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Welcome to Wellness Wednesdays: Eyes


"Quantum physics theorizes that different people with different experiences will see different aspects of the same event. This is due to the fact that we humans can only filter what we know in our realities. In short, we see what we want and can see at that moment. 

The human brain filters about four hundred billion bits of information every second, because we are only human, we are only aware of about two thousand of them. That's three hundred ninety-nine billion, nine hundred ninety-nine million, nine hundred ninety-eight thousand bits of information that we are missing out on every second. So, it is very possible that just because one does not see it does not mean that it wasn’t there? " -Excerpt from my recently published memoir Broke Open


The eyes are the window to the soul. They filter our reality. They allow us to see what we want to see. What is another part of the body that filters? That's right.....the liver. There is a connection between the eyes and the liver. If one were to have Jaundice then the eyes will be yellow. Dry eyes can also mean a blood deficiency in the liver. On a Psychoneuroimmunology level, there is also the connection between the brain and the body. If one has seen something that they do not want to see or refuses to see something that the universe is trying to let them see, they may also have issues with the eyes.


Food:

Lots of fresh fruit. More specifically 6 oz of spinach and 6 oz of carrot juiced for a week. Avoid excess refined sugar and carbohydrates. Ayurvedically speaking the liver takes a seat in Pitta (fire). To bring it to balance you will want to eat light, cool, and airy foods. Such as rose lassi (yogurt drink), Salads, and drinking lots of water to flush the toxins that may be trapped.


Self Love:

Go outside at sunrise and sunset. Close your eyes and face the sun. Allow the beams to hit your eyelids for at least 5 minutes a day. Not only does this stimulate your pineal gland (the third eye) it lowers blood pressure, it helps improve bone density (providing essential D3 vitamins), sunlight could help spur nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, which is the part of the brain responsible for forming, organizing and storing of memories. It eases mild depression and improves sleep quality. Sun exposure can help suppress an overactive immune system, which could explain why sunlight is used to treat autoimmune diseases like psoriasis. And since white blood cells increase with sun exposure and they play a key role in fighting diseases and defending the body against infection, moderate sun exposure is very helpful for your immune system.


Yoga:

  • Shoulder stand: Lay down on your back. Depending on your practice level of daily yoga, either place the flat side of your block underneath your lower back, lift your legs up and point your toes towards the ceiling. Once you feel comfortable you can remove the block and lift all the way up to shoulder stand. Keeping your hands supporting your lower back. Resting all of your weight on your shoulders, not your neck. It should feel like you are floating. This asana stimulates the occipital bone in the lower back of the skull which facia that leads to the eyes may be tight. With this asana over time, it will release and send more blood flow to the eyes.

  • Twist: Lie down on your back. Bring your left knee to the chest. cross your knee over your body. Bring the knee to the floor (it's okay if the shoulder comes off the floor. The knee is heavier. It needs to be supported). Place your right hand on your left knee and turn your nose to face your left thumb. This twisting will not only secret synovial fluid from the spine that increases flexibility. It also "rings out" organs such as the kidneys and liver. Excreting toxins. This is a good thing. Stay as long as you would like. Flow back to laying on your back and do the other side.



Health:

Milk thistle: The seeds of milk thistle contain silymarin which is antioxidant and antiinflammatory. It will help to detoxify the liver.


Artichoke Leaf Extract: Traditionally used to treat jaundice and liver disorders. It could also help to lower cholesterol.


Dandelion Root: The next time you think about pulling this weed, think again. In early spring picking the leaves and making a salad out of them is very beneficial to your health. In late spring you can eat the entire plant from root to blossom. It has claims to help heal acne, eczema, high cholesterol, heartburn, GI disorders, Diabetes, Liver injuries, and even some cancers


Chickory: This purple flower contains a great source of zinc, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron-folic acid, potassium, and vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K. It contains inulin, which is a powerful prebiotic


Eyebright: Eyebright contains vitamins A, B (thiamine and riboflavin), C, and E, which all have eye-nourishing properties. The vitamin B-1 (thiamine) found in eyebright is crucial for intracellular eye metabolism. Zinc, selenium, and copper are also found in eyebright and help contribute to healthy retinas and lenses, while rutin offers nutritional support to the eyes.


Fennel: Helps protect eyes from inflammation, as well as help reduce disorders related to premature aging and macular degeneration. This is due to the abundance of antioxidants


Cumin: Cumins can prevent changes in the phospholipid fatty acid composition in the liver. Therefore providing liver protection.


Coriander: Coriander offers several antioxidants, which prevent cellular damage caused by free radicals.


Tea: CCF Tea. Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel Tea is very beneficial for both the eyes and liver health.


For all those that seek to see something that may or may not be there. For those that need assistance in processing or those who need liver support; this Wednesday wellness update is for you.


Peace,





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