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Life style of sustainability

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and places to stay healthy in Thailand and Yunnan, China

Life style and health

TianZi Health Food Restaurant, tea garden, and food store, Chiang Mai, Thailand

the famous TianZi Orchid flower tea: likely the most exclusive tea in the world, and

our Orchid tea blend with mountain forest tea

Health food menue

Health food serving

tropical health food

Ivan Schiffer's health food concept

Make an appointment with our natural health specialist and TCM doctor:

Brigitte Fabian, natural healing specialist

Dr. Wolfgang Kohler, Traditional Chinese Medicine in combination with conventional Western medicine


Treatment options

Places for treatment in Asia

Sharing knowledge and extending help

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German web-site

Contract growing of medicinal herbs

where to get health food

The TianZi old homes

the TianZi Dai house, Xishuangbanna

the TianZi Dai village, Xishuangbanna

the TianZi Naxi Houses, Lijiang

the TianZi Tao Temple, Yangtze Valley

Modern tropical living styles

modern ethnic fashion design

modern tropical house design

tropical garden design

Living styles of ethnic communities


Marketing forest products



Heads and hats

Living with tropical flowers

BUDDHIST BAUHINIA: Bauhinia variegata candida

GOLDEN LOTUS BANANA: Musella lasiocarpa



Living with tropical animals

Jungle fowl

Green peacock

Making a living from tropical crops

special farming systems

Living and feeling with local spirituality and nature

Spirituality & biodiversity

Spirituality & water

Cooking with

Tea Oil

Tee oil is one of the best oils in the world. Its qualities are similar to olive oil but it is largely unknown to the chefs of this globe, as the oil is not yet a far traded commodity. It originates in the mountains of Southern China where the tea tree (Camellia oleifera) grows in home gardens and hill sides.

We are using it every day in our home and here we present some tropical recipes for you:

Sven, a devoted chef, choosing from fresh vegetable

The tropics are full of fascinating wild vegetables. One of the best are banana flowers. They are cut in small pieces and fried in tea oil with some hot spices added.

frying banana flowers in tea oil

the fried banana flowers served on banana petals with fresh tea oil added

more dishes of delicious mushrooms and tropical vegetable fried in tea oil

Minguo and her banana flower dish (the flower is a Golden Lotus Banana)

enjoying a hot pot with tea oil

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Our life style is the key to health, our relationships, the upbringing of our children, and the creativity in us that allows for change.

In an ever faster changing political, social, and even natural environment it requires knowledge and artful adaptation to navigate oneself and a family through a life time.

Here are some suggestions on how life could be different. Many suggestions can be picked up right away, as e.g. healthy food preparations. Others you may want to experience during your holidays when visiting us in Thailand and China.

It all relates to how sustainability translates into a life style which helps maintain our personal and environmental health.

Start your life style journey here:

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