Sentient Diet


If you are reading this then you are one who seeks to live a healthier life, a life that is integrative and supportive of the planet and all her inhabitants. That aspiration is the actual motion of sentiency taking place, from the initial ascent to the actual absorption. Based on the name alone one can identify that sentient has to do with the senses. “The initial spelling sent- or sens- is related directly to the term “sense”. Sentient ultimately comes from the Latin verb sentire, which means “to feel” and is related to the noun sensus, meaning“feeling” or “sense.”

A sentient is defined as being able to perceive or feel. 

In Buddhism, sentient beings are beings with consciousness, sentience, or in some contexts life itself. Sentient beings are composed of the five aggregates, or skandhas: matter, sensation, perception, mental formations and consciousness. 

All living beings that interact with the subjective world consciously in a manner that is beneficial to their life and under the principals of nature are sentient. Sentiency  which is the capacity to feel, perceive or experience subjectively is the activity of integration with the whole. Sentiency expresses the fusion between the being and the subjective reality, it denotes the atonement or the process of coming together in a beneficial manner. Consciously submitting to the laws of nature and working with the environment and it’s encompassing life forms lifts the vibration of the manifested reality which is expressed as a better quality of life. Applying these same fundamentals consciously to our daily lives is what we call sentient fitness. This in turn lifts the physical, emotional and mental body. 



Healthy living is the subjective idea behind sentient fitness. A key component of experiencing what can be called a “true” healthy life is a healthy diet. Sentient fitness is based around the idea of four diets.   A sentient fitness diet is one of progression and purification. This is essential in aligning the bodies and lifting your body’s energies. The ability to do so indicates that one has gained will-power over the cells and neurons of the body.

“Listen to your body, not Google and people”. Ride your own wave when it comes to your body and the evolution of your diet and habits. This doesn’t mean being passive and lazy, or giving in to every urge that is unhealthy. This means take time with yourself and be aware of your progression, your habits, your weaknesses, your strengths and so forth. Everything isn’t for everyone. A nurse’s diet may require more or less of certain nutrients than a construction worker. This is something we rarely consider. It is best if we learn how to listen to our bodies. Most issues in the body are food-related in some way. One must be willing to make the journey to eating living foods only.

The four stages of eating by terms commonly used:

  • PESCATARIAN (transitional stage)

It is necessary to mention these stages because it must be understood that in order to move forward in this practice, the physical body must be of a certain condition. The physical body must be at a purer, refined state in order to receive the energies needed. Pescatarians are those that are either transitioning or struggling with release of consuming physical meat.

A Sentient diet runs along the lines of a vegan and vegetarian diet. Some things are prohibited that are still vegan or vegetarian however this is because of the affect of these foods on the subtler bodies and the stimulation of the cells. Foods such as meat, poultry, shellfish, eggs, onions, garlic (excepts sometimes as a medicine) mushrooms, and other fungi, alcohol, drugs and other intoxicants. However, a sentient diet allows the use of milk, cheese, yogurt, other diaries, soy, tempeh and tofu. These are foods that are also toxic to the body and can also be let go of for an even more healthier body and spirit.

Different spiritual schools promote the diet above mentioned. One can always proceed beyond the lines of some instructions given to him by a sect, group or other individual. In the west with all thats going on with the foods being produced and the chemical processing, it is only necessary that we reconsider our approach and take different measures that may seem even more strict, in order to reach our best state.

Sentient eating diagram

This diagram gives an overview of the times of the day that are best to consume foods when the body is brought into alignment with the planet and the sun.

With the use of the diagram above we must be realistic and patient with ourselves while still exercising some sense of will power. Coming from a society where people tend to glorify food and eat frequently it can sometimes be complicated for one to be strict with the time and frequency in which they eat.

6am – 12pm

  • A time of partial fasting. Cell rebuilding takes place. Individual energy is used in assisting daily activities. This portion of the day is good for mediations and yoga. Physical exercise can also be conducted depending on the goals of the individual.

12pm – 3pm

  • During this time of the day the sun is rising to its peak. This translates to the energy in our body and the sun’s ability to better assist the body in digestion.

3 pm – 9pm

  • During the latter part of the day eating light is best for the body. It gives cells and organs less work to do.

Things to let go of…

No meat, no fast foods, no soda or other forms of artificial food and seasonings. i.e. MSG and artificial flavorings. No dairy.

Things to pay attention to…

Body pains
Irregular bowel movement. Bowels should move daily.
Shortness of breath
Nail discoloration
Skin discoloration
Bone weakness



These are essential foods to consider that can be added to your daily food intake.


Our emotional body is our “feeling” body, how we feel toward each other, our likes and dislikes, our feelings about experiences. In nourishing our emotional body, positive feelings can be translated as energy transmitted through electrical stimulation. Positive feelings propel us in our day to day, allowing us to enjoy life more while displaying this same positivity throughout the surrounding environment.

Similar to food and flavors, feeding the emotional body correlates with multiple areas of our lives. Whenever we wish to consider our whole health and the progress of our growth, it can be of profit to consider our daily activities in the direction of our physical senses.

  • Our eyes; What we see. What we spend our time looking at. The direct correlation to what is being fed to the eyes.
  • Our nose; What we smell. Is the quality of the things we smell natural or artificial (made with chemicals)? The pathway of the nose leads directly to the brain therefore affecting the brain.
  • Our mouth; What we eat. The quality of the food we eat. How we feel about the food we eat.
  • Our ears; What we listen to and hear frequently. The music we listen too. The sound of the surrounding environment.
  • Our bodies; What are we feeling physically? What type of feeling and where are we feeling sensations? How do we interact with our bodies throughout the day?

Four aggregates for integration and expansion.



The three areas outlined are threefold and summarize the interplay between a sentient being and the world. From the first inception beginning with a sound, all the way to climax where pleasure is felt.

Things to pay attention to…

Body pains
Irregular bowel movement. Bowels should move daily.
Shortness of breath
Nail discoloration
Skin discoloration
Bone weakness