March 8, 2012
A funny thing happened on the way to my starting this blog about what I am eating. I had just read the book Ears of the Angels by Deena Zalkind Spear, a luthier (violin maker) who over the years came to learn how to use energy healing when repairing and retuning violins, violas and cellos. It's a fascinating book, and by the end of the story she found that she could also "tune" animals and people who were ill. (Note: While Deena has a spectacular recovery rate from animals and humans, it only works when the person or animal is not blocking the healing for some reason.)
Anyhow, I decided to give her a try, especially due to psoriasis I had almost totally gotten rid of in 2009 that came back in 2011. The thing is, I had been doing so many things in 2009 that may have gotten rid of the psoriasis, following the advice of inspirational health leader David Avocado Wolfe, and I've been pretty clueless as to the reason for its return. I now believe it is at least in part due to emotional issues.
Anyhow, I recently hired Deena to do a healing for me, and one of the things she does is recommend certain foods during healings. I had given up eating seafood for a while, and even stopped taking krill oil some months ago when I found a good vegan omega-3 product put out by David Wolfe Foods. Deena explained that his product is great, but that some things simply do not work for certain people and that my body was not being able to utilize the EPA from the vegan omega-3 oils. That's the other thing she is having me get back onto, is the krill oil. The shrimp (or NW Pacific salmon or trout) are foods that she recommended I eat regularly for the next three weeks.
Soooo...! I thought I was going to be starting a mostly raw vegan blog, but now I'll have to call it a somewhat raw pescatarian blog. (Pescatarians are those who abstain from eating all meat except for seafood or fish.) My "other son" is a pescatarian and I used to tease him, "Are pescatarians pesky people?" Now I guess I'm a pesky person too!
Deena also recommended for me to eat steamed vegetables. That is no problem; I already preferred steamed broccoli, green beans and cauliflower to raw. I'm eating cooked legumes and millet currently too, but that is more of an economic issue. Beyond all that, and the seafood, most of anything else I eat now is raw and vegan. Deena also recommended that I abstain from wheat and gluten. Luckily, even those who abstain from wheat and gluten can still consume wheatgrass or rejuvelac made with wheatberries.
Oh! By the way, I expressed to Deena my concern about eating animals or fish; that I just don't want to hurt the animals (or fish). She explained that certain species have agreed before incarnating to be as food to humans. Who am I to say that this is not true? I have heard it before. Nevertheless, even if it is true that cows and chickens and other animals have agreed to this, that would never make it acceptable the way most animals grown for food are currently treated. Cows are given foods unnatural to their normal diet and no grass to eat (which is) and they are injected with steroids to multiply amounts of milk production. And I really don't like the idea of the machines that milk those cows, either. If we are going to milk the animals with machinery, the least we could do is make it FEEL like human hands might feel. The factory farms for chickens and for pigs may even be worse than those for cows. The State of Iowa recently made it illegal to videotape anything done on any of their animal farms where animals are bred, fed and grown for food. Please, if you do eat meat, BOYCOTT MEAT FROM IOWA...!
I intend to use this blog to log what I am eating on a daily basis, and see where that takes us.
It's late in the day now so I'll just give a quick list of what I have eaten and swallowed today:
3-4 qts. water (through a Berkey filter with a PF-2 attachment that takes out fluoride as well) – not the best water ever, but this will have to do until I can get spring water again!
about 25 drops of iodine (current brand is put out by Dr. Gabriel Cousens and is called Illumodine)
Dr. Ohhira's probiotics – one, 2 times daily
1 cup of raw oat groats, soaked for 8 hours in water and then drained. The only thing I added was a couple teaspoons of Xylitol made from hardwood trees (which is low glycemic and safe even for diabetics). NOTE: Xylitol is dangerous for dogs and cats to consume. If you use Xylitol and have pets, please be very careful that they don't eat anything with Xylitol in it.
Shrimp – steamed and then lightly sauteed in butter and coconut oil with garlic and fresh lime juice
Deglet noor dates (25 of them or so)
a few almonds and a couple walnuts
handful or two of sprouted and dehydrated sunflower seeds
small salad (leftover from yesterday) with lettuce from a friend's garden (thanks, Beth!), cilantro from another friend's garden (thanks, Dean!), avocado, tomato, beet, carrot, olive oil, fresh lime juice, a bit of thinly sliced onion, Celtic sea salt and black pepper.
about a cup of steamed millet with onions and habanero pepper, coconut oil, olive oil, Celtic sea salt, black pepper and turmeric.
2 oranges – one regular and one mandarin
And a sort of "tea" I made of ingredients Deena wants me to take that are in "Sun is Shining." I would have taken the "Sun is Shining" put out by Sunfood, if it were not for the fact that David Avocado Wolfe has explained that he did not sell that business willingly but was forced out, only to find out later that one of the new owners has a very, very strong connection with Monsanto. I refuse to give that company any of my money, and I hope you won't either. Due to my currently super-tight budget on my way to great prosperity, I was not able to put together all the ingredients of "Sun is Shining," but Deena chose for me these (most of which I already had in my cupboard): alfalfa "with a bit of nettle and ginger," some wheatgrass and organic kelp.
Well, I did not get hold of the wheatgrass yet, but I made a sort of tea of the other ingredients and drank that. (Not what I would call tasty, but not nasty either.) I hope to get hold of a tray of wheatgrass tomorrow or very soon, which I will juice myself. Again – this is from a "tuning" Deena is doing with me, and may not be the best thing for you. I'm just sharing the food part of what we are doing here!
Well, that's about it. We'll see how it goes! The krill I ordered is "in the mail" and I'll be starting on that next week as well.
Have the best day EVER...!!!
Michele (Avocadess) Deradune