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justwannabe2010-07-04 14:55:06 +0000 #1
Supposedly in some of the ayurvedic books that I have certain food combinations do not go well. For example milk and starch is a bad combination, bananas and milk, eggs and cheese, etc... Does anyone know of a list or a place where I can find out about herbs that help counteract this imbalance of foods because it is hard to have meals without mixing something that is not supposed to be mixed.

thanks

neil
Nichole2010-07-04 15:08:35 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by justwannabe



...Does anyone know of a list or a place where I can find out about herbs that help counteract this imbalance of foods...

Neil,

Are you asking for a list of Ayurvedic herbs that you could take that would allow you to eat contraindicated food combination without issue? If so, this list does not exist. What would be better is to watch your own reactions to these combination and to see if they impact your life in a way that makes it reasonable to continue, to continue occasionally or that you want to avoid all together. People's symptoms vary significantly and you will make your own choices in eating. I don't always follow my own advice or Ayurveda when eating, but then I don't whine too loudly when my belly hurts or I've given myself a bit of a headache

Food is meant to nourish you, and meant to nourish you on a variety of level, don't let any system steer you away from your own wisdom about what works for you.

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justwannabe2010-07-04 15:38:54 +0000 #3
thanks for your reply nichole.

if you make pourage, you would have milk and a grain, since the grain is starch then they are not to be togethor unless there is an herb that is an anecdote. In the ayurvedic books I have they have many combinations that seem to be incompatable
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 15:26:51 +0000 #4
My porridge is made with water, a dash of salt, and Bob's Red Mill 8-grain wheat free breakfast cereal. I haven't had cow's milk in decades.
justwannabe2010-07-04 15:19:57 +0000 #5
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My porridge is made with water, a dash of salt, and Bob's Red Mill 8-grain wheat free breakfast cereal. I haven't had cow's milk in decades.

If you would not mind sharing how do you get enough protein to stay healthy? And do you feel you have a lot of vitality?

thanks

Neil
InnerAthlete2010-07-04 15:17:00 +0000 #6
Meaning?

I'll of course answer but I wonder if this is a non sequitur? I don't see the connection between abstinence of dairy products and protein consumption.

I'm not sure how to measure vitality in a way that it can be shared over text. But I'm not one to lay around. I find vitality is a function of proper food combinations (if I feel sleepy after a meal I've clearly not combined foods very well), proper rest, and proper lifestyle choices. In short, yes I feel quite vital (when I'm eating, sleeping, and choosing wisely).

Here is my reply to your protein inquiry.

almonds

cashews

peanuts

sesame seeds

garbanzo beans

kidney beans

lentils

lima beans

navy beans

barley

brown rice

millet

quinoa

beets

broccoli

cauliflower

cucumbers

kale

spinach

tomatoes

zucchini

Soy

Seitan

Tempeh

And of course eggs and fish.
Hubert2010-07-04 16:11:44 +0000 #7
Dairy is inflammatory and increases the viscozity of lymph, probably through it's casein. (kapha food) Casein is used for glues. Dairy exposed to oxidation for long (cheese, especially parmesan) contains modified fatty acids having undesired effects on our arteries.

Fresh milk is ok, for those who have the enzymes to digest it.

Cow's milk is designed by mother nature to make a creature of a size of a calf to increase it's size very fast (in months), loads of casein are needed to build the bones and muscles of the future cow.

For humans, mother milk is best. It only has a protein content of 1 %, and that is enough for the human baby to grow. Many people lose the necessary enzymes to digest milk after the age of three.

The milk of animals close to humans in size are better for us, goats milk has it's therapeutic usages. Various forms of cheese are there for the lactoze (milk sugar) intolerants, where lactose is used up by the fermenting-ripening bacteria.

A fresh mozarrella-tomato salad with EVOO and freshly cut basil is very digest, healthy, given that no carbs (bread, pasta) are consumed with it.

Bon appetite.

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