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May 29, 2022

Goat’s Milk Cheese

Goats produce high-quality, nutrition-rich milk in even the most difficult environments making them valuable to arid or mountainous areas where cows and sheep can’t survive. Goats were one of the earliest animals domesticated to suit human needs- more specifically milk production- going back to 8,000 B.C., 10,000 years ago. Goat cheese has been made at least as far back as 5,000 B.C. Meanwhile, the first documented proof of humans making cheese is 7,500 years ago in Poland.

Based on TCM, goat’s cheese can be used to supplement and moves qi, warm stomach, and spleen, and nourishes yin.

The preparation methods of goat’s cheese are raw or melted.

Goat’s cheese contains rich in fat and protein, minerals.

Some indications that can be reduced by goat’s cheese are:

  * Stomach and spleen vacuity: Indigestion

  * Dryness in the large intestine: Constipation

Note: this is just information regarding goat’s cheese. For the usage a

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April 29, 2022

Sardines

Sardines ("pilchards") are a nutrient-rich, small, oily fish widely consumed by humans and as forage fish by larger fish species, seabirds and marine mammals.

Based on TCM, sardines can be used to supplements qi, yang, and blood; warms stomach and spleen, and supplements kidneys.

The preparation methods of sardines are deep-fried, fried, grilled, or boiled.

Sardines contains protein, fat, minerals and a source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Some indications that can be reduced by sardines are:

  * Stomach and spleen vacuity: lack of appetite, lack of strength, indigestion, edema.

  * Kidney network vacuity: impotence, decreased libido, back pain and weakness, sinew and bone weakness.

Note: this is just an information regarding sardines. For the usage and dosage and for the specific health issue, please consult with the herbalist or your health care provider.

 

References:

  1. Kastner,

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March 30, 2022

Mackerel (Qīng yú - 鲭鱼)

Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of pelagic fish, mostly from the family Scombridae. They are found in both temperate and tropical seas, mostly living along the coast or offshore in the oceanic environment.

Mackerel species typically have vertical stripes on their backs and deeply forked tails. Many are restricted in their distribution ranges and live in separate populations or fish stocks based on geography.

Based on TCM, mackerel can be used to supplements qi and blood and removes dampness.

Some indications that can be reduced by mackerel are swelling, edema, and rheumatism (damp impediment or shi bi).

Note: this is just an information regarding mackerel. For the usage and dosage and for the specific health issue, please consult with the herbalist or your health care provider

 

References:

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March 15, 2022

Pork (Zhū ròu - 猪肉)

Pork is the culinary name for meat from the domestic pig (Sus domesticus). It is one of the most commonly consumed meats worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC. Pork is eaten both freshly cooked and preserved.

The consumption of pork is prohibited in Judaism, Islam, and some Christian denominations such as Seventh-day Adventism.

Based on TCM, pork can be used to enriches yin, moistens dryness, and supplements blood.

The preparation methods of pork are boiled, fried/roasted, grilled, or as soup.

Pork contains protein, fat, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.

Some indications that can be reduced by pork are:

  * Qi and blood vacuity: emaciation, lack of strength, and muscle weakness.

  * Liver and kidney yin vacuity: dry eyes, night sweat, hypomenorrhea (scant menstruation), weakness and   

      pain in hip, back, and bones.

  * Dryness: thirst,

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March 02, 2022

Beef (Niú ròu - 牛肉)

Beef is the culinary name for meat from cattle (Bos taurus).

In prehistoric times, humans hunted aurochs and later domesticated them. Since that time, numerous breeds of cattle have been bred specifically for the quality or quantity of their meat. Today, beef is the third most widely consumed meat in the world, after pork and poultry. As of 2018, the United States, Brazil, and China were the largest producers of beef.

Based on TCM, beef can be used to supplements qi and blood, supplements stomach and spleen, strengthens yang, strengthens sinews, muscles and bones.

The preparation methods of beef are boiled, steamed, fried/roasted, or in soup.

Beef contains protein, fat, vitamin B1 and B2, calcium, phosphorus, and iron.

Some indications that can be reduced by beef are:

  * Qi and blood vacuity: lack of strength, weakness in knees and legs, spontaneous sweating, emaciation,   

      especially

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