Asian Diet Therapy
Increase Energy and Lose Weight with Chinese Dietary Therapy
Chinese Dietary Therapy is based on the energetic principles to encourage balance within the body, free disease, and uplift energy through a diet that mirrors the constitution of each patient. Asian Dietary Therapy is a complex practice that identifies and treats the underlying patterns of imbalance. The key to creating an optimal diet and a lifestyle change that will stick is through dietary therapy that factors in the conditions that patients suffer from, rate of their metabolism, climate they live in, their current state of emotional and physical health and well-being, and family history of illness and good health.
Furthermore, as individuals we all have different health patterns. Some patients are blessed with good health and minimal illness where others suffer from illness frequently.
These are all factors I consider when creating a change in dietary therapy that will bring a quality of life to each patient.
I will strategically choose foods based on the patients’ pathologies and will further determine whether the patient suffers from deficiencies and or excess the ultimately results in the determined diagnosis.
Deficient conditions call for TONICS…
These are foods and herbs that rebuild the foundational components of the body. Tonics are excellent for deficiencies in the body and are used to conquer weakness, fatigue, and ultimate disharmony.
Blood Deficiency S&S may include: Anemia, excessive weight loss, malnutrition, eat disorders, chronic fatigue, postpartum, chemotherapy patients, woman who suffer from heavy monthly menstruation, and even extreme athletes that have difficulty maintain a health and proportionate body weight.
|Animal||Vegetables/ Leafy Greens|
|Liver of Beef||Sprouts|
|Muscles||Chlorophyll rich foods|
Qi Deficiency S&S may include:
Low energy, fatigue, and an abnormal amount of tiredness.
Yin Deficiency S&S may include:
Dry skin and hair, night sweats, excessive thirst and dry mouth and throat, muscle aches, weakness in the joints, poor memory, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, restlessness, insomnia.
Yang Deficiency S&S may include:
Soreness or cold sensation in the knees and lumbar region, aversion to cold, cold limbs, difficulty in urination, enuresis, incontinence, declining libido, impotence.
The Decline of Essence S&S may include:
loss of teeth, loss of hair, graying of hair, deterioration of the mind and body due to old age.
Foods that promotes movement
These are foods that encourage blockages to dissolve and be dismissed from the body. Blockages result in stagnation. Stagnation prohibits movement of Qi and Blood to run the length of the body and ultimately results in excess and deficiencies in the interior and exterior spaces of the whole body. Remember any kind of pain is due to stagnation.
Blood and Qi Stagnation S&S may include:
overall body pain, acute or chronic pain, localized pain, stabbing pain, discoloration of skin, inflammation and swelling
Foods that eliminate wind
These are foods that work wonders when you have just caught the flu or the common cold. When you catch a cold and or progress to the flu you might notice that your body temperature will vary. You may feel a little warm, warmer, hot, or perhaps on the colder side of things. The thermal nature of flu and cold is very important when evaluating and sculpting a dietary plan to assist you through your illness. S&S of Wind may include; Pain or illness that travels to different areas of the body.
Foods that eliminate Damp
These are foods that move and drain the sense of heaviness and fullness from the body. Picture this… placing raw dough in a baking dish and watching it cook for a certain duration of time.. you will notice the dough expanding, rising and filling the dish to its fullest potential. Well, take this dough that is currently cooking and place it in your body during the cooking process. Could you imagine how it would feel to have raw dough rising and expanding in your body attempting to fill every crevice and avenue of your living body? I could only imagine the sense of heaviness and fullness a person would feel. Can you?
S&S of Damp accumulation may include: Sense of heaviness, fullness, sluggishness, and tiredness.
Foods that eliminate dryness
These are foods that bring moisture to the body. Bringing moisture to the body encourages proper bodily functions, encourages the excretion of impurities S&S of Dryness may include; withered skin, feeling of dryness.
Recommendations also may include: Malt, sugar cane, whole sugar, and honey.
Foods the Eliminate Summer Heat
These are foods that clear the summer heat from the body. S&S of Summer-Heat may include: