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This site is devoted to healthy living, Chinese way.

Over two millennia ago, Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經), also known Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon or the Yellow Emperor’s classic of internal medicine, the fundamental doctrinal source for Chinese medicine, has first introduced balanced dieting with the theory of “Four-Five: Five Grains for Support, Five Fruits for Assistance, Five Animals (Meats) for Benefits, and Five Vegetables for Supplement.”

Chinese Traditional Medicine preaches that all illnesses and diseases can be traced back to imbalanced dieting.

Chinese Healthy Living is all about balancing our diet, the lifestyle and conscious food choices to avoid imbalance. Food is better than medicine or better than medicine

Chinese medicine also introduces us another fundamental Four-Five: four natures and five flavours/tastes of food. Food’s four natures, warm, hot, cool, and cold, correspond to our four seasons. Food has five flavours/tastes, spicey, sweet, sour, bitter, and salty.

The four natures are so assigned according the energetic effects following food consumption while the five flavours are distinguished by their tastes. Food flavour is not permanent it can change according to preparation and cooking method.

The selection and consumption of your foods must be done according to our body types that are matched with the five tastes and five natures.

Chinese Healthy Living is about harmony with nature and with our body.

Disclaimer: The information provided on ChineseHealthyLiving.net is intended solely for information and educational purposes. It IS NOT and SHOULD NOT be treated as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider or practitioner regarding a medical condition.