The sign of Taurus rules the throat and the neck, which includes the vocal chords, tonsils and palate. Many natives of this sign have long, expressive necks and women of this sign have lovely skin around the throat and collarbone area. Both sexes are known for their melodious speaking voices and many are fine singers. Taurus’s taste buds are keen, and you thoroughly enjoy good food. You may have a tendency to put on weight, as you get older.

Taureans are particularly vulnerable to colds, coughs, sore throats, laryngitis, swollen glands, stiff necks, and to minor injuries around the neck. When you get physically tired or overtense, you tend to get coughs and stiff necks. You may go through life with a semi-permanent “crick” in your neck. Taurus also rules the thyroid gland, which can cause serious weight problems if it is malfunctioning. In addition, Taurus’s ruling planet Venus has an effect on the parathyroids, which control the calcium level in the body. Traditionally, Venus also rules the throat, kidneys, and lumbar region.

It is very important to maintain a diet low in starch, fat, and sugar, because so many Taurean’s have to fight the battle of the bulge. You tend to eat fattening foods, to be sluggish and indolent, and to dislike exercise. You may suffer from puffy eyes and jowls, and your face is apt to get heavier as time goes by. Moderate exercise and good diet should be a strict discipline in every Taurean’s life.

Taurus’s cell salt is sulphate of sodium, a mineral that controls the amount of water in the system. It is present in the liver, pancreas, and the hormones of the kidneys. An imbalance of this mineral in the body can cause bloating, symptoms of congestion around the thyroid gland, and a feeling of being waterlogged.

Some foods that contain this mineral are asparagus, beets, cauliflower, horseradish, Swiss chard, spinach, cucumber, onions, pumpkin, raw nuts and cranberries. Celery can help you to clear your system after over indulgence. You should also drink plenty of water to help keep your system flushed out.

Carbohydrates have a way of turning into fat in a Taurean’s body, and should be avoided. Heavy, rich foods are also a no-no. To keep the thyroid functioning at its best, Taureans should eat food with natural iodine, such as fish and seafood. Other foods that will help keep you healthy are eggs, liver, kidney beans, wheat germ, fresh fruit and green salads.

Diet Personality
A sensible diet plan suits most Taurean dieters. They are not attracted to fad diets. Typical Taureans will not lose weight fast as they have a slow metabolism and dislike exercise. Taureans are methodical, so following a diet plan comes easy to them. Their enormous patience ensures that they stick with their weight loss program and lose fat even if their weight loss is slow.

Diet Strengths
Weight loss for Taureans is slow but certain! They do not like risk so they choose a sensible diet plan. Taureans are steady and methodical so find it easy to follow a good weight loss program. Their main strength, which many other dieters lack, is their patience. They will stick with their diet and exercise program no matter how long it takes them to lose weight.

Diet Weaknesses
Sometimes however, Taurean dieters dislike of change can make it difficult for them to change to a healthy diet and exercise program. Taurean obesity is the result of a combination of things – a sweet tooth, a slow metabolism, a love of rich food and wine and a self-indulgent streak! Even worse, Taureans dislike exercise.

Weight Loss Prospects
Weight loss prospects for Taurean dieters are excellent if they overcome their dislike of change. A weight loss diet that is too experimental is not for the steady Taurean. They do not expect to lose weight fast and their patience means they are happy with a steady but regular fat loss. Despite their slow metabolism, Taureans love of order and cooking skills make long-term weight control possible.