We find ourselves here amidst serious global crises related to food and health. The world has changed dramatically since the industrial revolution. Our western culture has moved away from wholesome foods and we now consume industrialized, mass-produced food-like products that lack nutrients and often harbor toxins. Our agricultural systems are destroying our planet. The effects of processed, GMO, commercial foods have been devastating to human health on many levels. We have seen a rise in diabetes, obesity, autism, cancer, dementia...etc. The challenges of disease have crept into our communities, our families, and our own lives. We can no longer ignore these harsh realities. The good news is, we have tremendous power as consumers and as people when we choose to take responsibility for our own healing process.
The time is now for us to come together with a commitment to our health and wellbeing, and a deep mindfulness to the ways in which we nourish our bodies. As we make positive choices to reconnect ourselves with our own bodies, we also reconnect with the cycles of Nature. We begin to remember how to nourish ourselves with respect and love for the Earth.
One of the most effective ways to heal holistically is to feed ourselves with wholesome, organic and preferably local seasonal foods. As we nourish ourselves, we benefit our bodies as well as the land that feeds us. Food Is Medicine. Food is a medium for healing and regeneration, it is a bridge to the land and can also be a powerful force in ecological activism.
Thank you for your participation in this critical conversation.
Course participants will receive weekly pre-recorded instructional videos along with a written text including additional information and recipes. Together we’ll explore a specific theme of Food is Medicine each week. The duration of the course is a total of six weeks.
Our group will also join together in an online community where discussions and weekly live classes will be hosted. The weekly live discussion will be every Saturday at There will be more recipes and video sharing on the private Discord server both by myself and all the course participants. The intention is to create a platform where information and resources may be shared and where all participants feel held and supported.
Here are the Food is Medicine Topics for each of the 6 weeks of the course:
WEEK 1- Ancestral Roots
An exploration into our lineage and our roots as people of earth. Creating one-pot meals and inviting the medicine of broths, soups, stews. Infusing the cauldron with local and/or seasonal roots, herbs and vegetables. Creations can be made animal or plant-based, as always the most important consideration is proper sourcing.
WEEK 2- Create Culture
The creation of a new culture starts in our gut. Exploring and reviving the lost art of fermentation and natural preservation of food. Inviting bacteria to repopulate and balance the microbiome through cultured foods and also a connection to the soil.
WEEK 3- Libation
Liquid nutrition and fasting. Exploring delicious tonics, elixirs, and nutrient-dense drinks to support our health and well being, whether we choose to cleanse or to invite plant medicines and adaptogens into our daily routine
WEEK 4 - Sauces and Dressings
Preparing sauces and dressings can help us drizzle concentrated plant medicine into any meal. Connecting with local and seasonal foods to enhance flavor, color, and texture to our favorite savory dishes.
WEEK 5- Sweet treats
Sugar sure helps the medicine go down, however, we don’t need to compromise our health in order to enjoy the sweetness of life. We can get creative and respect the integrity of ingredients to make the sweet and nutrient-dense desserts.
WEEK 6- Traditional Folk Herbalism
This week includes: topical use of plants for herbal self care products, herbal honey, tinctures, vinegars, plants for baby and childcare, plants for fertility, plants for nervous system, plants for grief, magical application of plants for rituals and ceremonies, ethical foraging practices, and growing an herbal garden.
All course material will remain up and available for a duration of six months after our launch.
In love and gratitude,