Nutritional Counseling

Nutritional counseling involves examining a person's diet and determining its influence on a person's current state of health. Food is a potent form of medicine and it provides nourishment to promote optimal well-being of not only the body, but the mind as well. Achieving nutritional balance in the body is essential in preventing disease.

In Chinese Medicine, food is prescribed based on it's energetic properties. These properties include the energetic temperature, taste, function and organ relationship of food. Food is meant to support and regulate bodily functions. Nutrition is very specific to the individual's overall condition, not just the symptoms of a particular disorder.  Direct consultation with the practitioner is recommended for this reason.

Recommendation of certain foods and food preparation unique to each person's current state of well-being will be made. The practitioner may suggest detoxification and elimination diets, reinforcing the organs' and glands' ability to improve function. Creative nutritional solutions that can be easily integrated into a person's lifestyle will be explored.

 

our tips

1.

routine eating

One of the best things you can do for your digestion is to eat at the same time every day, not allow yourself to get hungry in between meals and chew your food.
2.

no cold drinks please

Think of your stomach as a pot of warm soup. It is best not to drink cold drinks with your meal as it congeals your food and makes it difficult to digest.
3.

cold foods in cold climate

Raw food or energetically cool food (cucumber, watermelon, mint) is more beneficial to consume in the summer. If you can't say no to your salad, some ginger or pepper will help warm it up for your stomach.
4.

lights out

Before going to bed, limit the amount of light you are exposed to. Overhead lights, TV's and computer screens should be turned off at least an hour before bed time for a great night's sleep.