Winter eating plan
This diet has been designed to suite a couple; however it may be used for more people by adjusting the quantity of ingredients used.
The basic concepts of therapeutic eating used in consideration are:
Acid / alkaline balance
Temperature & color
(specific foods effects)
Ease of digestion
Minerals for the kidneys & bladder
Winter, according to the Chinese five elements theory, is the time related to water. This relates to the kidney & bladder. Water is the essential medium of your body through which all things pass. It is part of the lymphatic flow, helps eliminate waste, fight off infections, and facilitates the flow of saliva, urine, perspiration, tears, and sexual fluids.
The kidneys filter the blood and keep the blood and body clean and in balance. They filter several thousand quarts of blood daily, extracting and keeping the balance of mineral salts, acids, and wastes. The health of the kidney can be seen in the glow of the skin, hair, and eyes.
The vitality of all body fluids is maintained by the kidney and bladder.
We can help these organs by:
Mineral balances in the diet.
Drinking clean water.
Correct toilet habits.
Balanced fluid intake.
Acid & alkaline balance (20% & 80%) in diet.
Stimulating the meridian points.
Eating organic foods when possible
The groins and the bladder are like magistrates of a region or district,
They store the overflow and the fluid secretions which serve to regulate vaporisation.”
No potato & meat (protein & starch) no rice & meat
No spaghetti & meat
No grains & fruit
Need 8 glasses of water a day
Don’t have too much water after 5pm
No aluminum pots, pans, cans etc
You are what you eat, think and do.
What you eat builds your physical state,
· So if what you eat is nutritionally deficient, or contaminated by toxic or synthetic chemistry - if this is what you take in - it becomes what you are made off
What you think or how you think it becomes your reality,
· To have a balanced view of life is a balancing act
one must communicate with the aspects of self -
Nothing in denial
Open communication in the total self
What you do and eat has an impact on you physical body,
Your mind, your financial status,
Your relationships, your energy levels,
Your happiness levels, your ability to see clearly, in fact all aspects of your reality.
It is essential to start the digestive system gently first thing on rising. A bit like warming up a car first thing in the morning.
1. Lemon & honey or
2. Orange & honey or
3. Grapefruit & honey or
4. Herbal tea & honey or
5. Orange juice freshly juiced
6. Prune juice
Pour on hot water, let stand for a minute.
Take 20 ml of apple cider vinegar.
If you are taking slippery elm powder, take it now.
Take herbal tonic now if you have one.
Take a small whole garlic (swallow) - to lubricate the bowel.
1 or 2 teaspoons of honey
1 desert spoon sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon butter
Gently heat butter in frypan and add sunflower seeds and grated ginger. When brown add honey to pan. Heat, pour