February; we associate it with being the month of love, and specifically celebrated on the 14th. Even Speaking the word love, brings on a feeling of comfort and warmth. We all want to be loved, feel love, and give love. So, let me challenge you this month, to give extra love to yourself first. It is only by filling ourselves, that we can overflow to others. The best way to do that, is self care. What part of you, have you been ignoring? Even if the intention you made in January, for a healthier lifestyle, has come and gone……it can be renewed again beginning with this month. Every day is a new opportunity to do right by you.
I recently had a client share this with me. ” Every morning I decide… do I love feeling clear headed, painless and love myself more than the sugar and caffeine that creates my pain? and my answer is a loud YES! Thats how i start every morning and that decision helps me stay on track all day.”
Wise words to live by. So in this month of love…put yourself first…love yourself back to wellness, and THEN, share the best of you!
February Events & Activities
Seasonal Cooking Class
February 11th 9:30 – 12:30
No matter how unpredictable the weather is during this season, February’s cooking class will focus on warming the body with standard super-foods. Stewed vegetables, baked casseroles, and marinated greens, satisfy the pallet and bring comfort to our bellies.
With kidney season in full swing, highlighting the importance of kidney care and adrenal support will be the lecture’s topic. In Chinese medicine, we learn that kidney energy influences bone health. Food, exercise, and hormones, are the 3 areas that will be discussed to insure strong bones and healthy kidneys.
Menu: (vegan, gluten free, soy free)
- Bone Building Miso Soup
- Nishime with Kuzu Glaze
- Sheperd’s Pie
- Marinated Raw Greens with Grated Roots
- Lotus Chips
NOW, you don’t have to miss the cooking class because of bad weather, lack of a babysitter, or whatever other reason that may keep you home. JOIN US ONLINE……for a LIVE STREAM, from the comfort of your very own computer.
You can watch Virginia demonstrate the dishes step by step, participate in the lecture and interact with the live audience.
Macro Friends Potluck
Saturday January 14th 6:30pm
Hosted by The Thomas’s
Dinner will be shared at 6.30pm. Bring a vegan dish that will serve at least 8 people.
Macro Meals Club…
Tuesdays and Thursdays February 5th- 28th
Visit the dedicated site for more information
See what’s on the menu!
Natto Class with Phiya Kushi
February 12th 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Phiya Kushi will be demonstrating the art of making and the heath benefits of Natto.
Natto is a traditionally fermented soybean that provides valuable beneficial bacteria Excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals easily absorbed and immune system friendly.
Dr. Weill describes Natto as a popular dish in Japan consisting of fermented soybeans. It’s a great source of protein and considered the “breakfast of champions” by the Japanese.
$45/person at the door
Register by February 10th
Looking Ahead ~ Save the Dates
There are some amazing opportunities available through YCHY and we’re busy identifying and planning more for you to enjoy in 2016! Please mark your calendar for these:
March 25th: Seasonal Cooking Class
March 25th: Macro Friends Potluck
March 11th-18th: Holistic Holiday at Sea Vegan Cruise
March 30th: Lipscomb Health Fair
April 8th: Seasonal Cooking Class
April 8th: Macro Friends Potluck
Creating community has always been a focus of mine, since the beginning of my healing journey. The road less traveled can be lonely sometimes, but when you do it with friends, it becomes much more enjoyable. Keeping that in mind, please note the new section called “Community”. Here I will mention my favorite local health related activities. Please feel free to share with us any event that you feel will enhance our health minded community.
Bring one or two items from your pantry that you feel are healthy and one you are unsure of and she will go through the labels with you.
As always the talk is free to attend, we encourage coming early for dinner and a seat!
Community acupuncture-sliding scale–with Joe Phiakhamta Feb 25th at Vitality
Cooking Class with Sommer White MD. Feb 4th.
Testimonials: An Introduction to You Can Heal You
At the young age of 23 years old, Virginia was terminally ill and given little chance of surviving the medical diagnosis of Crohn’s disease and Takayasu Ateritis. As a result, she also suffered a stroke, and became depressed and bedridden.
In her desperate search, she learned about an inexpensive method of eating very simply that promised complete regeneration of her digestive system. After a few months on the program, Ginny went from death’s door completely symptom-free. This 180-degree reversal came after seven years of suffering the painful symptoms of digestive inflammation and with multiple hospital visits. The healing experience brought her knowledge about the workings of her body and the profound connection between all digestive illnesses and the food each person has been eating. The program also restored her body’s innate flexibility, her ability to have children (she went on to have two), and gave her back flexibility and a youthful appearance.
She went on to study this profound knowledge in order to help others. And for the last 20 years she has consulted with clients all over the world, including Europe, Canada, Russia, Australia, China and much of the US. Her focus is showing people that, contrary to what the doctors and current medical education has told them, they can *completely* cure their intestinal disease—regardless of the particular disease name they’ve been given. Ginny’s expertise is in facilitating healing of the digestive track at whatever stage or condition it is in. These principles compliment medical treatment and are compatible with all religions and cultures.
Recognized as one of the leading digestive counselors in the world, she is the author of the book Controlling Crohn’s Disease the Natural Way, now in its third edition. Virginia also founded the Ki of Life Learning Center, a nonprofit residential study house in 2003. She is the head nutritional counselor at the 5-star Sha Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain and works there 5 months every summer. She is active in educating on the prevention of Crohn’s and Colitis. She is a regular speaker at area universities and teaches in Canada, England and Spain.