Showing posts with label ask professor drew. chinese herbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ask professor drew. chinese herbs. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

New York Herb School - Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition. The Art of Healing with Herbs & Food.


     The New York Herb School - Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition Offers Two Professional Certification Programs. A 6-Month Certification Program in Oriental Dietetics (The Art of Healing with Food) and a 12 - Month Certification Program Classical Chinese Herbology (The Art of Healing with Herbs). You can join the full programs or just take individual classes.




Professor Drew discussing the '5 Tastes of Food'
  
Our program in Classical Chinese Herbology encourages people from all walks of lifemedical professionals, laypeople, nutritionists, trainers, counselors, massage therapists and more—interested in improving their personal health and the health of their clients.

     The Five Element system of Chinese Medicine was developed by ancient sages who gave more attention to restoring the health of the body with herbs and healing foods and less attention to the treatment of disease. Their observations developed into a time-honored tradition of complete health care that has diagnosed, treated and prevented illness for well over 3,000 years.

     If you are a health care professional our programs are designed to de-mystify Chinese Herbalism and Oriental Dietetics for the western health care practitioner and give a working knowledge of terminology and protocols that can be successfully applied to complement your health care practice.

     Moreover, our training programs were created with an accessible format of classes meeting one weekend a month and includes both academic, online and clinical training in diagnosis, food therapy, and herbal treatment.

     The school offers an online pharmacy, private consultations, a student clinic, Support Groups (Wellness Circle), cooking classes, field trips, and an annual health retreat.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Inflammation The Slient Killer

Professor Drew's Classroom - Inflammation The Silent Killer

Inflammation is a Secret or Silent Killer.  As we know from the research over the past several years, there is a surprising link between Inflammation and heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and many other diseases.
This was the cover of Time Magazine back in February 2004.  The article explains the link between chronic illness and inflammation as follows: 
Most of the time inflammation is a life saving procedure that allows the body to fight off infection from bacteria, virus and parasites. (Yes even in the industrial world we are constantly being bombarded by pathogens).  The instant any of these potentially deadly microbes slip into the body, inflammation marshals a defense attack that lays waste to both the invader and any tissue it may have infected.  Then just as quickly, the process subsides and healing begins.  Every once in a while, the whole feverish process doesn’t shut down on cue. In any event, the inflammation becomes chronic rather that transitory.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New York Herb School Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition - 5-Month Certification Program: The Art of Healing with Food -Oriental Dietetics




Confucius (551-479 B.C.) once said...'the path to your friend's heart and love goes from your cooking.'
A Chinese proverb tells us that 'eating good food can bring harmony and closeness to the family and relationships.'

In 625AD, the first Chinese Diet Classic was published by Sun Shu Mao a Chinese Physician, his book is entitled 'One Thousand Ounces of Gold Classics'. he created food cures for such conditions as thyroid issues, night blindness, liver diseases and much more. Many of these food cures and healing diets are still being used today. Macrobiotics and many of the modern healing diets that you are familiar with have all drawn from this ancient wisdom to heal disease in the modern clinic.

The 5 - Month program was created with an accessible format of classes meeting one weekend a month and includes both academic, online and clinical training in diagnosis, herbal and food protocols. The Five Element system of Chinese Medicine was developed by ancient sages who gave more attention to the health of the body and less attention to the treatment of disease.

CLASSES BEGIN in January 2017

Cooking Classes

Off-Campus Field Trips

Herbal Medicine Making Classes

30 Clinic Hours - Hands on practical.

Learn to Create Personalized Food Programs for seasonal eating, specific health condition, chronic illness, and detoxification programs.

Learn the latest diets; Macrobiotics, the Gerson Program, Gluten, Sugar and Dairy Free, Vegan, Juicing, and Sports Performance.

Led by Drew DiVittorio (Primary Instructor)


This program meets in New York City one weekend a month.





Module 1: 1 Saturday (10 - 5)
INTRODUCTION TO THE ELEMENTS OF CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE Chinese herbal medicine is governed by the universal principles of balance and harmony expressed in The Tao. This weekend includes an overview of the history of Chinese Medicine and begins to familiarize students with the basic terms and concepts: Five Element Theory, “Qi “ (pronounced chee) and the immune system, six divisions of Yin and Yang, 4 causes of disease, TCM terminology, energetic imbalances, and meridians. Also, discussion of Classical Chinese

Module 2: Saturday & Sunday (10 - 5)
DIAGNOSIS IN ORIENTAL MEDICINE Herbology is the core of treatment in Chinese medicine and energetically, practitioners look beyond the symptoms of the disease to alleviate the underlying imbalance that caused the disease. Imbalances are determined by a non-invasive diagnostic system that includes tongue reading, pulse reading, facial observations, and health history evaluation. Students will gain a working familiarity with meridians and diagnostic points during a full day hands-on workshop on Sunday.

Module 3: Saturday, Sunday (10 - 5)
THE FIVE ELEMENT DIET: FOOD AS MEDICINE Balance in a diet is unique for each person and there is no one diet for everyone. Learn how to use whole foods “as medicine” to balance and regenerate internal organs and strengthen the immune system to help prevent disease. The Taoist way and the healing properties of whole foods, essentials of nutrition, food energetics, dietary guidelines, elimination diets, five phase cooking and specific foods for organ imbalances. How to create personalized food prescription from the general diet to congee, medicinal soups, salads and food cures.

Module 4: Saturday & Sunday (10 - 5)
Cooking Class Saturday: Learn to cook congee’s, ferment food, cook miso soup, steam root vegetables, etc.
Comparative Diet Study: Sunday: In this class, we will discuss all of the current diets that are available on the market today.

Module 5: Saturday & Sunday (10 - 5)
ROUNDS: CASE STUDIES AND STUDENT CLINIC Theory will be applied in the hands-on application of Chinese diagnostics. Practice, under supervision, differential diagnosis to assess health conditions, case taking and making practical herbal recommendations. Small group discussion of case studies. Resources and opportunities for continued studies.


  • Upon completion of this training program, you will receive a diploma from the Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition.

Class of 2014





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Healing With Whole Foods/ Paul Pitchford
Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Online Learning Courses:
1. Safety in the Organic Food and Herb Market.
2. Safe and Healthy Detoxification
3. Digestive Health
4. Gluten, Dairy, and Sugar-Free Living




The price of the program: $ 950 plus a $15 material fee per weekend.


If you pay in full you will receive a 10% discount. Total payment $855.

Other wise a payment of $140 ($15 material fee) per module will be due after the deposit.

The first payment - the deposit to hold your seat is $250 - non-refundable. 




(917-582-3730)

Friday, September 21, 2012

The 7 Pillars to Wellness

1st Visit Pillar #1 Commitment:
“To eliminate illness or to create physical, emotional, or spiritual change, one must sacrifice some time and some freedom. Little losses result in great gains.”           The Book of Internal Medicine, Nei Ching

Pillar #2  5 Element Healing Diet:
This pillar is about your unique diet, based on the principles of Oriental Medicine i.e., temperature of food (Yin/Yang), the five tastes, food as medicine, and the anti-inflammatory diet.

Pillar #3  Chinese Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements:
This pillar is about Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional protocols. You will be provided with the highest quality herbal and nutritional supplement available today.

2nd Visit
Pillar #4  Internal Exercises; Chi Kung:
This pillar is about Chi Kung and internal exercises. Every session
will end with chi kung instruction and chi meridian balancing.

Pillar #5  Reduce Stagnation
Internal (Detoxification), External (Feng Shui):
In this pillar we will begin a detoxification program to clear internal toxins and external stagnations.

3rd Visit
Pillar #6  Self Compassion – Self Gratitude:
This pillar is about stress reduction.  Specific exercises and nutrition will be introduced to help reduce stress and clear toxic emotions. The 12 nerve exercises and the six-healing sounds.

4th Visit
Pillar #7  Longevity – Foundational Health:
In this pillar we will create a long-term strategy to maintain your health and happiness. Follow-up visits every 3 to 6 months.

Additional Services
Cooking Classes
Touch For Health

Total Program: $600.  (Each Pillar paid separate is $175)
If you have any questions please contact me at drewdivittorio@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What Are the Best Herbs to Treat Colds and Flu?

 1. Ginger Root (rhizome zingiberis officinalis recens). Ginger root should be added to food or drank as a tea. Ginger has been used for thousands of years to treat cold and flu as well as digestive disorders. Remember the reason ginger is served with your sushi is to kill the bacterial and the parasites on the raw fish. For a food it has very strong medicinal properties.

2. Cinnamon Twig (ramulus cinnamomi cassiae). If you are not a fan of ginger you can use cinnamon instead, Cinnamon can be put into your tea, coffee, or on your breakfast cereal in the morning. According to Oriental medicine cinnamon releases the exterior to ward off colds and flu. PLEASE no cinnamon sugar that would create more dampness in your body and lower you immune response.

3. Garlic (allium sativum). We can not forget our old friend garlic. Garlic as you know has been used for centuries to ward out colds, flu, and infection. Start using fresh crushed garlic on your food or in soup, either way you have a powerful food to ward off colds, flu, and infection.

4. Nasty Tea. Nasty Tea is a simple recipe which can be taken as a soup or a tea. It is a classical Chinese herbal formula called Scallion & Soybean Decoction (cong chi tang) which comes from the classic text, Emergency Formulas to Keep Up One’s Sleeve. Add fresh ginger not dried and scallions to cooked miso soup. Drink 3 cups per day, be prepared to sweat. If you want to drink this as a tea, thus the name nasty tea, add honey to kill the taste.

5. Angrographis (Andrographis paniculata).  Important new research has confirmed a host of pharmacological benefits for this herb, including potent anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral effects. In addition, scientists have discovered that Andrographis paniculata helps boost the immune system, protects against cancer, prevents blood clots and maintains efficient digestive functioning.It has been valued for centuries by herbalists as a treatment for upper respiratory infections, fever, sore throat and herpes.

If you have any questions ask Professor Drew?