Recently I explored some of the odd food cravings I’d experienced after antibiotic therapy. It raised the question of how my body knows the nature and location of a food I have never seen or heard of before that evidently contained what my body needed. Science has some of the answers, but not yet all.
Health sciences show us that antibiotics can destroy one’s friendly intestinal bacteria. These bacteria perform crucial functions for us such as: producing essential nutrients that human bodies can’t make; digesting foods we can’t digest; processing plant hormones into the precursors of human hormones; and training our immune systems by communicating directly with our gut lining cells. Antibiotics and other pharmaceutical medications deplete nutrients in a variety of ways, either indirectly by harming intestinal bacteria, or directly. This creates a deficiency that must be filled.
Other factors such as periods of stress, changes in climate, work, exercise, social relationships and parenting also engage or increase the function of particular cells, organs or biochemical processes. Then our bodies need to be supplied with specific nutrients that we don’t often consume, or more of something common like vitamin C and zinc during a viral infection.
Our whole body including our brain is made of cells which all communicate with each other. Thus whatever the cells of the body ‘know’ they need can be communicated to ‘us’, i.e. our conscious minds, via our brain cells. Basic biology.
Here’s the curly question: how does my body know about the composition and location of something that ‘I’ have never encountered before? That implies the body can access information outside itself, at a distance. The ONLY explanation for this is that information, as a field unto itself, is accessible by the body much like television channels travelling through space are accessible by a TV set.
Science is only just beginning to investigate this uncharted area of knowledge, which lies in energy and not in how we perceive matter. Everything is energy; even matter is energy. Because energy is indestructible and contains information, all the information about everything is encoded in energy permanently. It’s thus permanently accessible to whatever is ‘tuned’ to it. So, if my brain didn’t know it, what part of my body ‘got the information’ and communicated it to my brain? New research says it’s the heart that accesses all the informational energy ‘out there’ and communicates it to the brain. The heart has been experimentally shown to pick up and respond to outside information before the brain does. This is where many scientists will scoff with derision, but their objections will die away as the new lines of research proceed to bring light to the truth of this.
Good Cravings, Bad Cravings
Back to people and cravings… is the craving a true reflection of the body’s need, or an artificially produced craving for something that is not beneficial but harmful? It’s blatantly obvious that cravings for cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, recreational drugs, sugar, junk food, etc, are harmful. Even the person who keeps choosing them will say: “I know it’s bad for me, but I like it”. Obviously these cravings cannot be true messages from a body that always, by its very nature, strives for balance and healthiness. And surely there are also many other things that are more subtly harming (but not recognised as such) than these strong examples. Physically, the reward pathways of nerves in the brain are involved. However they are wired for foods in their natural state and quantities, and not modern aberrations! Also, they respond according to how they’ve been trained and that training may have been inappropriate, such as constantly rewarding children’s behaviour with sweets.
Where physical science currently leaves off, discernment and choice come in. That’s a whole other story, and one that must look to energy for the answers. Not only the heart can pick up energy, but of course the brain and the whole body can too, but what energy? This is an important question, especially since what the brain/mind ‘thinks’ it wants and ‘thinks’ it likes, are often the harmful things. Since information-loaded energy is what’s being picked up by the body, it will be necessary in future to work out the different kinds of energy, how they ‘get in’, and what their implications are to the human being.
By Dianne Trussell, Ocean Shores, NSW
Hi Dianne I had no idea that “bacteria” can actually help breakdown things our body can’t digest. I’ve seen the Adverts for making sure you have friendly Bacteria in your “gut” but never knew why. It’s really interesting to think that we need this bacteria to help us eat what we can’t actually eat. If we didn’t eat so many things we could not digest it seems that perhaps that bacteria would have more time and space to produce essential nutrients which would help keep us more vital!
You raise some excellent points Dianne – I love it, I love learning about health science and other science, but what you have presented is that a lot of the information we are taught in school/that scientists are coming to so far, is leaving gaps in explaining in full our experiences in life – a great question about causes of cravings, certainly a good point to start with by addressing what energy it is that causes this, if everything is energy as Einstein presented in e=mc2
Very interesting Dianne, ‘The ONLY explanation for this is that information, as a field unto itself, is accessible by the body much like television channels travelling through space are accessible by a TV set.’ Thanks for your simple, understandable examples of energy and how it gets in to the body, I loved reading, ‘Because energy is indestructible and contains information, all the information about everything is encoded in energy permanently. It’s thus permanently accessible to whatever is ‘tuned’ to it.’ This really helps me to understand energy, thank you.
Ariana you express here with such clarity and wisdom. In reading your comment I am aware of how much I use food as a solution, as a relief. I will explore your tip of developing more connection further.
I love this article. Mobile phones and computers and transplants that were part of science fiction a few years ago are now part of everyday life. The information you are sharing with us here will one day be common knowledge too. Understanding the different energies and how they get in, allows for the possibility of a greater command over our lives and for me this is very inspiring and heart warming.
Thank you Diane. Your writing makes a complex scientific question so simple to understand. What made it absolutely clear and obvious to me is where you say “Everything is energy; even matter is energy. Because energy is indestructible and contains information, all the information about everything is encoded in energy permanently. It’s thus permanently accessible to whatever is ‘tuned’ to it.”
Thank you Dianne, this article exposes for me the true nature of food cravings as not being supportive to my body which “by its very nature, strives for balance and healthiness”.
“Our heart feels energy, sometimes before the brain picks it up”…this is science. Sharing this information with the world is fantastic. Just to ponder that we are learning that energy can be picked up and transferred in different parts of the body opens up a new conversation. “Everything is Energy” I also feel this to be true.
Dianne I love your clear and concise explanation of science, something that was always taught in the most BORING way when I was at school. But when you write or speak it becomes clear and I understand. I love this line the body “by its very nature, strives for balance and healthiness” that is so true if we allow it, I am yet to be at a point where I am not battling with my minds’ desires for the unhealthy options, but it makes sense that if you are aligned to a loving natural energy, you would only behave in a way that looks after your body as that is natural for nature!
I love this line too, the body “by its very nature, strives for balance and healthiness”, we know exactly how to look after our bodies at any given moment, we just have to listen, and ignore all the minds desires that don’t support it. Simple, if we let it be.
Thank you Dianne for bringing simplicity to the understanding of the science behind cravings and beyond.
What you have described here Dianne explains many phenomenon that I have experienced in my life, such as when my phone rings, many times I have a feeling of who it is, and I am correct when I answer it. This happens more frequently with friends/family that I feel very close to. It’s almost like I am feeling them as my equal, and we are in some kind of resonance or same wavelength (similar to what you shared about ‘tuning in’ to a radio or TV station).
The interesting thing is that during these times of having a little premonition about something occurring and having it confirmed as accurate later, there is no analytical thinking or ‘figuring out’ of anything – it’s just a feeling I’ve had. This seems to also confirm what you were saying about feelings being an energy and our bodies (especially the heart) are acting like a giant, powerful antenna to receive these signals of information that are connected with all the other matter comprised of energetic waves in the Universe (like swimming in a sea of energy really). The Institute of Heart Math has done some very intriguing research that proves a lot of what you’ve so simply and beautifully shared here Dianne. Thank you.
Dianne this is a really fascinating question for science to be asking – what are the different kinds of energy and how does our body let them in? If these energies come to us as ‘information loaded’ it will be very revealing to study what their implications are, for our daily lives and the choices we make.
Hi Dianne, you refer to possible inappropriate training of the nerve pathways: ‘Physically, the reward pathways of nerves in the brain are involved. However they are wired for foods in their natural state and quantities, and not modern aberrations! Also, they respond according to how they’ve been trained and that training may have been inappropriate, such as constantly rewarding children’s behaviour with sweets.’ and it occurs to me, still battling with food cravings, that if it is training that was the issue, is re-training possible? Yes, of course it is, but as Ariana says, we need to understand what it is we are craving in the first place and feed that from within ourselves.
Ariana thank you so much for spelling out what happens when we have cravings that aren’t in line with what our body needs. That these cravings are driven by our seeking solutions (or numbness) outside of ourselves (that bag of potatoes will make me feel better!). And that, by connecting to ourselves, the craving goes.
I could use cravings like these as a sign for me to reconnect with myself – I do not have to act on them! I am discovering, when I connect to myself, no issue is too big that I need to look outside of myself for a solution.
Yes Karin, that is a great reminder. When I have this cravings – which I do – it is sign that I am not connected. And instead of going into the craving, I should work on being connected again. Thanks for the reminder on that.
I love the way you’ve summarised this Willem as this is something I am working on too. What a simple approach when we have a craving to simply work on connection!
I love the simplicity of this. The craving is showing me that I am not connected with myself. Imagine sharing this with the weight loss industry.
Thanks Dianne for introducing the fact that everything is energy and this affects us having cravings.
And Ariana thanks for explaining this aspect more deeply. I now have greater understanding that if I get food cravings which I do, it is because I am not connected to my inner heart.
Absolutely agree Karin and Ariana, this article is Gold as it goes to the root cause of it and does not offer a solution that never works. The craving is just an expression of me not being connected and it doesn’t help to discipline myself to not go for it, but I just have to reconnect and it is gone. Everything is energy!! Awesome Dianne thank you for this great article.
I love what you have written here, there is so much more than what we ‘think’ we know. I have just seen amazing footage of how new galaxies have been found and how scientists have found much bigger clusters of galaxies than what they originally thought, how the universe is so much bigger it is fasinating and changes the whole perceptionn of everything.
Really enjoy your blogs – they ask big questions but your findings are always clear and simple. Its amazing to consider if we are picking up signals from outside of us, and these are being received direct by the heart then what else is going on in the world of energy that has yet to be understood by scientists?
Dianne you have such a brilliant and disarming way of making science understandable and engaging for the lay-person. Thank you. The areas of development that you introduce here will be life changing in so many ways as research will reveal to support what you have presented.
It’s true Jonathan, when we make science simple and express it in a way that everyone can understand, we bring the teachings of it alive in a practical way and make it accessible for everyone to appreciate the wisdom of what they are learning.
Great article Dianne, I can really feel how I sometimes eat to numb myself because I don’t want to feel something, even though this adds to the stress on my body and does not work. When I am feeling the true beauty in myself, I eat honouring that. Interesting observations and facts for us all to ponder and gives a great sense of power to our choices. Thank you.
I agree, Tricia. An awesome read that has given me too a lot to ponder on.
Great blog and comments, I am inspired to look deeper into my food choices and why I am making them.
Thank you Dianne a really interesting read – especially how our body knows what it needs and the question you raise with “is the craving a true reflection of the body’s need, or an artificially produced craving for something that is not beneficial but harmful?” and that “Everything is energy; even matter is energy.”
What an opportunity to understand our body’s functions scientifically as we live them! You bring such a fresh approach for many people, Dianne, and a new way of looking at what food we are drawn to eat and why, and where the impulse comes from, (biologically.) You make it so clear that everything is connected and that everything is energy, and we have to become aware of that energy, source and effect, and can make a choice not to listen to the cravings, but feed ourselves from those very receptive cells of the heart, and eat with love. Thank you.
Thanks for this Dianne, I found this a really interesting read – seeing how all the inescapable scientific facts link directly to energy. Just because it’s something we can’t see, it doesn’t mean we aren’t feeling it – as you say, from a distance.
Well said Cheryl. What we feel can often be much more powerful than what we see and when you consider we all live within a sea of energy that constantly guides us and flows all around us even though we can’t see it we can feel it. This is true science and needs to be studied with truth and integrity much more in the coming years for us to understand the present trajectory humanity in going in and what we can do together to bring it back to a state of harmony.
Wow! Very interesting, you make science fun and a pleasure to read. I look forward to reading more from you in the future. Thanks Diane.
I agree Kevin, Dianne has an amazing ability to make science simple and easy to understand. Science is no longer the mystery that it used to be for me.
I so agree Ariana it is easy to dismiss a craving under the pretence of not being that important, or I will eat this now and look at why I am eating it later, but it is already too late, we have over-ridden that first impulse that something is not right….our bodies are amazing how they talk tot us….if only we would listen to those little signs.
So so true Alison. I find it important to listen to those cravings, and what they are trying to tell me.
So true Ariana it is never truly about the food but a crutch or a distraction through seeking to numb or cause raciness to make ourselves not feel the truth of what’s going on for us. Choosing to see a craving as a signpost to look deeper is a great support if we choose to listen and not override what the body is telling us.
Some of our choices in life don’t always come from the real, loving us. We then learn the consequences of those choices and either stick to the same choices or move on to something different. Either way each choice will always have an end result that we may or may not be content with.
Diane, you have such a playful way with science that makes it engaging and enjoyable. You bring it back to a common sense knowing. I love reading your blogs. Thanks for this one.
I so agree Phil – thank you Dianne for making science to playful – it makes it much easier for me to ‘get it’ too – just awesome.
I agree with Phil here Dianne, I love your lighthearted and playful approach to science and how you explain it. And especially how you go beyond and take the reader into what might be only discovered tomorrow but already makes a lot of sense today.
Yes Judith it’s like Dianne has opened the door way to the unknown which feels like its already know. So much like the reoccurring comment “I know this food is bad for me… but I’m still going to eat it.”
Dianne, I love listening to you explain science and now reading it just as good! I wish you were my science teacher at school I just did not get how relevant it is to life and everything! Now with your understanding of energy and science explaining how the heart picks up and sends information to the brain is fascinating and confirmation of what we already know!
Very interesting Dianne, thank you for sharing this.
Dianne I love your down-to-earth explanations. Hmm, my body as a TV set tuning into all the many stations that are available, in one way a great opportunity to explore, yet in another a real call to pay attention to which programme is on my screen. As you expressed – realising the importance of discernment and choice, not just leaving the telly on in the corner of the room, doing its own thing, as it were.
“Since information-loaded energy is what’s being picked up by the body, it will be necessary in future to work out the different kinds of energy, how they ‘get in’, and what their implications are to the human being.” Fantastic Diane this sets the standards for the next generation of science.
Indeed food for thought Helen. Super interesting article Diane. Your depth of understanding of science and energy that you share is amazing. Thank you.
This is fascinating Dianne, thank you so much for presenting it in such an accessible way – it has given me much food for thought!
Fabulous blog Dianne, so interesting and it’s great to hear the science behind our food choices explained with such simple clarity.
I really enjoyed reading this article. Science light hearted, beautiful.
Fascinating the way this is presented, it allows greater understanding about what is going on when we make choices. It makes sense that the cells of the body communicate what we need, and if we listen we can make the choices that work best for our bodies.
Great blog Dianne, thank you. It was very interesting to get a better understanding about the ‘science stuff’.
Thanks Dianne. Beautiful to see how science, energy, cravings and food are all interrelated.
Thanks Dianne for bridging science and cravings in such an accessible and understandable way.
Thank you Dianne for bringing your knowledge of Science and the body together to get me/us thinking and pondering on the subject, to delve deeper into it rather than keeping it at surface level. It gets me to stop and ask “ok if I am doing this, why am I doing this,” especially if it is harmful to my body.
I completely agree too, your understanding of life and science and the body has really inspired and fascinated me – I really loved reading your article, thank you! I kept imagining how amazing books on such important subjects as this would be for everyone.
Yes I agree Meg – this kind of articles make science relative to our own lives and bodies. This makes it so much fun. I would love a book about this too.
Well said James, we are blessed to have Dianne’s love of science and energetic truth shared in such an accessible way. It is fascinating to deepen our understanding of the energetic factors at play that influence our behaviour, and how information received and responded to by our heart is very different than from our head. It makes sense then, that this determines whether we end up making decisions that are true and good for us or not.
Absolutely, I love how Dianne simplifies science and puts things in a way that are totally relatable and makes sense.
Spot on Ariana! All roads lead back to the mouth and the decisions we make to fuel those cravings.
This puts me on notice of what is coming out of my mouth, as in, how responsible am I being in my expression.
Thanks Dianne for starting this discussion. You certainly bring up what we need to start questioning, and not just living in automatic pilot, as this is obviously not working for us as human beings.
I agree Nicole. What you present here Dianne is a great conversation starter and one we could all have with ourselves and others.
I absolutely agree Nicole that running on automatic pilot is not “working for us as human beings”. It’s time to chuck that irresponsible pilot out of the driver’s seat and take charge of our own life by making the choice to take responsibility for our health and well being; and most importantly learning to trust the messages from our heart over the ones from our brain.