The Jolt Files

These are a series of brilliant short podcasts describing the different Chinese medicine therapies and answering commonly asked questions, by Kath Berry from ACUPRO. Press on the words to go directly to the podcasts:

Is Your Food Making You Sick?

In Chinese medicine, there are definite guidelines to good health and healing illness with food.

The most important aspect is eating cooked food most of the time. It is much less work for the digestion and requires less use of energy or Qi. This means that you have more Qi for other things. Soups, congee, stews and bone broth are the most nourishing of all foods and quickly help the body to recover and regenerate. Iced drinks and icy food destroys the body’s ability to digest and extract nourishment, creates unbalanced gut flora, and may lead to bloating, and irregular bowel movements.