All cuisines use flavor in specific ways, but in Chinese medicine it’s articulated what the effect is
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 01, 2012
Graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nishanga Bliss has recently published a guidebook with an innovative approach “Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy”. Bliss outlines which kinds of foods are most beneficial to the human body during certain times of year as well as the best ways to prepare them.
In addition to focusing on the importance of eating what is in season and only whole foods (rather than processed) Bliss also combines this ethos with the principles of Chinese medicine
“All cuisines use flavor in specific ways,” says Bliss, “but in Chinese medicine it’s articulated what the effect is. They talk about it and it’s implicit in every culinary tradition.”
Her book, in part, was written to help translate the ideas of Chinese medicine which can seem obscure and inaccessible to the layperson and make them easy to understand and implement into everyday life.
In addition to a comparison and analysis of Eastern and Western medicine, the book provides recipes to implement the information being taught into the reader’s diet. It also teaches you how to refresh your body with simple, energy-building cleanses, and prepare delicious meals using over 35 gluten-free recipes.
Dr. Bliss, a professor of Chinese medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in downtown Berkeley, also recently held a discussion on sustainability and a cooking demonstration at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, CA. For more information and to watch a preview of Bliss’ cooking demonstration, click here.
For more information about the Nishanga Bliss or the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, call (415) 282-9603 or visit ACTCM.edu. ACTCM’s clinic is located on the ACTCM campus at 450 Connecticut Street, San Francisco, California.
About the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine San Francisco
The American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has been at the forefront of educating students in Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Bay Area since its inception in 1980. Their two degree programs—the Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (MSTCM) and the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM)—provide a truly exceptional professional education.
Bay Area acupuncture treatment, as taught by ACTCM, restores balance and health, and is used for everything from chronic pain to drug dependence. It is also effective for allergy relief, weight loss, pain management and fertility treatment.
ACTCM’s certificate programs in Tui Na and Shiatsu and its introductory classes for the public offer additional educational opportunities for current ACTCM students, healthcare professionals and the general public.