Nutritional Medicine

Western/Eastern Nutrition

The Chinese nutritional system is quite different from the traditional western system. In the West, we have the primary food groups, but in the Chinese nutritional system, it is the five different tastes that we must include and balance in order to maintain a healthy diet. These tastes are spicy, sour, bitter, sweet, and salty.

There is a separate ideal diet for each person. It is said that each person is hot or cold and dry or damp. The Chinese diet is also concerned with the balance of yin and yang energies in the body and it is believed that each food has a predominant quality of either. For example, a person with a yin deficiency needs to eat more foods with yin energy than other people.

Alternative Health Care Concepts recognizes that no two people are the same when it comes to the nutrients needed to stay at the peak of health. To ensure that every patient receives all of the nutritional benefits the body requires, we manage an individual’s dietary needs with a combination of eastern and western strategies, combining the best of both worlds with vitamins and herbs, for a completely well rounded dietary plan that addresses all of your unique nutritional needs.

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