I was just wondering if someone could help me out with this nutritional/energetic theory:
Grains are generally neutral (or close) in thermal nature and seem to be used a fair bit for their ability to build and support, yin fluids in particular. I’m fairly sure this nourishing yin aspect is present because grains are (I think) the foods closest to Earth, physically and energetically, which is a yin phenomenon - speaking from the Yellow Emperor’s Classic. So being more yin from that perspective and because of the nature of carbohydrates, I’ve assumed that grains and other carbohydrates settle in lower parts of the body (from the lower abdomen down), factoring in my own physical experience after dietary changes.
If it is true that as a more Earthy and therefore yin substance carbohydrates (grains in particular) settle lower in the body as ‘turbid’ matter (yin as opposed to ‘clear’ qi which is yang), does that mean that where they settle could be influenced by their combination with pungent foods like ginger or similar?
Thanks in advance for any thoughts anyone has about this