Abdominal fat, the extra layer just under your belly-button we sometimes jokingly call a “spare tire” or affectionately, a “tummy”. In this article, I’d like to look at this because I see several causes of it, not always mentioned on Internet. The more you learn, the more you can do about it!
Three causes of abdominal fat
1. Shortage of manganese
Before I developed the MIR-Method, I focused on working with people and their allergies. During this period, I learned that when people have a shortage of the mineral “manganese”, they have more abdominal fat. That was one of the ways I, as therapist, could see that they had a possible shortage of it. In the MIR-Method, differences are automatically supplemented by step 5: ‘Supplement all shortages’. The way it works is that all 9 steps cooperate to increase the absorption of nutrition, so your body works more efficiently. At the same time you help yourself by intuitively knowing what your body needs. Manganese can be found, for example, in grains, rice, nuts, leafy vegetables, fruit, meat and fish.
Does it grow in nature?
Take a look at your daily nutrition and see if any of the above food is a part of it. You could also ask yourself: “Does my food grow in nature?” Do potato chips grow on a tree? If not, don’t eat them. Processed foods are not suitable for our bodies. By the way, there is a lot more information about how good fats enhance our health and that carbohydrates actually should come in last place. I’m not a nutrition expert, but you can read about this in books, such as those by Dr. Loren Cordain or “The Food Hourglass” by Dr. Kris Verburgh. And if you already know more about this, please feel free to share in the comment section below! Thank you!
Unfortunately, yes unfortunately, I’m going to mention it. Alcohol is one of the causes of abdominal fat. We break down less alcohol than was thought up to now. In addition, scientists have discovered that women process alcohol less efficiently than men. Because of this, women turn it into abdominal fat more quickly. And addictions are easily formed when someone says “you most certainly can drink one glass every evening”. I absolutely do NOT agree! If something encourages an addiction, it’s doing it every day. And it takes a lot of discipline to keep it to one a day. Too bad! Put alcohol where it belongs: drink it during the weekend or to celebrate special occasions. If you need it, that is. I enjoy living without alcohol. There’s another reason for that. Very sensitive people or people who are not easily grounded, tend to not respond well to alcohol.
Through step 1: ‘Optimize acidity’ you assist with breaking alcohol down more quickly. Through step 2: ‘Detox all toxicity’ you remove alcohol more quickly from your body. But… it’s still better for it not to get into your system in the first place. If you have a tendency for addiction, add the sentence “Detach alcohol addiction” to the 9 steps, as step 0. Watch the video about this: ”Overcome Your Addiction with the MIR-Method”.
3. Blockages in the small intestine meridian
When the small intestine meridian is disrupted, more abdominal fat can slowly develop than is desirable. The roots of the disturbance are emotional. It usually develops during intense moments of feeling abandoned, but also when you can’t distinguish between your own emotions and those of others. The latter occurs, for example, in health professions, where the caregiver strongly feels the emotions of the other person or even “soaks” them up into himself/herself. Abandonment can have already occurred at a young age. For example, if you had an absent father or when someone didn’t defend you, causing you to feel vulnerable as a child.
Events could have also happened later and blocked your small intestine meridian. All of us have had enough experiences that made us feel let down or abandoned. You can test yourself to see if this plays a role in your life by observing how your energy is between 1 and 3 pm. If you are more tired during this period of the day than during the rest of the day, your small intestine is blocked. It’s not a “lunch dip” but a blocked meridian! And… you let your small intestine meridian’s energy flow freely again, through step 4: ‘Clear meridians’. You delete layer for layer the feeling of being abandoned.
With step 7: ‘Fulfill basic needs’ you supplement the basic need “Boundaries”. It therefore becomes easier for you to experience boundaries and you won’t let other people’s feelings inside of you so easily.
Through step 8: ‘Optimize chakras and aura’ you continue to strengthen your aura, bit by bit, so you can better distinguish between your feelings and those of others.
Even if I don’t mention all 9 steps, always do all 9 steps!
I’m curious how it is for you. Do you recognize yourself in what I’ve written? I’d love to hear about it from you! Please let me know below. Thank you!
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