Nishanga Bliss, ACTCM Alumni Publishes Book on Healthy Eating

Nishanga Bliss, Alumni of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Has Recently Published a Guide for Healthy Eating in Relation to Chinese Medicine
Nishanga Bliss has penned and published a guidebook on healthy eating habits and seasonal eating which stems from her years studying of Chinese medicine and the affects of food on the human body.

Graduate of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nishanga Bliss has recently published a guidebook with an innovative approach “Real Food All Year: Eating Seasonal Whole Foods for Optimal Health and All-Day Energy”. Bliss outlines which kinds of foods are most beneficial to the human body during certain times of year as well as the best ways to prepare them.

In addition to focusing on the importance of eating what is in season and only whole foods (rather than processed) Bliss also combines this ethos with the principles of Chinese medicine “All cuisines use flavor in specific ways,” says Bliss, “but in Chinese medicine it’s articulated what the effect is. They talk about it and it’s implicit in every culinary tradition.”

Her book, in part, was written to help translate the ideas of Chinese medicine which can seem obscure and inaccessible to the layperson and make them easy to understand and implement into everyday life.

In addition to a comparison and analysis of Eastern and Western medicine, the book provides recipes to implement the information being taught into the reader’s diet. It also teaches you how to refresh your body with simple, energy-building cleanses, and prepare delicious meals using over 35 gluten-free recipes.

Dr. Bliss, a professor of Chinese medicine at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in downtown Berkeley, also recently held a discussion on sustainability and a cooking demonstration at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in San Francisco, CA. For more information and to watch a preview of Bliss’ cooking demonstration, click here.

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About American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) has provided affordable, quality health care to the public and trained professionals in acupuncture, massage and Chinese medicine since 1980. In addition to its graduate curriculum, ACTCM offers continuing education, public education, community outreach and clinical services in acupuncture and herbal medicine. ACTCM has been the recipient of many awards for its curriculum, faculty and clinic, and has been voted “Best of the Bay” by both the San Francisco Weekly and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. ACTCM is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a private, nonprofit, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.