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Healthy Food Lover's Newsletter, Issue #11 -- The Yin and Yang Principle
January 15, 2013
|Hello Healthy Food Lovers,
The Yin and Yang Principle
According to Ancient Chinese Philosophy, there are two opposing principals that exist in nature - Yin and Yang.
The interplay between these two principals not only regulates our Universe, but also regulates our bodies.
The balance of yin and yang in your body is often determined by the foods you choose to eat, but it can also be affected by astrological ages such as the Age of Aquarius or "The Golden Age".
Unfortunately, we live in a society that pushes pills, junk food, and bad habits like there is no tomorrow - we did make it thru the big "Doomsday" of December 21, 2012!
Most toxins, pesticides, drugs, medicines, processed foods, diets, and even supplements are extremely yin. For this reason more people are probably facing a very Yin condition right now.
This will most likely present a big problem as we head into the Age of Aquarius or "The Golden Age" which will require a more Yang approach to life.
Learning to balance yin and yang is not only essential to your health, but it will also be essential to your spiritual development.
Balancing Yin and YangOptimal health will require that your life force or chi flows properly along your body's energy lines or meridians.
This life force can sometimes become blocked and the right flow will only be achieved when yin and yang are correctly balanced.
Energy can become blocked when one follows an improper diet or is experiencing extremes such as freezing cold weather, excessive stress, etc.
For example: People are born with a certain constitution which may be related back to blood types, so if you were born with a more Yin constitution or Blood Type O - you will probably need to eat more animal foods to keep yourself balanced.
In contrast, Blood Type A would probably need more plant foods because of having a more Yang type constitution.
When someone eats foods that are not good for them or for their particular circumstances - problems will occur - especially if these symptoms are prolonged.....
Yang Deficiency Symptoms: cold hands & feet, low blood pressure, craves hot & spicy foods, pale & anemic looking, weak back, poor digestion & appetite, loose stools, edema, fatigue, prone to fungal infections, and withdrawn.
Yin Deficiency Symptoms: fever, high blood pressure, craves something cold, sore back, sore throat, night sweats, dry throat, dry skin, constipation, canker sores, insomnia, and short tempered.
Problems such as these will occur if you become too yin or too yang and you will therefore need to bring yourself back to balance by eating more - yang foods for a yang deficiency - or more yin foods for a yin deficiency.
Yin FoodsFruits: Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Cantaloupe, Lemons, Grapes, Pears, Watermelon, Kiwi, Starfruit, Oranges, Grapefruit, Strawberries, Pineapple, Plums, Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, (basically all fruit)
Vegetables: Asparagus, Beets, Celery, Eggplant, Bamboo Shoots, Bok Choy, Watercress, Lettuce, Spinach, Cauliflower, White Potato, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Kale, Collards, Leeks, Peas, Green Beans, Squash, Sprouts, (most raw vegetables)
Nuts & Seeds: Almonds, Flax Seeds, Water Chestnut, Cashews, (almost all raw nuts & seeds)
Grains: Processed Breads, Pasta, & Pastries, White Flour, Hybridized Wheat, Corn, Oats, etc.
Legumes: Tofu, Soy Milk, Tempeh, Lentils, Chickpeas, Black Beans
Seafood: Clams, Octopus, Squid, Abalone
Animal Foods: Pasteurized Milk Products, Ice Cream
Misc: White Sugar, Honey, Maple Syrup, Agave Syrup, Corn Syrup, Most Herbs, Alcoholic Drinks, Alkaline Water, Distilled Water, Tap Water, Juices, Peppermint
Yang FoodsVegetables: Ginger, Garlic, Onions, Carrots, Parsnips, Daikon Root, Rutabaga, Turnips, Sea Vegetables (Kombu, Nori, Dulse)
Grains: Cooked Whole Grains
Legumes: Kidney Beans, Azuki Beans, Soy Sauce
Seafood: Shrimp, Lobster, Salmon, Tuna, Swordfish, Trout, Bass, Smoked Fish
Animal Foods: Beef, Lamb, Wild Game, Poultry (especially dark meat), Pork, Whole Eggs, Hard Salty Cheeses, Unpasteurized & Unhomogenized Dairy Products, Goat Milk, Butter, Yogurt
Misc: Black Pepper, Sea Salt, Coffee, Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginseng, Chili Pepper
Yin and Yang GuidelinesWhether your food will be more Yin or Yang will depend primarily on the following factors:
In general cooked foods are more Yang than raw foods. One exception to this rule may be raw milk - which is considered more Yang than pasteurized milk.
Also, eating foods that have "Etheric" or fresh qualities will be more Yang than eating highly processed or old foods.
Whole foods are more Yang than pureed, chopped, juiced, blended, soaked, and sprouted foods.
Food that was grown or raised using organic or humane means will be more Yang than foods grown with chemicals or toxic systems.
Spring water is more Yang than tap, reverse osmosis, or distilled water.
When it comes to alcohol - beer seems to be very Yin. However, certain types of wines and hard alcohol seem to have a Yang & Yin effect.
For example: I become very flushed and warm (Yang) from just a glass of red wine, but will become very cold (Yin) inside about an hour later - so who really knows??
However, consuming too many mind altering chemicals and that does include caffeine, pesticides, heavy metals, medications, etc. will most likely create a very Yin condition in your body.
The Age of Aquarius aka "The Golden Age"Astrological Ages last for approximately 2000 years. The age that we are presently leaving - is the Age of Pisces and we are now entering into the Age of Aquarius.
The Age of Aquarius although not technically "The Golden Age" is going to be a much more joyful one compared to the last age.
The Age of Pisces was one of division and darkness - The Age of Aquarius will bring about more unity and light.
This "Golden Age" is going to be much less dense or Yang and will bring about a higher vibration or higher consciousness because of its Yin like attributes.
For some people this age started a few years back and for others Dec 21, 2012 marked the beginning of this "Golden Age".
The Age of Aquarius will also be an Age of Information aka "The Truth". This download will require a more Yang or grounding approach to life in order to help keep your balance - which will also help you to grow spiritually.
Are you Going with "The Flow"?Yang tends to be an inward moving and also a downward moving type of force.
Yin on the other hand is a more outward and upward moving force.
People who are very Yin from their diet or by other means have the ability of taking energy from the earth, by moving it upwards through their bodies - this is going against the flow.
Have you ever wondered why there is so much sex on t.v. these days? This causes your energy to flow upward!
Symptoms of Energy Flowing Upwards:
This is in contrast to the moving of energy from the "Heavens" downward back to the earth - or going with the flow.
Moving energy downward from your head to your feet promotes life and well being - moving energy upwards promotes the opposite effect.
Downward energy seems to balance all the energy centers or chakras so that they are spinning more evenly, faster, and in a more coordinated manner.
Some Ancient oriental practices are centered around the movement of energy down the front of the body and then up the back of the body such as in Tai Chi. This may be the ideal motion of energy for your body.
Eating a more grounding diet or more yang foods will help to promote this energy flow as will spiritual types of exercises, deep breathing, sufficient rest, and living at higher altitudes in drier climates.
The Yin and Yang Symbol DecodedI'd like to preface this video by stating that Consciousness shapes this Universe and Your Reality - not Matter.
And it is frequency or sound waves that will determine the level of Consciousness.
Also your emotions have a vibratory frequency that helps to shape your DNA and this in turn will shape your reality or "The Matrix".
So you have just learned that matter does not exist - it was just an illusion.
Your emotions are much more real and have a much greater effect on your body and the reality you create everyday.
Please watch the next two videos in succession please....
Remember your DNA is a spiral staircase structure that is directly involved with your biological evolution.
And your DNA acts as a receiver and transmitter for the "Gigantic Spiral" or "Vortex" from up above.
As Above So BelowThe opposing principals of yin and yang both work together to regulate as well as create our Universe. Since you are a microcosm of the macrocosm - this makes you a miniature universe and - you do have the ability to create.
You are therefore, subject to the same cosmic laws as the Universe, so by learning about what goes on up in the "Heavens" - you can understand what is about to happen inside of you.
The changes that go on with the heavenly bodies are a mirror to the possibilities that will become available to your reality.
This next video will help to teach you about what is going on Up in the Heavens right now.....Enjoy!
The Age of Aquarius represents great change - especially in your level of consciousness and spirituality - You are about to be Upgraded to a Higher Vibration!
Fear has been used for a very long time to keep you in a reality some like to refer to as "The Matrix" - just like in the Movie.
Your DNA is part of a very powerful energy system and fear has had a very negative effect on your DNA - therefore, your reality.
So, if the Substance of the Universe is Consciousness and your Emotions are part of the True Reality of Consciousness - it will be Love that opens the Door to your Freedom and Creating a Much Better World.
Love Conquers All,
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