Just as our bodies, our digestive system is often taken for granted and quite badly treated by most owners until it breaks. As the immune system is largely in the digestive system the consequences and connections to chronic diseases are clear. The physiological indication that we have harmed our gut is when we see that the intestinal wall is “broken” and we are diagnosed with Increased Intestinal Permeability, also called Leaky Gut. Therefore we need to stop doing what causes the intestinal wall to break and feed our gut flora with beans and other complex carbs, which is what we teach you at Olive Health Classes.
It is a condition where particles from the digestive tract leak out into parts of your body where they don’t belong and therefore the body treats it as a toxic. As any other toxic in our body the immune system reacts producing a cascade of “warriors” in different inflammatory processes. This might seem ok, but it’s not. It’s very dangerous to live with chronic inflammation, and the viscous circle is created. The organs get highly stressed, produce more inflammation and so on. Compare it with the danger of feeling constantly stressed by your environment. I only have to mention that all common diseases of today are inflammation based. That’s why we not only need to really think about what we put into our bellies but also we need to deal with the stress. That’s why short meditations and relaxing throughout the day is key to be healthy. Most animals and kids know how.
Some typical symptoms of an unhealthy gut is lack of energy, irritation, skin issues, too fast or too slow digestion, pain…heard it before? Many don’t even get the symptoms from the gut until they have a bleeding ulcer, have cancer or hypertension. You could belong to >90% of the population that live a “normal” life, that have light to sever leaky gut. It is not a question of if you have it but how severe yours is, and how much cortisol and other inflammatory substances your body produce because of it, and by that harming other organs. At Olive we always try to advice on what can be done instead throwing out more symptoms to worry about. It’s like discussing the likelihood of global ecological disaster. We are beyond the if, beyond the “finding out if we have it”. Now it’s time for action and if you have been to our retreats you know that you have to be kind to all of you, eat kind food, do kind things, and being kind to you means being kind to others.
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Naturopaths who deeply believe Natural Immunity is still the best, and therefore we work in defense of it.
Since 20+ years we have successfully been consultants in the natural health sector to support individuals and we are in particular working with entrepreneurs and professionals. Our mission is to defend natural health, the only one that really works so far. We mainly but not entirely use Eastern philosophy such as Ayurveda, TCM, Yoga, Thai chi, Falun Gong, and only honest modern science.
Everyone can heal naturally, it's what bodies and (free) minds want. Our O• Method is based on physics, chemistry and biology with emphasis on the first one as the rest often follow naturally. We divide our work in three parts: Body-Mind-Soul. To allow them all to detox and let go we work with energy (Prana, Xi, Vitality, Spirit, Pneuma or whatever you call the life force, it's the same force mentioned in ancient texts) to heal on all levels, i.e. from chronic disease, toxicity, depression and traumas using our own method, reaching 96% success rate which is unheard of by others in our sector. Would you know of anyone with that result, let us know.
Considering that we invented and dumped >120.000 (petro)chemically derived substances since 1945, of which many are very toxic, getting healthy will most likely include a good old body detox sooner or later.
My love for Ayurveda started in 1993 with Deepak Chopra and after a few turns in life I quit my job as a Nordic Brand Manager and BI strategist at the largest Nordic telecom operator and re-schooled in natural medicine. Besides Dr. Chopra I have studied Dr. Lad, Dr. Siva (Pune, India) and other prominent teachers in their field, but the real difference comes with a practiced. I added nutrition, Orthomolecular Medicine with Dr. Nielsen (USA/Spain) and herbalism.
Today we teach those whom want to continue our work and we love to dig down in etymology and the original (mainly Avestan, Pali and Sanskrit) scripts to understand the words fully and I fall in love with the concepts over and over again for every sutra. This love affair that created a few books (Amazon), presentations, essayes and many events and consultations, is still giving us Yang-Yin balance and inspiration. I guess with that we are recognizing the value of Dao De Ching 💚🌿💜
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