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5 ELEMENTS
SYSTEM

The Old Know How Rediscovered

Learn to recognize and balance your Food

About the Five Elements of Food

It is a 2500 years old system, to see the body in whole, and treat disorders primarily with food, by balancing with ingredients within the elements. The food is your natural pharmacy. It consists of the Old Know How and experience within the Elements and their relevance together. The circle may be seen as a day, a year, or even the whole lifetime, and aswell as the body from foot to head. All ingredients mentioned support this element and one element nourishes the next, and restrains the one after the next, or needs the element from the opposite side. For example….water nourishes the plants….and water restrains the fire….best would be, and not only for the taste, that a meal contains ingredients of all 5.

WATER

SALTY

Original Qi, for bones, teeth, hair. Connection to the ear. Food mostly dark colour.

Boiling, Pressure Cooker, Inserting

MINERAL SOUPS: Vegetable Soups and Power Soups
LEGUMES: Lentils, Azuki, Pees, Chickpees, Beens: Green, Mungo, Soja. Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan
FERMENTED and MINERALS: Miso Soup, Seaweeds
SPROUTS

Our origin, our original Qi, the water in the belly of our mother, the seawater, they all have the same pH of + – 7,4. It nourishes the bones, teeth and hair, reflects to kidneys and bladder. The time is winter, night or the early morning, we could be afraid, the ear might have heard a noise, the taste is salty.
 This element contains power soups, seaweed which bind toxins, fermented and minerals like Miso and legumes in similar shape to an embryo…

WOOD

SOUR

Saves Blood, nourishes tendons, cares for harmonic Qi flow. Connection to the eyes. Food mostly green

Steaming, Searing, Pickling
 and Fermenting

It reflects to liver and bile, saves blood, nourishes tendons, cares for harmonic Qi flow. The time of the year is spring, the daytime is the morning, time of live is the youth,
 the feeling which may occur is the anger. It refers to the eyes, which may be weak after having to much alcohol the previous day. The taste is sour, to this element belong the fresh herbs, the green vegetables, which bind Co2 in order to detox and the fermented which supports the liver.

FIRE

BITTER & HOT SPICY

Circulation of blood
 and blood vessels, affects the heart
Connection tot he tongue
Food mostly red

Stir frying, Frying, Dehydrating

SPICY VEGETABLES: Chilly, Peppers, Garlic
OILS: Rapeseed Oil, Sesame Oil for frying, Olive Oil mixed with food

Reflects to the small intestines, 3 Times Heater, responsible for circulation of blood vessels, affects the heart. Time is summer, the mid age, or mid of the day. It first heats you up as to cool down your system in summer. This kind of detox happens through the skin by sweating. You feel the joy which lets your heart beat. The taste is bitter hot and spicy. This Element contains the spicy, red vegetables, good Oils, and Bitters.