Do You Suffer from Abdominal Cramping?
How I Went from Belly Was Bad to Belly Be Good!
Emotional Stress ~ Storage Bin in the Abdomen
The Jersey Teen Vegetarian Diet & the Price I Paid
Freshman Fifteen & Food Eating Freedom
The Monastic Raw Foodist Had to Eat Dairy Again
The monastic life brought me to Tibet, where a raw foodist unfortunately couldn't survive. It was way too cold!!!! Plus, culturally most Tibetans eat animals. However, while staying in India with a Tibetan Family, vegetarianism was respected. So in went the dairy, and boy did I have a reaction. My face broke out in acne and back came the weight.
Winter Cleansing Hazards
It was so hard to change how I ate because of what I believed was right and wrong.
Sports Injuries Healed through Massage Therapy
The psoas is the most under talked about muscle in the human body and responsible for a lot of people's abdominal and low back pain. (If you are interested, here is a Wikipedia link to see the psoas visually and learn more anatomically - PSOAS.)
The psoas is the only muscle that crosses the hip joint. It connects to the front of your spinal cord, which is deep to your large intestines, and runs into the inside of your hip bowl and down to the inner thigh.
I had been a soccer player for years and had managed to pull my psoas numerous times (known as a groin pull), which created scar tissue that adhered to my large intestine. I suffered from two contracted psoai (the plural form of psoas) and quadratus lumborum or QL. This complete lock down of the low back and abdominal cavity is affectionately known as the "Dark Vice" in bodywork lingo when both your psoai and your low back muscles are contracted.
All this bodywork and re-mapping of my mind/body connection released the physical sports injuries, but also started to reveal the emotional tension I was holding. Clearly, the healing was taking me on a deeper journey. I had found some keys here at massage school and wanted to heal my abdomen further. I became passionate about working on mine and other people's psoai & abdominal cavities. I also became focused on healing the body with food.
An Island of Healthy Fats???
I worked as a prep cook and a baker at the vegan restaurant Blossoming Lotus and Lotus Root Bakery. It sounded healthy, but personally I was consuming way too much avocado, macadamia nuts, and coconut meat. Plus, I enjoyed my share of baked goods, which even though they were vegan, clearly they still contain sugar and fat.
As a result, my digestion became sluggish, and I was in a very volupscious phase with my body weight;) I wanted to understand what was still bothering me inside my abdomen. And how to move away from the heavy "good fat" diet.
Finding Abdominal Massage - Mayan Style
Taking Your Healing Where I've Gone
8 Ways to Help Your Belly Feel Better
What is Belly Be Good Herbal Tincture?
My teacher, Rosita Arvigo, in Belize formulates this herbal blend. The blends mostly come from her teacher Don Elijo Panti, who was an ancient Mayan Shaman. His knowledge of herbal remedies surpassed anyone I've ever known. I'm grateful to be able to offer you this effective, natural way to treat your abdominal complaints.
People's Success with Belly Be Good Herbal Tincture
Even pregnant and nursing women can safely take this tincture. It doesn't combat morning sickness, but it's nice to have a remedy that is mild enough to take when women are in these times of their lives. I found it helpful while I was pregnant and always traveled with it, too.
How to Take Belly Be Good:
As a digestive remedy after the fact ~ If you eat something that doesn't sit right, you can take a dropperful as needed afterwards.
To Take Orally ~ Because it's a pretty mild tincture, you can take one dropperful under the tongue. Or you can put one dropperful in a small glass of water (1 to 2 oz.) and drink it that way. If you are concerned about the very small amount of alcohol, you can put it in tea or hot water and the alcohol with evaporate.