In Hilkhot De'ot 3:7 (3:2 in non-Yemenite versions) the Rambam writes:

For example, a person with warm constitution (בשרו חם) should not eat meat or honey...

What exactly is meant by "warm constitution"? How can a person identify if a person has a "warm" constitution or a "cool" one. Is there a modern-day term by which we refer to this condition?

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This is a reference to the 4 humors. A warm constitution I one with a disproportionate amount of blood vs. Phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile.


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