Food and Numbers

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time at all, you know I usually write from my heart. Today, started no differently. Every time I sat down to write I found myself thinking about numbers and not food. After trying to focus on food, cooking, and the principles of Zen for several hours, I ultimately wound up back at numbers. Seeking inspiration, I pulled out one of my favorite cookbooks and randomly opened a page, which talked about the three basics of soup making. So here I was ultimately back at numbers again.

So just for fun, I thought I would type in numerology and food, not expecting to find anything. However, as always, I was surprised. It seems that there is a slowly emerging body of literature, which takes into consideration the relationship between numerology and food. Many of which are non-toxic and in most people’s kitchens. Interestingly, the foods, which are good for me, are ones that for the most part I crave (with the exception of cabbage and cucumbers); one of the other things I learned was that I was to avoid repressed moods and emotions. When I read that I had to laugh as that is when I tend to eat things, which are not good for (and I don’t need a list to tell me what those are).

So I thought for fun and interest, I would share this list with you this week and you can learn your number just by the day you are born and what foods are good for you. Now I know why my wife tends to avoid spicy foods; it is related to her number, not just her taste buds.


For those born on the 1st, 10th, 19th, or 28th, the fol­lowing herbs and fruits are good: bay leaves, oranges, lemons, apples, figs, raisins, grapefruit, barley, borage, ginger, chamomile, nutmeg, spinach, cloves, and honey. Avoid oily, fatty foods whenever possible.


If you were born on the 2nd, 11th, 20th, or 29th, the following foods are for you: lettuce, plenty of fresh water, melons of all kinds, cucumbers, cabbage, asparagus, prunes, okra, carrots, apples, turnips, kale, lemons, cau­liflower, strawberries, linseed, endive. Avoid hot, spicy foods in your diet.


Born on the 3rd, 12th, 21st, or 30th, include some of the following in your diet: borage, cherries, parsnips, grapes, sage, parsley, peaches, celery, beets, nutmeg, comfrey, saffron, olives, rhubarb, almonds, mint, hazelnuts, and wheat products of all kinds. Avoid overstrained nerves and overwork.


Born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd, or 31st, the following are for you: Solomon's seal, coconut, wintergreen, pilewort, romaine, lima beans, bananas, okra, lentils, marigold, spinach, and medlars. Your state of mind is your best medicine. You tend to be receptive to cures administered through the use of electrical treatments, hypnosis, and mental suggestion. Avoid highly seasoned foods.


If you were born on the 5th, 14th, or 23rd, include the following for a natural balance: carrots, nuts of all kinds, parsnips, cloves, mace, hops, ginseng, peas, parsley, oats in all forms, thyme, caraway seeds, apricots, hyssop, string beans, rye products in all forms, cherries, buckwheat, and cranberries. Rest and relaxation is your best medicine. Get plenty of sleep.


Those born on the 6th, 15th, or 24th should include the following in their diet: beans of all kinds, rose leaves, pears, apricots, almonds, cherries, dates, raspberries, mel­ons, radishes, brussels sprouts, squash, walnuts, vervain, and limes. Avoid rich, fattening foods.


Born on the 7th, 16th, or 25th, you should include: plenty of fresh water, fruit juices of all kinds, cabbage, lettuce, cucumbers, celery, chicory, hops, sorrel, endive, oats, honey, prunes, pineapples, dates, onions, watercress, and linseed. Avoid repressed emotions and moods.


If you were born on the 8th, 17th, or 26th, select the following for your diet: spinach, angelica, wild carrots, celery, marshmallow, Solomon's seal, turnips, savory, figs, blessed (holy) thistle, psyllium seeds, dates, and rag­wort. Try to have one meatless meal per week. Avoid feelings of intense loneliness.


Born on the 9th, 18th, or 27th, take the following: garlic, peppers, onions, radishes, tomatoes, nettle juice, hops, rhubarb, leeks, danewort, apricots, apples, eggplant, mustard greens, mustard, and relish. Avoid rich foods and watch alcohol consumption.