The Textbook of Traditional Japanese Medicine Online Publication in English and Japanese

In the West, while the popularity of Traditional Japanese Medicine (Kampo and Acupuncture) is on the rise, availability of educational/informational resources on the subject is still limited.

Nurturing Life – Yojo – 養生 – No. 7 of the Series

Porridge or Steak?: Let’s imagine, it is cold and raining outside; and you have just arrived to a big meeting.  You spotted some of the participants sneezing, coughing and blowing their noses; and you have a bit of shiver on your back and a slight headache.  Now, you fear that you may be coming down with a cold too…  You want to go home, get warm, eat a nourishing food and have a good rest.  What would you eat then to get yourself to feel stronger…a simple porridge or a lean steak?