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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Day 261

Thoughts: Hangover Cures ...

Best foods to nurse a hangover. Think of the following foods as your medicine and you will get over your hangover by pushing out the toxins ...


Nature: slightly cool, sweet and sour

regenerates body fluids, clears heat, detoxifies, quenches thirst.

dehydration, thirst, cough.

Apricots are a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. They are fiber-rich and an adequate source of potassium.

Nature: cooling

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, promotes blood circulation.

Conditions: constipation, cancer, hypertension, high blood cholesterol, arteriosclerosis.

Nutrition: Asparagus is high in folate and a good source of Vitamin C and beta carotene. It also contains glutathione, a phytochemical that has antioxidant and anticarcinogenic properties. Asparagus contains inulin, a carbohydrate that increases the bacterial flora in the gut.

Nature: cold

Actions: clear heat, lubricate lungs, lubricate intestines, lower blood pressure, aid alcohol intoxication.

constipation, thirst, cough, hemorrhoids, hypertension, alcohol intoxication.

Bananas are an excellent source of potassium and Vitamin B6. Bananas also help soothe the stomach, providing a natural antacid effect. According to the International Journal of Cancer, women who ate 75 servings of fruit and vegetables a month cut their risk of kidney cancer by 40%. Those women who ate bananas 4-6 times a week cut their risk by 50% compared to those who did not eat bananas (January 2005).


Nature: cool and sweet

Actions: strengthens the stomach, relieves food retention, resolves mucus, promotes diuresis, cuts or emulsifies fats, relieves alcohol intoxication

Conditions: diabetes, indigestion, stomach distention and fullness due to greasy food, diarrhea, dysentery, rectal prolapse, edema

Nutrition: Bamboo shoots are a good source of potassium, thiamin and vitamin B6.

Nature: warming

Actions: induces sweating, harmonizes stomach, antidote for seafood poisoning.

Conditions: wind-cold, vomiting, diarrhea, seafood poisoning.


Nature: cool and sweet

Actions: nourishes blood, tonifies the heart, calms the spirit, lubricates the intestines, cleanses the liver

Conditions: anemia, heart weakness, irritability, restlessness, habitual constipation, herpes, constipation, liver intoxication from drugs or alcohol.

Beets are a great source of folate, potassium and manganese. Their dark red-purple color comes from the pigment, betacyanin, which has anticarcinogenic and antimutagenic properties

Nature: cooling

Actions: clears heat, promotes diuresis, brightens eyes, aids summer heat problems.

Conditions: conjunctivitis, nearsightedness,
difficult urination.

Nutrition: Broccoli is loaded with nutrients. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and A, folate, potassium and fiber. Broccoli contains two anti-cancer compounds - sulforaphane and indoles.

Nature: cooling

Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, strengthens all
organs, benefits the eyes, relieves measles, lubricates the intestines.

Nutrition: Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin K. They also contain anti-cancer pigments called carotenoids. Furthermore, carrots produce a natural pesticide, falcarinol, that has been shown to reduce colon cancer.

Nature: cool and sweet

lubricates the intestines, strengthens spleen. This vegetable is weak in action.

Conditions: constipation, weak digestion.

Nutrition: Cauliflower is an excellent source of vitamin C and folate. Like other cruciferous vegetables, cauliflower contains anticancer compounds called sulforaphanes.

Nature: cooling

Actions: tonifies kidneys, stops bleeding, strengthens spleen and stomach.


Nature: cold and sweet

Actions: clears heat, lubricates the intestines, promotes urination, diaphoretic.

irritability, restlessness, constipation, difficulty urinating.

Nature: cooling

Actions: clears heat, quenches thirst, relieves
irritability, promotes diuresis.

edema of the extremities, jaundice, diarrhea, epilepsy.

Nature: cool. pungent and sweet

Actions: removes stagnant food, moistens lungs, resolves mucus, quenches thirst, relieves alcohol intoxication.

Conditions: bronchitis, sore throat, dry cough, coughing of blood, painful urination, excess of mucus, alcohol intoxication, food retention.

Nature: hot

anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies meat and seafood, kills worms, removes stagnant food or blood, reduces abscess.

combats cancer and high blood cholesterol, aids infections, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, and coughing of blood.

Nature: hot

Actions: promotes sweating, anti-toxin, antidote
for seafood poisoning.

common cold, cough due to coldness (clear or white mucus), vomiting, diarrhea, cold type arthritis.

Nature: cold

Actions: strengthens stomach, aids digestion,circulates chi, detoxifies alcohol intoxication.

decreased appetite, weak digestion, stomach fullness, alcohol intoxication, dry cough.

Nature: cooling

Actions: lubricates lungs, resolves mucus, increases appetite, strengthens spleen, quenches thirst, promotes body fluids.

thirst, dehydration, stagnant chi, hernia

Nature: slightly warming

Actions: promotes digestion, removes stagnant food, regulates flow of chi, induces measles eruption.

Conditions: food retention, indigestion, measles, seafood or meat poisoning.

Nature: cold

Actions: regenerates body fluids, quenches thirst, calms the heart, lubricates lungs, relieves restlessness, promotes urination, clears heat, detoxifies, lubricates the throat, dissolves mucus, relieves cough.

cough (heat in the lungs), excess mucus, irritability, thirst, dry throat, hoarse throat, retina pain, constipation, difficult urination, skin
lesions, alcohol intoxication.

Nature: neutral

Actions: strengthens digestion, strengthens spleen and stomach, promotes diuresis, lubricates intestines.

Conditions: indigestion, edema, constipation.


Nature: cooling

Actions: relieves ulcer pain, strengthens spleen, harmonizes stomach, tonifies chi, lubricates intestines, promotes diuresis.
Conditions: ulcers, constipation, eczema, skin lesions.


Nature: cooling

Actions: kills worms, resolves dampness, reduces fever, relieves pain, stabilizes hyperactive fetus, stops dysentery, benefits diabetes.

Conditions: dysentery, diabetes, ulcerations of the lower extremities, eczema, stomachache, the feeling of "steaming bones", intestinal worms, antidote for opium.

Nature: cooling

clears heat, detoxifies, promotes diuresis, quenches thirst, relieves fidgetiness.

Conditions: skin lesions, difficulty urinating, edema, summer heat, irritability, thirst.


Nature: cooling

Actions: lubricates lungs, promotes body fluids, strengthens spleen, detoxifies in alcohol intoxication.

Conditions: dry cough, sore throat, difficult urination, food retention, lack of appetite.


Nature: cooling

Actions: strengthens spleen and stomach function, tonifies chi, clears heat, detoxifies, increases the production of milk.

Conditions: bloody stools, diarrhea, constipation, jaundice, edema, ascites, night blindness, diabetes, breast abscess.

Nature: cold

quenches thirst, relieves irritability, dispels summer heat problems, promotes diuresis, detoxifies.

sores, dry mouth, summer heat irritability, bloody dysentery, jaundice, edema, difficult urination.

The Daikon Radish relieves alcohol intoxication

Challenges: I think a man ought to get drunk at least twice a year just on principle, so he won't let himself get snotty about it. ~Raymond Chandler

Triumphs: I picked our largest tomato today! I have been watching it everyday grow into the biggest tomato I have ever seen :) I will make it a happy home in a salad and in our bellies :)

What I Ate Today:

Food fest 1: A nectarine from the farmers markets, very sweet. A avocado from the Spanish store which came from Mexico. The yummiest sweetest, smoothest avaocados I have tasted!

Food fest 2: The last Peanut Butter Chocolate Ball!

Food fest 3: Strawberries and peanut butter! It may resemble the taste of peanut butter and jelly. I love it as a snack, and the peanuts are simply ground up peanuts to make a peanut butter, add a drop of olive oil or coconut oil/milk to make it a paste consistency!

Food fest 4: Rice, Beans and Avocado! mmm!

Food fest 5: some blueberries from the farmers markets :)

Recipe: The recipe for Beans, Rice and Avocado is available on The Earth Diet website and the book released later this year.

Exercise: Strecthing my body :) loves a good stretch!

104 days to go!!!


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