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Join us for our next UK event: The Energetics of Food 💥 On the 4th of February, go beyond nutritional content to learn about #FoodEnergetics with renowned TCM practitioner, Nam Singh. Also! Learn all about our London-based holistic health coaching programme, which starts this March. RSVP link in bio!

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The gastrointestinal system, also referred to as the digestive tract, or gut, is a group of organs that includes the mouth, esophagus, stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder, small intestine, colon, and rectum.

The gastrointestinal system is more than the body’s primary site for taking in and absorbing nutrients. It also acts as a communication center to and from the brain, and functions as one of the body’s frontlines in the fight against disease.

According to Dr. Lisa Ganjhu, clinical assistant professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center:

“Our gut plays a major role, not only in our gastrointestinal health, but in the health and well-being of the entire body.”

To read “How To Heal Your Gut (5 Easy Steps)” follow the #linkinbio 🌱 ✨#AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingNaturally

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Jing is one of the Three Treasures recognised by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It describes our life essence, our genetic, ancestral memory, a blueprint of our wholeness. Jing is stored in our kidneys. Building our kidney jing means that we enhance the seat of our power and wellness.

Black sesame seeds tonify jing and help build blood, which can be useful for those of us who wish not to eat red meat. They are also a rich source of calcium.

Ingredients
• 1.5 cups black sesame seeds
• ½ cup goji berries
• 1 small piece of fresh ginger
• ½ cup local honey, creamed
• 1 tsp+ grated orange peel
• 1 tsp ground cardamom
• ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 pinch of salt
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 tbsp cacao powder
• 1 cup dried rose petals (or 1/3 cup rose petal powder)

Optional ingredients
• A pinch of Shilajit
• 1 tbsp He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti) extract powder

For dusting
• ½ cup almond flour, matcha, or rose petal powder

For the full instructions, visit the #linkinbio

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The choices we make (or have access to making) about what we put into our bodies, about our sources of nourishment, profoundly influence our degree of physical and emotional health.

As has been said before, food can either harm or heal. A number of life-altering conditions - including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes - are all directly linked to diet. Food affects our ability to regulate our moods, maintain our particular optimal weight, prevent and recover from disease, and protect our vital life force.

We can consider good food to be that which sustains our bodies, the earth, our communities and cultures (and delights our senses, another legitimate nourishment). While access to good food should be a right and not a privilege, obstacles to that access, along with a robust promotion of nutritionless and industrialised foods, have interrupted our ability to intuit what our individual bodies need for optimal health.

So how do we reconnect with this knowing? How do we cultivate our power to restore and preserve our health, and contribute to living long and healthy lives?

Millennia-old healing systems such as Traditional Chinese Medicine and India’s Ayurveda have investigated and articulated the practices shown both to prevent disease and enhance longevity. “Blue Zone” and other cultures throughout the world, where people tend towards long life, offer additional insight into the food traditions that support radiant health well into our later years.

This collective wisdom of our ancestors informs what we call the Longevity Diet, a healing, rejuvenating diet that has been the guiding force of what we’ve taught at Academy Healing Nutrition these last few decades.

To learn more about the Longevity Diet, visit the link in bio to read Longevity Diet 101🍲🌱 #AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda

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Traditional Chinese Medicine (also known as TCM) is an ancient philosophical/medical art that has evolved over the past 5,000 years and is currently practiced by millions of people around the world.

Today natural beauty treatments, based on Chinese energetic principles and herbs, are popular in spas. We find TCM doctors who practice acupuncture and use Asian herbal medicines to treat patients in far reaches of the world. Chinese martial arts, tai chi and qigong are popular everywhere.

Although Chinese health and fitness arts have mainly been popularized by acupuncture and martial arts in the West, TCM is a multi-pronged system of healing that includes herbalism and diets based on a complex system of diagnosis, various types of energy balancing techniques using bodywork, movement/meditation practices, and a holistic approach of understanding the vital connections between our body, mind and spirit and our place in the universe. TCM teaches that we are akin to Earth’s life force--earth, metal, water, wood, and fire--influenced by seasonal changes and subject to the laws of Nature.

To learn about why TCM is important today, the Five Element Theory, the Mind-Body connection in Eastern Medicine, Yin and Yang, and more... take a peek at our blog “Traditional Chinese Medicine 101” - #LINKINBIO #AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda

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What is a certified holistic health coach? Well, that’s not a straightforward question to answer. Health coaching is a growing field that’s a fairly new trend in the wellness industry. And yet the idea of healing through diet and lifestyle is an ancient idea in many cultures.

As of 2018, health coaching was a 6 billion dollar service market with a strong growth outlook. However, because it’s growing so quickly, it can also be loosely defined and without national standards on certification.

Health Coaches often fill in the gaps of conventional Western medicine, which is more suited to the treatment of acute illnesses than chronic ones. Coaches work with clients to create the new habits that can ease seemingly incurable chronic conditions. Using a variety of tools and healing modalities, from counseling, to meal plans, and beyond, they empower people to make the kind of changes that can lead to sustainable, resilient, health.

If you’re thinking of moving into this field or have a calling for helping others through diet and lifestyle, visit the #linkinbio to find out exactly what you need to know about it. 🌱✨#AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingNaturally

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Join us for an evening of cooking a seasonal, healing meal from the comfort of your kitchen. 🍵 Our Winter Cookalong + Open House is next Wednesday, January 13th @ 6:30pm (London time). RSVP link in bio!

📸 amaranth porridge from our cooking class with one of our incredible students @amelies_homemade

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As we near the end of 2020, there is an opportunity to reflect on the year gone by. It has been an incredibly challenging year for humanity as a whole. Everyone faced unparalleled difficulties in different ways.

We may be eager to bid this year farewell, but just as TCM teaches us to embrace every season, we are invited to take time to honor and process the ending of this chapter before rushing into the next. We can ask ourselves: What did we learn? What can we celebrate? What do we need to grieve? For what are we grateful?

Whilst there have been dark days, we can always turn to the wisdom of nature for insight.

Cheers to the New Year🌱✨#AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingNaturally

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To learn more about causes and treatment for indigestion and IBS, follow the link in bio to read our blog🌱 ✨#AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingNaturally

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Here’s the truth: the bulk of modern, western diets are stripped of the nourishing, energetic, and healing qualities of food. Therefore, they must be remediated with vitamins, supplements, “superfoods” and medicines just to be healthy. Therefore, many modern, Western diets are not “healing” at all, but rather quite inflammatory. All of these factors produce a biological state that is out of alignment.

But what is also true is that, in many other parts of the world, foods have been used as medicines for centuries. The ancients described cohesive medical systems to understand how food works in the body and mind. Their primary aim was to describe body functions, not offer recipes. Foods were used to bring about health and protect longevity.

Visit the #linkinbio for our blog “A ‘Food as Medicine’ Approach to Health + Life” to walk through the foundational nutritional/biological theories which have informed the way we look at food, medicine, illness and healing today. ❄️🌲✨#AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingDepressionNaturally

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Today, Monday December 21st is the solstice marking the onset of winter. The winter solstice, hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice occurs when one of the Earth’s poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It happens twice yearly, once in each hemisphere. It calls for balance and celebration. The dark and light are equal, which gives us hope for improvement.

My Winter Solstice breakfast is keyed to bring about health, balance and longevity. It features cooked and raw foods that support digestion and immunity.

Part One is normally fruit, nuts and tea. I like the fiber.

Part Two is a cooked grain or other warm food especially for cold weather.

The choice is individual based on current health needs. People with inflammatory conditions require more cold or raw foods and less animal protein. Others with weaker digestion need cooked grains and proteins to support health. Older persons, and all others who live under high stress, need to maintain a proper blood sugar and blood pressure balance.

For more health and longevity diet recommendations, read the latest blog by Letha Hadady “Balance for Winter Solstice” #linkinbio ❄️🌲✨#AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingDepressionNaturally

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Sadness is not depression. We grieve when something wonderful ends. It is normal to miss the love and companionship of a friend or pet. But our life force may eventually overcome grief. That is healthy. However, depression is chronic, not easily overcome and causes physical as well as emotional illness. Depression is often a combination of sadness, anger, fear and anxiety that are held in place with imbalance stemming from medicines, poor lifestyle choices and/or diet.

Some people are depressed without naming it. Their poverty, the pain of prejudice, illness or abuse–are so pressing that they are struggling to survive. As terrible as that struggle is, their motivation to change can be healing or it can push a person to destructive extremes. An adrenal rush for survival, over the long term, is exhausting and often leads to addictions that keep depression in place. To break the cycle, we need to create health where there is none.

This year of COVID19 has upset most households. Kids and adults at home, sharing computer time and space, and suffering from anxiety, boredom and less than optimal nutrition, need to regain a sense of physical and emotional security.

How do we create a feeling of normalcy in the body? Visit the #linkinbio to read the full blog “Healing Depression Naturally” and find out. #AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda #HealingDepressionNaturally

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A lesson that will change the way you think about food.

Enjoy Part I of this 3-part workshop for free by following the #linkinbio. Or, purchase the entire workshop for just £9 (£289 value)!

You will learn...

✔️  The ancient art + science of food as medicine
✔️  The context for the current challenges we face (i.e mineral depletion in soil, the rise of processed foods, toxic exposures, etc.)  
✔️  Introduction to Five Element Theory
✔️  Introduction to the Eastern worldview of Yin & Yang
✔️  Introduction to Food Energetics
✔️  Introduction to Daoist Tonic Herbalism
✔️  Ingredients + principles of the longevity diet, as well as proper food preparation techniques

Can’t wait to see you there🥕 #AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda

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Re-establishing our Centre: Five Ways to Nurture our Digestion⬇️

Now is always perfect time to use the following tools and medicines to tonify our digestive powers.

1) Eat Seasonally 🍲🍽

2) Eat Warm: Our Stomach thrives with warm and cooked foods, and is compromised by too much cold and raw. Think comforting, soups and porridges, and cooking methods such as stir frying, sauteeing, and boiling. Add cooked vegetables to salads and be sure to eat them as close to noon as possible, when our digestive fire is strongest.

3) Drink Warm: For a happy stomach, avoid cold drinks (at least near mealtime). Drinking hot water 30 minutes before eating ignites our digestion. Fennel or ginger tea is also helpful as a digestive aid.

4) Eat with Consistency: Set aside time to eat; avoid rushing through, or working during, meals. Try to keep regular mealtimes, as digestion is enhanced with a more predictable rhythm. It’s also super beneficial to finish eating at least three hours before bed (ideally having your final meal by 7pm), to give your stomach a chance to rest overnight.

5) Practice Presence: Sitting in meditation for even 10 minutes a day helps us develop the capacity to stay in the present moment, gently rerouting habits of worrying and overthinking that wreak havoc on our digestion. Acknowledging our blessings is another practice that can counter anxiety and restore a fuller, more grounded, perspective.

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Ayurveda (pronounced AH-YER-VAY-DAH) is an ancient health science from India that has been practiced by millions of people around the world for over 5,000 years. While many in the West haven’t heard of Ayurveda, its sphere of influence has undoubtedly reached—and shaped—the way we approach modern health and healing.

For instance, many people are familiar with the popular healing practices such as yoga and meditation. Both are extensions of Ayurveda, which is a multi-pronged health science with rich insights into how to eat, breathe, move, think, respect one another and the planet for optimal health and balance.

Ayurveda includes:
✔︎ Yoga
✔︎ Meditation
✔︎ Spiritual work to help others
✔︎ Astrology and gems
✔︎ Herbalism
✔︎ Diet and cooking
✔︎ Cleansing practices

Why study Ayurveda—this ancient health science from India?

Many turn to Ayurveda after conventional Western medicines fail to address the root causes of their illness or discomforts. Others turn to Ayurveda to learn more about their body type, and which foods can best support it for optimal health. Regardless of what interested you in this ancient science, keep reading to learn more about how you can adopt the wisdom of Ayurveda into your own life.

To learn about the history of Ayurveda, it’s 3 Doshas, and practical applications, follow the #linkinbio to read the full blog post “Ayurveda 101” #AcademyHealingNutrition #LongevityDiet #TCM #Ayurveda

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During our Holistic Health Coach Certification course, you will come to find that no food is the enemy. Instead, you will understand the purpose each food serves or does not serve and what each unique body constitution needs for optimal health and wellness.

It's not too late to enrol in our next class of students (course begins March 2021) and receive €600 off tuition! Use the link in bio to book a call (UK) or email hello@academyhealingnutrition.uk.

Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer is available until this Wednesday, December 2nd. #AcademyHealingNutrition

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The progressive slowing down of growth in autumn is understood to have an affinity with the metal element. In the TCM system, the qualities of balanced metal are apparent when we similarly are able to hone our focus and know a shining mental clarity (indeed, metal is associated with a clear or white colour). We also experience this in a sense of self-worth that lets us set healthy boundaries and structures for ourselves.

The properties of the metal element also include an ability to bond with others, and the grief that comes from the loss (whether actual or anticipated) of those bonds. Indeed, there is much to grieve now, from the seasonal dying away of the natural world, to feeling those we have or could lose to the pandemic and to violence.

The organs associated with autumn gives us a clue as to how we navigate that grief, and how we protect ourselves at this physically and emotionally vulnerable time of year. Our Lung-Large Intestine system, through the actions of inhalation and elimination, teach us that we don’t hold on to what we absorb. We feel it, use only what is vital, and release the rest.

Our Lungs are seen in TCM as being the “receivers of pure Qi (or lifeforce) from the Heavens”, in particular through our breath. Because this organ circulates the protective Wei Qi that fortifies us against external pathogens, we want to take special care of our lungs right now.

For "Autumn: Five Tips for Strengthening Lung Health (and the immune system)" visit the #linkinbio to read the full blog post 🍂💨 🥕#AcademyHealingNutrition

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This Thanksgiving we are thankful to be alive and able to share our love with the aid of the internet. The English Pilgrims celebrated days of thanksgiving as part of their religion. They were days of prayer, not days of feasting.

In the United States, our national holiday stems from the feast held in the autumn of 1621 by the Pilgrims and King Massasoit and 90 Wampanoag men to celebrate the colony’s first successful harvest. The menu included various fowl, deer, fruits, vegetables (pumpkin of course) fish and shellfish. There were no ovens for baking. According to some accounts, early English settlers in North America improvised by hollowing out pumpkins, filling the shells with milk, honey and spices to make a custard, then roasting the gourds whole in hot ashes.

To learn more on how other countries celebrate their version of Thanksgiving, visit the #linkinbio! #AcademyHealingNutrition

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Interested in our Longevity Diet and becoming health coach? Our next holistic health coaching program (in London) begins March 2021. Visit the #linkinbio to book a call and learn more.

Our 35-year-old curriculum combines the ancient sciences of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda with modern cutting edge information. #AcademyHealingNutrition

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This week's #naturemoment: To being in awe of the world around us and for cherishing all the diversity each season brings. What moments are bringing you joy this week? #AcademyHealingNutrition REPOST: @tradmedicinals

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Have you gotten a chance to read the @evening.standard ‘s “Functional Fungi: Why Mushrooms are the Winter Wellness Trend to Try” ? If not, check it out with the #linkinbio! 🍄

For more on the Longevity Diet, check out our Autumn Cookalong/Open House this Thursday 11/19 (details also in our bio)

Thank you, again, @evening.standard for the lovely feature! 🍂

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