Fire Vibration Strategies that Strengthen the Heart and Circulation

This is Part 1 of a two-part blog post.

hawthorn bush with berries

In the Chinese 5 Elements, Fire vibration rules the heart and circulation. On the 5ED NOURISHMENT RANKING SCALE, if Fire vibration is a person’s #1 or #2 most nourishing elemental vibration, then this person would be the most prone to poor circulation. What does this look like? Depending on this person’s activities of daily living, and their diet and emotional/mental habits, it would be much easier for this person to develop accumulative plaque along the walls of the arteries (atherosclerosis). As this takes place over the years, it becomes harder and harder for the heart to pump blood throughout the whole circulatory system.

In general, there isn’t any pain being experienced until it develops into a serious condition for the heart. Having said that, many people continue to live in a state of denial that they need to radically change their diet and activities of daily living. And too, that they need to look at ways of maintaining a more balanced emotional/mental state, such as doing daily exercise or daily meditation. Some positive actions to take in this regard are: yoga, working out at the gym, doing long walks often, zen meditation, etc.


My purpose here is to jolt you into reality about how important the heart and circulation system is, and that you need to take care of your body and your health. You’re the only one who can do it — nobody else is going to do it for you!! You’re never going to hear this from anybody else, but I will relate this experience that I had while attending Swedish massage school back when I was in my mid-twenties (a long time ago!). As part of the curriculum, I had to take Anatomy & Physiology. Our class was blessed to have the most wonderful and amazing teacher! Because he had a great reputation behind him, he also taught A & P for the medical students in the local medical school. He also had the special privilege of teaching these medical students using medical cadavers from the County Morgue. After many years of experience, he got to know the situation for the bodies that he dissected on.

The following is what he related to us in class. Of course, all of the people who died were “pickled” with embalming fluid, and were tagged with what they had died from. He said that if the person that died was a known alcoholic, then he could pinch anywhere on the body, like the arms or legs, and it would sound like “squish, squish”. But, if the body was tagged as having died of heart attack or stroke, then the pinch would sound like “crackle, crackle”. THAT, my friends, was the sound of the plaque in the arteries!!

Each of the elemental vibrations in the Chinese 5 Elements carries a different emotional vibration and mood. Fire vibration foods and drinks tend to promote joy and an up-tempo demeanor. What is an example that demonstrates this? Well, when people attend a big party, they tend to drink alcohol (at least this is how it used to be before these very toxic drugs came on the scene!). When people drink alcohol, they tend to get more giddy and happy. So, this is evidential proof of what I mentioned above. In essence, people who have a low percentage of Fire vibration in their body chemistry may also be more prone to depression. This is not always the case, but most of the time there will be a correlation. For your consideration: instead of taking anti-depressant drugs, may I suggest that you try adding lots of healthy Fire vibration foods, drinks, and remedies to your daily diet? Believe it or not, preparing your daily dishes with raw, pickled, or cooked hot chilies (as opposed to only using your regular condiments/flavorings) will bring forward a noticeable difference of increased physical strength and emotional balance! One very effective, plant-based Fire remedy is St. John’s wort, which safely targets the endocrine system in the brain. I know this remedy works, especially with S.A.D. symptoms in the Fall, because I’ve lived it, and experienced its great results!



What are some strategies that I can take advantage of that would strengthen my heart and circulation, and assist in dissolving any plaque build-up along the artery walls?

wine bottles on the grocery shelf
poblano chilies at the grocery store
  1. You must begin the process of adding more Fire vibration foods into your diet. The chances are great that it will take time to adjust to these new foods. Even something as simple as changing what vegetable oils you cook with, or prepare foods with will make a difference. Also, make sure to purchase the freshest and most natural Fire vibration oils that you can.
  2. I recommend these three Fire vibration foods/remedies that have been proven to assist in dissolving any plaque build-up along the artery walls:
  • A. chili peppers, or hot chilies (arbol (chili de), chili negro | pasilla | chilaca, guajillo | mirasol, habanero, jalapeno, Korean hot | Korean red, mulato, hatch chili | New Mexico chili varieties, poblano, rocoto | manzano, serrano, tabasco, etc.). Hot chilies may be purchased either fresh, dried (seco), canned (jalapenos, chipotles, etc.), or bottled in hot sauce. When I first started out, I found that it was very satisfying to eat these hot chilies fresh, either cut up into a sauce, or simply whole, like you would eat a pickle with your meal. Hint: Wood vibration oils and foods tend to mask some of the hotness, and this makes the experience a bit better! So, when the waiter asks, “Do you like it spicy?” Then, immediately your lover or best friend reaches over and grabs your head, nodding it up and down as if to say, “Yes, I do.”
  • B. red table wine (or white), that has been fermented using old-world, traditional methods. In general, if you have to remove the cork from the bottle, then it will be healthy to drink! Other grain-based alcohols or plant-based alcohols will also work, but make sure that they do not contain petrol-based chemicals or flavorings. The idea here is to drink wine in a medicinal fashion. For example and for your consideration, you may want to have a nice glass of wine before retiring for bed.
    Keep in mind that statistically speaking, the countries that have consistently shown a low percentage of incidence of heart attack and stroke are in Europe — specifically Italy and France, as well as some other European countries. Given that it is traditional to drink wine at the main meals each day, this is most likely the reason why.
  • C. hawthorn tree (Crataegus spp. | C. monogyna | C. oxyacantha | C. laevigata). Preparation: berries, dried and powdered, either made into a tincture or encapsulated. There have been past research studies done that conclusively show that hawthorn berries assist in strengthening the heart and with dissolving plaque build-up along the artery walls. The most notable research studies were done in the 1960s and 1970s.
  1. Swedish massage. The upper-most goal with Swedish massage is to mechanically force the movement of stagnant blood, starting from the outer-most limbs and going toward the direction of the heart using hand pressure. This movement of the blood toward the heart and lungs will allow the blood to re-oxygenate. It is kind of like squeezing a tube of toothpaste in order to get it to flow in the direction that you want it to.
  2. Doing any kind of exercise that gets the heart pumping, thereby increasing blood flow and circulation throughout the whole vascular system. If you are on the computer all day at work, then employ strategies to even overcome this kind of “limitation”, like doing exercises at your desk, or doing some type of exercise after work that keeps your body moving!

I never promised that making these radical changes to your diet and daily routines would be easy, right? Simple? Yes … but not necessarily easy. But then again, we can all agree that life can have quite a few challenges. THERE’S A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: after a few months of switching over to eating these very nourishing foods, you will begin to not only like these more nourishing foods, but you will begin to look forward to eating them! Somehow, your body knows that these new foods are more healthy, and all parts of you will move into a place of cooperation with eating them. You will have adapted — you will have grown accustomed to the new, healthy diet!

And too, this process of strengthening the heart and the circulatory system does not happen overnight. It took years for our arteries to get clogged up, so it may take some time to unclog them! While detoxifying, please consider taking alkaline-forming mineral supplements (calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and chromium [but not iron]). This will help to insure that your internal body system maintains at least a slightly alkaline environment, which will help with the elimination of toxins.

Keywords to live by: steadiness, steadfastness. Practice inner discipline, focus and courage. We must strive to get beyond our addictive foods and comfort foods.


This person doesn’t need to be concerned about poor circulation. Why? Because this person’s body chemistry already has a high percentage of Fire vibration, and this factor alone will offset the chances of him or her being prone to poor circulation. In fact, these people may easily have exemplary heart and circulatory system health! But, that does not mean that this person is invincible health-wise, because there will be OTHER organs or body systems that will be weak. So, the challenge for this person is to find out what those are, and to change their diet so that those other organs or body systems are being nourished.

In service and in stewardship to our land and our food,

Michael Colors,
Alternative Health Consultant and Diet Coach

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Michael Colors

Michael Colors serves as an Alternative Health Consultant and Diet Coach, and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (management of insect pests, plant diseases, and weeds affecting crops and orchards). He also has a Master of Spiritual Science degree (similar to a Master of Divinity degree). Michael has mastered, as a daily practice over many years, the art and discipline of muscle testing, which is a form of dowsing. He teaches his clients how to self-muscle test, and guides them through the process, so that they can get this experience at a deeper level and know that it works!

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