East Meets West – Holistic Nutrition for Maximum Weight Loss
Her experience had a tremendous impact on me and I began to change the way I ate. I devoured books on the relationship between food and health, took classes, and eventually earned my Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Using my knowledge and passion for healthy food and lifestyle, I’ve created this unique weight loss program to help you learn about a variety of exciting foods that promote weight loss and enhance your health. You will be able to infuse your diet with fresh flavors that you are probably NOT eating yet and learn how to prepare and enjoy organic, clean foods for total body health.
Use the combination of Western nutritional principles and the dietary therapy practiced in traditional Chinese medicine to take a practical, effective, and nourishing approach to burning fat.
About two years ago I read a startling CNN report stating that the United States was ranked #4 among all of the countries in the world for obesity.
Clearly, something is not working. CNN’s report on the obesity epidemic has led me to believe that we need to look at things in a different way. It will take a fresh vantage point to truly conquer the weight loss battle, while at the same time promoting optimal health. In a quest for answers I began digging deeper into traditional Chinese medicine, which has been practiced for thousands of years. In ancient China food was thought to be both a cause and a treatment for disease. When an individual was sick, practitioners would first change the patient’s diet to improve their health.
There is a marked divergence in the philosophies of Chinese and western nutrition. While neither is right or wrong, the approaches are very different.
Western nutrition relies on terms such as carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and calories. In contrast, Chinese nutrition employs terms like yin, yang, Qi, blood, phlegm, and dampness. My goal is to combine the best of traditional Chinese dietary therapy with modern Western nutrition to illustrate the importance of total body health and wellbeing. Using this tactic I have created a resource of information and weight loss recipes to help you reach your weight loss goals and attain optimal health.
Chinese medicine is extremely effective at treating excess weight and obesity, while also promoting health. The Chinese have written literature on their medical system that dates back almost 2,500 years… Read more…