Why Our Food
What is 5 Element Food Therapy?
What are the 5 Elements?
The 5 Element system is a branch of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The functions and organs of the body are divided into 5 Elements, and energy flows from each element in a consistent pattern. Health is obtained when all the elements are balanced.
The functions of the body are divided into 5 Elements:
Earth – Digestion
Metal – Lungs
Water – Kidneys
Wood – Liver
Fire – Heart
What are the benefits?
Animals may have symptoms of an imbalance in an element. Certain foods are thought to support and balance specific elements. Using these foods in specific combinations can bring the body back into balance, or keep the body from swinging out of balance.