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Peace is accepting Duality - Ram Dass video.

How can we be happy in bad circumstances? It is acceptance - not being happy about the bad, but also seeing and being happy about the good things. The second half of this post has links to an academic paper that I am working on, and a post with links to my social media accounts. Connection is healing. Thanks for reading! and for getting in touch with the Contact page!

How To Keep Your Heart Open In Hell - Ram Dass ( - a cartoon animated reading of two poems and discussion about the theme - very beautiful and helpful.

Mountain top view of an old tiled path, misty blue and pink morning light. An old farm fence beside the path.
Home is within and without - Oneness.

Old and new make the warp and woof of every moment. There is no thread that is not a twist of these two strands. By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old sayings are advice from the past about things that are timeless - human nature.

My latest work is on SubStack and some is copied on also. My latest post is about an academic paper that I have been working on - the current draft is too long and too large in scope. The post is a rough plan for modifying what I have written.

Pomegranate and other nutrients and phytonutrient foods can help reduce allergy/immune mast cells from releasing histamine and reduce inflammation that causes pain. Stopping use of foods or activities that cause inflammation and mast cell degranulation would also help, likely even more.

Pain is a signal that something is wrong, the body wants you to stop something or start something else, because the status quo is dysfunctional. Pain is not a mistake, it is a message. Modern life is inflammatory - we are setting ourselves on fire metaphorically with our diet and lifestyles. Change is possible but it likely includes stopping some old favorites. My paper helps identify activities and foods that may be triggers for mast cell degranulation and increased pain from histamine and inflammation. Pomegranate peel is very effective and the fruit also for inhibiting mast cell degranulation and improving the anxiety or excitability that can occur with histamine excess.

Disclaimer: Opinions are my own and the information is provided for educational purposes w

ithin the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes.


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