Before I began writing The Chakra Energy Diet, I had a long learning curve where nutrition is concerned. If you’ve read my personal story in The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets, you’ll know that my weight seesawed up and down along with my insecurities, romantic dramas, self-confidence, and mindfulness. A health scare led me to start my nutrition education and to understand that I needed to love my body, at every moment, unconditionally.
When faced with surgery for an ovarian cyst, I decided to listen and learn about a whole foods Macrobiotic diet. I immersed myself in a six-month cooking and counseling program and began eating “real” foods, not packaged “food-like” products. When I checked back with my physician three months later, he said the first ultrasound must have been in error, because there was now no sign of a cyst or of a hormonal imbalance. I had heard many anecdotes of “spontaneous remissions” of all kinds of problems among my new Macrobiotic friends, so I was not as surprised as my doctor.
“Let food be thy medicine” began to make sense to me.
Munching on bright orange carrot sticks had become my replacement for less than healthy snack foods. I realized it was no coincidence that I craved orange foods – orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, associated with gynecological problems.
I integrated my newfound nutrition knowledge into my chakra balancing practice. In this book, I also recommend you eat “real,” “clean” food that contains the energy you need to keep up your vitality and health, replacing processed and refined foods – physical stressors that can keep you locked in a never-ending cycle of binging and dieting.
In Balance Your Chakras, Balance Your Life, I teach an “instant healing” technique that can be used to balance your emotional, mental, spiritual and physical bodies – which are all connected to your chakras. If you’ve already learned it, guess what? You can also use this Dynamind technique to stop food cravings related to stressed-out chakras. In The Chakra Energy Diet, I also share other stress-relieving techniques from Serge Kahili King, PhD, that you can use to heal your body, soothe your emotions, master your mind, and spark your spirit.
Yes, chronic stress is at the root of dis-ease and chakra imbalance, and at the root of eating disorders, weight problems, self-criticism of our bodies and obsession with dieting.
All energy comes from the light of the sun, which puts nutrients in the plants we eat, plants that vibrate with different colors, just like our chakras. Eating a rainbow of colors is important to keep the chakras balanced. After a discussion in The Chakra Energy Diet of what could be causing you to be imbalanced, I offer a plan to “feed” your chakras with high quality energy.
I’m excited to share with you what I have learned from my own missteps, the journeys of my clients, and from a host of teachers, including Serge Kahili King, PhD, a psychologist and Hawaiian healer, founder of Aloha International, and Ann Doherty, RN, CDE, who has taught “The Art of Stress Management” at the Hawaii Health Getaway for the last 15 years, and daily at the Sutter Health Diabetes Center in Berkeley, California.
The Chakra Energy Diet is now available on Amazon Kindle for download to any reading device or computer, at a special launch-week discount… and a BONUS: Free Menu Plans specific to your chakra imbalances.