Raw Chi by Rehmannia Dean Thomas
Raw Chi is a breakthrough guide to bridging the gap between raw food diet and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Renowned Taoist Tonic herbalist Rehmannia Dean Thomas offers here a comprehensive overview of nature foods and herbs used in TCM (such as ginseng, aged citrus peel, cinnamon twig, licorice root, among many others), including invaluable sections specified for the nuances of men and women, in order to best empower his readership to use centuries-old herbalist formulas to balance raw food diets. With thoroughly detailed descriptions of tea recipes and usage utilizing various herbal formulas of the TCM material medica, Thomas argues for the recipes’ effectiveness in balancing the yin of raw foods with digestive fire, therefore facilitating the rendering of raw foods into energy without accumulating moisture retention usually responsible for fatigue, excess weight, or bloating, among other symptoms. With specific recipes for men, women, and both, as well as an impressive compendium of herbal preparation methods and high-quality sources in the appendix, Raw Chi is a trusty reference for educated, responsible use of herbs, guiding raw foodists and others towards attaining daily, long-lasting health.