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Curd, buttermilk and the Nobel Prize of 1908

Categories: Articles, Indian, Nutritional Information, Western Medicine

Interesting article on pro and pre biotics, and a reminder of how variety, and a little bit of bacteria in our food is a good thing…

(Granted, the dairy thing may not fly with TCM, but this is a food eaten with hot-spicy foods in a hot-dry climate, so there’s some balance there.)

http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/article2299567.ece

Book: Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics

Categories: Articles, Cookbooks, Eastern Nutrition, Food Energetics

This is a nice quick-reference book for Food Energetics.  Gives straightforward tables for food groups, and TCM properties in table-formats.

Gives a bit of TCM introductory theory, but the reference tables are where the real information is…

Helping Ourselves: A Guide to Traditional Chinese Food Energetics

by Daverick Leggett

http://www.amazon.com/Helping-Ourselves-Daverick-Leggett/dp/0952464…