As many of you will know, there are a number of steps involved to achieving the body you desire.
Drinking our teas will assist you and get this process started.
For many, drinking our tea will be enough to achieve results… for others though; a modification of diet and exercise is needed.
You may have seen us rave on about “eating foods that are gentle on the digestive system” – including suggestions such as avoiding raw fruits and vegetable, warming all foods and avoiding sugar.
Many of you have taken on these suggestions and have reaped the rewards, aesthetically and physically.
One of our customers in particular has a great story.
She completed our 14 day TinyTeatox and reported back to us that she hadn’t felt or noticed many changes.
We passed on some eating suggestions and diet changes to her as recommended by our resident Chinese Doctor, Nat Kringoudis.
Lynn took this advice on board and made many positive changes to her eating and everyday lifestyle choices.
Lynn emailed us recently and told us this: “Thank you so much for getting me in touch with Nat. I greatly appreciate it. I have been putting Nat’s advice to work and have lost about 4 kg:)”
Lynn’s story really highlights the importance of complimenting our teas with our eating suggestions.
For your body to function properly, your digestive system needs to be nourished. Feel free to read the blog from Nat Kringoudis below, which explain the basic concept of the digestive system.
All of our eating suggestions, tips and even recipes can be found at http://www.yourtea.com/blogs/healthytips and recipes athttp://www.yourtea.com/blogs/recipes
If you’re interested in reading more on the importance of nourishing your digestive system with Chinese Medicine then head across to Nat Kringoudis' website where she provides a huge amount of information on how you can optimise your health and wellbeing!
Digestion in a nutshell by Nat Kringoudis
“Allow me to explain to you from a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perspective how the digestive system likes to work. Imagine if you will a pot of soup, sitting on a fire. In TCM, both the spleen and stomach are the organs responsible for digestion; they transform and transport to the body the essential elements of the food and drink we consume. The nutrients they draw from food are sent out around the body to do good – and the waste product are removed and sent out as waste.
So going back to our pot again. To help you best understand, the stomach is the ‘pot’ and the spleen is the ‘fire.’ Therefore you may like to understand that digestion is a process that requires warm energy. Then lets add another layer to this – you may know that all foods have properties in how they behave energetically in the body. Those which are warming and invigorating (think meat proteins, some legumes, chili and alike) and those that are cold (like melons and berries) which can slow down such processes.
For those who have a cold constitution, (you know these people, they’d sit on the radiator and would bear burn marks if they had to ) adding more cold to the pot can be disastrous and equally those who are hot, adding more heat isn’t necessarily ideal either ( it can lead to all kinds of issues like period pain or headaches). So you can quickly start to see, that what works for your cousins uncles baby sitter, won’t necessarily work for you. And just because Miranda Kerr thrives on juice, doesn’t necessarily mean you do too.
Now I’m mad for a good green juice – but what you might not realize is that not only do I take notice of what works best for my body, I also factor in the seasons too. That means that warm foods are awesome in winter when its cold and you can generally tolerate more raw foods in the summer. Adding nutrient packed juices into my diet is seasonal. What’s more, raw foods can be very heavy – as Jess touched on in the segment an over consumption can be linked to weight gain because once again, it puts the ‘fire’ out.
From a Western sense, we may like to look at it like this. Our bodies digest food at 37 degrees. So when we consume raw and uncooked foods, not only does it have to go to work to digest, but it first has to get the temperature of the food up to 37 before it can effectively deal with it. For some people this is no problem. But for those with a sluggish metabolism this can be disastrous."