The diet according to the 5 elements, transfers the chinese nutrition principles, a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), on the usual diet in Western countries and the groceries available there. It receives its name from the five elements: wood, fire, earth, metal and water.
Basis for the nutrition science are the concepts of Yin and Yang (acids and bases). When there is a harmonious balance of these energies, the person is healthy. The diet is used to preserve and promote this harmony.