By Angela Hicks
In China, humans ship greetings by way of wishing someone 'a lengthy and fit life'. Our normal country is to be fit and chuffed. This comprises having a peaceful brain, a fit physique and emotional resourcefulness. This booklet finds the profound, but basic healthiness upkeep secrets and techniques that chinese language drugs has constructed over many centuries. those secrets and techniques permit us to accommodate tension and go back to our traditional stability. during this publication, you'll find instructions approximately many points of our way of life together with: knowing OUR personal specific structure consuming good FOR OUR personal exact wishes BEING EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT AND utilizing SETBACKS TO develop discovering definitely the right stability among paintings, leisure AND workout spotting HOW our surroundings impacts US by means of training those secrets and techniques, Angela Hicks indicates us how one can recuperate the facility to nourish and safeguard our strength, conquer affliction, and suppose a simple pleasure in easily being alive.
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Action Box Consider the foods you have eaten recently (either from the list you made from the Action Box on page 12, or just what you have eaten today). Divide them into five groups by putting them, to the best of your ability, into the following sections: Hot Warm Neutral Cool Cold • Are most of the foods on your list in the warm, cool and neutral categories? • Or are there a lot of extremely cold or hot foods? • Is the overall balance of the foods biased more towards either heating or cooling foods?
Action Box Eating an ‘almost’ vegetarian diet Chinese medicine recommends a compromise between vegetarianism and eating meat, in the form of an ‘almost vegetarian diet’. We don’t need to eat too much animal protein but a little will benefit our health. We only need to take 50–100g/2–4oz of animal products three or four times a week. The Chinese often cut their meat, fish or poultry into small strips and mix it with their rice or noodles. 23 77 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WELLBEING Sally’s indecision about eating meat Sally, who is 42 and a speech therapist, became convinced that she and her son needed meat in their diet.
Some of the most common damp and phlegm forming foods are: • Dairy produce – milk, butter, cheese, cream, etc. • Fatty foods including fatty meat and fried foods • Sugar and sweeteners • Wheat – in excess – including breads and pasta • Concentrated juices such as orange juice, tomato puree • Peanuts, bananas • Excessive alcohol. You might notice that many (although not all) of these foods are ‘sticky’ in nature. We can start to notice the varying effect different foods have on our system. Sometimes reducing rather than completely cutting out these foods will help to clear our system, but in other cases – especially if phlegm and damp easily form in our systems – it may be best to completely cut these foods from our diet, at least for a while.
77 Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing: How to Use Ancient Chinese Wisdom to Enhance Your Physical, Mental and Spiritual Health by Angela Hicks