Can garlic improve our mood and make us happy? Can the food we eat affect our moods? Can choosing the right type of food help you correct imbalances in your body and improve your energy and state of mind?
Nature and all natural life on the earth is a “dynamic equilibrium” The changing of day time into night and back to day again is an example nature’s dynamic equilibrium. In truth the whole earth and universe have a constant rhythm of opposing but mutually dependent forces in which all can exist but which none can exist exclusively.
But what does all this have to do with garlic? To achieve good health we also need to maintain a type of “dynamic equilibrium” in ourselves. Our bodies are many parts of the whole- where all can function but not independently of the other parts. So how do we live in harmony and gain dynamic equilibrium in our bodies and live according to the natural laws of the earth and universe? We can start by understanding how to consume our food not only for pleasure and sustenance but as a medicine to correct the imbalances of these opposing forces when they go awry.
If we look at the yin and yang of food chi we find that garlic is a warming food which increases yang in the body. If one is sad or depressed the body is likely in a yin state. Adding a yang food will gradually balance the over abundance of yin and help shift your mood to a more hopeful, cheerful frame of mind.
When food is looked at this way it can be used as healing agents to correct excess yin or yang conditions in the body which also can influence our mental chi and restore our moods back to a more positive yin –yang balance.