Porridge or Steak?: Let’s imagine, it is cold and raining outside; and you have just arrived to a big meeting. You spotted some of the participants sneezing, coughing and blowing their noses; and you have a bit of shiver on … Continue reading Nurturing Life – Yojo – 養生
You probably have some favourite foods, but “If you are quite particular about a certain food or your cravings recently or suddenly changed, it may indicate an illness”, warns Dr. Tei. There is a profound relationship between foods and illnesses, and … Continue reading Have Your Cravings Changed Recently?
Summer is here. Even in London the temperature hit 36℃ one day, which was a record high in the last 10 years. It makes you want to reach something cold like ice cream, cold drinks & juices, and chilled foods. If … Continue reading Summer Heat Weariness, 夏バテ and Intestines
木通 (Mokutsu), Akebiae caulis, Akebia, is in full bloom right now. Actions: Extinguishes inflammation, Regulates urination, Circulates through channels, Induces lactation. (reference: Keisetsu Otsuka, Kampo – A Clinical Guide to Theory and Practice, 2010, Elsevier Limited. Our master, Gretchen, used to … Continue reading Akebia 木通
(This is for a purpose of guidance only and does not replace any medical treatments or diagnosis. If you have any health concerns, consult your doctor.) Let’s look at more closely dieting programmes done in the Kampo way, as there are important … Continue reading Dieting Programmes That Train Your Intestines In The Kampo Way
The basis of losing weight is “Don’t eat more than you use up.” This is true, because if you are not consuming the energy you take from foods, the excess energy is accumulated on/in the body as fat. Theoretically, if … Continue reading Is Your Dieting Method Working For You?
It is important to understand the concept of a person’s overall conformation described by Jitsu Sho, Kyo Sho, or Chuyo, taking on board Dr. Tei’s* ideas on the merits and demerits of various dieting methods. A person’s conformation or Sho is also an important part of the … Continue reading Are You Jitsu Sho or Kyo Sho?? … and does it matter?
From a Kampo point of view, the root cause of overweight and disease can come from your weakened intestines. Without training the intestines, any dieting might never be a success. Scientists now know that the intestines’ roles are much greater … Continue reading Your Intestines Need Training Too!