Is Nutrition Theory like blind men and an elephant?

After reading the report below, tell me what diets can help good health and long life.

“That there is no magic common healthy diet for all could not have been better validated than by Buettner’s study of the ‘Blue Zones’ that boast the highest rate of centenarians in the world.

These enclaves of healthy high longevity populations include Sardinian shepherds from Cannonau county who have a high proportion of meat in their diets and drink the polyphenol-rich local red wine four times a day.

Adventists in California on the other hand thrive on a strict regimen of vegetarian delights and no alcohol.

Greeks in the idyllic island of Ikaria feast on the Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, vegetables and seafood.

And Okinwan centenarians love generous helpings of fat-rich pork with their vegetables. There is no common dietary factor that could account for their longevity”

(The above is an extract from “Principles of Chinese Medicine: A modern interpretation” by Dr Hong Hai)

As we can see there is no common diet system that promotes the above different cultures centenarians.

So how do Western Medicine / Nutrition Theory make meaningful conclusion? Solely based on diets in term of Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat, Vitamin, etc cannot explain adequately, nor other diets system like today popular Alkaline Diet , etc.
However, 3000 years ago, ancient sages already give us clues as per YEIC. That is the critical concept of Body Constituents (体质).

What is Body Constituents?

Individual’s unique Body Constituents come from 1 ) Pre-natal, (先天) (that include hereditary,DNA etc),and 2) Post-natal (后天)” (that include exposure to weathers, seasons, environment (whereby above different cultures have different environments) , place of stay, life habits, diets, types of exercises, moods, emotions, consciousness, personality, psychology,attitudes towards life, …etc.,)。

Hence what food is good for A, is harmful to B. Because A and B Body Constituents are different.
Not knowing one’s Body Constituents, and apply the most modern nutrition theories is like blind man and the elephant, or buy lottery tickets, sometimes win, most times lose.

The 5000 years Chinese food theory is based on what foods suitable for which aspects of body functionalities like digestion, metabolism, blood supply, respiration system, excretion etc. Unlike Western Nutrition Theory solely based on the composition of the food make-up, which cannot specifically points how it helps liver, or kidney or heart functioning !
Body Constituents + Diet Theory” (体质 + 饮食学说), is ½ day discussion at the 2-day YEIC training, involving many new concepts and knowledge.

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the online training  .
” Body Constituents 体质”,”Diets Theory 饮食学说” ,” Pre-natal, Post-natal 先天”, “后天”
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High Blood Pressure – Wrong Focus !!

In the Mandarin WhatsApp group, a member asks :

“Teacher, high blood pressure is due to which organ out of balance? How to avoid taking high blood pressure medicine?”

I ask : “Are you referring to western medicine 💊?”,she replied : “Yes”

Come to think of it, there are many illnesses require lifelong medication, including high blood pressure.

Lifelong medication to the ancient sage is a rather ridiculous thing. The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) principle is “Restore body organs functionalities, you get well”. If herbs and acupuncture could not cure, consider daily practice of Life Cultivation 养生之道。

Back to the topic of high blood pressure, the issue is not which organ is out of balance, perhaps in the previous discussion, body organ functionalities are often mentioned.

I explain as follow.

Western Medicine focuses on “Pressure” and uses instrument to measure it.

YEIC does not use pressure as a concept. Instead a more powerful concept “Qi-blood” is used to explain many phenomena in the body functionalities or operational problems or illnesses.

When a person is very angry, he feels pressure in his head. Interestingly in Chinese language, angry (生气) ,means generate a lot of qi, resulting in pressure.

It is the qi that raises the blood pressure, and pressure is the end product.

Hence it is wise to put focus on the factor that creates pressure, i.e. qi.

Western Medicine does not have “Qi” concept, they consider high blood pressure is due to blood vessels lack elasticity, or damaged. Hence medication and necessary surgery are the main approaches.

“Qi-blood” is needed to all parts of the body. When you have high workload and the boss is impatiently waiting for your delivery of work, your head feels the pressure. That is because the body needs to send much more “Qi-blood” to your brain to help you finish your task and you feel the pressure or fainting.

If your body constituent (体质) is weak, particularly short of breath, i.e. your “Qi” is weak, and your “Qi-blood” is inadequate ( eg. anemia ),and you struggle to complete the task, besides having high blood pressure, you may have other problems like cold feet (as most qi-blood goes to the head, not feet), insomnia, anxiety attack, … which further increases your high blood pressure.

If you have blood stasis, eg. ladies with irregular periods, thick blood, or with high fat contents in the blood, and fluid part of the blood, due to poor metabolism, contains phlegm, or toxins, which manifest in your urine, stools, sweat, i.e. as per YEIC, called “Yin-Yang imbalance”, … isn’t it true then the Qi needs enormous force to move the heavy, contaminated blood and fluid, causing high blood pressure?

Earlier we have many discussions on our diets, lack of exercises to move qi, our emotions, feelings, personality, life attitude, … affecting Yin-Yang Balance, 阴阳失调,which further affect body organs functionalities, 五脏六腑功能失调,these cause high blood pressure, which is not due to only one organ issue.

Hence if you accept the teaching of ancient wisdom, and practice daily Life Cultivation 养生,and raise the quality of Qi, Blood, body Fluid, you can do away with medication 💊, and not suffer high blood pressure, don’t you agree? 😋😋😋

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in  online training.
“Qi 气”, “Life Cultivation, 养生”, Organs Functionality “五脏六腑功能”,“Qi-blood 气血”,”Fluid 津液”,”Body Constituent 体质”
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Special Need Child, Bone Structure, Organ Functionalities

Grateful to a Chinese WhatsApp group member sharing the following case for group learning.

Through a process of Q&A to find out as much relevant information, as YEIC emphasis is Holistic approach, not just focus on a few symptoms.

She says that specialist made diagnosis on her child and concluded that the child is an asperger case. The mother has little clues what and why?

Instead of being disturbed or frightened by bombastic illness label like “asperger”, “cancer”, “autism”, “Parkinson”, it is important to check what aspects of the child’s basic functionalities are out of balance. E.g. 5-senses-faculties, digestion, excretion, EQ besides IQ etc.

Often when Western Medicine specialists conclude illnesses with labels, it is as if the patient is sentenced to death. This itself creates enormous pressure and worries on the part of the patients. Then the mother’s worries also project onto the child. Negative energies just get amplified.

Early I made inquiry about the child bone-development, are the teeth sound and strong, etc. There are good reasons for such questions.

In the olden days in China, there were many natural disasters like floods, dry spell, .. life was difficult with much hardship and little to eat. Old people will observe the young children and know which children had more chance of survival, how did they do it?

They observed the children teeth. Why?

YEIC says, The soundness of Kidney Qi is manifested in bones, which are also related to bone marrow and intelligence, with strong will power and determination.

Do you now also connect with the observation of many older persons having weak bones, teeth dropped, lowered learning ability, reduced will power? All these are because of weakened and deteriorating Kidney Qi.

Once we have a sound theory, in the case about how Kidneys Qi governs several important functions, we can take steps to strengthen Kidneys Qi before weaknesses develop further.

In many organizations and corporation, management are concerned about some staff not having strong will power to do their tasks, with lowered performances, perhaps they should invest in YEIC training to staff instead of just leadership and team-building training.

The mother above says the child’s teeth structure OK. That is good news.

YEIC also says all the 5-key organs relate and affect each other. From the gathered information from the mother, we have the following.

The child likes playing on sand beach, water splashing, balls, but when come to writing or drawing, he hardly has a few seconds concentration.

And the child gets mad with tantrum if he is made to complete the homework. Teachers and mother will put more pressure on him to do study.

YEIC says, Spleen has the function in Thinking. This infers the child dislike writing is due to Spleen / Stomach out of balance.

As per 5-element model, Spleen = Earth, Kidneys = Water. Earth controls Water, e.g. earth dam can control and regulate river water. Kidneys also has the function in wanting to move with strength and muscle, implies extrovert type of character.

With weakened Spleen, not able to control Kidneys, the child prefers only outdoors activities, not studying.

With pressure from teachers and mother to do homework, the child gets frustrated and angry.

YEIC says, Liver manifests ager and Heart Stores Consciousness / Spirit.

Liver = Wood and Wood controls Earth, Meaning child’s frustration harms the liver function, which further affects Spleen.

And Heart = Fire, Wood can give rise to Fire. but now the Wood, i.e. Liver is out of balance and that causes imbalance to the Heart. The mother says the child eyes seem floating without good eye contact with people. This indicates the heart could not manage good consciousness.

This is how ancient sages using the inter-related theory of organs with their unique functionalities, explain various phenomena, be it illness, behaviors etc.

This is the limitations of Western Special need Children education, as they overly focus on the behavioral problems of the children and not relate to the physiology. As such many Autism education centers train the children to be like robots, keep modifying the children behaviors with disciplines. Really pity these poor children due to teachers’ / parents’ ignorance.

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training courses ..
“Kidneys, one of the function, is in Will Power 肾主志”,“Kidneys responsible for bone development, born marrow and intelligence 肾主骨生髓通于脑”,”Spleen, on of the functions, is in Thinking. 脾主思”,”Liver manifests a你ger 肝主怒”,”Heart stores Consciousness 心❤主神明”。
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”

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Using Simple Logic to discuss Nervous System

Today we continue the discussion on “Nervous System”.

Western Medicine considers diseases like Parkinson, Autism, Alzheimer, Depression, … are due to Nervous System problems.

Hence their attention is focused on “Nervous System”.

When they consider certain illness is due to heart and blood circulation problem, they shift their attention on such.

Let’s discuss based on logic.

Heart, blood circulation problem surely needs supply of oxygen as per the lungs-functionalities. Agreed?

Surely they also need the liver to carry out its detox function, to ensure flesh supply of blood to the heart and for blood circulation. Agree?

Surely they require good digestive functions of the spleen and stomach so as to ensure transformed foods into nutrients can be supplied to the heart and blood circulation. Agree?

Surely they require good metabolism from the kidneys to ensure no toxin accumulation in the heart and blood. Agree?

From the above logics, all key organs functionalities are to be in good order so that heart and blood circulation are in good order too.

Likewise we can extend the same logics to the “nervous system”, which requires good organs functionalities.

Isn’t it strange that there is different medical treatments for Parkinson, Autism, Alzheimer, Depression, …although they all arise from “nervous system” problems!

We are no medical doctors, specialists, but we can follow the above logics, why can’t the western medical trained doctors cannot see such logics?

Western Medicine considers ancient YEIC has no logics, in its holistic approach, but it is precisely this logic that take good care of the key organs functionalities, good health ensured. 五脏六腑的基本功能!

Do you feel you need simple logics to govern your life or complicated and entangled theories?

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training courses.
“Key organs functionslities 五脏六腑功能”,。。。 。。。
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”

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You want good Nervous System or Consciousness?

Nervous System problem is often quoted by Western Medicine as the cause to a variety of diseases, like Parkinson’s, Autism, Alzheimer’s.

As per Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC), there is no such concept nor term called “Nervous System”.

But 3000 years ago, ancient sages place great importance to “Consciousness” “Intelligence” “EQ”, which are hallmark of human being as compared with animals.

These Intangible system was also recognized as closely related to the tangible system like respiratory system, digestive system, excretion system, metabolism of the body.

For example, “Anger is associated with the function of Liver”, “怒伤肝”,Thinking power is associated with the function of Spleen “脾主思”,Will Power is associated with the function of Kidneys “肾藏志”,Joy and happiness are associated with the function of heart “心主喜”.

During my two day YEIC training class, I ask students : “Do you prefer to have nervous system or higher Consciousness system?”

Obviously they choose the later. After all animal also have nervous system.

Logics tell us that if we possess high Consciousness, surely it implies the nervous system is intact.

The the focus should be placed on manifesting the higher human Consciousness, involving intelligence, EQ and understand their relationship with the tangible body functionalities system, like blood circulation, breathing etc.

On these matter, ancient sages give us a lot of knowledge and information and therapies.

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training courses. “Anger affect Liver, 怒伤肝”,”Spleen has thinking functionalities 脾主思”,”Will Power is associated with Kidneys function 肾藏志”,”Joy and Happiness are felt in the Heart 心主喜”,。。。 。。。

“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago.”

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Yin Yang concepts and Application

Female is Yin, male is Yang.

Female is more emotional and the body helps to balance the emotion by regular periods, discharging bloods also help to expel negative energy.

Whereas male does not have such advantage. And male tends to keep their emotions buried, harmful to the body system.

Perhaps that is why statistically on average male has shorter life span.
As human being, we all have emotions. Since male does not have periods, how do male release their acquired negative emotions?

Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) identifies “Liver has the function to release and rediate Qi, hence bloods”, assisted by gallbladder.

How to understand such?

YEIC further says : “Liver manifests its stored emotion in dispersing qi and Gallbladder qi is descending”.

“Liver has function in thinking and strategizing, Gallbladder in decision making” “Liver Stores Creativity”

黄帝内经曰 : “肝主疏泄,胆主通降”,”肝主谋虑,胆主决断”,”肝藏魂”。

Hence healthy male manifests his natural ability in rational thinking and decision making, with flexibility and creativity. And male has the responsibility to be the breadwinner for the family.

A good quality attribute of Leader is strong Liver Qi and Gallbladder Qi.

But some male fail to exhibit such attributes. And they habitually drink wine to release, and using the drunken state to scold people, release his anger. After he becomes sober, he is as timid as a mouse again.

Weak Liver-qi and Gallbladder-qi make such male indecisive, worrying type. They hardly can achieve anything in life. With improper diet, they get sick easily with gallbladder stone etc.

Many organisation members exhibit such weak attributes. They take no initiatives, only to act according to boss’s instruction.

Many gamblers, avoiding making decision, indulge in casino hoping luck comes their way.

Some males go the other extremes. They are impulsive as they do not think through thoroughly before making decision. They want to be instant hero only met with more failures. Their Liver-qi and gallbladder-qi are in excessive.

Some with uncontrolled liver-qi, scold and insult people without reasons, like some bosses. In the end they get high blood pressure and stroke or diabetes.

Even though female has periods to regulate their emotions, they also face many challenges, as they often feel unhappy, that result in all types of illnesses also.

Perhaps God is fair, giving different challenges to males and females.

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in  On-Line training .

“Organs functionalities 五脏六腑功能”, “Liver function in dispersion of Qi 肝主疏泄,Gallbladder Qi descends 胆主通降”,”Liver function in strategizing 肝主谋虑,Gallbladder in decision making 胆主决断”,”Liver stores soul 肝藏魂”.
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago”

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Some Autistic Behaviors Explained

Yesterday we discussed how crying with tears and nose running come about, with the principles and logic given by ancient sages 3000 years ago.

What is amazing is that today modern science and Western Medicine still cannot offer a logical explanation to many physiological phenomena.

Today, from yesterday discussion, we talk about autism and its explanation.

We all know that challenge of having autistic child is enormous, especially for the parents, besides the child in suffering.

We discuss some aspects of autistic child’s behavioral challenges.

Some autistic children cover their ears, screaming, as if hearing some horrible sounds, and knock their heads against the wall. They have uncontrolled fears.

Western scientists discover that these children are very sensitive to sound, even what we consider reasonable sounds, to them like thunders. Their hearing faculty is in disarray. Yet Western Medicine doctors cannot pinpoint what actually is wrong with the ears.

Special Needs Education specialists advise the parents to send the children to all sorts of therapies, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration therapy, Speech therapy etc.

These specialists consider the autistic child’s problems as behavioral.

What do ancient sages say about this?

YEIC says, : “Kidneys functionalities manifest at ears” “Both ears are linked with the brain”, “Kidneys stores Essence, Essence gives rise to bone marrow, and bone marrow give rise to brain for all mental activities”.

黄帝内经曰 “肾开窍于耳”, “肾气通于耳。肾和则耳能闻五音矣.”。
古人也说 : “两耳通脑,所听之身声归于脑”,”肾藏精”,”精生髓””,髓聚于脑形成髓海,主持精神、思维活动的功能。

Mind you, the above were recorded 3000 years ago, whereas Western Medicine has only 200 years history.

The above implies ears, hearing, brain, kidneys, … are part of a sub-system and parts are not to be separately treated.

YEIC also says : “Kidneys stores DNA” This implies if the mother’s health conditions are not good during pregnancy, the health of the fetus and baby are greatly affected.

Note: Health conditions not good does not mean must have serious illnesses, It can be the mother’s body constituent is cold in nature, without warmth to nourish the fetus.

Different autistic child has different sensory faculties out of balance. It can be hearing, sighting, touching, tastes and smell, which also affect speech learning. These sensory faculties are closely related to the 5 key organs functionalities.

Today the rate of autistic children is on the increase, and these can be correlated to the general health of the population too.

Hence in the above case example, the child behaves like encountering ghosts, screaming with both hands covering the ears, knocking his head against the wall, kidneys functionalities must be restored, not OT or other types of behavioral therapies.

When we understand more and more the wisdom of the ancient sages, we will not subject the autistic children to unnecessary therapies for which they must have suffered a great deal insides without able to tell the parents.

For the young adults, YEIC knowledge is so valuable for you to bring out a new healthy generation, don’t you agree?

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the video training class ,
“Organs Functions 五脏六腑功能”,”Kidneys manifest at ears 肾开窍于耳”,” Kidneys stores Essence 肾藏精”, “Essence give rise to bone marrow 精生髓 ”
“Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago”

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How crying comes about?

It is common we cry with tears when we feel sad, especially for ladies.

Sometimes tears with running nose.

How do we explain physiologically the happening, tears and running nose?

Yellow Emperor’s Inner Classic (YEIC) says : “Heart manifests in Happiness”, likewise, heart also manifests sadness.

Hence in extreme happiness and sadness, the heart is “moved”, causing imbalance. And extra energy is necessary to restore balance. Such energy, the old sages called “Qi-Blood”.

YEIC also says “Liver is responsible for distribution of Qi and Blood”. Then, in the above case, the Qi-Blood must be directed to the heart.

As the Liver is doing extra work to deliver the Qi-blood, energy, Liver also needs extra energy (qi-blood), which is drawn from the Kidneys, the reservoirs of energy, This reservoir is like Retirement Fund, meant to be used at old age. YEIC says, “Kidneys stores Essence”.

Kidneys are represented by Water as per 5-element theory. And indeed Kidneys are in charge of body fluids, including urine.

YEIC says, the fluid part of the Liver is tears. And Kidneys direct the fluids to the Liver.

YEIC also says “Liver manifests in Eyes”. Then on one hand, Liver delivers Qi-Blood to the heart, Kidneys supply fluid (a form of energy or fuel) to the Liver too. The by-product of the above Liver operation is Tears.

To supply Qi-blood, obviously we need Qi to move the blood. This requires the working function of Lungs, taking in air through breathing. YEIC says : Lungs manifests in running nose fluid. And Lungs manifest at nose. Then we have running nose.

With excessive discharge of tears and running nose fluids, the digestion is affected. No appetite for foods, then lack of foods as nutrients to make fresh Qi-Blood.

Hence excessive emotional upheavals harm Heart, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys and Spleen.

That is why ancients sages consider the importance of emotions affecting health.

In fact, any time, whatever activities, emotional, mental, or manual work, energy or Qi-blood is consumed. If excessive, health imbalance is caused, as all 5 key organs are affected.

In the extreme case of sadness with non stop crying, the kidney-essence maybe excessively consumed. And the person may go blind, or all sorts of illnesses.

If you ask Western doctors about sadness, tears and running nose, how would they explain?

Likely they say : “No big deal, it is natural.” or “there are tears glands, tears are secretion, ..” and they do not have other theories to explain further.

Isn’t it typical that Western Medicine cannot explain fully many illnesses, but vaguely say nervous system in the case of Parkinson or dementia. But they offer you medicines and surgical procedures. Funny, ya?

Does it mean that one should not have emotions, no crying is better?

Not so.

If a child never has any emotions, no sadness, no anger, no fear …etc

Then it reflects the organs functionalities are out of balance. All are needed in moderation, the key philosophy of YEIC.

Actually children crying does not necessarily indicate sadness, but activating the functions of the lungs and hearts etc. They cry at one moment, and laugh and play when you shift their attention.

Not long ago, I had a coaching . counselling case. She has a lot of sad stories, and she said she had run out of tears. During coaching, she only used her mind to communicate with me, no emotions.

One day, something big and negative triggers her emotions deeply. She seems like totally collapsed and called me urgently. When I met up with her, in her emotional stage, she was able to release her emotions and her breathing became calmer and we had a more effective coaching session.

Sadness is energy. Emotion is energy. Energy can be transformed.

Now do you appreciate more and more the ancients wisdom, 3000 years ago they gave us principles and theories to explain and understand many phenomena and how to strengthen the organs functionalities, which is like the immune system.

This discussion involves a few key concepts which are elaborated in the On-Line training .


“Organs Functions 五脏六腑功能”,”Hearts manifests in Joy and Sadness 心主喜”, “Liver function in distribution 肝主疏泄”,”Kidneys store Essence 肾藏精”,”Kidneys represented by Water 肾主水”,”Liver manifests in tears 肝其液在泪”,”Liver opening in eyes 肝开窍于目”,”Lungs has function in fluid like running nose 肺其液在涕”,”Lungs opening at nose 肺开窍于鼻”.
Words in Chinese are texts from the book YEIC, 3000 years ago”

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