The sign of Virgo rules the nervous system and the intestines. The intestines assimilate
food into the body. You tend to have delicate and finely tuned nervous system, which
makes you intuitive and discriminating. Natives of this sign can literally worry
themselves sick. When things go wrong they have a tendency to turn the trouble into
themselves and the problem is instantly reflected in a physical ailment, usually
intestinal. Virgoans possess a fussy digestive system, and suffer from indigestion,
gas pains, ulcers, liver upsets, colitis, and bowel problems. Virgoans tend to worry
about their health & sometimes tend to be hypochondriacs.
Virgo's ruling planet Mercury has dominion over the brain and the nervous system,
it also controls the links between the mind and the functions of the body. Virgoans
have to coddle their sensitive digestive systems. A proper diet is essential to good
health and to keep up energy. In addition, food should not be highly seasoned, spicy,
laden with sauces or gravies, or fried.
Virgo's cell salt is potassium sulphate, which regulates oil in the body, carries
oxygen to cells, and is essential to muscle contraction. This mineral keeps the skin
pores unclogged and ventilated. Lack of potassium sulphate in the diet can cause
dandruff, hair loss, eczema, acne, and dry, flaky skin and hair. A deficiency may
also lead to extreme fatigue and constipation. Foods high in this mineral that Virgoans
need are green leafy vegetables (endive, chicory, romaine), whole wheat and whole
grain breads, wheat germ oil, oats, almonds, cheese, oranges, bananas, lemons, lean
beef and lamb. Healthy foods that are easy to digest are corn bread, yogurt, brown
rice, eggs, and cottage cheese. Melons, apples, pears, and papaya are particularly
good for Virgoans, and lemon juice in your diet will ease skin eruptions and dandruff.
Honey should be used as a sweetener instead of sugar. Herb teas can help soothe upset
stomachs. Virgoans love chocolate which unfortunately does not love them; it causes
upsets of the skin and digestive system. You do not tolerate drugs well, and medicine
should be taken only under a doctor's supervision.
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