sábado, 27 de julho de 2013

The Pancreas and the Spleen

  • Social Stress, Fear of Loss of Stature
  • Unbearable Stress
  • Unaccepted Deaths
  • Fear of Confranting One's Mortality
  • Overreaction when Confranted with Physical Violence
  • Unsatisfying Life
  • Crushed or Stolen Childhood

Specific to the Sleen:

  • Crushed or Stolen Childhood
  • Deep Pessimism
  • Deep Sadness
  • Despair, Inconsolable Sorrow
  • Devouring Remorse
  • Severe Childhood Trauma

Physical Care

Physical exercise and play (singing, dancing, listening to music, etc.) are essencial to reduce stress.

Nutricional Care

Tp help "digest" stress, choose foods cerefully. Eat little to no sugar foods, e.g. for the spleen: jam, sweetened soda, chocolate, commercial cereals, white bread, biscuits, whire rice, greasy foods, butter, cheese, and alcohol. The best foods are fiber-containing vegetables and fruits, because they slow down the passage and assimilation of simple carbohydrates, They also lighten the burden put upon the pancreas by preventing extreme glycemic swings (ups and downs). Such foods as asparagus, broccoli, cucumbers, green beans, peas, spinach, leek, garlic, cantaloupe, berries, black currants, apricots, peaches, plums, watermelon, and papaya. Eat certain starches: whole-grain bread, brown rice, beans, lentils, tabouli, and oatmeal. Fish containing a lot of omega-3 (including sardines, salmon, herring, and red mullet) are also important to eat. The spleen plays a little-known role in assimilating iron. To avoid deficiencies, eat foods that contain a lot of iron: calf's liver, potatoes, lentils, seafood, fish, eggs. The spleen benefits from foods containing significant quantities of magnesium, such as almonds, hazelnuts, cacao (raw chocolate), and soy.

Psychological Care

If the stress is not severe, chase away dark moods by enjoying the good things in life: your friends, hobbies, culture. Participate in activities that fill you with life, love, and energy. Spend time with people who make you feel at easy, who are soothing and positive. Learn to say no to others. Fix up your home: bright rooms, comfortable, pictures that invite you to dream and travel.