♥ DIET THERAPY: Acid/Alkaline Yin~Yang
We are what we eat. Animals are what they eat, too. If an animal has cancer or really any illness, the blood is usually too acid. Generally, we try to make our blood pH more alkaline to defend us naturally from all invaders and from cancer. Cancer, viruses, bacteria and fungi usually prefer an acid environment to grow in , however some disease conditions and cancers prefer an alkaline environment . Diet affects the Yin and Yang of the body. Yin is female, alkaline, parasympathetic dominant. Yang is male, acid, sympathetic dominant. The sympathetic/ parasympathetic system is the fight or flight system. Animals and people need to have the Yin and the Yang balanced to be healthy.
Sympathetic or Yang dominant people and animals need to be more alkaline. Being a vegetarian helps. Dogs and cats however, need to eat meat. Cats especially. Less important for dogs. But there are some alkaline forming foods that will suit the carnivore diet like egg yolks and raw milk (goat or cow). Pasteurized milk loses its alkaline forming power. Yang dominant people and animals tend to form solid tumors in the lung, the liver, pancreas, etc.
Yin dominant animals and people need to eat more meats. Some legumes like black beans, green peas and lentils are acidifying. Egg whites are acidifying. Cranberries and blueberries are acidifying. A couple of grains can be added to Yin meals that are acidifying: barley and oatmeal are good ones. Yin dominant people and animals seem to form more blood based tumors like leukemia, mast cell tumors or lymphoma.
Parsnips (high glycemic)
ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Canned or Glazed Fruits
ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Hemp Seed Flour
ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
Lamb and goat
ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Hemp Seed Oil
Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet
There is another school of diet therapy practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This talks about “warming foods” and “cooling foods”. This is another Yin/Yang based diet therapy. A good discussion of this with tables of foods can be seen at www.pingminghealth.com.
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