Coming Soon, on February 5th!

Are you curious about what it is I really talk about?  Wondering a bit about how real-food nutrition works?  Are you curious about the science and history of all of this?  Here’s your chance to get a taste!  I’m teaching on February 5th, so come check it out at Brookline Adult and Community Education.

Diet and the Healthy Savage
Gena Mavuli, Holistic Nutrition Consultant
Dr. Weston Price (1870-1948), dentist and nutritionist, was troubled by his patient’s poor oral health and took it upon himself to investigate what was going on. After extensive visits to far-flung villages, Price determined that individuals who live in primitive conditions were in some ways, more healthy than his community members back at home. Various diseases endemic to Western cultures of the 1920s and 1930s—from dental issues, to tuberculosis, to skeletal deformities—were rarely present in non-Western cultures. After extensive time in his lab, Price deduced that processed food was at the root of modern society’s illness woes. His fascinating 1939 book, <i>Nutrition and Physical Degeneration</i>, filled with photographs and personal stories, continues to be cited today by proponents of many different theories, including controversial dentistry and nutritional theories. Join us to discuss this fascinating man, and hear how some of today’s nutrition and health experts are responding to his findings. We’ll also talk about our own diets and about the choices that we are making at our tables.

April classes- check ’em out!

You haven’t heard?!  I’m teaming up with NOFA to offer a series of classes below the usual market rate!  For $35 each class or $95 for the 4-part series, you’ll be able to attend these hands-on classes, choc-full of nutritional information and the nuances cooking.

Classes will be held in Hyde Park, and there are a limited number of seats: you must register in advance!  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/597294

April 1, 6-8pmnutrition basics-0075
Salad Dressings & Marinades
Making homemade salads and marinades is a great way to boost the nutrient content of your meals. By capitalizing on the natural enzymes in your foods, you’ll boost your immunity and health with a few quick and simple recipes.

April 8, 6-8pm
Enzymatic Sauces
Sauces are often overlooked, but when prepared correctly, they aid in digestion, increase nutrient absorption, are full of live enzymes, are nutrient dense, and add valuable co-factors to your meal.

April 15, 6-8pm
Beans & Grains

Beans and grains can be a healthy part of a diet, but if prepared incorrectly, they can be a source of gastric distress and lead to a host of health problems.   In this class you’ll learn how to properly prepare beans and grains so that your body can absorb all the nutrition possible from your meals.

April 29, 6-8pm
Culturing Dairy
This class will go over the ins and outs of making yogurt, kefir, and sour cream in your own home.   You’ll leave this class with the skills and materials you need to get started immediately!

To register, click here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/597294

Nothing says “love” like good gut bacteria!

 

Show your love by getting your partner a spot in this upcoming class!

Culturing Dairy 101: Yogurt, Kefir, & Creme Fraiche

March 1, 3-6pm
Hyde Park MA
Cost: $40 in advance via this link, or $45 at the door

This class takes you step by step through the process of culturing your dairy to reap the benefits of beneficial bacteria in your diet.  These foods aid in digestion and play a major role in a healthy diet.  In this class, you’ll gain the following:

  • Skills to make your own cultured dairy at home
  • A wide range of nutritional information and guidance
  • Samples of items we’ll make
  • Extensive Q & A opportunity
  • $10 discount on future consulting services

This is a great class for anyone with any sort of digestive disorder including acid reflux or GERD, on the SCD or GAPS diets, or anyone simply looking for ways to add more healthy options to their menu.

Space is limited to 15 people.  Payment in advance will reserve your spot, and is highly recommended.  Contact me with any questions.