Dominant Temperament: Phlegmatic
Based on your answers your dominant temperament is Phlegmatic (also known as Balgham). People with a dominant phlegmatic temperament tend to be “Cold and Moist”. Usually of short stature with some having a tendency to gain weight. Their complexion is white and pale, and the skin is usually smooth and cold to the touch. Digestion and appetite tends to be one of the phlegmatic type’s weaker areas, and they often prefer sitting still rather than being too physically active.
As your temperament is cold and moist, the general dietary recommendation is to eat more hot and dry foods, and less cold and moist foods. The following is a list of “hot” and “dry” foods:
Meat and dairy: Lamb meat, boiled eggs with black pepper or cinnamon. Wild tuna or any river fish such as trout and carp. Smaller birds such as game.
Vegetables: Cabbage, Cauliflower, Turnips, Asparagus, Carrots, Celery, Radish, Peas
Fruit: sweet apples, sweet grapes, sweet pomegranate, pears
Grains and lentils: Flax seed, Walnuts, Dates, Hazelnut, Figs, Pistachio
Foods to avoid Avoid milk and milk products. Banana’s, Cucumber, Aubergine, Pumpkin, Squash, lettuce
Remember no one person is ever one temperament and they tend to have a major and minor temperament (e.g. Phlegmatic and Blood). To find out your exact temperament book an appointment with me for a detailed analysis and complete diet suggestions to optimise your health.