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The Digestive Damp Type

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You struggle with holding onto excess fluids, mucus and/or phlegm. You have a tendency to gain weight easily, have difficulty losing weight, or just feel heavy, bloated or sluggish.  You are also prone to battling with stubborn conditions including food allergies, candida, yeast infections, fungal infections, chronic fatigue, allergies, asthma, arthritis, eczema, thrush, and fatty tumors. 

Possible Symptoms:

  • bloating or fullness in the abdomen

  • discomfort after eating

  • tendency to gain weight easily

  • difficulty losing weight

  • loose or sticky stools

  • diarrhea

  • sugar cravings

  • nausea

  • poor appetite

  • brain fog

  • fatigue

  • heavy feeling in the body

  • sticky tongue coating

  • chest congestion

  • sticky discharge

  • difficult urination

  • sweet, sticky or unpleasant taste in the mouth

Causes:

  • Eating too many sweets

  • Overeating cold/raw foods, fruit juices, smoothies, or dairy products

  • Eating excessive heavy/fatty foods

  • Excessive worry and overthinking

  • Taking antibiotics, steriods, and/or birth control pills
     

Helpful Tips:

  • Exercise regularly.

  • Avoid eating cold and raw foods or drinks.

  • Avoid drinking with meals.

  • Don't eat large meals in the evening or late at night.

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Best foods to eat:
  • Meat: chicken, beef, lamb, liver, turkey, venison

  • Seafood: anchovies, halibut, mackerel, tuna, trout, salmon, shrimp

  • Vegetables: cabbage, carrots, celery, corn, fennel, lettuce, onions, peas, pumpkins, scallion, sweet potatoes, turnips, winter squash, yams

  • Starches/grains: amaranth, rice, rye

  • Beans/legumes: aduki beans, kidney beans

  • Spices: aniseed, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, nutmeg

What to Drink:
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Foods & Drinks to AVOID:
  • raw & cold/frozen foods and drinks

  • dairy (milk, cream, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, yogurt)

  • sugar

  • sweet foods (cookies, cake, baked goods)

  • bread/wheat/gluten

  • yeast

  • fruit (especially bananas, oranges, pineapples, watermelons)

  • fruit juices (especially orange juice and tomato juice)

  • smoothies

  • ice cream

  • salads

  • wheat flour

  • pork

  • roasted peanuts

  • saturated fats

  • cucumbers

  • tomatoes

  • beer

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Healing Recipes:
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