Cell Division and the Four Directions

In Daoist metaphyics, as in Pythagoreanism, the manifest world is preceded by number. As you increase in number, you increase in complexity – moving away from the unmanifest (“Heaven”) and into manifestation. The One, the Two, the Three, and so on represent archetectonic forms into which the manifest world conforms as it is expressed byContinue reading “Cell Division and the Four Directions”

Jingshen and Biogenesis

Let’s jump right to 40,000 feet. As discussed in the blog (particularly here), the phenomenon of life can be thought of as some sort of macro-scale, structured-water, quantum-information-organizing symphony of light, sound, and electromagnetism. It utilizes the natural crystalline properties of water to extract energy from the ether (“quantum vacuum fluctuations”) in order to liveContinue reading “Jingshen and Biogenesis”

Getting Your Gut Right – Gut-Buddies

If your bacteria are healthy – you’re healthy. That’s right – the health of the giant mass of living micro-organisms in your large intestine (and on your skin, in your nasal cavity and everwhere) has an essential role to play in the health of your brain and nervous system, your liver, your immune system, andContinue reading “Getting Your Gut Right – Gut-Buddies”

Multivitamins: Natural vs. Unnatural

For most people, buying a multivitamin is a one-size-fits-all way to cover your bases. It’s sort of a nutritional insurance policy. But are they really all they’re cracked up to be? I don’t think so. In my experience, the ingredients in the majority of multivitamins add a toxic load to the body and don’t doContinue reading “Multivitamins: Natural vs. Unnatural”

Animal vs. Veggies

WHY YOU DON’T ABSORB NUTRIENTS FROM PLANTS AND THAT’S OKAY You are an animal. You are a higher order of biology than the plant kingdom. By “order” I mean more metabolically and biochemically complex. Your body has to do more work to turn plant into animal than it does to turn animal into animal. MoreContinue reading “Animal vs. Veggies”

The Five Phases

Five Element or Five Phase Theory is something which many people are increasingly familiar with, whether they have a background in Chinese Medicine or not. It sometimes goes by the Wuxing (“Five Phase” in Chinese), and dates back to approximately 200 BC. The five phases are Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. The phases areContinue reading “The Five Phases”

Jing: The Substance of Vitality

Jing – it’s what you’re made of. CAUTION: Includes explicit topics related to reproductive health. In Chinese physiology, there is a substance that each of us possesses called jing – it’s often translated into English as “essence” or “vitality”. Jing is said to be stored in the kidneys and is believed to decline with age. InContinue reading “Jing: The Substance of Vitality”

Yin and Yang (and Their Imbalances)

Most of Chinese Medical theory can be distilled down to the dualistic concept of yin and yang. For example, the notion that any condition falls into the category of excess or deficient, or that it can present itself as hot or cold (Yang excess or Yang deficient), or dry or damp (Yin deficient or YinContinue reading “Yin and Yang (and Their Imbalances)”

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