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Red meat strongly rebuilds deficient blood. It is especially useful in late summer and early fall. Red meat increases Pitta and Kapha. Too much red meat clogs the lymphatic system (Kapha blocking Vata in rasa dhatu), and causes blood stangation...
Difficult to digest, heavy and cold. [Ashtanga Hrdayam Su 5:23]
Oysters are salty, watery, slimy, and fatty, all the qualities that are nurturing and soothing to Vata. Oysters are very Vata pacifying. In Chinese medicine (TCM) oysters are the number one food for reducing yin.
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From the poppy family, contains slight traces of narcotics that, like nutmeg, help induce sleep.
Like all roots cooked onion brings a grounding feel. Yellow onions are the standard onion in American grocery store shelves. White onions tend to be sweeter and crunchier. Red...
Tapioca is actually made from tree resin. Like most resins tapioca is sticky.
Taro root is a staple food in polynesia.
There is a popular saying, "Wheat increases brawn, but rice increases brain." Wheat is dense nutrition, but it is difficult to digest. It pulls too much blood out of circulation and into the digestive tract. The loss of blood dulls the mind, and voila...
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