Erik on How to Lose Weight

Before we go on to listen to what Erik has to say about how we can shed those extra pounds, I have a story to share: I pulled a fun April Fool’s Day prank on the hubs today. Last night, I painted his bar soap with clear, matte-finished nail polish so it didn’t lather at all. I didn’t hear any grumblings while he was showering, so I texted him at work, “Any problems with your bar soap?” He called and told me he had to replace it with a new one because it wouldn’t soap up. He asked if I also had problems with my soap, but I use bath gel, so… Then he realized. “You little shit!” He laughed and laughed. One time I just stuffed balled up newspaper in the toes of all of his dress shoes. Last year I rigged his toilet by opening the seat and stretching plastic wrap over the bowl. With the seat lowered, you can’t tell that anything had been done, but he, for some reason, figured it out. Lucky thing, because I probably would have been in charge of clean-up. 

On a more somber note, Rune and I went to Erik’s grave to replace the flowers and clean his grave marker. With all the previous heavy rain followed by an unusually heavy pollen season, it was in terrible shape. I scrubbed it down with soapy water, dried it, and then cleaned it with Multi-surface Pledge. Boy, they’re not kiddin’ when they say “multi-surface!” Anyway, we left it in much more respectable shape. Ten years ago, I would never had dreamed that this would be on my recurring chore list. Sad. 

When we got home from the cemetery, I took a nice warm bath. When I got out to dry myself off, my eye caught the sight of my husband’s towel fluttering wildly! There is no open window and no air-conditioning vent, so clearly it was spirit. My guess is that it was my sweet boy comforting me after an emotionally difficult task.

If you haven’t been on Facebook, you missed something pretty cool. Blog member, Beth, was attending Sandra Champlain’s “We Don’t Die” conference listening to a presentation by Sonia Rinaldi. Her presentation was about the technology she has developed to capture images of the deceased as they pass through a wormhole. I’m not sure how she does that, but Beth gasped when Sonia showed a slide of one of those images. It was Erik! Clearly my boy. And Sonia doesn’t know anything about Erik. Check this out:

Here’s another image. I’m not as sure about this one, but the guy on the right bares a resemblance. What do you think:


Tuesday night, Tuesday night, from his unique perspective from the other side of the veil, spirit guide, Erik Medhus, shares his take on the current state of humanity and what the future holds for us, too. He will share all elements, particularly the level of divisiveness vs. love and how we are doing as far as the collective’s spiritual contract is concerned. After 20-30 minutes of discussion, Erik will answer questions from callers. Erik will be channeled by medium, Raylene Nuañes, and Ryan Adragna will join in the read the energy of callers. THE CALL IN NUMBER HAS CHANGED. IT IS NOW: 646-716-9735. You can find out more about Raylene and Ryan by visiting and respectively.

Oh, and one last thing: I’m taking questions for both Donna Summer and Earnest Hemingway. Please feel free to send yours to Keep them short and concise and avoid bulleted or numbered lists. I will reply only if I need clarification, but I promise I’m not ignoring you and will put your questions on the final list!

That’s a lot of information before the main event! Phew! Even though the transcript follows, please let the video run for a few minutes. Thanks! And be sure to check out Denise Ramon’s site by clicking HERE.

Elisa: Welcome to our show everybody, and we have the wonderful, extraordinarily gifted medium, Denise Ramon.

Denise: Hi! How are you?

Elisa: Can I get a drum roll or something? I’m doing good, how are you doing?

Denise:  I’m doing well, doing well, doing really good.

Elisa:  Excellent! And our boy Erik? Hi Sweetie!

Erik: Hi Mom!

Denise:  It’s almost like he’s stretching, like he just woke up from a nap.

Erik: I’m making fun of Denise because she laid down for an hour.

Denise: He’s wearing yellow too! I just noticed that you’re wearing yellow, he’s wearing a yellow shirt.

Erik: Hi, I love you!

Elisa:I love you too.

Denise: He’s showing me like he just got a hair cut, that’s so funny,

Elisa: That’s so weird. Hey, so are you going to watch over your little nephew Liam, right? He’s really sick with RSV, he’s only 4 months old so.

Denise: I just got chills.

Erik:  Yes, he’s going to be fine.

Denise: He’s showing me that he’s already got his hands, and I feel like when his hands, his energy already involved with him.

Elisa: Okay.

Denise: Already working on him, yes.

Erik: Yes.

Denise: I’m saying good, I’m asking him how are you doing that? And he’s just showing me the energy is in there, he’s helping him, yeah.

Erik: He’s going to be okay.

Denise: I feel like he’s going to get all of a sudden just over it.

Elisa:  Oh good!

Denise: Yeah, so good.

Elisa: It’s pretty unusual, that’s cool. All right, I wanted to talk about 2 things, so we’ll probably just do it in 2 short YouTubes.

Denise: Okay.

Elisa: This one is kind of a biggie, at least in the Western culture, is weight loss. So many of us are overweight, I will show you here, look, look, people, no, no, it’s got to go. I know it’s because I’m old but whatever.

Denise: You’re tiny, you’re tiny.

Elisa:  No amount of exercise will get rid of that! Anyway, as long a people don’t say Oh, when are you due, then that’s okay, but Erik, what’s going on? Why are so many of us overweight and what can we do about it?

Erik: The number one is emotions.

Denise: I’m real fascinated because I want to lose some more also.

Erik:  Emotions dictate, and not for all but for a good portion of you, dictate what you put on your plates and how much you put in your mouth and sometimes your emotions will, whatever it is that’s going on, how it releases chemicals and stuff, what it does to you dictates on what you crave and what you want to eat. The sweets, you know some people crave salt but the bottom line is the carbs which turn to sugar, so it doesn’t matter if you’re a salt or a sugar, the end result is the sugar.

Elisa:  So, with hormones, what chemicals and what emotions? Let’s start out with that, what emotions are we talking about, is it like stress?

Erik:  Stress is a big one. Stress raises your cortisol.

Elisa:  Oh, yeah, that’s so true.

Erik: That in itself just throws you off, and then you go into eating, and you don’t think of it as wanting to bring yourselves down but you’re trying to lower that.

Denise:  He says something about the pituitary gland also, from the cortisol, I don’t know what he means by that, there’s something that affects that, and it also affects our hormones and how we break down sugars and break down components of foods.

Erik:  But you all of a sudden just start craving things like sugar, you start eating stuff but that’s not what your body is wanting really, your body is wanting some type of protein or vegetables. Exercise is so important.

Elisa: I knew you were going to say that, ugh.

Erik: But you have everything so prepackaged.

Denise: He’s showing me like there’s vending machines every where and you can just get. You unconsciously eat.

Elisa:  And there are signs and signals every where saying you need to eat, you need to do this, you need to do this, you need to eat, more, more, more, but is dopamine involved, because that’s kind of like the reward, you know neurotransmitter.

Erik: Yes, but on somethings it’s also you know you get a reward like people who smoke cigarettes, say okay after I finish doing this project or finish cleaning this house or washing this car, I’m going to smoke a cigarette. People do the same thing with food, and it’s kind of like a reward that they’re rewarding themselves with but when they’re eating, they’re unconsciously eating. You need to be more conscious, like what are you putting in your hand, why are you eating this, are you hungry? The majority of you eat when you are not hungry

Elisa:  You know and fasting, I mean like a really low, low-calorie diets are very common in these places, where people live to be 120 or whatever, I don’t want to do that though, but I guess a lot of people do it to soothe themselves, like to pacify themselves.

Erik:  Yes, sugar is a very powerful drug.

Denise: And when he’s saying that he’s showing me, white sugar.

Erik:  It’s a very powerful drug.

Denise:  And when he’s saying that, when I used to eat sugar, I would get like a high from it and then a crash.

Erik:  Yes, people get the same thing, it kind of soothes them for 5-10 minutes while they’re eating it and that’s why the continue to eat more and more because they want to feel good, and the next thing you know they’ve expanded 3-4 sizes and then they get to a place where they are depressed and then they just keep eating to feel better. The people who eat very low-calorie and fast, our bodies do not require as much food as these places serve you.

Denise: And he’s showing me plates, like in a restaurant.

Erik:  That’s enough for 5 people.

Elisa:  Yeah I love it, when I went to Chuckie Cheese one time with the kids, when they were little. They had a salad bar, all you can eat, and these very obese people were eating but the plate was huge with potato salad, and all that kind of stuff, they probably thought they were doing themselves a favour, but my Norwegian relatives come over here, they are shocked by the portion sizes, it’s just crazy!

Erik:  People in Europe eat breads and pastas and rice but you don’t see that type of obesity over there because one, it’s very fresh, it’s not pre-packaged, and the portion size is what you use as an appetizer, even your appetizers are big.

Denise:  He’s telling me how your relatives when they come over from Norway, they’re thinking, Oh my God, they feel like we’re killing ourselves with amount of food that we eat.

Elisa: Yeah because we are.

Erik: Literally, you are!

Elisa: So, if we decrease the amount we eat, little by little because we’re so used to these big portion sizes that we get really hungry if we don’t have those same sizes, so I guess if we just slow decrease to having just very small portions then.

Erik: Well you know it’s all in your thoughts that you think you are hungry.

Denise: And he’s showing me which I’ve heard this before, put your food on a smaller plate and fill the plate up because you’re telling your mind you got a full plate of food. There are ways to do this.

Erik: There’s a lot of controversy on how to eat, what not to eat and this and that. I’m not up for a debate on how one should eat and how one should not eat. You do what’s right for you.

Denise: And when he’s saying that he’s referring to vegetarian, vegan and meat-eater because he’s showing me if you want to eat meatloaf and mashed potatoes just use smaller sizes and use a smaller plate, if you’re vegetarian do smaller sizes and when he says that, I know several vegetarians and I call them junk-a-terians because they are not healthy eaters.

Elisa: Oh.

Denise:  You know.

Elisa: A lot of (inaudible) that I see in health food stores look awful, like waxy and yellow but my sister had been a vegetarian all her life, I mean since she was a little girl and I guess a couple of years ago she said, I want a side of beef, man and so she started eating meat and felt a lot better.

Denise:  Yeah.

Erik: It’s all about nutrition and you have to have a balance of whatever it is, however you eat. You can eat a lot of bread, there’s a lot of vegetarian cookies, a lot of vegan cookies, a lot of vegan bread, there is some truth about eating the colours of the rainbow.

Elisa: Oh!

Erik: A lot of us feel like we have to eat one way or another way, just start making smaller portions of what you’re already eating.

Elisa: Eat the rainbow, I’ve never heard of that. So, I’m supposed to eat M&M’s, mmm.


Denise: He was doing Skittles.

Elise:  Yeah that figures, he loved Skittles.

Denise:  Did he? Yeah he was doing Skittles.

Erik: Think about why you’re eating, a lot of people eat to cover up pain.

Elisa: Oh, cover up pain. Oh.

Erik:  That’s a big, and the industry knows that.

Elisa: Oh great.

Denise:  Yeah.

Elisa: Okay, so back to vegetarianism and stuff, I remember somebody asked me to ask you Erik a long time ago, isn’t it better to be a vegetarian, isn’t that kinder, you know eating that don’t have a face, but you said that every soul is equally valued whether its broccoli soul or a cow soul and you just have to humanely raise and kill them and be grateful for it, are you still backing that up?

Erik:  Yes, because Denise you know you can communicate to plants, because plants talk and animals talk, this is a big controversy because you know one side has their pros and cons about it to the beef side, the vegetarian side, the vegan side. Go with what feels right for you.

Elisa:  Exactly.

Erik: And don’t try to convert anybody to eating beef, don’t try to convert anybody you know to your ways, do what feels right for you, there is truth to raising animals humanely and doing it like that, there is a difference. There’s a difference in taste in the meat.

Elisa: (Inaudible) hormones and stuff and those who are, oh God, I don’t even want to think about it.

Erik:  You know do what’s right for you now, not what you read for everybody, because there is nothing wrong with educating yourself but your best decision is what you feel inside, just follow what’s inside of you.

Elisa: Follow your intuition, by the way, you guys get a pen and paper and write this down. You need to go to YouTube and watch the Secret Life of Plants, it’s really old, I think it’s from the 70’s but they show all sorts of experiments that prove that plants do have emotions, they do have a consciousness, and it’s really fascinating, you will be shocked, it will make you wonder, Oh my God do I want to eat this asparagus.

Denise:  Well they do, you know, I had a tree tel me driving home, I was like Oh my God, look at that tree, it’s so beautiful because it was a real old tree, here near where I live and it said to me yes but what really, I look okay from the outside but when they put that fertilizer on me it just really hurts me from the inside.

Elisa:  Oh.

Denise:  And I was like use natural fertilizer instead of the synthetic kind, and so I got real weird then about using Miracle Grow and stuff.

Elisa:  Okay so, Erik ask my Knock-out roses what’s wrong with them, they were so beautiful.

Erik:  There is a fungus on it.

Denise: And I feel like the fungus, well obviously he’s kind of making fun of me, the fungus is at the root.

Erik:  Turn the dirt around.

Elisa: Irrigate?

Denise:  Irrigated, he’s showing me and just there’s something that needs to be sprinkled  in there for fungus.

Elisa:  Okay.

Denise: That’s what he’s saying.

Erik:  And then they’ll bloom.

Elisa:  Now, one thing I keep meaning to say, on the carbohydrate thing, one thing as a doctor I will say. When you eat a carb, you know of course you want to eat less of them, you should always have a protein with it, otherwise what happens is, you eat crackers and then the insulin surges out of your pancreas real high and then in crashes down and when insulin goes up, insulin takes that carb and create fatty acids and puts fat into the cells, it’s complicated but anyway but if you take a cheese with, you know like a protein, then that will block the insulin spike and it will just be more modulated basically. Just wanted you to know that.

Erik:  Yeah, because you have to have both to work like they are supposed to work.

Elisa:  Are there any diets that are better than others, I know we kind of talked about this, like the Paleo diet, I know we should get away from all processed food because that can make us gain weight, but for weight loss, what’s a good diet?

Denise:  Well he said Paleo, because that’s what I eat, and so I’m interested to hear what he says about that, yeah I’ve been eating Paleo for almost 4 years now.

Elisa:  Do you feel better, eating like that?

Denise:  Oh, yes!

Elisa: Oh! Hmmm.

Denise:  I always say Jesus healed me because I was such a sugar freak before, and it’s just been effortless for me. I’m interested because I need to lose some weight and so I’m interested to hear.

Erik: Paleo, is good for people who can do it.

Denise: Have you read about it? Because he’s telling me that you, I don’t know or maybe he’s just saying that because some doctors do a lot of research on it and he’s showing me how you would be able to relate to it and understand about it.

Erik:  The Paleo diet is good, but then again you have to watch that too because you can eat (inaudible), there’s going to be controversy with that because (inaudible) because how they eat, because they eat organs and stuff like that.

Denise: I don’t do that, I can’t eat the organs.

Erik: It’s all about portion control.

Denise: He’s showing me that because there are some things in that diet that can cause you to be overweight and like he’s showing me nuts, you can eat an awful lot of nuts.

Elisa:  They can be very high calorie.

Denise:  Yes, yes very much so.

Erik:  It’s about portion, but anything you get on, need to be not a diet but more of a way of life to eat.

Elisa:  Yeah.

Denise:  So, not like get on it for 5 or 6 months and get off of it because then you’re going to throw that weight on even more because it’s like this army is in your body going oh my God, we’re getting this stuff we’re used to and then they’re all like clawing at you and you continuously eat more and the next thing you know you’ve put on the 50 plus 20 more pounds.

Elisa:  Oh, awful.

Denise: In a short period of time.

Erik: That’s why it’s all about portion. You know whatever it is, it’s portion.

Elisa:  Can you tell us what a Paleo diet is? Can you tell the viewers?

Denise:  Paleo diet is no sugar, no dairy, no grains, and legumes, so it’s just.

Elisa:  So it’s simple.

Denise:  Yeah, and there’s some fruit not all fruit because a lot of fruit is a lot of sugar.

Elisa: I know because I went (inaudible) kick a long time ago and I gained like 5 pounds in one week.

Denise:  Yeah, yeah there are berries but the thing of it is, eat what’s in season. When our bodies are meant to.

Erik:  Get on your soap box.

Denise: But we’re not meant to eat blueberries off-season and then we get them from other places. Eat what’s local and in season.

Elisa:  Oh okay.

Denise: And then of course, I don’t eat white potatoes because it’s very starchy and then meat. I am not a big meat-eater and I don’t eat seafood, so I eat chicken breast and I eat some turkey and that’s it.

Elisa:  All right.

Denise: But you can have almond butter, you can make things and stuff but that’s what I eat.

Elisa:  Okay. Do you think it’s better to eat like we did when we were cave people, kind of like graze maybe eat small little thing 6 times a day or more instead of 3 like breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Erik: Yes, absolutely.

Elisa:  Okay.

Erik:  Because our bodies.

Denise:  And he’s showing me our anatomy, our bodies are not meant to digest large amounts of food.

Elisa:  Yeah.

Denise: We never fully digest everything.

Erik:  This is the reason why a lot of people end up with digestive issues, because of course the emotions but the amount of food. That’s why the people in Europe eat small portions.

Denise:  He’s showing me like they understand it, but yes eat small portions of food 6 times a day.

Elisa:  Yes that’s the biggie, that’s the big lesson in this. Do diet drinks cause weight gain?

Erik: Yes because what it does is it sends a message to your brain saying we’re taking in a sugar drink.

Elisa: Okay.

Denise: So, our metabolism in our body isn’t responding to that in the same manner.

Erik: But in addition to that our body is also being gravely effected by all the chemicals that are in a diet drink.

Elisa:  Well I hear that you know when the store these like Diet Coke and stuff in warehouses and they get heated up that they produce, I don’t know if it’s trace amounts but formaldehyde, that can’t be good.

Erik:  It’s true!

Denise:  And he’s showing me there’s something also too.

Elisa: (inaudible) maybe

Denise: And he’s also telling me there’s also a chemical reaction with that and the aluminum that they’re stored in and I’m asking him, is it with plastic too?

Erik: Not as much with plastic but with aluminum with that.

Elisa: Okay.

Erik: They know they’re smart because they know people are getting a little leery of that aspartame and so now they’re going to the Stevia.

Elisa:  Oh yeah, is that better?

Erik:  You have to be careful where you’re getting it from, it’s kind of like sugar. Sugar is not bad for you, but are you getting it in its raw form. You have to be very mindful of that because it is a processed and you have to know where you’re getting it from.

Elisa:  Okay. So, what is the best sugar to have? Like fructose or sugar in the raw or brown sugar?

Denise: In moderation, he’s showing me sugar in the raw which is that brown sugar, honey.

Elisa:  Oh, yeah honey.

Erik:  Agave.

Elisa: Oh yeah.

Erik: Cane sugar but again you have to use that in moderation.

Elisa:  Of course.

Erik:  You don’t need to have everything so sweet.

Elisa:  Okay, what about skipping breakfast, does that cause you to gain weight?

Erik:  That doesn’t cause you to gain weight, but it does cause you to eat more later.

Elisa: I see. It doesn’t lower your metabolism.

Erik:  Not the way people think, but when you have breakfast, you can have an apple and some nuts and it doesn’t have to be.

Denise: Of course, he’s showing me a big thing.

Elisa: A grand slam.

(I will never shame myself by vocalizing an order for the Rooty Tooty Fresh ‘N Fruity plate. Hell no! I have my pride! So I get Rune to order it for me.)

Erik: But you can even grab some nuts or an apple or a tomato or something quick, or a hard-boiled egg.

Denise: I’m assuming it’s hard because he’s showing me the egg or he’s showing me avocado.

Erik: Avocados are really good for you, in so many ways, your skin, your hair, everything. It’s very nutritious in so many ways because it has a good amount of fats, protein and it’s very good for your skin and your hair and your body really doesn’t work hard on it. In the morning, that’s why it’s really good to eat foods, there is some truth to like pre-digested  food.

Denise: He’s saying something so your body doesn’t have to work so hard in the morning, that’s why sometimes you get real tired after you eat.

Elisa:  Yeah.

Denise:  Because your body has to work harder.

Erik: Just grab some fruit or.

Elisa: Or be like a Mommy bird, regurgitate in your mouth every morning. Gross! But okay, so, what kind of chemicals in foods can contribute if at all to weight gain.

Denise:  He kind of laughs, he’s showing me the ingredients.

Erik: All of those ingredients that you read on packages that you can’t pronounce.

Elisa: Oh gosh! Yeah!

Erik: Because (inaudible), they block the natural parts of your body.

Denise:  And he’s showing me how it breaks down everything naturally, all those chemicals in that block your body’s ability to break down the foods, so it can digest to where you can release it, and he’s telling me recycle it, I guess go to the restroom and that. All those chemicals block that in addition to, he’s showing me how it clings to the walls of our body, that creates it to where, it doesn’t function as normal also.

Elisa: Oh wow! Well it makes sense. They’re probably mostly preservatives, right?

Erik:  Yes, yes and some of those preservatives are pretty toxic.

Elisa: Yeah, but you know what, it’s about the bottom dollar, the bottom line. If they have spoilage in these companies they lose money.

Erik: Yes, it is. However, that’s the message that people are hearing is that they can’t afford it, buy this cheaper stuff, they made it more accessible for us to buy more food for cheaper and that’s the message that we’ve got caught up in but we can buy foods that are healthier for us and we don’t have to listen to that message, but we think we can’t so then therefore we can’t but we can.

Denise: He’s telling me we just had a football deal last month, that right there, people bought tons of stuff for the football, what did we have Super Bowl, because he keeps showing me a party, a Super Bowl party, he says people go out and buy a ton of food, and the majority of them didn’t even have 2 things in their basket were not processed.

Elisa:  Oh of course not, oh gosh. What other things do companies do that tend to make us over weight? People who produce foods. Like any chemicals sprayed on the crops, or anything, I mean anything.

Erik: Everything, just about that they do because they’re so far detached from their primary purpose of why they’re creating these food products, their mind thought process is to create food products that our bodies will crave and that we will buy for cheap and then they stick labels on it that we go, oh this is all natural, or this is not genetically modified and we forget about everything else that we’re reading, something may not be genetically modified but it’s got a ton of chemicals in it, preservatives and stuff.

Elisa: Aren’t some things genetically modified so they don’t have to use preservatives and stuff, so that they are hardier or whatever plants, etc? I mean some GMO is good, it seems like.

Denise: When you say that, Erik is telling me, which I don’t know anything about that but Erik is showing me.

Erik: Yes but as long as it still stays a food because we get food and it’s not really food, it looks like food but it’s not really food, that’s the problem with a lot of these kids, and he’s showing me like from 20 and under, they don’t even know what real food tastes like because they have been raised on products to mimic what food is.

Elisa: Are you talking about Twinkies? Oreos? What are some examples of something that is really to the point where it’s not to be considered food?

Erik: Oreo’s like you said and Twinkies, also Coffee Mate and stuff.

Denise: I always say that’s 2 ingredient shy of plastic. He’s showing me canned goods of a lot of things, and boxed foods and he’s also showing me some frozen meals, it’s just.

Elisa: Chemical.

Denise: Not real, yeah, and then he’s also showing me things at restaurants, what they are serving you, you know they present things as a hamburger or as some kind of food but it’s not really that, it’s got maybe 10% of the beef in there but then it’s got a lot of other products involved in there.

Elisa: And also you need to think they are injecting hormones into these animals so they will be fatter and they don’t let them run around very much so they get even fatter.

Denise: Yes.

Elisa: I’m sorry does that contribute to weight gain? Ingesting hormone laden meats of all sorts?

Erik: It’s how the people are raising their herd, some ranchers raise herds, I know that people will probably have a lot of comments.

Denise: I’m telling him thanks.

Erik:  There are ranchers that raise herds with compassion, and then there are other ranchers who raise herds for mass production.

Denise: And he’s also showing me that with the chicken who lay eggs, there is some people who raise chickens in a very humanitarian way, they have free range of an acre or more of land to run around in and then there is some that they are in a.

Elisa: Cubicle, yeah.

Denise:  Yeah, so it just depends.

Elisa: Why is that even allowed?

Erik: Because nobody questions it.

Elisa: Terrible. So, do these meats, they create their own hormones of stress, I mean sometimes they are actually injected with estrogen and all that, that probably does make us gain weight, but just the cortisol, the stress hormones that are elevated does that, when it goes into our body does that give us the propensity for weight gain?

Erik: Yes.

Denise:  And it also has to do with us digesting their stuff.

Elisa: Yeah.

Denise: He is also telling me how that affects our digestive system as well.

Elisa: Really, how?

Erik: Because it is all energy and we’re putting that in us.

Elisa: Eating terror.

Erik: It’s important to be mindful of where you are getting your food. Not just that but just pay more attention to how it feels when you’re picking up a package, you just go into a store numb, picking up stuff, you are not even consciously shopping, you’re just numb to it.

Elisa: Some people who know how to do muscle testing can pick their food that way, so like, your body inside has this wisdom, higher self maybe, I don’t know what it is but you can muscle test, like is my hair purple? And that’s a no, is my hair brown? Or sometimes some people do it leaning forward is yes and leaning backward is no, so I don’t know, you all would need to research that because I don’t know enough to tell it to you.

Erik: That’s like taking control of the situation, because you ultimately do have control.

Elisa: Okay so why do certain races, oh wait I want to ask to about Round Up and things that are sprayed on crops, does that make us gain weight? Any of those kind of things?

Erik: Not so much as weight gain but it does affect your bodies to where you can not process and break down foods.

Elisa: Some cereals. Check it out man, look up Round Up, some cereals have traces of it, so you have to be really careful and I think it’s responsible for the increase in the cancer rates in our animals, in our pets.

Erik: There’s a link.

Elisa: Yeah for sure because they have so much grain in these dog food, I have mine on Taste of the Wild, which is only wild caught, wild raised stuff, like venison or whatever, or salmon, etc, what about other things they spray on crops, like insecticides, Round Up is a herbicide.

Denise: He’s showing me how they have acreage of stuff so.

Erik: They have to spray stuff. Some farmers have gotten to where they are not soaking their crops in pesticides but they just do a light spray to keep it from going over there. It’s about money, they aren’t going to make money, but there are things that you can do when you buy your produce. Somethings you do want to buy organic because you can’t wash it off, but there are some crops that you can soak it in a vinegar based type stuff and get that pesticide stuff off it because it doesn’t absorb it as well.

Elisa: What about pesticides that are organic like Neem oil, maybe it’s too expensive for the famers. All right, we need to close her pretty soon but I have just a couple more questions. You know we talk about portion control there are people called Breatharians that don’t eat or drink anything because they just eat energy, I don’t know how they do it but, so what do you say about that?

Erik: Those are beings that they.

Denise: He’s making me feel like they are different in a sense.

Erik: But it’s true there are more than what we realize that are like that, they feel and feed themselves from within and from the ground.

Denise: And when he says the ground I feel like the earth.

Elisa: Oh, Wow!

Erik:  They just don’t have a lot of baggage, emotion-wise, they’re also very connected to the earth. The earth will feed us and will nurture us and support us without us digesting any of it because it’s all energy.

Elisa: Okay. All right real quick, certain races tend to be overweight, like Native Americans and Hispanics, is it because they have more carbs that are not modulated with protein or?

Erik:  I’ll just touch a little bit on this, yes, but it’s also due to how they were very limited in the things that they were allowed to do to have an income to get the things they needed to eat.

Elisa: Yeah, it is more expensive to eat healthful foods.

Erik:  Yes, but a lot of it is we didn’t give them enough room to where they had the ability to buy the things that they needed or wanted, not wanted but needed the more nutrients, we kind of kept them to the side, so they just made do with what they had. It is about their culture and what they grew up on, like the beans and the rice or the fried foods, fried foods is another story.

Elisa: Oh yeah.

Erik: But is sure is good!

Elisa: That lard makes those refried beans taste so good, but anyway so by the way there is one person that I know of, and we can do this too. They go to the grocery store with their little pendulum and just checks yes or no, so you all can look at the dousing rod, YouTube that we did, it will tell you how to use Dousing Rods and Pendulums. All right, super quick, last thing. We know that we need to eat smaller quantities, maybe more meals a day, more toward Paleo, and try to feel when you’re at the grocery store what really feels right for your body, so what do you do if you’re overweight because you eat too much because of your emotions and that’s my last question.

Erik: Stop looking at yourself as being overweight, because that creates the self hate even to grow more and more. Start focusing on how you’re going to love yourself and each time you take a bite, just know that showing you, your body and everything about you how much you love yourself when you eat an apple. Stop looking at it as, you’re beating yourself up, you’re not worthy. There’s a lot of shame for people that are obese, there’s a lot of discrimination.
Elisa: It’s awful.

Erik: They digest that along with everything else, don’t make it about weight loss make it about loving yourself and the more you make it about loving yourself, the more you’ll start seeing the weight come off because you won’t want to eat a package of cookies or a 20oz ribeye, you’ll want to eat.

Elisa: Something more healthy.

Erik: Yes.

Elisa: So, I’m sure there are some people, like women who have been raped, who maybe subconsciously eat a lot because they want to be unattractive to men.

Erik: Yes.

Elisa: So, there’s that, but what kind of therapy, I know that Allie O’Shea, has this awesome self love workshop that I think would benefit anybody who is overweight, but is there any other last recommendation of how to love yourself, how to get rid of the emotions that contribute to weight gain?

Erik: You really need to find someone that you can confide in, that’s nurturing and loving, and a lot of times that’s not going to be a family member because they’re a part of the illness per se, you definitely have to find some one  that’s nurturing and compassionate and loving toward you that you can talk to about this, whether it be a therapist or a healer or there’s all different types of modalities, because you can get healing through Acupuncture, through massage, yoga, and tapping is really good because you don’t have to regurgitate everything in order to heal.

Elisa: Tapping is EFT, just look up EFT on YouTube,

Denise: Yes, I think that in itself is so powerful but the workshop that you said that person Allie.

Erik: She’s very compassionate.

Denise:  I don’t know her but he’s telling me she’s very compassionate, you can feel it and hear it in her voice. She won’t leave you and so I feel like if you pull off a scab that needs to be healed, she’ll make sure you’re closed, she won’t just leave you.

Erik: She like that she just won’t abandon you.

Elisa: A lot of people do. Yup, there’s always a way to learn to love yourself.

Denise: Yes.

Elisa:  All right, well thank you so much Denise and Erik.

Denise: It’s a tough job learning to love yourself, it’s real tough, you’ve got a lot of cobwebs to work through, to push away.

Elisa: That’s right.

Denise: He’s hugging you.

Erik: I love you Mom.

Denise: He’s just squeezing you, he loving you.

Erik: I just love you Mom.

Denise: He just really wants you to know that.

Elisa: I got a lot of goosebumps on my right leg lately, I know that’s him so.

Denise: Yes! Very much so. He’s so lovey dovey right now.

Elisa: So sweet, all right Denise is at, I will put it here, and I love you! I love you Denise.

Denise: Love you too. Take care. Bye-bye

Elisa: Bye.

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