Updated: May 14
This is the last of the main types (there's so much more!) of energetics... Cool!
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The cooling energy is the refreshing and chilling feeling you get when chewing on fresh peppermint or the relief of rubbing aloe vera on a sunburn.
Feeding cooling proteins doesn't literally mean that it will bring down the body temperature but the energy and sensation of the body.
The cooling energetic moves the body's energy downwards. According to TCM, cooling energy nourishes the yin and is most suitable for those suffering from excess and heat. This means cool foods are best suited for warm or hot-spirited animals.
The classification of cooling energy generally comes from less motion. For example, a chicken will hold more heat (movement) than a lamb, and a lamb will hold more than a cow. In addition, land animals are usually classified as warming from their dry environment, while water animals are mostly cooling.
Animals with cooling energies generally are always seeking heat, which means they love to be bundled up! They also can be timid, and a bit shy, and become sluggish in the cooler months.
Stormy is definitely a cooler energetic dog as she loves to sunbathe, no matter the temperature, and tends to slow down in the winter. Therefore, she eats warmer energetic foods such as lamb, venison, and elk during the cooler time of year.
Foods With Cooling Energy
*Not all foods on this list are suitable for feeding. This is just a compiled list of foods with cooling energy.
How Do You Know If My Dog Is A Cool Energy?
Nutrition and especially energetics are not a "one-size-fits-all" approach. But, there are a few general signs that an animal is a cool energy, such as...
Constantly seeking warmth (sunbathing, loves to be covered in blankets, etc.)
Sluggishness in cold weather
One of the most important things to take away from energetics is that everything is connected. Hot energy could not live without cold energy and vise versa. Food and nutrition are all intertwined more deeply than we can ever imagine, which puts into perspective how much more we have to learn about Mother Nature's masterpiece.
“Food and medicine are not two different things; they are the front and back of one body.”– Masanobu Fukuoka.
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