What the Chinese Medicine Diet Can Do For You


What the Chinese Medicine Diet Can Do For You

What the Chinese Medicine Diet Can Do For You

We’re back with another video from our special young Doc, Dr. Axe.

The 5 Elements relate to the earth and the ways that our organ system works according to Traditional Chinese Medicine.


1) Wood


Physically lean with exposed veins

More susceptible to liver and gall bladder issues

Emotional Struggles- Frustration and Anger

Need to Nourish- Liver and Gallbladder

Foods to Eat- Sour & Bitter Foods

Sauerkraut, green apples,greens (salad, spinach, veggie juice, milk thistle, green foods, fresh foods. etc.)


2) Earth


Physically more round, jolly and have redness in their cheeks.

More susceptible to candida issues

Emotional Struggles- Worry

Need to Nourish- Spleen and Stomach

Foods to Eat- Warm Vegetables

Pumpkin, sweet potato, butternut squash, spaghetti squash


3) Metal


Metal element people have strong and bold features

More susceptible to lung, colon and immune system issues

Emotional Struggles- Grief, Sadness and Depression

Need to Nourish- The Immune System

Foods to Eat- White Foods

Horse radish, garlic, onions, cauliflower, and probiotic-rich foods (yogurt, kefir, and raw cheeses)


4) Water


More susceptible to kidney and adrenal gland issues

Struggle with infection, fatigue, low energy or hormone imbalances (early menopause or PCOS)

Emotional Struggles- Fear

Foods to Eat- Dark-Colored Foods

Nutrient dense foods, berries, cranberries, beets, spinach etc.


5) Fire


More susceptible to acid reflux or heat issues

Emotional Struggles- Passionate and Fiery

Foods to Eat- Spicy foods

Cayenne pepper, Mexican foods, salsa, hot sauce etc.

To learn more about the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet, search online at Dr. Axe 

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