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ENRICH-0044 – Nutrition: Seasonal Eating (ENRICH-0044_EAT)

The Nutrition of Seasonal Eating: A Chinese Medical Perspective

Seemingly every day we’re deluged (and confused) by the latest diet fads, supplements and medications promoting proper health. Healthy living shouldn’t be complicated! Nutrition Therapy Institute (NTI) teaches the science behind nutrition. One time-trusted approach to healthy nutrition and eating is through the more than 2,000-year-old holistic philosophy of nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which provides a framework using seasonally based food as medicine. Why seasonal foods? Because they’re fresher, tastier and more nutritious than out-of-season foods. Combine the TCM philosophy with NTI’s teaching principle of eating a balanced diet in accordance to individual constitution and health conditions, and you have a recipe for optimum wellness. Discuss the importance of eating locally, organically and seasonally with NTI instructor Dr. Steve Shomo. Explore the Chinese medicine healing system, which follows the concepts of food energetics, seasonal eating and the five elements and flavors. How do these components work together with individual needs to promote balance, proper digestion and a healthy well-functioning body and mind? Examine this nutritional concept in each class, focusing first on the spring/summer seasons and then on fall/winter. Come away with an understanding of the key principles and concepts of nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the knowledge to apply the basic seasonal and elemental nutritional principles to your dietary habits.

Two sessions
Wed., 7-9 pm, Nov. 8, 15, 2017
Location: Room 380, Sturm Hall, DU campus

Dr. Steve Shomo, instructor of Anatomy and Physiology at NTI, is a licensed and board certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist in Colorado and a Doctor of Oriental Medicine—Acupuncture Physician (primary care) in Florida.
Course Details
Location: DU Main CampusMode of Study: In-personPlaces Left: 23Waitlist Places Left: 10Fee: $80


Days of the WeekStart DateEnd DateTimeVenueInstructor
Wednesday8th November 201715th November 201707:00PM - 09:00PMSturm HallSteve Shomo