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Chinese Nutritional Therapy

  1. 1. Chinese Nutritional Therapy Kyle Smith Heaven & Earth Acupuncture and Wellness Diplomate of Oriental Medicine & Acupuncture
  2. 2. About me….. <ul><li>Husband and father of two lovely girls </li></ul><ul><li>Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Master of Science Degree in Oriental Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Practiced Tai Chi Chuan and Qi Gong for seven years and have taught both for the last five years </li></ul>
  3. 3. Chinese Nutritional Therapy <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Records date back to third century BC about dietary important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple balancing of hot and cold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold weather balanced with hot foods </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hot weather balanced with cold foods </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCM adage – “Doctors first have to find the cause for an illness and determine which disharmony prevails. To balance the disharmony, the first and foremost measure is appropriate diet. It is not until this measure bears no result that one should use medicines.” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Chinese Nutritional Therapy – cont. <ul><li>Focus of Therapy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prevention of Illness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Qi – Life force or life energy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sufficient Qi = vitality </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Qi vacuity = lower overall life quality and encourages development of disease </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foods are mild therapeutic agents to balance body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stay balanced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bring back balance </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Where does our energy come from? <ul><li>Sources of Qi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Congenital Constitutional Essence (Jing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life processes and maturation of body </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comes from parents </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food Qi (Gu Qi) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Transformed from food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air Qi (Zong Qi) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increased through Qi Gong and Tai Chi </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Energy From Our Food – Gu Qi <ul><li>Accounts for 70% of the energy produced by body </li></ul><ul><li>Develops during transformation from ingested food </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ We Are What We Eat!” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Quality of the Gu Qi </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purity of the food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unpolluted, naturally grown and produced foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The most important quality – FRESHNESS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Most Qi and optimal efficacy to affect body </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Condition of digestive organs (Stomach and Spleen) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Nutritional Information Provided <ul><li>Recommendations for Chinese Dietetics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employ into Daily Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonal Dietary Choices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Application for Chinese Dietetic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employ based on Chinese medicine diagnosed pattern </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Eating with Enjoyment within a Relaxed Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good environment for Qi production </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good environment for movement of Qi through body </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AVOID…. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exhausting talks and discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bills, tough day, stress, anger </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Distractions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TV, Radio, Reading </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Nutrition and Daily Rhythms </li></ul>11pm – 1am Liver 1am – 3am Gall Bladder 9pm – 11pm San Jiao 7pm – 9pm Pericardium 3pm – 5pm Kidney 5pm – 7pm Urinary Bladder 1pm – 3pm Small Intestine 11am – 1pm Heart 7am – 9am Spleen 9am – 11am Stomach 5am – 7am Large Intestine 3am – 5am Lung
  10. 10. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Breakfast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Morning Meal should be substantial – Optimal time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthens stomach and spleen Qi and Yang </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optimal foods should be warming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grains - Millet and oatmeal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Black Tea and Coffee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold and damp foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fruits, fruit juice, raw foods, excess dairy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Substantial, warm meals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Warming grains and vegetables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fish, poultry, some lean meats and salad </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dinner </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yang and digestive capacities decrease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meal should be small </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Warm grains and vegetable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Moderate amounts of dairy or soy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small amount of beer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid – Hot and stimulating foods </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Nutrition and Seasonal Rhythms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growth, Movement, and Expansion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mildly Warming Foods with Upbearing Movement </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fennel, rice, buckwheat </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sour flavors </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green tea, spinach, celery, sprouts </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Nutrition and Seasonal Rhythms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooling, damp foods for dispersing heat </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fruits and Fruit juices </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Apple, lemons, kiwi, melon, orange, pear, pineapple, tangerine </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cooling foods </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cucumber, spinach, tomato, salads, yogurt, wheat, barley, black or green tea, mussels, rabbit </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Nutrition and Seasonal Rhythms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Autumn </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Characterized by external decline by cooling and drying </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sour flavor support “inner” composure and serenity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mild acrid flavors and warm foods VS external cold </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid – </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fatty, oily foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold dairy products </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Basic Recommendations of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Nutrition and Seasonal Rhythms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Winter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big yin gathers and hides deep in the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More susceptible to cold disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat more meat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lamb, venison, game, beef, poultry, duck, stews. Red wine, high-proof alcohol </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excess of hot, warm, acrid foods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cold foods </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Application of Chinese Dietetics <ul><li>Done by Oriental Medicine Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Based of Pattern Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Specific suggestions based on each person </li></ul><ul><li>Foods are approached by….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal Value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flavor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organ Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Direction of energetic movement caused in the body </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Food Classifications- Energetic <ul><li>Thermal Nature </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot, Warm, Neutral, Cool, Cold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flavor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweet, Acrid, Sour, Bitter, Salty </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organ Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spleen, Stomach, Lung, Large Intestine, Kidney, Bladder, Liver, Gall Bladder, Heart, Small Intestine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Direction of Energy Flow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Upbearing, Floating, Downbearing, Falling </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Conclusion <ul><li>Chinese Nutritional Therapy prevents disease and illness </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Nutritional Therapy restores balance in the body </li></ul><ul><li>Be your own health care provider! </li></ul><ul><li>FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION & 1 st TREATMENT </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule Today – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive Name In Drawing For 3 Treatment Package For FREE </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Introducing Isabel Caleigh Smith