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Traditional Nutrition Considerations for the Modern Patient

Thursday, 10/25 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Considerations of diet and food preparation, which are having a direct impact on your patients' health and your treatment outcomes, are presented in this workshop. Sarica goes beyond the standard advice of eating organic, gluten-free, and so on, into the role of modern agriculture and food production methods. She will explore more deeply how simple, often overlooked techniques of ancestral food preparation such as soaking, culturing, and making broths can help to overcome many common digestive complaints in the clinic by introducing the use of predigestion. Is nutritional guidance part of your care for your patients? It is a powerful way to help your patients help themselves, and support the good you do for them in the treatment room. However, if you have found that the standard suggestions to eat whole, organic foods, to read labels, avoid gluten, or apply paleo principles aren’t enough, this workshop is for you. Have you wondered how legumes, grains, and dairy, common components of the human diet, have become "off-limits" for many? Learn about the important methods of predigestion through traditional food preparation techniques, a missing link in the modern picture of health.

Sarica Cernohous

Dr. Sarica Cernohous is a licensed practitioner of Japanese-style acupuncture, LED light therapy and herbal medicine. She is the author of the importance and practical application of traditional food preparation techniques, The Funky Kitchen, and its accompanying online course, “Fresh, Fun and Flavorful in The Funky Kitchen”, and is a coach for Metabolic Balance of Germany, from which she has crafted a natural wellness a personalized weight-optimization and lifestyle program, The LAPIS Method. Since 2011 she has been sharing recipes and health articles on her website, To support the internal work of healthy diet and supplementation, she also use and recommends all-natural body care products, and chemical-free housekeeping, in turn reducing the toxic burden in the home and workplace. For years she has shared products and ideas with patients to help them create an entire lifestyle geared toward healthy choices.


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