Tuesday, July 20, 2010
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
Actions: regenerates body fluids, clears heat, detoxifies, quenches thirst.
Conditions: dehydration, thirst, cough.
Nutrition: Apricots are a good source of beta-carotene and vitamin C. They are fiber-rich and an adequate source of potassium.
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.
Actions: clear heat, lubricate lungs, lubricate intestines, lower blood pressure, aid alcohol intoxication.
Conditions: constipation, thirst, cough, hemorrhoids, hypertension, alcohol intoxication.
Nutrition: 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.
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.
Nutrition: 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
Actions: clears heat, promotes diuresis, brightens eyes, aids summer heat problems.
Conditions: conjunctivitis, nearsightedness,
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.
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
Actions: 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.
Actions: tonifies kidneys, stops bleeding, strengthens spleen and stomach.
CHINESE CABBAGE (NAPA CABBAGE)
Nature: cold and sweet
Actions: clears heat, lubricates the intestines, promotes urination, diaphoretic.
Conditions: irritability, restlessness, constipation, difficulty urinating.
Actions: clears heat, quenches thirst, relieves
irritability, promotes diuresis.
Conditions: 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.
Actions: anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies meat and seafood, kills worms, removes stagnant food or blood, reduces abscess.
Conditions: combats cancer and high blood cholesterol, aids infections, diarrhea, dysentery, vomiting, and coughing of blood.
Actions: promotes sweating, anti-toxin, antidote
for seafood poisoning.
Conditions: common cold, cough due to coldness (clear or white mucus), vomiting, diarrhea, cold type arthritis.
Actions: strengthens stomach, aids digestion,circulates chi, detoxifies alcohol intoxication.
Conditions: decreased appetite, weak digestion, stomach fullness, alcohol intoxication, dry cough.
Actions: lubricates lungs, resolves mucus, increases appetite, strengthens spleen, quenches thirst, promotes body fluids.
Conditions: 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.
PEARS (ESPECIALLY PEAR APPLES)
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.
Conditions: cough (heat in the lungs), excess mucus, irritability, thirst, dry throat, hoarse throat, retina pain, constipation, difficult urination, skin
lesions, alcohol intoxication.
Actions: strengthens digestion, strengthens spleen and stomach, promotes diuresis, lubricates intestines.
Conditions: indigestion, edema, constipation.
Actions: relieves ulcer pain, strengthens spleen, harmonizes stomach, tonifies chi, lubricates intestines, promotes diuresis.
Conditions: ulcers, constipation, eczema, skin lesions.
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.
Actions: clears heat, detoxifies, promotes diuresis, quenches thirst, relieves fidgetiness.
Conditions: skin lesions, difficulty urinating, edema, summer heat, irritability, thirst.
Actions: lubricates lungs, promotes body fluids, strengthens spleen, detoxifies in alcohol intoxication.
Conditions: dry cough, sore throat, difficult urination, food retention, lack of appetite.
SWEET POTATO / YAM
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.
Actions: quenches thirst, relieves irritability, dispels summer heat problems, promotes diuresis, detoxifies.
Conditions: 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!!!