Saturday, May 6, 2017

Food's Energy Content As Medicine

We can adjust our energy level (and as a result, our physical and mental state) by consuming or abstaining from certain foods. For example, headaches, anxiety, tension, nose bleeds, high stress, sleeplessness, gout, hemorrhoids, and prostate related urinary issues, can be eliminated by eating more low energy foods and reducing our intake of high energy foods. If we normally eat a lot of animal products and we suffer from any of these symptoms, we can try eating more vegetables and fruits, and cut back on the animal products until the symptoms go away. Then we can try eating animal products again and see where our threshold is (what quantity or type of animal product creates the symptom).

The concept is that all foods will do one of three things: build our energy up, sustain our energy, or lower our energy. By adjusting our energy level by eating foods for their effect on our energy level, we can eliminate uncomfortable physical and mental symptoms.

In order to make a decision about what foods to use to adjust our energy, it would be helpful to know which ones create more energy and which ones create less energy. Below are some common foods (and a few recreational substances) listed from the highest to lowest energy generators, energy sustainers, on down to the energy reducers: red meat, pork, fowl, fish, eggs, cheese, milk, wheat, whole wheat flour, white flour, oats, rice, corn (dry corn products-corn meal, flour, etc.), soy products (tofu, soy-milk, soybeans), lentils, split peas, beans (dry beans-pintos, lima, black, red, etc), seeds (sesame, flax, chia, poppy, etc.), nuts-raw, fresh corn, cabbage (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower), celery, carrots, green beans, squash, asparagus, artichoke, avocado, potato, yam, water, peppers, apples, pears, lemon, grapefruit, oranges, grapes, pineapple, banana, fruit juices, dried fruit (dates, raisins, prunes, etc.), tobacco, caffeine, malt syrup, rice syrup, concentrated fruit juice, maple syrup, honey, alcohol, artificial sweeteners, fructose, beet sugar, cane sugar, recreational drugs.

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