Food as Medicine

Nourish: Foods & Herbs

Learn to use herbs and food as medicine

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Reconnect to your inner power to heal and stay healthy! Created by a licensed health care provider and certified herbal educator, Nourish brings community members together to share their own healing traditions while learning about natural health and wellness remedies for every aspect of our lives.

Would you like to bring Nourish to your community? Choose from the options below or sign up for the complete course. Contact us now.

* The Nourish curriculum is approved by Chicago Public Schools.

The Tradition of Herbal Medicine
  • Enjoy rose and rooibos herbal tea
  • Learn different ways to prepare your herbs
  • Understand holistic health and how to use it to feel better!
Digestive Health
  • Enjoy soothing chamomile tea
  • Engage in a relaxing mindful eating practice
  • Experience peppermint head and jaw self massage
Food as Medicine: Part 1
  • Enjoy soothing peppermint tea
  • Make your own fermented vegetables!
  • Learn about the gut microbiome: The key to total health
Food as Medicine: Part 2
  • Enjoy homemade kombucha!
  • Learn the truth about fast 'food'
  • Get easy shopping tips eat well and feel great
Mind and Mood
  • Enjoy relaxing oat straw tea
  • Practice different self massage techniques with essential oil
  • Learn about relaxing herbs, foods and breathing exercises for mental health
Natural Skin Care
  • Enjoy a warming cup of burdock tea
  • Learn to make natural facials for glowing skin
  • Make your own herbal bath salts to take home!
Healthy Metabolism
  • Enjoy metabolism-boosting jasmine green tea
  • Experience a tea meditation and mini-yoga practice
  • Diets don't work (find out what does work!)
Herbs and More for Reproductive Health
  • Enjoy delicious and healing cinnamon tea
  • Learn about foods and wellness practices for reproductive health
  • Learn to make your own herbal formulas to balance hormones
Heart Health
  • Enjoy hibiscus and cinnamon tea and chocolate!
  • Explore the benefits and traditions of dark chocolate
  • Learn about herbs, foods and wellness practices for heart health
Supporting the Immune System
  • Enjoy immune boosting buckwheat tea
  • Learn how to decrease chronic inflammation in your body
  • Experience herbs and wellness practices to support the immune system
Herbal Remedies for Cold and Flu Season
  • Enjoy ginger tea with lemon and honey
  • Learn recipes for elderberry syrup and healing soups
  • Experience a healing herbal steam
Your Personality Type and Your Health
  • Enjoy delicious golden milk tea
  • Discover your constitutional type and learn to make a personal health plan
  • Learn about the benefits of seasonal eating
Holistic Ecology 1
  • Enjoy naturally delicious lemongrass tea
  • Learn practices to keep yourself and the earth healthy
  • Engage in a rose meditation and gentle yoga
Holistic Ecology 2
  • Enjoy detoxifying green tea
  • Learn how to make a zero-waste kit
  • Make your own natural household cleaner
Relax 1: Introduction
  • Practice basic self massage techniques
  • Learn to apply heat to relax muscles
  • Explore essential oils
Relax 2: Head, Neck and Shoulders
  • Techniques to relieve neck tension and headache
  • Lavender, peppermint and rosemary essential oils
  • Facial steam recipes
Relax 3: Hands and Feet
  • Restore hard working hands and feet
  • Lemongrass and Bergamot essential oils
  • Shiatsu techniques for stress relief
Relax 4: Arms, Legs and Chest
  • Relaxing yoga and soothing self massage
  • Sweet orange, mint and lavender essential oils
  • Herbal bath recipe
Relax 5: Low back, Hips and Abdomen
  • Gentle yoga for back pain relief
  • Abdominal self massage technique
  • Rosemary and peppermint essential oils
Healthy Home
  • Enjoy super detoxifying milk thistle tea
  • Protect yourself from toxins with detox practices
  • Make your own natural non-toxic air freshener
Healthy Boundaries with Screens and Sugar
  • Tea: Special Relaxation Blend
  • How to break a bad habit
  • The hidden dangers of too much 'fun'
Holistic Health Resets
  • Tea: Reishi chai latte
  • Discover your ultradian rhythm
  • Learn gentle and effective practices to restore healthy balance
  • Enjoy healing and delicious reishi chai latte
  • Learn self care practices to stay healthy during stressful times
  • Taste and make your own healthy treats to take home!
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