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Yin and Yang are the opposite and complementary forces. This statement is not always understood by most people of the West, as shown by my experience. Therefore, I simplified this theory and outlined it in this textbook. According to the depth of your understanding of our philosophy, follow my instructions strictly, completely and without fear. In moments of uncertainty, see how, bypassing them, to reach a safe end. Remember how Professor Herrigel followed the advice of Master Ava. It is less difficult than fasting treatment.
Remember that you should eat as much as you want, and eating should last for as long as you chew food very carefully. You have a right, and you should consider it your duty to strive for health and happiness, but this should be done for yourself, without the help of others. In this you can use only an example that all wild animals show us.
Yin Ian
Trend expansion compression
Position outside inside
Structure space time
Direction increase (up) decrease
Colour Violet red
Temperature coldly hot
Weight light heavy
Carrier water the fire
World of atoms electron proton
Items Potassium is a typical Yin element. Sodium - typical
All elements of the periodic table: Oh, Yang is an element. Yang -
R, Sa, nitrogen, etc. are Yin elements, elements: H, antimony, C,
excluding some members of the Yang group lithium, sodium, magnesium.

Yin Ian
Biology and physiology
Biology vegetables the animals
Agronomy salad cereal
Sexology female male
Nervous system sympathetic parasympathetic
Origin cold season of the year hot season of the year
Movements feminine muscular
Taste sweet, sour, spicy (kerry - spicy salty bitter
spice dish)
Vitamins WITH A, D, K
Area tropics cold countries
Season increases in summer increases in winter

Here is a brief summary of the theory of Yin-Yang:
According to our philosophy, there is nothing in the world outside of Yin and Yang. Speaking the language of our physics. Yin and Yang are centrifugal and quick-striking forces, respectively, centrifugal force is expanding, it brings peace, tranquility, cold and darkness. The centripetal force is compressing and brings sound, action, heat and light.

The following physical phenomena are subject to these two main forces.
What do we eat? What is better: to be a person who eats only fruit, or a vegetarian? Or both bad?
We study this question. Think, think and think carefully. Thinking about it gives understanding, health and well-being.
Right thinking means, in the Yin-Yang language, practical dialectics, the key to the Kingdom of Heaven.
For a person who knows and can balance the forces of Yin and Yang, the world and life is the greatest free university available to man. For a person who knows nothing about Yin and Yang, life is hell on earth.

Macrobiotic table of products: The main order in the table within each category: from Yin to Yang.
The category of necessary food includes only CERTAIN. They can be taken daily and at each meal. They form the basis of the macrobiotic nutrition method.
All other products and drinks of the Yin and Yang groups (in the table) are used in small quantities, occasionally and CAUTION.
For example: although apples are classified in the table as a very Yang group, it is unsafe to use them as often as brown whole rice. The whole fruit category belongs to the VERY YIN group (compare with the CERTAIN category). Therefore, healthy people eat ONLY SMALL NUMBER OF APPLES. For sick people, ALL FRUITS ARE FORBIDDEN.
Food and drinks, such as cereals, vegetables, etc., are arranged in a manner that corresponds to their allowed amount (in% of the total amount of food) and the frequency of their intake. For example, CEREAL ALWAYS is the basis of food. They take the greatest amount - at least 60% of the total amount of food at the reception.
Vegetables are an addition to cereals, they should be smaller, they should be consumed less often. Fish is also consumed in smaller quantities and less often. Products of animal origin, dairy products, fruits and various products listed in the table are consumed in consistently decreasing amounts and very rarely.
All drinks, both Yin and Yang (in the table), are consumed in the smallest quantities of all products and less often. If possible, take only EIGHT OUNDS of fluid for the day as a whole.
There are further recommendations on the choice of products that lie in the center (or near it) between the “very Yin” and “very Yang” groups within each (group) category: many of them are special products for various purposes. This is a fine line that can achieve the highest health and happiness. We cannot specify this line, since Macrobiotic life is not a rigid adherence to a set of rules. Maintaining a balance of health in our daily life depends on the individual adaptability of each and taking into account each of the constantly existing influences of many factors.
This makes happiness and human health a permanent condition of the person.
The climate and the type of human activity influences what and how it feeds (factors such as place of birth, constitution, time of year, as well as many other things, are taken into account by a person as his degree of understanding of order in the Universe grows).
For example, a person living in a cold climate needs products a little more than Yang than is necessary for the inhabitants of the tropics. A field worker can tolerate a little more yin food in the diet compared to working at a desk. Everything is relative and is determined by the individuality itself, since no list of rules is capable of embracing all the differences of one person to another.
The expression “very Yang” should not be understood as a diet based only on meat, just as “more life” does not imply a meal made from fruits and sugar alone. The fact that daily meals are based primarily on cereals is a matter of course.
Yin and Yang - in all. Take rice as an example. First of all, whole brown rice is “more YAN” than polished white rice. However, among other varieties of brown rice, some are more Yin or Yang than others. The final definition depends on at least three factors:
1. How rice was grown
2. In what climate.
3. What is the grain size, shape, water content, shade of color.
What is of paramount importance in achieving a high degree of health and well-being of each person personally:
1. Understanding by studying the law of the Universe, of which everyone is a part.
2. Studying yourself with the goal of the most knowledge about yourself and your reactions to the environment.
3. Think, think and think all the time.

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