If you have not read the first two parts of this series then please read them before reading this part.
The first article explained how cold behaves in general and how it affects the body. The second one showed you how to recognize if your internal systems are too cold and the type of ailments that can manifest from this.
This last article will explain how a cold energy-less system may come about and what you can do to reverse or prevent it.
So here they are, the common ways a cold unproductive system may develop in your body ...
The first is from too much exercise. Any intense sport, activity and exercise such as running and aerobics initially start to generate energy and therefore heat as you begin them. But when carried out too intensely or for too long, this energy is often used up.
Over a period of time, as your internal energy is squandered, you will begin to find that your body is slowly becoming cooler, and more tired and drained.
Exercise is a controversial topic in Eastern Medicine as it takes a very different view than the general opinion being pushed by Western Medicine. In the West they often push a false belief that the more exercise you do the better it is for you.
In the East they are big fans of exercise, but it is moderate exercises that are recommended, not ones that wear you out. Often it is even very slow exercises like Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Yoga which actually encourage and cultivate the energy in your body.
I will write an article explaining the vast differences between Eastern and Western exercise in the future. What I am sure you will be surprised by, is the overwhelming amount of Western science and studies that now clearly support the Eastern approach and do not support the current Western way.
For the moment, particularly if you have a cold system, I recommend you avoid intense exercises and instead limit yourself to more moderate workout sessions.
2) Eating too many vegetables, (other than the heat creating pungent ones like peppers and onions), can make your body cold.
See this related article for full details --- "How Foods Can Create Cold In Your Body ..."
If you have cold in your system, then the addition of small amounts of spices such as garlic, ginger and turmeric to your meals can be helpful in reheating your system back up.
3) Too much dieting, detoxing and the ingestion of bitter herbs, fruits and juices can flush the energy and heat out of you. Although they are great for ridding fat and toxins from the body, in excess they can weaken, deplete and damage you.
See this article for full details --- "How To Use Simple Foods To Really Detox ..."
So simply avoid them; or when having a salad or sandwich, at least have a hot drink such as red, green or peppermint tea with it.
See this article for further details --- "How Cold Food Can Make You Overweight, Tired And Sick ..."
5) Emotions such as sadness, grief and fear can all deplete your energy. They also steal it from organs like your kidneys, heart, lungs and digestion. By weakening these organs you will cause a further decrease in energy which can make the body tired and cold.
So avoid stress when you can; and when you can’t, then learn how to deal with and overcome stressful emotions through corrected thinking methods. Stay tuned to this blog, as there will be plenty of great advice on how to accomplish this in future articles.
6) Exposure to cold living or working conditions and the weather also drains the power out of your system. Cold can slowly creep into your body and deprive the organs of their hot energy and the strength they need to keep themselves functioning and to keep you healthy.
So wrap up well, keep yourself warm in winter or in a cold environment. This simple advice will keep energy levels high in your body, where you need them; rather than letting your energy seep away to the outside. So do the obvious things like wearing a hat, scarf and gloves; and even wearing old fashioned vests and long johns under your clothes.
So that brings are series of the effects of cold on the body to an end.
Remember, to stay healthy you don't want your body to overheated nor to be too cool. In these states, weaknesses and illness can arise. Instead, a balanced system in the middle, is where the body can be most productive and be in the peak of health.