The month of April is known for showers and gusty winds. While I love the season that invites kite flying, the wind is difficult on the liver. In TCM we learn that the liver and gallbladder are more sensitive this time of year and the wind along with varied temperatures creates imbalances that show up as allergies, colds and fevers and digestive difficulties. While the external temperature is changing into the new season, it is important to keep the internal environment as stable as possible. Symptoms such as tired, overwhelmed, irritable, blurred vision, restless, difficulty getting up in the mornings, nausea, constipation and rashes may be signs that your inner self is out of balance. Poor lifestyle and food choices can lead to poor immunity and it this time of year where those habits are challenged.
To support and improve live /gallbladder function include flavors such as sour, pungent and sweet in your spring cooking. Include foods such as sprouts, watercress and young greens such as dandelion.
Create movement by walking, flying a kite…be active…take in fresh air and sun.
The flowers, shrubs and trees are budding and beginning to release energy up and out, so should you!
April Events & Activities
Seasonal Cooking Class
April 8th 9:30 – 12:30
In keeping with the Spring Season, a time of new growth and renewal, in this cooking class we will walk you through recipes that fortify the body as well create a gentle cleanse.
Menu: (vegan, gluten free, soy free)
- Sweet Miso Soup with Lemon
- Hato Mugi and French Lentil Salad
- Sauteed Dandelion Greens and Dried Daikon with Bok-Choy
- Chia Jello
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 April 8th 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Hosted by Virginia Harper
Macro friends potluck is a monthly get together for like minded friends who enjoy sharing a meal together. The meals are vegan. COME join us for fun, food, laughter and music. Bring your favorite dish to feed 8 people. Get inspired with sharing of recipes and the recovery miracles.
Macro Meals Club…
Tuesdays and Thursdays April 4th- 27th
Visit the dedicated site for more information
See what’s on the menu!
(date change may occur but will be posted monthly)
Healing Lifestyle Technique Basic Series Class I-IV
(date and time flexible depending on attendees)
Healing Lifestyle Technique Advance Series Wednesdays 9.00-11.00 am
1st: Workshop Houston, TX
8th: Seasonal Cooking Class
8th: Macro Friends Potluck
6th: Virginia will lecture at the Public Library for the Health and Wellness Forum
25th: Virginia will be the guest lecturer for the Whole Health Forum. Topic: “Stop Your Belly Aching”
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.
Macro Friends Potluck (Monthly) 4/8/17 6:30pm
Community acupuncture-sliding scale–with Joe Phiakhamta at Vitality
Cooking Class with Sommer White MD. April 22nd.
So happy to announce the new Macro Product Store!
It is located at 992 Davidson Dr. Nashville.Suite 102
You can now make one stop shopping for quality brands approved by You Can Heal You.
Amy and Her husband Doug Hopeman have opened a small store front and created space within their online order business warehouse to support our community’s growing needs. You can now depend on the availability of products you need and love when you shop.
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.