Bitter – The Flavor of the Fire Element
The first in my series of 5 Flavors Posters is now available.
Chinese medicine’s energetic approach to food categorizes all foods by their actions in the body. Foods affect us by their temperature and flavors. You don’t have to be overwhelmed with food, we need to be flexible and enjoy, but having simple pragmatic knowledge of how to eat to best benefit you in times of health or illness is just awesome.
Each of the 5 Flavors – sweet, sour, bitter, pungent and salty- also have specific energetics. They each enter certain organs and nourish and support them. In excess or deficiency, each flavor can manifest disharmonies. Seaweeds are cooling and their salty flavor aids the Kidneys and nourishes Yin making it great for those who are excessively hot conditions like hypertension. Freezing in winter? Eat a root vegetable stew with a few warm pungents rather than raw leafy greens. Hot in the summer? Have more cooling natured foods. The more you apply it, the simpler it becomes.
I created this poster as a simple reference for clients and those who want to learn how to start including the wisdom of food energetics into their lives.
11 x 17 inch poster – is available in as a downloadable digital document. Print it yourself to post up in your kitchen, home or therapy space for your personal use.
(I am refraining from printing to help reduce environmental impact from printing and shipping)
The poster is available as a download for $18
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Sweet, Sour, Pungent and Salty are on the way!