Fire, Food, and Fresh: ORGANIC O
 RGANICOUMA
 WHAT A 'STOMACH CRACK
 MEANS ACCORDING TO
 CHINESE MEDICINE
The tongue is the window to the soul… or is it the eyes?! No matter how the saying goes, in Traditional Chinese Medicine aka TCM, your tongue can tell you a LOT about what’s going on inside of your body. I’ll never forget the time my friend was suffering from headaches, nausea & feeling faint for 2 days straight. When I looked at her tongue, it was a deep reddish purple, indicating some serious “liver heat” & “blood stasis.” I immediately made her mung bean broth (which clears heat and toxicity from the body) and had her eat light, cooling foods like celery and watermelon the rest of the week. The tongue pattern we’re looking at today deals with a “stomach crack” down the middle rather than an abnormal color. In TCM, this means 2 things: “stomach yin deficiency” (which I’ll explain) and CHRONIC DEHYDRATION! A tongue with cracks is inadequately moistened and therefore, the whole body and GI tract is also dehydrated (think of the cracks in dessert sand when it hasn’t rained for ages!) The best way to reverse this dehydration is not plain water, but rather mineral-rich liquids such as celery, carrot, and cucumber juice that the body can readily assimilate. Warm soup made with greens, seaweed and root veggies is excellent too. In TCM, warm liquids will soften a hard-dehydrated stomach lining and intestines so that they can start absorbing nutrients and fluids again. Now onto "stomach yin deficiency”: Digestion in TCM is viewed metaphorically as a pot of soup sitting on a fire. Stomach YIN is the pot that holds the food and extracts the nourishment; stomach YANG is the fire that ‘cooks’ the food and fuels metabolism. Stomach yin is nourished when we make the job of extracting nutrients easy. But stomach yin DEFICIENCY develops when we have irregular eating habits, skip meals, eat late at night, eat in a hurry, eat while working or standing up, etc. To work on this “stomach crack” and heal stomach yin deficiency: Eat fresh foods that are LIGHTLY cooked or soups that are SLOW cooked - too much heat too fast (frying, roasting) will eventually deplete the stomach’s yin reserves. blackhealthmatters VIA: @organic_olivia

The tongue is the window to the soul… or is it the eyes?! No matter how the saying goes, in Traditional Chinese Medicine aka TCM, your tongue can tell you a LOT about what’s going on inside of your body. I’ll never forget the time my friend was suffering from headaches, nausea & feeling faint for 2 days straight. When I looked at her tongue, it was a deep reddish purple, indicating some serious “liver heat” & “blood stasis.” I immediately made her mung bean broth (which clears heat and toxicity from the body) and had her eat light, cooling foods like celery and watermelon the rest of the week. The tongue pattern we’re looking at today deals with a “stomach crack” down the middle rather than an abnormal color. In TCM, this means 2 things: “stomach yin deficiency” (which I’ll explain) and CHRONIC DEHYDRATION! A tongue with cracks is inadequately moistened and therefore, the whole body and GI tract is also dehydrated (think of the cracks in dessert sand when it hasn’t rained for ages!) The best way to reverse this dehydration is not plain water, but rather mineral-rich liquids such as celery, carrot, and cucumber juice that the body can readily assimilate. Warm soup made with greens, seaweed and root veggies is excellent too. In TCM, warm liquids will soften a hard-dehydrated stomach lining and intestines so that they can start absorbing nutrients and fluids again. Now onto "stomach yin deficiency”: Digestion in TCM is viewed metaphorically as a pot of soup sitting on a fire. Stomach YIN is the pot that holds the food and extracts the nourishment; stomach YANG is the fire that ‘cooks’ the food and fuels metabolism. Stomach yin is nourished when we make the job of extracting nutrients easy. But stomach yin DEFICIENCY develops when we have irregular eating habits, skip meals, eat late at night, eat in a hurry, eat while working or standing up, etc. To work on this “stomach crack” and heal stomach yin deficiency: Eat fresh foods that are LIGHTLY cooked or soups that are SLOW cooked - too much heat too fast (frying, roasting) will eventually deplete the stomach’s yin reserves. blackhealthmatters VIA: @organic_olivia

ORGANIC O RGANICOUMA WHAT A 'STOMACH CRACK MEANS ACCORDING TO CHINESE MEDICINE The tongue is the window to the soul… or is it the eyes?! No matter how the saying goes in Traditional Chinese Medicine aka TCM your tongue can tell you a LOT about what’s going on inside of your body I’ll never forget the time my friend was suffering from headaches nausea & feeling faint for 2 days straight When I looked at her tongue it was a deep reddish purple indicating some serious “liver heat” & “blood stasis” I immediately made her mung bean broth which clears heat and toxicity from the body and had her eat light cooling foods like celery and watermelon the rest of the week The tongue pattern we’re looking at today deals with a “stomach crack” down the middle rather than an abnormal color In TCM this means 2 things “stomach yin deficiency” which I’ll explain and CHRONIC DEHYDRATION! A tongue with cracks is inadequately moistened and therefore the whole body and GI tract is also dehydrated think of the cracks in dessert sand when it hasn’t rained for ages! The best way to reverse this dehydration is not plain water but rather mineral-rich liquids such as celery carrot and cucumber juice that the body can readily assimilate Warm soup made with greens seaweed and root veggies is excellent too In TCM warm liquids will soften a hard-dehydrated stomach lining and intestines so that they can start absorbing nutrients and fluids again Now onto stomach yin deficiency” Digestion in TCM is viewed metaphorically as a pot of soup sitting on a fire Stomach YIN is the pot that holds the food and extracts the nourishment stomach YANG is the fire that ‘cooks’ the food and fuels metabolism Stomach yin is nourished when we make the job of extracting nutrients easy But stomach yin DEFICIENCY develops when we have irregular eating habits skip meals eat late at night eat in a hurry eat while working or standing up etc To work on this “stomach crack” and heal stomach yin deficiency Eat fresh foods that are LIGHTLY cooked or soups that are SLOW cooked - too much heat too fast frying roasting will eventually deplete the stomach’s yin reserves blackhealthmatters VIA @organic_olivia Meme

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