emotional health

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The Energetics of Food

Food can be measured in many ways–for its nutrition – for the experience it gives you – and the energy it creates throughout your body. You’ve heard it said “you are what you eat.”  Certainly, it’s true that food makes up the cells in your body, but have you ever thought the energy of food?

If we look at vegetables, we can see that they have a root, a CONNECTING point, and leafy part.  When we eat vegetable, we can enjoy similar energy.  According to Chinese principles, root vegetables grow down into the ground so we relate them to being good for the lower part of the body and helping us feel grounded.
Round vegetables have a more balanced energy supporting the center health of our body, helping us to feel steady and secure.
Leafy vegetables grow UP and OUT, nourishing the upper body and head, helping us feel inspired, light and youthful.

Here are a couple of examples of how food might impact your emotional health.

·         If you are feeling anxiety ridden, tense and need to lighten up, try adding in more leafy greens, which grow toward the sun. These foods are cleansing and provide lighter energy for the body.

·         If you are feeling unfocused, scattered and want to feel more grounded in your life, try eating root vegetables, which grow  in the ground and provide heartier, more sustainable energy than would eating a salad.

    Quality
Food
Preparation
Grounded
Relaxed
Root vegetables
Sweet vegetables
Meat, fish
Beans
Stewing
Pressure Cooking
Baking
Light
Creative
Flexible
Leafy greens
Wheat, barley, quinoa
Fruit
Raw foods
Chocolate
Boiling
Steaming
Gas stove cooking
Tense
Anxious
Sugar
Caffeine
Nut butters
Alcohol
Microwave cooking
Electric stove cooking
Factory farming
Connected
Harmonious
Organic foods
Whole foods
Local foods
Brown rice
Home cooking
Home gardening

It’s good to choose a balance of hearty and light foods, to maintain a delicate balance of focused, yet flexible energy.  If you’d like to learn more about the energetic qualities of certain foods and how they can directly impact your health concerns or conditions, call 804-288-3927 or email debi@debifarley.com.