Medicine

What are you eating? Daily? Occasionally? Why?

How do you feel when you eat that special something? That daily thing? That thing you think is good for you?

Maybe things have changed. Maybe not, and maybe you never knew. Start with not knowing and be open to your own experience of eating food. How do you feel before, during, and after?

Before: Craving something? Think something is comforting? Think you should eat something because it has a certain number of nutrients? Why this food?

During: What is the quality of this food? What does ‘high protein’ taste like to you? What does ‘good for memory’ or ‘gluten free’ taste like? Would you say this is a warming or a cooling or a neutral experience? Is it sweet? Acrid? Salty? Sour? Bitter?

After: Do you feel movement after eating the food? Upward? Downward? Outward? Is there a change in alertness? Do you have a stuffy nose or head? Or gas? Do you think this food is a healthful choice for you?

“Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food.”
Hippocrates

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