We are more than just a body. We have feelings -we are emotional; we have a soul – we are spiritual; and we have minds – we are mental beings. Science proves that mind, body, spirit and emotions constantly interact-and sickness in any one of those areas affects the other. (0) Everything we do involves energy. “Your body is using metabolic energy from your last meal as you read this.” (1)
Every cell in our body has a positive and negative electrical charge. Red blood cells have a positive charge internally, and a negative charge on their surface. This surface negative charge causes red cells to repel each other, so that there is ample room between them for oxygen and nutrients to flow, and for the white cells to perform immune functions.
According to Fritz Frederick Smith, the body compensates for energetic or vibratory loss. When there is energetic deficiency, the body attempts to limit further loss by reducing its function. A deficiency can lead us down the road to ill health and depression.
Emotions such as anger drains our energy as with stress and negative thinking. When we are feeling emotional our whole being can take on that energy. Even after a traumatic event is over and forgotten that energy can still be trapped inside, disrupting the flow and distorting the tissues around it. Every one of us has years of emotions trapped in stored cellular energy. Trapped emotion can be toxic to the immune system. This is where emotions can truly hurt us if we don’t learn to let go.
Foods can deplete energy and increase toxic overload which in turn depletes energy. So if..we live on pizza, sodas, pasta, burgers, bagels, donuts, protein bars, cereal, candy bars, pies, chips, cooked processed foods (all sugary items) then we are actually promoting loosing energy deep inside our very being at the cellular level. A true Enemy of Energy is coffee/caffeine, caffeinated drinks, sodas and energy drinks, as these are considered chemical soups. And when we spend our currency this way, we not only lose energy we lose oxygen. Physical illness is the body out of balance in the physical, spiritual and the mind.
Digestion & Stress~ Digestion stops the moment we become stressed. Some of us however may still continue to eat as a form of comfort. This can in itself cause an array of problems. Energy levels can plummet when digestion is interrupted with stress. When our digestive system does not fully break down food, fat storage increases. Sometimes bloating and acid reflux are preliminary warning signs of other symptoms such as loss of cellular energy, and food intolerance’s. If the body has sufficient nerve energy it will attempt to break down, neutralize and eliminate toxic waste. If it doesn’t, disease symptoms may shift to another part of the body.
There are certain things that can cause and increase inflammation in our bodies. In fact these energy zappers are intricately designed to do just that.
On the top of this list are caffeine, alcohol, wheat/gluten, sugar, Aspartame, rBGH dairy & meat, chemicals, tobacco and trans- fats.
Our Minds & Stress~Our mind digest information throughout the day. How, what and where we take in this information is critically important. Our subconscious mind stores our emotions. This can begin emotional blockages. The energy of our beliefs’ are stored in our chakras. (0) We can become overwhelmed with the information that enters our life in the form of anger, arguments, processed foods, TV, e-mails, tex, social media and more. “All sensory impute that impacts our nervous system undergoes some form of digestion and elimination.” (2)
The energy of our body depends on not only on vibrationally rich nutrition but our vibrational frequency from daily activities or anxieties. If we live in a state of fear, negativity, depression and separation we disrupt vibrational frequency, and thus energy.
Stress is the life force that disrupts balance and the body’s energy. We spend a lot of time and energy trying to control things in our life that sometimes seem out of control, such as events, people and situations. Constant worrying drains our brain of energy and focusing power.
High Cortisol levels and stress can have a direct impact our daily life, and can be linked to cravings and interfere with sleep patterns.
Keeping computers and TV’s in our bedroom can also interrupt sleep and energy.
Toxic soaps can be lingering on our bedroom sheets, which can disrupt hormones, our brains and zap our energy. (3)
Energy Blockages & Skin Health ~The main function of the skin is to act as a physical, chemical and antimicrobial defense system. Liver-related toxic stress includes headaches, dry skin, bags under the eyes, fluid retention under the skin, and skin problems anywhere. “Studies have shown that both stress and gut inflammation can impair the integrity and protective function of the epidermal barrier.” (8)
The stressed brain can harm our skin. Like few other organs, the skin is continuously exposed to multiple exogenous and endogenous stressors.(9)
Dehydration causes stress on all organs in the body. Less water in the body means less moisture for the skin. Most Americans are chronically dehydrated. Drinking water helps with energy expenditure and more.(10)
1-Decide~ which information is important enough to read, watch, or pay attention to. Example: Caffeine Blues by
2-Sort out and release toxic emotions~with the help of a Health Coach.
3-Avoid energy bars and energy drinks~ gives a sense of false energy and is a mood crasher. The ups and downs of caffeine include dehydration, unbalanced blood sugar levels and making mood swings more frequent.
4-Energy wasters~ Get rid of relationships that drain you. Toxic addictive people deplete energy. Ask yourself -what is the toxic food or emotion giving you that headache today.
5-Drink water ~ Being hydrated increases energy levels. Nutrition and hydration are important for skin health as dehydration may increase skin injury. (11)
6-Does your diet support a healthy DNA/~ Green is associated with refreshing, vital energy. Green plants are full of vitamins and nutrients and great for improving circulation, lifting the spirit, purifying the blood and strengthening the immune system.
7-Foods have electrical energy ~ (http://ezinearticles.com/?Your-Electrical-Force&id=7176735) Foods that are alive have a higher life and energy force. Superfoods have very high levels of nutrients. Sea plants such as green algae and seaweeds are powerful sources of nutrition and energy. Eating for superior health is a lifestyle that can help to prevent disease, improve energy, and clear skin.
8- Get physical ~ Start with simple activities, like walking or yoga—to increase circulation energy, stimulating the heart and blood vessels. Our breathing is directly related to the way that we feel and learning to breathe efficiently can greatly alter our well-being on every level. Take a moment to breathe.
9-Increase sleep ~Sleep is a time for repairing and restoring our energy.
10-Self Care ~ Find activities that restore your energy and schedule a weekly date with yourself. Ask what Reiki can do for you. Reiki practitioners channel energy to increase energy and harmonize the body. Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced. Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.
Our energy increases with more love, quality time and hugs we give to ourselves and others!
Imagine taking care of yourself with lifelong habits that actually feel good. Connie Rogers is a Reiki Master & Certified Integrative Nutritional Holistic Health Coach, writer, author and speaker specializing in toxins that can disrupt our skin, metabolic and endocrine health. Visit Connie at Bitesizepieces.net ~ A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single bite size step!
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0-(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1142191/)see also (http://www.iempowerself.com/52_energy_law_of_attraction.html)
2- Marc David~The Institute for the Psychology of Eating
4- http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/001457939280414C see also http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15698850
6- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19565224 see also Blaylock RL. 1996. Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Health Press, ISBN 0-929173-25-2
7- Elson Haas- his book “Staying Healthy With Nutrition” 1992, 2006 New Edition)
11-Nutritional deficiencies can and will cause skin changes and may even increase aging. Minaker KL. Common clinical sequelae of aging. In: Goldman L,Schafer AI, eds. Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 24.