Eating Well, Part 2

May 13, 2020

This blog takes the discussion in a more Chinese Medicine specific direction, and focuses on temperature.

Chinese Medicine is in many respects an agrarian medicine: it was borne of a time where growing food was the primary activity for the vast majority of the population.

Accordingly, a lot of the language and metaphor used in Chinese Medicine reflect an intimate relationship with the external environment, nature and the seasons: people’s fundamental ‘health type’, particular health pathologies, and the foods we eat are all classified using concepts such as hot or cold, damp or dry etc.

Eating well, Part 1

May 8, 2020

What we should eat, what we shouldn’t eat, what tastes good, which key ingredient will transform your life etc: certainly one of the most discussed subjects on the Internet. There’s a deluge of information out there, so I will try to keep my contribution fairly brief.

This blog in particular will focus on three general principles of eating well: eat slowlyeat simply, and support your microbiome.

How to be well

May 8, 2020

Reading much of the media coverage of the current covid-19 pandemic, it’s both notable and understandable that the emphasis is overwhelmingly on “how we avoid getting the virus”. Here I want to focus on the other side of the equation, an area which I’d argue is being overlooked amidst all the fear:

How can we be as well as possible: how do we cultivate robust health, a calm mind, an adaptable nervous system, and an optimally functioning immune system?