Gem Bookshelf: Intuitive Fasting, Dr. Will Cole

Published in 2021, the book is a New York Times bestseller.

Some text straight from The Intuitive Fasting:

“Your goal during Week 4 is to rebalance the most intricate hormones in your system, which means you are tailoring your approach to support:

• Improved thyroid and sex hormone health • Leptin and ghrelin balance, which means balanced hunger signals • Healthy melatonin and serotonin production, which means better sleep and a healthier mood.

One of the biggest focuses this week is on cultivating a healthier relationship with food and with yourself.

You can do this by practicing awareness – awareness of your thoughts and feelings about food.

Ask yourself: What habits were really serving me before this plan and which ones were not? Consider which thought patterns you would like to leave behind and which you want to bring forward.

As you move through this last week of the plan and decide how you’re going to incorporate intermittent fasting into your life, listen to that quiet voice inside you, your intuition.

At this point, you’ll have established some metabolic flexibility and you can trust your intuition about what your body needs. If you feel better eating more carbs, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you enjoy the way you feel on the keto diet long-term, have at it! This week is about slowing down, showing yourself some love, and coming up with a plan that works for you in the long term.”

X Johanna

GEM Kitchen: Dinner example

Packed with vegetables (=hello vitamins), this full plate will keep a hunger away (for 2,3,4,5 hrs I don’t know how often you need to eat!).

If you absolutely cannot have potatoes, then no one is forcing you not to get creative. Change them to rice f.e. Et voila!

Keeping ingredients as organic as possible is the best for..well you.

Cucumbers

Carrots

Rice noodle salad: glass rice noodles,(biodynamic) lettuce, sweet pepper, cucumber, lemon, vegan mustard sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, a pinch of cayenne pepper…this can infact be full of flavour, because it’s not going to be eaten as such. So be generous in the use of everything but the cayenne.

Potatoes, skins off (after boiling ofc, to keep more nutrients in)

Vegan sausages, however you’ll like to eat them. Here cut up perhaps 1st 1/4 and then half. Mix with potatoes.

Again add some veggie mustard sauce+lemon on top, hit for the noodle salad.

Rosemary: goes well especially with the potato-sausage one, so I’d recommend focusing on that!

X Johanna

GEM MAGAZINE December; Mind movies

Mind movies is one of Dr. Joe Dispenza’s tools, especially for his clients. It’s energy. Manifesting. Focusing on a subject.

The root chakra in men is fairly common. As it is (might I note: I believe) fueled by their most influenced hormone, testosterone. Whether men recognise it or not. Usually not, for knowing this type of stuff is not common.. as anybody would though! Well now you do, don’t you.

Just yesterday the writer witnessed again a super-testosterone in action, when a person dashed onto a crossing without any(!) safety nor to himself or to the poor drivers, who barely stopped, for it’s a slipping slide outside.

As for women, commonly, the heart chakra (super-emotionality) is dominant, as well as estrogen. And like with the testosterone, women are not familiar with this. Now, ok. There’re women, who I’ve met, who are more fierce (aka a million miles away from letting the emotionality take the lead).

Crying. Being constantly upset. Yeap.

Then there’re men, who are not only lead by the root. One comes to mind ASAP. It’s kind of funny how this is supposed to be about Dispenza, but Jay Shetty is one. Lol.

Now you can focus and make your own mind movies wherever you are and what ever time it is. Take time to recognise your dominant chakras. Visualise them all in sync. The December issue was fairly medical, I apologise.

X Johanna