Ancient Cooking for the Modern Era on Clubhouse

Welcome to ACME on Clubhouse

Welcome to the Ancient Cooking for the Modern Era Room in the Food is Religion Club! We’re glad to have you here for this 5 part series on the Seasons and Flavors of Ancient Asian cooking.

The ACME (Ancient Cooking for the Modern Era) Room was created to share discussions related to Body Type Constitution, lifestyles, East meets West best practices for diet, and how to create your best eating life. So strap in, and join us for a journey through the functionality and deliciousness of Ancient Asia cuisine!

ACME Schedule

Beginning August 13th, we will be starting a 5 part series on the 5 Traditional Ancient Asian Seasons and their corresponding flavors. In the next 5 Sessions we will be covering:

We will also be covering the different styles of cooking according to Chinese Food Therapy which are:

  • Fall Season – Chilled
  • Winter Season – Freezing
  • Spring Season – Stir Fried
  • Summer Season – Deep Fried
  • Summer Heat Season – Boiling & Steaming

And lastly the different styles of nutritional diets according to The Body Type System:

  • Metal Body Type: Fluiditarian
  • Water Body Type: Fruitarian
  • Wood Body Type: Vegetarian
  • Fire Body Type: Carnivotarian
  • Earth Body Type: Grainitarian

Meet Your Hosts

Jiao Shi (Teacher), ‘Dr. Kamal’ @ohoseminars

Kamal Polite, A.P. DOM is the founder of OHO Seminars and developer of The Body Type System™. He is a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Herbalist with over 26 years of experience, specializing in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Jiao Shi (Teacher) has been educating physicians, individuals, families, and whole communities on how to create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle for themselves through prevention. He is the lead presenter for OHO Seminars, Chief Herbaceutical Engineer for Si Jin Bao, as well as a notable speaker.

For more information on The Body Type System and Ancient Body Constitutional Diagnosis, visit his website here.

Ask Him Anything About: Your Energy, Nutrition, Exercise, Personal Health & Wellness, Prevention, Meditation, Acupuncture, Tui-na, Massage, Cupping, Ancient, Classical & Traditional Chinese Medicine, Herbs, Dao Yin, Qi Gong, Shen Gong, Mind/Body, East meets West Healthcare, Chinese Food Therapy


“Think of food as consolidated energy. When we burn it, we convert 
it back to its energetic form”

– Jiao Shi

Pei-Ming Sun “Sunny” @sunnytinyhabits

Sunny is a molecular biologist, a DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster), an Amazon international bestselling author, a lifestyle mentor, a Tiny Habits certified coach, and the founder of SUNNY Life Solutions. She is determined to assist SUPER Caregivers over 40 for healthy aging at the quantum level.

Originally from Taiwan, she has lived in the USA for over 30 years.

After her spiritual shift in early 2020, Sunny has gradually healed her mind-body-soul by simply giving more space & time in her daily routine, learning the language of Nature from her heart space, and practicing strategic pauses, contemplation, or self-reflection on a daily basis to disentangle her busy mind.

For more information on gene keys and Sunny, visit her website here.

Ask Her Anything About: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, The Biology of Food, Personal Health & Wellness, East meets West Food, Mind-Body-Soul Connection, DTM, Gene Keys

Chef Mimi Lan @thetastecurator

Chef Mimi is the founder of the FOOD IS RELIGION club on Clubhouse and is a private & popup dinner chef who curates thoughtful, global culinary experiences with story-telling to connect with people form different cultures. Her specialty is VIGLO (Vietnamese with global influences) cuisine, which is about innovation in cooking while honoring traditional recipes of the paste.

Chef Mimi considers herself a global chef who cooks many dishes of the world thanks to her extensive travels, apprentices & cooking classes from the world’s most celebrated restaurants, which have helped her to create unforgettable dining experiences that are like a culinary tour of the world.

For more information on recipes and Chef Mimi, visit her website here.

Ask Her Anything About: Food, East meets West Food, MVP, Cooking Styles, Gourmet Cooking, Nutrition, Mindfulness, Health, Healthy Foods

Additional Resources

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Máng Zhǒng: Grain in Ear

Mang Zhong - The Grain in Ear

芒种 Máng Zhǒng: Grain in Ear

June 6th through June 20th marks the time of 芒种 Máng Zhòng, translated as Grain in Ear, the 9th term in the Ancient Chinese Solar Calendar. It is also the third solar term of the summer season.

芒种 Máng Zhòng begins when the Sun reaches the celestial longitude of 75° and ends when it reaches the longitude of 90°.

Each of the 24 solar terms is further divided into 3 pentads. The 芒种 Máng Zhòng pentads are:

1st pentad – mantis start to emerge
2nd pentad – shrikes’ chirping can be heard
3rd pentad – mockingbirds stop tweeting

Let’s look at the meaning of芒种 Máng Zhòng, the Grain in Ear solar term:

芒 Máng: grain / busy
种Zhòng: cultivation

The Land During Máng Zhǒng: Grain in Ear

芒种 Máng Zhòng Land

芒种 Máng Zhòng is one of the busiest and most labor intensive solar terms for the farmers. It is a critical period for harvesting grains like wheat and barley, transplanting rice and planting corn in many parts of China.

Grain in Ear is a time for planting Xian rice. If you don’t plant rice in Grain in Ear, planting will be in vain.

Ancient Chinese Proverb

Crops like wheat and barley must be harvested during a short window right before the rain starts. Every hour of labor in summer is precious. If a farmer misses a whole day in the season of spring, it will not affect his work. Missing an hour in the season of summer can ruin everything for a farmer.

In spring you can count in days but in summer you have to count in hours.

Ancient Chinese Proverb

Meticulously following the science of the 24 solar terms and living in harmony with nature has allowed the Chinese farming community to excel in agriculture and feed its vast population for thousands of years.

An acre of land in the East can feed six times the population of an acre of land in the UK.

British agriculturist praising farmers of the East in the 19th century

Plum Rain & Máng Zhòng


芒种 Máng Zhòng has abundant rainfall and heavy humidity. During this time of year parts of China enter long periods of continuous rainy or cloudy weather. In Southern China this rainy season is 梅雨 Meiyu, or Plum Rain. Typically during this time there are many tornadoes, hail storms and typhoons.

Fresh Plums

Plum Rain season comes after Grain in Ear and ends after the Summer Solstice.

Chinese Proverb

Plums ripen during this season and it is customary to make and drink plum wine, a beverage popular among the Chinese for thousands of years.

Plop go the plums
Only seven out of every ten
Remain on the tree

All you men who want me
Seize this lucky time

Plop go the plums
Now only three out of every ten
Remain on the tree

All you men who want me
Seize the present moment

Plop go the plums
They have been gathered into baskets

All you men who want me
Speak right up!

Piǎo Yǒu Méi 摽有梅, A song from Southern Shào 召

Cicadas & Máng Zhòng

The 芒种 Máng Zhòng solar term brings cicadas out, an insect of high status. Cicadas are associated with rebirth and immortality in Chinese culture. They are believed to be pure because they exist on dew and settle on high treetops. Ancient Chinese wisdom suggests that a high-ranking official should be just like a cicada: reside high, consume pure foods, and observe with clear eye-sight.

The cicada’s nobility is hidden in the darkest shadows
under the dazzling sunlight of midsummer, it roams the fragrant forest
Not seeking prestige and having few desires, humming with contentment, alone
its calls ring out piercing, lingering, like the unwavering hearts of virtuous men
Benevolent and kind, it does not eat, asking nothing of other creatures
it perches high above all and looks down, only drinking the freshest dew
Hidden among dense mulberry leaves and sheltered from the heat, it sings with joy.

By poet 曹植 Cao Zhi (192 – 232)

The Energy of Summer & Máng Zhǒng: Grain in Ear

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Summer is the most Yang time of the year.  It corresponds with the Fire element which represents the heart, small intestine, and pericardium organs.  During this time you will find growth both in nature as well as in your own life.  The Fire element is associated with the tongue, the emotion joy, the color red, and the sound of laughter. Likewise, the climate is hot, and the taste is bitter.

Do not eat greasy or strongly flavored food during Grain in Ear.

The Great Physician 孙思邈 Sun Simiao of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)

The heart is responsible for pumping blood throughout our entire bodies.  In TCM it also houses the 神Shen or spirit. When the element of fire is balanced and in harmony with your body, it is strong and healthy, the spirit is calm and you sleep well.  Disharmony within the Fire element may display itself as insomnia, irritability, anxiety, restlessness, mania, or depression.

Dao Yin exercises and specified breathing techniques such as laughing Qi Gong are great to help calm the spirit.  Drink enough water and most importantly, be joyful and laugh!!!

And that completes our insightful journey through the 9th solar term 芒种 Máng Zhòng, Grain in Ear.

May you continue to balance and harmonize yourself as we transition into芒种 Máng Zhòng, Grain in Ear. Stay active!

Additional Resources

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Don’t forget to check out the newest videos on our YouTube Channel

Jammin’ With Jiao Shi

Jammin' with Jiao Shi

And join us for Jammin’ with Jiao Shi, this Saturday at 4:00pm ET for ALL, 4:45pm ET for TypeMe Community Members, and 5:30pm ET on Clubhouse @ohoseminars. See you there!

Prevention is Key

Prevention is Key
Prevention is Key 难经 NAN JING Classic of Difficult Issues Chapter 77: Superior and Mediocre Doctors
难经 NAN JING Classic of Difficult Issues Chapter 77: Superior and Mediocre Doctors

Prevention is Key in Ancient China

In Ancient China a physician received his or her pay only if their patient was well. If a person under their care fell sick, it meant that the doctor did not do his or her job which was to keep them healthy. They then treated the patient for free until they were well again.

For some physicians whose medical responsibility was to keep high level government officials healthy, maintaining their patient’s well being was a matter of life and death. Not only would they be executed, but their families would as well.

Historically people in China have visited their physicians on a regular basis seeking acupuncture, herbal treatments, nutrition suggestions and lifestyle guidance to maintain their Zheng Qi and overall energy for daily function. The mindset practiced by both physicians and the public has been prevention for thousands of years. The doctor’s role was to keep the community healthy. Their whole focus was not on treating an illness but on preventing it.

Body Type Me!

The question you might have is: “How do I practice prevention here and now?” or “How do I stop the never ending and ever draining cycle of doctor visits, prescriptions, medical bills and “We cannot tell what is wrong with you”?” or even “How do I make sure that my energy is high so that I can live my best life every day?”

The first step is to discover what Your Body Type is. Schedule your Body Type Me Initial Consultation in which you will be Body Typed by our founder Jiao Shi, a retired Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Prevention is Key

What To Expect

What can you expect from your initial virtual visit with OHO Seminars and Jiao Shi?

Jiao Shi will briefly explain what Body Type you are, what that means nutritionally and energetically for you, and then go over your consultation questionnaire. He will then answer any questions you might have and make further suggestions such as one of our Nutrition or Exercise Courses. If you are doing a family consultation, Jiao Shi will repeat the same process for each family member.

Body Type Me Initial Consultations are dynamic, engaging and enlightening. Are you ready to take the next step?  Prevention is Key!