The dog days of summer have arrived. It’s funny; as I get older the heat bothers me less and less with the exception of nighttime. I like to snuggle under the covers. I crank the air down to 69 at night. As soon as I roll out of bed, the thermostat goes to 85 and I never break a sweat. If Molly (picture above) is not covered up well, she ends up under the bed! With the house that cool, it takes a while to warm up. I’ve realized I save money keeping the house so cool at night (off peak) – The air may not kick on until after 3:00 some days.
If you have a furnace burning within and you do not have a baby in the oven, summer can be unbearable. This was the focus of a client session recently and prompted this share.
And, is the topic of “the 3rd missing link” in the upcoming book, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” – All bodies in nature thrive in perfect balance including the human body.
We keep hearing that chronic inflammation is the cause of a lot of chronic disease and some schools of thought blame it on an over-active immune response to a perceived threat. This makes sense only if you believe the body is the enemy. Spirit tells me otherwise. My experience as a food and medical intuitive over the years – confirms.
The body is always doing the “right thing” and every symptom is the body’s way of telling us something we are “doing or thinking” is out of alignment with optimum health. The body is always striving for life even at the expense of body parts. For instance, you can live for a long time with osteoporosis, but the acid that causes it will kill you in an instant if it reaches your blood.
Chronic inflammation is a message that the body is literally burning on the inside. This is not the normal fever we get to alert us to infection and brings healing white blood cells and nutrients to the sight of an injury or infection. This kind of inflammation results in chronic conditions like; heart disease, arthritis, crohns, ulcers, osteoporosis, gum disease, gout, etc. if the cause is left unchecked.
The word inflammation has become so common place, the meaning has been lost. It is a child of the word “inflamed”… to set aflame, ablaze, or afire; set on fire. So the body is burning inside…. Youch! In this state the organs no longer function as designed and will eventually become diseased if the message is not received and corrections made. Malnutrition happens as the digestive organs can no longer assimilate nutrients. The client I spoke of above could not assimilate fat. What is causing the burning?
Too much acid. Like the blood, the overall body pH wants to be alkaline. When the body is acidic, overtime it becomes inflamed. Think about it. When you put acid on your skin, it burns – right? Acid burns inside and out.
The body does the very best it can to neutralize acid before it can hit the blood stream with the tools it has. Essential nutrients like minerals are the tools. When the body does not have enough to neutralize acid, it robs the bones for these life saving tools. Osteoporosis is a clear sign the body has been very acidic over a long period time.
A body out of balance throws the body’s organs out of balance too. Another clear sign the body is too acidic; the gut becomes too alkaline. It cannot effectively digest food. Undigested food mixed with bile (acid) is regurgitated back into the esophagus….super painful. Antacids and meds used to treat this painful condition provides temporary relief by neutralizing stomach acid. Acid reflux is a symptom of not enough acid in the gut. Taking these meds is not a long term solution. Correcting your pH is. Undigested food not only hurts the upper GI tract, it acerbates irritable bowel diseases like diverticulitis, crohn’s, colitis and can lead to a leaking gut.
To put out the fire the solution is simple, (most real solutions are). Raise the pH of the body. What we eat and drink has the ability to do this.
Many have been told that a good way to raise the pH is to drink high alkaline water. This can be effective and it can also be counterproductive if it is consumed anywhere close to mealtime. Like antacids, it will neutralize your stomach acid and will inhibit digestion if not totally interrupting it. Drink these waters between meals.
For that matter, it is best not to drink anything at all when eating. Doing so “dilutes” your stomach acid and enzymes. Wine is the exception to this rule – it is food. For highest best digestion, eat slowly and leave the beverage off the table. If you have acid reflux, following this one rule may bring relief.
If you are unsure about how to bring the body back into balance, I am always here to help. The body always knows exactly what it needs to balance itself and you can know what it knows. Food IS Talking Intuitive Food Compatibility testing can help you until you can discern for yourself your food needs. Schedule a session here: http://www.foodrevelation.com/schedule/
If you think you might be suffering from chronic inflammation and would like to know what your body pH is, I would be happy to intuit it for you at no charge. You can test this for yourself with a litmus strip. The best time is between lunch and dinner; 3 hours before or after eating or drinking anything. Spit once to clear the mouth before spitting on the strip. Follow the litmus strips directions exactly for the most accurate reading. (FYI – I have found the saliva produces a more accurate reading than urine. It comes very close to what I receive intuitively and many people have tested me this way).
The recipe below is guaranteed to cool you off! Nature’s Gatorade! (PS: Not compatible if you have fungus in the body. This high sugar fruit will feed it.)
Cucumber & Watermelon Salad Serves 6-8
2 tablespoon champagne vinegar or white balsamic
1 tablespoon honey
Juice from a large lime
½ teaspoon sea salt
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced
4 cups diced seedless watermelon
½ cup thinly sliced red onion or to taste
¼ cup fresh chopped basil and mint (cilantro is good too)
4 cups salad greens
In large bowl whisk together vinegar, honey, lime juice and salt. Toss cucumber, watermelon, onion and herbs in dressing. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. Serve on top salad greens, drizzling greens with dressing.
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Gail Blair’s intuitive journey began as she began working her passion for food in 2009. In 2012 she birthed “Food Revelation” not having clue how relevant the name would prove to be. Shortly thereafter she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and her intuitive gifts were ignited.
As a plant-based chef turned Food & Medical Intuitive she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their natural, God-given health through her “Food IS Talking” Intuitive Food Compatibility process.
Over the years, as her gifts have expanded, she has become a conduit for revelation (the name she gives to the Divine Wisdom she receives). The 7 most important revelations led her to create the Evolution of FREE Health books and video series. The “Evolution of FREE Health” is the remembrance of our natural, God-given health.
The first book released in 2016, “The Quinoa Cookbook Journey” is a super creative and tasty introduction into the series. The 2nd book in the Evolution of FREE Health series, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant & Sustainable Health” is the focus of her latest speaking tour and the video series she is releasing to the public as she goes through the publishing process.
Keep up with Gail at:
Intuitive Chef Gail Blair on YouTube
I am not a doctor or licensed nutritionist. I am an intuitive. Services and information provided in the form of tips, recipes, and nutrition advice does not qualify as a substitution for your medical doctor’s protocol or advice. I encourage you to trust your instincts and do what feels right to you, but seek guidance from your doctor concerning your health and wellness.