Individualizing Your Eating Habits For Optimal Balance In Health

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Prehistoric humans determined which foods were healthy and unhealthy based on their reactions as well as the reactions of others to what they put in their mouths. If they ate something and fell ill soon afterward, the food was deemed poisonous, Once in a while a symptom or some kind of physical suffering was relieved after eating a certain food. That food was noted as healthy, and even therapeutic.

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Over time patterns emerged and were combined into principles governing healthy diet and nutrition. In ancient China, the yin-yang principle of energetic polarity has proven to be an accurate observation of the universal law. Health and wellness depend on the balance between these two energetic extremes. As we've seen, everything in the universe can be categorized as possessing yin or yang characteristics.


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To what, well simply promoting wellness and correcting dis-harmonies within one's being. Individualization and balance are the key concepts. The one-size-fits-all diet fads that come and go sow confusion among consumers and neglect person's individual needs. Selection of foods should be based on energetic qualities of the foods, such as warming, cooling, drying, or lubricating. Thus you wouid seek to warm the coolness, cool the heat, dry the dampness, and lubricate the dryness by what you choose to eat.

By understanding your own needs, you can choose the appropriate foods to bring about a balanced state of health. For instance, if you are an excess type who exhibits conditions of heat in the body, like over-heating easily, dry mouth, and red face, cooling foods like cucumber, watermelon, and peppermint may be your cup of tea and exactly what you need. If you are a deficient type who tends toward coldness- if you get chilled easily, are often tired, and run to the bathroom frequently warming foods such
as ginger, roasted chestnut, and fenugreek may be appropriate for you.

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In this way health is achieved through balance and individualization. All foods have inherent healing qualities. On the basis of these qualities, foods are broadly categorized into hot and warming, cold and cooling, and neutral, which is neither hot nor cold. Generally, animal products like poultry, other meat, eggs, and dairy are warming, while vegetables, fruits, and liquids are cooling. Whole grains, beans,
legumes, deep sea fish, and most nuts and seeds are neutral.

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There are, however, exceptions to the rule. For example, cherries are warming even though they're a fruit, and pork is cooling even though it's an animal product. Neutral-property foods are appropriate for all people except people with allergies to certain foods. People who are of the excess or hot type will benefit from eating fewer animal products, while those of the deficient or cold type will benefit from adding animal products to their diet. Interestingly, warming and cooling foods correlate with acidic and alkaline foods, as we shall explore in the future.


The Point Is


You must have balance which is not a one size fits all ideas, diets high in acidic foods including animal products, caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and processed foods exerts pressure on your body's balancing systems as it strains to maintain welness and a healthy pH neutrality. The process of counterbalancing the acidity can deplete the body of alkaline minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and calcium, making the person prone to chronic and degenerative diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, Crohnes Disease , Fibromyalgia , Graves Disease, even Diabetes, and so much more. Minerals are borrowed from vital organs and bones to neutralize the acid. Because of this strain, the body can suffer severe and prolonged damage, leading to an unhealthy condition that may go undetected for years.


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In general, it's best to favor alkaline foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, some whole grains such as millet, quinoa, and amaranth, and to eat a smaller proportion of acidic foods such as meat, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine. Heavy meat eaters tend to be too acidic, and their bodies become overactive, while vegetarians tend toward being too alkaline, rendering their bodies under-active. A balanced diet is essential for functional equilibrium (a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced.) You must take your health inventory, to determine what your body is lacking and what your body needs. There are several lifestyle choices to choose from there's: 

And many more. So do your research, take time to gain balance in your life and to promote balance in the lives of your family. We Must Share To Make Others Aware!!

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