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PS. Here's a comment from the youtube video above, that kind of sums it all up:
Thank you so much. I have been struggling with the yeast beast for about 3 or 4 years now and just started the 'diet' earlier this year. I knew immediately when I started giving up sugar that there were emotional roots and that that would be my main struggle.. dealing with all the repressed emotions! Being present and grounded has been so difficult but through tremendous effort I have been able to form a new relationship with myself. I am just recently becoming aware of the THOUGHT>EMOTION>FLARE-UP cycle, and keeping a detached awareness of my thoughts, and noticing the train wreck that can occur after one little negative thought. Watching your videos have confirmed this for me and your words are very helpful. So good to hear from someone who has been through it and knowing that the 'diet' is not temporary. That has been part of my struggle, always feeling that someday I'll be able to go back to the way I was. It helps me to feel so much more confident knowing that this change is an enormous blessing that is leading me to everything I ever envisioned for myself. Another trail of thought that has been on my mind... imbalances in the sacral/root chakras? Have you dove into that sphere at all? When I really look into the emotions that come up for me, it's a lot of physical insecurity (sacral), though I am sure it is different for different people. Love these videos! Thanks for being real, and thanks for sharing.
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Just a personal note: There is nothing new under the sun. I am just attempting to present info. here that has helped me. I hope to present it in a clear way based on my experience with anxiety which was a spiritual, psychological and emotional awakening for me. In retrospect of this experience I have been reading as much as I could to come to a deeper and more grounded understanding of this seemingly mystical thing that happened to me (so that I could share it with you). I'm not a doctor or a scientist. Please know this is only my experience. Yours will obviously be different, but since my experience was so similar to others I've talked to, I am hoping this may be helpful or useful to you in some way. It's also a way that I hope to share the love with you. That is my purpose here.