“So this raw food thing sounds nice and all, but I’m pretty healthy, I have energy and honestly, I’m not feeling the whole salad scene. I buy my meat and fowl and fish from local folks who really care about what they are doing and besides, what would we do with all those cows if we stopped eating them? ”
Why is it important to be plant-based? In a previous article we talked about some of the health benefits. What about the environmental costs of eating animals? Well, if we care about the earth we are “gifting” to our children, it’s not just important, it is MANDATORY! Continue reading
The obesity rates are globally skyrocketing. In spite of the advanced technology available in our current healthcare system, solutions are far from being found and a so-called “cure” it is nothing but a merry chase.
The culprits for obesity are highlighted in two major causes. However, David B. Allison, PhD, and his colleagues have pointed out ten additional causes in their paper published in the International Journal of Obesity.
“The sage is like a mirror: he neither sees things off, nor goes out to meet them. He responds to everything without storing anything up. Thus he is never injured through the myriad transformations he undergoes”
Confucian Huai Nan Zi Continue reading
1. Homeopathy is one of the four most widespread medical systems along with Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine and Conventional Medicine. Continue reading
In order to grasp the idea of mental and emotional problems from the Chinese Medicine perspective we must uncover the meaning of basic terms such as spirit, mind and emotions. To understand the connotation of these words we need to explore philosophies such as Daoism and Confucianism, but also some of the Western philosophers’ views.
A recurring theme in Western philosophies is that emotions are waves clouding Reason. Furthermore, emotions are main cause of disease on many accounts, this being a common line of thought that Chinese Medicine agrees on. However, Chinese Medicine tends to consider emotions only as cause of disease, putting less emphasis on how emotions work. Continue reading