alpha brainwave to a Theta brainwave.

Where does the feeling of deep nourishment come from? We do not experience deep nourishment from every single meal we have, nor from every single conversation we partake in on our daily journey from sunrise to sunset. How come are we never truly satisfied from a single meal for the entire rest of the day?

There are reasons for every experience, as there is a cause to every effect, as well as an effect to every cause.

Accessing Alpha brain waves seem to tickle the satiety within our spirit. Our seemingly incessant drive for possession, accumulation and consumption leads to only one outcome: signals for the industry to produce more in order to curb that satiety. It is when we begin questioning the repercussions of our actions and promising ourselves that we will adhere to this new behavior, which will support ourselves and our environment, that we feel nourished deeply.

You can infer from that, that the more I think about others and do for the planet and mankind, the more I feel fulfilled. Therefore, would spiritual fulfillment equal physiological nourishment? Let's explore that more.