NewYork-Presbyterian

Eating in Harmony with the Seasons With Michelle Loy, MD

Did you know that the sweet flavor of food, such as the sweetness of winter squash and carrots, has a positive impact on our digestion and helps us to relax? Did you know that the bitter taste of food is important for detoxifying and focusing? Or that pungent foods help lift our vitality and move our qi? In this group session, we'll explore how the healing tastes, energetics, and actions of the Five Flavors within food can keep us healthy from a traditional Chinese medicine viewpoint.

Topics Covered:

  • Explore how to utilize and apply the thermal nature of food, stage of life, and season to an individual’s constitution to promote optimal balance.
  • Learn how seasonal transitions are pivotal times in disease prevention and health maintenance.
  • Discover the health benefits of commonly found herbs in the modern grocery store and experiment with seasonal-based grocery lists, recipes, and activity recommendations.
  • Watch or cook along with Dr. Loy in seasonal recipe demonstrations and enjoy the pleasure of new colors, flavors, and dishes.

How to Sign Up:

To sign up, please contact Mary Acosta at maa2337@med.cornell.edu

We accept most insurances. Your insurance may cover the 1-hour group session, However, you might be responsible for a specialist copayment per session. You will also be responsible if you have a deductible or co-insurance.

Thursday, April 18 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

More dates through October 17, 2024

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