Welcome to the Glass Belly Health blog

glass belly health blog

This blog will explore ways in which we can keep ourselves healthy and treat disease NATURALLY. It will delve into the health issues of our times and offer tools and information to keep you empowered in making smart choices for you and your loved ones.

What’s a glass belly you ask?
To answer that we must turn to the ancient legend of China’s Divine Farmer, Shen Nong. He invented the tools and skills of agriculture, including the plow and controlled burning of forest underbrush. Shen Nong was part god, part man and so possessed a glass belly. He ate from all the plants, discerning which made good foods, which were poisonous, and which were effective medicines for different diseases. As he tasted them, he looked inside himself via his glass belly and saw the effects that each plant was having on his body’s health. He wrote his findings down by firelight at night, and compiled them into the first Chinese herbal materia medica which classifies and details the usage of over 400 medicinal substances.

Shen Nong may not have been a real individual, but the Divine Farmer’s Materia Medica was real, and likely had many contributors over time. To me, Shen Nong’s glass belly symbolizes a process of self-observation that we are all capable of. It’s one of witnessing what’s going on physically, emotionally, and energetically in response to foods, medicines, and all the things that we receive into our system. It’s up to each of us to take charge of our health, and to learn how to be informed and trust our “gut” instincts regarding how to heal health issues, rather than just taking a pill that a doctor has offered us. Knowing how to stay healthy in the modern world where there is the potential for so much toxic exposure is no small task! Glass Belly is here to help. I look forward to your questions, comments, and conversation as we delve into some difficult, controversial health topics. My goal, as a practitioner of “alternative” medicine, is to present to you information that I feel is important for you to know that may not have ready access to, and that your doctor may not know.