Warming Foods Diet

In the modern world there are a lot of things that contribute to digestive weakness, or Spleen Qi deficiency in Chinese Medicine. Spleen Qi deficiency is extremely common in this country, in part because of how and what we eat. The excessive use of antibiotics also creates weakness in this organ system. In order to support a weakened Spleen, certain eating habits beyond those of my Basic Food Guidelines are very helpful. I, and many other practitioners, call this the Warming Foods Diet. But first, how do you know if you have Spleen deficiency?

Basic Food Guidelines

There is so much advice about diet and nutrition these days it’s become very difficult to know how to eat well. Famous diets are created and sold as the ultimate way to eat, only to be left aside and forgotten within a few years. Nutritionists offer advice based on scientific studies, but then the studies are revealed to be flawed, or conflicts of interest among the researchers are revealed, or new research contradicts the old studies. How is someone supposed to make sense of all this?

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