This is detected when someone tends to worry a great deal and focuses too much on work. They tend to be vulnerable to digestive problems and may gain weight easily while finding it difficult to lose it. They tend to have excess mucus or have cloudy thinking or lack of clarity. They may crave sweets and have issues such as fatigue, gas, bloating, food allergies, eating disorders, diarrhea, heartburn and canker sores. In women, they may also have menstrual problems from having too light or heavy periods.
Weak Earth Element Diet Plan & Recipes
The best way to change your diet is not to drop all of your favorite "bad-for you" foods all at once. Instead, let your body get used to gradual changes. This is a lifestyle change not a diet. Begin your with the following changes-
One teaspoon of flaxseed oil (use gel caps or the pure oil.)
Have 1-2 teaspoons of bee pollen as a sweet energy boost
Start with one cup a day of tea- Drink Chinese slimming teas or green tea with no sweeteners. These help to balance blood sugar, and are mildly diuretic and laxative, which eliminates toxins. Their bitter taste reduces cravings for sweet and high fat foods. They continue little or no caffeine.
Names of Chinese slimming teas-
After a week of these additions to your diet, begin substituting a meal with a healthy one, and so on until over a month your entire diet has changed.
Earth Slimming Soup Stock
You can cook a large pot of this mild-tasting stock, refrigerate it, and simmer raw soup ingredients in two soups of it daily, or cook grains with the liquid.
Simmer all the ingredients in a ceramic coated pot in one gallon spring water for about an hour, or until the pinella is soft. The magnolia bark is very bitter, and is used to stimulate the flow of bile. You can sweeten the stock with fennel seeds.
Steam the salmon fillets for about 10-15 minutes in a glass pot with lemon and lime juice, raw ginger, scallion, lemon peel, salt and pepper. The sauce- bring all ingredients to a boil turn off the heat let stand for 5 minutes. Serve with boiled small red potatoes and lots of fresh parsley.
Weak Water Element
Those with weak water elements typically will see issues with water, metabolism, urination, fertility or sexuality. They may feel anxiety or want to be alone and appear withdrawn. In sever cases of weak water a person may develop a phobia. Other symptoms may include, hot flashes, night sweats, dry and itchy skin, feeling cold, decrease in libido, dark circles under the eyes and water retention.
Suggested Asian Diet for Weak Water and/or Earth
Choose One Combination for each meal:
Breakfast & Lunch Options
Teas- One pot of hot Oolong, Green or Bojenmi tea (With no sweeteners)
Try to eat heavier meals earlier in the day, when you have better energy, and foods that require less digestion later. Eat lightly when fatigued.
Choose one of the following along with a calming (non caffeine tea).
Evening Snack (Optional)
Four Ingredient Barley Soup
For each serving use about a handful of each of Chinese dried barley, fu ling, fox nuts, and white yam. Simmer these in a glass or ceramic coated pot until all the ingredient are soft, approximately one hour or more. Ass fresh parsley, a little salt, and black pepper. Use spices according to your tongue color- If you have a whitish color, then add orange peel, cloves, or ginger and pepper to taste Garnish with sliced radish and parsley. If you have a yellowish color, use cumin, coriander, tarragon, and fennel.
Watercress or Spinach Soup
Steam the greens until they are tender but still green. Use enough spring water to cover them. Turn off the heat and whip in a blender with soy milk. Season with a dash of cumin powder, salt and black pepper.
Sveltie Italian Pasta
Cook the pasta until al dente, adding wither a piece of fu ling or a big pinch of cream of tartar. While the pasta is cooking, steam the minced garlic in a litter water. When the garlic is soft turn off the heat and ass the oil. Toss the pasta while it hot in the garlic oil, shopped parsley, and dried hot red pepper called peperoncino. This recipe is spicy so you can opt not to use so much pepper.
Slimming Sesame Noodles
Boil the pasta as you would ordinarily, but add a bag of Chinese slimming tea during the last few minutes. Add a dash of cream of tartar to the cooking water. Thin the humus with water, Whip the mixture until it is light. Add black pepper, salt and a big pinch of turmeric and cream of tartar. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped parsley.
Use lots of vegetables of all colors including carrots, onions, white potatoes, spinach, yellow squash, green beans, and peas. Avoid turnips and cabbage as these slow the metabolism. Add raw peanuts for protein. Add fu ling, juniper berries, fennel, cumin, and coriander seeds to speed digestion. Season and simmer in spring water until done (approximately half and hour). Then add fresh parsley and Hungarian paprika to taste. Serve warm or cold along with leaves of dried dulse, which provide a pleasant salty taste and are a rich source of potassium.
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