You can learn a lot about a person by what he does NOT eat.
Digestion - the mechanical and chemical processing of food in the gastrointestinal (digestive) tract - a complex process in which the digestion of food and its absorption by cells. During digestion, food macromolecules are transformed into smaller molecules, in particular, the breakdown of food biopolymers into monomers. This process is carried out with the help of digestive (hydrolytic) enzymes.
After the processing process described above, food is absorbed through the intestinal wall and penetrates into the body fluids (blood and lymph). Thus, the process of digestion is the processing of food and its absorption by the body.
Digestion has features similar to the functioning of the brain, because the brain (or consciousness) processes and digests the intangible impressions of this world (man does not live by bread alone), and the stomach is tangible.
Digestion recycles material impressions of the world.
Digestion is like breathing. Breathing, we absorb the environment, assimilate it, and return what we did not use back.
The same thing happens with digestion, although this process is more closely related to the material level of the body.
Breath is controlled by the element Air, while digestion is subject to the inert element Earth.
Therefore, unlike breathing, there is no strict rhythm, the alternation of absorption and elimination of nutrients loses its clarity and sharpness.
Digestion has features similar to brain function.
Because the brain (or consciousness) processes and digests the non-material impressions of this world (man does not live by bread alone), and the stomach is material.
- introduction to the body of the external world in the form of material impressions;
- the division of these impressions into “useful” and “unhelpful”;
- assimilation of beneficial substances;
- excretion of "useless" substances.
Before getting closer to the problems that may arise during digestion, it is useful to talk a little about the symbolism of nutrition. Much can be learned about a person by what kind of food he prefers and what he does not eat (tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are!) .
For "supposedly" random phenomena in the most familiar processes, it is possible to reveal hidden relationships. A person who wants to eat something concrete, manifests a very specific state. When something “does not suit him”, his antipathy can be interpreted in the same way as the choice of one of the proposed possibilities in psychological testing.
Hunger symbolizes the desire to possess, it expresses a certain greed. The process of eating is the satisfaction of our desire by gaining, acquiring, and saturating.
If a person has a love hunger awakened , which is not adequately satisfied, then it will manifest itself at the body level in the form of love for sweets and delicacies.
Excessive love for sweets and delicacies is always an expression of an unmet need for love. The double meaning of the word "sweet" is clearly manifested in expressions like "you are my sweet."
Love for sweets in children is evidence that they feel a lack of parental love. Parents, having heard this, immediately begin to object that “absolutely everything is done for their children”. But “to love” and “to do everything for them” is not at all the same thing.
If a person eats “something tasty” all the time , it means that he clearly lacks love and attention. You should trust this rule much more than your own estimates.
When parents stuff their children with sweets , they symbolically make it clear that they don’t want to give them their love and therefore try to compensate for its lack at a different level.
People who think and do a lot of mental work , need salty food and good nutrition.
Conservative people prefer smoked meats, they drink strong bitter tea (this is usually food containing tannins).
People who like spicy food are looking for new stimuli and new impressions. They like to receive a call, even if it is difficult to adequately respond to it.
People of the opposite type prefer sparing food - without salt and spices. Such people protect themselves very much and try to do without new impressions. They are afraid of confrontation, do not like to “sort things out”. Fear can bring them to the need to eat cereals, as the stomach begins to hurt badly "on the nerves of the soil." We will talk more about this in more detail.
Porridge is baby food. Passion for adults in cereals clearly indicates a desire for childish immaturity, in which there is no need to distinguish or lay out phenomena into components. They do not even have to bite and chop food (because it looks so aggressive). Such people prefer to just swallow. Others have a dislike for conflicts so much that one day they end up in intensive care, where they are fed intravenously - what’s not a way to solve conflicts at the expense of others?
Fear of swallowing fish bone symbolizes the fear of someone else's aggressiveness. Fear of swallowing the bone - unwillingness to have problems, because you do not want to penetrate into the essence (core) of things.
But there is the opposite group of people who are looking for problems . They need to get into the essence of things at any cost, so they love solid food. Reluctance to live without problems literally strikes the eye.
If dessert is served sweet, they definitely need something else that you can bite. By this they demonstrate their fear of love and tenderness, more precisely, the fear of the difficulties that love brings with it.
From the book Rudiger Dalka "Disease as a path. The meaning and purpose of disease"