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Thursday, September 1, 2016

What Does Excellent Physical Health Look Like?

Asking such a question doesn't imply that I'm "there" yet. I realize everyone walks away from their old life with some baggage. In my case, I most certainly carried my share of physical wounds. While I always had a strong belief about the ability of the body to heal itself, I learned quickly that healing old physical wounds was possible without having to wait for some distant future promise of paradise, a belief handed down by our harsh family religion. I was extremely tired of waiting for that day, which was expected to arrive "any day now" since the 1800s. Consequently, I set out to prove the validity of my new belief about living in the "now."

I undertook various modalities of treatments to soothe and heal the physical self, such as massage, reiki, reflexology, and chiropractic. In my new "now" life, I desired to aid my body to match my new thinking and being. I had endured chronic back pain since childhood, as well as migraine headaches which required my attention. Those health issues seemed like the logical place to start my healing process. That was 2005. I have come a long way since then, as the blogs below can attest.

I had a more recent wake-up call around the subject of food. Healing chronic back pain and migraines were all well and good, but it seems my soul had a bigger plan for this body suit. Next, it was a call for healthy and balanced eating. I located a Naturopathic doctor for this part of my physical wellness project. Like the spiritual and financial health dimensions, I believe that physical health is a "practice" requiring conscious ongoing attention.

And I'm still working on it!

Related Blog Posts:
What is Vital Well-Being?

Organic Eating as a Way of Life
I am another person who has recently "gone organic." Gluten-free, too (since 2005). But, I discovered that gluten-free wasn't good enough, when I fell sick with shingles in the summer of 2013. My doctor said I might have to live on anti-viral pills for the rest of my life to keep the shingles at bay — and I knew that kind of harsh drug treatment would kill me. Quite literally. I walked out of his office and located a naturopathic doctor who suggested that the only way to build up my immune system and my health was to begin a program of organic eating. Read more...

Growing a New Spine

When I moved to Vancouver, I elected to work with a shamanic woman who I believed could help me heal from the religious dogma inflicted upon me since birth. After about a year or so of visits, she told me she had discovered — she could see — Read more...


The other day I watched a bright flickering light near my computer at work. I was reminded how a flickering light, or the flash of a photocopier, or even a camera at one time could bring on a migraine headache. I paused for a moment and thought about the last time I had endured a migraine. It must have been 2005. Read more…

Weeds Make a Nice Addition to Salads

I have found that wildcrafted weeds make a nice addition to salads. When I was growing up on the farm my mom and I would collect dandelion leaves to add to salad. I must give Mom credit, since she is the person who influenced me in this direction. Now, living in the city, I still continue...Read more...

Reviews of Organic Restaurants in Vancouver

Review of Eternal Abundance Cafe

Occasionally I hear objections to our eating strictly organic food such as, “Well, don’t you get tired of cooking from scratch?” Yes. I admit that at times I want a break from the kitchen. Then of course, most naturally I would only wish to eat at an organic restaurant. For a long time I didn’t know any place like that existed — which is why I was so happy when we discovered this cafe. Eternal Abundance does indeed claim to serve organic food, as stated on their website banner...Read more...

Aphrodite's Organic Delights Cafe and Pie Shop

Local, organic, in-season. Aphrodite's takes pride in serving the finest local organic food available in Vancouver. They aim to work directly with local organic farms to ensure that their menu has the smallest ecological footprint possible. They are open for brunch, lunch or dinner, seven days a week — and make sure to leave room for dessert — choose from their selection of over 14 famous organic pies or cakes! Aphrodite's is undeniably most famous for their pies. We always order a pie for take-out when we leave after a meal. Their fruit and cream pies are made from all organic ingredients including local organic fruits and berries. They also have organic wheat and gluten-free and vegan pies for those with special dietary requirements. Treat your god and goddess self at Aphrodite's soon! Visit Aphrodite's website...

More organic restaurants are coming all the time and I'll keep you posted as I discover them.

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