Increase Your Mojo Through Proper Nutrition
Do you ever feel like you need more Mojo in your life? Just not feeling the energy you used to? Like you're moving through a swamp, perhaps feeling ungrounded, with confused thinking, spiciness, and brain fog?
We are just now transitioning to the time of year, Late Summer according to Eastern medicine, where these sorts of feelings can be more prevalent.
This season of Late Summer is related to the internal organs the Spleen and Stomach, and if they are not functioning optimally then we may experience one or more of the following conditions:
Anxiety and insomnia, fatigue and sluggishness, constipation, diarrhea, IBS, bloating, water retention, weight gain, fibroid tumors and stones, candida, chronic fatigue syndrome, arthritis, cold hands, and feet, etc.
This is the time of year that is all about digestion and proper nutrition.
The digestive system processes the food we eat, but also the thoughts and emotions we internalize, hence this is when we may feel a monkey-mind sort of overthinking that can lead to anxiety and depression.
If we want to avoid the pitfalls of a weak and imbalanced digestive system, we must eat clean-burning foods that are easy to digest.
One of my former teachers, Patrick McCarty, used to say that ingest certain congesting foods, especially during this time of year, is tantamount to putting a wet rag on an already smoldering fire.
We need strong digestive fire to extract the nutrients from our food, which leads to more energy, less chance for developing chronic health conditions, and the avoidance of the pitfalls of negative emotions.