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The Guts of Transformation

Part of this transformative experience has been recognizing the ways in which we had allowed ourselves to be compromised and distanced from our natural state of magnificence by the social mechanisms of our society that were designed to inject us with fear and doubt. The process of taking back our power and reinstating inner sovereignty has not just been occurring on a spiritual level; it has been occurring on all levels. For me on a physical level it has taken me right down deep into my guts.

I came to understand that our guts (which many call ‘the second brain’ because it has a complex system of neurons similar to the brain....so does the heart btw) are populated by bacteria that have a profound effect on our physical and mental health. In a healthy system the good bacteria proliferate and the bad bacteria (there is always going to be some bad) are kept in check.

Unfortunately modern diets have abandoned the food that provides the body with good bacteria, and food that encourages bad bacteria has become the norm. Bad bacteria love sugar (especially white), and carbs, and thrive in a stressed, toxic, acidic body (so do cancer cells btw).

When bad bacteria proliferates in our system they are able to influence our minds and make us crave food that helps them to prosper in our inner systems. A system in which the bad bacteria thrive, is a system that is unhealthy at its root, and can succumb to illness. Because the immune system is largely based in the gut, when the gut is compromised, our immune system becomes compromised as well. Today the amount of people with auto-immune disorders has reached epic proportions.

There is also a strong relationship between our guts and our mental states. We are more likely to experience depression and anxiety when our guts are compromised.

Several years ago I began to wonder how people got good gut bacteria before the advent of pro-biotic capsules. Did they just eat a lot of yogurt? That’s when my friend Alice entered my life holding the piece of the puzzle that I needed at that time. She was writing a book on exactly this subject. She had discovered Dr. Weston Price and Sally Fallon and became so intrigued by their research that she embarked on a journey that took her around America searching for deeper knowledge and understanding of this topic.

I discovered that in the past fermented foods (in which good bacteria are cultivated) were a central part of our diets (even ketchup was fermented). However as food became processed and made in factories it became easier for production to eliminate the fermentation process, and replace it with vinegar, preservatives, or chemicals. Eventually, we learned to see all bacteria as undesirable, and even in our homes the fermentation process, to the detriment of our health, was eliminated.

As my husband and I researched this topic we began to realize that there was a strong connection between these bad bacteria, the body detoxing, and ‘ascension’ symptoms (symptoms experienced by those who are sensitive to energies).

When our body detoxes this encourages a ‘die off’ of bad bacteria and these are some of the symptoms we can expect:

Headaches; brain fog; irritability; anxiety; moodiness; nausea; bowel/digestive issues; fatigue; low grade fever; muscle, joint aches; gas/bloating; dizziness etc.

Sound familiar?

My personal belief is that the current energies are working to purify our body temples, which is why so many people engaged in this transformative process are experiencing the above symptoms at various times.  So according to what I have learned, the best way to assist this process and our bodies to return to a state of vibrant health, is to actively support the process by consuming food that nourishes and replenishes the GOOD bacteria. If we do NOT do this I believe we risk finding ourselves on a never-ending cycle of re-surfacing symptoms.  

We can be eating the healthiest food on the planet, taking loads of supplements, and generally pursuing a healthy lifestyle, but if we don’t have a healthy gut a lot of this will be wasted. Without a healthy gut, food cannot be properly digested, and vitamins cannot be adequately absorbed. Healthy good bacteria need to be replenished and maintained through diet.  

Fermenting food is actually not that difficult. I am lucky because my husband who loves to cook has embraced this old technique and now we have a fridge filled with sauerkraut, kim-chi, kvass, kombucha, ginger-bug and heaps of other creative fermented delicacies.  Some of the foods I had to acquire a taste for (now I love them, and as a healthy balance is returning to my body I find that I am beginning to actually crave this healthy food...instead of the unhealthy stuff), but some I found instantly delicious. My husband has a website celestialroots.com with many free recipes and more indepth information about fermenting.

Good bacteria thrive in a neutral to mildly alkaline environment. Some simple ways to encourage an alkaline state are through the foods we eat. These foods that create an inner state that supports a healthy pro-biotic community are called pre-biotics. There are many lists online of acid forming and alkaline forming foods. A tablespoon of unpasteurised apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice in a glass of water is one of the simplest steps we can do support a healthy environment in our bodies.

Why not just take a pro-biotic? While taking a pro-biotic is certainly helpful, it is also expensive and limited. A healthy system is one that is populated by a diverse community of good bacteria, while most pro-biotics contain only one type of bacteria. So the more types of fermented foods we consume the more diverse and healthy our inner colonies will be.

For me this transformative process has been very much about healing my inner world, and for me understanding the inner colonies that I contain within on a physical level, and learning how to ensure they are happy, healthy and vibrant has been an important key to healing the whole.

*Please note health is a very intricate and personal issue. We are all unique individuals with our own personal health puzzles. I am not an expert, just sharing a piece of what I discovered about this complex issue on my journey in case it helps others on theirs.

© Christina Lavers 2013 
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