Showing posts with label herb school. Show all posts
Showing posts with label herb school. 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.

Monday, November 11, 2013

22 Amazing Benefits Of Ginger For Skin, Hair And Health




22 Amazing Benefits Of Ginger For Skin, Hair And Health (via Style Craze)
Ginger is a herb that has been used as a spice since times immemorial. Also known as ginger root, it is basically the rhizome of the plant Zingiber officinale belonging to the family Zingiberaceae which also includes turmeric, cardamom and galangal…

Friday, November 8, 2013

Over Medicated America!!





This is a short but powerful expose on how the corrupt US pharmaceutical industry tries to over medicate America from our friends at  GreenMedTV...





Monday, October 28, 2013

Oh Look Honey There Are Egg Whites In The Candy Corn They Must Be Good For You!




I despise candy corn. No reason. They never made me sick.  I do not eat them but the sight of them makes me crazy. I think my level of Dante's Inferno would be stuck in a room with Rush Limbaugh, a big screen TV showing fox news and a bowl of candy corn.

According to the National Confectioners Association, more than 35 million pounds (or nine billion pieces) of candy corn will be produced this year.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Professor Drew's Lecture on Chinese Medicine (video)


The Five Tastes According to Chinese Medicine


Click to watch video
Research is now backing up oriental and alternative medicine.  Sixty percent of MD’s practice some form of alternative medicine, whether meditation, nutrition, acupuncture, etc.  Doctors are now prescribing vitamins such as folic acid, 

Friday, August 9, 2013

Top Ten Ways to Reduce Stress


1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.  Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.  It is used by athletes to rebuild after a heavy workout. 

2. Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.  For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Top Ten Supplements to Help Detoxify Your Body



DETOXIFICATION IS NOT FASTING!




  1. Fiber supports fecal excretion of toxins and the integrity of the intestinal barrier which decreases toxins burden. In addition fiber can directly bind some toxins thereby removing them before they enter the body and cause damage.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today





Hello Everybody,
This is a great daily health practice.  Something I have been doing for the last 2 years.
Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today.
 By Morgan Potts (see bio below)
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic method for detox and rejuvenation. It’s a simple practice, with quite remarkable results. Many have heard of it, but never actually dove in to try it. It definitely has a mystical and exciting vibe around it, which made me eager to try. But what exactly is it? What does it do?

In a (coco)nut shell:

To oil pull, simply swish your choice of unrefined, high quality oil in your mouth; similar to the way you would use a mouthwash. My favorite is coconut oil. This can be done anywhere from five to 20 minutes. The process attracts and removes bacteria, toxins, and parasites that live in your mouth or lymph system, and also pulls congestion and mucus from your throat and loosens up your sinuses, which is amazing! With the help of your saliva, all these scary undesirables bind with the oil, ready to be disposed of. Pulling also helps re-mineralize your teeth and strengthen your gums by thoroughly cleansing the area. This sounds good, right? But how exactly do you do it?

Traditionally, oil pullers used virgin sesame oil. The reason I prefer to use raw coconut oil is because it has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and enzymatic properties. This provides the added benefit of killing any unwanted bacteria that may be residing in the mouth, while leaving behind healthy probiotic strains. A perfect exchange!

To start, scoop ½ to 1 full tablespoon of oil into the mouth; if it’s cold, allow the oil to melt. Now push, swirl, and pull the oil between your teeth, around your gums, and allow it to touch every part of your mouth except your throat. You don’t want the oil getting in contact with your throat because it’s now carrying somewhat toxic material. No gargling!

Have fun with it, though! Hum a little song, or practice deep breathing through your nose. Allow this to be a sacred time. Enjoy the feeling of cleansing, the relaxation with the absence of talking. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of smiling with a mouth full of oil. Something about it just feels so right!

Once your time pulling is over, spit into the trash or toilet, but never the sink — the oil could solidify and clog your drain. Now rinse your mouth out with clean water two or three times. Finally, drink a glass of water and relax. You should be feeling fresh and rejuvenated.

Why You Should Start Oil Pulling Today
February 27, 2013 4:09 PM ES popular reason for oil pulling is to find relief from congestion in the sinuses and throat. It is unbelievable how quickly this happens! Immediately after rinsing, you will find yourself blowing your nose and clearing your throat. I have worked with people struggling with chronic sinus congestion who experienced relief unlike anything else, after oil pulling only once! Their condition improved and the congestion eventually went away completely.

I began pulling to benefit my gums and teeth, which used to be extremely sensitive. My gums strengthened, and teeth became much whiter! It also proved to be beneficial to my skin, which cleared up dramatically, and became bright and almost glowing. Swishing with coconut oil has also proven to be beneficial to those with skin disorders such as psoriasis, and is great for anyone who wants to detox and begin taking better care of their immune system.

Oil pulling can be done at any time of the day, but for a more thorough detox, its best to do this in the morning, before eating or drinking. If you are having a hard time fitting oil pulling into your routine, I’ve found a nice time to do this is while in the shower. This way, you aren’t counting the clock until the minutes are up; simply spit when your shower is done.

I hope you enjoy this healing, divine and sensual experience as much as I do. Love the oil. Love the process. Happy pulling.

Morgan Potts is a certified holistic health nutrition coach living in Rochester, NY. She is passionate about nutrition, its impact on happiness, and effect on the mind. Eating meals rich in unprocessed, whole and nutritious foods has renewed her life with feelings of health, vibrance and energy. With a specific focus on balance, conquering anxiety, and living with mindfulness, she teaches us to really slow down and experience life. 
Morgan received her training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York, where she learned traditional nutrition philosophies and lifestyles. She works both locally, and over the phone with people from around the world. If you are interested in working with Morgan, talk with her today!


 Price List
Extra Virgin Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil

5 gal $189 - WE HAVE STOCK! PLEASE CALL! 
Two 30oz jars $37.98
One 30oz jar $21.00 

$13.90 per jar for 120 (30oz – 12 cases)

Contact Professor Drew for more information:

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

Inflammation:

The City College of New York Continuing and Professional Studies


Inflammation: The Slient Killer

What do obesity, heart disease, cancer, and asthma have in common? Inflammation is a link to these and a host of other chronic illnesses. When we think of Inflammation, most of us think of a bump or a bruise, not a chronic illness like asthma or obesity. In-flammation is a transitory response in the body; when that response becomes chronic, the body begins to attack itself – leading to many illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Drew DiVittorio, a nutritional consultant and health coach trained in Oriental Medicine and Nutrition, and board certified in Traditional Chinese Herbology, brings a wealth of experience and insight to this class which will look at the theory behind In-flammation and how chronic inflammation impacts your health. There will be coverage of the many natural ways to reduce and treat inflammation with a focus on anti-inflammatory diets, herbs, foods, supplements and exercises that reduce inflammation.

Tuesday October 9th -23rd
6 - 8 pm
$150
BY PHONE 212-650-7312

IN PERSON Shepard Hall, Room 2
Convent Avenue and 140th Street

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

What Are the Best Ways to Heal Your Digestive System?

Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea

What Are the Best Ways to Heal Your Digestive System?


1. 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 the majority of the symptoms associated with acid reflux.


2. Enhance your digestive system with digestive enzymes.  We need enzymes such as lipase, protease, and lactase to facilitate the digestion of fats, protein and sugar.  You can purchase a digestive enzyme supplement from the health food store which can be taken at every meal.  If you want to go the herbal route try Sweetish Bitters. Sweetish Bitters is a time tested herbal remedy which contains the herb gentian root, it is commonly used before and after meals to reduce gas and bloating.

3. Begin Taking Probiotics (acidophilus).  Acidophilus supplies your body with good bacteria to fight off the bad bacteria.  Numerous studies have shown that daily supplementation with acidophilus will enhance the immune response not just for colds and flu but also for allergies and digestive disorders.  We need good bacteria to digest our food.  Always take acidophilus away from food – trust me.

4. Green Tea has been shown to help facilitate the growth of friendly bacterial and prevent tooth decay.  Have a cup or two per day of this powerful antioxidant.

5.       Deglycyrrhizinated Licorice (DGL) , Glycyrrhetinic acid is removed to avoid possible side effects (hypertension, cardiac dysfunction).  Several studies have found DGL to be equal or superior to Tagamet, Zantac or antacids in treatment of gastric or duodenal ulcer. DGL apparently inhibits H. pylori. DGL promotes natural mucosal protective factors.

6.       L-Glutamine facilitates new growth of the intestinal cells to support the healing process of the G.I. tract. Glutamine plays a key role in the metabolism, structure & function of the entire gastrointestinal tract. It is the primary energy source for the cells that line your intestines & is essential to keeping them healthy.
 


If you have any questions...Ask Professor Drew.






Friday, July 13, 2012

What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?

Golden Monkey Loose-Leaf Black Tea
Cordycepts

What Are the Best Ways to Treat Stress?


  1. 1. Cordycepts are a therapeutic fungus found at the high altitudes in China and are one of the most valued medicinal fungi in Chinese medicine.  Research dating back to 1843 suggests the use of cordyceps to help strengthen and rebuilding the body after exhaustion or long term illness.  It is used by athletes to recover after a heavy workout.

2.  Ashwangandha known as a classic rejuvenating herb in Indian medicine, ashwagandha has been shown to enhance adaptability to both physical and chemical stress.  For instance, mice pretreated with ashwagandha and subjected to physical stress showed increased endurance, it can prevent stress induced ulcers.

                                                                                                                            
Ginseng

  1. 3. Ginseng is greatly valued as a tonic, a substance that acts to normalize body function and biochemistry. According to traditional Chinese medicine the individual who will benefit from Ginseng is overwhelmed and exhausted


Bladderwrack
  1. Bladderwrack (seaweed) is a nutrient that provides a natural source of iodine which is required for the synthesis of T4 in the thyroid gland. Stress hinders the proper function of this metabolic regulator, the thyroid.  Research suggests that high levels of stress affects the synthesis of thyroid hormone T4 and T3 causing, weigh gain, fatigue, depression, irritability, memory loss, and possible heart failure.


  1. B12 is also important in maintaining the nervous system. Nerves are surrounded by an insulating fatty sheath comprised of a complex protein called myelin. B12 plays a vital role in the metabolism of fatty acids essential for the maintenance of myelin. Prolonged B12 deficiency can lead to nerve degeneration and irreversible neurological damage.

If you have any questions please Ask Professor Drew?