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DrRic Using the Ancient Wisdom of Food to Create a New You (slide share edition)

  1. 1. Using the Ancient Wisdom of Food to Create a New You!<br />
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  3. 3. Why bother with food?<br />
  4. 4. Of all lifes choices, food can be the most healing-<br />
  5. 5. Typical reason for creating a new you<br />A death in the family<br />Embarassment or guilt <br />Carrying around larger pill boxes<br />Feeling “cemented in your own body”<br />Your midlife doctor visit<br />
  6. 6. Scene 1: At the doc office<br />Doc: “I’ve found some risk factors”<br />
  7. 7. Scene 2: Three months later<br />Patient: “I don’t have the time”<br />
  8. 8. Scene 3: The red pill or the blue pill<br />Doc: “This should work”<br />
  9. 9. Doc: “your doing great <br />but I found newer risk factors”<br />Scene 4: A year later<br />Patient: “I gotta take another pill?”<br />
  10. 10. True or False<br />Medicines can change lives!<br />Answer-True!!!<br />
  11. 11. True or False<br />Medicines can kill!<br />Answer-True!!!<br />
  12. 12. True or False<br />Food can kill?<br />Answer-True!!<br />
  13. 13. With great power comes great responsibility<br />Eat responsibly…wait, what is responsible?<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Cheap to make
  15. 15. Chemically attractive (tasty)
  16. 16. Causes emotional addiction
  17. 17. Great psychological advertising (banking on</li></ul> your weakness)<br /><ul><li>Stays on the shelf for months
  18. 18. Industry contributes to growth of america ($ and size)
  19. 19. Targets children</li></ul>The food industry is very powerful<br />(sounds like the tobacco industry!)<br />
  20. 20. <ul><li>Cheap to make
  21. 21. Chemically attractive (tasty)
  22. 22. Causes emotional addiction
  23. 23. Great psychological advertising (banking on</li></ul> your weakness)<br /><ul><li>Stays on the shelf for months
  24. 24. Industry contributes to growth of america ($ and size)
  25. 25. Targets children</li></ul>The reason most modern diets don’t work:<br />It will be physically and economically harder <br />to be healthy in the millennium<br />
  26. 26. Atkins<br />Pritiken<br />Southbeach<br />Perricone<br />Zone<br />Blood type<br />Popular fads<br />
  27. 27. Flexitarian/semi vegitarian<br />Pollo-vegetarian (chicken, turkey, duck ok)<br />Pescatarian (fish ok)<br />Lacto-ovo vegetarian (dairy, egg ok)<br />Lacto-vegetarian (dairy ok)<br />Vegan<br />Raw vegan<br />Frog diet (just eat insects)<br />Popular followings<br />
  28. 28. <ul><li>Low Sodium Diet
  29. 29. DASH Diet
  30. 30. TLC campaign
  31. 31. Glycemic Index/load</li></ul>Modern medicines answers<br />For Review<br />
  32. 32. DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension)<br />http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf<br />
  33. 33. TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes)<br />http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.pdf<br />
  34. 34. Glycemic Index (just know the concept!)<br />
  35. 35. Glycemic Index (GI): Sample Graphs<br />Adapted from Good Carbs Bad Carbs Reprinted courtesy of Marlowe & Company.<br />www.eatgoodcarbs.com<br />
  36. 36. The higher the GI,<br />The faster the blood sugar rises,<br />The faster the pancreas secretes insulin,<br />The higher the insulin secreted,<br />The greater the stress response,<br />The more the cells protect themselves,<br />The less the cells respond to insulin,<br />The faster to metabolic syndrome,<br />The faster to diabetes,<br />The faster to heart attack,<br />The faster to end of life.<br />
  37. 37. Bad stuff<br />Good Stuff?<br />
  38. 38. Pictures of Low/High GI<br />Meals & Snacks<br />GI = 60 GL = 48<br />GI = 42 GL = 31<br />www.eatgoodcarbs.com<br />
  39. 39. Pictures of Low/High GI <br />Meals & Snacks<br />GI = 85 GL = 48<br />GI = 39 GL = 22<br />www.eatgoodcarbs.com<br />
  40. 40. Pictures of Low/High GI Meals & Snacks<br />GI = 83 GL = 19<br />GI = 14 GL = 1<br />www.eatgoodcarbs.com<br />
  41. 41. Pictures of Low/High GI Meals & Snacks<br />GI = 61 GL = 12<br />GI = 80 GL = 32<br />www.eatgoodcarbs.com<br />
  42. 42. Pictures of Low/High GI Meals & Snacks<br />GI = 57 GL = 31<br />GI = 32 GL = 16<br />www.eatgoodcarbs.com<br />
  43. 43. Glycemic load<br />Gi for overall amount in a meal<br /> incorporates complexity of food<br /> mix of carb, fat and protein<br />volumeof food types<br />-request a visit with a registered dietician!<br />
  44. 44. Get a Load of This!!<br />
  45. 45. Mix and match to a proper GL<br />Proteins<br />Fats<br />Carbs<br />
  46. 46. NuVal(an alternative to numbers crunching)<br />David Katz, MD<br />1-100<br />Looks for overall nutrition<br />Independent evaluation<br />Available at Meijer!<br />http://www.nuval.com/<br />
  47. 47. Look for the Hexagon!<br />
  48. 48. <ul><li>Womens Healthy Eating and Living Study</li></ul> ½ Placed on a WHEL diet<br /> ½ Placed on NCI gen guidelines for<br /> cancer protection<br />study found the two groups had no great change in 7 years but reeval revealed the two groups had daily intakes of veg to begin with….ultimate info stated high carotenoid intake decreased recurrence rate of ca<br />WHEL Study<br />
  49. 49. Lyon Diet Heart Study:<br />The type of diet described by the Healthy Eating Pyramid really does seem to be healthier than the currently conventional Western diet since a Mediterranean diet similar to the Healthy Eating Pyramid was trialed in the Lyon Diet Heart Study. This French study20 of patients who had survived a heart attack had to be stopped early after just two and a half years because the trial diet was so effective compared to the control diet (a mildly modified Western diet). All-cause death was 70% lower in the trial group than in the control group. <br />
  50. 50. Walter Willet Pyramid<br />
  51. 51. The Food Pyramid (how politics influences health)<br />
  52. 52. DrWeils Food Pyramid<br />
  53. 53. 200 years and going strong(coined by Hahnemann)<br />Highly technical and scientific<br />Powerful<br />Mostly pharmaceutical and surgical based<br />Evidence driven even down to the gene<br />Weight loss can be achieved but it requires multiple specialties and very well trained support system…..<br />Allopathic medicine<br />
  54. 54. First Health Associates<br /> Largest Loser Program<br /> Dan<br /> 55 pounds<br /> LDL 70 point lower<br />
  55. 55. Tony<br />20 pounds<br />23% drop in Chol<br />
  56. 56. Doris<br /> 12.6 pounds<br /> 39% drop in Chol<br />
  57. 57. 3 Legged Stool of Good Health<br />Good Health<br />Most Effective Leg!!!!<br />Pharmaceuticals<br />Individual Self Care<br />Surgery and Medical <br />Procedures<br />Herb Benson MD<br />
  58. 58. Powerful drugs in western medicine<br />Epinephrine<br />Prednisone<br />Estrogen<br />Morphine<br />Penicillin<br />Prozac<br />Adipex<br />Powerful drugs in eastern medicine<br />Breath<br />
  59. 59. Epinephrine<br />Adrenaline<br />Dopamine<br /> or<br />Serotonin<br />Oxytocin<br />Breath Chemicals…..<br />
  60. 60. Categorization of Macronutrients and Micronutrients<br />Insulin resistance (down-regulation or insensitivity)<br />Inflammatory process<br />Advanced GlycationEndproducts<br />Receptors for Advanced GlycationEndproducts<br />The Science of Eating/Health<br />For Review<br />
  61. 61. Macronutrients<br />Proteins<br />Fats<br />Carbohydrates<br />Vitamins<br />Minerals<br />Taking the Intelligence out of Food<br />Micronutrients<br />
  62. 62. Water soluble <br />B 1, 2, 6, 12<br />Niacin<br />Folic Acid<br />Biotin<br />C<br />A<br />D<br />E<br />K<br />Vitamins <br />Fat soluble<br />
  63. 63. Water soluble <br />B 1 Thiamin<br />B2 Riboflavin<br />B6 Pyridoxal,pyridoxine,pyridoxamine<br />B12 cobalamin,cyanocobalamin,hydroxocobalamin<br />Niacin Nicotinic acid Niacinamide,nicotinamide<br />Folic Acid FolacinVit M<br />Biotin Vit H<br />C Ascorbic acid<br />A Retinol<br />D Ergocalciferol/Cholecalciferol<br />E a, b, g tocopherols a tocotrienols<br />K 1phylloquinone,phytomenadione<br /> K2 farnoquinone, menaquinone<br /> K3 menadione<br />Vitamins <br />Fat soluble<br />
  64. 64. Micronutrients<br />Boron<br />Calcium<br />Cholride<br />Chromium<br />Cobalt<br />Copper <br />Fluoride<br />Iodine<br />Iron<br />Lithium<br />Magnesium<br />Manganese<br />Molybdenum<br />Phosporous<br />Potasium<br />Selenium<br />Silicon<br />Sodium<br />Strontium<br />Sulfer<br />Zinc<br />
  65. 65. International Micronutrient Malnutrition Prevention and Control Program (IMMPaCt)<br />CDC skills and resources to the world -eliminate vit and minr deficiencies (espPreg,Lact,Children)<br />Established 2000<br />Primarily focused on Iron, Vit A, Iodine, Folate<br />Iron= intellect, maternal deaths<br />Iodine=MR, Brain Damage<br />Vit A= blindness<br />Folate= birth defects<br />Micronutrients are very important!!!<br />
  66. 66. Insulin Resistance<br />An Individual Cell minding it’s own business:<br />
  67. 67. The Receptor/Door on the Surface:<br />The Receptors “feel” the environment for signals on how to behave.<br />
  68. 68. “Down-regulation”=self preservation<br />
  69. 69. Doors closed means starvation<br />Cells malfunction:<br />
  70. 70. Closed cell “doors” mean sugar accumulates outside the cells…..GP<br />
  71. 71. Hemoglobin A1c has “bad cousins”<br />Advanced GlycationEndproducts<br />Receptors for Advanced GlycationEndproducts<br />
  72. 72. Science<br />
  73. 73. “Use food as medicine”<br />So it's not all bad….Hippocrates said:<br />
  74. 74. Switching gears….<br />
  75. 75. John KabatZinn -control the fight or flight before coming in contact with food<br />Mindful eating<br />
  76. 76.
  77. 77. Shape<br />Smell<br />Texture to fingers<br />Texture to tongue<br />Texture to teeth<br />Taste to tip of tongue<br />Taste to back of tongue<br />Throat feel going down……<br />Silence to decrease distractions:<br />
  78. 78. Slow down! <br />
  79. 79. African<br />Filipino <br />Indian<br />Asian (traditional chinese, japanese)<br />Native american<br />Ancient medicine<br />
  80. 80. Illness is a disharmony or imbalance directly related to spiritual causes<br />Life is understood as a balance and sickness is a manifestation of being off balance or harmony<br />Treatment of illness is often ritual and ceremonial involving the patient, family and often the tribe<br />American Indian<br />
  81. 81. The Medicine Bag<br />
  82. 82. Psychotechnologies<br />Mindbodypsychotechnologies are methods of producing mindbody states. <br /> Common spiritual: entheogens, yoga, contemplative prayer, meditation, fasting, isolation, chanting, etc. <br /> Others: biofeedback, sleep, dreaming, sensory overload and isolation, movement routines, flow, medical and nonmedical drugs, martial arts<br />Overall there is a balance that exists with body mind spirit community natureand ceremony is a key in maintaining the balance<br />
  83. 83. Osha (chuchupate) healing med and antibiotic<br />Ligisticumporteri -Osharoot-ceremonial, symbolic and ritual med, analgesic for throat, antiviral<br />Plants for healing<br />
  84. 84. Bark and tips-for aches and pains<br />Willow bark<br />
  85. 85. Cough, asthma<br />Mullein<br />
  86. 86. Tea<br />Fever<br />Allergies<br />Cramps<br />Ecchinacea<br />
  87. 87. Depression<br />Calming<br />Increases serotonin<br />St Johns wort<br />
  88. 88. Thistle-Yerba degurro-stubborn man, tough people, alcohol use-heals liver and cleans blood<br />Milk thistle<br />
  89. 89. Heal bruises (like arnica)<br />Clears bones and digestive disorders<br />Comfor<br />
  90. 90. Stimulant<br />Bronchial dilatory<br />Sinus<br />congestion<br />Ephedra<br />Banned by FDA<br />
  91. 91. Topical healing<br />Arnica<br />
  92. 92. Antiseptic topical<br />Tea to sooth ulcers<br />Yerba manza(anamoxiscalifornica)<br />
  93. 93. Antiseptic<br />Topical cover<br />Pinon sap<br />
  94. 94. Calming tea<br />Ear cones<br />Yerba buena<br />
  95. 95. neutralizer<br />Cedar<br />
  96. 96. Traditional Chinese Medicine<br />Yin foods<br />Yang foods<br />
  97. 97. 4 primary patterns of Heat and Cold<br />Excess + cold<br />Excess + heat<br />Deficiency + cold<br />Deficiency + heat<br />yin<br />yin<br />yin<br />yin<br />yang<br />yang<br />yang<br />yang<br />Healing with Whole Foods<br />
  98. 98. Heated <br />Cooling foods<br />Apple<br />Banana<br />Pear<br />Persimmon<br />Watermelon<br />Tomato<br />All citrus<br />Lettuce<br />Cucumber<br />Celery<br />Eggplant<br />Cabbage<br />Broccoli<br />cauliflower<br />Soy milk<br />Soy sprout<br />Tofu<br />Mung<br />Alfalfa sprouts<br />Millet<br />Barley <br />Wheat<br />Kelp<br />Spirulina<br />Yogur<br />Crab<br />Clam <br />Peppermint<br />Nettles<br />Cilantro<br />marjoram<br />
  99. 99. Cold <br />Ginger root<br />Cinnamon<br />Cloves<br />Basil<br />Lentils<br />Oats<br />Quinoa<br />Sunflower seed<br />Sesame seed<br />Walnut <br />Pinenut<br />Fennel<br />Dill<br />Rice <br />Corn<br />Rye<br />Parsnip<br />Parsley<br />Sweet potato<br />Kale<br />Onion<br />Garlic<br />Scallion<br />Cherry<br />Citrus <br />Hot peppers<br />Cayenne but small amounts prevent cooling<br />
  100. 100. Eliminate rich fatty sweetened refined<br />Use clensing like bitter raw:<br /> sprouts, veggies, fruits, grains, legumes, flax<br /> stevia<br />Fewer warming foods and more cooling for excess heat<br />Fewer moistening mucus foods and add drying foods for excess damp<br />Reduce other excesses<br />Fast with juices and water during acute infection<br />Take bitter herbs 2-3 times an hour during severe infection<br />Excess <br />
  101. 101. Deficiency <br />Increase sweet nutritive<br /> rice oats parsnips black strap molasses<br /> soy dairy<br />Decrease bitter<br />May require animal meats<br />For cold deficient-add warming<br />For deficiency with heat-balanced foods and supporting sugar and protein<br />Avoid hot spices alcohol coffee tobacco and excess of warming or refined foods<br />Ample water like soups and stews<br />Rice<br />Barley<br />Millet<br />Seaweeds<br />Black beans<br />Mung<br />Tofu<br />Teets<br />String beans<br />Tempeh<br />Spirulina<br />Dairy<br />Egg<br />Sardine<br />Beef<br /> Healing with Whole Foods<br />
  102. 102. Sour<br />Bitter<br />Sweet<br />Pungent<br />Salty <br />5 flavors<br />
  103. 103. Yang flavor, expansive dispersive warming<br />Enter and clear lungs of mucus<br />Improves digestive activity<br />Stimulates blood circulation and cardiotonic<br />Clears obstructions and improves sluggish liver circ<br />Good for sluggish dull lethargic<br />Healing with Whole Foods<br />Pungent flavor<br />
  104. 104. Pungent <br />Warming<br />Spearmint<br />Rosemary<br />Scallion<br />Garlic<br />Onion<br />Cinnamon<br />Cloves<br />Ginger black pepper<br />Hot peppers<br />Cayenne<br />Fennel<br />Anise<br />Dill<br />basil<br />Cooling <br />Peppermint<br />Marjoram<br />Elder<br />White pepper<br />Radish <br />
  105. 105. Yin cooling effect moves energy down and in<br />Moistens dryness softens hardened lumps/stiffness<br />Descending cooling nature <br />Good for moistening can calming the dry nervous one<br />Healing with Whole Foods<br />Salty flavor<br />
  106. 106. Salt<br />Seaweed<br />Barley<br />Millet<br />Foods made with: <br />soy sauce<br />miso<br />pickles<br />Salty food<br />
  107. 107. Yin cooling quality causes a contraction and has a gathering absorbent astringent effect<br />Most active in the liver to counteract rich greasy food<br />Useful for the dispersed capriciously changing personality<br />Sour flavor<br />
  108. 108. Hawthorne betty<br />Lemon<br />Lime<br />Pickles<br />Rose hip<br />Sauerkraut<br />Sour apple<br />Sour plum<br />Sour food<br />
  109. 109. Yin cooling causes contraction and encourages energy to descend<br />Helpful for inflammation, infections and overly moist damp conditions<br />Used to contract channel energy into lower body winter, heat symptoms neutralized by bitter<br />Used for slow lethargic watery damp individuals or overheated aggressive<br />Bitter flavor<br />
  110. 110. Alfalfa<br />Bitter melon<br />Romaine lettuce<br />Rye<br />Bitter food<br />
  111. 111. Yang flavor full and empty sweet<br />Builds the yin of the body (tissue and fluids)<br />Helps energy expand upward and outward<br />Energizes yet relaxes body<br />Moistens dry conditions of the lung<br />Good for the dry cold nervous thin weak or scattered person<br />Healing with Whole Foods<br />Sweet flavor<br />
  112. 112. Sweet food<br />Apple<br />Apricot<br />Cherry<br />Date<br />Fig<br />Grape<br />Grapefruit<br />Olive<br />Papaya<br />Peach<br />Pear<br />Strwbetty<br />Tomato<br />Beet<br />Button mushroom<br />Cabbage<br />Carrot<br />Celery<br />Cucumber<br />Eggplant<br />Potato<br />Shiitake <br />Spearmint<br />Sweet potatoe<br />Yam<br />Almond<br />Sunflower seed<br />Molasses<br />Whole sugar<br />Barley malt<br />walnut<br />
  113. 113.
  114. 114. Ayurvedic healing<br />Treats illness as an obstacle on the road to spiritual enlightenment.<br />Yoga is one of the means to which ayurveda is used to heal<br />Whether thinking the concept of yoga or ayurveda, great reliance is referred to the concept of the mind and everyone’s mind works differently.<br />There are multiple solutions to problems and multiple treatments for a given illness<br />
  115. 115. Ayurveda <br />The Science of Life<br />The Art of Living<br />The Art of Being<br />
  116. 116. Essentially composed of the same elements<br />5 =Space Air Fire Water Earth<br />The Inner and Outer Milieu<br />
  117. 117. Biological energies that govern function<br />Vata-Space and Air<br />Pitta-Fire and Water<br />Kapha-Water and Earth<br />Physical and Psychological Characteristics<br />Comm0n Disorders of Imbalance<br />Common Ways to Regain Balance<br />The Doshas<br />
  118. 118. Vata Physical<br />Thin and bony<br />Light<br />Dry and rough skin<br />Dry and brittle hair<br />Hands dry<br />Small dull dark<br />Thin dark red lips<br />Tongue dry pale grey coating<br />Variable appetite<br />Poor digestion, weak fire<br />Prone to constipation<br />Irregular mensecrampy<br />Vigorous exercise<br />Insomnia<br />Pulse slithers<br />Fast speech<br />Variable sex appetite<br />
  119. 119. Stong communicator<br />Artistic <br />Adaptable<br />Emotionally sensitive<br />Spiritually inclined<br />Sensitive to subtle energies<br />Charismatic<br />Alert<br />Vata Psychological<br />
  120. 120. Arthritis<br />Muscle stiffness<br />Headaches<br />Constipation<br />Chronic fatigue<br />Dry scaly skin<br />Dizzy, ringing ears<br />Intolerance to cold<br />Food allergies (wheat dairy)<br />Vata Disorders/Imbalance <br />
  121. 121. Gentle exercise<br />Meditation daily<br />Specific diet <br />Time in nature<br />Eat in peace<br />Bright warming colors (orange and green)<br />Massage daily (warm oil sesame)<br />Lavendar cinnamon oils for aromatherapy<br />Spend time with grounding pitta and kaphas<br />Vata Balance<br />
  122. 122. Aerobics low impact<br />Bicycling<br />Dancing<br />Gymnastics<br />Swimming<br />Tai Chi<br />Walking<br />Yoga <br />Vata activities<br />
  123. 123. Grains - heavier like rice wheat quinoa and oat<br />Fruits - heavier with sweet and sour taste –mangoes bananas dates oranges grapes <br /> grapefruits<br />Vegetables – heavy moist veggies- squash sweet potatoes avocado cooked carrots<br /> (broccoli cabbage cauliflower raw onions cause gas) cooked steamed better<br /> raw not good since difficult to digest<br />legumes – difficulty with digestion (mung ok)<br />Nuts/seeds – good especially in jut butter and milk form<br />Dairy - benefit from grounding and nourishing effects but prone to food allergies<br />Oils/fats - important for vatas (sesame olive and ghee<br />Seasoning – most beneficial especially sea salt ginger garlic (watch dry pungent)<br />Sweeteners – ok in moderation but use honey in moderation due to drying<br />Drinks - plenty due to dry state ine ok but beer and alcohol create imbalance<br />Meats - ok with grounding and nutrient rich quality deepwater fish chicken red meat<br />vata pacifying<br /> Eat Taste Heal<br />Vata Balancing Diet<br />
  124. 124. Pitta Physical<br />Medium build developed<br />Medium height<br />Hair fine light<br />Oily skin, acne<br />Hands hot and sweaty<br />Eyes medium penetrating bright<br />Teeth yellow and prone to decay<br />Tongue moist pink yellow coat<br />Strong appetite<br />Strong digestion gerd<br />Soft loose regular<br />Regular mense longer<br />Vigorous exercise<br />Sexual arousal<br />Light sleep not disturbed<br />Sweat easily<br />Pulse strong stable<br />
  125. 125. Intelligent penetrating ideas<br />Courageous<br />High acheiver<br />Articulate<br />Organized planners<br />Able to focus on single objective at hand<br />joyful<br />Pitta Psychological<br />
  126. 126. Overly intense<br />Manipulative <br />Stubborn/arrogant<br />Jealous/materialistic<br />Loud aggressive<br />Controlling of others<br />Egotistical critical judgemental<br />Suppressive of emotion<br />Demeaning<br />Pitta Disorder/Imbalance<br />
  127. 127. Avoid stimulants<br />Eat in peace<br />Meditate time in nature<br />Calming exercises<br />Cooling colors blue green white<br />Rest<br />Learn to appreciate kapha and vata types<br />Cool showers and oils like sandalwood<br />Massage oils like coconut<br />Journal to get in touch with emotions<br />Pitta Balancing<br />
  128. 128. Pitta activities <br />Archer y<br />Basketball<br />Bicycling<br />Football<br />Ice hockey<br />Ice Skating<br />Martial Arts<br />Mountain Biking<br />Skiing<br />Soccer<br />Surfing <br />Tennis<br />Yoga<br />Weight lifting<br />
  129. 129. Grains - most good basmati quinoa couscous pasta wheat barley<br />Fruit - sweet cooling and astringent like pears mangoes apples coconut figs <br /> cranberries pomegranates<br />Veggies - pick bitter cooling kale broccoli zucchini potatoes squash cucumer peas<br />Legumes - pitta fire adapted for legumes mung lentils chickpeas soybeans split pea<br />Nuts/seeds- less suitable due to oily nature – coconut sunflower almonds ok<br />Dairy - good due to cooling- cow ghee cottage cheese panir (water down yogurt)<br />Oils/fats - less required but cooling are ok ghee sunflower coconut<br />Seasonings – cooling spices and herbs dill fennel cardamom cilantro coriander saffron<br />Sweeteners – all types in moderation except molasses (heating) less so honey (mild ht)<br />Drinks - plenty! Sweet and astringent fruit juice apple cranberry pomegranate<br /> beer ok, wine and hard alcohol aggravating<br />Meats - less since oily and heating – wite and fresh water fish <br />Pitta Balancing Diet<br />Eat Taste Heal<br />
  130. 130. Kapha Physical<br />Heavy bones broad frame<br />Heavy often obese<br />Shorter or taller than average<br />Oily smooth skin<br />Thick oily hair curly<br />Hands cool clammy<br />Eyes large and calming<br />Tongue pink white coating<br />Mod appetite <br />Slow metabolism<br />Well formed stool<br />Mensereg mod cramp<br />Slow graceful mvmt<br />Steady desire for sex<br />Deep sleep<br />Pulse smooth swanlike<br />
  131. 131. Patient sweet forgiving<br />Emotionally stable loving<br />Desire to help<br />Calm loyal<br />Accepting of others<br />Stamina<br />Homebodies romantic sensual<br />Long term memory good listener<br />Satisfied with life<br />Kapha Psychological<br />
  132. 132. Greedy hoarding<br />Unable to say no<br />Easily attached to people and things<br />Overly passive, fearful of letting go<br />Unable to express thoughts or emotion<br />Introverted depressed<br />Complacent slow to understand<br />Kapha Disorder/Imbalance<br />
  133. 133. Avoid luxurious lifestyle<br />Focus on nonattachment in daily life<br />Time for introspective activity writing meditation<br />Stimulating activities (vigorous yoga)<br />Bright colors red orange purple gold<br />Enlivening music<br />Observe seasons and adjust diet and life accordingly<br />Flower essense myrrh eucalyptus cedar aroma<br />Vary daily routine<br />Kapha Balancing<br />
  134. 134. Aerobics<br />Basketball<br />Bicycling<br />Football<br />Jogging<br />Rock climbing<br />Rowing<br />Running<br />Tennis<br />Yoga <br />Kapha activities<br />
  135. 135. Grains – less but ok for corn millet rye buckwheat<br />Fruits - light and astringent apples pears cranberries pomegranate<br />Veggies - most broccoli mushrooms celery kale green beans eggplant steam/spiced<br />Legumes - great balancing due to dry and astringent mung black red beans lentils<br /> tofu<br />Nuts/seeds – heavy and oily so no but in place of meat- pumpkin and sunflower<br />Dairy - avoid (soy better than cow)<br />Oils fats light oils like sunflower canola safflower<br />Seasonings – all benefit especially spices<br />Sweetners - small quantities- raw honey best<br />Drinks - only when thirsty but hot spicey like ginger or chai tea, wine better<br />Meats - require less but ok for white poultry freshwater fish (roast broil bake)<br /> Eat Taste Heal<br />Kapha Balancing Diet<br />
  136. 136. Ayurvedic basics to food classification<br />
  137. 137. Sweet<br />Sour<br />Salty<br />Bitter<br />Pungent<br />Astringent<br />Food tastes in Ayurveda<br />
  138. 138. Sweet - earth and water<br />Sour - earth and fire<br />Salty - water and fire<br />Bitter - ether and air<br />Pungent - air and fire<br />Astringent - air and earth<br />Food tastes in Ayurveda<br />
  139. 139. Sweet -most nutritive sugar honey milk butter rice breads<br /> - build tissue meats pasta<br /><ul><li>Sour -improves appetite citrus fruits yorgurt cheese tomatoes</li></ul> and digestion pickles vinegar <br /> -promotes digestion<br /><ul><li>Salty -mildy laxative/sedative salt sauces salted meats and fish</li></ul> -promotes digestion<br />Pungent -stimulates digestion hot peppers salsa ginger radishes<br /> -clears congestion mustard cloves horseradish (oil)<br />Bitter -antiinflamm green leafy veg celery sprouts beets<br /> -detoxifying lemon rind (alkaloids)<br />Astringent -drying beans tea apples cabbage <br /> -compacts system pomegranates cauliflower dark leafy<br /> greens (tanins)<br /> Chopra Center Herbal Handbook<br />In General<br />
  140. 140. Sweet<br />Almonds <br />Comfrey root<br />Dates<br />Fennel<br />Faxseed<br />Licorice maidenhar fern<br />Marshmallow<br />Psyllium<br />Raisins<br />Sesame seeds<br />Slippery elm<br />Soloman seal<br />Relatively uncommon<br />Alleviates Pitta and Vata<br />When in excess, exacerbates Kapha<br />Nutritive, tonic and rejunvenative<br /> The Yoga of Herbs<br />
  141. 141. Sour<br />Hawthorne berry<br />Lemon <br />Lime<br />Raspberries<br />Rose hips<br />Liquefies Kapha<br />Aggravates Pitta<br />Stimulant, promotes digestion, increases appetite<br />Largely from the acid in plants like fruit<br /> The Yoga of Herbs<br />
  142. 142. Salty <br />Epsom salts<br />Irish moss<br />Kelp<br />Rock salt<br />Sea salt<br />Sea weed<br />In small amount promotes digestion and increases appetite<br />Alleviates Vata<br />Liquefies Kapha<br />In excess aggravates Pitta<br /> The Yoga of Herbs<br />
  143. 143. Pungent <br />Angelica<br />Asafoetida<br />Basil<br />Bayberry<br />Bay leaf<br />Black pepper<br />Camphor<br />Cardamom<br />Cayenne<br />Cinnamon<br />Cloves<br />Coriander<br />Cumin<br />Ephedra<br />Eucalyptus<br />Garlic <br />Horseradish<br />Mustard<br />Onions<br />Oregano<br />Peppermint<br />Prickly ash<br />Rosemary<br />Sage<br />Sassafras<br />Spearmint<br />Thyme<br />valerian<br />Stimulating promotes digestion increases appetite <br /> The Yoga of Herbs<br />
  144. 144. Bitter <br />Aloe<br />Barbaerry<br />Blessed thistle<br />Blue flag<br />Chapparal<br />Chrysanthemum<br />Dandelion<br />Echinacea<br />Gentian<br />Golden seal<br />Paod’Arco<br />Peruvian bark<br />Rhubarb<br />Rue<br />Tansy<br />Yarrow <br />Detoxifying antibacterial germicidal<br />Restores sense of taste<br />Clears Pitta and Kapha<br />Antiinflammatory<br /> The Yoga of Herbs <br />
  145. 145. Astringent<br />Cranesbill<br />Lotus seeds<br />Mullein<br />Plantain <br />Pomegranate<br />Raspberry leaves<br />Sumach<br />Uvaursi<br />White pond lily<br />Witch hazel<br />Alleviates Kapha and Pitta<br />Sedative, stops diarrhea, aids healing<br />Exacerbates Vata<br /> The Yoga of Herbs<br />
  146. 146. Triphala - can balance all three doshas<br /> used as the sole herbs in many practices<br />Guggulu – plant resin useful for binding ama<br />Ashwagandha – calming on mind and nerves<br /> reducing anxiety in both sexes and <br /> reversing sexual debility<br />Shatavari – female disorders menstruation to meno<br /> infertility low libido and hormone imbal<br />Special Mentions<br />
  147. 147. Sound familiar?<br />Sweet <br />Sour<br />Salty<br />Pungent <br />Astringent<br />Bitter<br />
  148. 148. The Saguil Approach<br />Decide to make a change in life for a reason/cause.<br />Use alternative medicine practitioners wisely.<br />Maintain visits with a health professional yearly +/-<br /> to control current illnesses.<br />If medicines are necessary, don’t feel bad but plan on when you will be off them.<br />If a job change is necessary, don’t feel bad but step into the new life with full commitment.<br />Find an activity that “touches your heart” and inspire others<br />Stay grounded daily with spirituality.<br />
  149. 149. Measuring just cholesterol or body weight as a success in changing a life is a very course representation of the benefits in dietary awareness.<br />As general guidelines exist for the population, I urge that everyone treat the challenge with a personal alternative in applying rules or criteria<br />No one should be forced to fit through a “pigeon hole”, although guidelines are for the “masses”, every living being exudes the life-force originally given by the universe in his/her own way (just like doshas).<br />The Saguil Approach<br />
  150. 150. The universe will exist infinitely, events will occur, individuals will interpret some events as inspirational or demoralizing. There is an epidemic that is killing our society slowly….obesity. Tragic to witness, frustrating to treat, draining to maintain. It is our duty to control it now and help the next generation prepare for the conflict against this affliction to society. The only true thing we can control in this conflict is our reaction to it. Staying grounded with meditation, practicing mindfulness with eating, and asking “how would nature do it” will help prepare for battle against this tragedy.<br />
  151. 151. Q & A<br />Xiexie!!<br />Merci!!<br />Salamat!!<br />Cheers!!<br />Kwakwha!!<br />Gracias!!<br />Arigato!!<br />Mahalo!!<br />Danke!!<br />Anugurihiitosumi!!<br />
  152. 152. Enrique (Ric) Saguil, MD<br />First Health Associates<br />2010 Arlington Heights Road<br />Arlington Heights, IL 60005<br />(847) 593-3330<br />heal@herbal411.com<br />