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Learn To Listen To Your Body

Learn To Listen To Your Body
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In this week’s video we talked about the relationship we have with our body.

I think oftentimes even when it comes to relationships we have with other individuals, we believe that because we are around them or spend time with them, that we know them.

The reality is that you can be that close to someone and still be out of touch. It’s my belief that we can come across this same issue when it comes to having a proper relationship with our own bodies.

Now a lot of it isn’t our fault, there’s a lot of really smart people who have figured out how to disrupt the natural flow of things in this world.

From very early on we are taught that when we get sick, we go to the doctor, we don’t feel good, we take Tylenol, if you have a cough, take cough syrup. These seemingly harmless and even seemingly beneficial teachings are what has slowly caused the disconnect between our mind and body.

If you ever observe animals in nature, you will see that they have not been brainwashed like we have. They still know how to listen to their bodies.

Name me one wild animal that needs its blood pressure regulated? Don’t worry, I’ll wait LOL.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a non-domesticated animal that is not in captivity that has any of the issues that we have as human beings (outside of the issues caused by air pollution).

If an animal gets sick, it knows not to stuff its belly, you’ll even find some animals that don’t typically eat grass, will consume grass while sick.

Now, I don’t know exactly why they do this, but I have a feeling it’s kind of like taking herbs, it helps flush their system out. Even the domesticated animals, you will tend to see that they still have some remnants of the connection between mind and body. We would do well to learn from them.

As we now know, food is the cause of a large amount of our disease. But the disease of the mind is also caused by the toxicity of our food. We walk around with undiagnosed diseases all the time, this disconnect that everyone seems to have between mind and body is definitely a disease caused by the neurotoxins and brainwashing we endure starting from childhood.

Understanding that it is a disease gives us the power to change it, it’s not something that is natural for us. Just like with any other disease, the key is to empower the body’s natural eliminatory organs, so that they can start to process out the toxins and create that mind-body relationship again.

I personally have become more and more in tune with my body and it’s crazy, because the more clean I become, the more quickly my body reacts to things.

For example, I love toasted pecans, now I’ve always known that they aren’t good for me, so I eat them in moderation. 

Before, I could get away with eating them and I never really felt bad physically, but now I’ll eat them and almost instantly my stomach starts rumbling or they give me gas, indicating that there’s something wrong with what I’m consuming.

We need to be cognizant of the signals our body sends us. Anything that causes gas, we shouldn’t be putting in our mouth. Things that cause heartburn, we shouldn’t be putting it in our mouth.


Now conversely, when we are detoxing, we experience similar reactions to when the toxins were going into our body. It’s extremely important not to confuse the two. 

When you are actively detoxing, it’s to be expected that you will have detox symptoms. But one thing I’ve noticed, is that just by changing my diet, drinking more water and getting more sunlight, I experience detox symptoms. So understanding what triggers the body to detox is vital.

Well, I’m going to go ahead and wrap this one up, everyone. As always, feel free to comment or ask more questions if you need clarification. Check out the Facebook group if you haven’t already, and also for exclusive content as well as a more intimate interaction with me, check out the Patreon account.

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Chris James

Chris is a health and wellness coach who has helped hundreds of people become diabetes-free after achieving health himself. He is the Creator of A Healthy Alternative.

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  1. Totally like your analysis. The first step is probably the most difficult. That is to decide what you want and why you want it. Once you do, then need to develop a step-by-step plan to build these new habits. I find the associating with like-minded people who are on a similar journey very helpful.

  2. At first it’s like a foreign language or like a child trying to talk to a distracted adult. I’m only at the very beginning of this journey and it’s come so late in life. I hope I’m listening more now and giving my body what it needs, not my addiction to food.

    I’ve just finished my first water only fast. I got to 40 days and although I knew my body hadn’t finished I felt I’d got to a point where I needed to refeed.

    I’m taking things very slowly, just veg pot liquor for this week (I did try orange juice diluted but it gave me thrush so I’ve just gone back to veg water only). Next week I’m going to try steamed veg and maybe an apple to see how my body reacts.

    You have to listen really hard at first because it’s been ignored for such a long time.

    Just wanted to say thank you Chris for everything you do.

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Chris is a health and wellness coach who has helped hundreds of people become diabetes-free after achieving health himself with water fasting as the fundamental practice. He is the Creator of A Healthy Alternative.

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