Have You Heard of the Brain-Gut Connection?

Gut Health is important to your overall health

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The brain-gut connection is a big deal. It is revolutionizing the way doctors and scientists approach digestion, mood, health and the way we think. One way to understand it is to picture a “brain in the gut,” which is actually known as the enteric nervous system (ENS). It’s composed of more than 100 million nerve cells that line the G.I. tract running from the esophagus to the rectum.

Internationally renowned ENS specialist Dr. Jay Pasricha says, “The enteric nervous system doesn’t seem capable of thought as we know it, but it communicates back and forth with our big brain with profound results. Its main role is controlling digestion, from swallowing to the release of enzymes that break down food to the control of blood flow that helps with nutrient absorption to elimination. For decades, researchers and doctors thought that anxiety and depression contributed to gut problems, but our studies and…

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Cherish Each Precious Moment


By Hue Anh Nguyen

I had mixed feelings about leaving my family, friends, and my second homeland, Australia, to move to a foreign country, but I was following my heart’s calling. My world had opened when I traveled in Europe in 1996 and met the man of my dreams. So I traded the warm, sunny weather and wonderful friends and family to be with the one I live in Oregon.

Five months later, while getting comfortable with my new surroundings (despite being cold and wet outside), I found myself missing my home and family. Just then, the phone rang. I was so excited to hear my father’s voice, but my heart sank when I heard the news: My 51-year-old mother had been diagnosed with end-stage lung cancer and given just months to live.

I was shaken by the news and felt helpless being so far away. I wanted my mother to still live her dream of visiting the United States, see the world like I did, to be at our wedding, and to hold my baby. This was a nightmare that I couldn’t wake up from.

I had never prayed so hard before that time. On my knees, I begged and pleaded to Quan Am, the compassion deity, bargaining for more time for my mother. Suddenly, it became clear what I needed to do. I gathered myself together, packed up my 25-pound wedding gown, and flew to Australia to spend time with my mother and have the wedding there so she could attend.

I spent the last year of my mother’s life learning more about her and her childhood than I had over the 28 years growing up with her. For that, I am forever grateful. Through this experience, I learned so much – about my mother and also about life itself. I learned to appreciate my health. I learned that nothing is permanent and time does not wait for anyone. I learned to love now, to live now, and to cherish each precious moment.

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While the experiences themselves vary greatly, each of these moments transformed the authors and connected them to something much bigger than themselves. These true-life stories (one page each – for quick inspiration!) were written with love and infused with the intention that you’ll be on the lookout for moments of grace to show up in your own life…and that you’ll be open to receiving them when they do!

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Do You Have a Heart-Wall?

Have you ever been injured emotionally? Have you ever felt that emotional heaviness in your chest like your heart was breaking?

The heart is the center of your being. In fact, research now indicates that the heart may be a second brain, a brain more powerful than the one on top of your shoulders. A brain that is fully activated when you are giving and receiving pure love and acts of pure, unselfish devotion. It is through our heart that we give and receive love.

But our hearts are vulnerable to emotional injury. Sometimes trapped emotions are created in the body, and sometimes these trapped emotions lodge in the heart area.

Since all things are nothing but pure energy by their very nature, a trapped emotion is no different and consists of pure energy.

Well, sometimes your subconscious mind will take that extra energy that is now in the heart area, and it will literally make a ‘wall’ with it. Why? To protect your heart from injury; to keep your heart from being totally broken.

I believe that Heart Walls affect us in two ways. First, they block the heart energy from flowing through the body; this makes it more difficult for the body to heal itself and can cause physical symptoms, particularly in the neck, upper back and shoulders. Second, they block us from fully opening our hearts to others.

In essence, a HeartWall will make you numb to others and make it more difficult for you to feel emotions and connect to others. When you realize that the mind puts the heart wall up to protect us in the first place, it all makes sense, but if you have a HeartWall, you will have a harder time being able to give and receive love freely.

When the Heart Wall is removed from the body, the difference can sometimes be felt immediately. At other times, the change is more subtle and takes place over time. (Extracted from Emotion Code)

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Do You Have a Heart-Wall?

The heart is the center of your being. In fact, research now indicates that the heart may be a second brain, a brain more powerful than the one on top of your shoulders. A brain that is fully activated when you are giving and receiving pure love and acts of pure, unselfish devotion. It is through our heart that we give and receive love.



Do you feel that the multiple demands of motherhood, entrepreneurship, and marriage/long-term relationship have caused strain in your relationship?
Are you struggling to communicate with your spouse, fighting too often and feeling angry and disappointed?
Or maybe you aren’t really even communicating much anymore because it is easier than trying to make a point or get him to understand.
Likely intimacy and sex have become a rare occasion and when it happens it doesn’t have the level of passion you deserve and desire.
If you have tried counseling, like the vast majority of my clients, it probably only made things worse.
As a master energy healer with over 20 years experience who specializes in relationships and families, this is my specialty and I have helped many women just like you completely transform their relationships, very quickly when nothing else worked for them.
After almost going through a divorce over a decade ago and saving my own marriage, I learned that under stressful circumstances your energy is affected, and the energy flow can become reversed (it’s very common in today’s world).
When there is tension or stress in your partner or yourself it means their energy has become reversed and this actually reverses the energy of everyone else in a household which leads to increased anger, frustration, fighting, exhaustion and a lack of joy, connection, and fun.
This leads to blame, guilt and sadness but if the energy is corrected for all household members things can turn around immediately just like magic.
I have seen this transformation happen for many, many of my clients and their partners.
This is why I am so passionate about my work as I know it changes the lives of anyone who experiences it.
My signature offer is a 3-hour intensive where I correct and align your energy and your partner’s energy and everyone else in your household.
We then go to the root of the problem and release any emotions trapped in your body or DNA or the body and DNA of your partner.
Then we move into creating a solution together. You will walk away feeling so much different and be vibrating at a much higher frequency.
You will walk away with clarity on how to continue improving your relationship and the energy and motivation to do it.
This works even if your partner doesn’t want to take part in the healing.
I have had many clients who were ready to throw in the towel and sign the divorce papers, and their spouse didn’t want to participate and by correcting their energy the partner naturally shifted as well and they were able to better communicate with their spouse and this healed their relationships and they are now in fulfilling relationships.
One client whose spouse wasn’t originally on board said “she cannot believe her partner is the same person as he is now treating her like a queen when he just used to be on his phone or ignore her whenever she tried to communicate in the past”
The other benefits my clients have experienced by correcting their energy are MORE MONEY AND CASH FLOW, MORE ENERGY, LOOKING YOUNGER, AND SO MUCH MORE HAPPINESS AND JOY because when your energy is reversed it can block wealth and health as well.
No matter how rough things have gotten it can be healed.
This relationship and life-transforming 3 hour Relationship Magic Intensive is normally $750 (valued at over $1500) but I want to make this accessible to some women who desire to save their relationship but cannot afford my already reasonable pricing so far this month only I am opening myself up to offering this intensive for only $377 (50% off) .
Here is a couple of testimonials from my clients
Working with Hue I’ve seen changes in my relationship with myself – getting clear and accepting who I am and that has trickled into many other areas. I see the biggest changes being in releasing the gunk from the past, being aware of how I’m talking and with my husband. You are the 1st person I’ve been able to talk to about our relationship that has no judgment and encourages me to keep digging into me. Some of that is just for me to get it out so it doesn’t continue to create guilt, shame, and resentment. (Kelly Saun )
From working with Hue, I gained a new perspective on my marriage. My marriage was on the brink of divorce, but the coaching and healing that I received from Hue saved us. I was able to process old beliefs and changed how I responded to my husband. Hue also helped me to reconnect with my dreams and worked with me to create a plan of action. I now see that my dreams will be a reality and I am taking action daily for this to happen. Jen Carder (Holistic Health Coach)

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Life is a series of moments. Live each moment.

Friday night I had the privilege of conversation with 16 nuns and a head monk. The head monk was a Buddhist abbott, from Dai Dang Monastery in San Diego. We had a very casual tea ceremony, a time to question and be enlightent by these holy people.

Thay Tue Giac shared his experiences regarding his responsibility at the monastery, his love of his disciples, his love to of studying the dharma. His approach is that he never does any work. He considered everything he does in the moment an act of pleasure and joy. It is the mind interpretation as to how an individual view everything.  It was explained to me that nothing is hard, nothing is intense, it is really a minds’ game to live in the moment and enjoy each moment.

The lesson to be learn is, when living in the moment, it is just a moment. Life is play, live to enjoy it.



Meditation in Buddhism    

One young reader requested I address the meditation to reduce stress. I think it is important to address this issue at the beginning. Meditation is practiced in all religions, and more importantly is considered an integral part of Buddhist practice.

What is meditation ? and why do we need to do meditation?

What is meditation ? There are many definitions of meditation but to me simply put, meditation is concentration, focusing one thing at a time. Meditation is the opposite of distraction, forgetfulness.

Why do people practice meditation ?  People often practice meditation to reduce or manage stress.  Meditation was recognized as an excellent method in reducing stress.

Here are some statistics on harmful effects of stress that we need to reduce or eliminate in our daily life.

·        Forty-three percent of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress.

·        Seventy-five percent to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are for stress-related ailments and complaints.

·        Stress can play a part in problems such as headaches, high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, skin conditions, asthma, arthritis, depression, and anxiety.

·        The lifetime prevalence of an emotional disorder is more than 50%, often due to chronic, untreated stress reactions

One more important reason for doing meditation in Buddhism is development of wisdom. Unless we meditate to calm ourselves, we will not have wisdom to understand the truth which Buddha taught. Why is it ?

Human mind can be compared with a lake. On a windy, stormy day its surface is full of waves. If we stand at the edge of the lake and look down, we will not be able to see anything because of the turbulence of waves.

When the wind and the storm cease, the lake surface becomes calm, tranquil, undisturbed of waves, we can clearly see the pebble, the leaf, the frog at the bottom of the lake. These things were always there but we could not see them because of the turbulent waves. Similarly if we allow ourselves to calm down by doing meditation, the turbulent waves of thought will subside and gradually disappear.  We can clearly see and understand things, which we did not understand before.

Buddha also compared human mind to a monkey. It jumps around all the time. Unless we can tame the money mind we will be stressful, worried, restless.

According to the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the University of Southern California, the average person has about 48.6 thoughts per minute or 69,984 thoughts per day. At one minute one thought: “ Oh my daughter goes home late tonight “ Another minute he thought: “  Oh, Joe made me angry this morning” or. “How do I come up with enough money to buy a new car “. These thoughts are random and endless. They are the turbulent waves that rob our energy, disturb our peace, make us distracted, worry, jittery … Unless we control them by practicing meditation we will always be easily nervous, upset, worried, unhappy …

When we are so distracted, we become forgetful. We forget where we park our car, where we put the car keys. We cannot even understand what our husband or wife says to us, how could we  understand the deep truth Buddha teaches… In summary our life is a mess.

I hope I have convinced you the importance of meditation. But would you want to know the correct method to practice meditation ?

I will discuss briefly how-to-meditation in this email. In later emails I will go into detail meditation practice taught in Buddhism. It will take several sessions to cover this vast topic.

Generally there are many methods of meditation but the meditation counting the breath is the most basic and most popular. I will describe 2 methods of breathing meditation. They are easy to do and very important practice in Buddhism.

The preparation for a meditation session is as important as the meditation itself. The meditator should decide:

a/ An appropriate sitting position:  He can sit on the floor with legs crossing: ( right foot on the left thigh and left foot on the right thigh ( Full Lotus position ), or right foot on the left thigh only, left foot remains under right thigh ( Half Lotus positon ). If a person cannot sit crossed legs on the floor because of stiffness, pain, he or she can sit on a chair.

b/ Back, neck: the meditator keeps his back, neck straight

c/ Eyes: Eyes are half open, looking down 6 feet in front of the leg. Some people close their eyes during meditation. I found it conducing to sleep and sleep is not meditation because we are not aware of things during the sleep. In meditation we are fully aware of everything.

d/ Hands: Both hands rest on thigh. Left hand on top of right hand, right thumb touches left thumb

e/ Duration:  For the beginner, 5-10 minutes of daily meditation is sufficient. When he is more proficient, he can proceed to 30 minutes or 60 minutes per day. 

e/ Methods of breathing:

1-     Counting the breath ( So Tuc). The meditator will observes his breath and counts it. After one breath ( in and out ) he counts One, after the second breath in and out, he counts Two. He continues to count until 5, then counts back to One, Two … If he forgets the order of the breath, he will go back to count One, Two … Once he is able to count his breath from one to five without missing any breath for several weeks, he will proceed to count from One to Ten breath. By counting breath, the meditator is able to focus on doing one thing at a time, avoiding distraction, or having random thought. His mind becomes calmer, clearer. He is happier and has more wisdom.

2-     Following the Breath ( Tuy Thuc). After becoming proficient in the previous method, the meditator will graduate to the second method which is following the breath. In this method he does not need to count his breath, but just follows it. When the breath goes in to the nose, he is aware of it. When the breath goes to the lung, he is aware of it. When he exhales he is aware of it. After a period of 10-15 minutes he becomes calmer, happier.

Hope you all practice meditation with good results. Email me if you have any question or difficulty

Until next time

Peace and Joy to all,

Dennis A Chu

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