craniosacral

Candida, Calcium and your Ileocecal Valve

The ileocecal valve is often ignored in discussions of gut health and probiotics. The NorthShore Naturopathic Clinic recently had a good in depth article by Dr. Matsen on the ileocecal valve in their monthly newsletter. I have been struggling with pathological yeasts in my gut after living in an apartment infested with mold in New Zealand in 2005. I have been on the GAPS diet for over two years–my health has improved but I recently discovered we live in an area very high in esmog (wireless technology) which is undermining progress I make with diet. My condition initially improved with the GAPS diet but has levelled off, so it is interesting to learn the ileocecal valve is damaged by lack of calcium. Low frequency electromagnetic fields cause calcium drift, inhibit probiotic growth and melatonin among other things. I have noticed my own ileocecal valve showing up when receiving biodynamic craniosacral therapy sessions and I have been noticing it in my clients who have digestive issues. The ileocecal valve is right next to the appendix which is an important part of our lymphatic system. If the appendix is removed this can cause issues with the ileocecal valve. It is interesting to also discover that the appendix synthesizes and secretes melatonin, similarly to the pineal as I have recently been getting the impression that the appendix is the pineal of the intestinal “gut brain.

Food and Breath

Food and Breath

I have recently come to realise that food is my religion, (sometimes the most obvious things are the most obscure to our own-selves I guess!) there are depths and diversity to food that is unfathomable, every culture, people and time-period has it's own food rituals. There are a million ways to prep ...

Lumen Natura – The Light Within

Lumen Natura – The Light Within

Since last October things have really picked up with my biodynamic craniosacral therapy clinic and I haven't had as much time to devote to Hella Delicious. It has been a long time coming for me. It seems the third time is indeed the charm. I have set up a cranio clinic in 3 countries now! It is funn ...

Homebaked Halloween

Homebaked Halloween

It's very cool what is happening down in the US with the “Raw Milk Freedom Riders–Milk and Cookies Rally” on Tuesday November 1st. Michael Schmidt will be there too. I hope he has a chance to come down to Village #Occupy when he is here in Vancouver for the contempt of court nonsense. But sinc ...

Craniosacral Therapy and the GAPS Diet

Craniosacral Therapy and the GAPS Diet

The main pillars for healing my body the past couple years, have been the GAPS diet (with raw milk) and Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy (with Qi gong). I discovered craniosacral therapy when I fled to New Zealand in 2001 hoping to get away from the terrible food (etc) in the USA. I have been for ...

September Update 2011

September Update 2011

It's been a while since I did a general update -- things have been pretty crazy so there is a lot to tell. We just got back from a trip to the Catskills where Hella Delicious was born four years ago and most of my cooking videos were shot. It's always great to go back--so nice to only have the sound ...

Intestinal Healing with the GAPS diet

Intestinal Healing with the GAPS diet

Although we've been on the GAPS diet for a year an a half now and are so much more healthier than we have been in years, I just realised I haven't posted a basic explanation of what the diet is, and what it is specifically used for. I recently discovered this article posted on Natural News written b ...

The Power of Shaking and Quaking

The Power of Shaking and Quaking

One of my favorite books is The Chymical Wedding by Lindsay Clarke. I read it twice when in New Zealand staying at this very remote bach on a secret beach. Since today is one of 2011's lunar eclipses I wanted to share this excerpt today. I have been thinking about this particular section quite a bit ...

The Bio-Tensegrity Bounce

The Bio-Tensegrity Bounce

Since I am on the subject of connective tissue, I thought I better mention bio-tensegrity which is an important idea in the biodynamic mode of craniosacral therapy, and which is a concept I really like, plus I love the toys that have been made using this principal. My sister, who is an emergency ...

Local freedom and global cohesion

Local freedom and global cohesion

One of the websites I have followed ever since I started blogging is Dr. Mae-Wan Ho's www.i-sis.org.uk, so I was very excited when I found an article by her in the appendix of the notes in our Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Training a late last year. The seminar was on whole body dynamics and we we ...