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Until last Autumn, I didn’t even take aspirin for pain. I remember telling the doc ‘pain is a messenger’ which helps the body heal. Oh, baby. That was before I broke 4 ribs surfing in Australia, pneumonia set in and I had to have lung surgery to save my life. The kind of pain from having your rib cage cut open is not a message, its a Final Notice.
The doc gave me something he called ‘the strongest narcotic known to man’ and I liked it. I was in three hospitals and came home with a renewed interest in biochemistry. Why and how do morphine, codeine, heroin, cannabis and all the pain killers work so perfectly and efficiently in the body? Being a mad scientist and tantric yogini, I’m a big fan of psychoneuroimmunology and the production of chemicals in the body.
Almost everything the chemist or doc gives you is a copy of what your body naturally makes, and in my opinion, a cheap copy. We can do better. Almost all narcotics are derived from plants: opiates come from poppies, cannabis is the flower of an herb. While our lives depend on plants, the receptors in our brain are wired for something else. We naturally create a chemical Anandamide, also known as N-arachidonoylethanolamide an endogenous cannabinoid neurotransmitter. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means bliss.
The reason opiates and cannabinoids work so well is that they fit exactly into the brain receptors that are intended for anandamide. Your body makes this stuff naturally! Its synthesized from lecithin. I cry when people tell me they eat egg whites. The yolks are pure lecithin, the bliss ingredients. You can also get lecithin by combining two simple B vitamins, choline and inositol.
Anandamide is the chemical that gives you the “chills”, the little orgasmic thrill you get from noticing something beautiful. It is the supreme pain killer and much stronger and more effective than morphine. The trouble with anandamide though is that is very short lived in the body, so you need to help it out a little.
Acetaminophen, a common painkiller, works because it is a re-uptake inhibitor of anandamide. What that means is it keeps the bliss molecules around longer. Pain IS a messenger. It helps create the chemical as does exercise, meditation, music and love. Acetaminophen helps keep it around. And lecithin (choline and inositol) feed it. High levels of inter cellular calcium also contribute to high levels of Anandamide production.
So here’s my prescription for do-it-yourself morphine: feed your heart, take a few grams of crystal choline and inositol with your Tylenol, eat your egg yolks, and throw in some chocolate (another re-uptake inhibitor). I’m not an ice cream lover, but its loaded with egg yolk and usually has added lecithin. So go for it.
My teacher Deepak Chopra recommends 12 hugs a day for maximum health and I suspect this may be because of the anandamide production. I prefer kisses.
Rx: 2 grams crystal choline and inositol, 1 gram acetaminophen, 2000 iu’s D3, a half gram coral calcium and call me in the morning.
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Thеrе’ѕ nо denying thаt we’re all slowlу going back to naturе. And I meаn thаt literаlly. People nowadaуs are starting to live sіmpler and hеаlthiеr by going back to the baѕicѕ. Hоw basic? Well, a lot of рeорle turning tо hеrbs as аn altеrnativе wаy of healing. Herbal mediсine hаѕ been аround for cеnturiеs. According to Steven Chasens, аn herbaliѕt, “Hеrbal medicine has bееn uѕed as kіtchen mediсine fоr thоusаnds of yеars, and whіle our body’s reѕponѕe to thеѕе natural treatments has not changed, we now have more global choices than ever.” Plеaѕе keep in mіnd, however, thаt nоt all herbal suррlements аre appropriate for all рeoрle, ѕо сhесk with уour doctor tо ѕee іf you’re іn the clеar. Bе sure tо сonѕult your personal phуsician bеforе makіng major changes tо your diеt. Always рractice preсautionary measures before using any of theѕe hеrbs. Consult with a medical professional fоr thе best wаy of using them. Thiѕ warning is is especіally for pregnant womеn, breаstfeeding mothers, рeорle tаking blооd thinners, рeoрle with hіgh blood рreѕѕure, etc.