We have never lived as microbe-unhealthy and eaten and as little microbe-friendly food as today. New science is pouring in right now, finding the correlation between a certain micro biome and different diseases from chronic ones to temporary aches and allergies. This means that by taking a sample of your microbes we can nowadays see what disease you are most likely to get. In many ways it’s been much more revolutionary than the gene studies, and science is proving beyond question, that the so called epigenetic (what turns genes on) is to a major part correlated to how well we have treated ourselves and our microbes living in and on our body? Until the researchers give us all the answers, the best health advice is to eat and live microbe-friendly.
The best food is not surprisingly food high in fibre like vegetables, pulses, whole grains, nuts and seeds. A Western diet has refined the fibre away and become a threat to our newly discovered friends, but food isn’t the worst killer. It’s the toxins: household chemicals, antiseptic soaps, antibacterial cosmetics, air-fresheners, pollution, food additives and worse than anything the medicine, not only antibiotics. Even those sold as “stomach protection” leaves a grave yard of dead microbial friends.
Apart from chemicals like additives, aroma and other stuff that isn’t real food, the killer food that creates an acid environment for the good flora is animal sourced and refined food where they have taken away what the bacteria eats and lives off: the fibre. Stress makes it worse. The best food is therefore green leaves, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, unrefined whole grain, rice and pulses, exactly the food we have served at Olive Retreat for years. Basically it’s unrefined plant-based food.
Other things that make our trillion friends thrive is fresh air, meditation, and exercise. Heard it before? Basically it’s everything that we know as healthy. “Something” has told us, and that something could very well be our microbial composition, unique for each one of us. The best and quickest remedy, and for sure the future medicine is what Ayurveda and other ancient medicines have recommended for ever: transplantation of micro biome. The best way to do it? Well, choose a healthy digestive system, get a sample from the stool, and spray it up 🙂
To learn more, see Live Dirty, Eat Clean.
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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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