About Lynn

lynn jaffeeLynn Jaffee is a licensed acupuncturist and the author of the book, Simple Steps: The Chinese Way to Better Health, a clear and concise explanation of Chinese medicine for the lay person. She is co-author of the book, The BodyWise Woman, a personal health manual for physically active women and girls. Read more about Lynn...

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Not Your Best Friend's Diet

Western Diet and Chinese Food Therapy

I have never been much of a dieter, although there are times in my life when I probably should have.  There have, however, been times when I have tried tweaking my diet based on a friend’s recommendation or an article I have read, only to have it backfire. Either my digestion tanked, or my energy took a vacation, leaving me sluggish and tired.

This phenomenon seems to happen to many people. They read about a miracle food or foolproof diet, only to gain weight . . . → Read More: Not Your Best Friend’s Diet

Eat to Feed Your Heart

The Chinese view food as medicine that you get to eat three times a day.  Food can nourish, heal, and give you energy.

Simple, right?  Well, maybe not so simple if you are trying to lose weight, maintain your weight, cut out carbs, ditch the fats, or restrict your diet in ways that are unhealthy.  If this is the case, then for you food may feel a little bit like the enemy.

My initial topic for this post was truths about weight loss.  However, . . . → Read More: Eat to Feed Your Heart