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| Posted 8/9/2001 6:00 PM (GMT -4) |
|Just a thought/concept that sprung into my mind.|
I thought Id better not think about it further yet, and post it... maybe reply to it later.
Anyone is welcome to respond:
I believe I have a tendency for excesses, at least every once in a while I tend to overdo something/indulge, either rationalized by perfectionist/high standard motives or doing it for the sake of scientific investigation of self, or because I just feel like doing it.
This can be many things, but lets limit to food.
(Im hoping, confidently, that adding more regularity and balance to my life will ease this tendency somewhat. It could have been just a phase - for instance, its not everyday you suddenly find access to tons of information about every subject you can think of - plus more, literally at your fingertips (my introduction to the internet late 1999). If you happen to be very curious & open minded like me, and have an interest in virtually everything, such an event can sort of absorb you for a while...)
Now, I find most excesses regarding food are highly detrimental to your physical condition the next few days, when you are trying to recover. (One positive thing about them is you learn what not to do. I, for one, will NEVER again eat an entire 250 g, mostly pork salami just because it was lying there getting old, unless someone ate it... Side note (serious): Am I the only one who has an aching tummy every time after eating pork? I have a similar thing with tomatoes (probably the lectins destroying my intestinal wall), but thats more of an uncomfortable feeling rather than *pain*.)
Eating too much of one kind of protein-rich food over a few weeks time appears to make me allergic to the food (eggs, peanuts, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecan nuts) - if I dont eat it for a while, I find I then have no response (raised pulse) to small-to-medium amounts.
Any kind of junk-food would also be bad (chocolate is especially a problem for me if Ive eaten just one piece - everything in the house goes... If you check the ongoing science research on chocolate, youll find its probably the most addictive food around; I believe it has the whole spectrum of addictive drugs in one food).
Most indulgances really throw you off balance, like according to Ayurveda creating/aggravating a dosha imbalance.
However, some things seem to be safe, or perhaps even beneficial. Maybe these fill a need for people who cant help having occasional excesses.
Some mono-diets could be beneficial. There are legions praising ten day rice diets (Macrobiotic) or kicharee diets (Ayurvedic). I think these are not too poor regarding nutrition for a reasonable period of time.
::I think they are nonsense and possibly dangerous.::
Both mentioned also are supposed to be very balancing, thus they may end the need for indulgance.
Another example is the famous three-day apple fast, or a few days on some other fruit or only juices, to rapidly cleanse/detoxify the body. Just dont choose the wrong types of fruit.
There are a number of foods that are balancing for all three doshas according to Ayurveda. I guess they are safer to indulge in.
Not eating (aka fasting) for a day up to a week may be healthy, and may also be very helpful in finding balance. This really shows up your addictions of you have any. It is not recommended for everyone though.
Completely changing your diet a few times a year may help you find the right one for you. You could just go with (present) science, CR, or Cayce, or TCM, or Macrobiotics, or Ayurveda, or Atkins, or DAdamo, or whatever, and stick with it, but I advocate experimenting in the beginning.
::Stick with *science*- what is proven and factual, not what is unproven and/or mystically based.::
Trying all kinds of new foods youve never tried before at once (bringing home half the health food store) has the problem of not knowing what caused that bad reaction afterwards, but it does probably add variety and maybe, if youre lucky some Healthy-&-Jummy new staples to your (future) diet.
Tom, regards. This place is sort of a grounding haven for me on the net. Interesting conversation going on every time I check, without the ubiquitous BS.
::Maybe so, but I am not sure that you have yet learned how to judge between reality and non-reality based ideas yet.::
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