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Nourishing Blood Through Nutrition

Nurturing the blood starts by nurturing our qi, which is “the mother of the blood". So whatever is t rue for a diet designed to tonify the spleen is also true for tonifying blood. The following rules should be emphasized though. Since blood is tightly linked to the liver, and the live serves (among other things) as a filter, the purity of the food is particularly important for blood deficient people. Therefore eating industrialized food, or eating contaminated food is particularly contraindicated in this case. To further aid the liver, which represents the wood element, greens should be added, as long as they don’t enhance the spleen qi deficiency. Asparagus and artichoke are particularly ef

Foods to strengthen Kidney Yang

Recommended Foods rains: quinoa, sweet (glutinous) rice, wheat germ Vegetables: leek, mustard greens, onion, radish, scallion, squash, sweet potato, turnip, watercress Fruit: cherry, litchi, longan, peach, raspberry, strawberry Nuts and seeds: chestnuts, pistachio nuts, walnuts Fish: Sea fish, anchovy, lobster, mussel, prawn, shrimp, trout, fish broth, or better still fish bone broth Meat: Bone marrow, chicken, kidneys (both beef and lamb- Needs to be organic though) Herbs and spices: basil, black pepper, caper, cayenne, chive seed, cinnamon bark, clove, dill seed, fennel seed, garlic, ginger, horseradish, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, star anise, tumeric, th

Nourishing Blood Through Nutrition

Nurturing the blood starts by nurturing our qi, which is “the mother of the blood". So whatever is t rue for a diet designed to tonify the spleen is also true for tonifying blood. The following rules should be emphasized though. Since blood is tightly linked to the liver, and the live serves (among other things) as a filter, the purity of the food is particularly important for blood deficient people. Therefore eating industrialized food, or eating contaminated food is particularly contraindicated in this case. To further aid the liver, which represents the wood element, greens should be added, as long as they don’t enhance the spleen qi deficiency. Asparagus and artichoke are particularly ef

Foods to strengthen Kidney Yang

Recommended Foods rains: quinoa, sweet (glutinous) rice, wheat germ Vegetables: leek, mustard greens, onion, radish, scallion, squash, sweet potato, turnip, watercress Fruit: cherry, litchi, longan, peach, raspberry, strawberry Nuts and seeds: chestnuts, pistachio nuts, walnuts Fish: Sea fish, anchovy, lobster, mussel, prawn, shrimp, trout, fish broth, or better still fish bone broth Meat: Bone marrow, chicken, kidneys (both beef and lamb- Needs to be organic though) Herbs and spices: basil, black pepper, caper, cayenne, chive seed, cinnamon bark, clove, dill seed, fennel seed, garlic, ginger, horseradish, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, star anise, tumeric, th

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