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
Benefits of Pau dArco
Hey, guys, Axe here from DrAxe . TodayI'm going to be sharing with you the many benefits of pau d'arco and pau d'arco tea.I'll tell you right now, in this tutorial you're going to learn that pau d'arco is the numberone herb for killing candida in the entire world today. I've worked with a lot of patientswith candida, with parasitic infections and viral infections, and again, there is nothingmore powerful. In this tutorial I'll share with you exactly how to use it and how many timesa day. So again, pau d'arco is an herb that's beenused in different native regions around the world, but it's been shown to be very powerfulat killing off candida. Now, the cause of
candida today, and oftentimes parasitic infections,when your immune system gets weak and you get something called dampness in your body.This is known in Chinese medicine as a spleen deficiency or excess dampness, so we needto address those two things. One, with a weak immunity, and weak immunesystems can be caused by emotional stress. They can be caused by taking antibiotic drugs,poor diet, all of those things can cause immune deficiency, and the other thing that can causecandida and parasite overgrowth can be things such as consuming too much dairy or wheatproducts, consuming too many cold foods, and really just a poor diet. All of those thingscan cause dampness in the body. But pau d'arco
as an herb helps dry up that extra phlegmand mucus. If you have a white coating on your tongue,or if you ever have a loose stool, or if you have cravings for sweets, breads and grainson a regular basis, or if you have any type of regular infection such as a UTI, thoseare big, big warning signs that you have candida and chronic infections in your body. Also,if you've had any sort of other infection, let's say if you know you've had a parasiteor impetigo, or any sort of skin issue or ringworm, you know that that's a sign of aparasite, or if you've come back from another country with loose stools. Those are all signsof dampness and candida, fungal or parasitic
infections. Again, the number one way to treatit is by drinking pau d'arco tea or just consuming pau d'arco and reaping the benefits from thatas a supplement. Pau d'arco contains a compound called lapacholthat actually is very powerful. It has antifungal, antiviral, and antiparasitic benefits. AnytimeI have a patient that's struggling with issues with candida, I put them on a diet of goingsugarfree, grainfree, consuming a lot of foods that nourish the spleen, such as fermentedvegetables, bitter foods, and then things like bone broth soup. Even squashes like butternutsquash, these things are very nourishing to the spleen. But then I have them drink twoglasses a day, two to three glasses, of pau
d'arco tea. Now this is the brand I've personally recommendedto patients. You can pick it up on Amazon or go to Whole Foods, or order it in severalplaces online, and there are many different brands. This is just the brand that I've used.But again, pau d'arco, that's PAU, and then space, DARCO. This tea has been used in Chinese medicinefor thousands of years to naturally treat candida, parasites, fungal issues, as wellas immune deficiencies in the body. In some cases, pau d'arco is used in the natural treatmentof cancer.
Again, pau d'arco has many health benefits,especially when it comes to treating any sort of candida, parasite, or immune issues. Again,for my patients I recommend two to three glasses of this tea a day or taking two recommendeddoses in a supplement form. It can help you fight candida fast. If you want to learn more about the top herbsfor healing your body and more about how to treat candida and infections naturally, visitmy website, DrAxe , or hey, subscribe here to the YouTube channel to learn more aboutsuperfoods and healing herbs.