Life Style and Diet
Shiatsu is part of the process to develop
your full-inherited potential and health. To support healing
and health we need
also to consider:
1. Life Style ~ Think Positive!
Our belief systems are very
and determine how we respond to life events!
This begins with
The challenge is to verbally communicate everything with
only positive language for one hour. Lovingly rid yourself
of the negative words: can’t, don’t, won’t,
shouldn’t, couldn’t etc., and figure out a
way to state everything in the positive.
The shift that this creates in your perception and freedom
can be profound!
- Take some form of stress free exercise e.g. rebounding,
walking, swimming, stretching (Qi Gong, Tai chi or yoga).
- Spend some time relaxing: listening to uplifting music,
pampering yourself, meditating: prayer has a powerful healing
some time in creative activities: singing, gardening,
- Resolve any events, relationships or traumas that create
negative influence and drain your energy.
- Share love and celebrate
achievements. (And ensure your goals and tasks are achievable.)
Diet ~ What we consume affects our health and vitality!
Society maintains there is a direct link between our diet
(also the quality and mineral content of the soil that
crops are grown
This explains why some conditions are more prevalent
in some regions, yet absent in others.
Research shows that no one diet is best for everyone.
Your genes, your environment, and possibly even your blood
type influence what is the best diet for you. American cancer
pioneer Nicholas Gonzales estimates there are 10 different
types of people, with 10 different types of diet!
Experiment until you find a diet that works best for you,
and follow it as much as you can.
- Eat a variety of food in your diet.
organic fresh whole food whenever possible. Raw (live),
and even juiced, fresh fruit and vegetables are preferable
denatures proteins, enzymes, DNA, hormones,
etc. (Super Juice by Michael van Straten, ISBN: 1840001488
has great receipes).
- The medical evidence to supplement your diet with long chain Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EPA and DHA) from fish oil or fish is very compelling.
(Evidence says it is safe to take up to 3000 mg of omega-3 per day ~ This is not the same as 3000 mg of fish oil which will only have 900 mg of omega-3.
But beware, the Vitamin A in "cod liver oil" can be toxic at high levels.)
- Drink 6 to 8 glasses of water
- Consume live bacteria, in the form of live yoghurt
(goat or Soya, if possible), or probiotic products like
- Food supplements: vitamins A, C and E are good anti-oxidants.
Selenium is often deficient in diets.
- Vitamin D (the sunshine vitamin) has many health benefits.
down, or avoid:
- Sugar and white flour. Also sugar-free (diet)
products containing aspartame.
- Cow dairy products e.g. milk,
cheese, cream, butter, chocolate.
- Caffeine drinks e.g. coffee,
black tea and cola drinks. (Green tea and rooibusch tea
as they contain anti-oxidants.)
- Fried foods and margarine. (Coconut oil can
be used as a spread).
- Nicotine, recreational drugs and stimulants.