Drain Damp for weight loss
Dampness manifests from the digestive system's inability to transform and transport fluids as well as the body being weakened from external dampness from the environment. Damp in the environment includes wet/ moist climates or living conditions and certain antibiotics and foods that create dampness. If the body is weakened, it can be invaded by said pathogen. Phlegm is seen as a condensed form of dampness. Foods to consume: barley, bone broth, rice (congee especially), capers, corn (boil organic corn in bone broth), pumpkin, radish, turnip, alfalfa sprouts, daikon, lentils, azuki beans, papaya, lemon, scallions, radish, mustard leaf, aniseed, garlic, horseradish, ginger, marjoram, nettle, parsley, white pepper, sweet potatoes. Tip: focus on warm foods like soups and broths. There are endless combinations and flavours. The more you warm up the digestion, the easier it is to dispel dampness. Read up on soup to heal. Job's Tear also known as pearl barley, coix seed, hato mugi or Yi Yi Ren is one of the most powerful herbs to resolve dampness. Job's tear treats eczema, rosacea, acne, oedema, puffiness and excess weight through draining dampness and strengthening digestion. Vitality formula: this formula drains dampness, strengthens the Stomach and also the Lung where dampness and phlegm can get trapped. That is why it helps to treat both Stomach and Lung disharmonies. Foods to avoid: dairy products (sheep and goat products are less dampening), pork, fatty meats, roasted peanuts, concentrated juices (esp. orange and tomato), wheat, bread, yeast, beer, sugar and sweeteners, saturated fats. An overconsumption of raw foods that strain the digestive system also contribute to the forming of dampness. Examples of damp patterns include weight gain, obesity, ADD, ADHD, IBS, arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, chronic aching conditions, and candida and all the symptoms check my highlight on dampness.