We encourage all of our patients to choose an organic whole foods diet, as many health experts agree this is our best bet for improving health and preventing disease. A whole foods diet consists of eating foods that are as close to their natural form as possible. Increasing your intake of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and legumes can have a positive impact on your health. These ‘natural’ foods are nutritionally balanced and provide the phytonutrients, fiber and good fats that your body needs. Opting for fresh, “real” foods while limiting the amounts of sugar, white flour, additives and various ingredients often found in processed and packaged foods can dramatically improve your health.
Chinese Medicine recognizes that different foods produce different effects in the body depending on a person’s constitution. Foods are described by their flavors, temperature, actions and the areas of the body they affect. The energetic quality of a food based on Chinese Medicine has a therapeutic effect on the body just as the chemical makeup of food effects the body from a Western point of view. We believe nutritional guidelines should be set according to you as an individual. Certain foods may be recommended in abundance or in moderation, depending on your specific imbalances. This plan will bring your health into a balanced state. Eating a broad range of nourishing foods is what we typically recommend for everyone. For optimal wellness, eating moderate amounts of chicken, beef, pork, lamb, fish and seafood for animal source protein is encouraged. For the vegetarian, diversity is extremely important to make sure adequate amounts of amino acids are being delivered to the body to maintain good health.
Keeping a healthy relationship with food by managing our stress, expressing our emotions and being aware of our thoughts and habits is key to making lasting change. If you’re habitually turning to food for comfort or immediate gratification it may indicate a deeper imbalance that is in need of healing. Recent research shows that if your body does not get the proper whole food nutrition it needs it simply cannot be healthy. Our goal is to help you create a long-term plan that works for you. A solution that’s balanced, authentic and enjoyable!