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Nourishing Life the Yang Sheng Way: Nutrition and Lifestyle Advice from Chinese Medicine

by Deirdre Courtney Singing Dragon
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Pbk 288 pages
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Combining the wisdom of classical Chinese medicine with modern nutritional science, this book explores the concept of Yang Sheng, which means to nourish life by nurturing body, mind and spirit in harmony with the natural rhythms and universal laws, revealing the importance of nutrition within it and outlining how our modern lifestyle and environment challenges our ability to do that. A perfect guide for practitioners and students of Chinese medicine, the book explains modern diets and Chinese nutritional theory with a focus on prevention of illness and the impact of lifestyle and environment on our health during each stage of life. Lifestyle and nutritional advice for prevention and treatment of a range of illnesses and conditions is given for both adults and children.

Introduction: What is Yang Sheng? 1. The History of Yang Sheng. 2. Chinese Dietary Therapy. 3. The Healing Properties of Food. 4. Food for the Life Cycle: Feeding Children and Teens. 5. Food for the Life Cycle: Active Young Adults. 6. Food for the Life Cycle: Mature Adults - Mid Life and Beyond. 7. Food as Medicine. 8. Herbs for Health and Healing. 9. How to Source the Best Food. 10. How to Cook, Eat and Live the Yang Sheng Way.

Deirdre has written a very inspiring book which is so enthralling that I have read it in one go. It is a real page turner and makes you long for more. It is very engagingly written, and this excellent book should be read by every TCM-practitioners. Warmly recommended!

Deirdre Courtney is an acupuncturist and herbalist. She is passionate about healthy food and has worked as a Professional Chef internationally. She founded Ireland's School of Chinese Medicine and is Principal Lecturer for Herbal Medicine.