Are you doing your best to eat well and exercise, but the pounds just aren’t coming off as fast as you would like? The ancient Chinese knew something about how food affects our bodies that most of us don’t seem to notice. Could how your food tastes be putting the brakes on your weight loss?
Back when I got frequent migraines, as the headache came on I would go into ‘help-the-headache’ mode. I’d do slow neck rolls and massage my temples. I’d lay off sardines, chocolate, and peanuts. I’d shade my eyes and put in earplugs. None of this actually took away the migraine; it just made me more comfortable as I waited it out. Although LOMBALGIA finally shifted my neural circuits, the ‘help-the-headache’ routine became part of life, no doubt contributing to making future headaches less frequent.
No animals are harmed in the making of this facial. Basically, it’s composed of stem cells from the amniotic fluid of pregnant cows. The fluid is processed and turned into this wonderful serum that can be massaged into your face, leaving it nice and baby-bottom smooth. The existence of this type of facial has given rise to rumors of another very similar one that is made of human stem cells, which apparently J-Lo is a fan of. So if you can stand the thought of rubbing this human fluid all over your face and don’t mind paying hundreds of dollars for it, you can be just as beautiful as J-Lo, inside and out.
What to do: Dietary change can be important if it is due to fibroids or endometriosis – eliminate dairy, sugar and processed foods, which all cause “damp accumulation” in the body. If it’s not one of those two things, then working on your stress levels, getting regular exercise, and Chinese herbs can help.
Thankfully we are not doomed to eat bland, unappealing foods to stay thin. If we stimulate the body with a variety of flavors, instead of simply overloading it with sweetness, we can start to bring the body back into a healthy balance. Without even knowing much about the details of Chinese food therapy you can begin this process.
Moving further east to Japan, into the large burial chambers of the great emperors. Small clay figurines with what look like tattoo markings on their faces have been found. Most likely they were stand-ins for living people to symbolically accompany the dead emperor into the afterlife. These seem to date back to around 2500 BC.
The great thing about taking a “flavor-forward” approach to food is that you will be adding zest, interest and variety into your diet. What a great side-effect as you start dropping weight more effectively!