Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food – Hippocrates, ca. 460–ca. 370 BC
For millennia, the Chinese have taught that a balanced and nutritious diet is an integral a part of maintaining good health even as healing quite a lot of disorders. Here, in a new and third edition of the acclaimed Chinese Nutrition Therapy, the creator further demystifies Chinese dietetics, probably the most pillars of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
Joerg Kastner’s introduction to the principles of TCM and the “energetics” of foods emphasizes a holistic approach all through, providing readers with tools for integrating the principles of Chinese dietetics into their daily lives. Included are a comprehensive classification of more than 300 readily available foods such as vegetables, grains, herbs and spices, fruits, meat and poultry, seafoods, dairy products, oils and fats, and nuts and seeds. Many clinical examples and remedy suggestions artfully combine Western medical conditions with Chinese diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
The explanation of causes of diseases, the different symptoms, and lists of really helpful foods and foods to avoid are supplemented by advice on appropriate acupuncture treatments.
The third edition has been expanded with chapters covering allergies, food sensitivities, dietary enhance in oncologic cases, fasting, “superfoods,” and smoothies. Where appropriate, bridges have been constructed between the paradigms of TCM and those of latest scientific medicine. The section “Food Classification” has been developed further to include more detail and many more foods.
- Descriptions of Chinese dietetics in practice and discussions of dietary factors, such as seasonal adaptations and differing requirements for children and seniors
- Practical tips on how to adapt Chinese nutrition therapy to Western products and cooking methods
- Clinical examples covering the major organ systems
- A handy “A to Z” list of common foods and their healing characteristics
User-friendly Chinese Nutrition Therapy is an essential reference for students and practitioners of TCM, likewise to be valued by nutritionists, dieticians, physicians, and anyone interested in living a long and healthy life.
This book includes complimentary access to a digital copy on https://medone.thieme.com.