The Melanie Avalon Podcast Episode #15 - Linda Prout
For more than three decades, Linda has been a teacher, consultant, speaker and author in the nutrition and health field. She began her nutrition career at the Claremont Resort and Spa in Berkeley, CA, where she conducted workshops and consulted individually with guests and the community. She also worked with hotel chefs to create inspiring Spa cuisine.
Linda has been speaker to organizations across the country, including Fortune 500 companies and medical professionals such as Kaiser Permanente, the American Nurses Association, UCSF Nurse Leadership Fellows, Johnson & Johnson, Baxter, and others.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of California at Davis, and Master of Science in Nutrition from University of Bridgeport, CT. Linda completed several Nutritional Therapy Seminars with Drs. Jonathan Wright and Alan Gaby, two well-known nutritional MD’s who teach doctors how to use nutrition to treat disease. She also mentored with orthomolecular medicine doctors in private medical practices.
After seeing personal health benefits with a Chinese medicine doctor, Linda became fascinated with TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine. She attended Meiji College of Oriental Medicine in San Francisco, and then began studying alongside traditional Chinese OMD’s in their acupuncture practices. She traveled to China where she visited country clinics and urban hospitals, observing and discussing medical care with doctors and staff.
She also studied traditional Chinese nutrition with Paul Pitchford author of Healing with Whole foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition.
In 2002 Linda moved onto a sailboat in the Mediterranean where she spent 8 years traveling and studying the foods and health of this long-lived region. She ultimately landed in Turkey where she lived in an ancient Aegean village, learning from local elders how to wild craft plants for food and medicine.
Linda’s nutrition philosophy bridges east and west. This book shows readers how to apply the principles of time-tested eastern medicine in choosing western foods for balance and restoring health.
Linda moved to Oregon in 2010 and lives on a river where she continues to study and provide healing plans to clients around the world via email and phone.
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09:15 - Linda's Personal Health History And Path To TCM
13:40 - The Pulses in TCM
14:40 - TCM Food Qualities And Properties Vs. Western "Numbers"
15:30 - Yin And Yang
19:15 - The Life Energy Of Qi
21:35 - What Blocks Qi?
25:15 - TCM Constitutions (Dry, Damp, Cold, Hot, Wind)
32:20 - What Is The "Ideal" Balanced Body?
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38:30 - The Five Elements In TCM (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water)
43:40 - Are we born as one constitution?
47:10 - Is TCM "Scientific" ?
49:10 - Correcting Imbalances And Extreme Diary Approaches
52:55 - The Role Of Elimination Diets And Carnivore
57:25 - Curing Epilepsy Via The Ketogenic Diet
1:03:10 - The Role Of Homeopathy
1:04:10 - Rice And Grains In TCM
1:09:10 - Should We Eat Raw Fruits And Vegetables?
1:18:00 - False Heat, Cooling Pork
1:19:40 - Using Seasonings To Balance Meals And Aid Circulation
1:24:40 - Evolving Thoughts On Fats
Email One Free Question About TCM TO Linda@lindaprout.com