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The reason why doing a keto diet alone is not good enough
Hi everyone. Jessica here. Today I am going to talk about the keto diet and chakra balance for your health! So how long have you been following the keto diet? Has it been 2 or maybe even 3 years? Are you still struggling with different inflammation woes such as chronic pain? You may have thought by now that you should be feeling better since you are on a diet that decreases inflammation. Yes, a keto diet does help with this by fueling your mitochondria, but it is not good enough by itself. You still have to do things to help acheive energetic balance to help align your chakras. Did you know that the keto diet may even help with energetic balance which will, in turn, align your chakras?
When I talk about energetic balance, I speak of your chakras or energy centers. It turns out that these little energy centers are essential to your well-being and are wonderful nutrients for your soul! Often, we get so caught up in following a particular diet, or this type of exercise, or going to the gym, and we fail to take time to acknowledge how we are actually affected on an energetic basis. We don’t worry about how we feel about a certain event, a certain person, or if we feel insecure or powerless.
We think, “oh, these are just emotions and they aren’t going to affect me. How can they affect my health?” Well, that is not true! Turns out that these emotions that you feel will absolutely affect your health! In this podcast, I am going to get you up to speed on why a keto diet alone is not enough for you to acheive wellness! It is crucial to include the keto diet and chakra balance for your health!
First, let’s talk about what chakras are and how they are relevant
Depending on your knowledge base, you may not know what a chakra really is or what the main function is for the body. Maybe you didn’t realize that the incorporation of the keto diet and chakra balance is crucial for your health? Maybe you thought it was somewhat hokey? I think the main objective of starting my blog was to open up my people to the chakra system.
Well, I got news for you, it is nothing to do with any of that. It is very serious and is not hokey and if not tended will cause disease. I think that one of my main objectives in my blog is to open people up to the Chakra system. ! I don’t want people to think it’s associated with a religion, or being a hippie, or anything like that. There is no label associated with a chakra. It is a necessity to know for your life.
What are chakras?
So as I mentioned earlier, your chakras are little energy centers in your body. The majority of the time, we address seven different chakras; however, I have seen that there are more! In this podcast, I am going to talk about the seven of them! I don’t know if you realize this or not, but like I was saying before, these chakras are closely tied to your health. If they are not in balance, they could lead to mental disorders or even disease. If you are experiencing any emotional issues or health problems, you may have a blocked chakra. When I first learned that disease or even cancer can manifest if a chakra is left unattended to, it was a huge wake-up call for me. It was at that point; I realize that I needed to pay attention to these little energy centers in my body!
Seven major chakras
The seven major chakras, which means wheel in Sanskrit, are energy centers within the body. We focus on these major seven: muladhara (root), svadisthana (spleen or sacral), manipura (solar plexus), anahata (heart), visuddha (throat), ajna (third eye), and sahasrara (crown). These chakras can be visualized as spinning wheels of energy that can become slow, sluggish, or blocked. The ability for energy to flow freely within the chakras affects us physically, emotionally, and spiritually. We can learn to sense blockages by creating awareness of our own energy, physical sensations, and emotional states.
How to balance these chakras?
Now that I have done a brief overview of the seven different chakras, I am going to talk about how to balance them. So far, I have written about three articles on my blog, which I have addressed three different chakras. I started from the base of the spine, and I am essentially working my way up. So my first article was on the root chakra, then I went to sacral and recently wrote an article on solar plexus chakra. You can refer to these articles; they are on the root chakra, sacral, and solar plexus chakras.
Ways to balance
When it comes to balancing these little energy centers, you can incorporate things such as meditation into your life or yoga. That’s what I do. I have found that meditation and yoga are wonderful balancing tools. It is also good to incorporate colors or even foods to help balance. I like different colored stones and essential oils can also help to align your chakras! Each chakra is associated with a color, food, and mantra that is involved with it. For example, if you are wanting to balance your root chakra, then focus on a mantra such as “I am safe”, or eat root vegetables such as sweet potatoes or carrots, and wear red. That’s just an example of that chakra.
Praying can help balance.
I think that even praying to God can help balance your chakras! Or whoever else it is you pray to in your religion. If you do pray, I still think it is also very beneficial to try to incorporate some of the appropriate colored stones, foods, or oils that are specific to the chakra where you feel is off.
How to know your chakras need a good balance.
I have gotten to the point where I can tell exactly which chakra may be off. For example, I know my root chakra is off if I have safety concerns related to what the future holds in our world. In this case, when I meditate, I use essential oils that are tailored toward this root chakra, such as myrrh, vetiver, sandalwood, patchouli, and spikenard. I purchased the Chakra set which includes 7 essential oil blends and 7 chakra stones that you can use to achieve balance. You can find this on my recommendations page under chakra balance.
Learning how to tell if you have a chakra out of balance
Once you learn which feelings are associated with each chakra, then you will slowly be able to tell which one is in balance or not. For another example, feelings of loss of willpower are associated with your solar plexus chakra. So for instance, if you noticed a lot of weight gain recently, well your solar plexus chakra may be off. Let’s say you have been dieting and doing all these things to lose weight but have not addressed the willpower aspect then you will not lose weight. If you would like to read more on this, please refer to my solar plexus chakra article. In there, I have weight loss and willpower tied to the balance of your solar plexus chakra.
The important thing when learning which chakra you need to balance is to be patient with yourself, as this may take time. You first have to learn which emotions are associated with which chakra is out of balance. Once you learn that, you will have a better ability to tell which chakra will need to be balanced. This takes time but believe me, it will come! While I was still learning this, I used tools online, such as a chakra quiz, to help me. You can go to Yogapedia.com and they have one there that is really good.
I plan on posting articles and doing more podcasts on each of the chakras in the future, but for now, you can go to my blog to see the articles that I have posted thus far. Another good resource is a book called Chakra Healing, by Margarita Alcantara. This can also be found on my recommendations page. She has some useful tips on how to tell if your chakras are off and what to do.
The Keto diet is good for moods.
So how exactly is the keto diet relevant to chakra balance when it comes to your health? First, let’s review the keto diet and see how it is relevant to our moods. The ketogenic diet (KD) is a low-carb diet that substantially changes the energetic matrix of the body, including the brain. Preclinical studies, case reports, and case series have demonstrated antidepressant and mood-stabilizing effects of KD. When you choose to go keto, it is a wise choice, and it will benefit you in many ways. Not only does it help with weight loss, but it is advantageous for your brain. Time after time, it is evident that the keto diet will help elevate moods and also improve energy levels. I have noticed that when I am following a strict keto diet, I feel more optimistic and seem to have a better outlook on life.
The Keto diet may set the stage for helping to open up chakras.
Overall, I feel as if the keto diet, may help to set the stage to help you open up your chakras. I think that the mood-stabilizing effects from it may serve to make you feel “happier” and thus more motivated to want to help stabilize your chakras. There have been times where I have strayed from a keto diet and have eaten sugar. I must admit-I am human, but I feel like every time I do it, “I say I don’t want to do that again.”
I must say that it makes me feel more negative, and almost even contributes to me having more of a negative perspective on life. It is amazing how different sugar can make you feel! Due to that feeling, I just avoid it altogether. I don’t need anything in life that is going to make me feel worse, we already have a lot to deal with nowadays. If you know what I mean.
Incorporate chakra balancing foods with the keto diet
Now, it is important to realize to incorporate chakra-specific foods along with a keto diet. For example, to help balance the root chakra, it is important to incorporate eating root vegetables such as sweet potatoes or carrots. These foods are higher in carbohydrates, but it is still crucial to incorporate these into your diet. As a general rule, you follow a strict keto diet for around 3 weeks and then add in these types of carbs maybe twice a week if you want. Please refer to my keto carb cycling article regarding this information.
So I think that the keto diet and chakra balance go hand in hand. A lot of times people fail to address this! As I mentioned earlier, a lot of us get so caught up in the “perfect diet”, which in my world is the keto diet, or the perfect exercise or the perfect supplement. We don’t think about how we are affected on an energetic level or if our chakras are in balance.
Now is the perfect time to start keto!
Are you intrigued to learn about the keto diet and chakra balance for your health? If you are wondering if there is a perfect time to start the keto, think again. I have seen many people just dive right in! There are some common rules for the keto diet, but they are pretty easy to follow. Prior to starting, I highly recommend that you purchase either a Keto-Mojo monitor or a Keyto Breath sensor. Both are highly effective methods for monitoring your ketones.
The difference is that the keto-mojo checks your ketones via your blood and is able to detect BHBs, which are the most effective way to check because the result not affected by breath or urine. However, an advantage of the Keyto breath sensor is that it checks ketones via your breath and it is good because you can use it over and over, which is cheaper. Please see my two articles Keto Biometrics 1 and Keto Biometrics 2 for more information on this.
Need to do 3 weeks of 20-30 net or total carbs per day
Also, remember with keto, it is imperative to do your initial 3 weeks or 30 days of 20-30 net carbs(total carbs) per day or less! After that, if you want, you can start to add in more carbs at least a few days a week and start cycling in your carbs then great! If you want to stay in this initial phase for longer, then that is fine too. Just remember that certain foods with higher carbs, such as sweet potatoes or mangos, have essential nutrients so you should eventually include those in your diet every now and then. It does not have to be every week! Refer to my article titled Six things you should know about carb cycling on keto for more information!
My wake up call
So, I know this was me, for the longest time I thought I have to “eat this” or I have to do “this to be healthy” or I have to take” this supplement.” But I woke up about a year ago and realized that I needed to incorporate the keto diet with chakra balance for my health! I realized this after I saw a naturopath in the town that I live in, and he did an electrodermal screen (EDS) test on me. After he did this test, I realized my organs were being affected on an energetic level. He also looked at my chakras ( which were out of balance).
Disease manifests energetically before physically
So how is this important? Well, a lot of time before a disease manifests physically, it will show up energetically on the EDS and will also show that your chakras are out of balance. So this type of tool that he used on me is very beneficial because you can use homeopathic remedies and lifestyle interventions, such as meditation, to help balance your chakras. This, in turn, will help prevent the manifestation of disease.
So as a nurse practitioner, I felt very intrigued by this because it was then that I learned there is more to disease prevention than supplements, diet, or exercise. Yes, these are very important, but what is also very pertinent is our chakra balance via emotions. That was when I decided to incorporate more “peace” in my life, by adding in yoga and meditation. Ever since I have done that, It has helped me tremendously and I have noticed that some of my ailments have subsided.
So that is why I am here, and that is what has inspired me to write a blog. I wanted to educate people on the chakra system and make people realize that there are things you can do emotionally aside from the physical, to help tend to your body and help prevent disease from manifesting. I am here as a mentor. Please follow me on my blog and sign up for my email list. We are all in this together!
show notes updated 6-30-21