Nutrients in Chinese Medicine – Fat Soluble Vitamins

The fat soluble vitamins play a critical role in maintaining immune and nervous system function. Though they also relate to Spleen qi, as the B vitamins do, they play very different roles in the body. They aren't considered quite as important as the B vitamins in conventional nutrition but as a component of jing-essence they are absolutely crucial to good health.
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Nutrients in Chinese Medicine – Part 1, Introduction

This is the introduction to a new blog series examining the qualities of essential nutrients from both a Western and Chinese Medicine perspective. The field of nutrition is an area of medicine that will benefit tremendously from combining the wisdom of Chinese Medicine and the science of modern biochemistry. Chinese Medicine is able to create a complete, holistic system that encompasses all phenomenon, and Western biochemistry is able to fill in the gaps and details that are left unclear. By utilizing information and theories from both sides, a more complete picture is revealed.
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