Beware of Chinese herbal companies
that seduce the public into buying Jing tonics online, because unawareness
of the precise sign & symptom indications for Jing tonics may lead to problems.
As we age and experience psycho-emotional & physical stressors, we
inherently need Yin tonics (rest & repair, anabolism support) AND Jing protection, conservation or restoration.The right Jing
tonic depends on ones constitution & presentation, diet & lifestyle. Digestion, Liver & Spleen usually need support before Jing is can be
Why is necessary to differentiate a Traditional Gluten-free Diet from a True Gluten–free Diet?
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Gluten is a family of storage proteins found inallgrains.
Bran is the outer coating, and inside the bran is the endosperm where the majority of gluten is found. Gluten serves to nourish the grain, but it also protects it from predation- noxious.
There are many families of grain proteins, gluten is just one family. In other words, alpha gliadin is not the only grain protein that causes problems.
is estimated that 30-40% of the population has some sort of gluten sensitivity,
compared to the <1% who have Celiac disease [Osborne, 2016]. With 70% of those
who think they have Celiac disease actually having a gluten sensitive
disorder [Osborne, 2016]. Properly
differentiating then treating Celiac disease vs. gluten intolerance vs. gluten
sensitivity avoids bigger problems down the road.
Gluten intoleranceis the inability to digest gluten,
a family of storage proteins found in all grains.
For the people who are thinking about doing a Liver cleanse now...WAIT a few months! Winter is actually the time to nourish the Chinese kidney
[water element], which is the mother of Liver [wood element] inpreparationfor a spring-cleaning. According
to Chinese medicine, Liver [wood element] detoxification is best done in Spring when the body is climatically receptive to cold, bitter & draining cleansing medicinals. So how does one support the Liver now in Winter? By supporting its mother the Kidney, and its grandmother the Lungs.