Hippocrates (460‐377 B.C.) said, “LET THY FOOD BE THY MEDICINE.”
Inflammation, aches and pains, tumors, cancer, and even mental issues can be traced to “inflamed” (too hot) organs.
Thus, KOSA recommends that you eliminate the following from your lifestyle starting immediately (pending satisfactory improvement) until you are fully healthy back.
All meats and dairy products from all kinds of animals even including fish
GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) including vegetable oils made of GMO
Learn more: Beef, dairy products, GMO and Monsanto
Almonds, Brown rice, Brussels sprouts, Caffeine, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, Ginseng, Jujube (Chinese date), Honey, Millet, Oatmeal, Onions, Peanuts, Pecans, Sesame seeds, Soybeans, Split seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Wheat germ, and Whole-wheat bread
Processed foods including canned and bottled, even including juice
Soda, any kind
Anything sweet including artificial sugar except for fruits
Foods in restaurant unless it is organic restaurant
Chemically processed (bleached) salt, which is not much with minerals is not recommended and natural salt (rock salt, sea salt and etc.) is abundant in minerals and is recommended
Lotions, shampoo, conditioners and cosmetic products are made of usually toxic chemicals and can penetrate the skin.
Putting It on Your Skin Does Let It in: What’s in Skin Care and How It Affects Your Health – HuffPost Healthy Living
Lectins need to be avoided.
Tomatoes need to be cooked with heat so that lectins can be eliminated.
Other than that, because most of the nightshades plants are cooked with heat, you don’t need to worry about much.
Eat and drink as less amount and frequency as possible.
Drink only what you are thirsty.
Sip by sip, not gulping.
Koreans believe they have a fixed amount of air to breathe and food to eat for a lifetime. They/we believe that the more we consume them the shorter lifespan we will enjoy.
Chew your food properly
Try to avoid SMOOTHIE and JUICE because it would not allow your saliva to be mixed with it.
Take smaller bites of food to begin with (it’s easier to chew smaller morsels)
Chew slowly and steadily
Chew until your mouthful of food is liquefied or lost all of its texture
Finish chewing and swallowing completely before taking another bite of food
Wait to drink fluids until you’ve swallowed
Learn more: 7 Important Reasons to Properly Chew Your Food
Fear harms the kidney and bladder, which are in charge of bones and marrows. Especially, kidney is in charge of reproductive organs.
Anger is the worst emotion can hurt you and it will immediately damage liver and gallbladder, which are in charge of muscles, sinews, eyeballs, and vision. Especially, liver is additionally responsible for reproductive organs and is the master organ overseeing all other organs’ self-healing activities.
Go to bed with empty stomach. While you are sleeping with empty stomach, your liver can focus on self-healing most effectively.
Sleep at least 8 hours a day and don’t do any exercise except for walking. This will allow the liver to concentrate on self-healing.
KOSA breathing technique
The normal adult usually breathes 18 times per minute. If you have hypertension you might benefit from these exercises:
While keeping time on a watch with a second hand, inhale 2 seconds and exhale 2 seconds, keeping this up for 30 minutes or more.
The goal is to regulate breathing down to 15 times per minute or less.
Don’t do deep breathing.
Quantity of air inhaled and exhaled is not important, but cycle time is; in fact, the longer the breath, the better.
Once you are comfortable inhaling and exhaling for 2 seconds’ duration, try increasing from 2 seconds to 3 seconds; then from 3 seconds to 4 seconds; and so on.
This breathing exercise may help your organs including kidney and lower your blood pressure.
Walking at least 30 minutes once a day
It will help the liver.
Don’t stop walking once you started to walk.
You don’t need to walk fast. You need to enjoy brisk walking.
If walking exercise causes any pain or discomfort, stop it immediately.
It harms kidney and bladder. When you are in a line to wait for something, walk in place instead of standing still.
Pain during exercise or physical activity can indicate the inability of organs to withstand the strain or recuperate.
Pain is your body’s way of telling you your organs need to stop and take a break from exercise.
Pain killers may temporarily increase mobility, but only at the risk of organ damage.
Aspirin is incapable of killing flu virus; but it helps with pain and lowers fever, thus providing relief for the lungs, and in turn, healthy lungs will kill the flu virus.
Pains, discomforts and other health concerns (inflammation, irritation, itching, tremor, tumor, lesions, and etc.) are usually the indications of hot organs.
Don’t: Yoga, stretching, physical therapy, massage therapy, hot pack and etc., which would raise the temperature. If you prefer to have them, stop immediately as soon as you feel relief.
Do: Cold pack (but if you feel discomfort, stop it immediately) and try to be a couch potato (don’t move, simply) as long as possible.
Things you may want to introduce to your life.
Matpe (Vigna mungo bean, boiled), Flax seeds, Chia seeds, and Hemp seeds
Ratio of fatty acids in different foods: Wikipedia
In Asian medicine’s theory, salty taste is categorized in WATER and it helps kidney, bladder, large intestine and lung.
It shares characteristics of Water too.
Learn more: https://saahm.proboards.com/thread/787/spinach
Cannabis Essential Oil
Korean Leeks (or Chives)
It helps the liver and/or gallbladder, and serve to clean the blood, according to traditional Asian medicine.
The color of stool shall be consistently golden, independent of food.
Cholesterol and Blood pressure
Minerals and Vitamins
Current Nutrition Facts Labels are usually more than 50 years old and there are not enough vitamins and minerals due to the industrialized food system. Of course, not enough minerals and/or vitamins will cause serious diseases and/or illness.
Especially for minerals, NIH’s recommendations are based on the maintenance purpose, which means to maintain a healthy condition.
Therefore, taking food supplementary products may be needed.
Wild-caught fish from the ocean and seafood like seaweed, brown seaweed and etc. are plenty of minerals and vitamins.
Fish from the Pacific ocean might be contaminated with nuclear caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Big fish like tuna at the higher level of the food chain is with heavy metals accumulated and might have to be avoided.
People in nutrition (food supplementary products) have the tendency of exaggerating the effects of the product, not knowing that proper nutrition is not the only reason for unhealthy conditions. Sometimes, over-nutrition can also cause an unhealthy condition. Always ask them about the success rate of that miraculous effect and keep questioning.
Good Doctors and Bad Doctors
There are many good doctors and still there are bad doctors at the same time.
Always to try to get the 2nd opinion.
It is said that many doctors do not know much about nutrition.
Keep questioning why they tell you to do that. What is the science behind it? What are the side effects? What is NNT and NNH? What is the success rate? What are the side effects? What is my chance of getting the side effects?
Doctors sometimes do not telly you that other drugs you take may increase the chance of side effects.
Doctors do not know whether you would have side effects or not.
Doctors sometimes overlook their patients have been experiencing the side effects unless they tell doctors them.
Some drugs have warning signs that you cannot take them when you have liver disease. The problem is that the liver is so called an organ of silence and even with 95% of failure the patients do not notice any symptoms. Considering this, how can you think you don’t have liver disease?
Being smart is not one of the qualifications to be medical doctors. When you have the 2nd opinion, which is different than the 1st one, you are the person needs to make smart decision which one is good for you. Again, keep questioning and questioning to protect and help you better. The fact that the 2nd opinion is same as the 1st one does not necessarily mean that both of them are true.
Learn more: Healthcare Industry
When 1988 U.S. outbreak happened, it was told that Swine flu vaccine had a side effect rate is one out of a half million people.
However, there were two victims of vaccine in Ridgecrest in California with a population less than 25,000 ended up with having Guillain–Barré syndrome. The rate in that city was one out of 12,500, instead of 500,000, which is 40-fold.
Low chance of side effect does not guarantee that you won’t be a victim.
If you don’t feel good postponing vaccine until you feel good and healthy would lower the chance of side effect.
Click for more: Vaccine – http://saahm.proboards.com/thread/327/vaccine
Understanding symptom and root cause
Vitamin D deficiency (or Hypovitaminosis D) has symptoms related to liver and/or kidney and this indicates that liver and/or kidney are unhealthy.
Supplementing Vitamin D may be able to give a relieve to liver and/or kidney and those organs may be able to be recovered. However, this treatment is usually not good enough to resolve the problem.
Once the responsible organs of liver and/or kidney are properly treated and those organs get healthy, Vitamin D deficiency (or Hypovitaminosis D) will be naturally treated.
Learn more: Relationship between symptom and treatment
DNA, Gene and Family history
DNA keeps changing.
Learn more: DNA
Gene and/or Family history are not the only parameters affect the health. As a matter of fact, the acquired are far more important parameters than them.
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