Nutrition Therapy at Yin + Yarrow Acupuncture, St Paul

Here in the West, we often casually eliminate entire food groups such as carbohydrates, or attempt extreme diets such as the Cabbage Soup or Grapefruit diet.

This contradicts the practices of the East, where the importance of pursuing balance in our minds and bodies through eating a balanced diet is stressed. No single food or type of ingredient is consumed in excess or debased. As one Chinese proverb says, “Sour, sweet, bitter, pungent: all must be tasted.”

Food is used to bring balance between us and our natural cycles within the environment. Particular foods are thought to counter our individual tendencies toward, say, anxiety or fatigue, and different choices are recommended for different seasons.

I recognize that you have a unique constitution and make-up; what works for one may not work for all. Together we will create an individualized holistic nutrition plan that will bring you increased vitality, alleviate symptoms, and put you on the path to balanced health.

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