* Chewing: Never swallow. Chew until swallowing is a reflex.
* Vitality / Balance / Vril
* Fasting: When not to eat.
* Fermented food: Apple cider vinegar (raw, unfiltered), soy sauce (unpasteurized, no alcohol)
* Supplements: Nutritional yeast, sea vegetables
* Coconut oil. Honey, dates, molasses. Matcha
ACTIVITY: Exercise / Rest / SleepTOP
Peace, Knowledge of Self. It's not about what you own, where you are, or what you're doing. It's about what you feel within.
WATER & AIRTOP
In the Bhagavad Gits, Krishna stresses the importance of proper attention to one's physical health, which include eating only nourishing food that conforms to Sattvic principles. That word opens the door to much discussion but to summarize, hHe specifically advises eating "juicy" foods, and avoiding food that is too spicy or bitter. Krishna loved raw butter, so one could assume he found yogurt and other dairy products to be acceptable, as long as the cows were treated with loving care (It probably wasn't a concern in his day but one could assume he favored cows that were grass-fed).
The Hermetic teachings and ancient wisdom recommend foods that are high in vril (the energy of life). At the top of this list would be foods high in the sex aspect of vril. This would include foods containing the generative quality, such as nuts, grain, and fruit; and foods used to nourish the young, such as dairy products.
The only reason people started removing the bran from rice, the germ from corn, and both from wheat is that it allowed for longer storage. Think about that for a moment. Why does whole grain spoil so quickly? It's because humans aren't the only ones who like to eat grain. Why don't the pests and microorganisms like processed grain? Because they know better; it doesn't have any nutritional value or life-giving energy (vril). It seems that the lower life-forms a a bit more common sense than most humans.
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|* Fresh fruits. Frozen is fine in a supplementary role but should not be the sole source.
* Fresh vegetables. Frozen is fine in a supplementary role but should not be the sole source.
* Whole grains (Oats, brown rice, 100% whole wheat, whole cornmeal, ancient grains)
* Nuts & seeds, sold without salt, oil, or seasoning. OK to add coconut oil and pink or gray salt at home.
|* Canned fruit. Use only in exceptional cases, when fresh is unobtainable, never for convenience alone. Avoid if packed in syrup.
* Canned vegetables. Use only in exceptional cases. Avoid if containing anything other than water.
* White flour (including unbleached), white rice, degerminated corn.
* Nuts & seeds with refined salt (including "sea salt"), refined oil, seasoning, or other additives.
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Some of the foods with the highest availability of vril are:
- Food that is generative; that contains the sex aspect of the plant, such as nuts, seeds, fruit, grain.
- Food that is used to nourish the young, such as milk.