Oysters— my favorite little sea treasures. 🐚👑🌊 In Chinese medicine, we use the crushed shells known as, Mu Li, to settle and calm the spirit. I think of oyster shells as a beautiful substance that can sedate and ground us. Mu Li can soothe the nerves and treat symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, insomnia and migraines. They also subdue liver yang to treat dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus and bad temper including anger or irritability. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Eating raw oysters themselves is very nourishing to the body as they are considered an organ meat.
Oysters nourish the blood; they provide our bodies with a flood of minerals from the earth needed for nourishment. They contain more zinc per serving than any other food, this immensely revitalizes the immune system, acts as an antioxidant and helps to reduce inflammation. Oysters are also an excellent source of calcium, help to detox the liver, nourish the skin and act as an aphrodisiac. 😍
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ancient Chinese physicians believed that, like plants moving their resources deep into the earth during the dark winter months, our body’s energy also moves into its deepest parts to rejuvenate tissues such as bones and marrow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Organ meats are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, they are packed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids which help to fortify the function of our own organs and boost their repair. They are also known as the quickest way to build the blood. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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