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Thursday, August 19, 2010

5 Elements - Late Summer into Fall Part II

The 5 elemental theory is a bit like the Vedic texts. It's enormous or as simple as you want it to be. Getting all of the elements into a meal can eliminate cravings and help to balance a person. You can also balance by eating foods that cancel out where you might be having a problem or foods that support the organ you need a boost in. It goes in a circular pattern to learn it best, but here just continuing from yesterday are a few foods for late summer and fall. To get you started you could just notice and incorporate a few more than perhaps you were and see how you feel. For some reason my chart would not copy. If you are doing a session and would like to learn the 5 elements, I email you all of the charts and materials that you can put up on your fridge. Or look online, get a book and start playing!!

EARTH
Millet
Sweet Potato
Yam
Chick-peas
Artichoke (jerusalem)
Bamboo shoots
Calabash
Corn on the cob (sweet)
Crookneck squash
Eggplant
Kudzu (kuzu)
Mallow
Parsnip
Pumpkin
Rutabaga
Spaghetti squash
Winter squash
(acorn, butternut, buttercup,hokkaido, hubbard, etc.)
Tapioca

METAL
Rice (brown and white)
Sweet Rice
Taro potato
White potato
Great northern
Navy
Lima
Soybean
Tempeh
Tofu
Bok choy (whites)
Cabbage
Capers
Cauliflower
Celeriac
Celery
Chili
Chinese Cabbage
Cress
Cucumber
Daikon
Garlic
Ginger
Iceberg lettuce
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Lotus root
Onion
Radish
Rape
Shallots
Spinach
Turnips
Watercress
Water chestnuts

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