Tag Archives: diet

Tag Archives: diet

5 Element Diet Series – Flavors

As covered in Part 1, each of the 5 elements (wuxing) are correlated to a flavor. What’s important here is that yes, you enjoy your food so you can “nourish life” (yang sheng), but also that you get a steady mix. Too much sweet fattens and rottens. too much salt dries the blood. Too much […]

5 Element Diet Series – part 1

In a previous post, we discussed the OWNERS and HEALTH acronyms. Under N, we discussed briefly the concept of a “5 Element Diet” Fire – Heart/Small Intestine – Spicy – Red Earth – Spleen/Stomach – Sweet – Yellow & Orange Metal – Lung/Colon – Bitter – White & Gray Water – Kidney/bladder – Salty – […]

Balance in TCM series – part 4: Diet

With COVID, the good news is that we have not had a huge number of people asking about fad diets and get-slim-quick schemes. The bad news: people are coming in for pain, depression, and anxiety so much that they are not coming in for weight gain, obesity, and diet. Why? People are overwhelmed (see part […]