Based on Chapter 5 from The Beginners Guide to Natural Living by Larry Cook, host Zoe Simpson explains the Macrobiotic principles of Yin energy and Yang energy in relation to food, and why it’s important to eat foods in balance with both types of ene
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Choosing which food to eat based on the Japanese macrobiotic concept of yin and yang is for the balancing of the energy of our consciousness. Yin is an expanding feminine quality and yang is its compliment, a contracting masculine quality. A predominance of either too much yin or too much yang energy creates unbalanced states of consciousness, and can be linked to the food we eat. Have you ever talked with someone who seems spacey to you? That would be considered an overly yin condition. And it is often due to too much sugar in their diet. And what about someone who has inflexible opinions and cannot incorporate new ideas? That is an overly yang condition and can be due to too much meat in their diet. The goal is to be just slightly more yang than yin which is grounded but not over bearing and inflexible. Minimizing meat and sugar in your diet is a good start to balancing your yin and yang energy. If you would like to learn more about healthy eating, and how to live naturally, you can read this informative book, The Beginners Guide to Natural Living.

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