March 2, 2011

What Does Chinese Medicine Think about Raw Foods? from Renegade Health

Macrobiotics, being Japanese also feels that cooked foods are the main way to eat with very little to no raw foods...

You can be healthy either way just pick what makes you feel best and get a yearly super comprehensive blood test to make sure you are getting the nutrients you need (check out the Cardio Ion Panel by Metametrix this point I eat both raw and cooked foods, I find I feel best with this approach.


  1. Too many raw & cold foods (salads, raw veggies & fruit, smoothies, ice, frozen desserts, etc.) tax the digestion system, contribute to 'damp' conditions (candida) & 'damp heat' conditions (hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, acne, inflammation, lupus, etc.). It creates an energetic imbalance (too much yin), and can aggravate certain medical conditions. For those that are too 'yang', they can better tolerate cold & raw foods- it calms the fire. Those that are too 'yin' must severely limit cold & raw foods. Moreover, all foods & herbs (regardless of whether they are cooked or raw) have 'yin' (moist, cooling) & 'yang' (warming, drying) qualities. So it is best to think of herbs & foods not in terms of 'good' or 'bad' but in terms of which ones would be a good match for your body energetically to bring it back in to balance.

  2. Anonymous,

    I meant herbs/foods were "good or bad" for my Lupus (yin) condition.

    Thank you for your complete explanation it is appreciated! Wish you out a link to reach you you sound very knowledgeable!