Hey family , how are you this week? I wish I could say this week slowed down a bit, but it sure didn’t. ROFL!
I had Jury duty this week for the first time. It was a really neat experience. It was an honor to get to see our justice system in action and to understand more about how the jury selection process works. I also made some new friends and even got to share with some of them about what we do here at Enter Shaolin.
It’s truly surreal every time I get to tell people what I do for a living and I have all our fans and family, such as yourself to thank. 🙂 You backed up my dream and have proved with patience, persistence and dedication we can do anything like make this site and yes even learn Kung Fu online! So THANK YOU!
Yesterday, Sifu Larry and I had the pleasure of having our awesome Abbot family member Dr. Marlon Twyman on the Enter Shaolin podcast. In this podcast Dr. Marlon shares his knowledge on intermittent fasting, eating healthy and weight loss. We truly enjoyed having our brother on and are looking forward to having him back on in the near future!
If you have any topics you would like to know more about regarding health and wellness, please let us know in the comments at the end of this post or contact us here.
Watch Enter Shaolin Podcast Episode 8 | Intermittent Fasting And Weight Loss Tips With Dr. Marlon Twyman:
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Isn’t it amazing how simple solutions can transform your life? Seriously my only gripe about intermittent fasting, is not doing it sooner. I know my life would have been a lot less depressed and stressed, if I would have had been doing I.F. many moons ago. Sure it’s just one of the pieces in my overall health and wellness puzzle, but it’s a big one! One that has helped me be able to get more done, be way less stressed during a very turbulent time, have more energy and just overall feel happier and healthier. And did I mention, it’s free to do and will even save you money too? It’s our body’s natural way of being, so no wonder it is as helpful to our overall wellbeing as it is.
In this episode I mentioned reading some excerpts for the Dead Sea Scrolls about the Essene way of eating which truly sums up intermittent fasting and it’s benefits.
Here are some of the excerpts from The Essene Gospel of Peace about how and what we should be eating”
“And be not like the greedy servant, who always ate up, at the table of his lord, the portions of others. And he devoured everything himself, and mixed all together in his gluttony. And seeing that, his lord was wroth with him, and drove him from the table. And when all had ended their meal, he mixed together all that remained upon the table, and called the greedy servant to him, and said: ‘Take and eat all this with the swine, for your place is with them, and not at my table.’
“Take heed, therefore, and defile not with all kinds of abominations the temple of your bodies. Be content with two or three sorts of food, which you will find always upon the table of our Earthly Mother. And desire not to devour all things which you see around you. For I tell you truly, if you mix together all sorts of food in your body, then the peace of your body will cease, and endless war will rage in you. And it will be blotted out even as homes and kingdoms divided against themselves work their own destruction. For your God is the God of peace, and does never help division. Arouse not, therefore, against you the wrath of God, lest he drive you from his table, and lest you be compelled to go to the table of Satan, where the fire of sins, diseases, and death will corrupt your body.
“And when you eat, never eat unto fulness. Flee the temptations of Satan, and listen to the voice of God’s angels. For Satan and his power tempt you always to eat more and more. But live by the spirit, and resist the desires of the body. And your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of the angels of God. So give heed to how much you have eaten when your body is sated, and always eat less by a third.
“Let the weight of your daily food be not less than a mina, but mark that it go not beyond two. Then will the angels of God serve you always, and you will never fall into the bondage of Satan and of his diseases. Trouble not the work of the angels in your body by eating often. For I tell you truly, he who eats more than twice in the clay does in him the work of Satan. And the angels of God leave his body, and soon Satan will take possession of it. Eat only when the sun is highest in the heavens, and again when it is set. And you will never see disease, for such finds favor in the eyes of the Lord. And if you will that the angels of God rejoice in your body, and that Satan shun you afar, then sit but once in the day at the table of God. And then your days will be long upon the earth, for this is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. Eat always when the table of God is served before you, and eat always of that which you find upon the table of God. For I tell you truly, God knows well what your body needs, and when it needs.”
Before reading this, I already knew this way of life would be what I do for the rest of my days. The benefits I’ve experienced in such a short amount of time, the peace, the ease, there’s simply no way I’m going back to the lie of how/when to eat the mainstream preach. Hearing these ancient thoughts, just solidified why I enjoy living this way so much more. 🙂
It’s been so interesting to learn about the different aspects, approaches and history of intermittent fasting. I am truly looking forward to the changes ahead!
Today, we had our Enter Shaolin Member Q&A Webinar. We had a lot of questions this week and while we normally will go overtime to answer everyone, we had to stick to our normal schedule as Sifu Phu had a flight to catch as he is on his way to Israel as we speak! Please wish him well and if you are the praying type, please keep him in your prayers.
For those we missed, no worries we will get yours covered first next week! If you want to register for next week’s webinar, you can do so here.
We covered quite a bit in this week’s webinar.
Check out the Enter Shaolin Member Q&A Webinar Replay here:
We did notice our sound kept going in and out a bit on both the podcast and webinar…. Not sure if our mic is acting up or what, so Sifu Larry and I will be doing some tests and investigating before our next one podcast/webinar. Thankfully we can still hear and learn all the great lessons regardless!
Speaking of great lessons…
Here is this week’s quick training tip from Instagram | How to develop power in your punch:
In the webinar I mentioned more info about how we are going to have our Washington D.C. seminar this September. I unfortunately did not get the registration page complete. Between getting everything ready for this update, doing today’s webinar, the kiddos’ last day of school and celebrating Sifu Larry’s daughter Anna’s 14 birthday… Let’s just say I bit off a wee bit more than I can chew. 😉
However, you can still go to this page and vote if you haven’t already, because if we get some more yeses for Pittsburgh, PA then we will have 2 seminars this year! 🙂 Vote here. (This page will change to the registration page for D.C. by Monday and I will email you when registration is open, so keep an eye on that inbox!)
We are so excited to see ya’ll, it’s going to be a great time!
So how was that for this week’s update family? Let us know your thoughts and questions in the comment section at the end of this post. And if you enjoyed this week’s update, please share it via social media and/or email. Thank you in advance and talk to you soon! 😉
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Terry Hall says
Dr. Marlon Twyman,
Great discussion and love your model for health. Thank you.
Re: Watch Enter Shaolin Podcast Episode 8 | Intermittent Fasting And Weight Loss Tips With Dr. Marlon Twyman:
It took several months to slowly “detox” with intermittent fasting, initially feeling tired for the most part through out the day, which I attributed to processed food which includes most food available outside.
I managed to subsist on Energy drinks, 1 can of redbull a day in lieu of eating rice, pasta, potatoes, bread and so on to test that theory, which saved me time at work to eat, which is not something I advocate, but it goes to show that they have a similar effect to carbohydrates. I also took 1 can of redbull before sleeping and awoke refreshed, instead of feeling groggy, upon waking up.
( Fourteen hour days in kitchen labour or similar profession which involves physical labour, excluding breaks, most days, prior to that, eighteen hour days mostly in a white collar job excluding breaks most days. )
I have also tried to subsist without carbohydrates for two years, which also works which shows that rice, pasta and so on were not necessities, as was not eating three, five, six times a day, but only once a day with a large meal.
On eating real food of the right sorts, namely diet closer to the Paleo diet of vegetables, meats and fats sated me. However what I realised is when I feel hungry or not sated, the body appears to stay unsated, till it gets what it needs, but is unable to distinguish what it needs, for example confusing thirst with hunger as a simple example, or if you needed an element like calcium however, your senses cannot discriminate to tell you that you need calcium, so you keep eating till your body gets it, and you feel sated.
I feel that it is very much a social engineered thing to eat 3 times a day, definitely some biochemical, physiological and psychological influence in the chemical game of food and liquid ( water ) consumption, that we have lost the ability to feel and listen to our senses which is closely tied to what the body as opposed to what we feel our body might need.
..and thank you for your time Dr. Marlon Twyman !
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Hey brother, the first 3 days were the worse for me, and after the 2 weeks my energy was up well above normal. But then again I was eating clean prior to this and even though I was eating clean, I found out my body wanted to even be more clean and simple. The best advice I can give anyone, is to listen to your body and to feed it real food, the rest will work itself out.
I definitely don’t recommend a diet of redbull, rice, pasta, potatoes and bread. Glad you have evolved brother! 🙂 And yes, if we reduce the things that make us numb, the clearer we can here what our body needs.
Re: On Sije Jamie Pelaez on bone conditioning.
Does Sije do anything particular on bone conditioning which is probably what you will not see on screen, such as Dit Da Jiao or loosely translated, bone setting and arthritic medicine. Is bone conditioning different on different parts of the body ? Diet and so on ?
For notes comparison, the bone conditioning which I have experienced mostly involves micro fractures, which one applies various dit da jiao, pre, during on the object, say medication soaked into vase of warm, hot or cold sand, gravel and small stones which you are punching or sticking your fingers into and post training, including a time condition which everyone does, which is not to bathe or touch water after conditioning on the affected area or entirely not at all, as well as certain foods that bring “cold” in the methodology of Asian medicine.
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Hey brother, the way we do Bone Conditioning, you don’t need Dit Da Jow, or at least I haven’t yet. But after each exercise, I rub down that area and send chi in for no longer than a minute. I have healing hands, so maybe because I do this concentrating on sending chi in and breaking up any stagnant energy is why I don’t require the Dit Da Jow.
I am also plant-based and eat mostly raw foods, etc., intermittent fast and the combo simply means I heal and repair faster than the average joe or jane. 🙂
Sadly, most of the commercial recipes one can buy for dit da jow are weak at best. I also create a lot of herbal remedies and before the year is up my plan is to tackle making a dit da jow recipe for Enter Shaolin.
In some traditional arts, usually the Sifu and a few practitioners are also accupuncturists, chiropractors, accupressure and TCM or state formal schooled in traditional chinese medicine. Some use Chi in addition to dit da jiao with chi principles to help with blood circulation to remove blood clots and reduce inflammation or create inflammation depending on the scenario.
There is this site or rather family rather if they have not already sold their business to some american or european, as a list of something you might want to add on to research into.
They used to do authentic dit dao jiao according to purpose about thirty years back. Not sure if their family are still a family of doctors specializing in bone setting or similar field.
Fong Yang background if it still does exist in China, to give you a simplified background, were basically travelling doctors between cities to villages. They might be a source for internal medicine with dit da jiao as well.
Fong Yang is the art they reversed partly out of understanding medicine and from certain Wushus, into an art to protect themselves from bandits, and has similarities to Fong Yang, the phoenix art, and to Ving Tsun, perhaps because they share certain similar principles. It basically took what is effective at different times across different regions to cope with different weapons across weapons, terrains, attack methods and what the person can do over time. Similar to the story or myth of the nun teaching Siu Lim Tao which many of such stories are born in the time of chaos over centuries of war. Wing Chun has another story in or post warring period but that is for another time where the nun is the story to distract government from finding the people rebelling against them.
Finally, if you have the opportunity, there are some formal schools which teach part syllabus which touches on the principles of making dit da jiao, accupuncture and so on, without having to go through four years or one two year and one three year of formal schooling. Some basic principle of how chemicals from plant mix with human circulatory system might be helpful along the way.
Why I mention this is because I had a Sifu in my early days, who was the son of a family in Fong Yang not in China, who unfortunately got too adventurous, I suspect gave or attributed himself cancer as a result of misadventure on creating various concoctions, in trying to push the envelop.
Thank you for your time out of your busy lives !
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Correct brother. Yes, I actually have already researched them, thank you! I am the researcher of the team, so if there is something to find, I find it. My Dit Da Jow recipe I am creating is a little unorthodox as it won’t be just based solely on Chinese Medicine but also Native America, South America, Middle Eastern, Ayurvedic and Pacific Islander natural healing systems. I find pulling various herbs from around the world for ailments create a great synergy.
I do a combination of reflexology, healing hands massage similar to reiki but where I channel energy and remove it when need be with physical touch combined with accupressure which is based on the same principles as acupuncture. All is self taught, the healing hands is God taught, meaning I have been doing this since I was little girl without any teachings. When I studied accupressure, reflexology, and reiki it helped me to understand I was already using these principles, just gave names of what I was working on.
I still don’t go hey you have this wrong let me go right here, I let the Ruach aka Spirit guide me to what needs to be worked on first. Sometimes a person has something wrong with their neck, but the relief is not in the neck pressure points, but elsewhere where the blockage started.
Thank you for the warning, however I am simply being and doing what The Most High created me to do and be. I have many healing cultures and wisdom passed through my DNA, which I am grateful for. I allow the Holy Spirit to guide me when creating herbal remedies for friends, family and myself and all have worked fabulously. While I may be just an Earthen vessel putting them together, I only do it with divine inspiration and following the nudges in my spirit. Being an empath, helps as well as I am able to feel out what would help someone.
I always do my due diligence (test/prove all things) and only do what I am led in the Spirit to combine, etc. I wouldn’t call myself adventurous, I’m just doing what The Almighty created me to do. I will be sharing a lot more on Enter Shaolin has time permits in regards to natural healing. Time limits is the only reason it’s not already on here.
Looking forward to see what you come up with !
Blessings to you too !
Sije Jamie Pelaez says
Thank you brother, me too! 🙂 Blessing!