Summer 2013 Seminar
[+ Risotto Recipe]

Weekend Program at Maryland University of Integrative Health
(Formerly Tai Sophia Institute)
July 28 – 29th, 2013
Washington, DC Area

Dear Friends,

I’m pleased to announce that the venue of my next seminar is the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), one of the premier schools of healing and Asian Medicine in the USA.

During the last weekend of July, I will be leading two-day training for students in the Institute’s master’s degree nutrition program. At my request, the MUIH department of Continuing Professional Education has opened the seminar to anyone with an interest in my work. [Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available.]

This will be the second time to offer this course at MUIH, and I have enhanced it in several ways, making the information easier to assimilate. In addition, I now have staff from MUIH to assist with evaluating students’ work.

The training features information that I have developed based on decades of healing and awareness practice. I use this fresh approach to 21st Century nutrition—merged with Asian medicine—each day in my work with clients as well as in the design of client-specific food programs, diets, and nutritional products.

And with this update to the merger of ancient tradition with modern health science, a new and unique integrated awareness emerges that clears the confusion and provides a workable perspective on the endless stream of nascent, and often contradictory, research on health and nutrition.

With kindest regards,

Paul Pitchford

Overview of the program at Maryland University of Integrative Health, July 28-29th, 2013:

The Energetics of Food [Course NUTR 662]
Using readings from Chinese Medicine and other ancient healing systems, students will explore the inherent qualities of food and how these impact the eater’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. And also learn how to assess and choose the most reliable scientific theories to support their healing work.

Students will be provided with a highly functional definition of Yin/Yang according to traditional Chinese clinical nutrition. This definition will include these energetic dimensions:

  • The 5 climatic excesses [Hot/Cold/Damp/Wind/Dry] as assessment tools and their nutritional components used for patient recommendations
  • Other essential dimensions of Chinese medicine with dietary advisories:
    • Strength [Excess/Deficiency]
    • Depth [Interior/Exterior]
    • Flow [Slippery/Obstructive]
    • Weight [Light/Heavy]
  • How traditional Chinese metaphysics and the Sattva concept of Ayurveda of India can be utilized to develop a clear and engaging understanding of ideal modern nutrition—that enhances one’s vision of unity and compassion.
  • The “Qi” energetics system according to Chinese medicine. How the Spleen-Pancreas Qi model informs us of virtually all beneficial dietary habits.
  • How “Obstructed Liver Qi” inhibits the entire digestive process; ways to smooth out Liver Qi Stagnation.
  • The nutritional aspect of stem cells elucidated via the Jing concept of Chinese medicine and metaphysics.
Register for The Energetics of Food here.

Clara Schmiegelow, my associate in Buenos Aries, Argentina, is a licensed acupuncturist and nutrition consultant, who has studied with me in Bali and California. We are delighted that she is sharing with us one of her favorite dishes—a creative risotto recipe—as well as her personal experience and insights into quinoa from a Latina perspective.

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