As we know, the ancient Greek doctor Hippocrates said “Let food be your medicine,” but in our modern era we don’t know what that means, because we’ve lost our connection to food.
Food as medicine is the foundation of Chinese medicine and prevention. All food has properties that produce specific physiological effects. Understanding those properties provides the basis for a balanced diet that is not designed from a one-size-fits-all model, but rather from a synthesis of the signs particular to you, signs that Chinese medicine is surprisingly adept at picking up on.
Dietary restrictions is CCCA’s specialty. Elimination diets, i.e., avoiding gluten, dairy, eggs etc., although having their place by providing relief from symptoms, also put a serious damper on one’s lifestyle, especially when backsliding or when the offending agent somehow ends up on one’s plate. We’ll be approaching food allergies as a stage of imbalance, which can be reversed in stages. If you have noticed symptoms increasing, that it doesn’t seem to matter what you eat, then you have cause for measured optimism.