Friday, November 29, 2013

Macrobiotic Women's Health and the Thyroid

The macrobiotic way of healing thyroid problems and strengthening the thyroid was the subject at Studio Mugen’s Macrobiotic Healing for Women class on Sunday at Seed Kitchen in Venice, CA.

During the class Sanae Suzuki said the thyroid’s shape looks like a butterfly.  Just as butterflies move easily the thyroid needs to be relaxed and to move easily.  However, the modern diet of meat and other foods can cause the thyroid to malfunction.  Doctors can give a pill but it doesn’t address the source of the problem.

Sanae demonstrated how to make a medicinal remedy drink out of carrot, burdock, daikon and lotus root.  The drink should be taken every day for two weeks and then every other day for two weeks.  The remedy drink will help the thyroid detox and to work properly.

About 59 million people have thyroid problems in the United States.  A malfunctioning thyroid can cause such problems as depression, low body temperatures, low blood pressure, memory loss, swelling, tingly hands/feet, constantly tired, high cholesterol, menstrual problems, and muscle and joint pain.

In addition to the medicinal remedy drink, other actions a person can take to restore the thyroid is to stop eating baked goods with flour, eat more vegetables, eat pickled foods, sea vegetables and to not use canola cooking oil, no peanuts are oil food, nothing from the cauliflower family, no tropical fruits, no coffee, no millet or nightshade vegetables.

Sanae also talked about the new moon on December 2 and writing goals for one’s life.  The new moon creates energy to help people attain goals.

The next Macrobiotic Healing for Women class will be on December 15 at Seed Kitchen.  

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