The Eight Different Tastes

1. Sour - vinegar

2. Salty - sea water and sea foods, celery and some other root vegetables.

3. Bitter - cumin, bitter almonds, lemon rind, pomegranates, limes, bitter gourds, neem leaves, tonic water, turmeric, fenugreek and all greens (dried and fresh).

4. Hot - all chillies.

5. Pungent - horseradish, mustard, ginger, garlic, mustard leaves and onions.

6. Putrid - cheeses, partridges, chinese eggs, fermented foods like yoghurt, miso lassi, sauerkraut and tofu.

7. Astringent - raw broccoli, lentils, beans, peas and foods rich in protein such as avocado.

8. Sweet - sugar, molasses, maple syrup and cold-pressed honeys.

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Excess Weight

BODY ORGANS

bulletgallbladder

bulletliver

bulletstomach

bulletpancreas

bulletkidneys

SPINAL ADJUSTMENT

bulletentire lumbar area

EMOTIONAL ASPECTS

bulletfear

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Fat provides the body with warmth and is therefore a comfort factor. But it is unhealthy. Unless there is a glandular problem, overweight people have a clear need for a low-fat diet using unsaturated polyacids and coldpressed oils rather than animal fats.

Many overweight people are fat because they eat to give themselves a feeling of being full. They have, a need to feel that they have really eaten.

Prevention

- bulletEat when hungry, not by the clock.

bulletEat sitting down: no reading, speaking, or telephone calls.

bulletEat more pungent, hot, putrid, astringent, bitter foods. (see The Eight Different Tastes)

bulletCut down on sweet, sour, salty foods.

bulletEat to satisfy half your hunger and avoid starch where possible.

bulletEat starch with minerals, proteins with minerals, and fat with minerals.

bulletDo not eat starch with protein and do not eat starch with fat as a general rule. But do not become over-idiosyncratic. Remember, all foods contain proteins, fats, carbohydrates and minerals. It is only their proportions that vary.

FRESH JUICE RECIPE

Combine equal amounts of the following juices:

bulletcarrot

bulletcelery

bulletspinach

bulletcucumber

Drink 2-3 litres a day, undiluted. Chew celery or a courgette while drinking the juice.

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