My mother had always cautioned my sisters and I about not eating any vegetables during our post-natal period because vegetables are ‘cooling’. However, we have modernised and we did eat certain vegetables. All the while, I never really believe this thing call ‘cooling’ and ‘heaty’.
However, I have to finally believe that there is some truth in old folks’ myths. Last few weeks, I had a very bad chest infection and no matter what I do, it just refused to budge. I am highly allergic to anti-biotics and can only take one very strong antibiotics. So, after taking all the Western and Chinese cough syrups and not seeing any results, I decided I have enough. I can’t sleep, got no voice, suffered from really bad cough and had thick green phlegm which indicates it is ‘cooling’ type of infection.
I told myself I am not getting enough protein to heal myself. Protein is very important for healing. So, I went back to eating meat again. True enough, I recovered really fast after that. Today, my voice is back to normal and I haven’t have those racking coughs for several nights already.
While my children were having Barbee Burger (homemade pork burger), I had to satisfy my cravings with vegetarian lamb burger. The above burger does look good but it is made of soya beans.
All the soya beans gave me winds in the stomach too. Now, I am back to eating meat, prawns, fishes and I have mood for cooking again.
So, yeah, this year, I dropped out of vegetarian fasting due to health reason. No big deal because it is not a compulsory thing where my faith is concerned.