Thursday, February 20, 2014

A simple meal can become a great symphony; all the flavor touching signals in our brain, communicating with our body systems.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tongue Fu! Group Tongue Assessment: Part I

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tongue Fu! SUPER BOWL SUNDAY in the USA 2014

Tip-O-The-Tongue       2-2-2014 SUPER BOWL SUNDAY IN USA!

Imagine the game is about to begin, you have all the chips, wings, carrots and celery, all lined up and nobody is making any moves.

You immediately put principles of Food Physics & Body Dynamics to work to bring your party to life. You add some spicy favored food (also moves energy in the body upward and outward while acting on the lungs to cause strong exhalation) to the table and add a little sweet flavors in carrots and beverages (moves upward, outward, and warming while acting on the spleen, stomach, and pancreas); suddenly everyone has got the urge to express themselves. Their tongues are stimulated and the conversations are too. People are beginning to chatter and even giggle. Everybody is beginning to mix and mingle.

That is the power of using principles nested in science and residing in the foods we are consuming every day. Using lessons learned in Food Physics & Body Dynamics, you will begin to understand the direction and force of energy within your own body and foods you choose to consume.

Choice is one of the primary values our country originally was established under; the right to choose.  Even more important is the knowledge and wisdom to make the best choice. 
Tip-O-The-Tongue is here to save the day!

A Super Bowl Dip
16 oz. of your favorite quality melting cheese
A 14.5 oz. can of organic tomatoes
Season with each of these spices:
·         1 gram cinnamon powder
·         1 gram dried ginger powder
·         ½ gram ground nutmeg powder
Herbal functions are used for the following outcomes:
Cinnamon1 releases the fluid from lungs by releasing oxygen radicals through the surface via our skin.
Ginger2, like cinnamon will cause the pores in your skin to open and release a nearly unnoticeable sweat. This reduces the burden on the lungs, particularly in cold weather. Ginger is more warming than cinnamon and will affect the digestion more directly.
Nutmeg3 used sparingly will warm and improve digestion, and has a tendency to freely circulate energy within the body, thereby relieve any pain due to stagnation and cold. A cautionary note, it is a hallucinogen in doses of 7.5 grams of the powered herb. Deaths in larger doses have been reported.

 1.        1. Antibiotic effect: Decoctions of Ramulus Cinnamomi Cassiae (gui zhi) have shown a strong inhibitory effect against such organisms as Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella typhi, and n inhibiting effect in vitro against Asian flu virus A and ECHO virus. Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Revised Edition, Eastland Press, Seattle, WA 1993

2.       2. Treatment of bacillary dysentery: Preparations of Rhizoma Zingiberis Officinalis Recens (sheng jiang) and brown sugar used in treating 50 patients with acute bacillary dysentery had a cure rate, within seven days, of 70%. Abdominal pain and tenesmus disappeared on the average of five days, the frequency of stool resumed its normal pattern on the average of five days and stool cultures were negative on the average of four days. No side effects were noted.  Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, Revised Edition, Eastland Press, Seattle, WA 1993

3.      3.  Rou Dou Kou, Semen Myristicae Fragranticis, Nutmeg Seeds, Warms the Spleen and Stomach, circulates the Qi and reduces pain. The Chinese Herb Selection Guide, A Traditional and Modern Clinical Repertory with A summary Materia Medica for the Health Care Practitioner, Printed by Phytotech Databased Publishing Co, Richmond, CA 1997

1.      So the combination of warming herbs with flavors of these spices, will cause the body energy to move upward and outward, making conversation easier and more stimulated.
Dipping with carrots, a sweet flavored food, you can double the punch.
Or serve with sweet flavored beverages.

And don’t forget to watch the game, enjoy the commercials and make a few new friends, too.
Laura L Dawson, MAOM, DiplAc
The Spirit of
Food Physics & Body Dynamics llc