As most of my clients know I regularly talk about food. Not only do I love eating, cooking and talking about scrumptious food but from a Chinese Medicine perspective food is medicine. You can't think about good health without thinking about the fuel you put into your body.
It seems that Western Medicine is gradually catching up with that message and a BBC pragramme I found whilst surfing the IPlayer content looking for something to fill in the background whilst I sat knitting (I know not very glamerous!) reflects this.
'The Truth About Carbs' shows what Chinese Medicine has known for centuries.....that eating certain carbs can seriously impact on your ability to conceive, your blood sugars leading to diabetes and your ability to reach and maintain a healthy weight.
The programme simply outlined that reducing what they call white and beige carbs could reverse these three causes of unhappiness. It does seem too good to be true but the programme provides evidence supported by Western medically trained Doctors. It even includes a small experiment with real people who, in a 2 week period, manage to loose weight and reverse their Type II diadetes. They didn't stop eating carbs altogether, just ate lots of low carb vegetables and lots of fruit. They found alternatives for roast potatoes and could even eat chocolate for desert.
So if you are interested in improving your fertility, diabetes and weight without hunger or pain its time to catch up and watch TV. The knitting is optional.
Gaynor Hollis is a Classical Five Element Acupuncturist with a thriving practice in Birmingham. She is interested in all things healthy and life style related not just Chinese and Japanese acupuncture.