Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Best Medicine: Foods That Heal, Part 2

Vegetables and Seaweeds
A Free Five-Part Discussion Series
Thursday, April 10, 5:30-7 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.

This second class will focus on the nutritional and medicinal uses of vegetables and seaweeds. Amanda will pass around visual samples of the less common foods for identification. All classes are free and open to the public and will be held in the Classrooms@GreenStar (former Enterprise Building), 700 W. Buffalo Street. Registration is required - sign up at GreenStar's Customer Service Desk or call 273-9392.