Naturally clear blockages and promote smooth flow of Qi and blood through these special tonic ingredients, says physician Anita Pee of Eu Yan Sang TCM Clinic @ Clementi: such as ginseng, for example. When it comes to such ‘medicine’, a person should consult a practitioner since eating it could make your body worse, as all of us have different constitutions that interact differently with different foods.” She concludes by saying, “From a TCM perspective, a good balanced diet is where foods are consumed in appropriate combinations according to their natures and flavours. It is best to consume fresh foods that are free from chemicals, preservatives, and over-processing. It is also important not to eat too much (ideally up to 70 per cent of your capacity), and have food that is moderate in temperature, to avoid straining the digestive organs. When a person continually eats only one type of food, it creates an imbalance in their body, thus affecting health. One of the key principles in TCM is to keep the body ‘neutral’. The idea is to eat the right food at the right time, in moderation.” Codonopsis root (Dang Shen) 34 epicureasia.com
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