Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health

Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health

Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health

Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health


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East meets West in the kitchen with the nourishing treasures of Chinese Medicine.

Food can be the most powerful medicine. This outstanding book introduces and teaches how to apply the ancient wisdom and traditions of the healing that comes through food according to Chinese medicine. This is a new way of thinking about what foods are needed to achieve balance and ultimately improve health.

Goldsmith provides a keen and comprehensive understanding behind the basic principles of Chinese medicine so they can be easily applied to day-to-day lives. She takes these same concepts, expands on them for the food to eat in order to maximize the benefits of Chinese dietary therapy.

Eating well is essential to good health and Chinese medicine believes that food truly is medicine. In an easy-to-understand and straightforward manner, Ellen explains how and which combination of foods and flavors act upon the body to move qi (energy) and how they act on the body to warm or cool. Many of the modern day chronic health problems caused by lifestyle, genetics and stress can be helped by distinctive and long lasting changes in the way we eat.

175 enticing recipes organized by season put the theory of Chinese medicine into practice. There are meals that are appropriate for each season from breakfast to dinner, including beverages and desserts. All the recipes are super straightforward, easy to assemble and easily adapted to meet your needs, desires and tastes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778805847
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 11/20/2017
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 597,593
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, LAc, DipCH, is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine's College of Classical Chinese Medicine and has a Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine. She is licensed as an acupuncturist, is certified in Chinese herbal therapy and is cofounder of Pearl Natural Health, a naturopathic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine clinic. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Maya Klein, PhD, has a passion for food that has brought her to food writing and cooking instruction. Maya's work includes recipe development and testing for commercial clients and for numerous cookbooks, including The Joy of Cooking and the James Beard Award-winning cookbook Flavor Flours.

Table of Contents

Introduction-Why This Book? 4

Part 1 Foundations of Chinese Medicine 6

Chapter 1 Traditions of Food and Healing in China 8

Chapter 2 Chinese Medicine - Straight From Nature 16

Part 2 Foundations of Chinese Dietary Therapy 38

Chapter 3 The Foundations: Thermal Nature and Flavor 40

Chapter 4 Food Groups and Their Properties 54

Chapter 5 The Cycle of Change; The Seasons 76

Chapter 6 The Kitchen: Your Laboratory 94

Chapter 7 The Digestive System: The Key to Health 114

Chapter 8 Food Recommendations for Common Health Problems 126

Part 3 East Meets West in the Kitchen 142

Chapter 9 Transforming Your Health: Restocking Your Pantry 144

Chapter 10 Culinary and Herbal Ingredients 162

Recipes for Every Season 206

Resources and Recommended Reading 466

References 470

Acknowledgments 472

Index 474

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