Food as Medicine - Diet and Lifestyle
Discussions about personal diet and lifestyle choices have taken off on the Mars in Aries 2020 thread.
Continuing in the spirit of self-help, this new thread is specifically to discuss the topic of healing through diet and lifestyle changes, various "food as medicine" approaches, and any other DIY health and wellness philosophies that you'd like share!
Are you committed to a certain routine that works for you - physically, mentally, and spiritually? Or are you still searching for a way to feel better in your body? Tell us what works for you, or what you've tried, and *please add the Astrology when possible!*
I have been meaning to ask a question and didn't know where to address. Thank you, @Cocopeaches for giving me the space.
Is cheese considered processed food?
Ooo, I like this topic! ???
I very nearly contributed something of note, but realised it would quickly turn into a tome! ?
As succinctly as I can write it, I've swapped out ALL processed food for natural wholefood alternatives instead. It's an absolute life changer. I haven't felt as good physically since my late teens. It's almost akin to being given a new body. Old injuries occasionally give me grief, but nothing like this time last year.
I wish I'd made the change far sooner! ???
These things work for my system:
Meditation for me is number one, ultimate, supreme necessity to well being. Mercury in Scorpio needs to be in a fluid mental space from time to time.
Another super good thing was quit drinking alcohol. Neptune in the 12th. I’ve also shied away from synthetic pharmaceuticals of any kind which I feel is a benefit to my energetic clarity. I get “gunked up” and bogged down easily by certain chemicals.
I love wheatgrass juice (saving up for a good juicer. Would love to have a daily shot). Venus in Virgo.
There’s some sulfur hot springs near me, that I used to go to before covid. It’s at a resort and there are private tubs set on a wooded hillside. It’s so gorgeous and the water is just high vibration. I think that’s Libra Sun (beauty) and Venus in Virgo because I go in nekked (purity) and water of course Scorpio Moon. (I wonder what rules sulfur?)
Like I said in the other thread, I stopped eating meat. I can’t attribute that to any transit except for possibly the nn transiting my sixth house. There’s also a spiritual element too that I can’t attribute to any astrological influence although I’m sure it’s there somewhere.
Oh, and I get PLENTY of sleep. It’s an absolute necessity. I am a straight up bitch when I’m tired.
I used to love to get massages when I could trade services with my massage therapist. Someday I would like to be able to afford to get one bimonthly. Scorpio Moon likes sensual experiences.
Lavender. Lavender. Lavender. (The plant).
As we talked about in the other thread, I also work with elements (they are all represented on my meditation altar), although it’s more of an intuitive thing than how I presented it. I can FEEL what I need. I think that’s Scorpio Moon too. Often I can feel what others need too, on that elemental level.
Zero carb carnivore made me the healthiest I've ever been. Right now my stomach is a mess with pregnancy hormones or I'd still be doing it. Highly recommend
I have staying power in my astro make-up - Saturn/Mars. This diet was extreme but I have the mental focus I need when I want something, and patience to see it through. I can also be intense, with my Pluto-Sun.
I became a vegetarian years ago and I've never looked back. My mental, emotional, physical health improved so much that it inspired me to continue to make changes in other aspects of my life. Not only food related. Earlier this year I quit sugars i.e. all refined sugars and carbohydrates, processed foods and most fruits.
I truly feel authentic, more than at any other time in my life. Also, I am no longer insatiably or consistently hungry. That's because along the way in this journey, I found what and how to truly feed my Moon by listening to my body.
My workouts are now largely centered around the yin and yang flow of energy in my body.