Do you know the difference between being tired and being exhausted? Tiredness is natural if you have worked hard. Tiredness means ‘job done,’ and as a result there is more melatonin going round your system and less serotonin. This is your body’s signal that it’s time to rest. Conversely, exhaustion including adrenal fatigue, thyroid deficiency, fibromyalgia, ME and chronic fatigue isn’t natural or easy to recover from. There’s a chain reaction. The kidneys in the Taoist system are the roots of the body.
When the adrenals and kidneys are drained, many other systems then go out of balance as a knock on effect ie lungs, liver, heart and spleen as well as the kidneys themselves. With these chronic illnesses of exhaustion, it can be difficult to know where to start sometimes, but you always need a good jing (the Taoist way of describing energy reserves) kidney tonic herbal formula. Start with the kidneys, as weak kidneys are at the root of many problems.
If you are acidic you are more likely to have inflammation. Inflammation is pain. It makes you want to close in and shut down instead of being open and loving and grateful. If you are alkaline, openness and a loving attitude come more easily.
When you are depleted, it’s no good beating yourself up if you don’t go to the gym when you know you should. When you are not depleted you have energy and naturally feel like you want to go, without having to force yourself. Forcing yourself to do something you should be doing never works. Drink tonic tea consistently for a period of time and you will naturally feel you want to do these things.
When people have been thrown off balance, the issue isn’t so much what they SHOULD do, because everyone knows what they should be doing. The problem is they don’t feel like doing them. Drink the teas to start with and then you can shift out of the cycle of energy deprivation and recharge the batteries. But you have to also stop the conscious depletion of the batteries by eating toxic foods, not getting enough rest, negative thinking etc. The tonic teas will help seal the leaking of jing energy that happens unconsciously but you have to deal with the conscious bad habits yourself.
Tonic tea won’t stop the depletion from conscious bad habits, it will just replace jing to some extent. A tonic tea will change your feelings about how you live. You may start to find you want to stop pushing yourself so hard and you will be less inclined to do the things that deplete you in the first place.
Teas alkalise in a more permanent way than green juice. Green juice is still necessary and valuable but is not enough on its own to provide permanent relief from depletion. It buffers an immediate imbalance. The tonic herbs strengthen the kidneys so that there’s less of a need to buffer because there’s more of a balance maintained by those strong kidneys. Green juice then means they have to work even less hard. Your need for massive amounts of alkaline substances reduces a lot when your kidneys are stronger.
A person can go into their forties and fifties in good health despite eating acidic food/stress/drugs or whatever, and are able to do so because of the strength and optimal functioning of their kidneys. When the kidneys are functionally strong, their need to rob the body to gain alkaline minerals to buffer acidity is reduced. So you don’t need to take in alkaline foods, drinks and supplements to the same degree to stay in balance.
Ideally you will eat alkaline foods and have strong kidneys bolstered by Taoist Tonic herbs. Then you’ll have a reserve to meet any challenges. Just green foods on their own will not get you back into balance.
A person with leaky kidney syndrome ie someone who is leaking jing tends to be overwhelmed by things easily, tends to not have clear boundaries, is emotional or emotionally demonstrative, can’t rein in their instincts especially sexual instincts, needs to pee frequently, is thirsty, and fairly sweaty. Someone like this will often use stimulants to get through the day; sugar, caffeine, cigarettes, cannabis and so on.
Stimulant drugs contain poisonous alkaloids which, as the name suggests, are very alkaline. They temporarily create an extreme alkalinity to balance over-acidity in the body. They stimulate the adrenals to squeeze the kidneys to release some jing energy, which of course makes us feel good but only temporarily.
To overcome exhaustion in the long term, Taoist tonic herbs can help to replenish your jing and bring your body back into balance.
Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.
Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.
Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.