Monday, May 19, 2014

The Best Medicine: Foods That Heal, Part 3

Fats, Oils, and Dairy
A Free Five-Part Discussion Series
Thursday, May 15, 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 class will focus on the nutritional and medicinal uses of fats, oils, and dairy. Amanda will pass around samples for visual identification of the less common foods, as well as some for tasting! 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.