10 Great Eastern LifeStyle Tips

In today’s post we take a look at 10 top lifestyle tips, resources and proverbs from the East that can easily be incorporated in to our own lifestyles in the Western world.

On Mens Health:

Did you know that  Chinese men have been chewing pumpkin seeds as a daily snack for centuries to protect the prostate gland from cancer. With prostate cancer massive in the west the consumption of two or three ounces of pumpkin seeds daily must truly be incorporated in to the male diet.

Chinese chewing Pumpkin seeds for centuries

The Natural Penicillin:

Did you know countries where garlic is consumed on a large-scale suffer far less incidence of cancer. The Chinese have been using garlic as medicine since time began, however to be fully effective, garlic should be consumed raw. The key ingredient in freshly cut garlic is allicin, which is released when the garlic is cut. Garlic is also effective in keeping at bay colds and influenza and can give a boost to the libido.

Raw Grape Juice:

One of the most potent of foods that not only act as food, but as medicine as well in the east are grapes especially the black variety. Raw grape juice is an effective treatment for curing constipation and gastritis, which in the wet are fairly common complaints. One or two days of grape fasting should see you right in no time. Black grape are also great detoxifiers for the digestive tract, liver, kidneys and blood.


Ginseng also known as the man root due to the resemblance to the human body. It has been used as a preventive tonic against disease and degeneration of the body for over 5,000 years in China and is massively popular in Korea. The benefits from ginseng are plenty, but listed amongst them are enhancing intellectual acuteness and physical prowess. It takes about one month of daily dosage to begin realising its therapeutic effects. The best way to take ginseng is from a herbalist as raw product, but you can also buy pills, powders or liquid extracts.

Ginseng a preventive tonic of high regard

Moderation Is The Key:

Another great Eastern technique for staying on top of weight control is the 70 percent rule. In the East the advice is to stop eating before you are actually full. hence only eating 70 percent of your capacity. This in actual fact brings us back to the old saying of everything in moderation. Eating lightly also provides us with more energy.


Discover more eastern views on diet and nutrition, food combining, detoxifying, foods and juices, herbs plus other health, sex and longevity matters by reading the very brilliant  The Tao Of Health, Sex & Longevity by Daniel P. Reid  A modern practical guide to the ancient way. Written by a Westerner for a Western mind.


Proverb:  Key To Good Health

”If  a man has a happy mind he will have a happy body”. The key to having a happy mind is to have something to get up for in the mornings, when you find your true passion in life, the thing or things you were born to do, then happiness will surely be yours. Hence the saying happy mind, happy body.

Discovering one’s passion

Thai lady hairdresser happy in her work

Living In The Present Moment:

To live in the present moment means dropping the baggage and not carrying it around with you, there is an excellent reason for this, because the mind’s burden’s come from the past.

Proverb: On Failing Relationships

All things depart from that which is different from themselves, and follow that which is the same. 

Basically saying that if you are trying to be someone else other than yourself to please another person it will never work, because you can only be yourself and eventually that is what you will be no matter what you do.

Eventually the person you are trying to be fades away and you return to being yourself, hence the relationship fades also.


Discover further the secrets of what life is all about with this great book by one of the world leaders in the field of mind-body medicine, Dr Deepak Chopra. Basically taking you through the meaning of life itself. Discover the secrets by reading  The Book Of Secrets  unlocking hidden dimensions by Deepak Chopra.


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3 thoughts on “10 Great Eastern LifeStyle Tips

  1. Amazing blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any tips? Many thanks!

  2. Hi and thanks for your comment.
    I am certainly no blog platform expert, but it depends very much about what your overall plan is. If it’s to keep your audience informed and provide great content then the free platforms are just fine. However if it’s to use fancy apps and advertise you will be far less restricted with a paid platform. You could of course start with a free one, get the hang of it all and build traffic and upgrade at a later date.Wordpress of course do both. Good luck with it all.

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