First, I want to put your condition in perspective. When tremors occur, like those with Essential Tremor and Parkinson’s, what happens is the mind and in sequence, the body gets stuck, like a scratched CD or record that skips. As you know, it often occurs during common activities like writing, eating or even talking. When we are stressed or fatigued, the body goes into “reptilian mode.” This is when we rely on the body’s conditioning as opposed to consciousness and presence. The first thing to remember is to relax when the tremors are happening. I would also recommend the work of Eckhart Tolle to help you let go of what happens in the present moment and always access stillness. Resistance to the present moment caused by “triggers” of past events is also the culprit. Someone with ET may go into tremors while writing a check. This probably happens because we write checks during sales transactions where there are time constraints, often the need to show ID, the requirement that each field be filled out correctly or the check is ‘void,’ and a number of other concerns. Most people take for granted how automatic this task is, but for the person living with ET, the “automatic” nature of the activity can cause a very uncomfortable result.
Check out this video: “Not Reacting to Content” The Speaker is Eckhart Tolle
Also listen to (and enjoy!) his life-changing work called The Power of Now. To harness the mind and access full consciousness at any time is essential for health and healing. One of the shortcuts is to remember to “breathe with intention” – this means you are aware of yourself in the act of breathing. Any thoughts you allow will be used to calm you further. Breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth will bring about maximum relaxation very quickly. “Breathing with Intention” naturally causes you to think about your state of mind and surroundings, as well as bringing more oxygen (which is always good!).
Now that we have addressed your mind and relaxation, we can address the physical side of the condition and bring in nutrition.
You can think of disease in two ways: sclerosis (a hardening of tissue – characteristic of brain “disorders”) and inflammation (when blood flows heavily to an injured or infected part of the body). We always have a little of both going on within us, but especially now because of SAD (standard American diet). In order to handle Essential Tremor you will need to focus on
1. Breaking up the calcification/sclerosis by letting more water flow to the tissues. Do this by eating mostly raw fruits and vegetables and completely eliminating processed foods for periods of time (fasting on liquid anywhere from 3 to 20 days throughout the year, like the Neera Cleanse (Please read The Master Cleanser by Stanley Burroughs) or by only eating Green Soups and Smoothies). Avoid/eat sparingly overly processed foods like bread, pasta, or any packaged snacks like chips, crackers, granola bars or other “health” bars.
**Definitely Avoid High Fructose Corn Syrup (contains Mercury) – You Must Read Labels: you never know when manufacturers will sneak it in.
**Avoid EXCITOXINS (extremely damaging/stress-inducing to the brain), like Aspartame – in chewing gum and MSG or Monosodium Glutamate. Here are other names for these foods…
|Additives that have excitotoxins||Additives that may have excitotoxins|
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Hydrolyzed plant protein
Plant protein extract
Hydrolyzed oat flour
Natural beef of chicken flavor
2. Cleansing the body of heavy metals (like Mercury) by drinking/eating greens, at least two servings per day. Here are two basic recipes of how to get your greens…
For the basic recipe for Green Smoothies, check out my blog: GREEN Life
You’ll find other recipes at this page: Archive for the ‘Recipes’ at WorldRedress.com
And green soup, here’s a basic recipe (blend in your blender)…
-Veggies, any combination of (Organic will bring you the most healing): cucumber, kale, collard greens, spinach, dandelion greens, arugula, watercress, zucchini, etc. AND herbs (one or any combination such as dill, cilantro, parsley, mint, basil, etc.)
-Onion and/or Garlic
-Juice of a whole lemon
-Celtic Sea Salt (grey, slightly damp and crumbly as opposed to stark white powder)
-High Quality EVOO or Coconut Oil
UNPASTEURIZED Miso Paste (refrigerated)
Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids and/or Apple Cider Vinegar
Other Ayurvedic Spices like…