Fat and Cholesterol (hamburgers, pizza, fried foods, dairy products, meat, eggs, snack foods)
Hard body, inflexible, clog blood vessels, and inhibit body functions. Skin looks tired, pores get blocked, and we look dull, can’t take in moisture, or release toxins. Get dry, dead cells, scaly shins, heels, elbows, lines between the brows, dark circles under the eyes, tight, dry skin, oily skin.
Sugar including maple syrup, high fructose corn syrup, fructose, sucrose, molasses, honey, organic cane juice, turbinado, brown sugar, white sugar, white flour, white rice, potatoes (think of candies, chocolates, soft drinks, snack foods, bread, pasta, cereal, salad dressing, sauces, and other processed foods)
Highs and lows in blood sugar, affecting energy levels and moods. Stresses adrenal glands, and over time, wears us down. It steals essential minerals from bones, teeth, and skin. Causes skin discoloration (red, broken capillaries, freckles, age spots). We get puffy and weak, overweight and lethargic.
Salt including processed, refined, in potato chips, popcorn, nuts, processed foods and meats.
When using sodium chloride, or natural, unprocessed, sun dried sea salt, traditionally processed miso, or tamari in small amounts it is beneficial to the body. However, the other types cause tightening and constriction, inhibiting blood flow to the organs. We grow stiff and hard. Our skin dries and wrinkles, bones degenerate, growing brittle, and we are then unable to stand straight and tall.
Liquid including too much water, coffee, tea, soft drinks, fruit juices, alcohol.
Expands or loosens the body, weakening us. Overworks the heart, kidneys, bladder, and
sweat glands. Gives us a ‘washed out’ look, as well as loose skin. We grow flaccid, get
puffy, get wrinkles in the forehead and under the eyes, or instead, puffy bags. Avoid
eating too much dry foods, animal protein and fat, sweets, salt, and baked foods.