Friday, February 1, 2013

Organ Stress

Food and/or Nourishment can either be a poison to our system or a medicine, sometimes it is just a neutral effect, neither positive or negative.

SPLEEN/PANCREAS/STOMACH—Foods that stress: sugar & honey, high fat foods, tropical fruits/juices, MSG & food additives.

Body Signals of stress: erratic energy levels, binging on sweets, belching, upset stomach, low resistance to infections.

Mood Signals of Stress: feel scattered, anxious, worried, overly sensitive, big mood swings.

LUNGS/LARGE INTESTINES—Foods that stress: white flour, yeasted breads, high fat foods, sugar & honey, antibiotics, food color, food additives.

Body Signals of stress: fatigue, stuffy sinuses, phlegm, pale complexion, gas, diarrhea, constipation.

Mood Signals of Stress: sad or depressed, nostalgic, stuck, weary.

KIDNEYS/BLADDER—Foods that stress: ice cold food & drink, milk & dairy foods, too much raw food, sugar & honey, over-salting.

Body Signals of Stress: frequent, pale urine or scant, dark urine; lower back ache, low sexual energy, bags under the eyes, often feel cold.

Mood Signals of Stress: overwhelmed, confused, afraid, insecure.

LIVER/ GALLBLADDER—Foods that stress: overeating—especially eggs, meat, cheese & ice cream, alcohol & drugs, chemicallized foods, coffee & chocolate, sugar & honey.

Body Signals of Stress: headaches, often overeat, eyes irritated or bloodshot, oily or dry skin, restless from 11pm to 2am.

Mood Signals of Stress: impatient, frustrated, angry, blocked creativity.

HEART/SMALL INTESTINES—Foods that Stress: sugar & honey, high fat foods, tropical fruits/juices, MSG, food additives, white flour, yeasted breads, antibiotics, food color, ice cold food & drink, milk & dairy (over-eating), too much raw food, over-salting, alcohol & drugs, chemicallized foods, coffee & chocolate.

Body Signals of Stress: chest aching or tense, backache between shoulders, high blood pressure, red complexion.

Mood Signals of Stress: over-excitable, can’t relax, chronic tension, workaholic.

Spleen/Pancreas/Stomach: millet, sweet vegetables, round/compact veggies like cabbage, turnip, onion, rutabaga, pumpkin, local sweet fruit & miso soup.
Lung/Large Intestines: brown rice, dark leafy greens, roots, winter squash, onion, leek, ginger, garlic, apples, pears & miso soup.
Kidneys/Bladder: brown rice, buckwheat, adzuki beans, sturdy greens, roots, winter squash, watermelon, berries.
Liver/Gallbladder: barley, quinoa, wheat, rye, Daikon radish, spring greens, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, parsley, lemon, sauerkraut.
Heart/Small Intestines: corn, quinoa, brown rice, bitter greens, summer vegetables, strawberries, local fruit.

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