OBEs and the Gut Microbiome
by Bob Peterson
The Golden Rule of OBE Eating
- Eat early, eat light.
Dietary Considerations In the past I've written several articles about dietary considerations and how your diet influences your ability to induce OBEs, including:
- OBEs, Pasta and Wheat Gluten
- OBE Dietary Considerations
- Vitamins, Herbal Supplements and Probiotics for OBE - Part 1
- Vitamins, Herbal Supplements and Probiotics for OBE - Part 2
Many authors of astral projection books (Graham Nicholls comes to mind), recommend a vegetarian diet to induce out-of-body experiences. (I've never had a problem eating meat, but it may help some people).
Author D. Scott Rogo takes it a step further. In his book Leaving the Body he dedicates an entire chapter to “Astral Projection through Dietary Control” (AKA the “Keeler system.”) In short, Rogo suggests fasting or cutting down food intake ("The Golden Rule" above), not eating meat (like Nicholls), but also eating more carrots, fruits, vegetables and eggs, plus drinking plenty of liquids. But the thing that caught my attention is: no nuts of any kind are to be eaten. Rogo says peanuts are especially bad. (Peanuts aren’t technically nuts, but they should still be avoided).
And why should you avoid nuts? Constipation. In my opinion, eating a lot of cheese is also bad for OBEs, for the same reason.
And why is constipation bad for OBEs? It screws up the Gut Microbiome.
Hacking The Gut Microbiome
Gut Microbiome Problems
Antibiotics Hurt the Gut Microbiome
Good Gut Microbiome Practices
So if you want to induce OBEs, maintain a healthy gut microbiome. Here are some things you can do to improve your guts with OBEs in mind:
- Avoid constipation by eating enough fiber (or "fibre"), and avoid nuts and an excess of cheese.
- I've even gone so far as to not drink almond milk anymore. (I also avoid cow milk because I believe it's not good for you, due to hormones, antibiotics, excess fat, etc.). I use oat milk instead.
- Avoid antacid tablets like Tums, which can also cause constipation.
- Avoid artificial sweeteners. I've experimented with many different artificial sweeteners (Aspartame, Sucralose, Monk Fruit, etc. I don't like the taste of Stevia), and they all seem to take a toll on my OBEs. Recent studies show they are bad for the gut microbiome. Don't drink diet soda/pop (most contain Aspartame) and don't use flavored water squirts like Mio (most contain artificial sweeteners). I've never had a problem with sugar or corn syrup.
- Drink lots of water, preferably not tap water, because it often contains Fluoride. I have a well, but reverse osmosis water is good too. Be careful with distilled water because too much can leech all the nutrients out of your body.
Feed your Gut Microbiome
- Eat pro-biotic foods like yogurt every day (but not if they contain artificial sweeteners).
- Drink pro-biotic drinks like kefir.
- You can also buy various "pro-biotic" products in health stores, pharmacies and even grocery stores.
- Some people recommend Kombucha.
Go for regular walks or runs
Walking (or running) helps your digestive tract move, which is good for the gut microbiome. Make it a regular practice.
Don't expect your gut microbiome to change overnight. It takes me
about four days to recover from artificial sweeteners. And if your doctor prescribes antibiotics, be patient and give your gut microbiome time to heal.
Some people try for years to produce OBEs, unsuccessfully. For many, the problem might be due to mismanagement of their gut microbiome. It's definitely an avenue to explore. So carefully examine your diet and make adjustments as needed.
Finally, be patient, follow best practices (like the Golden Rule above), meditate regularly, and follow the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Astral Travelers. Above all, keep up your regular OBE practice sessions and never give up.
03 May 2022
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