Sunday, July 01, 2012
Last year I discovered self-help guru Tony Robbins - a guy whom I like to describe as the *mind over matter* dude.
Many people no doubt scoff at Robbins, the *informercial* guy from the late 90s but I just read another of his books - Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement - and came across some fascinating heath/body stuff that I'd never read before.
Ever hear of *food combining"? I certainly hadn't. It's a digestive theory that asserts certain foods (e.g. meat and potatoes) shouldn't be eaten at the same time because some necessitate a stomach acid for proper digestion....while some foods demand a stomach base (alkali?) for proper digestion. For example, the American staple combo of meat and potatoes is to be avoided.
Why? Because the acid and bases supposedly neutralize each other and make your body work harder to digest.....leading to bloating (ever felt that???) and other stomach issues (*out of your brains* farting!) In his book Robbins even said that eating a ton of incompatible sh*t food can even lead to a bad night's sleep if you eat late and your body is working overtime (several hours) to digest while you are sleeping.
I'm sure that those overweight doctors and the medical establishment have a study that debunks this....
BUT if anyone has stomach issues they'd be crazy not to experiment with separating their foods according to this *quack* theory. I myself don't think I have but am willing to give it a whirl and see what happens.
There's also a snippet in the book about the lymph system, body cell waste products, and proper breathing.
Now I myself have been unable to stop shallow, mouth-breathing for quite a while now. But Tony has a method that seems to be clicking with me. Breathe in deeply, hold your breath for 4-times as long, and then breathe out slowly for twice as long as your inhaled. When I do this....I can really feel the inhale get deep down into my stomach.
Okay we're still here on the beach (Ocean City, NJ)....and I just missed the sunrise writing this post. As my son would say, "WHAT AN EPIC FAIL!!!"