Flavour Therapy: The Art and Science of Chinese Dietary Therapy


Flavour Therapy: The Art and Science of Chinese Dietary Therapy


Flavour Therapy: The Art and Science of Chinese Dietary Therapy

Saturday, 5th October, 10am - 1pm

$75, bookings by phone - (02) 4759 3478 - or in store today!

In a world overloaded with conflicting dietary information and nutritional advice, compounded by fad and popular diets, it is often very confusing to make sound choices about food and nutrition.

As early as the 7th century, texts on dietary therapeutics have been written in China. The role of food in both healing ailments and preserving health, was acknowledged by the famous doctor Sun Si Miao. His hope was for people to first turn to food before they turned to medicine. Since the 7th century the art and science of Chinese food therapy has been expanded and elaborated.

We often tend to think of foods as the sum of their nutritional components such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, etc. The Chinese view on foods takes a broader perspective to look at the interaction of food-environment-climate-season-person, as well as cooking methods and the way we consume these foods.

What to expect:

In this introductory workshop we will explore the principles of Chinese dietary practices: the thermal nature of foods and energetics of flavours, how these interact and how they relate to the various organ systems of the body.

We will reflect on seasonal choices of foods, how different cooking methods affect the nature of foods, and how different constitutional needs are to be taken into account so helpful choices can be made.

We will combine the theoretical foundational principles with exercising our pallets to discern flavours and temperatures for a new and enticing experience of food. You will come out of the workshop with a renewed curiosity for food and tips on how to create long-lasting supportive eating habits.

Every participant will receive a booklet with classification of foods and some seasonal recipes.

What to bring:

Please bring a notebook and pen, and coloured pencils/textas/crayons (in case you feel creative).

About your tutor:

Ruth Mayroz has been a practitioner of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for 17 years. She is currently working and living in the Upper Blue Mountains, but has lived and practiced in a variety of places and settings in Australia and overseas, working with the very young, the very old and everyone in between.

Her personal and professional experiences have shown her that without supportive nutrition as a foundation, most health interventions are at best temporary. She loves supporting people on their journey to better and more sustainable health, where paying attention, and a measure of awe for the workings of the body and nature are key ingredients.

Volunteer position:

Lyttleton Stores Co-operative is now offering one volunteer position per workshop. If you are interested in volunteering for a workshop you will need to come in for a volunteer induction. Workshop volunteers must be members and they will receive a 20% discount for one week if they volunteer for a half day workshop (4 hours) and for two weeks if they volunteer for a full day workshop. They will also get to learn new skills and help the tutor during the workshop. If you are interested in volunteering please contact workshops@lyttletonstores.com.au 2-6 weeks prior to the workshop commencement date.

Cancellation Policy:

Please note that workshops are non-refundable, however, if you give us 48 hours notice of cancellation we will give you a workshop credit to apply to a different workshop.

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