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Food is Medicine with Phyllis Light


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Cost: $245
Now on sale for $205 through April 8th!

Our relationship with food is often complicated to say the least. There are many reasons we eat the foods we do....genetics, culture, what our mothers ate during pregnancy, our cravings, and our conscious choices. Sometimes our choices nurture us, and sometimes, the opposite happens.

Join Phyllis on a journey to discover how food helps us stay healthy. We’ll discuss the role of nutrition in health...as the foundation of our health. We’ll discuss special dietary approaches for health situations such as chronic illnesses and autoimmune disease.

In addition, we’ll discuss:
• Dietary sources of the major vitamins and minerals, recommended intake levels, and their physiological function in the body
• The role of nutrition through the life cycle - children, adults, the elderly
• The role of nutrition in chronic diseases
• The nutrients required for reproductive hormone production
• The nutrient requirement in stressful situations and for making stress hormones
• Special dietary approaches for health situations such as weight loss, diabetes, leaky gut, autoimmune disease, fibromyalgia, thyroid health and others
• Nutrients needed for the Krebs Cycle and the production of energy

You’ll find this information useful whether focusing on your family or as practitioner helping a client. We’ll discuss the effect of chronic illness on nutritional status and vice versa. In essence, we'll look at ways nutrients can make deliberate improvements in health by addressing chronic diseases or conditions and we'll identify the food sources of these nutrients.

Join Phyllis for an informative but fun weekend, which just might change your whole approach to eating.

Schedule: Saturday & Sunday // April 28 & 29 // 9am - 5pm

Early Bird Price (until March 28): $225
After March 28: $245

Register at BlueRidgeSchool.org/food-is-medicine-with-phyllis-light.htm
(Note: Phyllis' classes have historically sold out quickly, so we recommend signing up now!)

About the Instructor: Phyllis D. Light, MA
​A fourth generation Herbalist and Healer, Phyllis D. Light has studied and worked with herbs, foods and other healing techniques for over 30 years. Her studies in Traditional Southern Appalachian Folk Medicine began in the deep woods of North Alabama with lessons from her grandmother, whose herbal and healing knowledge had its roots in her Creek/Cherokee heritage. Phyllis’ studies continued as an apprentice with the late Tommie Bass, a nationally renowned folk herbalist from Sand Rock, Alabama, as well as other herbal Elders throughout the Appalachians and the Deep South.

Her well-established reputation and knowledgeable expertise has allowed Phyllis to travel far afield of her Southern Appalachian home, lecturing and teaching about herbs, integrative and complementary healthcare and traditional folk healing techniques. Consequently, she has taught and lectured at herb schools, universities, medical schools, hospitals and health conferences.
As a Practitioner, she has experience in both clinical and private settings including working in an integrative medical clinic. As a Consultant, Phyllis manages her own herbal consulting business advising businesses, schools, physicians and manufacturers.
In addition to Traditional Folk studies, Phyllis has studied Traditional Western Herbalism, Nutrition, Exercise Science, Body Work and Energy Medicine. She continues to maintain an active herbal practice.

Phyllis has a master’s degree from the University of Alabama in Health Studies (education and promotion) and has taught CEU classes for allied healthcare workers including nurses, nurse practitioners, physical therapists, occupational therapits and social workers. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild and currently sits as secretary of the organization. In addition, she is on the board of directors of the American Naturopathic Certification Board.