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Food as Medicine: Healing with Whole Foods, Herbs and Medicinal Mushrooms

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This class will teach us how to use herbs, whole foods and medicinal mushrooms to build and balance our life-force energy, regenerate our internal organs, strengthen our immune system, and prevent disease. The topics covered will include: food cures for common ailments such as digestive and immune system disorders, respiratory and cardiovascular problems, allergies, pain management, etc.; the effects of food on mood and emotional well-being; the extraordinary health benefits of mushrooms such as Reishi, Shitake and Maitake (and recipes to prepare and use them); the importance of seasonal eating in Asian medical traditions; healthy weight loss; and longevity-promoting foods and detoxification. Drew will assess participants individually to help each of us design a personalized diet and herbal program. Free intro on Thursday, July 17, at 8pm. A WEEKLY COURSE
(3 sessions) Thursdays, July 24–August 7, 8–10pm
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Members: $105 / Nonmembers: $115 
Early Bird rate $95/$105 by May 29 Location

Is Inadequate Vitamin D Implicated in Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s?

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Is Inadequate Vitamin D Implicated in Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s? (via PRWeb)
It has been known since 1922 that Vitamin D is vital for bone health. Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP notes that recent research shows its importance in many other body functions. Vitamin D is a relatively safe and inexpensive treatment for fibromyalgia…

Top Ten Ways To Clear and Strengthen Your Digestive System

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Repair Your Digestive System
1. Eliminate foods that are possible allergens which may have a negative impact on the digestive system.For example, reduce gluten, highly processed foods, foods that contain perseverates and additives, dairy and certain seeds and nuts.(see the anti-inflammatory diet)
Stop taking over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and antacids.These two drugs are contributing factions to the many symptoms associated with poor digestion.If you are taking over the counter pain medications use fish oil and turmeric instead - they both have natural anti-inflammatory properties without side-effects.
Add food into your diet that can help manage pathogens such as parasites and fungus.Herbs such as Ginger, garlic, fennel, thyme, and oregano all contain anti-parasite and anti-fungal properties.If you have acid reflux makes sure you’re tested for H.pylori.H-pylori is a bacterial that is responsible for …

What Are the Best Herbs to Treat Colds and Flu?

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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 y…