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ENRICH-0025 – Food/Health: Reduce Inflammation - September (ENRICH-0025_INF1)

Fight the Fire Within: Cooking and Eating to Reduce Inflammation

It has become increasingly clear that chronic inflammation causes or contributes to many serious illnesses: heart disease, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, acne, eczema, psoriasis, chronic fatigue, asthma, sinus infections, allergies, migraines, acid reflux, celiac disease, IBS, depression, Lyme disease … and the list goes on. Even some forms of cancer are believed to be caused by inflammation. But what causes inflammation in the body and how might you change your diet to avoid it? Join Natural Food Chef (NFC) Tracy Spalding as she guides you through the preparation of foods that will positively influence your health.

In this three-session, hands-on class held in the Nutrition Therapy Institute’s (NTI) state-of-the-art kitchen, Chef Tracy explains which foods to avoid and why. Then, using high-quality, organic, non-GMO, farm-raised foods, and anti-inflammatory ingredients that can be easily added to your diet, she helps you create healthy meals, serving up a tasty dinner each night. Along the way, discuss the importance of incorporating good quality protein, fats and an abundance of vegetables and fruits into your diet. Come away with a new respect for your body’s needs and the skills and knowledge to create healthy, yummy meals at home—and enjoy three nights out for dinner while you’re at it!

Weekly Menus:
Week 1: Pork tenderloin, roasted vegetables with walnuts, ginger wasabi sweet potatoes, yogurt parfaits
Week 2: Zucchini noodles with garlic shrimp and romesco sauce, black bean brownies
Week 3: Coconut curry chicken, mashed cauliflower, sautéed kale with almonds, chocolate avocado pudding

Class size is limited to nine students, allowing for an intimate setting and dialogue attuned to participants’ needs. Cost of the course includes all instruction, groceries and meal-preparation.

Three sessions
Wed., 6-8:30 pm, Sept. 13, 20, 27, 2017
Location: Nutrition Therapy Institute, Natural Chef Training building, 1642 York Street, Denver

From the time she was a teenager, Tracy Spalding had a natural understanding and love for cooking. She has studied with master teachers in Spain, Zanzibar, India and Italy and was a 2014 graduate of NTI’s Natural Food Chef Program. She is NFC’s chief Chef.
Course Details
Location: Off-campusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 0Waitlist Places Left: 4Fee: $175


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday13th September 201727th September 201706:00PM - 08:30PMN/ATracy Glaves Spalding