Kim Ashton and I met in a Yin Yoga Facebook group over a discussion about 5 element theory. Kim does something fascinating called: Qi Food Therapy.
In this interview we will talk about 5 element theory and the energetics of food.
I will ask her:
- What is food energetics?
- What is food therapy?
- How does food energetics and food therapy affect our emotions?
- How does five element theory intersect with food?
We also talk about anxiety, insomnia and racing mind and how food can help to solve these common problems.
Kim is based in Sydney, Australia. She is a Wellness coach, Chinese Medicine Food Therapist, Macrobiotic counselor, Emotional Anatomy consultant, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and author based in Australia & Asia. She teaches the Energetics of nutrition and Food Therapy workshops in Yoga training and other events.
Kim spent over 16 years in Shanghai, 6 of which she co-owned China’s first health food store & plant-based nutrition cooking studio. She also previously owned a small health food café.
Kim loves intuitive cooking with seasonal varieties of vegetables, sea vegetables, natural foods, and applying the 5 Element theory. She is passionate about teaching the Energetics of nutrition in relation to how food & cooking methods affect Qi, transform physical health, mood, emotional & spiritual well-being.
In 2019 Kim published a theory & cookbook “Chinese Superfoods,” in Chinese, which has sold over 7000 copies. Through the book, she encourages new generations of food therapy enthusiasts to explore Asian traditional foods, cook with everyday ingredients & get into the kitchen. She has taken many of the recipes into her new e-books and offerings at www.qifoodtherapy.com
Outside of the kitchen, she loves to practice Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, Qigong & Meditation as part of holistic well-being, cultivating Qi, and balancing emotional health. She also loves water and swimming in the ocean.