Are you tired all the time? Do you feel like all the energy has been sucked out of your life?
When our bodies do not produce enough or the right kinds of energy, we suffer from fatigue and loss of vitality, even though we may not have an identifiable illness in Western medicine. This loss of vitality keeps us from being all we can be and should be. Creating and managing our body’s energy is essential to long-term health. When our body or part of the body is seriously depleted of its energy, disease strikes; when our body can no longer create energy, we die.
IntroducING The Total Life Energy Plan
Diet, exercise, and daily activities are vital to leading an energetic, healthy, and long life. Ideally, a person’s every action should either create or conserve energy for life. The Total Life Energy Plan was developed to meet this need and to maximize life energy. The Total Life Energy Plan will:
- Increase and maintain your vitality.
- Control your weight.
- Keep you healthy and enable you to overcome chronic illnesses, such as fatigue, diabetes, high blood pressure, or insomnia.
- Improve sexual vitality.
- Enable you to use your newfound energy to do what you want, and to improve the quality of your life.
After reading this book, you will know how universal energy works and how to:
- Apply the principles of the universe to your body and the food you eat.
- Determine your life energy needs from your body’s indicators of weakness and strength.
- Find out which foods, exercises, and daily activities meet your body’s energy needs.
- Prepare the body to obtain more and needed energy.
- Create your own personalized Life Energy Plan to improve and maintain overall health.
When I was growing up in China, there were very few people with chronic health or weight problems. I (and everyone else) followed a traditional Chinese diet and exercise regimen at home, school, or work. I was happy, healthy, and full of life.
After I came to the United States, my diet, exercise, and lifestyle changed dramatically. I began following Western nutritional and health guidelines and ended up with many health problems, such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Digestive disorders
- Over- and under-weight
- Cervical tumors
- Breast cancer
- Minor strokes and memory problems
- Discomforts, pains, and aches all over my body
I trusted my doctors completely with my health. One problem followed another with none of my health issues ever being satisfactorily resolved. Moreover, there were no specialists or prescriptions for my tiredness. I did not know what type of Western doctor, if any, dealt with a lack of energy, mine or anybody else’s. Medications and treatments all too often had their own side effects, which caused, in turn, even more problems, including making my fatigue worse.
I asked myself, why was I so healthy in China, but so sickly in the United States?
I turned to Traditional Chinese Medicine for its medical wisdom accumulated over 10,000 years. I found holistic and all-natural solutions to my health problems, and with time, returned to the vibrant health that had eluded me for twenty years.
My experiences and the fruit of my research are the basis of this book, The Total Life Energy Plan.
Part I: Universal Energy, the Human Body, and Food
The Total Life Energy Plan is based on the principle of universal energy found in Chinese medicine. Universal energy is explained in Chapter 1.
Body and food energy are parts of universal energy. I discuss in detail the applications of universal energy to and in our body in Chapters 2 and 3, as well as to our food in Chapter 4. I discuss how food energy can be a source of health or a source of illness in Chapter 5.
Part II: Preparing for the Total Life Energy Plan
After acquiring a basic understanding of body and food energy, you need to prepare your body for creating more energy. This is explained in Chapters 6 through 10.
Chapter 6 introduces the Total Life Energy Plan. The Total Life Energy Plan is designed to ensure that your body is able to obtain the energy it needs, of which food is a major source.
Everyone’s body is different, has its own unique conditions, and has its own ways of falling ill. Chapter 7 explains how to find your body conditions that can (or already have) led to illness. Chapter 8 shows how to determine which foods will address your conditions and meet your energy needs for long-term health.
Body functions create waste. When the body’s energy is prevented from flowing freely, waste and poisonous substances accumulate in the body.
This undischarged waste further prevents the body from obtaining the energy it needs. Chapter 9 discusses methods for removing blockages to enable the body to discharge these poisons so that it can more effectively absorb energy from food and its surroundings.
Because many apparently unrelated conditions result from a weakened digestive system, Chapter 10 discusses in detail how to identify and strengthen a weakened digestive system in order to obtain more energy from food.
Part III: Implementing, Monitoring, and Optimizing Your Total Life Energy Plan
After having explained how to prepare the body for its newfound energy, the Life Energy Diet is discussed in Chapters 11 through 12.
Chapter 11 contains strategies and guidelines for creating and implementing your own personalized Life Energy Diet, as well as sample recipes and diet plans.
Chapter 12 shows how to customize the Life Energy Diet to match the specific circumstances of your life. It also discusses how the Life Energy Diet makes use of natural changes to increase life energy and strengthen internal organs.
Food is just one source of energy. Any of the following can either create or waste life energy: exercise, daily habits, mental activities, sexuality, attitudes toward life, social and physical surroundings. Chapters 13 through 15 will show you how to implement, monitor, and optimize your customized plan with a step-by-step guide to making the best choices for your body and its needs.
Without a firm grasp of the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, a reliable understanding of health is impossible. We humans come from Nature and build upon Nature. Traditional Chinese Medicine is based upon the general rules in Nature and is designed for us to live well within our natural and social environment. Only after we know the basics of Traditional Chinese Medicine, can we prevent many illnesses and live healthily and happily in our environment.
If you have no previous knowledge of the general rules in Nature or Traditional Chinese Medicine, it may take some time to digest the information in Chapters 1 through 3. Keep reading. Later chapters build on the foundation of the first three chapters. Later chapters will also enhance and expand your understanding of the basic principles introduced in the first three chapters. Once you understand the basic principles of Nature or Traditional Chinese Medicine, you will attain a different and higher degree of self-care. Also, this is a book that should be read a few times and each time you learn something new. This will lead to an ever deeper understanding.
Nobody cares more about you than you do. Take charge of your health. Like I and many others did, you can overcome your illnesses and maintain good health.
- Environment, genes, viruses or bacteria, aging, money, and wealth do not determine your illness, health, or life expectancy.
- Disease is preventable.
- It is possible to heal long-term health problems, even congenital illnesses.
A doctor is needed for consultation, in an emergency, when illness strikes, and for regular physical checkups to prevent diseases with unnoticed or easily ignored symptoms. However, doctors and medicine by themselves cannot keep you healthy. There is a Chinese saying, “30% of medical care and 70% of self-care.” When you are ill and need medical attention, you still need to take 70% of the responsibility for your return to complete health.
Increasing life energy is the only way to maintain health and overcome illnesses. No food is better than the foods provided by Nature. No exercise works better than the exercises that fill the body with the energy it needs. No system works better than the body for healing itself. Only the body can use the energy available to it to heal and bring itself back to health. Our mind, body, and Nature, rather than experts and medical treatments, hold the keys to long-term health and happiness.
Only the Total Life Energy Plan provides the tools necessary for self-care, making it possible for you to cultivate life energy for long-term health in all natural and holistic ways. It can bring a long, active, happy, and vital life within reach of you, your family, your friends, your patients, and your clients. Once you are able to apply the Total Life Energy Plan to your daily life, you will achieve a higher degree of self-care than you ever thought possible. Come with me on the journey to health and vitality!