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