Avoid

Foods with cool and cold thermal nature, dairy products, excess meat.

Foods that remove dampness, supplement the lower burner, supplement kidney yang, and nourish the spleen.

Organ network

Kidney, bladder, spleen

Flavor/thermal nature

Bitter-neutral, bitter-warm, sweet-neutral, sweet-warm

Preparation methods

Boiled, fried

To expel dampness:

Fish

Carp, bass

Vegetables

Adzuki beans

Grains

Corn

Spices

Ginger, garlic

To supplement spleen:

See "Spleen/pancreas Network," page 67

To nourish kidney yang:

Fish

Prawns, eel

Meat

Venison, lamb, poultry

Fruit

Cherries, raspberries

Vegetables

Fennel

Beverages

Corn silk tea

Grains

Millet, corn, oats

Spices

Cloves, cinnamon, rosemary, fennel

Nuts and seeds

Chestnuts, walnuts, black sesame

,/V Start by removing fluids, for example with corn silk tea, adzuki beans, more soy products; then supplement spleen and kidneys with warming dishes such as millet porridge with raisins and cinnamon, acridly spiced rice dishes, acridly spiced meat dishes, fennel tea.

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