I received my books from Amazon that I talked about a few posts ago. They are
even better in paperback than the hardcover I checked out of the library. (I am
such a sucker for brightly colored photos and easy to read text!) I just
started skipping through and found a fascinating article about foods we eat
having "contractive" and "expanding" properties. Certain expansive conditions
like sugar cravings and addictions can be treated with contractive foods. Isn't
The contractive food the article raved about was Umeboshi Plum Paste.
The article reads: "This remarkable paste is made from a species of apricot
and is used as a food and medicine in China, Japan and Korea. Umeboshi
Plums are basically pickled plums. They are highly valued for their anti-
bacterial properties and as a digestive aid. Their powerful acidity has an
alkalinizing effect on the body, neutralizing fatigue, stimulating the digestion
and promoting elimination of toxins. Perhaps their most remarkable
feature is their ability to dampen your desire for sugar! So get yourself a
jar and the next time you have a serious sugar craving just dip your little
finger in the jar, lick it off and see how fast it goes away."
I am headed to my health food store tomorrow a.m. and see if they have
this stuff! I may have to order it, but either way I'll let you know what I think...