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
Love the science in this blog Dianne. Tickles me pink to the core. If food is one of the worlds greatest focuses then there is something to food that is greater than what we have made it to be. What I mean here is that in poor countries food is the focus because people do not have enough and in rich there is excess but nearly everyone is thinking about food a lot be it what is on for dinner or what food is their favourite. Food is eaten in indudlgence not Love. Does this mean we are using food for indulging and in a means most do not want to even consider?
Another inspiring blog but this was a biggie from an earlier comment – ‘In connection it loses power over us’. This is so true when we are in connection with ourselves there is no imposing of any substances into our bodies.
The world presents many gimmicks and lies to lure us to not feel and the biggest money making is the food industry. It is only when a person discerns and wakes up to what is truely going on and no longer falls into their trap.
The Ageless Wisdom has the answers to all our questions but it will take a while yet before science catches up, proving what the body and the heart already know and have know since time immemorial.
Thank you Dianne for making Science so relatable, everything is energy and everything is because of energy is the foundational truth that underpins all that is going on in the world.
Our bodies know and respond to the energy within and without as it is passing through us all all the time. Amazingly powerful is our heart centre in its absolutely knowing.
There is so much information out there that seems scientific and experimental in regards to what foods are “good” or “bad” for us. But until I have either experienced how my body reacts or responds to something, or discern through feeling truth, it does not feel wise to just accept or follow what is being presented. I always have to ask myself–do I want this piece of information to be right? Any investment would allow something which is not true to feed into my consciousness and there is a slightness then to truth.
There was a time in my life when I convinced myself that sugar was good for me. I did not resist sweet things and allowed myself to indulge. Very soon my body showed me the reactions of this indulgence, and I gained weight, especially around my stomach area. My mind could convince me–but the body never lies. What is true and supportive or not, is very clear.
I love the way you present science in a way that makes sense and easily understood Dianne; I really appreciate this. The lesson from your blog today is to listen and respond to what the body is conveying and to be aware of the quality of energy that is passing in and through us.
To ‘think’ that it is only some loosely-defined-in-itself concept of ‘mind’ that determines our thoughts and choices is so limiting that it leaves me gobsmacked. No doubt you could write a book/books on the subject Dianne – bringing the true science of understanding how energy works, and that we are constant receivers and expressing vehicles of energy, in and through the whole of our body.
Just what runs this body, and then determines the quality of our thoughts, choices and behaviours, is the great question then, isn’t it… Enter the work of Serge Benhayon and the aeons of Ageless Wisdom before him, and we actually have all the answers to this we need. Interesting… that mainstream science wants to yet reduce everything to its mental constructs (in the main), and not embrace the fact of our multi-dimensional energetic and fundamental nature…
Dianne what you have shared is great, there is obviously so much going on in our body than we can imagine, all the communications and changes. What is beautiful to know is that our body does give us the true signal if we just stop to listen, it will tell us what is needed and what is not.
All the ‘discoveries’ in the world to date pale into insignificance when we realise how much we have to rediscover in the science of energy.
I remember having strong cravings for particular foods whilst I was pregnant. One was gooseberries and the other was smoked haddock. Both were foods I didn’t normally eat. Looking back I feel it was my body calling out for whatever nutrients were in those foods.
What you have presented here Dianne is awesome; there is obviously so much more going on in our bodies than we realise. Your blog is a great tool in helping me deepen and appreciate my body and the energy that moves it, thank you.
Not so long ago I had an abscess in my mouth and the dentist suggested that I take antibiotics before starting work on my teeth. I had not taken these for a long time but when I had done so before I always took probiotics to counter the affects of the antibiotics ( they can kill a lot of bacteria that are supporting my body as well as those that are working against it). This time I did not take the probiotics, I managed to delay buying them and then not get round to it at all. This was so unlike me but I can understand how it happened as I was doing this in other areas of my life and I let it spill over. After this episode I found that my immune system was definitely impaired and I felt quite run down. I realised when advising someone else about taking probiotics while on antibiotics that I had not done this for myself. The next day I bought some probiotics and started to reinstate more healthy choices to my life, choices that I had become lax about. I soon found that my energy levels came up and my attitude became a lot more positive. The combination of probiotics and being more attentive to what supports me in other areas, like a daily walk and other gentle exercise, meditation and going to bed earlier and resting more in the day has brought me back to being more proactive and making wiser choices in other areas of my life too. What has also helped is putting more focus on the quality that I am in whenever I am doing anything.
I have often wondered how our bodies are managing to deal with the tsunami of processed foods that they are having to digest daily and you have offered me a glimpse into the fact that “the reward pathways of nerves in the brain are ……. are wired for foods in their natural state and quantities, and not modern aberrations!” That to me makes so much sense and also makes sense of the skyrocketing statistics of illnesses and diseases that we see in the world today. Our wonderful bodies are just not programmed to deal with what I call ‘non-foods’, products that are created in labs with the sole goal of enhancing the taste so people become addicted to them and are left wanting more, all for the sake of making the businesses money; putting profit before the health of humanity.
When we look to energy for answers the opportunity for deep and profound revelations open up to us all… consistently.
Thank you for making this topic so relatable. Choosing to listen to my body and trust the clear messages I get has transformed my relationship with my body and not only am I much more careful what fuel I put into it but also how I deepen the level of care that I am prepared to give myself. I look forward to science catching up with what so many of us have already experienced and then perhaps this will be taught in schools.
There is much, much more going on in this world than meets the eye or nose or ears for that matter.
This is an area of awareness that humanity as a whole would benefit from a whole lot of expansion. Having science come from connection to heart intelligence could we be the corner stone for health and well-being. The thinking mind clearly has a set energetic path, one that we can all see has and still is creating situations it then spends billions of dollars to try and find solutions for. For some reason this line of energy doesn’t allow for prevention to be understood as the simplest and most loving way to treat ourselves, where as the intelligent heart is this and wouldn’t choose harm in the first place.
I love this blog, it really opens up the endless possibilities and doors that can be opened if we can connect with the body and the energy that is in every single thing. The possibilities are endless and there is nothing we can’t know if this is the way we choose to go instead of being held back by what is perceived to be intelligence today.
understanding that our bodies have this extraordinary intelligence, this deep inner knowing is one of the fundamental tenets of what Universal Medicine presents and, that, if we were able to actually tune into it, would bring such clarity and awareness to our path that would transform our everyday life
“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. ” This line really sticks with me Dianne. I have experienced the wisdom of my body many times. For example, I moved to a much colder climate and for the first time ever put in a couple of kilos before winter. I knew that my body was preparing for a cold winter but I had no idea how it knew I was not just in a holiday and returning to a warmer climate. It’s as though it’s a surprise to us that our body knows our future when we sometimes feel we do not. It is worth appreciating the wisdom of the body.
A great article Dianne, particularly love this, ‘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.’ Makes sense to me.
“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.” At boarding school for 6 years I was ‘trained’ to eat sweets (because we were allowed to have them then) every day after lunch – that was my connection with home. I can still get a craving for sweets at that time – which doesn’t happen if I don’t eat lunch or occurs at another time of day. And this is forty plus years on!!
Love this article and your writing Dianne it makes me want to study science and energy! It seems to me a terrible shame that most of us have no idea of what you talk about in the sense that we haven’t the understanding but yet we are working and with what you are talking about all of the time! This should be the stuff of school science lessons not remembering the periodic table.
I love what you shared about the body knowing something from accessing information outside of itself that you had never encountered before. It just highlights how truly extraordinary our bodies are and the wisdom they possess that we cannot begin to fathom. They are a wise master definitely worth listening to.
“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, science that makes sense. So we have a choice to ‘tune in’ to the messages received in the head or the heart.
If we confine ourselves to needing scientific ‘proof’ of how the body receives information and communicates to us, we will remain stuck in the arrogances of believing that without this so-called proof there is no natural intelligence of the body.
Food cravings are just that, cravings to fill what is not always needed. A yearning or longing that is fuelled by a need.
When the brain can make such odd and damaging decisions for our health, it’s time we looked and felt for truth when it comes to the body. I can’t wait till scientists prove that what you are saying here is true Dianne but in the mean time I’ll just have to keep improving my own connection to my body and feel it for myself.
We have so much still to learn. It’s amazing that we have such research going on behind the scenes, that whilst today might be contentious, I’m sure soon enough will be accepted as truth.
‘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?’ This is a great point Dianne, if we all lived asking this question and listened to our bodies, perhaps our society would not have such a high rate of diabetes and obesity today.
I know when I give into a certain craving I am having it just starts this whole cycle of wanting more of the same thing, not just a one off for me I notice my body then craves this food more and more.
Hello Dianne and I’ve never thought of food or cravings in this way. I have been watching a lot more the quality of my thoughts and actions after certain foods. I know with any sugars my body gets a bit racy and I know with nuts and a like I feel like sleeping. It’s amazing the more and more you open up, how things feel. At times I am convinced I want something only to feel not that great after eating it. At this point I’ve been looking at what has happened over the previous moments to bring some awareness to why I’ve chosen to have something that I’d already experienced isn’t the best feeling afterwards. This could go on and on until I unlock the feeling to the ‘why’. Thanks Dianne.
‘what the brain/mind ‘thinks’ it wants and ‘thinks’ it likes, are often the harmful things.’ – I agree that what I think I want to eat is very different to what I feel to eat. The later considers the whole body.
You are great Dianne. I love what you bring to us to ponder on. I can feel the truth of what is presented here as I can feel that my first feeling is from my heart and my body and then it gets translated through the mind to get expressed in possible ways.
To be aware of what energy we let in from where our choices are translated to actions is very important.
If I walk one step and I am not present in connection with my heart then there comes energies through me from which I have no idea what the quality is unless I start to open up to feel what is in truth going through my body? What makes my thought. Do I choose to walk with me or is my body walked by something else?
It is fascinating and important to ponder this kind of scientifically inspired blog. It is a fact that our bodies are energy and must be influenced by energy passing through them. How much we support our bodies to choose a quality of energy that heals or override them to choose an energy that harms surely is affected by whether we are prepared to acknowledge how influenced by energy we are in the first place and our openness to explore this in our lives.
This is a great blog and offers so much to ponder on, especially when it comes to cravings… Is it a true craving that the body may be deficient in a particular nutrient found in that food, or is it a craving that provides a platform for numbing ourselves? And where is this thought coming from exactly?… Understanding energy opens up a whole new field of science.
How often do we over-ride the wisdom of our body and take on what someone else thinks is best. More and more I am choosing the communications of the body. My body loves and works for me it is as simple as that. Thanks Dianne.
Recently I have noticed when I start to get cravings it is a sign I’m not with myself that I have checked out for a moment or I am avoiding something. When I am tired too I am more likely to get cravings. Listening to my body and getting rest if I need to is vital for getting myself back on track.
Deepening our understanding to discern what energy is harmful and what is healing is ongoing and vital. The scientific facts you present in this blog Dianne are interesting and informative; our challenge is to deeply listen to our bodies and respond lovingly.