Solo Episode: Seasonal & Rhythmic Eating: Why it Matters and How to do It
"The simplest and fastest way to getting to the root of chronic dis-ease and health challenges is to press the reset button by getting back in tune with nature." ~ Venessa Rodriguez
In this solo episode, Venessa goes into seasonal and rhythmic eating, what it is, why it's critical and how to do it this summer season. Venessa starts with a guided meditation and dives into challenges including how modern technology has co-opted seasonal eating and how it’s depriving us of nutrients. She covers the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, TCM and other ancient traditions, and why there is so much contradictory information related to diet in studies and health circles!
Venessa covers physiological and energetic components, including perspectives from Ayurveda and TCM, foods/nutrients, and intuitive practices to try out!
If you’re interested in learning more about the gut and gut-related issues, check out the upcoming Feed Your Wild GUT virtual workshop (it’s live August 29 but will be recorded if you can’t make it live!)
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In this episode, we discuss:
- Venessa opens up with a guided meditation attuning to the cycles and rhythms of our cells and cosmos
- Food is information - any input from our environment that feeds and nourishes not just our bodies but also our inhabitants
- Questions to ask yourself: What are we telling our body by what are we feeding it? Does it sync up to cues and information within our environment?
- How modern technology has co-opted seasonal eating and how it’s depriving us of nutrients
- One of the fundamental principles of Ayurveda, TCM, and other ancient traditions is that our habits, routines, and dietary choices should ebb and flow with the seasons.
- How the internal clock system regulates roughly one-third of your body’s entire gene activity!
- Why there is so much contradictory information related to diet in studies and health circles
- There is no one diet for everyone, and there is no one diet for one person forever - we must develop a relationship with our bodies and environment to tap into the innate wisdom and eat intuitively.
- The importance of eating seasonally and locally
- Blue zones - what are they, how people in these zones live and what they are eating
- How nutrient density of food declines with travel and transit, and when eaten out of season
- The diversity and the health of the soil directly reflected by the diversity of our gut and the health of our bodies
- The importance of wild food
- Tips and rules to live by to find foods high in nutrient content, seasonal, and similar to wild foods at regular grocery stores and markets
- Diversity is one of the most important aspects of a healthy diet
- Organs of the summer: Small intestine - the job of the small intestine is huge because the small intestine digests and absorbs your food
- Summer is the season of fire - pitta season, and what that means for your food intake
- Energetics of the solar plexus and 3rd chakra
- Circadian, diurnal rhythms, and the microbiota - How circadian rhythms regulate your digestion and metabolism and impacts so much more
- The simplest and fastest way to getting to the root of chronic dis-ease and health challenges is to press the reset button by getting back in tune with nature
- The role of melatonin related to gut activity
- Foods for the summer, solar plexus, and small intestine
- Building the resilience of your gut can lead to being able to eat foods that you weren’t able to previously
- The importance of flavors and energetics of food for eating intuitively
- Tips on how to begin eating intuitively and according to energetics and constitution
- Practical tips for eating seasonally:
- Look at what is seasonally available in your region
- Go to local farmer markets, local growers, “backyard” farmers and herbalists
- Look for local wild foraging trips or classes
- Use a seasonal food guide app like this one
Resources + Links Mentioned
Dan Buettner’s books and TedTalk https://www.bluezones.com/books/
Maria Benedetti Interview on Revitalizing Botanical Traditions of Healing and Reciprocity with Nature
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Feed Your Wild :: Gut :: virtual workshop
Date: Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Time: 12pm - 3pm PST / 2pm - 5pm CST / 3pm - 6pm EST
Duration: 3 hours
Where: Online, from the comfort of your own home!
*In case you can’t make it live, this virtual event WILL be recorded and you will get access to all of the materials and bonuses.
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