We have this saying, ‘The pathogen is nothing, and the host is everything,’” Counts says. “It means that who you are and your level of vulnerability is going to set the tone for whether or not you get sick.
Understanding our traits and tendencies through the Five Element framework allows us to see ourselves in a new light, so we can make better decisions in our daily life, and steer ourselves in the direction of health rather than disease.
Mindi is such a beautiful soul who cares immensely about this world and the people, plants, and animals in it and longs to live in a time where there is awareness of our inherent connection to Mother Earth, as well as a felt sense of global community that permeates all we do, think, and feel.
Valeria interviews Mindi K. Counts, the author of Everyday Chinese Medicine: Healing Remedies for Immunity, Vitality & Optimal Health - A friendly guide to a 2,000-year-old lineage of healing wisdom integrates both the Five Element theory, and the practices of traditional Chinese medicine.
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