Category Archives: Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Poster

NEW! Poster for Sports and Active people. Its so important today for sports and active people to have the correct nutritional guidance. This poster is based on the Swiss Olympics Team’s nutritional pyramid. It displays specific details at a glance. Hanging it on the wall or behind a door, it looks great and you can consult it when you want to know what olympians are suggested to eat.

Sports Nutrition

By James O’Sullivan in Qi Points

2 pages, published 8/29/2013

Its so important today for sports and active people to have the correct nutritional guidance. This poster is based on the Swiss Olympics Team’s nutritional pyramid. It displays specific details at a glance. Hanging it on the wall or behind a door, it looks great and you can consult it when you want to know what olympians are suggested to eat.

One Man’s Food is Another Man’s Poison

In order to attain your smiling body, it’s important to realise that variety is not only eating different foods on different days of the week, it may also be about eating different foods from others, including family or friends, when you suffer particular conditions. One man’s food is another man’s poison, so goes the quote from Laucretius who lived circa 99 B.C. – 55 B.C.

I can agree with Laucretius, not only because of the traditional Chinese medical holistic approach to nutrition but because I see it frequently in my clinic. There is no single natural food that commonly harms or heals, this is demonstrated when we compare the diets of two patients of mine.

Our first patient case is Patrick an endurance event athlete. His diet is vegan, he thrives on a plant based diet that includes sprouted grains nuts, seeds, beans, vegetables and fruit. his body needs no meat, eggs or diary to be able to run, canoe, bike and swim hundreds of miles, sometimes through some of the most difficult terrain.

Our second patient case is Tomas who is an multi disciplined bodywork practitioner, who is qualified in osteopathy, acupuncture and nutrition. Tomas has a diet that consists mostly of fish, eggs, meat and low-starch vegetables. He has a condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis, which causes severe inflammation of the spine and joints, in particular the sacroiliac joint. Tomas reduced all starch foods because it has been shown that Ankylosing Spondylitis is triggered by pathogenic bacteria in the gut called Klebsiella that requires starchy foods like beans and whole grains to grow and multiple. A vegetarian diet would have been impossible for Tomas and he is now able to enjoy an active life without the debilitating pain of his condition. Tomas would have severe pain when he eats the incredibly healthy and healing foods for Patrick. This contrast between these two diets is perfectly captured by Lucretius’s belief that one man’s food is another man’s poison. Only you can figure out which foods heal
your body.

I offer my patients a balanced variety of foods that they can check and record in their dietary diary over three months. It’s an important way for everyone to see the clinical picture of which foods increase their healing potential and which foods cause internal disharmony. I only advise on supplementing the diet with natural herbs and whole food vitamin & mineral supplements. If we look at the diets of the Sardinians of Italy and the Okinawan islanders of Japan, the longest living humans on earth, we will see that they all enjoy proteins, carbohydrates and fats in a healthy balance and eat a lot of plants.

James O’Sullivan is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media.


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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.

What Beautiful Women Eat

People will always be attracted to beauty and have a desire for it. Theres nothing wrong with looking good, in fact when we look in the mirror and see the beauty both inner and outer, our overall wellbeing improves. Staying naturally beautiful and what you eat is closely related. Many foods that people eat everyday not only contain nutrients that the body needs, but they can also maintain beauty and health. When Chinese medicine is added to some foods, they  have a delicious flavor and curative effects, which help maintain beauty.

Here are some recipes that also have Chinese medicine.

1. Porridge with red date and chrysanthemum:

Ingredients: 50 grams red date, 100 grams rice, 15 grams chrysanthemum
Method:
Add these ingredients into a pan with water, boil until it becomes a dense porridge. Then add some red sugar to taste. This porridge is beneficial for the spleen, blood, liver and eyes. Consumption of this porridge for a long time can prevent illnesses and maintain one’s beauty.

2. Lotus porridge:

Ingredients: 30 grams lotus, 30 grams Qianshi, 50 grams Yiren rice, 10 grams longan, honey
Method:
Soak lotus, Qianshi and Yiren rice in water for 30 minutes. Cook these ingredients and the longan into porridge over low heat, and then add some honey to taste. Longan can help re-energize people; lotus is beneficial for the spleen and stomach; Yiren rice and Qianshi are good for the spleen. Medical research has shown that Qianshi is abundant in Vitamins A, B, and C, while honey contains collagen and enzymes which stimulate the growth of cells and accelerate metabolism. This porridge is the perfect medicinal food for beauty, having the effect of eliminating wrinkles and whitening the skin.

3. Beauty porridge for enriching the blood

Ingredients: 3 grams Chuangong, 6 grams angelica, 2 grams safflower, 4 grams Huangshi, 100 grams Geng rice and chicken soup
Method:
Wash the rice and soak in water. Put sliced angelica, Chuangong and Huangshi in a small cloth bag. Put the bag and the chicken soup in a clay pot and boil. Add the rice to the soup and cook into porridge. Last, sprinkle green onion slices, MSG and ginger slices over the porridge. This porridge has enriches the blood. Long-term consumption of this porridge can help women regulate menstruation, enrich the blood and maintain one’s beauty. Take it once a day for 15 days as a treatment period.

4. Beauty tea

Ingredients: 500 grams ginger, 250 grams black tea, 100 grams salt, 150 grams licorice, 25 grams clove and 25 grams Chenxiang
Method:
Mash all the ingredients into a powder. Take 15 grams to 25 grams for each dose. Fry them or make them into tea early in the morning. It can be drunk several times a day. The tea is good for recovering the spleen, strengthening the stomach, enriching blood, soothing the nerves and curing depression. Long-term use of this tea can whiten and soften the skin and reduce wrinkles.

5. Porridge with white fungus and cherry

Ingredients: 50 grams white fungus, 30 grams cherry, sweet osmanthus and rock sugar
Method:
Boil the melted rock sugar and white fungus for about 10 minutes, then and add the cherry and sweet osmanthus. This porridge has the effect of recovering energy, enriching the blood, whitening the skin and maintaining one’s beauty.

James O’Sullivan is a credible and engaging speaker, a visiting lecturer to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, a people friendly practitioner of Integrative Medicine at Galway Smiling Body Acupuncture Clinic, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media.

(Source: dbdb.cn, Translated by Women of China)


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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.