remarkable happens when I'm at the natural foods store, standing in front of the
bin of Celtic
It's like a crowd of long-lost relations has gathered on
the ocean shore as I'm rowing toward them in my wooden boat. They're smiling broadly,
hopping up and down, sending up flares that make the air above them sparkle.
And every cell of my body is waving madly back at them, shedding the weariness
of separation, lit up with homecoming.
Okay, that's a lot of drama for
standing in the aisle at the grocery store. But what do I make of this sense of
As Belly Queen, I've had the opportunity to study human
body and being in many dimensions. I've come to understand our bodies as portions
of the ocean made portable. After all, where did life on this planet begin? In
the ocean. (For my musings on this subject, see Serotonin, Peristalsis, and the
Origins of Life, page 102 in The
Woman's Belly Book.)
No wonder all my cells get excited at the sight
of Celtic Sea Salt. French farmers have harvested this salt by hand from the coastal
waters of Brittany. Standing in the aisle at the grocery store in Asheville, NC,
I can hear the salt in the bin still whispering "ocean." The coarse
granules put me on the scent of my ancestral home. They lay out a banquet of minerals
and trace elements that my body is craving even if my mind can't put a name to
The minerals in sea salt help the blood and most other body
fluids maintain the alkalinity that keeps us in mental, emotional, and physical
health. If the foods we eat fail to provide an adequate supply, we set ourselves
up for bone loss: our bones release the minerals they've been storing to make
up the shortfall. (For more on acid-alkaline balance also known as pH balance
Blues by Dr. Christiane Northrup's colleague Marcelle Pick, OB/GYN NP.)
Minerals are key to keeping us healthy. Magnesium, for example, takes part
in more than 300 biochemical processes, including the fundamental one that turns
food into cellular energy. Magnesium deficiency depletes every organ you hold
dear, including heart, brain, kidneys, and liver. According to Carolyn Dean, author
Magnesium Miracle, deficiency can factor into anxiety and panic attacks, depression,
migraines, insomnia, and other miseries.
Magnesium also plays a central
role in carbohydrate metabolism. Deficiency of this mineral can increase insulin
resistance, which in turn can lead to diabetes and which we may experience
as that uncanny ability to put on extra weight.
To up your intake, eat
your greens chlorophyll packs magnesium. Sprinkle your sea salt
Sea Salt Brand is my personal fave (see free offer below).
And drink your ocean concentrated sea water harvested from protected areas
of ocean may be the best source of supplementation. To increase your body's capacity
to absorb minerals, consider supporting your gut's
own flora with "probiotics" friendly bacteria such as Lactobacillus
acidophilus and Lactobacillus bifidus.
I can only speculate
that taking in an abundant supply of magnesium and other minerals plays an important
part in strengthening our body's magnetic field, centered within our body's center.
What's so important about magnetic fields? Both the human body and the earth's
body may depend on balanced magnetic fields for our survival.
the process of learning what is compromising our planet's integrity, and what
restoring that integrity may require. Nourishing our body's center with breath,
movement, and minerals may well equip us to help the healing process for ourselves,
the earth, and the creatures with whom we share the globe.
we strengthen our body's center, making our midriffs mighty indeed, we prepare
ourselves for a resonance
with the earth that leads to wholeness.
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