Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is a vitamin?
* Complex, organic molecules in the body that facilitate the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
2. What is organic?
a. In agriculture, crops grown and processed according to USDA regulations defining the use of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, preservatives and other chemical agents.
b. In chemistry, a substance or molecule containing carbon-carbon bonds or carbon-hydrogen bonds.
c. On food labels, that at least 95% of the product’s ingredients have been grown and processed according to USDA regulations.
3. What is a mineral?
*Inorganic element. Some minerals are essential nutrients required in small amounts.
4. What is inorganic?
*Not containing carbon.
5. What is a nutrient?
*Nutrients are chemical substances obtained from food and used in the body to provide energy, structural materials, and regulating agents to support growth, maintenance, and repair of the body’s tissues. There are 6 classes of nutrients: Carbohydrates, Lipids (fats), Proteins, Vitamins, Minerals and Water.
6. What are essential nutrients?
*Nutrients a person must obtain from food because the body cannot make them for itself in sufficient quantity to meet physiological needs.
7. What is a micronutrient?
*Vitamins and minerals. These are the nutrients the body requires in relatively small amounts (milligrams or micrograms daily).
8. How does food affect my mental and physical capacity?
The food that you eat provides your body with energy to fuel the various cellular processes that must happen to maintain homeostasis. Chemicals from food are transformed and metabolized into hormones, neurotransmitters, and other chemical agents that serve as mood stabilizers, inhibiting or stimulating different portions of the brain which creates different patterns of behavior. The brain is both a conductor of internal processes and a receiver of external environments. The five senses are used to interpret the things that exist outside of the body while the sixth sense, intuition, is used to interpret the feelings that exist inside of the body where emotions and thoughts are stored. Internal feelings are localized interpretations of a greater field of invisible information that affects the belief structures and thought patterns created by the mind.
*Source: “Understanding Nutrition, Thirteenth Edition” – Ellie Whitney and Sharon Rady Rolfes).
1. What is a Dream?
A reality separate from our waking consciousness. (source: “Dream Alchemy” – Ted Andrews)
2. How Can Understanding the Nature of Dreams Help Me?
By understanding the importance of dreams as alternative realities, composed of symbols, will help you to transform old, destructive patterns of victimhood and ignorance into new, supportive patterns of wisdom and self-empowerment.
3. What is Light?
a. Light enables us to see the world around us. It provides the means by which our sense of sight gleans the most direct information about the physical arrangement of the world and how it is changing. (source: “Light, A Very Short Introduction”- Ian Walmsley)
b. Light acts as a particle of well-defined energy when it interacts with matter. Yet, it retains its ability to exhibit wave-like phenomena at the same time. The wave-particle duality informs the quantum field. Light particles, photons, are excitations of this field which is a fundamental property of the universe, underpinning all types of material and non-material things. (source: “Light, A Very Short Introduction”- Ian Walmsley)
4. What is Inner Light?
The light of Illumination, a state or stage of consciousness in which one becomes aware of faculties beyond the outer five senses. (source: “The Seven Sacred Seals” – Richard Rudd).
5. What is Perspective?
Perspective is the way you respond to events that happen in your life. It consists of your thoughts, beliefs and feelings. You are either reacting, repressing, or observing emotional states. From these emotions, behavioral patterns are formed which create the habits of the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind does not actively think. It simply operates automatically as a program from what the conscious mind has programmed it to believe. Beliefs are informed by the level of pleasure or pain you receive as a result of your everyday actions and decisions.