The Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet
Hey guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial I'm going to talk to you about TCM Diet,also known as the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet, and ways that Chinese medicine can helpyou transform your health. Within Chinese medicine there's somethingcalled The Five Elements. The Five Elements, this also stems from something called FiveElements Acupuncture, but I'll tell you, by learning these principles it's going to helpyou really know your own body. I think this is what everybody wants. Everybody wants toknow a custom and personalized plan for them, and so I'm going to teach you in this tutorialwhat type you might be so you know the exact
steps you need to take to heal your body completelyusing TCM, that's Traditional Chinese Medicine. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been usedover 4000 years and I believe today it's the most accurate way of diagnosing and treatingillness, much more accurate than our conventional medical Western system today. There are Five Elements of Chinese Medicinethat relate to the earth, and the way our organ system works, our five organ systems.Let's talk about the first element. That's the Wood Element in Chinese Medicine. Thathas to do with springtime, also that's related to green foods. If you are struggling witha liver issue or a gallbladder issue to where
you don't digest fats properly, or you haveany type of liver condition, elevated liver enzymes, or you've ever been exposed to toxins,then that means you want to follow the Wood Element Diet. Now, also people can be Wood Elements, andthat's me, for instance. Wood Element people are typically very wiry, they're typically. . . you can see their veins, they typically would look like sometimes rock climbersish,but again they're a little bit more lean and wiry. When you hear the Wood Element, thinktree roots. So think roots and how they're built. That's a Wood Element and those peopletend to be more susceptible to liver and gallbladder
issues and not digesting fats properly. Andthe emotion that they experience is frustration and sometimes anger. So think angry drunk.If you have an angry drunk what does that affect? It affects their liver and vice versa.Somebody has liver problems they can burst out in anger. So again, that's the Wood Elementin Chinese Medicine. If you are having liver issues or gallbladderissues at all, gallstones, gallbladder removed, any sort of anger frustration issues, youwant to start nourishing those organs. And this is the big difference in Chinese Medicine.In Western Medicine today we try and treat a disease, treat an illness; in Chinese Medicinethey look to nourish an organ to help the
body heal. And the foods that are most nourishingand healing to the liver and gallbladder are going to be foods that are sour. So thinksauerkraut, also things like a green apple, also foods that are slightly bitter. Foodsthat are mostly sour and slightly bitter are the most nourishing, and foods that are verygreen. Wood Element, think trees, think green, think grass, so vegetables like fresh saladand spinach, veggies juices, herbs like milk thistle and dandelion. Also bluporum is anotherone in Chinese Medicine, and then green apples, but think green foods, fresh foods, livingfoods, those are going to be the best for healing the liver and the gallbladder in foodsthat are sour.
The next element in Chinese Medicine is goingto be your Earth Element, and the Earth Element is going to be for people that tend to bea little bit more round. Sometimes people that tend to be a little more jolly. Sometimesthey'll get some redness in their cheeks. The Earth Element tends to be people thatemotionally struggle with worry, and it also from a seasonal standpoint has to do withthe fall harvest. People that are the Earth Element tend to struggle with candida. Soif you're a person that you know you're a chronic worrier or if you've ever struggledwith candida, the Chinese Medicine or TCM Diet can help you. Specifically, you wantto do foods that nourish the spleen and so
The GAPS Diet
Hey, guys. Axe here, of naturalmedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I'm going to talk to you about the GAPS Diet.The GAPS diet is one of my favorite diets out there. It was started by Natasha Campbell,MD from the UK, and it is very effective in treating conditions such as learning disorderslike ADHD and other learning disorders such as autism. Also, it's very effective at helpingpeople heal from leaky gut, autoimmune disease and other sorts of issues that are neurologicalor immunerelated in nature. I can tell you that what you're going to learnin this tutorial is this diet is very, very effective and it doesn't have to be that difficult.In fact, I think the GAPS diet can be simple
if you're willing to go through and learnjust a few simple recipes along the way. Essentially, what the GAPS diet is it's adiet that's easy to digest. It's really focused on, it's very similar to a traditional diet,but this is where grains are eliminated. This is a grainfree diet. It's high in amino acids,high in healthy fatty acids, and very low in sugar and carbohydrates. There are different stages. There are actuallysix stages to the GAPS diet. I'm going to start talking about stage one and then talkabout the full stage, the final stage here and if want to learn more and get the fullsix stages you can visit my website, DrAxe ,
or just search my name online, Axe, it'sDRAXE, and then look up GAPS diet on Google and you'll find plenty of information thereas well. The first thing they recommend is consumingbone broth. Now, bone broth is packed with amino acids like proline, glycine, glutamineand arginine. Lproline is the amino acid that helps really tighten up your skin aswell as your gut tissue, so when your skin starts to sag as you age, proline helps intightening up your skin. It also helps in repairing leaky gut, which is the root causeof all autoimmune disease today, and food allergies. If you want to overcome or healfrom any condition, we know all disease begins
in the gut so you've got to heal leaky gut. When it comes to the GAPS diet, one of thebest things you can do is consume bone broth. The way that you make bone broth is takingthe necks, backs or feet of chickens, put them in a crock pot and you simply let themcook for 24 hours in a crock pot. Add in a tablespoon or two of apple cider vinegar.That starts to pull out those amino acids in the liquid. You then discard the tissues,you just keep the liquid, and there you have chicken broth. You can do the same thing withbeef bones and that also can be high in proline. Again, that's the first thing you want todo, make some broth.
Broth is also high in glycine which helpssupport liver detoxification which is crucial in healing and balancing the immune system.Also, Lglutamine is found in broth, and glutamine has been shown to help repair a damaged intestinallining which is crucial as well. So again, the primary food on the GAPS diet is bonebroth. After that it's organic meat, so what you'regoing to do is you're going to have your bone broth, whether it's chicken or beef broth,you're then going to add in some organic meat, whether that's chicken or beef, and that proteinis easy to digest and doesn't affect the immune system. Another great food to add in. Andthen vegetables, whether that's broccoli,
cauliflower, or cabbage. My favorite to putin chicken vegetable soup is going to be celery, carrots and onions, but any type of vegetableis fine to add in there. That's going to be the main meal. If you'reon stage one of the GAPS diet it's going to be bone broth, meat and vegetables, slowcookedover the period of 24 hours, or at least 12 hours. That's going to be the main meal, andyou're going to try and eat that as many meals as possible. After a few weeks, typically two weeks onthat stage one of GAPS diet, you're going to add in some other things like a littlebit of sauerkraut juice or some probioticrich