Workshop on food as medicine at Mill Spring Ag Center June 7

Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Can you imagine the joy of discovering that some longstanding discomforts and even diseases can be reversed by choices made in the supermarket? Anyone interested in rediscovering home remedies that were common knowledge less than 50 years ago have a chance to later this week.
June Ellen Bradley will host a workshop on Thursday, June 7 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mill Spring Ag center that will cover all of the ideas in this article and more.
Cascade Anderson-Geller from Portland, Ore., will lead the workshop and will bring an abundance of items from the produce aisle for sampling, and show and tell. Attendees will also be given time for questions after the presentation.
Hippocrates, the acclaimed founder of modern medicine centuries ago said: “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” That wisdom holds true today. In the bible, there are many references such as Ezekiel  47:12, which tell us of the healing properties of trees and fruit. We all have a general sense that fruits and vegetables are good for us, however, there is infinitely much more detail we can add to enrich this knowledge. You can be an agent of your own healing by shopping smart.
Plants abound in the produce aisle.  We think of them as food, they also have properties that are healing to specific areas of the body. By choosing certain vegetables, you can match what you need support with by understanding the properties of color, taste and vitality.  The colors of various vegetables give you a hint what compounds are found in them.

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