You are what you eat. The old adage is true. More than 60% of all disease is related to nutrition. So it is easy to see that the quality of your diet is one of the most important health decisions you make, every day. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the optimal diet consists of equal portions of each of the five flavors – sour, bitter, sweet, pungent and salty. The typical American diet over-consumes sugar (in the form of white flour, corn, alcohol, and plain old sugar) which results in the countless syndromes we see, hear about, and experience. Diet is not just about weight and digestion. It is also a driving force behind our energy level, sleep quality, allergy control, emotional well-being, and mental balance.
Proper nutrition is not a list of foods to be consumed or avoided. It is a process of evaluating your unique constitutional needs and matching those with the foods and preparation techniques that will best serve you. I will carefully review your lifestyle, medical history, pressures and concerns, to encourage and condition eating habits that will help you avoid illness and maximize health.