Diet and Nutrition

Dietary therapy provides a powerful tool for correcting disharmonies and is used in conjunction with acupuncture, herbal therapy and Qi Gong to restore a state of balance. Generally, diet therapy can help sedate Excess, tonify Deficiencies, cool off Heat problems, warm up Cold problems, moisten dry problems and dry up Excess Dampness. Symptoms describe what you feel when you are not well. Signs are the manifestations of disharmony that guide Chinese medicine practitioners when identifying and diagnosing particular imbalances.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each food has a particular taste, which acts on a specific organ. For example, naturally sweet foods benefit the spleen. A food also has an energetic action, that is it may strengthen or move Qi or blood. Knowing the action, taste and
temperature of foods, a practitioner may recommend the use or exclusion of certain foods in specific conditions.

Food can be considered the medicinal herbs that we take three times a day. Being aware of what we eat can help to maintain internal balance and prevent disease on a daily.

In today’s society, there are 3 major culprits contributing to the disintegration of our health:

  1. The depletion and demineralization of America’s topsoil; the contamination of produce by excessive use of pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides; the chemicalization of food through over-processing, enriching and preserving; and the contamination of water from pesticide runoff and fluoridation.
  2. Synthetic vitamins taken as supplements
  3. Low-fat, low-protein, high-carbohydrate diets.

Foods are not what they once were. Despite its appearance, today’s “fresh” produce is far less nutritious. The Western diet is comprised mostly of processed and refined foods.

The natural whole food complexes that Mother Nature created are perfectly balanced to work with human physiology and to correct a vast number of disorders. The supplements we recommend are organic whole food supplements, as these are the only supplements the body biochemically recognizes and can fully utilize.