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.
It’s that time of year with many parties and overindulgence, so I am sharing some tips to relieve a hangover and overeating. The Chinese love their banquets and are rather familiar with overindulgence. It is therefore no surprise that traditionally they have plenty of formulas to help relieve them.