October 9, 2016 at 4:08 am #47380
I am experimenting with diet lately. The expanded sensitivity to energy lead me to discovery that my body doesn’t tolerate gluten well, so I took it out. Besides positive results in energy and well being another physical proof is that a psoriasis I have in one of my hands is much better.
Oh, another thing that improved a lot is I have less congestion in my left thrusting channel so its much more manageable (with healing sounds and embracing the tree). I also took out milk and milk products. Somehow eggs followed and I ended up in vegan food for the last three months. But I don’t think there is an end to adapting and changing diet, and certainly taking out things is not a solution. I am hoping that one day I can go back to bread and maybe organic eggs and milk.
So I have a questions about your experience with diet:
1. Does energy work makes you more sensitive to what you eat?
2. What are your experiences with certain diets?
3. Do you have recommendation for sites or books that explain well the taoist approach to foods?
ViktorOctober 9, 2016 at 11:47 am #47381
Yes the energy work makes me far more sensitive to what I eat, I eat paleo/primal with very little gluten type food. Getting rid of wheat has removed all joint aches from my body. Qigong just before mealtime makes me very aware of how just enough food feels as opposed to my stomache feeling “full”. “Just enough” food adds to my energy level, “full” drops my energy level. I don’t have the experience to comment on the taoist approach to food. I just know all these practices improve every area of my life.October 20, 2016 at 12:29 am #47383
>>>1. Does energy work makes you more
>>>sensitive to what you eat?
>>>2. What are your experiences with
>>>>3. Do you have recommendation for
>>>sites or books that explain well
>>>the taoist approach to foods?
What appears to be “more sensitivity” to what someone is eating, may or may not be what it appears at face value. In particular, an apparent increase in sensitivity, may not be any actual biological increase in sensitivity, so much as you are becoming more acutely aware of those substances which your body never liked. Things that were harming before and you were unaware of, now you notice the actual harming.
I would say this latter has been more my experience . . . of previously being more unconscious of what is being consumed, and now having more awareness of what resonates with my body.
As to specific diets, this is an area that I (personally) don’t have much interest in. Everyone’s biology is different, and what goes well for one person, may not for another. So while there are definitely books out there, each with their own theory, I choose not to recommend any myself.
But just a few general guidelines I personally try to follow:
1. Eat primarily organic, non-GMO food. Toxic pesticides and mutations in the matrix of the food sets up the stage for chronic diseases and cancers.
2. The less artificial synthetic ingredients the better. As an organic being, I believe food is not something that comes out of a lab. I try not to develop stress over it and too much paranoia over what I eat, but if I have two similar options, I choose the one that is more natural with less additives.
3. Eat mostly cooked food (fits with Chinese medicine, avoids undo stress on liver and stomach, avoids creating dampness conditions in the body; and avoids harmful pathogens/parasites)
4. Observe the tastes of the five elements: pungent, salty, sour, bitter, sweet; try to mostly include all of these in moderation, with a perhaps slight slant toward your own constitution.
5. Avoid extreme protocols; everything in moderation. In particular, every “healthy” food if you eat too much, will create problems. Strive for balance.
6. Supplement with some natural superfoods and herbs, but avoid vitamin supplements (synthetic).
SNovember 2, 2016 at 8:50 pm #47385
I think flavours of food, eg bitter, sweet, salty, sour and spicy is the easiest way to work out food choices.
2.I tried many different diets all with different effects. None helped me lose as much weight as just eating what i want and moderating portion size
3. Mantak chia had a food list which was good. I put a similar database together with php scripting which you may find helpful, you can put in which element or elements u want to cool or heat, and it will give u a list of foods. Its a personal use thing, but if you want to email me i can let you use it. I also developed a questionnaire php program that informs you about the strength of different elements in your body, and exercises and diet according to taoist principles that may help. It is personal too though, but i can give you a link to anyone interested enough to email me, and its not shared on any forum. email@example.com
I find wheat fine in moderation but cereal for breaky, sandwich for lunch and pasta for dinner is way too much. Also i find white bread better than wholemeal. Wholemeal creates more dampness in my spleen, but too much white bread can cause a clogging feeling in my guts.
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