Thoughts About Food…

Food for Her World Vietnam by Thu & Mads
Food for Her World Vietnam, a photo by Thu & Mads on Flickr.

“The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine.”
– Hippocrates

Sun Si Miao, the father of Chinese food therapy once said:
“A truly good doctor finds the cause of a disease and based on such finding he first tries to treat it with foods. Only when foods fail to produce the desired result does he resort to medication.”

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”
– La Rochefoucauld

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Digging Deeper Into Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Often, I will have patients who are interested in learning more about traditional Chinese medicine. Enough interest in fact, that an hour’s visit isn’t long enough to satisfy their curiosities. At that point I used to loan out Ted Kapchuk’s book: The Web That Has No Weaver. That worked so well that my two copies never made it back to the practice! So, if you too are more than just casually interested in digging deeper into Chinese medicine, find a copy of this book, it’s definitely worth the read!

(And if you are reading this and realize you have one of my copies,  don’t be afraid,  bring it in!)

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Higanbana 5 by sam0623pcl
Higanbana 5, a photo by sam0623pcl on Flickr.

Today’s blog pic isn’t necessarily related to this entry’s topic but it’s really pretty don’t you think? A little art appreciation is always a wonderful tool for maintaining good health.

Today’s info is a VUT (a very useful thing). This is the link for the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. Interested in digging deeper into alternative medicines? Check out the link below:

http://nccam.nih.gov/