It’s a wild jungle of food choices out there. Which diet to choose? Whose method to trust? Which books to buy? It’s no wonder people get confused and give up or fly blind — eating what seems to make sense without any real guidance.
That’s why it’s such a joy to introduce our patients to the TCM system of “Food As Medicine,” which has been helping people for thousands of years and goes to the very core of Traditional Chinese Medicine. TCM has five branches of healing: acupuncture, herbs, Qigong, Tuina (bodywork) and nutrition. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, food is not an afterthought or something you’re forced to change when things go bad; it’s an essential cornerstone of health and healing. Once you receive a medical diagnosis, you receive food recommendations totally specific to your case and your body.
What so many other methodologies fail to recognize is that a certain food might really benefit you while really wreaking havoc on another — say, your spouse trying the same diet. It’s not that the food is good or bad; it’s based on current state each person’s internal system.
At Energy Matters, we love food and celebrate its beauty, taste and healing potential for our patients. We’re in the perfect area to appreciate local, fresh, healthy eating and have found a way to fuse Traditional Chinese Medicine with what it’s like to live and eat in California in 2010. The ancient Chinese medical texts never contemplated some of the food we eat today; in fact, some of it couldn’t even be called food! But after spending time with our “Food As Medicine” approach, you’ll be thinking more clearly, feeling more energetic and experiencing how you used to feel in the prime of your health.
- East Bay “foodies” interested in deeper information and guidance
- People noticing a decline in health or energy, and those just wanting a boost
- Recently diagnosed Western Medicine patients who have been told something’s seriously wrong (high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, pre-diabetic, etc.)
If you have received a medical diagnosis or are experiencing a health crisis, we can provide advice and a food plan that will empower you to be healthy and help you to potentially avoid Western medications — and all their side effects!
With the Energy Matters “Food As Medicine” program, you can:
- Lose weight
- Enjoy better digestion
- Have more energy
- Look younger and healthier
- Clarity of thinking; feel clearheaded
- Lift the burden of confusing daily dietary choices
- Potentially avoiding Western medications with harmful side effects
You’ll come in to our beautiful Energy Matters facility in Oakland for an in-person consultation. We’ll do a food review and talk about any health concerns or goals you have. From there, we’ll tailor a food plan based on your specific body and circumstances. Your plan may involve a food analysis, food changes and/or food-based nutritional supplements. In doing so, you’ll be able to take all those confusing food decisions off your plate and enjoy the guidance and encouragement of a nutrition and health expert.
Feel for yourself the difference a “food as medicine” approach can make! Contact Energy Matters today at 510-597-9923 to schedule a consultation.