"Cold" foods

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"Cold" foods
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Mon, 03-16-2009 - 10:39am

I've been reading a lot about Chinese fertility treatments and the avoidance of "cold" foods when TTC. Does anyone know more about this?


From what I've read, "cold" foods does indeed mean temperature -- like things directly from the fridge, ice in drinks, etc.


Has anyone been following this? I know its in "Inconceivable" too -- she encourages things like soups and teas.


Just curious.

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 11:51am

I have been following this very closely actually.



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Registered: 08-22-2008
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 2:03pm
Interesting. You gals have piqued my interest. How can you tell what you are? Are there any good web sites to read up on this thing?
Renee

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Registered: 08-22-2008
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 2:06pm
In fact~~most of my PG's I have conceived during "warm" months here in MN...End of May-Sept. I only conceived twice in Feb...upon which one of the PG's ended in m/c. Wonder if this has any connections? Curious....
Renee

Michael & Renee


10/29/83


DS 24,DS22,DD20,DD16


TL 2/93


TLR 10/99


DD7,DS5,DS3


M/C @7 wks 3/03, M/C @13 wks

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 2:13pm

Hi Renee,


I will check my book tonight, but I am pretty sure there was a quiz in Fertility Wisdom (great book!!) that you answered Qs to figure out your energy.



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Registered: 12-26-2007
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 6:39pm

so are malted milk eggs warm or cold?

Susan L.

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Registered: 08-22-2008
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 7:05pm
Thanks for the tips! Was funny b/c right after I read the first postings I had JUST finished a bowl of ice cream!LOL Was left over from our bday party yesterday! LOL I'll pop into that web site and check it out right now. I tend to believe in herbs and such. The Chinese really do seem to have some insights to things about the human body I find interesting. They may have a different way of explaining it, but in context it seems to make sense.
Renee

Michael & Renee


10/29/83


DS 24,DS22,DD20,DD16


TL 2/93


TLR 10/99


DD7,DS5,DS3


M/C @7 wks 3/03, M/C @13 wks

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Registered: 07-19-2006
Mon, 03-16-2009 - 10:44pm

Mattie,


Thanks for the link. Very interesting! I haven't been tested or quizzed about what sort of foods I eat, but I believe I read somewhere that avoiding cold helps TTC because you need to provide a warm environment for the baby.


The part about the green tea was so interesting to me -- the article even said just tea in general. Here I am, sucking down decaf green tea by the bucket-load, thinking it will help CM and it's "warm," etc., etc. and now I read that it's a "cold" food.


I'm such a huge coffee drinker, and I basically have given it up and replaced it with tea (I like my mug o'hot liquids in the morning or when I have a lot of work to do). Now what do I do??? Drink hot water with lemon? Decaf coffee? There's no TCM practioner near me that I know of... wish there was!

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Tue, 03-17-2009 - 12:27am
If you find a tea that has ginger in it (not just ginger flavoring but real ginger) that will naturally give your tea more warm energy. Also cinnamon. Cinnamon warms as well as rosemary. Oolong, but I don't know if they make an oolong that is decaf?








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Registered: 12-06-2008
Thu, 03-19-2009 - 5:10pm

Hi girls,


I found a tea that might be a "warm" tea and it's caffeine-free.

Laurie


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Registered: 05-28-2008
Thu, 03-19-2009 - 5:14pm

Laurie that is a great idea to *warm* up your green tea with Tension Tamer!!


I've been using a tea I found at Whole Foods, which is Green Tea with Goji Berry.



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