Cause Bad liver/gall bladder
Recommendation Citric acid (to be digested mixed with sugar in water), over-fermented kimchi, plum, apple, etc.
Caution Not recommended for a person with a bad stomach.
#2 When to eat bitter food
Cause Bad heart
Recommendation Grapefruit, artemisia capillaries, motherwort, mild-tasting chili, etc.
#3 When to eat sweet food
Cause Bad spleen/stomach
Recommendation Organic raw sugar, sweet-tasting fruits except for oriental melon, etc.
Caution Not recommended for a bad kidney/bladder.
#4 When to eat spicy food
Cause Bad lungs/large intestines
Recommendation Brown rice, spicy chili, hot pepper paste, etc.
Caution Not recommended for bad liver
Cause Bad kidney/bladder
Recommendation Bamboo salt, bay salt, thick Korea soy sauce made with bay salt, soybean paste made with bay salt, etc.
Caution Not recommended for a bad heart
#6 When to eat astringent food
Symptoms Being restless and anxious, sweaty hands, habitual biting of nails, symptoms of psychological causes like paranoia.
Cause Pericardium/San Jiao
Recommendation Tomato, unmatured persimmon, corn powder, astringent potato, etc.
Written by Lee Jang-Hun, a Naturopathic Medicine Practitioner
Edited by Kim Jung-Ah