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          I was given this ("Transition Diet" and "Three Day Apple Fast And Seven Day Cleanse", both transcribed here verbatum) upon my first introduction to the naturopathic approach to health, when I went to a chiropractor in the Summer of 1980 -- recommended by a fellow activist after she saw my eyes, and asked if I knew anything about iridology. The chiropractor (Jacque L. Rowe, DC) started me on my ways with this stapled 3 page set of instructions. I guess it worked, since after 3 years (at 31) I had lost 15 pounds of lymphatic gunk, and cleared up a lot GI tract stuff (constipation, daily morning sneezing and sinus drainage from food allergies, not to mention a very sluggish mentality easily slipping into depression). The "PRINCIPLES of NATURAL HEALING" (see above), also given to me about that time, was also instrumental in my understanding and facilitating these advances. And although I had been a very fast sprinter in high school ("10 flat" in the "100yrd Dash"), for the first time in my life, I could run for five miles at a nice pace and not even get winded. I was vegan for five years before re-integrating small amounts of meat (poultry) and cultured dairy... [Since then I have increased the poultry intake, but not for every day, and eat according to my needs (including per my blood type), supplement as needed with vitamins and herbs, green/protein drinks, etc, and fast for varying time ranges as needed.] Here is to your continuing to receive the benefits of your drive to discover you.

          In Summary: If you know your nutrition- you can get away with about anything- once or more, depending on... but that's the key point about a balanced diet, knowing your body, and a measure of preventative health maintenance. And you can't force change - there are ways to learn gently, and even grow healthier as you age. And that's what this page is about. Aside from a few aching muscles if I "surprise" them too much, I'm far healthier at 58 than I was when I was in my teens or twenties - and I was a jock in HS and then a marine (if that gives any clue to how fast my mind was then ;-). So I'm not just blowing smoke, in case anyone would doubt. --Chris Pringer

          Click here to see the Organization Chart & "How and Why this Site Is Different" A study in Cross-Discipline Knowledge Sharing and Utilization - how that relates to "Chalice-Bridging" and healing.



For many people the Rebuilding Diet involves a drastic change from present dietary patterns. Too rapid a change from long standing patterns of diet may actually be traumatic for some people because patterns of personality are usually involved in unhealthy eating habits. Dietary change, although necessary for improved health, may need to be more gradual in these situations. When dietary habits are long standing, the necessary reform may be approached through the following steps:

1. Study and begin applying the Principles of the Rebuilding Diet.
2. Set definite health goals:
A. Picture the state of health you desire to attain.
B. Work consistently toward your goal. Make daily effort.
3. Determine a length of time in which to make transition from
      present diet to the Rebuilding Diet.
4. Read supportive literature on holistic health and diet.

Those who feel more comfortable with a more gradual change in dietary patterns may apply the following suggestions:


1. Eating natural foods in their wholesome state.
2. Drinking PURE water 6-8 glasses per day in addition to other fluids.
     Take these between meals. Distilled water is best.
3. Using all kinds of sprouts. Start with alfalfa, mung bean & lentil
4. Chewing all foods even liquids 20-30 times.
5. Eating smaller meals more often. 6-8 meals or snack meals may be eaten.
6. Eating 2 meals per day of raw vegetable salads. Use 6-8 vegetables
7. Eating I meal per day of raw fruit.
8. Resting from food intake I day per week.
9. Supplementing diet with foods from Group 4 of the Rebuilding Diet.


1. Pork in any form.
2. Highly refined carbohydrates (made of white flour & white sugar)
3. Pasteurized milk.
4. Known allergens.
5. All highly processed foods (so called junk foods).
6. All carbonated drinks and all alcoholic drinks.


1. Beef intake to one meal per week.
2. Coffee and caffeinated tea intake to 1-2 per day.
3. Egg intake to 2 times per week. Use farm fresh local eggs only.
4. Heavy protein intake after midday meal.


1. Fish intake to 1-2 times per week.
2. Fowl to 1 time per week. Reduce to 1 time per week if necessary.
3. Vegetable proteins to supplement the diet.

      USE - to replace coffee, tea, and soft drinks:

1. Herb teas
2. Blackstrap Molasses tea.
3. Fresh squeezed lemon juice and water.
4. Rejuvelac (water in which grains or seeds have been soaked 12-24 hours).
5. Wheat grass juice or chlorophyll.
6. Fresh vegetable juices.
7. Fruit juices.
8. Apple Cider Vinegar Cocktail (1 tsp. Apple Cider vinegar plus 1 tsp raw Honey
     in 6-8 ounces of distilled water warm in temperature)
      [I want to add that taking *Raw/Unpasturized* Apple Cider Vinegar on a daily basis helps much to reduce cravings for acid-forming foods (the worst of which are junk foods), apparently through it's effect on the blood pH, which increases the capacity of the blood to eliminate cellular waste matter. -cp]

The [filmed] "documentary investigation into why people are getting fatter, the filmmakers explore who’s killing our health ...looks at obesity and politics ...Descends on Villains in the Battle [because] ...the obesity rate in America has skyrocketed over the past few decades, especially among children..."
[a mix of excerpts from the search page]

About "Fed Up" From Rotten Tomatoes .Com:

    "For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong..."
    PG, 1 hr. 32 min.
    Documentary, Sports & Fitness, Special Interest
    Directed By: Stephanie Soechtig
    Written By: Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig

"As a screed, it builds a credible, engaging argument, presenting evidence, statistics, talking-head testimony, whimsical charts, poignant personal stories, and animated illustrations of digestive processes to make its case."
    May 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
    Peter Keough
    Boston Globe
    Top Critic IconTop Critic

"[Fed Up] should spark a culture-wide debate that can only be healthy for society, if not for Coca-Cola or McDonald's bottom line."
    May 9, 2014 Full Review Source: The Dissolve
    Nathan Rabin
    The Dissolve

"Before 'Fed Up,' no movie had ever sent me hurrying to my refrigerator to read food labels - but there's always a first time."
    May 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
    Moira MacDonald
    Seattle Times
    Top Critic IconTop Critic

"Stephanie Soechtig's attack on Big Food for sweetening us to death goes down like a tart, stiff drink."
    May 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Orange County Register
    Michael Sragow
    Orange County Register

"Fed Up is an intriguing but hardly revelatory doc that works better as an expose of an American epidemic than as a tool to spur a healthy-eating movement."
    May 8, 2014 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered
    Jordan Adler
    We Got This Covered

"['Fed Up' makes the case:] There is a major health problem in America and it is not being addressed by those who can change things, the government and the industries that control our food supply."
    May 8, 2014 Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews
    Robin Clifford
    Reeling Reviews




      ....the fruit of a tree yeilding seed;
      to you it shall be for meat.

      Genesis 1:29

The Rebuilding Diet is designed to complement and enhance the Holistic approach to health. Adherence to the diet assists the cleansing process, helps maintain improved body alignment, and provides the necessary nutrients for improved cell and organ func-tion. The Rebuilding Diet includes foods that have the highest expression of the Life Force.

Life Force is the animating power of life. It expresses in the human form through the nervous, endocrine, and circulatory systems until it enlivens every cell with the very quality of life itself. The Life Force has intelligence, purpose, and concern. It knows how and when to cleanse, rebuild, and heal the spirit, mind, and body of man. This same force expresses in live foods through vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, and still more subtle influences.

The Rebuilding Diet is designed to maximize the intake of vitalizing foods containing high proportions of the Life Force. It is also designed to minimize the intake of mucus forming, toxin producing, and poison permeated foods for these reduce the ability of the Life Force to express itself in the being of man.

The Rebuilding Diet consists of three basic food groups:

1. Fruits
2. Vegetables
3. Seeds, Grains, and Nuts.

A fourth group of foods is offered for regular supplementary use:

1. Sprouts of all kinds.
2. Cold pressed vegetable oils.
3. Seaweed of all kinds.
4. Brewer's yeast or other nutritional yeast.
5. Soy products: Tofu, miso and others.
6. Bee pollen.
7. Alfalfa capsules or tablets.
8. Rice bran and rice bran syrup.
9. Unfiltered unheated honey in small amounts.
10. Blackstrap molasses tea. (3-4 tsp. per cup of warm water)
11. Lecithin
12. Wheat grass and wheat grass juice.

A fifth group of foods is offered for occasional supplementary use:

1. Fish: Frozen or fresh.
2. Milk products:
a. Raw goat's milk
b. Raw cow's milk (if goat's milk is not available).
c. Soured or cultured milked products: yogurt, kefir and especially acidophilous.
3. Eggs: Farm fresh local eggs. Avoid store bought eggs and also avoid eating the egg whites when possible.

In order to benefit most completely from the Rebuilding Diet certain general prin-ciples should be observed. Study these scientific principles until they are understood. They can be categorized into 4 main sections. Apply them with joy. (see next page)

    ....My meat is to do the Wi11 of Him who sent me,
    and finish his work.

    John 4:34




(Rebuilding Diet Page 2)


A. Pray that your food be filled with the Light of God.
B. Let your food be medicine (-Hipocrates)
C. Eat to live; don't live to eat.
D. Eat only when really hungry.
E. Avoid eating when tired, anxious, angry or feverish.
F. Eat slowly, thoughtfully in a relaxed atmosphere.
G. Practice systematic under-eating; stop before full.
H. Eat locally grown foods when possible.
I. Drink 6-a glasses of pure water or fluids each day.
J. Rest from all solid food one day (24 hours) each week.


A. Make cooking a ritual of joy.
B. When cooking
    USE:      steaming, baking, broiling, "waterless", stir-frying (wok), or slow cooking with low heat.

    AVOID:  microwaving, boiling, frying, deep frying or over cooking by any means.

C. When cooking
    USE:      stainless steel, glass, porcelain or occasionally cast iron.

    AVOID:  aluminum, Teflon, and most non-stick cookware.


A. Chew your liquids and drink your solids: chew each mouthful 20-30 times.
B. Keep proteins simple (vegetable) and carbohydrates complex (whole grain).
C. Eat foods in correct combination. (see chart)
D. Eat simple combinations of foods.
E. Eat a variety of foods each day.
F. Eat 6-8 small meals each day IF necessary such as in hypoglycemia.
C. The simpler the meal the more digestible.
G. 50% of diet should be raw foods:
     fruits, vegetables, soaked or sprouted seeds, grains or nuts.
H. Eat 20% acid forming to 80% alkaline forming foods. (see chart)
I. Avoid eating heavy proteins after the midday meal.
J. Avoid sugar, salt, white flour, pasteurized milk, store bought eggs,
     coffee, pekoe teas1 alcohol or any highly refined foods. Avoid red meats.
K. Avoid food that is too hot or too cold. Same applies to drinks.
L. Avoid city water. Steam distilled water is the best
M. Soak all grains, nuts, and seeds for 24 hours before eating or cooking.
N. Eating more than 10% of diet as wheat unless sprouted.


A. Vegetables combine well with proteins.
B. Vegetables combine well with starches.
C. Avoid proteins and starches at the same meal
     (unless combined by nature in the same food such as whole grains or legumes).
D. Avoid fruits and vegetables at the same meal.
E. Eat melons alone.
F. Avoid head lettuce. Use romaine or other leaf lettuce.
G. Millet and buckwheat are both complete proteins.
H. Combine other grains with legumes to have complete proteins.
I. Eat 3 vegetables grown above the ground to each 1 grown below the ground.
J. Eat fruits alone or in combination with other fruits.
K. Combine all foods with saliva by chewing each bite 30 times.
L. Combine all foods with light through prayer.





[This program may be used concurrently with the Transition/Rebuilding Diet, or by itself. The less animal products eaten when doing cleansing diets, the more effective the cleanse. But if you have never gone very long without meat, it would be wise to observe the Transition and Rebuilding Diet principles. I've added more considerations on "Cleansing Diets" further below. -Chris Pringer]

I. Eat raw apples and nothing else for three days. Aapples should be clean and as free as possible from pesticide's and waxes.

A. Eat apples whole with skins or....
B. Put raw apple in a blender and blend into applesauce and eat un-sweetened.
C. When hungry or thirsty eat another apple. Eat 6-8 apples each day.
D. SmaIl amounts of unfiltered or coarse filtered apple juice may be sipped
      if severely thirsty.
E. At the end of the third day take 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil and fill the rest of the cup up with apple juice. Drink the whole cup. If the olive oil feels unpleasantly heavy or you experience some nausea, take a few bites of lemon or a few sips of fresh squeezed lemon juice. This will alleviate the problem. An ideal time to take the olive oil is just before retiring in the evening.

II. Eat raw fruits and raw vegetables for seven days. Soaked and sprouted nuts, grains are recommend along with the fruits and vegetables

A. Eat no meats, sweets, eggs, milk products or flour products.
B. Drink no coffee, tea, alcohol or soft drinks.
C. Eat frequent meals of raw vegetables or raw fruits
      but do not mix fruits and vegetables at the same meal.
D. Chew all raw foods eaten until liquid before swallowing.
E. Drink 8-10 glasses each day of liquids from any of the following:
1. Fruit Juices (unfiltered if possible)
2. Raw vegetable juices (carrot and celery are both good).
3. Vegetable broths.
4. Herb teas.
5. Coffee substitutes.
6. Pure spring or distilled water.
F. Along with the above mentioned foods take the following 3 times each day (Morning, noon, and night if possible):
1. 3-6 tablespoons of liquid bentonite (a form of clay
      available in health food stores under several brand names)
2. 2-3 slightly rounded teaspoons of ground psyllium seed HUSKS
      available in health food stores under several brand names
G. Stir both the bentonite and the ground psyllium seed QUICKLY and
      thoroughly into 8 ounces of COLD juice and drink QUICKLY.
      Otherwise the liquid will begin to jell and be increasingly harder to drink.
H. Follow this with 6-8 oz of juice or water.
I. Observe stool at each bowel movement for signs of passing toxins. This
      may include cholesterol, stones, mucus, hardened fecal matter or
      other forms of poisons. There will be many toxic substances too
      small to be seen with the naked eye.
J. Supplement the above raw foods with the following each day:
1. Chlorophyll liqid or wheat grass juice: ____ ounces per day.
2. Alfalfa tablets: ______ per day.
3. Bee Pollen: ______ tsp. per day.
K. Use an herbal laxative if necessary to move bowels.

End of "Transition Diet" & "Three Day Apple Fast And Seven Day Cleanse" transcriptions

Vegan Food Pyramid Chart (by Unknown)
Many might consider the vegan path more of a periodic and/or as-needed therapy than a lifestyle. ~cp



Another Cleansing Diet

BARAKA Holistic Clinic,
2105 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403,

[You may enjoy this program in liu of, or alternating with, the above cleansing program. And like the above program, this one may be used concurrently with the Transition/Rebuilding Diet, or by itself. The less animal products eaten when doing cleansing diets, the more effective the cleanse. But if you have never gone very long without meat, it would be wise to observe the Transition and Rebuilding Diet principles. -cp]

          All foods with white sugar and white flour, food coloring, preservatives and chemicals. Read labels carefully. Some foods high in sugar include: catsup, cereals, crackers, some peanut butters, salad dressings, and bouillon cubes. Many packaged foods contain preservatives, chemicals and food colorings.

Eat lots of vegetables:
          They may be steamed, stir-fried in peanut-oil, or raw, and should be fresh, rather than canned or frozen.
          Fresh vegetable juices may be taken, but carrot juice is too sweet to drink by itself. Add green vegetable juices (spinach, celery, parsley, etc.) to this, or dilute with pure water. Have no more than 6-8 oz. of vegetable juice at one time, since it is highly concentrated.
          Excellent vegetables high in vitamin A to assist the liver include: beets, beet greens, chard, spinach, parsley, carrots, yellow squashes, yams, pumpkin.

Vegetable Slaw:
          You can make your own delicious slaw from shredded raw beets, carrots, and red cabbage, with an oil-and-vinegar dressing, or dressing made from safflower mayonnaise diluted with a little water and vinegar. This is high in vitamin A and is good as a snack or with meals

Green Drink:
          Each day make a fresh batch of green drink by blending ½ bunch of fresh parsley with 16 oz. of diluted canned pineapple juice (2 parts juice, 1 part pure water) Blend, strain, and drink as a cleansing, pick-up snack. Parsley is high in Vitamins A and C, and is a mild diuretic.

          Pure spring or distilled water will best help flush toxins from your body which are being stirred up as a result of this improved diet. It is important to drink as much water as you can throughout the day. One-half glass every hour is more effective than a glass or two at once. Water in other beverages does not work like water alone. Put a pitcher of water on your desk, and carry a bottle in your car. Do whatever you have to as a reminder, but drink small amounts of pure water frequently

          Fresh fruit or diluted sugar-free fruit juices may be eaten several times a day. Avoid large quantities at one time.



About "Cleansing Reactions" & Fasting
by Chris Pringer, 2006, Rev'd March & May, 2012, Feb'2017

        People should know that there are health supplements being sold that would be effective, but may end up not being so, due to their not being sold or provided with sufficient guidance or instruction; IE: the way that most multi-level marketed products are sold. My statement refers to the more unpleasant "cleansing reactions," "cleansing effects," or "healing crisis" that some people may experience from such supplements.
        Why? The more out of balance one's internal organ system is, especially the more one's systems for waste elimination have been congested, the more likely you are to experience cleansing reactions. And that may be both surprising and unpleasant, if you're not prepared. It may require a day or so set aside for tending to the cleansing and related needs. In general, giving one's internal organ system a rest, by fasting from most foods, which encourages the elimination system at the cellular level as well as via the gastro-intestinal (GI) and assistant organs, will allow one's system to heal itself.
        Actually, this is not much different from many therapies, in that the further out of balance one is, the more dramatic the effect may be. That even includes effects/results from various energy-work treatments, although with these, there are *usually* not any dramatic effects on the GI Tract.
        The proper response to cleansing reactions varies greatly, depending on the person and the circumstance. In most cases can be "remedied" by (or responded to with) very simple measures.
        Knowing the principles put forth on the "Science of Healthful Living" and "Transition Diet" pages, one may better take advantage of such critical and potentially *transformative* events.
        But if you're new to this approach, it's always a good idea to have done your homework on the subject, or have close guidance by a knowledgeable professional - a naturopath (N.D.) or experienced naturopathic nutritionist.
        Especially if you have any question about this rule: Dietary cleansing therapies/supplements should not be attempted by those with known internal organ or systemic conditions without their physician's guidance.
        However: If a physician is not versed in naturopathic nutrition, and you contact him with "emergency" symptoms, you are just as likely to get a prescription that will cause your system to hold on to the material that the body is trying to finally get rid of.
        Whereas, particularly as regards fasting, most naturopathically trained physicians, including MD's, will tell you that most people -with most internal organ-related conditions and diseases - will eventually be helped significantly, if not cured, by some degree of fasting. That is a) whether fully without anything but liquids, or partially with various and/or specific dietary limitations; and b) there are some conditions for which the patient would need to exercise care, listening to advice from the physician, as to how much and/or how long to fast. We used to be able to say the average person can fast for a week or more without an informed physician worrying about his/her health. However, this would-be "cure" is mainly complicated, particularly increasingly so since the 1980's (and "J-curving" upward since 911), by sugar-related or sugar-aggravated conditions and related medications, including excess weight, all of which aggravates, if not causes, heart-related conditions, as well as tendencies to depression and mood-swings, thus the use psycho-active medications, which even further complicate all the above. The earlier the tendencies toward the above are spotted, the more quickly and easier would dietary/nutritional care, including some degree of fasting, make all the difference.
        Besides, holding onto stuff that the body (or body-mind) doesn't need (or worse) makes it work harder - gets in the way of logistics management, and that's if the clogging item is not a pathogen or something that will become and/or attract problems. Much of which a healthy liver, elimination system, and immune system in general (on whatever level you want to interpret that) can take care of - until it can't, until those systems become compromised or simply worn out by such burdens.

        Hence, know your doctor (your M.D.) with regard to the above, and try to know a nutritionally experienced and trained professional that you can contact, before going the cleansing route (including fasting) for the first time. (Ideally an N.D. or highly trained naturopathic nutritionist, but some chiropractors are also well versed in this knowledge.)
        In general summary, please consider that fasting - of some degree, informed, well thought out, employed with discipline, and professionally monitored as needed - can often be highly curative.
        I'd like to add here something about attitude: What we call setbacks often are, certainly can be, our mind-body systems re-organizing. It's just like moving the furniture in the office, while you're also doing the office work: It's slow-going, feels uncoordinated and clumsy, sometimes confusing, consuming time and energy. All of which usually feels like a waste at that time. And yet, all of that is essential to the overall healing - and the understanding that goes a long way in the long run. That's why it is that the more we persist in seeing our healing process as a re-organization of our systems and their cellular realignment and balance towards optimal health, the quicker it moves along.

        Integrating all that into an graphic-backed affirmation or "Treasure Map" technique for self-healing application, is "'Getting Super': Full Size Sample Personalized Visualization Prayer Chart" at the "Notes on Beliefs, Healing, and Prayer" page. [via "Body, Mind, and Related" section])


"Getting Super" Visual Affirmation Based on the power of the mind towards psycho-neuro-immune enhancement, with the strategy of *Re-Organization*.

"The science behind the body-mind relationships"
at the "Body-Mind Integration" page



On a separate page

ChBullet   Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies
Integrated Mind-Body Weight Management
by Chris Pringer, May '08 (Rev. Jul'12, Mar'13, May'17)

ChBullet   Natural Ways To Lose Belly Fat
by Crystal Giannini, July '12

Related Pages for Reference
ChBullet   Additional Resources for Natural Healing

Sub-Sections for 1st essay:

      About *Realistic Goal Setting*
      After accomplishing your running weight
      What this approach is not
      A little secret

  *STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES* for Efficient Body-Sizing Strategies:
      A) Recognizing & Countering "the payoff"
      B) Appreciation, incl:
            The "Inner Child" concept
            For Dialog with the Inner Child
          *Considerations and Strategies in the Management of the Emotional Body* [extensive list w/links]

      C) Replace the coping mechanism
      D) Vision, "Treasure Mapping," and:
            Affirmations for Efficient Body-Sizing)

A Most Efficient Snack



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    ChBullet   About "Fed Up" From Rotten Tomatoes .Com "For the past 30 years, everything we thought we knew about food and exercise is dead wrong..." Directed By: Stephanie Soechtig; Written By: Mark Monroe, Stephanie Soechtig. || A mix of excerpts from the search page: The [filmed] "documentary investigation into why people are getting fatter, the filmmakers explore who’s killing our health ...looks at obesity and politics ...Descends on Villains in the Battle [because] ...the obesity rate in America has skyrocketed over the past few decades, especially among children...". (More Reviews included in sidebar in 1st section this page)

    ChBullet   "Cooked" the book by Michael Pollard - In the interview I heard on public radio, Pollard Pollard gives valuable updates for everyday diet and nutrition while not pulling any punches upon the food industry, including large farms, ranches, and the industries that increasingly support - or profit greatly from supplying - them. I thought Pollard put together one of the best all-round summaries of how we've pretty much messed up our dietary health protocols. That is, by over-reacting to multi-various claims and fads, how the food industry has played upon and into that process, and particularly so in the *processing* of foods. AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY, he greatly simplifies HOW we might bring things BACK to dietary sanity. That simplification - and clarification - including about notions and medical/ dietary protocols - and myths - is related by Pollard to allergies (including to gluten), carbohydrates, fats, meats and other proteins, organic foods, etc, and how the economically disadvantaged can (often already do) eat healthfully. I haven't read the book, but I'm wondering if he includes a chapter on "placebo effect" and our immune system response, individually and communally, over the years of our increased industrialization of food and medicine. Not just how all that is processed (in any way you want to interpret that phrase), but also in how all that is sold. -Chris Pringer, 5/15/14

    ChBullet   Natural ways to lose belly fat by Crystal Giannini.
This guest article was published at ChaliceBridge.Com, July 11, 2012, at the page, "Efficient Body Sizing Strategies, Weight Management, Weight Loss".

    ChBullet   "Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar" is in focus int Jan/Feb 2013 issue of "Natural Practitioner Magazine" - The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals

. Section topics include, "Natural Steps", "Weight Definitions", "Supplemental Help" ( including "Recent Introductions"), "Weight-LOss Product Check", and References, and a "For More Information" section with phone numbers and website info.

    ChBullet   Overcoming Obesity, Naturally -"Obesity, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exists when an adult has a body mass index (a calculation based on height and weight) of 30 or higher. Alarmingly, this adverse medical condition exists among approximately 34 percent of Americans over the age of 20, or more than 72 million people in the U.S. alone... 'Obesity is like a puzzle with a variety of contributors, just like pieces to a puzzle,' added Christopher Mohr, a registered dietician and president of Mohr Results, Inc., a Kentucky-based company that helps individuals achieve optimal health. ...Thus, over the last 10 years or so, weight management has become a key issue for natural practitioners, said Caryn Wichmann, ND ...Metagenics’ FirstLine Therapy program, for instance, is described as a proven natural remedy for reducing metabolic syndrome and decreasing overall body fat, said Dr. Lamb. 'Currently, more than 4,000 health care providers...' formula [with] benefits of slowing absorption of carbohydrate calories after each meal and targeting digestive enzymes...' ...' ...reducing stress levels and correcting imbalances of cortisol and serotonin...' ...Digestive support— supplements that contain betaine hydrochloride and digestive enzymes are essential for all overweight and obese people to improve the amount of protein and other key nutrients that they absorb. ...a considerable range of factors— in addition to diet— that can prevent key nutrients being properly absorbed ...Protein powders ...Probiotics — improving the gastrointestinal flora ...Vitamin K3— their gastrointestinal flora ...important to compensate for this by including this supplement. ...CoQ10 ...important for increasing energy, ...statin drugs, which deplete CoQ10 levels..." in pdf format

    ChBullet   'FEAR Made You Fat & Not Calories', the title of the book, and the bold claim of Caryn Wichmann, ND, clinical manager at the Perpetual Wellbeing Clinic in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Four factors can work together in any combination to keep people gaining weight and also prevent them from losing weight. The factors are highlighted through the acronym FEAR: Fructose in everything, Exercise reduction, Artificial trans fats and Reduced key nutrients. "If you reversed all four factors, the obesity epidemic would be ended within a year", Dr. Wichmann said.

    ChBullet   Gary Taubes: 'Why We Get Fat,' Part I and Part II: KUOW radio interview (Feb 2012). In his new book, "Why We Get Fat" science writer and health journalist Gary Taubes says eating less and exercising more will not necessarily make you lose weight and that much of the good nutritional science is being ignored. About carbs (including REFINED grains) and sugar in the diet, and resulting Insulin Resistance Syndrome. "Good Calories, Bad Calories" is about removing specific carbohydrates, problems with fuel partitioning, leading to less fat to burn, more fat to store. "Sedentary lifestyle is not a cause of weight gain, but an effect." Taubes says his book is NOT about "the healthiest diet" or vegetarian vrs meat diet, that "ANY diet will be improved by removing the *specific* carbs"; includes a special section for Obese and diebetic clients, although this is only one extreme group. Too much (what is now "normal") REFINED grains and sugar in the diet results in Insulin Resistance Syndrome. There has been a 900% increase in diabetes in the last 50 years - if that were called a crime, the legal finger would immediately and accurately be pointed at "sugar." Taubs says the correctly (vs politically) performed research for artificial sweeteners would likely vindicate them. Discuses the politics of sugar research and (vs) saturated fat and cholesterol (with the later given very biased research). Gary Taubes is a contributing correspondent for Science magazine. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and The Best of the Best American Science Writing.
         Related: Good Calories & Bad Calories: What Are You Supposed to Eat? by Lauren Whitney. and NPR on "Good Calories, Bad Calories Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight Control, and Disease"

    ChBullet   Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test at Psychology Today - Is your relationship with food mentally healthy or damaging?

    ChBullet   Recipes From Manitoba Harvest .Com 147 recipes in 12 categories

    ChBullet   Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé was a key influence as began my natural health path in 1979! It's technical value is all about PROTEIN - how to get the most from it, particularly in a vegetarian diet. (Updated as regards the amount of time between intake of protein-building nutritional components.) The 20th Anniversary Edition includes * simple rules for a healthy diet * Streamlined, easy-to-use format * Food combinations that make delicious, protein-rich meals without meat * Indispensable kitchen hints—a comprehensive reference guide for planning and preparing meals. This new version is streamlined & easy-to-use, with delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat, hundreds of wonderful recipes, and much more. "Sharing her personal evolution and how this groundbreaking book changed her own life, world-renowned food expert Frances Moore Lappé offers an all-new, even more fascinating philosophy on changing yourself—and the world—by changing the way you eat." This edition is still consistent with the love-based wholistic worldview she teaches and which is so needed right now, including via the Small Planet Institute, co-founded with (daughter) Anna Lappé. Other Books by Frances Moore Lappé include Hope's Edge - The Next Diet for a Small Planet.

    ChBullet   "Catalog for Healthy Eating" For Bulk foods of the purest quality, like good-tasting (!) varieties of TVP (soy-based) and Seitan (concentrated protein from grains), dairy substitutes, healthy sweeteners, granolas. Also Organic baking supplies, cookbooks, and other goodies, including environment cleaning products. These are also folks one likes giving money too -- feeding people who work for a living. They have both 800# and website: 1-800-695-2241,

At Weight Watchers Magazine:
     ChBullet   Get Into the Yoga Zone: "Yoga is good for your mind, body and spirit, and is a great way to meet people and be active. Check out our glossary of yoga styles to find the kind that's right for you."
     ChBullet   Yoga for Weight Loss: "Now that yoga class is as commonplace at the gym as a barbell, should you hit the mat if weight loss is your goal? You bet: certain types of yoga can burn up to 9 calories per minute."

COFFEE, the Redeemed Stimulant:
    ChBullet   "Coffee - Keys to Maximizing Potential" - If You're Gonna Do Coffee... all health considerations considered... HINTs: Worst troubles with coffee, especially of the "Hi-Octane" variety, are related to a) use with sugar (of any kind); b) prolonged "hi-octane" caffeine can wear out the adrenals (how soon depending on personal comstitution, other factors) unless they are also tonified (ie: with use of herbs for that purpose) and sufficient levels of B-Complex vitamins. c) Coffee Acidifies the GI tract - when taken with food, including milk. (And as for milk or cream, calcium 'ties up' caffeine). The Hows, whys, and implications of all that are what the writing was originally about. It's been updated Oct'06 with (then new) important myth-busting findings) and May'14 with section, "Energizing Your Coffee. (TEXT file; title was "The Eleven Keys to Coffee Potential Maximization").
Coffee at Work, photo by Chris Pringer, 2016

NEW News on SUGAR: (Dec'14)
    ChBullet   "Is Sugar More Addictive Than Cocaine?" with James DiNicolantonio, Jan 7, 2015, Includes Audio of KUOW/NPR Interview. DiNicolantonio is a cardiovascular research scientist at St. Luke’s Mid-America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He recently published a comprehensive review of dozens of studies in which he contends that sugar is more dangerous than salt when it comes to risk for heart disease. He says that refined sugar is similar to cocaine — a white crystal extracted from sugar cane rather than coca leaves — and that studies show it can be even more addictive than the recreational drug. In the Audio, many other implications of the new research data are discussed, including the relationships among Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), insulin response and blood sugar levels, and diabetes ("80% of Americans are pre-diabetic").
    ChBullet   More on the same: "Is Sugar Worse Than Salt When It Comes to Your Heart?" Posted on January 3, 2015. "Eating or drinking more than 74 grams of fructose per day (slightly less than what’s in one 20 oz bottle of Mountain Dew) ( has been associated with a 77 percent increased risk of a person having blood pressure above 160/100 mm HG (normal blood pressure is around 120/80 mm Hg). Plus, diets high in sugar have also been linked to higher blood insulin levels, and metabolic syndrome. So how much added sugar is safe? DiNicolantonio says he agrees with the American Heart Association recommendations of six teaspoons per day for women, and nine teaspoons per day for men. But he notes, 'I disagree with the nine teaspoon threshold if it comes in liquid form, which is one can of soda.'"
    ChBullet   More Technical (Abstract): "The wrong white crystals: not salt but sugar as aetiological in hypertension and cardiometabolic disease" published Dec. 11 in the BMJ journal Open Heart by James J. DiNicolantonio & Sean C. Lucan.
    ChBullet   Less Technical but extensive: "Blood Pressure: Sugar Worse Than Salt?" a research review of the above where is noted that "DiNicolantonio said there is also evidence linking reduced sodium intake to worse clinical outcomes and even greater all-cause mortality, including a study in diabetics and several studies in patients with congestive heart failure."


Many Resources on HEMP for Health!

    ChBullet   Women Find Healthy Hormone Balance with Hemp

    ChBullet   Hemp & GLA: Good Fat Burns Bad Fat

    ChBullet   Hemp: The Right Choice for Omega-6 Some Omega-6's are better than others. But it's important to distinguish between the good and the not so good Omega-6's. ...The World Health Organization recommends a ratio of 4:1 Omega-6 to Omega-3 for optimal health. Today we are seeing ratios in the range of 20:1 to 50:1. The good news - hemp contains a healthy winning ratio at 3.75:1. ...GLA = An Omega-6 Not to Miss: Hemp provides Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a unique and extremely important Omega-6 in the family of Essential Fatty Acids. ...Still, obtaining adequate levels of GLA can be challenging. Besides hemp, there are only a small number of foods that contain GLA. While the body has the ability to convert Linoleic Acid into GLA, most of us are not making this conversion effectively, or are missing out on the conversion all together.

    ChBullet   Hemp Oil vs Flax Oil. Which One is Right for Me? More sophisticated weighing in on balancing intake of Omega-6 and Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs). "trans" or rancid, if, how, or why; different oil types, sources, storage, and whether bleached and/or deodorized, hydrogenated and/or deep-fried; ie: #4: Hemp seed oil offers the direct metabolites of Omega-6 and 3, Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and Stearidonic Acid (SDA). These metabolites are involved in the production of prostaglandin for hormones and in immune functions. Even if one did get unrefined sunflower oil and mixed it with unrefined flaxseed oil, you would mimik hemp seed oil's Omega-6 to 3 ratio, but still be missing their direct higher metabolites.

    ChBullet   Hemp Protein = King of the Plant Kingdom Hemp Protein Powder can supply any diet with a vegetarian source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, chlorophyll and a complete, balanced gluten-free source of the essential amino acids. ...Many plant proteins are labelled "incomplete" proteins as a resulting from the low amounts of one or more of the nine essential amino acids. Truth be told, the "incomplete" label is somewhat misleading as all plant proteins do contain each of the essential amino acids. But in most cases (e.g. grains, legumes), levels of one or more amino acid are insufficient for human needs. However, hemp protein supplies enough of each of the essential amino acids to contribute to the human body’s requirements. In fact, an important aspect of hemp protein is that it is a quality source of the amino acids arginine and histidine, both of which are important for growth during childhood, and of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cysteine, both of which are needed in the production of vital enzymes. Hemp protein also contains relatively high levels of the branched-chain amino acids that are crucial in the repair and growth of lean body mass, making a hemp protein shake after a workout a worthwhile investment. [I wanted to include about "Hemp Hearts": "easy to incorporate into any meal ...delicious ...Dr. Oz even refers to Hemp Hearts as ‘Brain Food’?"]


CBD, Hemp Oil
(Non-PsychoActive Cannabanoids for pain management and other benefits)

    ChBullet   "Hemp Oil/CBD: Shedding Some Light on the Confusion" Posted on February 1, 2018 by Gene Bruno in Vitamin Retailer Magazine [and in the paper version of Natural Practitioner Magazine March/April 2018, www.Naturalpractitionermag.Com] Professional, Technical, highly referenced. "There are few nutraceuticals that have generated such confusion as hemp oil/CBD (cannabidiol). There are two major sources for that confusion. The first is the plethora of claims being made about the health benefits of hemp oil/CBD. Which of the claims actually have any supportive research substantiation them?" [Most] "The second, and even murkier, source of confusion is the actual regulatory status of hemp oil/CBD. In this article, I will attempt to provide evidence that, hopefully, will shed some light on the confusion."
         "...Emerging research indicates that“eCB deficiency syndrome” contributes to migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, psychological disorders, as well as other conditions.12 Conversely, enhancing endocannabinoid activity has broad therapeutic potential. This may include the treatment of patients with somatic dysfunction, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases, chronic pain, neu-rodegenerative diseases, mood and anxiety disorders, as well as inflammatory conditions, bowel dysfunctions, psychological disorders, multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, cancer, atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, hypertension, glaucoma, obesity/metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis.13,14 ..."

    ChBullet   "How To Use CBD Oil" All about CBD, Hemp Oil, Cannabanoids, related pain management, CB1&2 receptors, aspects of non/psychoactivity [CBDA or non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids], and more. A FANTASTIC Resource!!! Casual with technical instruction, summary, dozens of reference links.

    ChBullet   Cooking with Hemp and CBD Oil

    ChBullet   How to Make DIY CBD Hemp Oil Topicals

    ChBullet   Topical Versus Oral CBD: What’s the Difference?

    ChBullet   5 Ways Vegans and Vegetarians Can Benefit From Hemp

    ChBullet   Healing with Hemp Oil: A Simple Guide to Using the Powerful and Proven Health Benefits of CBD by Earl Mindell

Also, consider using keywords, "Using Hemp Oil, Creative, CBD"


[Also note those listed in above section more specific to weight management]

    ChBullet   PRINCIPLES of NATURAL HEALING --excerpts from Dr. Joel Robbin's "The Science of Healthful Living:" A great deal of information has been put together on this page, is Highly organized and in layman's language. There is much instruction about the how's & why's of diseases and conditions of ill-health, natural healing events & processes, among many other essentials in naturopathic perspective. There are various categorized LISTS OF RESOURCES as well. "Principles" is the key descriptive word here, in every sense of the term. Robbin makes the science part of it relatively easy. Note: People should know that there are health supplements that would be effective, but may not be, due to their being multi-level marketed in a disgustingly non-informative manner. I refer to the more unpleasant "cleansing effects" or "healing crisis" that some may experience from such supplements. Knowing the principles on this page, one may better take advantage of such events.

    ChBullet   "Body-Mind Nutrition" With considerations in relating a transition in diet & nutrition to personal and spiritual growth, and the benefits of such transition. In addition to the title essay, includes sections,     ChaktiBullet-S   "More on this 'Natural Aging Process'" about possibly/ likely new potentials in aging without near so much disability and pain in the later stages; complementing that with research referenced articles,     ChaktiBullet-S   "DNA Research, DNA Repair, and Neuroplasticity - Scientific Break-throughs with Wonderfully Validating Conclusions." To me, this implies that, given these scientifically established capabilities in neuroplasticity, including scientifically backed capabilities of the mind to effect enzymes, cellular metabolism, blood physiology (pH, enzyme processes, etc) within and around the cell matrix, we can facilitate communication among our own cells to use that same capacity to repair damages and thus heal our cells -- thus encouraging the kind of preventative maintenance that facilitates the science of true healing. And that medical authorities, as well as alternative healing practitioners, can now, with full scientific backing, teach people how to do this. And about     ChaktiBullet-S   "The Immune System, Aging, and an Attitudinal Approach that May Improve It." As well as:     ChaktiBullet-S   "Dietary Nutrition, Neuro-Endocrine Infrastructure, Neuroplasticity, and Aging" on relationship of nutrition and psycho-emotional environment during infancy and childhood upon key aspects of development of 'A Stable Platform for Perception', and the 'Psycho-emotional Infrastructure', it's maturation through adulthood, as well as upon the aging process. The neuroplasticity aspect relates well to the essay on proprioceptors, "Adrenaline vs Endorphins...", not to mention the relationship with ones cells (muscles or otherwise), covered at the "Body-Mind Integration" (Essays) Page (described just below). Some debate with Barbara Ehrenreich in     ChaktiBullet-S   "About the Immune System and The Aging Body - As a 'Battleground' ...Or As A Worthy Challenge." On the more eclectic side is     ChaktiBullet-S   "Blessing Nutrition" about how prayer and invocation work at the atomic & molecular levels (facilitating processes by re-aligning their structural & therefore magnetic/ionic arrangement) to facilitate the optimal nutrition of the food, as well as optimal digestion, assimilation, and integration of the nutrients and vital force provided by the food. Includes some sample invocations for context and application.

    ChBullet   ADD: Attention Deficit And Hyperactivity Disorders by Lawrence Wilson, MD. Includes sections: Mineral And Vitamin Deficiencies, Toxic Metals, Hypoglycemia And Behavior, The Yeast Connection, Central Nervous

Glutin & Gut Issues- Article at Ben Greenfield.Com
System Allergies, Stimulants In The Diet, Born Sick, Medication And Vaccines, Fast Metabolism And ADD, Improved Grades Without Sugar, What To Do?, Environmental Correction, Other Natural Therapies, What About Ritalin?, Crime And Delinquency, Conclusion, Brief References. [Thumblink at right is for a different source on a separate though related topic.]

    ChBullet   "Natural Practitioner Magazine" - The Business Magazine for Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Healthcare Profesionals - Their debut issue (Vol.1,#1), Jan/Feb 2012, is most impressive, including new findings in research of nutrition, herbs, practices for stress, anxiety, mood, cardiovascular health, cold & flu, more. Jan/Feb 2013 issues in focus: "Weight Loss Resolve", "Hormone Balancing", "Heart/Cardiovascular Health", "Healthy Blood Sugar". Other issues focus on various systems, and/or men's, women's, or children's health, and and/or the main seasonal complaint. Written for practitioners, but if you're up with the science, or want to know what natural supplementation is being recommended, it's great reading! Includes a Library with special sections for a) foods, herbs, supplements, b) Conditions, c) Interactions, d) Supplement Nutrient Depletions, and e) Drug Nutrient Depletions

    ChBullet   "M.D.'s Wellness Journal": Abundant Nutritional Information from Dr. Julian Whitaker M.D., via 1-800-211-7657: -- you can ask for the free mailout introductory promotion/news, which gives an incredible amount of useful information for the nutritionally uninformed. Or just go for a "Health & Healing" Newsletter subscription ($40/yr) with all the free reports (which reports cover what most folks are complaining about anyway).

    ChBullet   Dr. Christiane Northrup MD, ObGyn -- Author of various books with the most progressive and intelligent attitudes about aging that I know of. Her presentations are often hosted on public tv. "A fantastic Site for Women's Health Information", said Patty Mulhern, RN (see sidebar), a group facilitator and mentor who taught classes throughout the NW, not to mention a living example of enthusiasm, patience, compassion, and joy, and who I am most fortunate and honored to say, was also a most dear friend of many years. Patty also thought very highly of the Heartmath Institute & "What The Bleep" (for which descriptive links follow).

    ChBullet   HeartMath Institute
          "We have a tremendous body of research here at the Institute on the heart and its influence. The fact that electrical energy produced by the heart is 60 times stronger than that of the brain is not our research; that is known by anybody involved in the biophysics field. What we've been able to show is that yes, that's true, and that frequency is being received by every single cell in the body. And the frequency content of the heart's electrical energy emission changes relative to our perceptions, how we're taking in what we're taking in. So certain heart-based types of qualities like care, appreciation or love that have often just been associated metaphorically with the heart really do produce dramatic changes in the electrical energy output of the heart when people are perceiving/receiving from a place of care or appreciation. And in turn, our research shows that when that electrical energy changes, it goes to what's called 'coherent frequency patterns'. We're able to correlate that to changes in the immune system and changes in hormonal balance. And we also see changes in perception and intelligence. There's a lot more to what the heart is doing than people realize. It's not just a blood pump." Various publications and workshops (corporate and otherwise) are available. Enjoy the IHM Research Papers, Abstracts, and Reports (at This is truly leading edge stuff. -cp
          Heartmath .Org's "De-Stress Kit" (new Fall '08) provides much for initiating healing on the personal level, with great potential for assisting development of inner stillness and clarity. Such benefits can certainly, even naturally, expand to most every communal context. I consider their kit a valuable, perhaps essential, part of the "Bleep Tool Kit" (see next paragraph) - as I would any system(s) that does the same for an individual, actually. In you want to get really serious about such a tool kit, I would suggest integrating Chi-Gung, yoga, and a well-formed 'power-of-spoken-word' system with all the above. [Please note: as far as I know, there is no formal relationship between HeartMath.Org and WhatTheBleep.Com; I am associating them by common function - tools for conscious personal & world change. -cp]

    ChBullet   "What the Bleep Do We Know - Down the Rabbit Hole":
          "The original 'What The Bleep Do We Know' was made for a theatrical experience of under two hours. With these new expanded versions [in 'Down the Rabbit Hole'], the filmmakers were finally able to include all the topics as originally intended. The completed picture presents all the elements that are intrinsic to the worldview put forth in BLEEP. Topics such as Quantum Entanglement, the Double Slit Experiment, Healing and the Cell, the split and re-unification of spirit and science - all are addressed in the detail required to tell the story. The scientists make up quite the impressive list. Thier DVD is also one great means of learning about and enhancing your neuroplasticity, with the brain essentially being a tool kit that we each have opportunities to develop and enhance, even repair - from within.
          IMHO, this production offers ground breaking implications... Because the most difficult thing for any human to do is break a habit, whether physical, emotional, or mental. And that is exactly the potential of what I call the "Bleep Tool Kit": the capability to break habits on every level, whether personal or interpersonal, community or inter-community, and whether just conceived or fully manifested. All that (and the creation of our tool kits therewith) depends on the investment of time and application of principle. I recommend interested people buy the DVD (renting it is also easy), enjoy it once through (will take a number of hours so figure on a two or three sittings), and after that just let it play as you do whatever you do in the house. It's inspiring, uplifting, and fun. Some of the segments are heady, but so long as your brain is a tool designed to work better the more you exercise it, why not give it a workout! (And a new web page is being compiled on that very topic.)

Mirrored from the December 2009 Newsletter
of the UW School of Nursing

Patricia Mulhern
Patricia Mulhern

          UW School of Nursing alumna Patricia (Patty) Mulhern passed away after a brief illness on Nov. 3, 2009.  Patty received her bachelor's in nursing from Marquette University in 1969.  After working in various nursing roles over the next 11 years, she earned her master's in nursing science from the University of Washington in 1981.  Subsequent to completing her degree at UW, Patty's nursing career continued with Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest (VNSNW).  After working for 27 years at VNSNW, she retired as vice president of Patient Services. Patty went on to begin her own consulting firm, most recently working as director of professional affairs for the Home Care Association of WA (HCAW).

            Patty's commitment to home and hospice care led her to engagement with many local agencies.  She participated in practitioner and academic conferences, published various professional articles and held a clinical faculty position in the SoN. Patty was an active member on several boards and organizations including the Oncology Nursing Society, Rosehedge Foundation, the UW School of Nursing's Practice Advisory Board and Seattle Pacific University's Nursing Advisory Board. Most recently, she was deeply involved with the Harmony Hill Retreat Center, both as house mother for cancer retreats and faculty for professional workshops.

Patty's passion for nursing continued throughout her life.  She will be remembered fondly by friends and family for her warmth, compassion, and enthusiasm. 

A celebration of Patty's life was held Dec. 6 at Shilshole Bay Beach Club. Donations to Patty's memory can be made to Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, or the UW School of Nursing.

Patricia Mulhern
Patricia Mulhern

    ChBullet   The Open Colleges Certificate in Iridology Iridologists believe that the eyes are windows through which they can gain a view of a patient's health and wellbeing. The course "provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic concepts underlying iridology, its possibilities and its limitations. You will learn about the history of iridology, as well as the landmark iris signs and how they correspond to various conditions. A general introduction to the field of natural therapies is also provided." Other courses at Open Colleges include Aromatherapy as well.

    ChBullet   Mind-Body Relationships: childhood trauma and a number of chronic illnesses: Recent evidence points up the decisive nature of these relationships. This page details links to articles about Bowel Disorder, Pain Regulation & Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Frequent Headache, Chronic Fatigue, CFS; "The precise mechanisms differ according to the way feelings operate within us. Thus, boundary type is predictive of which of the Dozen Discomforts you’re prone to. In only one case – depression – is boundary type not a factor. Anyone can become depressed. The whys and wherefores, though, can teach us a lot about how feelings work." Michael Jawer & Marc S. Micozzi, MD, PhD.

ChBullet     Body-Mind Integration Home Page - for the site where this page is. Essays & Poetry on Mind-Body-Spirit Integration, Integrative Awareness, Psycho-Spiritual Self-Healing - including "Body-Parenting" the emotional body with the mystical insights of the Inner Children; practical Preventative Maintenance Methods for various levels (Mind, Emotion, Body, grounding Spirit into ALL of that); Beliefs, Motivatation, Consciousness; Integrating Buddhist, Gestalt, & New Thought psychologies for consistent application toward understanding, ie: for such attributes and attitudes as related to the above, including compassion, empathy, abundance, attachment, emotional awareness, expression, pain, communication, healing, etc. Body-Mind awareness-based preventative maintenance (including "Tensing Yoga" and "Body-Parenting") are methods of interfacing with our cells & self-healing mechanisms for personal growth and self-healing, EG: for most directly, naturally, and positively engaging our capacities for Neuroplasticity. Whereas neuroplasticity "refers to the changes that occur in the organization of the brain as a result of experience", here we re-establish the means for healthy experience via conscious re-organization of the brain & systems for neuro-muscular interface.
In the wholistic or therapeutic sense, integration implies that the information or skills (whether of the past, the good, the bad, remembered or forgotten) are re-organized and then learned from, in such a healthfully complete or "Integral" way (*Love-Wisdom* in application), that it is understood and used for the highest good. This transforms the most destructive material- that which has been repressed or denied.

ChBullet     "Tensing Yoga" and other Self-Applications For Self-Healing, Body-Mind Awareness, & Preventative Maintenance - Technique is explained for context and self-application. TY is about specific applications for chronic muscle pain, related injuries, without need to learn asanas (poses). However, TY may be used to get into positions quicker, easier, and without injury. All of which is critically related to healing or preventing injury. TY could be considered an optimized form of self-applied, neuro-muscular re-education, reinforced with a body-mind connectivity that insures a more comprehensive and long-term response (High Preventative Maintenance Gains). Page sections include those with emphasis on Tension Range, *Work/Rest Ratio*, Muscle Energy Efficiency, individual muscle focus, teamwork/ "edgework", and learn that as we interface with our cells in the way that TY leads us to do, we can directly, and naturally engage that capacity for neuroplasticity - for re-organization of the brain and other neural networks (including proprioceptors in muscles) especially when we include all elements of the approach, including focus, attitude, and rapport with the cells [as covered on the page]. Also on the page: "Low-Intensity Low-Back Exercises" Chart and "Before Rising..." instructions, a fun "Exercise for Illustrating Tension Range...", as well as a "Breathing Ratio Chart" - method & application. Subtopics including the extremely common myths about *Muscle Stretching*, a number of yoga ref-links for specific ailments/conditions as well as for selecting the right form of yoga for you, and about a "Muscle Madness" game!? "Origins of Tensing Yoga & Related Ref's from More *Traditional Yoga*" include my own self-healing story.

ChBullet   The Fascia-Memory Project

What would actually change our health-care system the most?

          How about a means of diagnosis that takes so many aspects of a person into account, that it creates a capacity for designing a truly healing program for most any patient? Nice dream you say. How could a diagnostic system be that accurate for so many conditions? What would enable our medical system to consider, so surely and comprehensively to so much greater depth and context, the many processes for the many different kinds of individuals, than we do now? Well, of course, such questions indicate a healthy skepticism. But let's dream just a bit more, but this time, from outside the box, as they say:

         What if there were a system of assessment that would bring together the great many disciplines of health-care - particularly including Eastern, Naturopathic, and even the many among the Western - and to a degree of collaboration that was far beyond what we've ever seen before? In case you don't know, such collaboration is currently not a reality to any meaningful extent, certainly for most health conditions. Particularly between those focusing on the body, and those focusing on the mind, not to mention the relative few focusing on the connection between the two. Bottom Line: When enough people become sufficiently motivated to know the degree to which individuals can heal themselves and each other through body-awareness-based preventative maintenance, then the research will be funded and implemented.

         The Fascia-Memory Project is about research and development into the relationships among connective tissue (fascia), objective/subjective experience, the neuro-physical interface between emotion, and the brain, and "body-Memory." About developing connective tissue scanning devices and diagnostics hardware for discerning and illustrating all that. Goals include the developing optimal means for applying that R&D in health care practice, as well as enhanced systems for individual development of body-awareness for preventative health maintenance. A long term project, of course, but intermediate goals and sub-projects could have considerable effective change. The range of application extends from the medical industry to personal home use, to public education, to social and correctional rehabilitation. Original Theory published June'96.

          The project's web site includes pages for Intro & Summary (with a detailed table of contents with links to the other pages - Description & Purpose, Goals & Objectives, Research & Development, Theory, References & Links [extensive], Project Overview Chart, Project Flow Chart ( "Pert" style output by 'MS Project' ), and links to accompanying documents at this site. For context and perspective on this far-reaching multi-faceted proposal, see (page 8) the Fascia-Memory Project Overview Chart.

Fascia Memory Project

Feedback Systems Interfaces (Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion, Fascia-Muscular) in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory ChartS by Chris Pringer 2'12,12'13- Thumb
"Proprio-Neuro, Motor Management Centers, Adrenal Emotion Fascia-Muscular Feedback Systems Interfaces in Psycho-Physiology of Fascia Memory" Chart at Fascia Memory Theory Page

F.M. Project Overview Chart

F.M. Project (Pert) Flow Chart



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'Karma-learning-Love Shield' - 'What is Sown is Reaped, What is stolen is paid for; Karma is Learning is Justice is Love; The Tree of Life Bears the Flower of Life Bears the Tree of Life...' Shared by Chris Pringer 2010
"Karma Learning Love Shield" Chris Pringer 2010



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