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Nov 18

Protein Restriction for Chronic Kidney Disease

I had a patient come in yesterday for Chronic Kidney Disease. He has been seeing a nephrologist for five years and has been on dialysis for a year already. I was shocked to find out that he said no one ever told him that he needs to restrict his protein intake. This is very basic […]

Jun 25

Natto and Miso Making Class on 6/29

I will teach a class on Natto and Miso making. It is equivalent to cheese making except we make it with soy. Ferment soy products are delicious key ingredients to many of your favorite Asian dishes. It is nutritious and offers many health benefits. Did you know that soy has more protein than beef? Did […]

Oct 15

Part 1 of Lecture 1 of “Nutrition and Food Therapy in Traditional Chinese Medicine”

Many people have requested that I post my lecture and slides on the Internet. Here it is, I will upload the rest as I finish editing them. Slides: Intro to TCM – Nutrition and Food

Jan 19

How to Lose Weight Using TCM – part 4 of Losing Weight Using TCM

Now that we have covered the factors that make losing weight difficult. The strategy is to make losing weight easier by countering these factors with Traditional Chinese Medicine. However, please keep in mind, easier does not mean it is easy. Some level of commitment is still required to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, but […]

Jan 5

Why is it so difficult to lose weight? – part 3 of Losing Weight Using TCM

Now we have covered the fundamental mechanisms of weight gain. They seem very simple. You just have to increase caloric output or reduce caloric input to create a caloric deficit. Why can’t people lose weight? There are many factors that make weight loss extremely difficult: Biological: The body has a natural tendency to maintain stability, […]

Dec 5

Why are people overweight? – part 2 of Losing Weight Using TCM

So why are people overweight? Genetics can play a big role. Research of identical twins raised by different families has shown that twins tend to have similar weight despite different lifestyle environment. However, if you look at historic pictures of people under food rationing, for examples, 1960s in China or Wartime Europe in 1940s, you […]

Dec 4

Introduction to Losing Weight Using TCM – part 1 of Losing Weight using TCM

Being overweight is an epidemic problem in America. According to Center for Disease Control (CDC), currently: 33.9% of adults are obese (BMI >30), and 34.4% of adults are overweight (BMI>25) and below obese. So total 68.3% of American adults have weight issue. There are countless products and services on the market that promise weight loss. […]

Oct 25

Digestibility Brochure – Every bite counts

Many people have asked me for the soft copy of my brochure. Here it is. Digestibility Brochure – Every bite count I printed them on A4 papers because I got a lot of them from China. If you want to print them out, make sure you adjust the paper size.

Oct 20

High Carb Diet for Diabetes

There is a common misconception that diabetes patients need to reduce or avoid carbohydrates. This simplistic view is based on the idea that diabetes patients have excessive blood sugar. It is very convincing for patients who monitor their blood sugar regularly. They often notice their blood sugar would peak after a meal big on carbohydrates. […]

Oct 10

Chinese researchers discovered microRNA in food

http://www.infzm.com/content/63729 A group of Chinese researchers in Nanjing discovered that the food we eat contain microRNA, and many of these microRNA do not break down in our body and float around in our blood plasma. They have the potential of entering our cells and affect gene expression. The consequence of this discovery is very profound. […]