Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Best Medicine: Foods That Heal, Part 1

Grains and Breads
A Free Five-Part Discussion Series
Thursday, February 6th, 5-6:30 PM 
Greenstar Co-op, Ithaca, NY 

A healthy diet is invaluable for the vitality of all bodily systems. Healing that results from proper eating is not coincidental. Similar to herbal medicine, food has specific therapeutic properties. If diet is used correctly for prevention and treatment, other medicines are required much less frequently — if at all.

In this five-part series, Amanda Lewis, licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, will discuss the health benefits of five major food groups, drawing on insights from traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, as well as current Western knowledge.

The first class will focus on nutritional and medicinal uses of grains and breads — including barley, corn, wheat, millet, oats, rice, and quinoa.