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Nourish Your Body And Soul: Eating For Your Chakra Type.

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A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
Nathaniel Hawthorne.

There are so many different ways to eat, contained in the plethora of bestselling diet books that are overflowing on shelves. You’re probably familiar with eating for your blood type, genes or body type. But, how does one make sense of it all? Or, to put it simply, how do you really know how to eat?

Eating is Personal:

In all my years as a nutritionist, I believe the key is to figure out how to eat for YOU. Eating is very personal. Not every food is appropriate for every body at all times. It is refreshing to see that personalized nutrition, or matching our genes to our food choices, is now at the frontier of Western medicine. I propose that we not only eat for our genes, but for our subtle body and all the parts of us we don’t see outright, but that have their energetic imprint in the physical world.

Our subtle energy is constantly sculpting in every moment calling into question the validity of following a plain, prescriptive diet for an entire lifetime. If we are a dynamic being, shouldn’t our eating be equally fluid and flexible? Subtle energy, or the life force that animates our being, seems to provide significant shifts in template of the physical body. What if we were to consciously redefine our physical body by assessing our subtle energy needs?

Know your Chakras:

One of the ways we might venture to do this is through one of our internal subtle energy gauges – our chakras, or the portals in our being that align to the seven major endocrine glands. As you may already know, “chakra” is an ancient Sanskrit term meaning “wheel.” Essentially, these gateways are moving spirals of energy exchange. But they are more than their literal meaning –they can also be interpreted symbolically, aligning to the seven aspects of the self:

– The root chakra, which is associated with the adrenal glands, corresponds to instinct and survival
– The sacral chakra (ovaries and testes) to emotions and creativity
– The solar plexus chakra (pancreas) to empowerment and transformation
– The heart chakra (heart and thymus) to love and gratitude
– The throat chakra (thyroid) to truth and authenticity
– The third eye chakra (pituitary) to wisdom and intuition
– The crown chakra (pineal gland) to interconnection and spirituality

If chakras are associated with a spectrum of vibration, from the denser vibration of the body to the finer vibration of the spirit, it would seem that the frequency carried by individual foods could impact our energy. We might find that we need multiple different vibrations to balance the various parts of us, perhaps we need some grounding in the root, some expansion in the heart, and a bit of opening in our sense of connection with others and divinity. Might food be able to help us? Could heavy protein help us to ground and feel more present? What about leafy green vegetables assisting us in unfolding our heart and circulation? And could intentional eating help us to see the mystery of life on every plate?

The Chakra-Food Relationship:

In my background as a scientist as much as I am a spiritual truth-seeker, I have seen the two seemingly disparate worlds of subtle and physical energy merge beautifully within the chakra system. You don’t have to use the “c” word (for “chakras”) to understand – you only have to recognize that foods have their unique energetic signature that can enhance, deplete or neutralize our own energy. And, maybe they can enhance one day, one hour, and radically deplete the next. This is, in essence, quantum physics applied to the nature of food and our bodies.

Perhaps the world of diets hasn’t been as successful in the long-term because they are only touting the physical nature of our bodies rather than the completeness of our being, including the realm of our subtle selves. If we can tap into our energy, determine our chakra type, and assess whether we need balancing, we may begin to tailor the energy of food to what our subtle body requires for vibrancy.

All this talk about chakras and food may pique your interest because it is a different way to relate to food and requires another level of engagement and awareness with your body, mind, and spirit. I invite you to check out my Nourish Your Whole Self report here for a more complete picture of how Food & Spirit™ takes nutrition into the realm of “complete” nourishment, feeding our inner and outer landscapes, through the seven aspects of your being.

 

 

Dr. Deanna Minich
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Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-known nutritionist and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, wellness, and healing. Her unique approach to nutrition is derived from a combination of her study in biological and medical science together with ancient medical and spiritual practices. She has had the privilege of being trained in functional medicine by the “father of functional medicine” – Dr. Jeffrey Bland – for over a decade.

Dr. Deanna Minich
Star Expert

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally-known nutritionist and author with more than twenty years of experience in nutrition, wellness, and healing. Her unique approach to nutrition is derived from a combination of her study in biological and medical science together with ancient medical and spiritual practices. She has had the privilege of being trained in functional medicine by the “father of functional medicine” – Dr. Jeffrey Bland – for over a decade.

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Jenna Sais Quoi
Jenna Sais Quoi 5pts

Why are all of your articles empty of content? I love Ayurveda and talk about it everyday and want to learn more but your links leave me feeling like I've wasted my time.

Jenna Sais Quoi
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I'm noticing this is a theme in their article posts: no content and I feel like I've wasted my time

Luz Victoria Giraldo
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Meditation is the best medicine for health and soul. 👍👍👋👋👋👋❤

Ravi Sharma
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Ya i read article by thinking its realted to food but look like advertisement in the bottom as link :)

Kalpana Gupta
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Must give some guidance for eating according to correct the particular chakra

Ravi Sharma
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Sorry no details provided for food to eat for different chakras

Parii Chaudhary
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Do the chakra medition it's also helpful to balance the chakra

Neeta Bhavsar
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Krupa karke HINDI bhasha me likhenge to hamare HINDUSTANIYOKO achhi tarhase samajega Kuki aap bahutahi achha likhate hai Hindi me hota to aur bhi bat hoti.!

Ayurveda
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That more or less sums it up Michelle Arntson! :)

Michelle Arntson
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Grow your own if you can, no fast food, minimal or no meat, dairy. Limit alcohol, caffeine and sugar. That pretty much works for me!!

Angel Santos
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Rose Rafiki Sánchez save this for me plz 😁

Alev Eratan
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Does Ayur veda have any benefits on pcos? Thanks

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healthyoldgoat
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This sounds interesting. I know nothing about the subject. I have spent much of my 79 years trying to learn healthful living and encouraging others to be nice to themselves. Am looking forward to learning more. Thank you, Jerry Kyle

Ayurveda
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Thank You Mahavir Singh Nehra