Protein is especially vulnerable to attack by free radicals. Much of
the structure of our cells is protein, in fact 70% of the body’s dry
weight is protein. Muscles, enzymes, hormones and neurochemicals mostly
protein. The loss of a single electron from a single atom in a molecule
can result in a chain reaction of adjustments that renders the protein
molecule useless. Since there is increased free radical production
during active kundalini if we try to emotionally cope with the
awakening by overeating fruit/sugar/carbohydrates then nerve damage and
increased glycation will result. Glycation occurs when sugars react
with proteins resulting in damage that is just as detrimental as free
radical damage. In fact higher levels of blood sugar increase oxidation
damage by free radicals, and this interferes with all metabolic
processes including cell membrane permeability, receptor sensitivity
and even energy generation systems, not to mention nerve transmission.
Through my own experience and dream-insights I found that the strength
of the body's protein structures determines whether one's kundalini
awakening is successful or if it just creates more health and
mental/spiritual problems. And the strength of our protein structures
is determined by how well we have built our cells, our mineral reserves
and the status of our blood sugar. High blood sugar, means weak protein
structures, and the kundalini moving through weakened protein
structures creates free radical cascades. That is the structure of
protein that has been weakened by exposure to high serum sugar cannot
convey energy/light to the degree that intact protein can and cannot
repair itself as a well.
In The Quantum Brain by Jeffrey Satinover he states that the
reason proteins can arrange themselves so fast is that the electrons
quantum tunnel. Quantum tunneling is when a particle travels faster
than the speed of light through another particle. That is one instant
an electron is here, then it simultaneously turns up somewhere else.
Quantum tunneling is observed in water and DNA as well as in protein.
(Also the tendency of water to form hydrogen bonded networks is also
important in the self-assembly of complex proteins.) The movement of
protein molecules are the basis of life, and these movements are
generated by quantum processes. Satinover says that these quantum
effects are intrinsic, impossible according to classic physics and
almost certainly necessary for life to be possible at all.
Intact protein can superconduct consciousness more coherently
permitting increased depth of spiritual consciousness. We could say
that such a person’s spirit was “stabilized” in the matter-ial realm.
Our bodies are actually superconducting instruments of spirit. To
paraphrase myself: “protein that has been weakened by exposure to high
serum sugar cannot convey “consciousness” to the degree that intact
protein can.” Not to mention that some of the body’s own antioxidants
are proteins, thus the body is able to maintain its integrity when
blood sugar level is kept to the optimal level.
Insulin is anabolic; it promotes fat storage by facilitating the
uptake of fatty acids by fat cells, and reducing lipid oxidation in
muscle tissue. When we eat carbohydrates, blood glucose (sugar) levels
increase. Since the blood can only safely hold about a teaspoon of
glucose, insulin is released to lower blood glucose by storing a small
amount in the liver and muscles as glycogen. Once glycogen stores are
filled the sugar is turned into triglycerides for fat storage.
Hyperglycemic fasting-levels of blood glucose are around 126 mg/dL and
hypoglycemic levels are at 70 mg/dL. After years of excess carbohydrate
intake, blood glucose levels tend to increase as insulin becomes less
and less effective at bringing them down. This insulin resistance is
evident in hyperglycemic, pre-diabetic symptoms, and is so prevalent in
our culture that it is taken as a “normal” sign of aging. But insulin
resistance is not found in cultures eating little starch and sugar and
longevity scientists consider insulin resistance caused by over
consumption of carbohydrates/sugars as a major cause of aging itself.
Insulin resistance includes the production of antibodies against
insulin that lead to lower than expected falls in glucose and decreased
sensitivity of receptors to insulin, so that sugar remains in the blood
for long periods of time. During advanced hyperglycemia pancreatic
B-cells are unable to produce adequate insulin to maintain normal blood
When a diet is high in fat some of the receptor sites for insulin
become coated with an impermeable layer of fat there by rendering
insulin less effective. In this way fat people become insensitive to
their own insulin and so they secrete abnormally high levels. Blood
sugar levels then accumulate leading to hyperglycemia or diabetes.
Insulin is the hormonal key that enables sugar to leave the blood
stream and enter the cells where it is broken down to provide energy.
Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar results from too much simple
carbohydrate such as sugar, honey or molasses in the diet. Because
these simply sugars cause the pancreas to over react and put out too
much insulin which in turn makes the blood sugar drop precipitately. If
the diet is also high in fat hypoglycemia can develop into diabetes.
Because an overweight persons muscles are insensitive to insulin
(insulin resistant) they reject the glucose circulating in the blood.
This glucose then finds its way into fat cells and becomes triglyceride
(fatty acids). Ironically the person with the least need for stored fat
accumulates it the fastest. Low fat diets improve the insulin
mechanism. For every fat cell you produce and fill up, the body has to
produce more insulin in an effort to keep the fat cells nourished.
Besides preventing the mobilization of stored fat, excess insulin also
prevents the release of Growth Hormone. And as we know plentiful Growth
Hormone keeps us slim.
Several studies have shown that thyroid hormone is associated with
glucose intolerance resulting from decreased glucose-stimulated insulin
secretion. This defect in insulin secretion is believed to result from
an increase in the rate of apoptosis (programmed cell death) of pancreatic beta cells as a direct effect of thyroid hormone excess.
Members of the Calorie Restriction Society who restrict their
daily intake to 1100 to 1950 calories had insulin levels that were 65%
below average. Meaning their risk of diabetes was almost nill and
insulin resistance and glycation damage must be radically reduced
compared to the average person. By eating a nutrient dense diet while
reducing calories they expect to live 120 years. One of the reasons why
restricted calorie intake works to promote life span is because it
reduces the amount of blood glucose. High levels of blood sugar
(glucose) damage body protein by a process called glycation. High
concentrations of sugar combine with protein molecules to form advanced
glycosylation end products, or AGE's. AGE particles act like glue,
binding protein molecules together to form a rigid lattice network know
as cross-linking, thus accelerating aging and leading to many of the
symptoms of diabetes. These large protein molecules can inhibit the
functioning of the immune system, blur vision and cause damage to the
kidneys and lungs. Researchers found that chromium supplements can
produce an equally extended life span without such dietary restrictions.
Chromium picolinate: With age insulin resistance increases,
and glucose tolerance declines. Chromium picolinate lowers glucose and
insulin thereby increasing lifespan. Chromium also aids in cortisol
receptor sensitivity. Chromium picolinate helps the body metabolize
fats, carbohydrates and proteins and might be an excellent addition to
metamorphic supplementation to reduce the sugar craving that can result
from the body burning huge amounts of energy during kundalini.
Chromium, manganese and B vitamins are important in blood sugar
regulation. Brewers yeast, alfalfa, whole grains, liver and Spirulina
are good sources of these nutrients. Supplementation with Chromium
picolinate can reduce blood glucose levels by 25% and glycation by 60%.
Like chromium Vanadyl Sulfate also enhances the actions of
insulin and improves glucose tolerance by restoring muscle and
hypothalamic receptor sensitivity to insulin and improves blood sugar
control by enhancing skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity.
Crosslinking reduces flexibility, elasticity and functioning
of proteins, and can initiate harmful inflammatory and autoimmune
responses. It is implicated in all degenerative diseases. Glycation
wreaks havoc on all body tissues including connective tissue collagen,
arterial collagen, kidneys, lens of the eye, immune cells, nerve myelin
proteins and in the circulating low-density lipoprotein (LDL) of the
blood. Crosslinking of the myelin sheaths makes them rigid, which
impacts on the nerves themselves leading to tingling, numbness and
pain. As free radical damaged proteins and other macromolecules are
crosslinked into useless heaps they collect in the cell as blobs of lipofuscin
or age pigment. The more age pigment we accumulate the poorer cell
function becomes and the few years we have to live. These age spots are
also called the Browning reaction.
Alpha lipoic acid is a unique antioxidant because it prevents the attachment of sugar to protein, a process known as glycation or crosslinking.
Alpha lipoic acid prevents and may even reverse the attachment of sugar
to collagen by allowing better metabolism of sugar in the cell,
preventing its buildup and also by allowing the body's natural repair
mechanisms to work better. In other words, it prevents the accelerated
aging of collagen by protecting it from sugar's toxic effects. In fact,
when alpha lipoic acid is taken orally, it protects all of the proteins
in our body from glycation and helps cells take up sugar and use it for
fuel much more efficiently. That explains why alpha lipoic acid is
extremely effective with the symptoms of diabetes. Insulin resistance
has also been associated with people diagnosed with depression. The
antioxidant alpha lipoic acid has been shown to increase insulin
sensitivity and is used to treat people with diabetes and depression.
During the duration of the acute awakening all sugars and
carbohydrates should be avoided except sprouted seeds and grains,
vegetables and our fruit intake should be restricted to no more than
10% of our diet. High glycemic vegetables like corn, potatoes, beets
and carrots need to be carefully restricted also. If our diet has
historically consisted of lots of simple sugars and starches then 1
piece of fruit a day is about all the sugar we should allow ourselves,
so we can rebuild strong protein and keep a healthy free
radical/antioxidant balance. Note that for epilepsy it is recommended to have a diet high in fats and low in carbohydrates.
The glycemic index is a measure of a carbohydrate food's ability to
increase insulin production. I recommend that everyone going through a
kundalini awakening acquaint themselves with the Glycemic Index.
Because the glycemic index measures how fast a food is likely to raise
blood sugar, and so is useful in regulating the intensity of kundalini
and the free radical load on the body. For example if we eat too much
high glycemic food the fire of kundalini increases along with the
symptoms. This in turn freaks the cells out and we become emotionally
unstable and can go into a panic attack. During which to self medicate
we are likely to resort to more high glycemic food to try and
"separate" from our symptoms...to numb out. Then begins the secondary
story-making like "why me," "this has to mean something," "poor me I
have to endure this all alone for no reason," etc...
A good book on the glycemic index is "The New Glucose Revolution," Jennie Brand-Miller, Ph.D.
The more we set up a stable rhythmic circadian timetable for the
care of our cells, the more they will be reassured that everything is
ok, even while they are in complete overhaul. If we freak out and
resort to addictive coping mechanisms then our cells not only have the
work of metamorphosis to deal with, they also have the metabolic
results of our emotional and substance abuse to deal with. It goes
without saying that this reactivity puts a heavy inertial burden on the
evolutionary process and results in organic disease and arrested
Increasing the sugar content of our diet in response to the cellular
hunger we feel during kundalini will increase the brain and neuron
damage that occurs. In a similar fashion hyperglycemia increases the
damage that occurs during stroke. Hyperglycemia-related increase in the
size of stroke damage in animal studies has been blamed on impairment
of mitochondrial function and increased acidosis. Glutamate, in
particular and dopamine (DA), noradrenaline (NA) and serotonin (5-HT)
are all released in large quantities during blood loss to the brain
during strokes (ischemia). How extensive the damage due to ischemia is
related to hyperglycemia, increased brain tissue acidosis, accumulation
of extra-cellular glutamate, increased blood-brain barrier
permeability, swelling due to water retention and decreased vascular
reactivity. The bottom line is that high blood sugar increases brain
damage due to: acidosis, AGE's and glycation, accumulation of
extra-cellular glutamate, increased blood-brain-barrier permeability
and impair mitochondrial function.
During the first fall season after my July awakening I got so hungry
that I would be propelled to go for fast walks and laugh at how hungry
I was. But I intuitively knew that food could not satisfy this hunger.
At the time I thought I was just ultra-sensitive to the energy of the
trees draining down into the roots for winter. Not to denounce the
super-sensory abilities of those with active kundalini, but I think the
answer is less ethereal than that. Without my knowing it the summer of
my awakening had set up a huge neurotransmitter and hormone debt that
my food supply was inadequate to address. Now of course, if I had an
awakening I would know to adopt mega-nutrition supplemental program of
herbs, antioxidants, nootropics and amino acids.
Dandelion greens, bitters and all greens in general will help curb
our sweet tooth and help build strength in our body's protein
structures in order to endure kundalini with greater ease and
efficiency. The stronger the body's protein structures the less
dispersal and friction of energy--the deeper and more smoothly the
awakening will proceed. Free radical damage to the nerves is caused
when blood sugar is poorly regulated. Stevia might be a useful addition
to a kundalini diet if one has a craving for carbohydrates and sugars.
Green juices including parsley increase the body's antioxidant
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD).
Sulfur containing vegetables such as alfalfa, asparagus, cabbage
family, mustard greens, garlic and fruits such as figs, papaya and
pineapple prevents the glycation of the blood. Zinc is essential for
DNA synthesis, SOD and insulin production, because of increased cell
growth and immune function during metamorphosis the demand for zinc
must go up. Zinc is key in the entire hormonal system and immune
system. 15 milligrams per day is recommended; sources include grains,
brewers yeast, wheat germ, seafood and kelp.
For stabilizing both low and high blood sugar:
Onions, Garlic, Oats, Barely, Sunflower seeds, Cashews, Olive oil,
Celery, Spinach, Carrot, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Blueberries, Cranberry,
Burdock root, Nettles, Horseradish, Mugwort, Suma and Dandelion.
To reduce sugar cravings:And raise blood sugar levels and cure mental fatigue take Glutamine and Cofactors: Folic acid, B6,
and vitamin C. Skullcap tea taken throughout the day will stop the
craving for sugar. Another sugar craving cure is 1 tablespoon of
flaxseed oil, take with Magnesium, Zinc, B6, B3, C. Chromium Picolinate cuts carbohydrate cravings in people with depression.
Overcoming Insulin Resistance:Vitamin
C (fat and water soluble forms), Vitamin E (both d-alpha and mixed
tocopherol), N-acetyl-cysteine, quercetin, Alpha Lipoic Acid,
B3--Niacinamide, Biotin, Chromium Picolinate, Cinnamon Extract. Vanadyl
sulfate, by mimicking the actions of insulin, helps the muscle cells
uptake glucose (instead of fat cells (adipocytes) uptaking glucose).
EFAs: help with triglycerides use Organic hemp seed oil and fish oil.
Bitter melon (Momordica charantia): reduces fasting &
postprandial blood glucose without increasing insulin & appears to
enhance tissue sensitivity to insulin. Fenugreek (Trigonella foenicum-graecum): reduces fasting blood glucose without increasing insulin. Gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre):
Helps to reduce blood sugar levels. Fibre: reduces fasting blood
glucose without increasing insulin; Psyllium reduces postprandial
glucose and insulin levels. Exercise: Enhances muscle sensitivity to