I’m back at The Women’s Building this month to talk about food and digestion. It’s something that so many people struggle with, but often feel embarrassed to discuss with friends or even their healthcare practitioner. This topic is near and dear to my heart because of my own journey to heal my digestive system and develop a healthier relationship with food. By becoming more mindful of what I was eating and how I was eating it, I also learned how to be so much kinder to myself. If this topic strikes a chord with you, come join me on the 22nd!
Do you struggle with digestive challenges, PMS or fatigue? Would you like to have a more peaceful relationship with your body and your food?
In this class, you’ll learn about Ayurveda, an ancient system of holistic medicine that offers practical guidance for healthier living through attention to our daily habits. Ayurveda teaches that each person’s unique mind-body constitution shapes what creates health for her and what leads to disease. For example, a woman may naturally have a tendency to feel cold, dry and ungrounded. If she eats mostly cold, light foods like salads, crackers, granola bars and dried fruit and she is constantly on the go, she may begin to experience more anxiety, worry, dry skin, constipation and insomnia.
When you are able to identify what qualities are contributing to disharmony for your own unique mind-body constitution, you can begin to incorporate more of the opposing qualities into your diet and lifestyle practices. The woman in the example would be better served by a warm, nourishing diet of soups and stews, cooked vegetables, healthy oils, whole grains and juicy fruits. She would also greatly benefit from slowing down and creating more time for rest and self-care. By restoring balance to a woman’s system in this way, we create the conditions for her body’s natural healing capacity to flourish.
In this class, you will learn how to:
- choose foods that support your unique mind-body constitution
- make an easy one pot meal that helps to gently cleanse and heal your digestive system
- minimize digestive challenges like gas, bloating, diarrhea and constipation
- use your mealtimes to de-stress and ground yourself in the present moment
When: Wednesday, February 22 from 6:30-7:30 pm
Where: The Women’s Building, Room A (upstairs) — 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Cost: $8 advance registration, $10 at the door
To register: scroll down to the form below or visit http://peacewithfood.eventbrite.com/
It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed by all the conflicting information surrounding healthy eating. Each year, there is a new food fad that promises to solve all your problems. The suggestions we’ll cover in this class have stood the test of time for thousands of years. If you’re tired of struggling with what to eat and you want to develop a more peaceful relationship with your body and your food, this class is for you.