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TCM Dietary Therapy. Eating your way to health and long life. Chinese Medicine. Diet Exercise Rest Acupuncture Chinese herbal formulas. TCM Food Therapy. The Art of Cooking and Preparing Food to help maintain optimal health Let Food be your Medicine -- Hippocrates.

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Tcm dietary therapy

TCM Dietary Therapy

Eating your way to health and long life


Chinese medicine
Chinese Medicine

  • Diet

  • Exercise

  • Rest

  • Acupuncture

  • Chinese herbal formulas


Tcm food therapy
TCM Food Therapy

  • The Art of Cooking and Preparing Food to help maintain optimal health

  • Let Food be your Medicine -- Hippocrates


Caloric rate bw 0 75
Caloric Rate (BW0.75)

Calories / day = 20 X body weight in lbs



5 Element Theory

Fire

Earth

Metal

Water

Wood

8 Principles of Disease

Yin & Yang

Interior & Exterior

Cold & Hot

Deficiency & Excess

TCM

  • Zang-Fu Organs

    • HT/SI -- PC/TH

    • SP/ST

    • LU/LI

    • KID/BL

    • LIV/GB


5 element flavors

Bitter

Sour

Sweet

Salty

Pungent

5 Element Flavors

  • Fire -- Bitter

  • Earth -- Sweet

  • Metal -- Pungent

  • Water -- Salty

  • Wood -- Sour

Earth element through the stomach-tongue connection rules the taste





Use of 5 element food

Balance is the key

Support constitutional needs, yet provide something from every flavor

Add heat in summer and cold in winter

For Deficiency --Feed organ and parent

For Excess --Feed child and grandparent

Use of 5 Element Food


Tcm 8 food principles
TCM 8 Food Principles

  • Exterior – Interior

  • Hot – Cold

  • Excess – Deficiency

  • Yang -- Yin


Tmc food directions
TMC Food Directions

  • Outward and Upward tend to be Yang

  • Inward and Downward tend to be Yin



Use of food directions
Use of Food Directions

  • For exterior conditions – Outward and upward moving food

  • For internal problems – Inward and downward moving food




Use of food energies
Use of Food Energies

  • Treat hot conditions with cooling foods

  • Treat cold conditions with warming foods




Therapeutic food
Therapeutic Food

  • Prepared much like TCM herbal products

  • The basic character of the food is the combination of ingredients with which it is prepared


Principles of using tcm diet

Identify constitutional type

Determine whether Excess or Deficient

In Excess, Feed the Grandparent (Ko cycle)

In Deficiency, Feed the Zang-Fu and the Mother (Shen cycle)

Balance the ingredients for each flavor, direction and energy

Principles of Using TCM Diet

  • For Prevention, Feed the Constitutional Grandchild


Purina puppy chow

ground yellow corn

chicken bi-product meal

corn gluten meal

brewer’s rice

soybean meal

beef tallow

pearled barley

animal digest

a bunch of chemicals

27% protein, 12% fat, 61% CHO

Purina Puppy Chow


Canine diet for athletes

2 oz Pork Chop

4 oz Tofu

8 oz Brown Rice

2 tsp Virgin Olive Oil

¼ cup Honey

2 Whole Carrots

1 cup Spinach

4 Tbs Green Pepper

4 Broccoli Spears

¼ tsp Dry Ginger

1 Raw Garlic Cloves

¼ tsp Dry Mustard

1 tsp Bone Meal

Canine Diet for Athletes


Nutritional analysis
Nutritional Analysis

  • Commercial Software

    • NutriBase

    • Food Processor

  • USDA Nutrient Data Lab

    • http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/foodcomp/

  • NATS

    • http://nat.crgq.com/mainnat.html


Basic canine diet 1
Basic Canine Diet #1

  • 8 oz Catfish

  • 8 oz Tofu

  • 2 tbs Virgin Olive Oil

  • 2 Whole Carrots

  • ½ cup Spinach

  • ¼ cup Green Pepper

  • ½ cup Broccoli

  • ¼ tsp Dry Ginger

  • 1 Raw Garlic Cloves

  • ¼ tsp Dry Mustard

  • 1 tab Flintstones

  • 1250 mg Calcium

Contains 1355 Calories with a 27/13/60 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content


Basic canine diet 2
Basic Canine Diet #2

  • 4 Strips Bacon

  • 4 Large Eggs

  • 8 oz Tofu

  • 1 tbs Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1 Whole Carrots

  • ½ cup Spinach

  • ¼ cup Green Pepper

  • ½ cup Broccoli

  • ¼ tsp Dry Ginger

  • 1 Raw Garlic Cloves

  • ¼ tsp Dry Mustard

  • 1 tab Flintstones

  • 500 mg Calcium

Contains 1370 Calories with a 23/12/65 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content


Basic cat food
Basic Cat Food

  • 3 oz Salmon

  • 2 oz Chicken Heart

  • 4 oz Beef Kidney

  • 2 oz Turkey Breast

  • 2 oz Chicken Liver

  • 1 oz Sardines

  • 1 tbs Virgin Olive Oil

  • ¼ cup Broccoli

  • ¼ cup Spinach

  • ½ tab Vitamin B complex (B-50)

  • 1 tab Vitamin C (500 mg)

  • 1 tab One-a-Day

  • 750 mg Calcium (Tums)

  • 400 IU Vitamin E

  • 250 mg Taurine

Contains 737 Calories with a 45/4/51 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content


Chinese Food Therapy for Horses

  • Goal isto help maintain Yin/Yang balance

    • Cold food for Heat Pattern

    • Hot food for Cold Pattern

  • Does not have dramatic short term results

    • Combined with Herbals and acupuncture

  • Examples

    • Lotus leaf for anhidrosis

    • Watermelon rim (xi-gua-pi) for summer heat, anhidrosis

    • Chrysanthemum flower for uveitis, influenza

    • Angelica root for general qi-blood stagnation and Blood deficiency


Dietary adjustment:

Cooler diets

Warmer diets

Examples

Buckwheat

Barley

Wheat Bran

Barley

Oats

Ginger

Garlic

Onion

Chinese Food Therapy for Horses


Another way for tcvm feeding
Another Way for TCVM Feeding

  • Use a balanced base food

  • Supplement for constitution, disorders or deficiencies

  • Add additional therapy as needed


Base tcvm diet for dogs

3 oz chicken heart

2 oz turkey breast

3 oz ground beef

3 oz beef kidney

2 oz beef liver

3 oz white fish

4 oz tofu

2 sardines in olive oil

1 T olive oil

1/2 c broccoli

1/2 c carrots

2 oz mushrooms

1/2 c spinach

1/4 c red peppers

1/4 c green peppers

1 T vinegar

1 clove garlic

1500 mg calcium

Base TCVM Diet for Dogs

Contains 1250 calories with a 48/11/42 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Deficient fire food
Deficient Fire Food

  • 4 oz chicken heart

  • 4 oz chicken

  • 4 oz lamb

  • 1/8 t cayenne

  • 750 mg calcium

Contains 800 calories with a 47/1/52 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Deficient earth food
Deficient Earth Food

  • 1 T fresh ginger

  • 4 oz ground beef

  • 4 oz sweat bread

  • 750 mg calcium

Contains 665 calories with a 34/1/65 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Deficient metal food
Deficient Metal Food

  • 8 oz rice

  • 4 chicken egg

  • 4 oz egg plant

  • 600 mg calcium

Contains 650 calories with a 20/36/44 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Deficient water food
Deficient Water Food

  • 2 oz bamboo shoots

  • 4 oz pork

  • 4 oz duck

  • 600 mg calcium

Contains 572 calories with a 42/1/57 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Deficient wood food
Deficient Wood Food

  • 3 oz chicken liver

  • 1/2 c asparagus

  • 4 oz chicken

  • 600 mg calcium

Contains 356 calories with a 61/6/33 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Qi tonic food

4 oz ground beef

4 oz beef liver

1 T olive oil

1/4 cup spinach

3 oz string beans

1000 mg calcium

Qi Tonic Food

Contains 704 calories with a 37/10/53 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Yang tonic food

4 oz lamb kidney

1 T olive oil

1/4 t cinnamon

1/2 t fennel

1/4 cup red pepper

400 mg calcium

Yang Tonic Food

Contains 290 calories with a 38/6/56 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Yin tonic food

4 eggs

2 ox chicken liver

1 T olive oil

4 oz cheddar cheese

4 oz firm tofu

500 mg calcium

Yin Tonic Food

Contains 1225 calories with a 27/3/70 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


Blood tonic food

4 oz ground beef

4 eggs

1 T olive oil

2 oz seaweed

500 mg calcium

Blood Tonic Food

Contains 958 calories with a 25/20/55 percent protein/carbohydrate/fat content.


To use tcvm food

Use 50% of diet as base food

Add 25% for any deficiency

Fire

Earth

Metal

Water

Wood

Add 25% of Grandparent for excess

Add 25 % of Grandchild if balanced

Add 25% tonic

Qi

Yang

Yin

Blood

To Use TCVM Food


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