Food & Diet Therapy

What is a healthy bowel movement and why is it important?

Many people nowadays pay a lot of attention to the quality of the food that enters their body, but paying attention to how your food leaves your body is equally as important. Bowel diseases are becoming more and more common such as constipation, haemorrhoids, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, polyps and bowel cancer. […]

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How to keep your body cool and balanced in summer?

It is very helpful to know how hot and dry weather affects your body, so that you can recognise symptoms of overheating and keep your body balanced in summer. Especially in Western Australia, summers are hot, dry and windy with very little rain. The following organs and symptoms are most commonly affected by the hot summer weather. Which internal organs […]

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Watermelon and urinary tract infections

Watermelon is traditionally a summer fruit that is sweet, juicy and cooling in nature. I remember from my childhood that the local Beijingers would eat watermelon nearly every day to keep their bodies cool and in balance throughout the summer. Traditional Chinese medicine diet therapy recommends watermelon to relieve thirst and cool the body in […]

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Warming and cooling characteristics of common foods

Each type of food has its own unique characteristics. Since ancient times, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners have used the warming and cooling nature of foods to balance the body’s yin and yang – to prevent and treat disease. The ancient Chinese medicine practitioners discovered that most foods have either cooling or warming characteristics. When you eat cooling foods, they are […]

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Pear and the Lungs in Hot, Dry Weather

First of all, I want to share with you a case which I treated about 10 years ago. A 3-year-old girl came into my clinic with her mother. The mother described to me her daughter’s symptoms: every hot-dry season her daughter’s bowel movements became dry and hard and she could not go to the toilet […]

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