Eggs: a Symbol of Perfect Balance

An egg is a powerful symbol of life and health, the perfect balance of yin and yang. One look and you’ll see: a hard-boiled egg is like a piece of art. Its creamy, yellow yolk is surrounded by a white exterior. However, over the years, eggs have gone in and out of favor. Some worry that egg yolks are high in saturated fats, and can therefore contribute to high cholesterol. Some health-conscious egg lovers have gone so far as to ditch the yolk in favor of the whites. But half of the egg is only half of the equation.

Nature’s Harmony

Our busy western lifestyle tends to focus on the cause of a condition from the outside. However, as is often revealed to us, the answer always lies within. From the Traditional Chinese medicine perspective, we can begin to see the relationship of the egg and cholesterol from a different angle. In order for a hen to lay an egg, every condition must be met. The hen’s diet must be nutritionally balanced, and it must receive a certain amount of water and sunlight. In fact, hens lay more eggs in the Spring and Summer months because the days are longer.

Every food you eat carries the essence of Nature’s energy. Therefore, eating eggs brings the harmony of yin and yang, as well as all of Nature’s messages that have been transferred through the hen into the egg. Now picture the egg itself. Its white and yellow parts (yin/yang) are encased inside a hard shell to protect the egg from predators and breakage. This protective coating, made of calcium carbonate, is often boiled and then crushed into a powder, and used to promote good bone health. Crushed egg shells can also be sprinkled in the garden as a natural fertilizer.

Cholesterol and Liver Function

But what about cholesterol? We actually need cholesterol in order for the body to function at its highest level. Cholesterol is one of the signs of healthy Liver function. It gives us a sense of bravery—the ability to be fearless. Do you remember a time when you felt fearless and carefree? If you avoid egg yolks because you are afraid of high cholesterol, you are missing the message. How we choose to see and carry certain beliefs can directly influence our health. View eggs as a source of balance and healing. Always connect to the good.

Finding the Root Cause

TCM teaches us to look for the root cause of a problem through the signs the body is revealing. Some believe they can fix their high cholesterol by changing their diet. In adjusting the foods you eat, you may lessen or even eliminate a symptom, but did you truly fix its root cause? High cholesterol is attributed to Liver function disorder. In balancing your Liver function, your cholesterol will naturally balance as well. And as a side effect, your emotions will flow smoothly, leaving you feeling more peaceful. The body knows how to take care of itself. The answer always lies within.

Try This Recipe: Scrambled Veggie Omelette

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  • Heat a cast iron skillet or frying pan over medium heat for 30 seconds.
  • Add olive oil, garlic, zucchini, and tomatoes.
  • Saute for five minutes.
  • Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl.
  • Add the milk.
  • Scramble with a fork.
  • Pour the eggs into the hot pan.
  • Add salt and pepper evenly.
  • Let sit for about two minutes.
  • Use a wooden spoon to scramble the eggs.
  • Cook to your desired texture.
Expand Your View

Connect with the message of the egg. Whether scrambled, hard boiled, or poached atop toast, experience eggs in a new way with each delicious bite. Feed your body loving messages as you ingest yin/yang and bring balance within. From poached eggs to omelettes, and soups to authentic fried rice, you’ll find delicious egg recipes on our website.