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1 TCM Dietary Therapy Eating your way to health and long life

2 Chinese Medicine Diet Diet Exercise Exercise Rest Rest Acupuncture Acupuncture Chinese herbal formulas Chinese herbal formulas

3 TCM Food Therapy The Art of Cooking and Preparing Food to help maintain optimal health The Art of Cooking and Preparing Food to help maintain optimal health Let Food be your Medicine -- Hippocrates Let Food be your Medicine -- Hippocrates

4 Caloric Rate (BW 0.75 ) Calories / day = 20 X body weight in lbs

5 Caloric Requirements

6 TCM 5 Element Theory 5 Element Theory Fire Fire Earth Earth Metal Metal Water Water Wood Wood 8 Principles of Disease 8 Principles of Disease Yin & Yang Interior & Exterior Cold & Hot Deficiency & Excess Zang-Fu Organs Zang-Fu Organs HT/SI -- PC/TH HT/SI -- PC/TH SP/ST SP/ST LU/LI LU/LI KID/BL KID/BL LIV/GB LIV/GB

7 5 Element Flavors Fire -- Bitter Fire -- Bitter Earth -- Sweet Earth -- Sweet Metal -- Pungent Metal -- Pungent Water -- Salty Water -- Salty Wood -- Sour Wood -- Sour Bitter Sweet Pungent Salty Sour Earth element through the stomach-tongue connection rules the taste

8 5 Element Diet

9 5 Element Meat Sources

10 5 Element Grain Sources

11 Use of 5 Element Food Balance is the key Balance is the key Support constitutional needs, yet provide something from every flavor Support constitutional needs, yet provide something from every flavor Add heat in summer and cold in winter Add heat in summer and cold in winter For Deficiency --Feed organ and parent For Deficiency --Feed organ and parent For Excess --Feed child and grandparent For Excess --Feed child and grandparent

12 TCM 8 Food Principles Exterior – Interior Exterior – Interior Hot – Cold Hot – Cold Excess – Deficiency Excess – Deficiency Yang -- Yin Yang -- Yin

13 TMC Food Directions Outward and Upward tend to be Yang Outward and Upward tend to be Yang Inward and Downward tend to be Yin Inward and Downward tend to be Yin

14 TCM Food Directions

15 Use of Food Directions For exterior conditions – Outward and upward moving food For exterior conditions – Outward and upward moving food For internal problems – Inward and downward moving food For internal problems – Inward and downward moving food

16 TCM Food Energies

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18 Use of Food Energies Treat hot conditions with cooling foods Treat hot conditions with cooling foods Treat cold conditions with warming foods Treat cold conditions with warming foods

19 TMC Food Tonics

20 TCM Zang-Fu Foods

21 Therapeutic Food Prepared much like TCM herbal products Prepared much like TCM herbal products The basic character of the food is the combination of ingredients with which it is prepared The basic character of the food is the combination of ingredients with which it is prepared

22 Principles of Using TCM Diet Identify constitutional type Identify constitutional type Determine whether Excess or Deficient Determine whether Excess or Deficient In Excess, Feed the Grandparent (Ko cycle) In Excess, Feed the Grandparent (Ko cycle) In Deficiency, Feed the Zang-Fu and the Mother (Shen cycle) In Deficiency, Feed the Zang-Fu and the Mother (Shen cycle) Balance the ingredients for each flavor, direction and energy Balance the ingredients for each flavor, direction and energy For Prevention, Feed the Constitutional Grandchild For Prevention, Feed the Constitutional Grandchild

23 Purina Puppy Chow ground yellow corn ground yellow corn chicken bi-product meal chicken bi-product meal corn gluten meal corn gluten meal brewers rice brewers rice soybean meal soybean meal beef tallow beef tallow pearled barley pearled barley animal digest animal digest a bunch of chemicals a bunch of chemicals 27% protein, 12% fat, 61% CHO 27% protein, 12% fat, 61% CHO

24 Canine Diet for Athletes 2 oz Pork Chop 2 oz Pork Chop 4 oz Tofu 4 oz Tofu 8 oz Brown Rice 8 oz Brown Rice 2 tsp Virgin Olive Oil 2 tsp Virgin Olive Oil ¼ cup Honey ¼ cup Honey 2 Whole Carrots 2 Whole Carrots 1 cup Spinach 1 cup Spinach 4 Tbs Green Pepper 4 Tbs Green Pepper 4 Broccoli Spears 4 Broccoli Spears ¼ tsp Dry Ginger ¼ tsp Dry Ginger 1 Raw Garlic Cloves 1 Raw Garlic Cloves ¼ tsp Dry Mustard ¼ tsp Dry Mustard 1 tsp Bone Meal 1 tsp Bone Meal

25 Nutritional Analysis Commercial Software Commercial Software NutriBase NutriBase Food Processor Food Processor USDA Nutrient Data Lab USDA Nutrient Data Lab /foodcomp/ /foodcomp/ /foodcomp/ /foodcomp/ NATS NATS html html

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33 Basic Canine Diet #1 b 8 oz Catfish b 8 oz Tofu b 2 tbs Virgin Olive Oil b 2 Whole Carrots b ½ cup Spinach b ¼ cup Green Pepper b ½ cup Broccoli b ¼ tsp Dry Ginger b 1 Raw Garlic Cloves b ¼ tsp Dry Mustard b 1 tab Flintstones b 1250 mg Calcium Contains 1355 Calories with a 27/13/60 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content

34 Basic Canine Diet #2 b 4 Strips Bacon b 4 Large Eggs b 8 oz Tofu b 1 tbs Virgin Olive Oil b 1 Whole Carrots b ½ cup Spinach b ¼ cup Green Pepper b ½ cup Broccoli b ¼ tsp Dry Ginger b 1 Raw Garlic Cloves b ¼ tsp Dry Mustard b 1 tab Flintstones b 500 mg Calcium Contains 1370 Calories with a 23/12/65 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content

35 Basic Cat Food b 3 oz Salmon b 2 oz Chicken Heart b 4 oz Beef Kidney b 2 oz Turkey Breast b 2 oz Chicken Liver b 1 oz Sardines b 1 tbs Virgin Olive Oil b ¼ cup Broccoli b ¼ cup Spinach b ½ tab Vitamin B complex (B-50) b 1 tab Vitamin C (500 mg) b 1 tab One-a-Day b 750 mg Calcium (Tums) b 400 IU Vitamin E b 250 mg Taurine Contains 737 Calories with a 45/4/51 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content

36 Chinese Food Therapy for Horses Goal is to help maintain Yin/Yang balance Goal is to help maintain Yin/Yang balance Cold food for Heat Pattern Cold food for Heat Pattern Hot food for Cold Pattern Hot food for Cold Pattern Does not have dramatic short term results Does not have dramatic short term results Combined with Herbals and acupuncture Combined with Herbals and acupuncture Examples Examples Lotus leaf for anhidrosis Lotus leaf for anhidrosis Watermelon rim (xi-gua-pi) for summer heat, anhidrosis Watermelon rim (xi-gua-pi) for summer heat, anhidrosis Chrysanthemum flower for uveitis, influenza Chrysanthemum flower for uveitis, influenza Angelica root for general qi-blood stagnation and Blood deficiency Angelica root for general qi-blood stagnation and Blood deficiency

37 Dietary adjustment: Cooler dietsWarmer diets Examples Buckwheat Barley Wheat Bran Barley Oats Ginger Garlic Onion Chinese Food Therapy for Horses

38 Another Way for TCVM Feeding Use a balanced base food Use a balanced base food Supplement for constitution, disorders or deficiencies Supplement for constitution, disorders or deficiencies Add additional therapy as needed Add additional therapy as needed

39 Base TCVM Diet for Dogs 3 oz chicken heart 3 oz chicken heart 2 oz turkey breast 2 oz turkey breast 3 oz ground beef 3 oz ground beef 3 oz beef kidney 3 oz beef kidney 2 oz beef liver 2 oz beef liver 3 oz white fish 3 oz white fish 4 oz tofu 4 oz tofu 2 sardines in olive oil 2 sardines in olive oil 1 T olive oil 1 T olive oil 1/2 c broccoli 1/2 c broccoli 1/2 c carrots 1/2 c carrots 2 oz mushrooms 2 oz mushrooms 1/2 c spinach 1/2 c spinach 1/4 c red peppers 1/4 c red peppers 1/4 c green peppers 1/4 c green peppers 1 T vinegar 1 T vinegar 1 clove garlic 1 clove garlic 1500 mg calcium 1500 mg calcium Contains 1250 calories with a 48/11/42 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

40 Deficient Fire Food 4 oz chicken heart 4 oz chicken heart 4 oz chicken 4 oz chicken 4 oz lamb 4 oz lamb 1/8 t cayenne 1/8 t cayenne 750 mg calcium 750 mg calcium Contains 800 calories with a 47/1/52 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

41 Deficient Earth Food 1 T fresh ginger 1 T fresh ginger 4 oz ground beef 4 oz ground beef 4 oz sweat bread 4 oz sweat bread 750 mg calcium 750 mg calcium Contains 665 calories with a 34/1/65 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

42 Deficient Metal Food 8 oz rice 8 oz rice 4 chicken egg 4 chicken egg 4 oz egg plant 4 oz egg plant 600 mg calcium 600 mg calcium Contains 650 calories with a 20/36/44 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

43 Deficient Water Food 2 oz bamboo shoots 2 oz bamboo shoots 4 oz pork 4 oz pork 4 oz duck 4 oz duck 600 mg calcium 600 mg calcium Contains 572 calories with a 42/1/57 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

44 Deficient Wood Food 3 oz chicken liver 3 oz chicken liver 1/2 c asparagus 1/2 c asparagus 4 oz chicken 4 oz chicken 600 mg calcium 600 mg calcium Contains 356 calories with a 61/6/33 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

45 Qi Tonic Food 4 oz ground beef 4 oz ground beef 4 oz beef liver 4 oz beef liver 1 T olive oil 1 T olive oil 1/4 cup spinach 1/4 cup spinach 3 oz string beans 3 oz string beans 1000 mg calcium 1000 mg calcium Contains 704 calories with a 37/10/53 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

46 Yang Tonic Food 4 oz lamb kidney 4 oz lamb kidney 1 T olive oil 1 T olive oil 1/4 t cinnamon 1/4 t cinnamon 1/2 t fennel 1/2 t fennel 1/4 cup red pepper 1/4 cup red pepper 400 mg calcium 400 mg calcium Contains 290 calories with a 38/6/56 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

47 Yin Tonic Food 4 eggs 4 eggs 2 ox chicken liver 2 ox chicken liver 1 T olive oil 1 T olive oil 4 oz cheddar cheese 4 oz cheddar cheese 4 oz firm tofu 4 oz firm tofu 500 mg calcium 500 mg calcium Contains 1225 calories with a 27/3/70 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

48 Blood Tonic Food 4 oz ground beef 4 oz ground beef 4 eggs 4 eggs 1 T olive oil 1 T olive oil 2 oz seaweed 2 oz seaweed 500 mg calcium 500 mg calcium Contains 958 calories with a 25/20/55 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.

49 To Use TCVM Food Use 50% of diet as base food Use 50% of diet as base food Add 25% for any deficiency Add 25% for any deficiency Fire Fire Earth Earth Metal Metal Water Water Wood Wood Add 25% of Grandparent for excess Add 25% of Grandparent for excess Add 25 % of Grandchild if balanced Add 25 % of Grandchild if balanced Add 25% tonic Add 25% tonic Qi Yang Yin Blood


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