Eh... no, I don't think so. At least I've never heard of it. But that doesn't mean the food you eat cannot play an important role in the development of your bunions. I believe it really can! Why?
Bunions are usually located at the end of the spleen meridian. Unless you suffer from tailor's bunions of course, but that's not what this website is about. The appearance of a bunion at the usual location can be an indication that your spleen isn't functioning properly.
Speaking of the spleen, what is its function actually? It didn't take me long to find out that one of its main functions is to assimilate the nutrients from your food. When this is done properly qi (life energy) and blood is formed, to be transported by the spleen throughout your entire body.
If the spleen doesn't succeed very well in transforming the nutrients and transporting the qi and blood it produces, it is possible that excesses are backed up along the spleen meridian. This causes a swelling of the capillaries at that point, which can result in a bunion.
By reading about this function of the spleen, it became clear to me that I needed to take good care of my spleen if I wanted to tackle my bunions. One way to strengthen the spleen, is by treating the acupuncture points involved. But the more I read, the more I realized that I also had to change my eating habits for this bunion experiment to have any chance of success.
Though I generally eat quite healthy, I quickly realized there are a couple of things I like to have which I better had not. Like cheese for example, and cookies. And coffee – which I truely find very, very hard to go without. (For the sake of this experiment I decided to limit my coffee intake to one cup a day.) Also, I think it's good to eat wheat free. At the same time I banned wheat from my diet, I said goodbye to hypoglycemia too, a condition from which I suffered a good number of years during my adult life.
Anyway, here's a list of do's and dont's regarding your food intake if you want to strengthen your spleen. In essence, it all boils down to making the food you eat and the beverages you drink as easy as possible to digest for your spleen.
If you don't know what to have for dinner anymore with this list of do's and don'ts, have a look at these spleen friendly recipes.
And lastly – although this has nothing to do with a diet – have plenty of exercise to stimulate the blood flow through your body.
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Your #2 don't is "Don't eat or drink raw, cold or chilled food" but in the spleen recipes there is a salad recipe, isn't it raw?
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