The goal of nutritional and dietary counseling is to help a person make and maintain dietary changes. In context to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the goal is to bring the body’s energy and Qi (pronounced ‘chee’) back into balance using the food they eat every day.
The ancient Chinese believed that each food had thermal and medicinal qualities. Using the unique methods of TCM I can analyze the foods that are being consumed and see where the imbalances lie. I can then make suggestions to help guide you into a more balanced and therapeutic nutritional regimen.
Using TCM to balance your diet has been proven to…
· Improve Mood
· Combat Diseases
· Boost Energy
· Improve Longevity
· Balance Weight
What to expect...
A dietary consultation can be as simple as a discussion about the food choices you are currently making or as complex as forming a shopping list and recipe plan.
I will most likely ask you to keep a food diary for a week. Then we can see what types of foods your body is craving and if there are any places to add specific foods for your overall health keeping in mind that the goal is balance.
Often times I have one or two people who would like me to come to their home and cook a meal with them. If you would like, I can guide you through the process of choosing the appropriate foods for the season as well as provide recipes to try.
Food is medicine and is an integral part of your healing, this is the most important aspect of dietary counseling.
Congee, always the right answer!
I have so many delicious ideas and recipes. Congee is one of the most healing soups in all of Traditional Chinese Medicine and one of the most delicious!
The Yin and Yang of Nutrition
Traditional Chinese Medicine nutrition is all about balance, not about what you can and cannot eat.
Food Cooked with Love
Healing food has to do with the love with which it was prepared. Choosing the correct ingredients is secondary.