Blue stripe on monastics robes

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Malcolm wrote:
Bristollad wrote:For instance, one Geshe I know does not normally eat after the midday meal (this is in keeping with vinaya)
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If you look at the west, millions and millions of people are on Prilosec and so on. The reason is very simple. They eat the wrong combinations of food in the wrong amounts at the wrong times.
that is one reason.....
but many western physicians doubt that f.e. the helicobacter pylori comes from eating at evening....
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lelopa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Bristollad wrote:For instance, one Geshe I know does not normally eat after the midday meal (this is in keeping with vinaya)
................
............

If you look at the west, millions and millions of people are on Prilosec and so on. The reason is very simple. They eat the wrong combinations of food in the wrong amounts at the wrong times.
that is one reason.....
but many western physicians doubt that f.e. the helicobacter pylori comes from eating at evening....
I treat many people for digestive disorders, one in 10 has H. pylori. The rest have terrible eating habits.
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Malcolm wrote:
lelopa wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
................
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If you look at the west, millions and millions of people are on Prilosec and so on. The reason is very simple. They eat the wrong combinations of food in the wrong amounts at the wrong times.
that is one reason.....
but many western physicians doubt that f.e. the helicobacter pylori comes from eating at evening....
I treat many people for digestive disorders, one in 10 has H. pylori. The rest have terrible eating habits.
Malcolm, you said the following: "At midday our metabolic heat is strongest because the sun is high in the sky. When we eat in the evening, it is harder for us to digest meals."

In general, how is it for those of us who live where the winters are very long, and where sunlight is more or less absent?
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Norwegian wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
lelopa wrote:
that is one reason.....
but many western physicians doubt that f.e. the helicobacter pylori comes from eating at evening....
I treat many people for digestive disorders, one in 10 has H. pylori. The rest have terrible eating habits.
Malcolm, you said the following: "At midday our metabolic heat is strongest because the sun is high in the sky. When we eat in the evening, it is harder for us to digest meals."

In general, how is it for those of us who live where the winters are very long, and where sunlight is more or less absent?
The principle still applies, eat most when the sun is strongest.
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Malcolm wrote:
Norwegian wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
I treat many people for digestive disorders, one in 10 has H. pylori. The rest have terrible eating habits.
Malcolm, you said the following: "At midday our metabolic heat is strongest because the sun is high in the sky. When we eat in the evening, it is harder for us to digest meals."

In general, how is it for those of us who live where the winters are very long, and where sunlight is more or less absent?
The principle still applies, eat most when the sun is strongest.
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Malcolm wrote:
Norwegian wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
I treat many people for digestive disorders, one in 10 has H. pylori. The rest have terrible eating habits.
Malcolm, you said the following: "At midday our metabolic heat is strongest because the sun is high in the sky. When we eat in the evening, it is harder for us to digest meals."

In general, how is it for those of us who live where the winters are very long, and where sunlight is more or less absent?
The principle still applies, eat most when the sun is strongest.
Hi Loppon,

Does the same apply to animals, like cats and dogs?

Thanks :namaste:
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The other problem with eating late is that you tend to go to sleep with a full stomach and because many of the body's functions tend to slow down during sleep (as it focuses on regeneration) digestion slows down too. The horizontal position of body during sleep and the relaxation of muscles (including the lower esoephageal sphincter) also facilitate gastric reflux.
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Grigoris wrote:The other problem with eating late is that you tend to go to sleep with a full stomach and because many of the body's functions tend to slow down during sleep (as it focuses on regeneration) digestion slows down too. The horizontal position of body during sleep and the relaxation of muscles (including the lower esoephageal sphincter) also facilitate gastric reflux.
Totally! I feel like garbage whenever I eat in the middle of the night. I used to have a bad habit of that last year which I have hopefully kicked in 2017.
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