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Coffee - surely not?! 

In Chinese Medicine, there is no one-size fits all.

This includes how we view nutrition.  


Nutrition lies at the heart of Chinese Medicine. During the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD), the famous physician, Sun Simiao wrote the famous book ‘Recipes Worth a Thousand Gold', in which he states that food and nutrition should be the first line of defence when it comes to the maintenance of health. 

Food and nutrition is also increasingly recognised by Western Medicine as important to our overall well-being. So what is different in Chinese Medicine and how can we apply it to Western modern-day living?

Every food and drink is  classified according to their nature: hot, cold, neutral or damp. And within this, there is a scale in their classification. 

For example, alcohol is classified as hot, but did you know that red wine is classified hotter than white wine? So, for someone who gets very hot at night, such as menopausal women, but would like to continue having a glass or two, perhaps choosing a glass of white wine would be more beneficial than drinking a glass of red wine. 

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