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Energetic Nutrition and Matters of the Heart

by Kaycie Noble

When a bone is broken, we seek medical attention immediately. We know it must mend correctly, and without proper support we risk the chance of permanent damage. For some reason, we are not always so quick when the injury is emotional, but extremely stressful events can have a physical impact on the heart. We know the pain is real when we experience the tragedy of a divorce, breakup, betrayal, rejection or loss of a loved one. Wounds of our mental heart, unattended, can fester and harm our health.

Permanent emotional damage can also ensue, causing distortions of self-love, the acceptance of love or how we show love to others. We need to consider how these energetic experiences affect our physical state, as emotions elicit a biochemical response.

The heart organ is the largest contributor of energy to our bioelectric field. Gurus and philosophers knew the importance of protecting the heart. Recorded into the great religions and writings of humanity is the power of love. The psychophysiology of stress, emotions and the interactions between the heart and brain are just beginning to be documented in scientific ways. A real-life broken heart can actually lead to cardiac consequences. Impact on the heart from extremely stressful situations, what is referred to as “broken-heart syndrome”, has been medically named a stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

According to Heart.org, “In broken-heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it.” Recognizing and expanding our interpretation of broken hearts could benefit human health and relationships while improving social conduct. With new science bringing documentation of more subtle energies and their relation to biochemistry, we will have proof to put more emphasis on matters of the heart.

Because the heart contributes so much to our vital energy state, matters of the heart may play an essential role in the well-being of individuals in unknown ways. This heart energy might require essential feeding, just like nutrition and prescriptions for the rest of the body, in the form of purpose, love, gratitude, service, tolerance and truth.

Nourishing the heart with a more considerate focus may heal us from stress and traumas or even enhance our quality of life in ways to be discovered. Science proves we reduce our risk of heart disease and heart attack when we keep stress levels at a minimum, so perhaps applying the theory of heart nutrition will enhance personal well-being. Maybe we can enhance physical heart health and overall resilience using this theory. It could be a good time to transform that theory into personal experimentation and serve extra helpings of love, earned respect, appreciation and tolerance to those around us. It may just improve our health.

Kaycie Noble, DMph, ORDM, is a member of the International Light Association and owner of Earth Labs, an innovative social space and wellness technology lounge located at 317A E. Front St., Traverse City. For appointments or more information, call 231-421-1490, email [email protected] or visit EarthLabsHeal.com.

Healing Ways department is sponsored by American Regenerative Clinic.