20 Essential Considerations for Conscious Eating

Hi Everyone in our Conscious Cafe. What are the essential things to consider when switching to a planet-based conscious diet? Here below are 20 tips from Trinity's Conscious Kitchen (Trinity has supported many Openhand events as retreat chef over the years). I think there's some great advice here, but there will certainly be more to consider. Do share your questions and views in commentary below...

  1. Watch your sugar intake: Refined sugar is one of the most undermining, harmful food substances in our world today, contributing in some way to virtually every illness in the modern era. It is found in most processed foods and often tempting to use in home made products. Use fresh fruits, dried fruits and healthier alternatives such as apple juice, coconut sugar or brown rice syrup. Less processed alternatives can really jazz up your cuisine, although they are still best used in moderation.
  2. Radically reduce or eliminate your intake of meat, diary and eggs: Or better still go vegan! Eating a healthy vegan diet has consistently proved itself to be optimal for a healthy mind, body and spirit. A diet without animal products frees up a lot of energy so that the body can get on with other important functions, such as repair, cleansing and rejuvenation. I know people who have totally regained their health during life threatening illness or crippling arthritis by eating consciously and going dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan. It’s good for you, it’s good for animals and good for the planet!
  3. Go wheat-free and reduce your gluten intake: Gluten is not exactly the most vibrational raising substance! It is a 'gluey' substance (‘GLU’ten) and to put it bluntly, can wreak havoc with our vibration. It is found in many grains, the worst culprit being wheat (which has been radically hybridised for the high yielding commercial market). Many people find less glutenous grains such as spelt, kamut, rye and barley easier to digest.
  4. Meditate or do something energetic as an alternative to comfort eating: Heavier foods often act like a kind of anaesthetic, lowering our vibration and de-sensitising us to the world around us. Whilst this is entirely understandable at times, if eating comfort food is a habit, then consider meditation, yoga, deep breathing or some sort of physical activity as an alternative as soon as you feel the cravings start to kick in. Summon up the energy, take yourself off for at least a few minutes and let go into a meditation focusing on the rhythmic rise and fall of your breath. You’ll soon find endorphins flooding in, reducing the emotional need to fill the space with heavy foods. Your vibration will rise and you’ll feel much better for it in the long run.
  5. Drink pure water: Water is essential for health, although it can be challenging to find a pure source of it. Avoid naked tap water. Ideally, you would put it through a reverse osmosis filter to remove impurities and chemicals before using it for drinking or cooking. If possible, find a local spring or purchase spring water from a reputable source harvesting from clean organic lands. It’s a tricky one to get the balance right on this, but do what you can. Pure water is vital for health and vitality.
  6. Eat organic: Local organic, fresh food is without a doubt brimming with a vibrational-raising life force not to be tampered with. Pesticides and chemical control is an unsustainable and disrespectful practice with a plethora of negative consequences for wildlife, mother earth and ourselves. Find your local organic markets and enjoy the high vibrational vegetables and fruits available from local producers. Buy in season to avoid high prices. If it does happen to be a little more expensive than its chemical laden equivalent, see it as an investment in your health and evolution.
  7. Grow your own food: There are few things more satisfying that gathering and eating your own fresh fruits and produce. If you have a garden, then the limit is your imagination. If you don’t have that luxury, then plant a few things such as herbs and leaves on your windowsill or balcony, or else consider joining a local gardening group and helping someone with their garden in return for some veggies. You’ll be saying ‘wow - I can’t believe how good this is’ with every mouthful! Perfect high energy food, honouring the whole cycle.
  8. Buy a good foraging book and become an wild foodist: Wild foods are exceedingly high in prana. Enjoy the high vibration of food as mother nature intended it to be. Once you start looking a little closer, you’ll find a vast array of edible wild foods on your doorstep (well, you might have to venture a little). Buy a good foraging book or better still, attend a local foraging workshop.
  9. Avoid GMOs at all costs: Genetically modified foods are the real ‘Frankenstein’ of the food world. Apart from the common sense factor of ‘not messing with nature’, there is a growing body of evidence showing how GMOs are radically denaturing ecosytems, harming wildlife and causing damage to our bodies. Certainly not designed for a natural healthy body.
  10. Embrace raw, loving, living foods: Incorporate fresh, living, vegan foods into your diet for an extra infusion of life force. A salad, fresh, ripe fruit on a daily basis will support higher vibrational living.
  11. Honour what really works for you as an individual: But be completely honest with yourself. It’s easy to slip into some sort of denial ‘my body is really craving that chocolate bar, so I’d better honour it’. Self honesty is key. Learn to tell the difference between an addictive craving for something and a genuine need. If you make a radical change in the way you eat, you are likely to go through an initial withdrawal period. Let it run its course first before lunging for those things that you know in your heart aren’t really that good for you.
  12. Compost your scraps: If you have a garden get a compost pile going, either home-made or bought. This really honours the whole cycle of life. Visit www.compostguide.com for tips, hints and advice.
  13. Compost your poop: This is a really ethical choice, honouring the complete cycle of life! Building your own composting loo opens up a whole new world of interconnectivity and respect for nature. It really is not as gross as it may sound at first and if done properly, generates awesome odorless compost to return to the land. Humans have become so sterile and removed from nature, but once you start reconnecting, it feels so rewarding to really embrace - what goes around comes around! This is real thanks giving.
  14. Buy local food: Whilst it is very difficult to avoid imported foods, it makes perfect sense to buy whatever you can locally as a first choice. It is usually fresh and doesn’t carry a karmic imprint of thousands of airmiles. Supporting local small-holdings, farms and independent shops is a vibrational raising act in itself. As more and more people shop locally, local communities will begin to flourish - something that capitalism and fast food has tried so hard to stamp out.
  15. Eat slowly and savour the taste: Sounds simple, yet its amazing how many people rush their food, chatting away. Switch off your phone and t.v. (if you have one) and really taste your food. Connect with the texture, flavours, vibrational life force and you will begin to embrace from a centred place of true experience. You will feel much more guided on how much to eat and what your body actually needs for optimal health.
  16. Get into food preparation/baking/cooking and share the fruits of your labour with friends: There is something innately satisfying about creating conscious meals for friends and family. It gets everyone excited about eating more consciously. Find a conscious kitchen recipe book that you resonate with or get creative and explore your own delicious inventions.
  17. Giving thanks: We are so blessed to be able to eat and savour food. Take a moment before you eat to close your eyes, connect with what you are about to eat and offer thanks (whether it is to Mother Earth, the Universe, God, Buddha or another deity)... the important thing is to connect with your food and allow a natural arising gratitude to permeate into the field around you.
  18. Minimise packaged bought products: At the moment, owing to the boom of capitalism and mass produced goods, it can be tricky to buy all of your food without packing, but do what you can. Food often comes package free at farmers markets and local independent health food stores. If bags are needed, then re-use them by bringing them back to fill up again each time you go to the store. Consider setting up a local food co-operative and buying stuff in bulk to weigh up in your own re-usable containers.
  19. Learn to listen to your body: The body really does 'talk', we just have to tune in to the right language. If we have aches, pains, illness or disease happen then the body is starting to scream. Learn to recognise denial, cravings and subtle addictions and move beyond them. If we learn to listen to our physical body by embracing as many of the above tips as possible, we start to hear subtle cues that will guide us... what to eat, how much to eat, where to buy it from etc. Our life becomes so much more flowing and satisfying once we start to flow with it in a way that serves our journey of optimal health and evolution.
  20. Learn to tune in to your soul: When we start to tune in to our soul, it’s amazing how powerful the guidance can be. It will guide us to make the most aligned choices, inviting change and evolution. It's not always the choices that we 'want' that it will show us, but always the choice in the best interest of our continued spiritual evolution. Profound self honesty is the key here. Tuning into the soul is perhaps the most important tenet to the success of eating consciously. Embrace it and honour the guidance it brings you.

So what are your experiences in switching to a conscious diet?


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Hi Everyone, how are you all doing out there in the Shift? Sending some loving vibes your way Heart

We frequently return to the subject of Sacred Eating because it's close to the Openhand heart. Having rigorously explored all the ins and outs of conscious diet over 17 years or so, I can say it would be hard to contemplate it possible to make continued shifts on the spiritual journey without paying special attention.

Conscious diet is certainly a must in terms of empowering your evolution and raising energetic vibration.

So what are your experiences? Do share, I'm intrigued how you're getting on.
Do check out the 20 top tips for Sacred Eating in the lead forum entry above (scroll to the top)

In loving support

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Hi Sindi - I understand when you start to contemplate living cmpassionately and consciously it can see a tall order - a vertiable mountain to climb!

But we are living in a very imperfect world. And so the important thing is not to self judge or beat one's self up about the conditioning people have grown up with.

Explore the daily habits, the unconscious behaviours. Bring awareness to them and inquire what's your highest truth in that moment? What's the most aligned expression of you right now.

Inquire, feel, explore and let the truth naturally unfold without judging oneself.

We live in an imperfect world!

Much love to the sisters!

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Greetings Openhanders,

Since we came back from our retreat in Tofo, my girls, sister and I have obviously been sharing our experiences as we go along and have been holding each other’s hands.

We have also stayed in touch, where we can, with people who went to the same Openhand retreat as ours.

one of thois topic among us isconscious eating and having listened Open’s passionate and loving speak on how we are what we eat; in that we need to be lovingly conscious of what we consume, really resonated with all of us.


Here we have been, happily living the good ol’fashioned “African” way as we have known it - where slaughtering cows, goats and sheep is a way of life in our rural communities and even urban ones.


I must add that slaughtering these animals plays significant roles in our cultures traditions, which until now, was all very normal and all part of it, and it’s all very worrying that we are so in the dark about so much about consciousness and being our authentic selves.


Reading the many conversation on this thread brings both comfort and absolute panic, to be honest.


With consciousness comes responsibility, in as much as Open was clear that we are not obligated to anything or anyone (well if that’s applies in this context, I don’t know), but when I look at my loving adorable-I-could-hug-and-kiss-them-all-day-Family, I can’t help but want and need a paradigm shift for them.


When I see the weather changing, life changing with natural diasaters and curious weather patterns, it makes me worry about humanity and our soul brothers and sisters out there who aren’t as enlightened or even aware as most Openhanders clearly are.


Just reading I’m thinking oh my word! Eeek! Even the water we drink causes density so I am going to waterman (they sell all sorts of water products) tomorrow to enquire about, and hopefully get a reverse osmosis tap thingamabob.

In truth, yes my eating patterns have altered and I am being aware and have only just managed to cut out red meat for now and feeling terrible that I am not at the point where being a vegan will not feel like an effort.


But through reading and realizing that it’s been a journey for you,has been an is very encouraging. so keep up the great effort and do touch lives around you. You never know who is reading/watching and getting inspired.





Wow Lisa and Aspasia - that sounds simply divine.


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What a beautiful way to begin the fast.  I may well do a meditation at the start. Before I go into the fast I will take a digestive enzyme and also do a lemon water enema.  The following morning, Wednesday, I will begin my day with kundalini yoga and a walk to the beach . Walking barefoot on the sand.  I will break my fast with a lymph buster juice: oranges, lemons and grapefruit . I then add some tart cherry concentrate and the following powders: schizandra, camu camu, baobab, cinamon and gogi berry.  This is divine and pure nectar and such a beautiful way of honouring the body, mind and soul. 

Wishing us well for our  dry fast! 

Love, Lisa :)  xx

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Lisa, what a blessing to honour ourselves together in this way :)

I LOVE your care and divine ritual. I very much look forwards to reading more!

Its a beautiful day down this part of the UK - Devon - and after I go to the gym for a free flow movement session soon - I like the open, flat space and toys I can use there - I am off to wherever the Flow takes me for most of the day. Meditating out in Nature and touching Presence inside and outside. Well, maybe I go to the beach and walk on the sand - is this a beautiful sign??? ;)

Not sure how Wednesday will unfold yet :) I can see a lush smoothie breaking the fast, yam! Your pure nectar sounds amazing! Maybe I will taste it sometime down the flow. 

With divine blessings to us and all through the ether Heart Honour Yourself

In reply to by Aspasia


Dry fast completed today at 3pm, one hour later because I was out at a coast town on a beautiful sunny breezy day. Meditated sitting on a bench overlooking the ocean, opening up to a lot of felt heaviness. I had some hunger pangs in the morning during work but they faded away quite quickly. I broke the fast with a fruit and veggie smoothie - very enjoyable.

There has been some processing for me, which the fast accentuated, so I feel like doing a longer one during the weekend and into the next week. Lets see what the discoveries will be :) 

Thank you Lisa for a wonderful etheric 'fast' connection.

Lots of love xx

In reply to by Aspasia


Hi Aspasia, 

Hey ! So glad to know you did it!  And you were working....

Today I did 75 minutes of kundalini yoga and a meditation . I relistened to a few of Open's videos .

Bizarrely last night I felt like tidying up and dusting! ( a rare feeling) so I made the most of it . I seemed to have more energy both last night and today . 

I broke the fast with a lymph buster juice, grapefruit , oranges and lemon . I sat in the garden sipping it . It tasted divine! ?

No spiritual unfoldings...

I must say I find it quite easy doing the  24 hour dry fast once I've set my mind to do it. I've only done one 36 hour dry fast and that stretched me . Not sure I want to do it again for a while but I'd be interested to know how you get on . 

Lots of love to you ?, Lisa 

Ps I live in North Devon . Where do you live in Devon? 


In reply to by Lisa in Wonderland


Hey Lisa, thank you :) have been lovely to feel your etheric presence fasting with me :) Your meditation and yoga sound fantastic! Oh yes, I was full on working too but that was perfectly ok for a 24 h fast. During the weekend I am not working so it will be more 'relaxed'.

I resonate with the bursts of energy during this fast, I went for a walk for example.

My 3 day fast will be a combination of water x 1 day and 2 dry because I will go hiking on Dartmoor, so I will be active - will see.

Re: spiritual unfoldings, may I ask how were you stretched with the 36 hour dry fast? Would you say that there were certain unfoldings happening then or not?

With a lot of Love xx

P.S. Oh, we are close :) I live just 10 minutes outside Exeter in Upton Pyne but soon moving towards most likely South Devon. I often work up in Barnstaple and Bideford :)


I have just done my 1st 36 hour dry fast! Although again like the 24 hour dry fast, I didn't notice any layers peeling away , I am amazed that I managed to do this even while sitting by my partner who was eating sandwhiches! ( not that I would eat them anyway!) I found it fairly easy and had so much time to just BE , but it pushed me ....

I hadn't even planned to do it. I woke up in the morning and felt the pull to try it. I plan to do a 36 hour dry fast once a month and a 24 hour dry one weekly . Hopefully something will shift . I think my stuff is so deep rooted that I need a sledge hammer to shift or unpeel all the layers!

An area I am questioning is why I haven't cried in over 20 years! Even when my parents died I didn't cry . And I was close to them.

All those years ago , when my parents were alive , I had moved to a new area on my own and felt alone and 'depressed' and started to cry and then I thought if I cry I will feel even worse , so I decided not to cry anymore and now I can't cry . That's one of the reasons why I am trying these dry fasts.

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Lisa, it is very inspiring how you have challenged and are challenging yourself with the dry fast like this. There may not be 'noticeable' layers peeling away, though I would say that many qualities of soul are coming through and embodied like - I imagine - determination, resolve, willfulness, surrender etc. To me, these soul qualities are not only the 'result', if you like, of breaking through density, they also 'come to hold oneself' when karmic/dense layers arise. Therefore, embodying these during a dry fast for example is very valuable. Also, very often, I have discovered that, there will be subtler layers arising before big layers emerge and frequent meditation and  'just being' as you said - I will add consciously - during a fast will catalyse this.

You share here:

All those years ago , when my parents were alive , I had moved to a new area on my own and felt alone and 'depressed' and started to cry and then I thought if I cry I will feel even worse , so I decided not to cry anymore and now I can't cry . That's one of the reasons why I am trying these dry fasts.

When my father died I was 8 years old and I didn't cry. I didn't cry for many years. Everybody around me as a child - mother, brother - would cry, so it felt like I 'should' be the strong one in the family and there and then I repressed a lot, so as to protect myself from the pain and to also 'protect' the family. A hardening happens, like walls around the pain and I have found that the opening and the breaking down of walls happens in waves - some are subtle and some are big waves... life will create the conditions for the walls to break down ...

I used to 'push myself' if you like by combining intense meditation retreats alone with intermittent fasting (one very small meal per day). 'Feeling alone' and 'depressed', well I am very well acquainted with these guests in my consciousness. One day in meditation at home - that was a few years ago... though the waves still come but subtler or/and deeper - I was feeling alone and sad and I just sat with it for 3 hours! Totally surrendered to 'it', crying happened while staying with the physicality of the experience. At the same time, whenever a conditioned thought/belief arose in my mind I would just 'see' it and feel the effect of it in my physicality and energy. I was witnessing and feeling at the same time. 'Feeling alone and sad' lifted and I found myself laughing and feeling bright.  So, a big wave came to shore to dissolve itself...

On a slightly different note, Next week Im doing a 24 hour dry fast, as promised. Would you like to synchronise?? What day are you dry fasting? May be we can do it together? Would love the support :)


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Hi Aspasia,

That must have been so dificult at the age of eight to loose your father and then not to cry even although the rest of your family did as you felt you needed to be strong . At such a young age!

   I too have experienced this hardening and feel like the ice queen at times but where the ice cannot melt.

I would love to carry out a dry fast with you over the ether.  I was thinking of starting around 2PM on Tuesday . Would that work for you? Usually I start a dry fast on a Thursday as I read that it's linked to Jupiter and helps in some way . :)

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Hey Lisa,

Thank you for your kind words. A pivotal point in this 'melting the ice' process for me was 'seeing'/'feeling' the suffering of animals...big turning point.

Starting the dry fast tomorrow at 2.00pm is great. :) Very exciting to do this with someone else even through the ether because I used to do any water fasts on my own normally. I will be reporting here on my experience. :) Im going to start the fast with an hour meditation, burn Vrindavan flower incense and light a candle to Buddha nature on my altar. Heart



How interesting that also your experience right now is very synchronistic! I felt a call to write this piece - in between a busy work schedule - on fasting methods as a means to better health and well-being and as a means to 'burn off' karmic processes. From experience and also reading on research I find this fascinating! I have been doing intermittent fasting for some time now and it really serves...looking forwards to sharing this piece soon here.

First let me say how much I honour your inquiry and calling to change how you eat - Praying EmojiBig Tuna three bows! I feel from experience that the Soul's Heart is eager to re-align for harmony in/for all beings. It is also eager to break through and challenge collective oppressive narratives of consumption that put animals as 'food' on a plate. 

And then you share:

I can feel toxins beings released and all the emotions that use food as a shield are now being seen and need processing ( I have been up since 3 am attempting to do just that) .it feels as if deep karma is being addressed .

Yes! Big process isnt it? I have been there. And SO worthwhile to unravel and open up! I find this is a) a uniquely individual process with emotional ebs and flows; and b) a collective karmic process that is called to be unpacked and felt through. Open posted a beautiful video on The pain of separation (Longing) today. To me its this underlying pain that 'comfort eating' (including other behaviours) often on particular 'food substances' attempts to numb. There is a lot to say here but for now, what I find interesting is how fasting in particular for me and Im sure other 'cleanse' protocols like the one you mention Megha, deeply illuminates and mobilises a complex physical, mental, social, historical and spiritual process that is calling each and everyone of us to re-align our relationship to ourselves, other people, animals and the planet. To me again, its not merely a better way to health and well-being but a revolutionary way to deeply dive into Karma (individual, collective, planetary) so as to come forth with Right Loving Action for all and express a New Paradigm!

Sending courage your way Megha for you are held in love by your own body, your own cells who know how to evolve through  a natural process of self (I) -disintegration - the small 'I'  ;) Heart





I am writing this sitting awake at 430 am on day 7 of a “cleanse” designed to reset my digestion which is central to the Ayurvedic system of nutrition .It is not easy at all. While I have been red meat free for 20 years -around the time i started meditating ,and am largely vegetarian ,dairy ,processed food and occasional fish were a part of my diet until recently .I have felt very called to change the way I eat recently . I can feel toxins beings released and all the emotions that use food as a shield are now being seen and need processing ( I have been up since 3 am attempting to do just that) .it feels as if deep karma is being addressed .

 Thank you for your sharing Jen -as always I am in awe of how synchronous this sharing is :) 



That's tremendous feedback and advice Jen - thanks so much for sharing. This especially stood out...

A healthy inner environment allows the 1/2 of a human hair's thick gut membrane to stay in tact and stay strong in the face of the plethora of toxins in the environment. I recently learned that 99% of neurotransmitters are created in the gut and 95% of the body's serotonin lie in the gut.


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Hi All! Great article and such important and helpful points!

I have recently been drawn to the importance and benefits of a healthy inner landscape...one with a diverse population of bacteria and fungi. Just as a healthy soil deters disease and certain unwanted bugs in the garden or on the planet as a whole. A healthy inner environment allows the 1/2 of a human hair's thick gut membrane to stay in tact and stay strong in the face of the plethora of toxins in the environment. I recently learned that 99% of neurotransmitters are created in the gut and 95% of the body's serotonin lie in the gut...things like glyphosate (round up) are being shown to have massive impacts on plants production of amino acids and as a result affect our bodies ability to produce serotonin, dopamine and others.

I was shocked when I hear that these bacteria and fungi actually facilitate cell to cell communication within our bodies in the same way that they communicate through the soil.  What's astounding about this is something an Amercian, Dr. Zach Bush shares...that when cells undergo some form of damage from the sun for example, if the communication network is healthy in the body (which mirrors Soul Connection), then the damaged cell can be released - it recognizes due to the healthy reflections that it's time to let go and a new stem cell replaces the old one. If the communication is not online, the cell is isolated - believing it's the last one - not realizing it is intricately connected to the whole...it will divide and populate to survive. What an amazing mirror! If there is a healthy refelction of truth then we can let old programs go, and come into alignment with who we are. So cool how these things are mirrored on a cellular level!!

I was also recently reading about the importance of breathing diverse natural environments. With modern lifestyles it's great to be out in any natural environment at all - but the diversity of fungi and bacteria found in different ecosystems is very beneficial. 

Something fascinating that scientific communities are accepting is that there is no true "bad" bacteria or even "bad" parasite or fungi..it is being shown that the body actually is drawing these bacteria, parasites etc as a last stitch effort to generate health ...it seems these seemingly bad bacteria etc generate byproducts that benefit the body in a way that the barren sterile environment does not. So interesting when you reflect on the way that experiences - even OC intervention, bring attention to and call for a return to health - to conscious wholeness.

With regard to fermented foods - I recently started making sauerkraut...sooooo easy to make at home!!!! And affordable! Organic cabbage and salt to be really simple...but can add other veggies, garlic, herbs...look up online you will be surprised how easy it is to make yourself. Going to try making coconut kefir - I always thought that was only a dairy product but I recently was shown new possibilities. 

Ok -this stuff has been sooo exciting and connecting for me so just passing along.

With lots of love,


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Jen, thank you for this sharing because I am in the process of researching and writing a piece on Fasting and this you wrote really sparked my interest:

Dr. Zach Bush shares...that when cells undergo some form of damage from the sun for example, if the communication network is healthy in the body (which mirrors Soul Connection), then the damaged cell can be released - it recognizes due to the healthy reflections that it's time to let go and a new stem cell replaces the old one. If the communication is not online, the cell is isolated - believing it's the last one - not realizing it is intricately connected to the whole...it will divide and populate to survive. What an amazing mirror! If there is a healthy refelction of truth then we can let old programs go, and come into alignment with who we are. So cool how these things are mirrored on a cellular level!!

I love the way you bridge the microcosmic to the macrocosmic, so to speak - it makes sense. From personal experience with fasting in meditation retreats and daily life, and from the empirical evidence shared on different 'spiritual circles', the phenomenon of 'burning one's karma' or at least facilitating this process with fasting, is being well documented. At the same time, research increasingly reports that fasting as a health intervention:

"flips a regenerative switch" which prompts stem cells to create brand new white blood cells, essentially regenerating the entire immune system ... It gives the 'OK' for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system," said Prof Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of California.

"And the good news is that the body got rid of the parts of the system that might be damaged or old, the inefficient parts, during the fasting."

 I wonder how fasting might facilitate the process of stem cell communication on a physical level AND the burning of old conditioned programs...interdependence and interweaving speaks to me a lot here! :)

A fascinating exploration about how might a healthy inner landscape be interdependent to Soul connection and Karmic processing! Inspiring. :)



One of the essential things I had to consider when switching to a conscious plant based diet, was how to transition to healthy gut microbiotic bacteria. So if you've eaten a reasonable amount of animal protein in your life, or plenty of processed food, the likelihood is that the microbiotics in the gut will be in a pretty poor state, and more configured to animal protein - they will be more acidic. It tends to cause many problems such as leaky gut, low absorption of minerals and vitamins, loss of energy, excessive appetite leading to weight gain, piles from excessive processed sugar, ulcers in the stomach and mouth. So we will need to work on transforming the chemistry of the gut back to a healthy and aligned state once more.

I think one of the reasons some people struggle to persist with a plant-based diet in the beginning, is because the gut then tends to detox, which can cause all manner of unpleasant and challenging side effects. As the clearing takes place, it's highly possible you'll feel worse before feeling better. But it's no reason to turn back! A healthy gut chemistry is utterly essential to health, wellness and expansion of consciousness.

The impetus to switch for me was strong, so as soon as I'd had my awakening/incarnation experience, the switch was immediate. The biggest challenge I faced by far, was realigning the gut microbiotics and it took several years to fully achieve.

It involved plenty of green juices, water fasting at times, taking acidophilus supplements, eating sauerkraut (stewed cabbage). I found it essential to focus on eating as much alkalising foods as possible... Pears, grapes, Kale, Cabbage, Celery. I found avocados great for healthy fat, which also seemed to support a more smooth transition.

If you've eaten a dense animal protein diet, and your energy is quite strongly catalytic, like mine, you may then find you'll need to consume plenty of denser plant based alternatives: chick peas, lentils, nuts, sweet potato, pumpkin and grains such as quinoa and millet (these I found much more strongly alkalising than rice for example).

I've only provided an insight here. For me it involved a focussed inquiry over some considerable time - but the beneficial effect on consciousness has been nothing short of miraculous. So I invite you to consider this essential aspect of transition to a conscious diet.

In loving support

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