Re: Misogi - The diet part
Having reread chris's post... I think it's a valid point that was raised. Just becaue it's natural doesn't mean it's good.
The ying and yang view of things also get you to look at food sources from a bigger perspective. And through it's application, the search for balance.
But if you take an even greater step back..don't you wonder why there is such an abundance of variety of foodstuff in this world?
Imagine you lived in a world where there was only chicken for meat, bananas for fruit, spinach for veg and rice for carbs... Won't that be something.
The human body, theoretically doesn't need much to survive. Get all the vitamins and minerals in place and you'll live a fairly long and healthy life. Yet such variety exists.
Therefore I'd like to conclude that variety exists because men in himself is varied. One persons meat, another's poison... You could say.
In the end it boils down to us listening to our inner self to find the best food for our body.