hong kong veggiesThe Chinese have been looking at the relationship between food and health for 1000’s of years. There is an old saying in Chinese that says, “Let your food be your medicine.”

Our guest on today’s show talks about food from a traditional perspective. And he has some eye opening ideas on how to turn your grains into vegetables!

Additionally, he has done some study on the effect of acupuncture on working memory and anxiety that will be of interest to you if you are prone to anxiety, or know someone with memory problems.


Show Highlights:
3:15   Forte of Chinese medicine is addressing the cause of illness.
5:52   We have been sold the idea that food is nothing more than generic fuel.
6:25   Differences between Chinese and Western dietary therapies.
7:56   Phytic acid blocks our ability to absorb nutrients.
8:58   Humans have adapted to grains, but we haven’t adapted to pesticides.
11:27   Soak your grains first.
12:23  If you sprout your grains, they become less of a grain and more like a vegetable.
13:30  The deal with dairy.
16:27   The problem with fizzy drinks and bones, and why green tea is a beverage of choice.
19:28  The diet that protects your bones.
27:17  Effect of acupuncture on working memory and anxiety.
36:41  The principles behind the Asian Diet.
38:58  How to get rid of the sweet tooth.
47:56  Washing machines don’t work if you over fill them, they need room to properly work; so does your stomach.




Jason BussellJason Bussell

Jason earned his Master’s of Science in Oriental Medicine in the USA and his Ph.D in Acupuncture from China.  He is the Past-President of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is the current Vice-Chairman of the Illinois State Government’s Board of Acupuncture.  He has published articles in Eastern and Western professional publications, and his book, The Asian Diet:  Simple secrets for eating right, losing weight, and being well has been sold around the world.  Read more about the book at www.theasiandiet.com .

Dr. Bussell is also a teacher.  He is an adjunct professor at DePaul University, and he regularly lectures to medical professionals, medical students, and the general public.  His area of research involves memory and anxiety.  He has created a technique that was clinically proven to improve memory, test performance, and reduce anxiety.  This is helpful for students, but also for older adults who feel their mental faculties slipping.  You may read the study by following this link.

A Center for Oriental Medicine
415 1/2 Fourth Street
Wilmette, IL  60091

Phone: 847-251-5225

Email: Jason@acfom.com


Links and Resources:
The Asian Diet book
Study on the Effect of Acupuncture on Working Memory and Anxiety

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