Your diet should support your goals for greater health but it shouldn’t be a burden.
Based on the YinOva Method, we offer a range of services to help you identify and reach your dietary goals. These combine the principles of Chinese medicine with up-to-date nutritional advice. Our nutritional counselor Carlin Greenstein works hand-in-hand with your acupuncturist to develop a program that is just right for you. From individual counseling, to group workshops and cooking classes she can give you fun and practical tools to help you and your family eat healthy, balanced and delicious food.
The Power of food
Every medical system, throughout the ages, has stressed the importance of diet to overall health and vitality. A diet that is unbalanced either in quality or quantity can create imbalance within the body. Never before has our food contained so many chemicals in the form of preservatives, flavorings, colorings, emulsifiers, hormones and antibiotics as well as the residue of pesticides and fertilizers from modern farming methods. Consequently it makes sense to eat as many whole, unprocessed foods as possible.
In China, food is used as medicine, so, based on your Chinese diagnosis, Carlin may suggest that you add specific foods to your diet. For example, a patient with the Chinese diagnosis of blood deficiency will be asked to increase their intake of good quality organic protein. Carlin will help you find ways to incorporate these healing foods into your life easily by teaching you delicious recipes and introducing you to new products.
For fertility patients and couples trying to conceive, Carlin’s advice is based on the fertility types in Jill’s book Making Babies. You can find out your fertility type here and get some advice for your type here.
- more energy
- better mood
- improved sleep
- a better hormonal balance
- less weight fluctuations
- a greater ability to handle stress
With Carlin’s guidance, you’ll find it easy to implement the dietary suggestions that your acupuncturist gives you and you’ll get the support you need to eat in a balanced and harmonious way.