• "The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food."

    (431 B.C.)
  • "Tell me what you eat, I'll tell you who you are."

    -Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
  • "He that takes medicine and neglects diet, wastes the skill of the physician."

    -Chinese Proverb
  • "I saw few die of hunger; of eating, a hundred thousand."

    -Benjamin Franklin
  • "The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."

    -Thomas A Edison
  • "Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

    -Albert Einstein
  • "The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor."

    -Chinese Proverb
  • "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well."

    -Virginia Woolf
  • "Better to eat a dry crust of bread with peace of mind than have a banquet in a house full of trouble."






Keeping the life force potential in food (Qi) requires being careful about food preparation methods. The order from highest potential of life force is in raw food, whereas microwaved provides the lowest Qi available of all methods.

In China, vegetables and meats are cooked together, and the portion size of meat or fish would be considered small by western standards. A wide variety of vegetables are cooked in each meal.

Cooking in wok uses a tablespoon or two of oil and is common way of preparing food by the Chinese. In addition, the gelatinization or starch (swelling of rice) is not as great in wok cooking and will not increase the glycemic index as it does with other methods of cooking.

The drinking of tea (green, black, etc) or soup is also common with a meal.

The food is cut into small pieces, which requires less cooking time and keeps more vital nutrients (Qi). The cooking water is kept and allowed to soak into the rice which is too later consumed with the vital life force intact.

Although raw food diet is not common in China, it does have it place such as during the treatment of certain types of cancer patients.

Source: Chinese Medical Qigong Therapy: Vol. 5 An Energetic Approach to Oncology - Jerry Alan Johnson, PhD, DTCM, DMQ (China)