What Your Tongue says About Your Health


I was watching “You Are What You Eat” on the W Network today while walking on the treadmill.  If you’ve never seen this show, it’s a UK show where a doctor takes an overweight person, goes through what they eat in a week, checks them out physically and overhauls their diet.  She checks their tongue, eyes, skin, poop (Yep!) and blood. 

I was curious about what my tongue said about me.  Answer yes or no to the following and click here for the interpretation:

  1. Does your tongue have a line down the middle?
  2. Does you tongue have teeth marks round the side?
  3. Does you tongue have a bright red tip?
  4. Is your tongue sore?
  5. Does you tongue appear dotted all over?

I have teeth marks around the side which means a weak spleen.  I do feel tired but I thought because I’m so active.  I had mono a few years ago as well.  So what to eat? Aduki bean soup beetroot, celery, fennel, dill, chicken, garlic, kidney beans, parsley, pumpkins and turnips.  Click here for more on what your tongue says about your health.

Aduki Bean Stew, from Kake’s (Vegan) Cookery Site, serves 3

  • 125g (4oz) aduki beans, soaked and cooked (save the cooking liquid, 40-60min to cook)
  • soya margarine to saute
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed
  • 1 medium leek, washed, halved lengthways and sliced thickly
  • 1 large carrot, cut into long julienne strips
  • 250g (8oz) mushrooms, cut into chunks unless very small
  • 1 Tbsp sweet paprika
  • 2 Tbsp wholemeal (wholewheat) flour
  • chilli sauce (eg Encona or Tabasco) to taste
  • 1 tsp dark vegetable stock powder
  • 1 Tbsp good soy sauce (eg Kikkoman)
  • 1 Tbsp tomato puree (paste)
  • 1 x 400g (14oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • To finish: freshly-ground black pepper and chopped fresh parsley to taste

Saute the onion in the margarine until softened and starting to brown. Add the garlic, leek, carrot and mushrooms, and cook for another 5 minutes, until starting to soften. Mix in the paprika and flour and stir for another minute or so. Add the remaining ingredients, including the cooked aduki beans, plus enough reserved bean cooking liquid to half-cover the ingredients.

Stir well, cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding more cooking liquid if it gets too dry. Season with black pepper and parsley and serve with mashed potatoes, crusty bread, rice or couscous.

July 31, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Diet, Fast Food, Interesting Articles, Recipes, Weight Loss Tips, WTF!?. 2 comments.

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