There are thieves among us, stealing our energy and harming our health. What are these energy thieves, and what can we do about them?
Everything we do, from what we eat and drink to what we wear has an impact on our energy levels. Our health is affected by our energy and our energy is affected by our health.
Energy Health Specialist Debra Greene, PhD, author of Endless Energy: The Essential Guide to Energy Health, says that in addition to a physical body, we also have an energy body, otherwise known as a biofield. This energy body plays a vital role in our overall health and well-being.
Dr. Greene agreed to unmask some of these every day energy thieves for us, and to offer some tips on how we can avoid them.
5 Energy Thieves and How to Avoid Them
Thief #1: Depleted Food
Depleted food refers to food that has been microwaved, treated with chemicals, or genetically altered (GMOs). Sadly, that’s the bulk of many an American diet. According to Dr. Greene, those things rob food of its life force, and we end up eating what she calls “hungry food.” Rather than giving you energy, such food actually robs you of energy. And guess what? That makes you eat even more!
“Every living thing, including plants, animals, and humans, has an energy body. When that energy is intact, the food is vitalizing and nourishing. When the energy is depleted, the food can steal your energy.”
To avoid this:
Trust in nature. Avoid processed, enhanced, laboratory engineered food, and food loaded with additives and preservatives. Overcooking can also rob food of precious nutrients. Choose foods that are fresh and organically grown. “Mother nature is very intelligent and produces food that is compatible with life,” says Dr. Greene.
Thief #2: Dead Water
Ah, there’s nothing quite like fresh, clean water. It cools, refreshes, and revitalizes. According to Dr. Greene, water can take on the energy imprint of other substances. It is an essential medium through which energy flows throughout the system.
By the time we reach for a glass of water from the kitchen tap, it has passed through a treatment system and processing that effectively “deadens” the water. Bottled water also has its problems. Trapped in plastic bottles, stored in dark warehouses, and sitting on store shelves under fluorescent lighting takes a toll. Dead water doesn’t sound particularly refreshing or revitalizing.
To avoid this:
Natural spring water is best. Urban living and modern life in general makes that a bit of a problem, acknowledges Dr. Greene. But we’re not powerless.
“You can take control of your water by using a home water system. This way you know what you’re getting in terms of purity and need not rely on the claims of an unregulated bottled water industry. You’ll also avoid the proliferation of plastic bottles. Check specifications before buying a filtration unit to make sure the filter removes a long list of known toxins and not just superficial impurities. In addition to filtration, ionization units that restructure the water are anti-oxidizing and allow you to adjust the pH of the water. This is important because alkalinizing your body through water and food choices appears to have significant health benefits.”