life style of health
Health Food Restaurant, tea garden, and food store, Chiang Mai, Thailand
the famous TianZi Orchid flower tea: likely the most exclusive tea
in the world, and
our Orchid tea
blend with mountain forest tea
best quality mature forest tea
Health food menue
Menue to recover health
Health food serving
Revovering from virus and cancer
tropical health food
Ivan Schiffer's health food concept
For chronic diseases we recommend medical advise
Make an appointment
with our natural health specialist and TCM doctor:
natural healing specialist
Traditional Chinese Medicine in combination with conventional Western
for treatment in Asia
knowledge and extending help
growing of medicinal herbs
to get health food
Some important herbal adaptogenes
in traditional Chinese medicine:
Diabetes herb extract "CaoSu"
Gynostemma pills, Jiaogulan
Headache pillow from rainforest seeds and herbs
Pilea herb to prevent the accumulation of water in the body
Orchid flower tea:
the rarest tea of all; used to calm the spirit, for a dreamless sleep
Quit drugs tea
i - drops: herbal honey droplets for the immune
a powerful mix of immune system stimulating herbs
Skin treatment, for acne, brown spots, allergies, disorders
Yunnan Baiyao capsules
Yunnan Baiyao powder + life saving pill
peoples' traditional medicine for:
recovering from chronic illness
it is important that daily food is supporting the process
of recovery. There is food and drinks to avoid and particular food
and drinks to seek out. Here, we give a few recommendations based
on food as it is available in Asia and nowadays world wide. Please
bear in mind that the food must be free of contamination from either
agricultural pesticides or environmental fall out. And: take your
time to eat slowly and conscious about what exactly you are taking
into your body and what it is good for.
Create the daily basis
Basis food is providing your body with energy and enough nutrients
to recuperate. The main ingredients are beans, lentils, cereals, grains,
seeds, dried fruits, and nuts. Seasoning should be done with Miso,
cold pressed oil, and sea salt.
A typical basis for daily food. Its main ingredients are:
Brown rice, beans, pumpkin seeds, corn, raisins, roasted sesame seeds,
cold pressed walnut oil, sea salt, and miso sauce. Many variations
are possible to add diversity to the daily diet.
If you need a more nutritious diet replace the rice with lentils or
beans and keep the rest of the ingredients as described above; allow
yourself to be creative with the varieties of seeds and nuts you wish
to add. Good seeds and nuts are from sunflower, green pumpkin, white
sesame, almonds, and walnuts. The picture shows a special "baby
lentil", which is particularly tasty and nutritious for building
up strength during recovery periods.
Buckwheat, particularly the bitter buckwheat, makes an excellent basis
for patients suffering from diabetes or gluten allergy. It requires
no oil for cooking and can make a quick meal with either miso or honey.
If you are in a hurry or with little cooking facilities on a camp,
just fill your back bag with buckwheat pancakes.
Fresh green vegetable add chlorophyll and vitamins to your diet. Make
sure they are not overcooked; best is to eat them as a salad. Season
with sea salt and cold pressed oil. Best choices for cold pressed
oils are walnut, green pumpkin seeds, white sesame seeds, golden flax
Add herbs and roots
The recovery from chronic illnesses can be substantially supported
by adding specific herbs to the daily diet. A root well known for
its ability to assist the immune system is burdock (Arctium lappa).
Wild burdock root freshly harvested from the mountains of Yunnan and
nicely: it is cooked shortly and served with pumpkin and an orchid
flower for decoration.
Deserts offer a healthy way of adding vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
to your diet. If you are on a diet that is building up your strength,
make fruit cocktails and add honey. Otherwise avoid any type of sugar
A particularly healthy fruit is persimmon as it has a balanced composition
of minerals. Avoid adding too much of the tropical fruits as many
of them are a bit heavy on potassium.
A desert if you are still hungry: bitter buckwheat pancakes with honey
What to drink?
While eating do not drink because fluids dilute your digestive enzymes.
Avoid all soft drinks and check other beverages for their contents
in sugar and additives. Many people benefit during times of recovery
and also generally from herbal teas, which address specific health
issues. Take these tees between the meals or for refreshing you during
work. Good examples of health teas are the traditional Puer
Teas (not the fast fermented black teas) and Jiaogulan,
a herb that is widely used in Asia for its many fold health properties.
How to eat
Eating and drinking are an art. They can develop to perfection in
everybody for her/his own style, cultural background, taste, and availability
of food. It remains important to take food serious as in the saying:
"we are what we eat". Food connects us to the living world
and makes us part of higher concepts if we are open minded enough
to allow spiritual or philosophical concepts influence our day. If
all this is "too much for your taste", just do yourself
only one favor: eat slowly - and find a place you love for doing this
important thing: eating.
Feng shui gardens offer places of tranquility and connectedness. There,
food becomes part of a holistic concept.
What not to eat
Avoid by all means:
white sugar (also those hiding in snacks, crackers, chocolate etc.)
anything with saturated fatty acids (e.g. anything deep fried)
refined oils (as they contain no omega un-saturated fatty acids)
meat high in the food chain (e.g. pork)
cow milk and any milk products (chocolate, cheese, joghurt)
any product from pesticide-contaminated sites and from places with
your health today
ecologically friendly production of food:
Imagine, the traceability of your supply chain leads your
customers to the tropical jungles of the Mekong river and to the Himalayan
mountains where Tibet meets Yunnan. Immerged in diverse culture and rich
biodiversity, your customers can visit the places and people where your
organic products start from pristine soils, clean air, and where they
support the livelihood of local ethnic communities.
Would this add to the sustainability and credibility of your company?
Would your trademark benefit from international
research publications lauding your company's involvement in saving the
If you are in the food, cosmetics, flower, herbal, and medical business,
certifying your products as contributing to rain forest and biodiversity
protection will be an advantage with a competitive edge.
The TianZi Biodiversity Centre is working with German Universities to
design land use systems, which are bound to change paradigms: we promote
rare agro-biodiversity species, manage complexity, and find alternatives
to destructive forms of mono culture.
If all this is in line with your company's business concept - please contact
The TianZi Team.
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