This is theory. Practice will vary with the individual.
Traditional East Indian medicine attends to “the quality of the paste” that passes through the gut. It’s a valuable feedback mechanism that a mid-Western great-aunt used in the 1930s when she looked after her nieces and nephew. They matured to snicker at her old-fangled ways.
I find a morning spoonful of flax seed eases the day. Raw greens establish a peaceful outlook. Fresh fruit simplifies considerations of sweet treats.
I understand that the gut is lined with enough brain cells to operate a cat. I’ll take all I can get. Maintaining a peaceful relationship with my innards makes me a better social being. I still like to eat badly, but do so with more skill.
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