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Posts tagged with ‘Diet & Nutrition’

  • Ayurvedic Ear Oil

    Herbal Ear Oil? It’s A Thing, And You Might Want To Try it

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Chances, you probably think of rice and beans as relatively basic (if not boring!) foods. But if you’re familiar with TCM at all, you’ll probably know that food is medicine. In fact, an entire ancient medical textbook was written about it and outlines the Five Natures and Flavors of Food. The Five Flavor theory doesn’t stop there, though. It also includes something called wu gu, or the Five Grains: Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, White Rice and Beans. So why does all of this matter? Well, each grain is connected to an organ – read on to find out how these grains can help your health.

  • TCM and Aging

    More Than Just A Number: TCM And Aging

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Chances, you probably think of rice and beans as relatively basic (if not boring!) foods. But if you’re familiar with TCM at all, you’ll probably know that food is medicine. In fact, an entire ancient medical textbook was written about it and outlines the Five Natures and Flavors of Food. The Five Flavor theory doesn’t stop there, though. It also includes something called wu gu, or the Five Grains: Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, White Rice and Beans. So why does all of this matter? Well, each grain is connected to an organ – read on to find out how these grains can help your health.

  • Eastern Medicine Recipes

    Soup, Smoothies and Salads, Oh My! 3 Eastern Medicine Detox Recipes

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Chances, you probably think of rice and beans as relatively basic (if not boring!) foods. But if you’re familiar with TCM at all, you’ll probably know that food is medicine. In fact, an entire ancient medical textbook was written about it and outlines the Five Natures and Flavors of Food. The Five Flavor theory doesn’t stop there, though. It also includes something called wu gu, or the Five Grains: Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, White Rice and Beans. So why does all of this matter? Well, each grain is connected to an organ – read on to find out how these grains can help your health.

  • Wu Gu - Chinese Five Grains

    Wu Gu: The Five Chinese Grains and Why You Need To Know About Them

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Chances, you probably think of rice and beans as relatively basic (if not boring!) foods. But if you’re familiar with TCM at all, you’ll probably know that food is medicine. In fact, an entire ancient medical textbook was written about it and outlines the Five Natures and Flavors of Food. The Five Flavor theory doesn’t stop there, though. It also includes something called wu gu, or the Five Grains: Wheat, Brown Rice, Millet, White Rice and Beans. So why does all of this matter? Well, each grain is connected to an organ – read on to find out how these grains can help your health.

  • Summer TCM Recipes - Watermelon & Mint

    3 Cool Herbs For Summer And Delish Recipes To Make With Them

    in Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    It’s getting HOT, kids are out of school, and backyard BBQs are in full swing. That’s right, it’s officially summer. But as temps get higher, you’ll want to balance out that heat with some cooling foods. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), different foods can have one of five different temperatures: hot, warm, neutral, cool, and cold. The goal of TCM is to keep ourselves balanced and in harmony with nature, so it’s a good idea to stock up on cold and cooling foods during the sweltering summer. In TCM, food that has cooling or cold properties is chock-full of Yin energy. That means it’s associated with things like the moon, the earth, women, coldness, darkness, and rest. Foods with yin energy help to get rid of the extra heat and dryness that comes along with during the summer months. Keep cool in the heat of summer with these 3 herbs.

  • Crohns in Eastern Medicine

    How to Control Crohn’s With TCM

    in Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    Did you know that nearly 800,000 Americans struggle with the painful inflammatory bowel disease known as Crohn’s disease? Despite the large number of people with Crohn’s, little is known about it in the western medical world. Researchers and doctors don’t know why it happens, who will get it, or how to manage the symptoms. Though it’s been around for at least 30 years, there still is no cure. Like western medicine, Eastern medicine traditions like Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurveda don’t have a cure for Crohn’s. But these medical practices, sometimes called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) do offer some ways to manage symptoms, ease pain, and encourage remission of this unpleasant chronic disease. Read on to learn more.

  • Virtual Acupuncture

    Virtual Acupuncture Appointment? Here’s Why It Makes More Sense Than You’d Think

    in General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    At a time when nearly everything can be virtual, from concerts to doctor’s appointments, it still might seem far-fetched to schedule a virtual visit to an acupuncturist. After all, the service they’e most well-known for has to be performed in person. That said, virtual acupuncture appointments aren’t as crazy as they sound. In fact, acupuncture is about way more than just needles. So even if you can’t get to your acupuncturist’s office during COVID, there’s no need to worry. You can still get plenty of the benefits from acupuncture without ever leaving your living room. Here’s how.

  • Chilled Cucumber Soup - Summer Eastern Medicine Recipes

    Soups For Summer? It’s More Common Than You Think!

    in General Wellness, Seasonal, TCM / / 0 comments

    You probably associate sipping soup with cold winter days, but soup is a staple for hot weather in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In fact, food in general is a major treatment in TCM. That’s because the foods and beverages we consume can alter our yin, yang, and qi energies, making a big difference in how we feel. When all of our energies are in harmony and we’re in balance with the natural world, we feel healthier and happier. So before you write off summer soups, read on to find out how they can help keep you cool and healthy in the dog days of summer.

  • What Your Breath Says About You in Eastern Medicine

    Bad Breath? Here’s What That Says About You, According to Eastern Medicine

    in Condition Related, General Wellness, TCM / / 0 comments

    Let’s face it – everyone has bad breath at one point or another. But most of the time, it’s because you ate your weight in garlic bread or you forgot to brush your teeth one morning. But when bad breath becomes a daily occurrence and you notice that gum and mouthwash don’t fix the problem, it means something is up. Bad breath, officially known as Halitosis, can be caused by a lot of things. Certain foods, smoking cigarettes, not brushing your teeth well enough, and gum disease can all make your breath stink. In Eastern medicine, bad breath can be much more than just a sign that you need to change your electric toothbrush’s batteries. It can be a sign that something else is going on. Here’s what you need to do to say goodbye to bad breath once and for all.

  • Eastern and Western Medicine Approaches to Gut Issues

    Gut Health Showdown: East Versus West on 3 Common Gut Problems

    in Condition Related, TCM / / 0 comments

    Is your stomach not feeling quite right? Gut problems are notoriously tricky. Often, they can be tough to diagnose, hard to treat, and just plain uncomfortable to have.

    But there’s always more than one way to approach a problem. That’s why we decided to compare Eastern medicine and western medicine when it comes to 3 common gut health issues: acid reflux, constipation, and IBS. Whether you’re coming from an Eastern perspective or a western perspective, this list just might help you find some relief.

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