View Full Version : I hate addictions but........
05-18-2010, 09:05 PM
I LOVE cacao ;)
i have to admit though i am a little concerned. i don't eat a lot of cacao in fall and winter but spring and summer i get rolling with it and i have to admit i am having flashbacks of when i quit coffee.......noticing i am cranky for no reason etc and then having cacao and feeling ecstatic and back on track......
any thoughts ??
05-18-2010, 09:22 PM
gj good to see you around :)
ps - theres worse things to be addicted to ;)
05-18-2010, 09:23 PM
I second the motion
05-18-2010, 11:44 PM
If you're noticing issues, definitely cut back on it. Your body is basically telling you when something isn't working.
05-19-2010, 01:36 AM
Crankiness can also be a symptom of dehydration..... are you drinking enough water with all that cacao? :)
05-19-2010, 07:46 AM
Unless you suspect that your cravings for cacao are for emotional reasons and at the expense of excluding other healthy foods, I wouldn't worry about it. Not uncommon for tastes and food preferences to change with the seasons. Once the warmer weather arrives, I generally forgo nut based dishes and thrive on smoothies, salads, and any fruit that is in season. Ahhh, the feelings I get once I bite into that first of the season organic peach - they really are euphoric!
BTW, I get a little cranky too when I don't get my morning gs and/or get a chance to eat during the course of an extremely busy day. Think it's my body's way of telling me that I need to replenish it.
05-19-2010, 08:02 AM
I get cravings for greens, and if I don't have them for a couple of days I get a little spangy in the head, but once I have them on back on track. Is this an addiction? Addictions to food for me are a relative thing. Unless the food is things like cooked carbs, meat or cheese.
If you feel like your cacao consumption is an addiction, cut down or get rid of it. If you think it's ok, don't worry about it too much. :)
05-19-2010, 01:03 PM
The thing is that I can feel the "switch" it's like an endorphin release or something when i imbibe ;) It's not such a major problem except that I don't like feeling that something external has that much impact/control over my experience
I will say this for all of the herbalists and energetic loves out there. I have started mixing my cacao with other herbs to try to get the best out of it's medicine without the harmful side-effects.
One that is common to some people here is Fo-ti or he shou wu. It is a chinese herb for the kidneys.
Cacao is definitely a heart herb. Pure fire/expansion
Balancing the heart fire with kidney water has brought an amazing change to the experience of cacao actually. Not the manic hyper high or frenzy, still expanding......but more sustainable.
I have done this experiment twice.....I will keep working with it and let y'all know.
HI M.R. :D
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