In this email I’m going to cover a couple details about the
diet I follow in China, where I am right now – but first …
About a year ago I was having dinner with my
brother-in-law (one of the American ones).
He’s a vegan – so he was eating nothing but broccoli
and some other greens.
Now, just so you know up front, I am NOT criticizing his
diet in the least. If it works for him, I’m all for it – and
apparently it does, as it cleared him of some health
problems he was having a couple years ago.
Anyway, during the course of the meal he brought up
China and the way he’d read they supposedly eat, which, he
assumed, was pretty much the same as the diet he
He was definitely more than a bit suprised when I told
him that the Chinese are BIG meat eaters. He figured
otherwise, afterall, he’d read diet books, written by
Americans, that said the Chinese don’t eat much meat.
And he’d also read that the reason why the Chinese
enjoy superior health, especially when compared to
Americans, is because Americans eat too much meat
and the Chinese rarely eat it – if they eat it at all.
Now, I’m not sure what Chinese were being studied for
these books on diet and disease, but if they’re vegans
or vegetarians, I’ve only met two so far – and that’s
saying a lot.
Not only is my wife Chinese, but so are her parents
and family. Her mother and father live with us. And
we travel to our vacation home on China’s Hainan Island
at least twice a year. I spend a few months each year
in China – and have been traveling here since 1993.
My wife, her sister, brother and everyone else in her
family have enjoyed superb health. Her father is 70
and in great shape. Master Zhang, whom I’ve introduced
to you in a couple of my courses, namely, Chuang Shang
de Gong Fu and the Chinese Long-Life System, is 55 and
And every single one of the people I have just named, as
well as almost everyone else I have ever met of Chinese decent,
is a meat eater.
Chinese consume large amounts of pork and based on what I
have witnessed, pork is the most consumed meat in China. This
alone is a mind-bender because a good many of the world’s
population thinks that pork is the WORST meat you can eat.
After pork you have chicken, lamb, fish, beef and a host of other
critters that we don’t think of as food for consumption.
Yes, the Chinese do consume a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.
They also consume a lot of starch in the form of rice, noodles,
bread, and so on.
They are NOT big consumers of water. They do drink green and
white teas quite a bit – but gulping water the way we do in the U.S.
is not something you see going on very much.
I am reporting this in today’s email to let you know that there are
many reasons for the Chinese enjoying superior health. But to
date, not a single one of them is because of this so-called truth
that they don’t eat meat – or that they only have a smidgeon of
meat once a week.
As for myself, you’re probably wondering what I eat whilst staying
here. This can change based on the time of year – but right now,
being it is summer and I’m in a tropical climate, I’m drinking a
couple glasses of celery juice each day. Due to the extreme heat
and the sweating I do because of it, I just don’t feel right unless I
have this drink. It quickly gets my sodium levels back up – and
it helps to lean you out in a big way.
On a daily basis I consume some sort of lamb dish – often with
celery, broccoli or cucumbers. The lamb in China is exquisite, and
after three weeks of eating it my skin will feel like silk. It will have
a pliability I don’t otherwise have. My joints and muscles will be
more flexilbe, too.
I prefer to eat my lamb in a ‘hot pot’ – or grilled after being very
thinly sliced – or on a skewer ‘cao yang rou.’
I like to add plenty of spice to the lamb – hot that is – yet not too
much as ‘mild’ spicy in China will blow your sweat glands right
through the sky.
For the most part I avoid starchy foods: rice, noodles and so on –
but sometimes I do partake as they are often cooked to
A quick note: In most cases, if you eat fried rice or
a bowl of rice soup for breakfast, you are eating one day
old rice. Fresh rice is served plain. That which is not used
is still used. This comes as a surprise to some – but it is,
as they say over here, ‘Chinese culture.’
That’s short for, ‘I don’t have to explain anything
to you. Nor can I.’
In the future I plan to release a special report about the superior
health of the Chinese who live here on Hainan Island.
Also, I’ll be covering my current visit to China in a forthcoming
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