April 21, 2010
No Tropical Foods in Temperate Zones/ and an Update
no no. In his booklet that he gave me it says to eat sparingly for most (or for me to totally avoid because I have Lupus) tropical nuts and fruits.
Many of these are in Raw Food dishes I was making...In other words if it doesn't grow in my area I shouldn't eat it. These foods are meant to cool the bodies of people that live in the tropics, they have a cooling effect that is Yin in nature. Lupus is an excess of Yin disease, so I need warming foods not cooling foods to rebalance my body. I have been feeling better lately less heart palpitations (almost none!) and better bowel movements too (I always hate mentioning that but I want you all to know all the benefits I am getting from this diet..)Even more loose joints too!
However I did have a small downfall yesterday...enjoyed a few of the Babycakes Chocolate Chip cookies that I made for my family...and then after that had too much Lindt chocolate(Bittersweet no milk) and then had a little bit of Peanut Butter Zig Zag Soy milk "ice cream" and oven fries with Organic BBQ sauce... OK well I went to heck with myself...(I got frustrated that I ate something the night before and got a stiff neck(could have been a new sauerkraut brand, brown rice syrup, or a taste of Divvies Benjamint Crunch ) and went "off the wagon" to try and appease myself... but just felt worse afterwards not health wise just guilty....
Macrobiotics seems to be helping me even more and I hate it when I turn my back on it and "indulge" in not so healthy foods...I usually have a treat or 2 here or there but yesterday was just RIDICULOUS! Well back on the wagon again...wish me LUCK!