i tried searching eastern medicine and chinese medicine but did not find anything.
anyhow, here goes.
being of asian descent, i grew up with eastern medicine and regularly seek its remedies and insight. recently i was told by my eastern medicine doctor (emdr) that i had a hot body type. with that, i should focus on cold and neutral foods. wouldnt you know, beef/chicken is a hot food and he said that i should avoid it as it would cause my body to spike in blood pressure as well as temperature. it would also in the long run cause high cholesterol for me. he recommended that i stay with cold and neutral foods such as seafood, pork, vegetables. even before he told me this, (and since being on paleo for a month), i noticed that every time i eat a hot food, i felt a rise in temperature to a point where it was very uncomfortable. i would actually start to sweat.
i can understand my mind playing tricks on me if i had gone to him first and then noticed a body change. but i was pretty shocked that he was spot on as to how the hot foods would affect me.
i want to eat high quality beef for its benefits and taste but i am now concerned by his findings. i dont mind being sweaty but i dont want it to impact my health in a negative way.
now i know paleo eating pre-dates even 5000 years of eastern medicine ;P but has anyone gone to an emdr and found out their body type? has it impacted your paleo lifestyle? any guidance/advice would be appreciated.