Diet Therapy: Yin/Yang Acid

 
♥ DIET  THERAPY: Acid/Alkaline  Yin~Yang

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.

Blanket. my beautiful Rottweiler
Blanket, my beautiful Rottweiler — always fed a healthy and well-balanced diet and healing sessions with Avatar Holistic Vet Svcs!

ALKALINE FOODS

ALKALIZING VEGETABLES
Alfalfa
Barley Grass
Beet Greens
Beets
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard Greens
Chlorella
Collard Greens
Cucumber
Dandelions
Dulce
Edible Flowers
Eggplant
Fermented Veggies
Garlic
Green Beans
Green Peas
Kale
Kohlrabi
Lettuce
Mushrooms
Mustard Greens
Nightshade Veggies
Parsnips (high glycemic)
Peas
Peppers
Pumpkin
Radishes
Rutabaga
Sea Veggies
Spinach, green
Spirulina
Sprouts
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Watercress
Wheat Grass
Wild Greens
 

ALKALIZING ORIENTAL VEGETABLES
Daikon
Dandelion Root
Kombu
Maitake
Nori
Reishi
Shitake
Umeboshi
Wakame

ALKALIZING FRUITS
Apple
Apricot
Avocado
Banana (high glycemic)
Berries
Blackberries
Cantaloupe
Cherries, sour
Coconut, fresh
Currants
Dates, dried
Figs, dried
Grapes
Grapefruit
Honeydew Melon
Lemon
Lime
Muskmelons
Nectarine
Orange
Peach
Pear
Pineapple
Raspberries
Rhubarb
Strawberries
Tangerine
Tomato
Tropical Fruits
Umeboshi Plums
Watermelon

ALKALIZING PROTEIN
Almonds
Chestnuts
Millet
Tempeh (fermented)
Tofu (fermented)                                        Egg yolks                                                       Raw milk (cow or goat)              Whey Protein Powder
ALKALIZING SWEETENERS
Stevia

ALKALIZING SPICES & SEASONINGS
Chili Pepper
Cinnamon
Curry
Ginger
Herbs (all)
Miso
Mustard
Sea Salt
Tamari

ALKALIZING OTHER
Alkaline Antioxidant Water
Apple Cider Vinegar
Bee Pollen
Fresh Fruit Juice
Green Juices
Lecithin Granules
Mineral Water
Molasses, blackstrap
Probiotic Cultures
Soured Dairy Products
Veggie Juices

ACIDIFYING VEGETABLES
Corn
Lentils
Olives
Winter Squash

ACIDIFYING FRUITS
Blueberries
Canned or Glazed Fruits
Cranberries
Currants
Plums**
Prunes**

ACIDIFYING GRAINS, GRAIN PRODUCTS
Amaranth
Barley
Bran, oat
Bran, wheat
Bread
Corn
Cornstarch
Crackers, soda
Flour, wheat
Flour, white
Hemp Seed Flour
Kamut
Macaroni
Noodles
Oatmeal
Oats (rolled)
Quinoa
Rice (all)
Rice Cakes
Rye
Spaghetti
Spelt
Wheat Germ
Wheat

ACIDIFYING BEANS & LEGUMES
Almond Milk
Black Beans
Chick Peas
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Lentils
Pinto Beans
Red Beans
Rice Milk
Soy Beans
Soy Milk
White Beans

ACIDIFYING DAIRY
Butter
Cheese
Cheese, Processed
Ice Cream
Ice Milk

ACIDIFYING NUTS & BUTTERS
Cashews
Legumes
Peanut Butter
Peanuts
Pecans
Tahini
Walnuts

ACIDIFYING ANIMAL PROTEIN
Bacon
Beef
Carp
Clams
Cod
Corned Beef
Fish
Haddock
Lamb and goat
Lobster
Mussels
Organ Meats
Oyster
Pike
Pork
Rabbit
Salmon
Sardines
Sausage
Scallops
Shellfish
Shrimp
Tuna
Turkey
Veal
Venison

ACIDIFYING FATS & OILS
Avacado Oil
Butter
Canola Oil
Corn Oil
Flax Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Lard
Olive Oil
Safflower Oil
Sesame Oil
Sunflower Oil

ACIDIFYING SWEETENERS
Carob
Corn Syrup
Sugar

ACIDIFYING ALCOHOL
Beer
Hard Liquor
Spirits
Wine
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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