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
Natural Treatments for Lupus
Hey, guys, Axe here, of naturalmedicine and Founder of DrAxe . In this tutorial, I'm going to talk about lupus naturaltreatments and natural cures for lupus. So I'll go over the best supplements for lupus,the best food specifically and then food that will probably surprise you, but foods thatyou absolutely want to stay away from. Lupus is an inflammatory condition that can affectthe entire body including muscles, tissues and organs. And also it's an autoimmune diseasein nature. An autoimmune disease is where your body's own immune system starts attackingorgans that it should never attack in the first place. But here's the good news. I'veworked with thousands of patients with autoimmune
disease and many of those with lupus and we'veseen complete recoveries in many of those patients. So let's go ahead and jump. I'm going to start with supplements, thengo into diet and then foods you should stay from. So first off, if you have lupus, thereare five supplements that are the best to take. The number one supplement is going tobe Vitamin D3. Vitamin D level, Vitamin D specifically, it's not just a vitamin, it'sknown as a pro hormone. It's essential for balancing hormones in the body but also formodulating your immune system and that's really the key in overcoming any or autoimmune issue,but especially one like lupus, is we've got
to help balance out how you're immune systemis functioning and so vitamin D is critical. You can go and get a vitamin D test, but here'sthe truth, over 80% of people are vitamin D deficient and I would guess over 90% ofpeople with autoimmune disease or more are vitamin D deficient. So it's almost a mustthat you should get vitamin D. I recommend 5,000 IUs twice a day for one month and thenafter that, 5,000 IUs a day. And best if you can go and get sunshine that day. That's idealfor about 30 minutes directly on your skin. That's what you want to do and during thosedays, you don't need to take the supplement, but, ideally, vitamin D supplements, numberone.
The number two supplement is going to be collagenprotein powder. Now, collagen is the main ingredient in bone broth and it contains theamino acid proline. Now, the root cause of lupus is a condition called leaky gut syndrome.Really lupus, an autoimmune disease, it starts in the gut with leaky gut. So we've got torepair your gut if we want to heal lupus. And so collagen protein powder and amino acidslike glutamine help repair the digestive tract. The number three supplement you should betaking for lupus is frankincense essential oil. Frankincense has been used for thousandsof years and it contains an antioxidant called Boswellia and Boswellia is one of the mostpowerful natural antiinflammatories in the
world. So start using frankincense essentialoil. What I recommend is you get a bottle of frankincense oil and just rub it all overyour body but specifically your neck and your forehead and just a little bit under yournose. Also, one other thing you can do is do two drops of frankincense on your thumband rub it on the roof of your mouth twice a day. Frankincense essential oil, again,helps balance out the immune system, which is critical. Also, there's a really unique study done onlupus and they found that those with lupus tend to have low stomach acid. And if youhave low stomach acid, there are a few things
you can do. One is eat smaller meals. Anotherthing is be rested while you eat and chew more. Another thing is do a little bit ofapple cider vinegar and water. But, from a supplement standpoint, digestive enzymes andalso taking something called HCL, that's hydrochloric acid. So again, digestive enzymes are the firstthing I would take. I'd take two to three capsules with meals, especially if you'reconsuming a meat product. And if you are consuming meat as well, you might try one or two capsulesof HCL with pepsin. And then, last but not least, probiotics. You know probiotics arecritical for crowding yeast out of the body,