Did you know there are three primary body-mind nutrition types? It's true!
Once you can identify which of the three body-mind types you are….. you can learn to eat based on how you feel. Even though we are one primary type, you can shift between the types based on several factors.
The first body-mind type is Airy.
Many of you might resonate with this body-mind type.
If you think about air, you might think about how it can be cold, dry, and light, and it can move freely all over the place. The airy body-mind type might feel active, nervous, and cold. You may experience common digestive symptoms such as bloating, gas, burping, and constipation. Your mind might also race, and you might feel like you can't keep up with your thoughts and feelings at times. You might experience fear, worry, and anxiety. You mostly will feel like your life is "up in the air."
Airy physical attributes:
Cooler body temperature
Dry skin and hair
Unwanted weight loss
Cold hands and feet
Scaly skin, dandruff
Gas, hiccups, bloating
Catches colds easily
A great mantra for Airy:
"Slow down and breath."
Foods to focus on include:
Sweet, sour, and salty. And warm foods, like soups, especially in the late fall and winter seasons.
You can also focus on grounding exercises like meditation and breathing. Find ways to keep warm and things that are stimulating and uplifting.
The second body-mind type is Fiery.
This body-mind-nutrition type is precisely what you imagine when you think of fire. It's hot, oily, unstable, stimulating, drying, and difficult to temper.
Fiery has some great qualities. The energy behind this type is action, produces heat, and enjoys transformation. This dynamic type has a sense of perception, illumination, purpose, passion, and they are radiant. Often they are focused on uplifting others.
Fiery types will experience reddish, flushed faces, acne, eczema, and brown spots. They might also notice reddening of the eyes and become dry.
Some common digestive problems for this group include:
You might notice that your mind is unstable when you are out of balance. You might lose focus. You might have a hard time controlling your anger and lash out easily. You might also have feelings of jealousy and become impatient.
Warm body temp
A great mantra for Fiery.
"I am calm and relaxed."
Foods to focus on include:
It would be best to focus on cooling, hydrating, soothing, and calming foods. Also, you can eat more sweet, bitter, and astringent foods. Steamed leafy greens are great, as well as avocados.
You can also focus on grounding exercises like meditation and breathing. Swimming or doing exercises in water might also be beneficial for this body-mind type.
The third and final body-mind type is Earthy.
You might think of something solid, stable, heavy, and cool if you think about the earth. Earth is one of my favorites because we get all that we need to sustain life from our planet somehow when you think about it.
Earthy types are naturally uplifting. They are calm, patient, steady, enduring, loving, devotional, and accepting of others.
When earthy is out of balance, they might experience tissue build-up and gain weight. Earthy might become congested and take too long to implement change in their life even when motivated.
Digestion is sluggish and slow.
Often earthy types will dwell on heavy emotions, depression, sadness, and feel stuck when they are out of alignment.
Thrives in a warm, dry climate
Caring and compassionate
Slow and steady
Great long-term memory
Oily puffy skin
Catches colds and the flu
Sleeps too much
Water retention and bloating
Can't let go
A great Mantra for Earthy
"Let go and move on."
Foods to focus on include lentil salads with herbs and leafy greens. Foods that are bitter, pungent, and astringent are also beneficial.
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