ULTIMATE Anti-Inflammatory and digestive aid.
FERMENTED TURMERIC AND GINGER:
I have worked hard over the last few weeks/months to understand and grow my own ‘scoby.’ As a result we now have loads of excellent quality Kombucha..It is delicious and fantastic for gut health and healing.
But this last week I have taken it to a new level. I researched how to ferment turmeric and ginger. And then I use the fermented juice from the turmeric and ginger to flavor the Kombucha and it tastes WOW!!!!!
You can taste and feel how powerful and healing it is. Gut healing and anti inflammatory – YES.
So now we have the turmeric and ginger on the side of the plate with regular sauerkraut AND whenever we need we have the Kombucha to drink.
Seriously folks, this is the cheap and delicious way to get your gut health together and utilize regular anti inflammatory agents into your diet.
Its the habits we do over and over again that create health or illness, not the one off things we take or do.
If you want to know more let me know and I will try for a video.
Never underestimate the healing power of these simple mixtures and recipes. They are profound, they have been known about for a long time, but have been forgotten. And we are finding more and more novel ways to help ourselves as time goes on.
I have been forced, invited, demanded, to look at this confusing and mysterious area of thyroid over recent years, and increasingly so in the last year as I began to see links and connections between certain symptoms that have been appearing.
For example, a full blown skin rash that appeared last year which was shocking and intense, covered my entire body in red spots and then developed into welts that were very scary and painful. I still have the residue of these issues and am finding it hard to ‘kick them into touch.’
Both my wife and I suspected, intuited and rationalized that all my symptoms, from the rash to swollen calves, to foggy brain and increasingly causeless anxiety were somehow linked to a thyroid imbalance, which may or may not have been exacerbated by a very poor mercury amalgam removal in Costa Rica about 2 years ago.
(More on that fiasco some other time, but needless to say, if you are going to get your mercury removed, GO PROFESSIONAL!)
MY TERRIFYING RASH LAST YEAR!
I saw doctor after doctor in the UK, both at the outset of the symptoms and when they were at their peak.
NONE of them were interested in connecting the symptoms with the thyroid gland, or inflammation, or gut problems, or even my auto immune problems. No, they wanted to send me to dermatology, or rheumatology, or some other more specialist department that sounded like it was helpful but was not.
Because at the end of the day, after all diagnoses and investigation, and this is my most important point ever, and after all tests were in, THEY COULDN’T OFFER ME ANYTHING USEFUL, or any useful connection between symptoms, and they couldn’t offer me any treatment that was natural or dealt with root cause.
They had no idea what the root cause was, and they had no methods to find out. Neither was that their remit.
That was it basically. I was alone with the internet. I couldn’t afford to see a Functional Doctor which is what I would always recommend for someone with auto immune related issues.
I saw a fantastic acupuncture therapist and herbalist who helped me restore some balance, and there really are imbalances in the whole body system.
I bought this book. http://a.co/azf2chL
And I really started to focus on what I could do to calm things down and restore some order. I have a long way to go, but I am delighted that I haven’t had to take any medication at all.
My main areas of focus are: GUT. LIVER. ADRENALS.
My current skills are: PATIENCE. CONSISTENCY. RELAXATION.
My current awareness is: MIND is as important as BODY in healing.
If you, or anyone you know, is experiencing mild, or harsh, symptoms that might be diagnosed as thyroid related, be warned about going down the medical route on its own.
Seek second opinion and further testing by alternative practitioners, functionals doctors, chinese medicine doctors etc. It might save your thyroid gland and prevent you having to depend on pharmaceutical medication for the rest of your life.
Here are some resources to pursue:
And here are some ideas from Dr Axe. They are pretty basic but they introduce the principles. An anti inflammatory diet is ESSENTIAL, no question.
Natural Hypothyroidism Treatment – FROM DR AXE.
Here are the 8 Secrets to fixing your thyroid issues:
1. Go Gluten and A1 Casein FREE – the most common allergies and food intolerances today are from wheat and dairy products because of the hybridized proteins of gluten and a1 casein. These proteins can cause “Leaky Gut” which in turn will cause inflammation of the thyroid and effect it’s function. Follow a grain-free diet or at least go gluten free. Then only consume dairy products that come from A2 cows, goat milk, or sheep milk.
2. NO BPA – Bisphenol A (BPA) is found in plastic bottles and can disrupt your endocrine system and effect your thyroid. I recommend only drinking out of glass, stainless steel, or BPA free plastic bottles.
3. Check Your Iodine Levels – If they are low use a kelp or organic liquid iodine supplement.
4. Heavy Metal Detox – I recommend using a combination of Milk Thistle, Turmeric, Chlorella, and Cilantro to detox these harmful metals from your cells and organs.
5. More Selenium – Make sure you’re getting enough selenium in your diet but also don’t go overboard. Some of the best selenium containing foods are brazil nuts, salmon, sunflower seeds, beef, mushrooms and onions.
6. Adaptogen Supplements – Can lower cortisol levels and improve thyroid function like Ashwagandha and Tulsi.
7. Silver Fillings Removal – if you have amalgam fillings talk with a DAMS mercury safe dentist about proper removal.
8. Lower Carbohydrate Intake – Lower your intake of sugars and grains and replace them with healthy fats. Most women especially consume far too many carbs which increase estrogen and negatively effect the thyroid. Instead consume healthy fats that will balance hormones, like: coconut oil, coconut milk, avocado, grass-fed beef, wild salmon, chia, flaxseeds, and hemp seeds.
Good luck and thanks for reading!
I like it and I’m pleased with the direction of these podcasts.
And so here is a new one.
Click on the image to listen on iTunes.
It is all about our authenticity and why it matters.
‘You can’t wait for the world to change before you take off the mask of falseness and live as your authentic self.
What this means is exposing yourself, discovering and meeting all your inner wounds and pain, and opening willingly to that vulnerable part of yourself.
Each time we wear the mask, or coat, of falseness, it causes us pain. And that pain can last a lifetime.
But there is a deep yearning to remove all the falseness and be open, real and free.
It sounds easy but in practice it can be very painful and scary.
This PODCAST is all about that journey to becoming your true and free authentic self.’
It includes a meditation to help bring awareness and presence to your inner world.
Here it is on Soundcloud:
Stay tuned for more inspiring holistic podcasts.
Remember, EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING ELSE.
ALL AUTO IMMUNE PEOPLE: The Sacred Boundary of Self:
If you have an auto immune condition, please look beyond the physical level for your healing. You probably wont heal unless you do.
You can look for the magic bullet that cures you, you wont find it.
You can search the physical plane, the world of one cause for the effect, but you wont find it.
You can stay locked in this land of separation, but it wont heal you.
You must look beyond the linear and dive into the murky world, the world of emotion, mind, spirit, into beliefs and wounds.
It is not optional.
An auto immune condition means that the sacred boundary of self has been breached, physically in the gut wall and thus the immune system, and energetically and metaphorically in the sense of self we carry from birth to death.
You as a self, a small self, have a boundary that protects you and keeps you safe. It is an entirely natural function that happens almost unconsciously when things are flowing and harmonious in ones life.
BUT…Trauma, wounding, abuse, shock and terror, fear and stress when experienced in childhood or youth, CAN set the pre-conditions for subsequent auto immune conditions.
They don’t necessarily cause it, but they can participate in it to a great degree. They are a part of the condition.
For those who are experiencing auto immune, you simply must look into this area of your life. It really matters.
And this comes from personal experience and from working with other people.
Don’t take my word for it. Inquire within. Explore this idea for yourself, truthfully and deeply.
Kavi shares his personal insights gathered from years of illness and healing, dysfunctional living and spiritual seeking.
This is an inspirational podcast inviting listeners to find ‘The Natural Way,’ which is the Way of the Tao. The effortless and peaceful way.
We have moved far away from our innately natural way of being, and even now consider such a way a ‘doing thing.’ But this natural way of being is not a doing thing but a state of being that arises when we become more holistically balanced.
PLEASE SHARE THIS PODCAST with your friends and social media!
Here it is on Soundcloud:
I am most pleased with this 30 minute holistic transmission about the part FAMILY plays in health, wellbeing and illness.
This is an exploration of a fundamental issue that is so neglected in most modern diagnosis or inquiry, it is actually ignored!
We are deeply connected to, and affected by, our family history and genetics. While they may not CAUSE our issues or illnesses, they are, as the saying goes, the loaded gun that just needs a trigger to fire it off.
Family is extremely important, not just biologically but behaviorally. Until you have resolved old family traumas and ties, secrets and manipulations, covert and overt agreements, you are actually enslaved to them. They will play out in your life over and over. And they are powerful enough to create illness, suicide, depression and murder, or illness…This is such an important conversation not being had by many folks.
LETS DIVE IN!
‘A powerful 30 minute transmission from Kavi Jezzie Hockaday talking about the urgent moral evolutionary imperative to heal old family wounds and past traumas in order to transform the individual and society.
This podcast is about opening the Pandora’s box of family secrets and being the one to say ‘The Buck Stops Here.’
The power of authentic being is directly linked to clearing our old lies and secrets. It is a hard task but one we are called to. If you are ill with any sort of chronic condition, or if you are alienated or depressed in any way, or if you are simply seeking spiritual awakening, please listen to this podcast.
The areas within ourselves we deny have incredible power over us. To voyage into those areas takes great courage. But that is where the jewels of our freedom are. And that’s what makes us authentic.
This is the nature of Holistic Inquiry.’
A link to the podcast on Soundcloud.
And on iTunes:
You might enjoy a video or two of me describing Holistic Enquiry:
And the podcast is on Youtube: