Book of Jook: Chinese Medicinal Porridges, a Healthy Alternative to the Typical Western Breakfast by Bob Flaws, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Book of Jook: Chinese Medicinal Porridges, a Healthy Alternative to the Typical Western Breakfast

Book of Jook: Chinese Medicinal Porridges, a Healthy Alternative to the Typical Western Breakfast

by Bob Flaws
     
 

This book is an introduction to the tradition of Chinese medicinal porridges called jook in Cantonese & congee or porridge in English. Cooked in a crock pot overnight & combining specific grains, vegetables, meats, eggs, or various Chinese herbs, there are medicinal porridges for every type of ailment. Included are hundreds of Chinese herbal porridge recipes for

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This book is an introduction to the tradition of Chinese medicinal porridges called jook in Cantonese & congee or porridge in English. Cooked in a crock pot overnight & combining specific grains, vegetables, meats, eggs, or various Chinese herbs, there are medicinal porridges for every type of ailment. Included are hundreds of Chinese herbal porridge recipes for both prevention & remedial purposes. This book can be used by laypersons as well as professional practitioners & it contains the addresses of companies selling Chinese herbs by mail. Excerpt: Chinese Medicine's Descriptions of Individual Foods. Just as every medicinal herb & substance has its own individualized Chinese medical description in TCM, so does every food. In other words, in TCM, each food as its own flavors, nature (meaning temperature), direction, channel entering (or the organs on which it exerts its greatest influence), functions, indications & contraindictations. If we know each of these various aspects about a food, we can, according to both TCM theory & 2,000 plus years of Chinese written & recorded clinical experience, know what effect that food will have on any given individual. In other words, if we know the patient's TCM pattern diagnosis, we can tell if any food will either benefit that person or make them sick (or sicker).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780936185606
Publisher:
Blue Poppy Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
225
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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