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The western diet has changed a lot in the last few decades. In the past, there was only limited availability of food and you ate whatever came seasonally from the garden or from the shop. There was no pre-processed food, and there were no delivery services that delivered pre-cooked, mostly unhealthy food directly to the table. Little meat was eaten, but mostly the whole animal was processed.

In traditional Chinese medicine, there is Yin and Yang (Chinese 陰陽 / 阴阳, pinyin yīn yáng) are two terms of Chinese philosophy, especially Taoism. They stand for polar opposites and yet related dual forces or principles that do not fight but complement each other. A widespread symbol in which the white yang (bright, high, hard, hot, positive, active, moving, male) and the black yin (dark, soft, moist, cold, negative, passive, calm, female) are shown opposite each other .

In this country, many people have a yang deficiency. This expresses itself e.g. as rheumatism, obesity, diabetes, PMS, joint pain, cold limbs, cysts, endometriosis and much more.

A chi congestion develops, a blockage caused by cold. Cold means a Yin surplus. This surplus is caused, among other things, by our changed eating habits. Many people do not eat breakfast, then a croissant/pastry or just a coffee on the way to work. Lunch may even be in front of the screen, and then in the evening either a sumptuous warm dinner or just a cold salad.

If you take a closer look at the yin and yang symbol ("Tao"), it has equal parts of black and white, and in both parts there is a part of the other.

Up is 12 o'clock, summer, south

Down is midnight, winter, north

Left is 6 o'clock, spring, east

Right is 6 p.m., fall, west


Due to the fact that we tend not to eat a balanced diet (seasonal, regional, balanced with the seasons, enough hot food), the stomach/abdomen lacks warmth.

Diet for unfulfilled desire to have children:

Supply as much warmth as possible, the abdomen lacks warmth. (Of course it has to be clarified by conventional medicine that there are no other medical reasons).

  • Eat warm 3 times a day

  • Never skip a meal

  • No raw vegetables, salad, milk and dairy products (salad only  together with a warm meal)

  • Drink warm (cinnamon tea, ginger tea, fennel tea and chai tea are particularly warming to the abdomen)

  • Drink 1-2 cups of ginger tea first thing every morning.

  • Reach for the clear consommé. ( Make meat broth with  chicken soup, boiled meat or just chicken thighs. Add carrots, leeks, onions, celery, garlic, herbs, etc. to a saucepan, fill up with warm water and simmer for at least two hours. The longer you cook the broth, the more yang quality. For vegetarians: miso seaweed, legumes, nuts and vegetables.)

  • The sooner a woman has had a nutritious diet, the better prepared she is. A warm and blood-strengthening diet is important.

blood-building foods

Blood-forming foods include everything that has the color of blood. There are also a few other foods and drinks:

  • Beetroot, beetroot juice

  • Red cabbage

  • Red beans

  • Red meat

  • Red grapes, red grape juice

  • grapes (raisins, sultanas)

  • blueberries, blueberry juice

  • chicken meat

  • Cinnamon

  • ginger tea

Blood build-up is particularly important during pregnancy and later in the postpartum phase.

Various minerals and vitamins are also very important:

  • iron

Iron deficiency used to be referred to as " the pale illness".Headaches, tiredness, lack of concentration, cheilitis at the corners of the mouth can be symptoms of this. Iron deficiency can be caused by malnutrition, heavy bleeding during menstruation, absorption disorders in the intestine, vitamin C deficiency, malignant tumors.

You can fill up the lack well eg with Floradix (vegetarian) or with organic molasses (dissolve 2 tablespoons in a glass of water and drink in sips).

  • ​B12 (cobalamin)

All B vitamins are important for the nerves. B12 deficiency can increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Because it is water soluble, you cannot overdose on supplementation. It is advisable to take a preparation in the form of drops or as a lozenge, as these are absorbed through the oral mucous membranes and therefore no longer have to pass through the intestines.

  • Omega 3

Omega 3 usually has to be supplemented because we can hardly get enough of it through food.

  • Folic acid

Folic acid (folate, vitamin B9) is a water-soluble vitamin that the human body cannot produce itself. He must therefore ingest it through food. Folic acid is important for the production of genetic material and the formation of red and white blood cells. A deficiency can therefore lead to dangerous anemia, among other things.

  • Every woman who wants to have children should start taking folic acid prophylaxis three months before pregnancy

  • 400 micrograms of additional folic acid per day is recommended up to the twelfth week of pregnancy

  • Early folic acid prophylaxis minimizes the risk of spina bifida

  • Folic acid can also reduce the risk of other birth defects

The individual food groups

Milk and milkproducts:

Humans are the only mammal that still drinks mother's milk in adulthood. And those of other mammals.

Lactose and milk protein intolerance are very common. Today's milk is contaminated with growth hormones and antibiotics. Since the dairy cows now have to give 40 liters of milk per day (it used to be 10-14 liters), the udders become inflamed and other diseases develop more quickly.

Dairy products have a mucous effect and should therefore not be eaten too much. Calcium can easily be added from other sources.


Meat shows a warming, balanced temperature behavior and has a supporting and strengthening effect. Buying high-quality, grass-fed meat that comes from an agile animal (deer, veal, lamb, poultry—rather not pork) is doing yourself and the environment a favor as well.


Fish, like meat, have a good effect on Qi and Blood and have purifying and diuretic effects. Nowadays, however, the problem of contamination from drug residues, microplastics and overfishing of the seas also exists with fish. That's why you should also pay attention to the quality of the fish.


The egg is a very valuable food and the best source of protein. The yolk strengthens the heart energy.

Here, too, pay attention to good quality.

starch supplements:

potatoes are very suitable, they strengthen the middle of the body

rice is neutral and suitable for every meal

pasta has the property of producing moisture in the body and should therefore not be eaten too much

bread can also form moisture in the body. To balance this moisture, it is recommended to eat bread only in the morning, with butter and jam.


Raw food, i.e. all uncooked food, is not suitable for overweight and pregnant women.

Cooked vegetables are part of every meal, be it in their original form or as a soup, puree or juice.


Fruits are suitable as a dessert, but not as the sole snack.

For a hot breakfast :

  • Porridge, with nuts seeds and kernels, few seasonal fruits

  • toasted bread with butter and jam

  • Egg dishes (when pregnant, make sure they are fully cooked)

  • Soup

  • Leftovers from the day before, warmed up

  • Tea ATTENTION with ginger tea: during pregnancy ginger can trigger slight contractions, therefore moderate consumption


  • raw and smoked fish/seafood/meat

  • raw milk products

  • unwashed salads and fruits

  • ready-made salads

  • sprouts, sprouts (cooked works)

  • soft serve

  • coffee, alcohol

nutrition during pregnancy

A warm and blood-strengthening diet that is varied and consumed regularly is also important here. Only a few fruits, salads and dairy products, but lots of warm drinks and food. Contrary to the opinion of some women, a pregnant woman does not need twice the number of calories, but only 300kcal more.

after the birth/ in the confinement

The postpartum period is 40 days/ 7 weeks. The 10 days after the birth are the most important for mother and child.

It is advisable to prepare broths for the period of confinement. These can also be taken during pregnancy in between to warm up from the inside. You can prepare the broth, fill it into glasses while it is hot and then boil it if necessary. In China e.g. Pots of these broths are brought to the women in childbirth to strengthen them for the strenuous time with the newborn. The often few hours of sleep, breastfeeding and then taking care of yourself costs the woman a lot of energy.

Fatigue/ Depression

In Chinese medicine, tiredness/depression is referred to as a lack of blood, a lack of fire.

  • Eat and drink warm 3 times a day

  • Also avoid raw food

  • don't skip meals

  • Avoid milk and dairy products


  • Drink enough

  • Do not diet while breastfeeding

  • Breastfeeding helps with uterine recession

  • Avoid rest, stress and lots of visitors

TOO little milk
  • Anise, fennel, cumin, coriander, marjoram and dill are milk-forming herbs

  • Peppermint and parsley have a weaning effect and should not be used or used very little

  • There are acupuncture points for milk flow


pregnancy discomfort


  • Chamomile, mint or a little ginger tea

  • Licorice

  • Place a slice of ginger under your tongue

  • Acidic food (if tolerated; it has a balancing effect on the stomach and spleen)

  • Dry pastries such as. darvidas


  • Constipation can result from iron supplements taken by mouth

  • Lots of exercise, this stimulates intestinal peristalsis

  • Drink enough (warm) water

  • Soak the dried figs and plums in lukewarm water and let them soak overnight. Eat the next day including the soaking water

  • Perform abdominal massage clockwise

  • Eat warm and not spicy

  • linseed


nutrition in young children


Parents should be role models for their children, including when it comes to food and eating habits.

Plan at least one meal together. If possible, children should be involved in shopping and preparing meals. Eating should never be seen as a punishment or reward.

Children love it when all their senses are stimulated, so let them eat with their fingers (even if they are older), e.g. with chopsticks. Children should always try everything, but you shouldn't force them to eat.

If you cut vegetables or fruit into pieces and place them on a plate on the table, you are more likely to reach in and eat than if the vegetables/fruit are in the fruit bowl as a whole.

complementary food

  • use only cooked foods

  • avoid sugar for as long as possible

  • Do not freeze porridge

  • don't add salt

Do not use in the 1st year:

  • banana

  • Raw vegetables

  • sweets, sugar

  • bread

  • Cold milk

  • juices

  • Honey (danger of infant botulism/bacterial food poisoning)

Furthermore, care should be taken to ensure that the food is not too heavily sugared, not too greasy and not heavily processed. Be sure to read the ingredients on the food. Cornflakes, Fruchtzwerge yoghurts/quark, milk slices, etc. have a very high sugar content.

food intolerance

The following symptoms can occur with food intolerance:

  • Abdominal pain/ colic

  • Diarrhea

  • constipation

  • malaise

cow's milk protein allergy dairy products should be avoided completely (careful when breastfeeding: in rare cases, a cow's milk protein allergy can occur while breastfeeding!). Also pay attention to hidden proteins in tablets and finished products. This allergy can outgrow in children.

The lactose intolerance(milk sugar) lacks the digestive enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose. Children usually do not develop this intolerance before the age of three. One should be careful not to consume too many wheat products, as the intestines / intestinal mucosa are already attacked.

In the case of gluten intolerance, the mucous membrane in the small intestine is damaged and the intestinal villi are destroyed. This prevents absorption in the intestine.

Cereals containing gluten

  • Wheat

  • Spelt

  • rye

  • Oats

  • emmer

There are many symptoms of gluten intolerance:

  • weight loss

  • Diarrhea

  • gas

  • tiredness, exhaustion

  • iron deficiency

  • constipation

  • stomach pain

  • Depressive moods

Gluten-free are for example:

  • potatoes

  • rice

  • Corn

  • amaranth

  • buckwheat

  • quinoa

  • millet

  • barley

  • legumes

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