5 ELEMENT NUTRITION

A 3 month course of food therapy & food energetics.

Next semester: Sept 2nd - Nov 30th, 2024

 

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5 ELEMENT NUTRITION

Join us for a 3 month course of food therapy, food energetics & applied Five Element nutrition wisdom.

Course semester:
Sept 2nd - Nov 30th, 2024

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This course is for you if:

 You want to learn about nourishment to optimize health for yourself.

 You want to learn about food energetics and Asian traditions of food as medicine.

 You are a working professional in the field of nutrition, diet, health care, Chinese medicine or bodywork and want to learn more about food and nutrition from the perspective of East Asian medicine 

 You seek more balance and harmony in your everyday life and are interested in how food can help.

 You are interested in knowing more about the underlying principles that apply to food and nutrition that are in the modalities & practices that utilize 5 element wisdom such as Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Tuina massage, Shiatsu massage, Reflexology, Energy healing, Yin yoga, and Qigong.

 You are a chef, retreat chef or cook and would like to learn about 5 Element Nutrition, food therapy, medicinal cooking, functional foods and food energetics to add depth to your menu planning, meals & creations. 

 You want an in-depth course taught by experts and professionals well respected in the field of nutrition, Chinese medicine, health care and cooking.

This course is for you if:

 You want to learn about nourishment to optimize health for yourself.

 You want to learn about food energetics and Asian traditions of food as medicine.

 You are a working professional in the field of nutrition, diet, health care, Chinese medicine or bodywork and want to learn more about food and nutrition from the perspective of East Asian medicine 

 You seek more balance and harmony in your everyday life and are interested in how food can help.

 You are interested in knowing more about the underlying principles that apply to food and nutrition that are in the modalities & practices that utilize 5 element wisdom such as Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Tuina massage, Shiatsu massage, Reflexology, Energy healing, Yin yoga, and Qigong.

 You are a chef, retreat chef or cook and would like to learn about 5 Element Nutrition, food therapy, medicinal cooking, functional foods and food energetics to add depth to your menu planning, meals & creations. 

 You want an in-depth course taught by experts and professionals well respected in the field of nutrition, Chinese medicine, health care and cooking.

Do you want to learn about the foundations of nourishment from a perspective grounded in ancient medicine and wisdom?

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Do you want to learn about the foundations of nourishment from a perspective grounded in ancient medicine and wisdom?

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Our Earth element - our stomach, spleen and digestive system.

In this course you will delve into the 5 Element principles of nutrition, integrating functional foods, herbs and gain a deeper understanding of how food affects you energetically.

Discover the profound impact of food on body, mind, and spirit, and soak up knowledge to help yourself and clients achieve balance.

Our Earth element - our stomach, spleen and digestive system.

In this course you will delve into the 5 Element principles of nutrition, integrating functional foods, herbs and gain a deeper understanding of how food affects you energetically.

Discover the profound impact of food on body, mind, and spirit, and soak up knowledge to help yourself and clients achieve balance.

"Be good to yourself. If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"

 

K.Yamada

"Be good to yourself. If you don't take care of your body, where will you live?"

K.Yamada

We invite you to join us to learn about food, nourishment and health with 5 Element Nutrition.

In this course you will learn fundamentals and dive into in depth topics that enrich understanding and skill in improving health and vitality.

We invite you to join us for 3-months to learn about food, nourishment and health with 5 Element Nutrition.
In this course you will learn fundamentals and dive into in depth topics that enrich understanding and skill in improving health and vitality.

5 Element nutrition is based upon traditions of food and healing inherent in Chinese medicine which is based upon the observation of nature. To be healthy means to live in harmony with our environment, nourish ourselves with in season foods prepared in ways that support our health and well being.

The 5 Element Nutrition course will give you theoretical and practical foundations that support your capacity for observation. It can change you and support your vitality and be applied to whatever cultural tradition you are part of.

Long before our reductionist view of food & the body, a world of isolated ingredients, vitamins & minerals, and separation from the energetics of food, humans understood a holistic nature-based approach to nutrition.

The foundations of ancient traditions of food and medicine were an integral part of traditional food culture. The components of eating for health, cooking methods and food preparation with local foods, herbs and plants were key. Five Element Theory emerged from the foundations of Chinese medicine as a way of understanding change. Change through the seasons, change in our body’s functioning.

In this training we bring together experts in the field to teach foundations and application of 5 Element Nutrition based on ancient teachings into modern life.

Our body can self regulate and knows how to heal.


 

5 Element Nutrition is nutritional wisdom aligned with mother nature, natural law, cycles and energy. It is not a prescription for what to eat, more an encouragement to learn, feel, intuit and resonate with where you are in terms of your health, energy levels and stage in life. There is no need to feel stressed or obsessed with rules, diets, labels or boxes, 5 Element nutrition is about energy and giving your body, mind & spirit what it needs to thrive.

It offers information, tools & principles that can be applied to all food cultures and kitchens around the world, for life.

Every traditional food culture understood the importance of fresh, whole & functional foods.

In the 5 Element Nutrition course you will learn from experts in the field of Chinese medicine, nutrition, Qi Gong and cooking. You will learn the foundations of healing with food, learn styles of cooking and how to integrate therapeutic food grade herbs. You will gain an understanding of how food affects our body, mind and spirit ( the 3 Treasures in Chinese medicine).

This course is excellent for practitioners in the field of Asian medicine, nutritionists, doctors, health care providers, students of medicine, cooks, chefs and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the origins of 5 Element Nutrition and how to apply it in daily life.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

In this introductory level training course, students will receive teachings of 5 Element Nutrition, including:
 3-month semester, Sept 2nd- Nov 30th, 2024
 13 online modules
 Weekly lectures & nutrition theory classes
 Practical kitchen tutorials, cooking demos & classes, with full video replays
 Weekly live Q&A sessions with core & guest teachers, with video replays
Video masterclasses & interviews with guest teachers
1 year access to all content in the learning portal

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this introductory level training course, students will receive teachings of 5 Element Nutrition, including:
 3-month semester, Sept 2nd- Nov 30th, 2024
 13 online modules
 Weekly lectures & nutrition theory classes
 Practical kitchen tutorials, cooking demos & classes, with full video replays
 Weekly live Q&A sessions with core & guest teachers, with video replays
Video masterclasses & interviews with guest teachers
1 year access to all content in the learning portal

Course Curriculum

Course Curriculum

Module 1:
Foundational principles of Five Element Nutrition

Module 8:
Digesting emotions: supporting Mental Health & Nutrition

Module 2:
Traditions of Food & Healing

Module 9:
Cooking demos & classes

Module 2:
Traditions of Food & Healing

Module 9:
Cooking demos & classes

Module 3:
Chinese Nutrition theory & Energetics of food

Module 10:
Women's health 

Module 3:
Chinese Nutrition theory & Energetics of food

Module 10:
Women's health (constitution & nutrition, pre/post-natal food, perimenopause & menopause, PMS, fertility, cycle regulation, blood nourishment, living a more supportive Yin lifestyle)

Module 4:
Food Groups & Functional Properties

Module 11:
Common health conditions well treated with dietary changes

Module 4:
Food Groups & Functional Properties

Module 11:
Common health conditions well treated with dietary changes

Module 5:
Balance through the Seasons

Module 12:
Creating sustainable changes

Module 5:
Balance through the Seasons

Module 12:
Creating sustainable changes

Module 6:
Building a Healing Kitchen

Module 13:
Bonus masterclasses
*module names & content subject to change

Module 6:
Building a Healing Kitchen

Module 13:
Bonus masterclasses
*module names & content subject to change

Module 7:
Cooking methods for optimal nourishment

Module 7:
Cooking methods for optimal nourishment

Module 8:
Digesting emotions: supporting Mental Health & Nutrition

Module 9:
Cooking demos & classes

Module 10:
Women's health (constitution & nutrition, pre/post-natal food, perimenopause & menopause, PMS, fertility, cycle regulation, blood nourishment, living a more supportive Yin lifestyle)

Module 11:
Common health conditions well treated with dietary changes

Module 12:
Creating sustainable changes

Module 13:
Bonus masterclasses
*module names & content subject to change

Timing

Live sessions will be 2/3pm PT (Pacific Time)/ 8/9am AEST (Australian eastern standard time) or 9/10pm European time to cater for our international teaching team, and on Thursdays- Sundays. 

All sessions will be or are recorded and available at any time for student access in the learning portal.

Learning Platform

Upon registering for the 5 Element Nutrition course you will create your own login and receive access to the online learning platform 2 weeks before semester begins.

Students will receive a schedule for live-stream classes on zoom. Recordings of the live sessions which will be available within 24 hours after each live class concludes.

Core Teachers

Core Teachers

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith, MSOM, LAc, DipCH, is an educator, speaker, as well as a board certified and licensed acupuncturist and herbalist practicing Chinese medicine and nutritional therapy. She is author of "Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: +175 Seasonal Recipes for Optimal Health," a book for practitioners, nutritionists and anyone interested in bringing the healing power of food into their everyday lives.

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Mindi K. Counts

Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is a wilderness and rites of passage guide, Five-Element acupuncturist, Somatic practitioner, and East-West folk herbalist. Founder of the Inner Ocean Center for Healing, Mindi is a keynote speaker, retreat leader and teacher. She is the author of Everyday Chinese Medicine, Tending Your Roots, and a contributing author to The Trauma Toolkit and Singing Our Heart’s Song.

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Guest Teachers

Guest Teachers

Naomi Jansson

Zoey Xinyi Gong

Holly Davis

Naomi Jansson

Zoey Xinyi Gong

Holly Davis

Jost Sauer

Jun Negoro

Evan Pinto

Jun Negoro

Evan Pinto

Kimberly Ashton

BALANCING LIFE ENERGIES

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

BALANCING LIFE ENERGIES

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

  • Anyone interested in the 5 Elements & Chinese medicine
  • People interested in the power of the 5 Elements in transforming health & nutrition 
  • Doctors & Integrative health practitioners
  • Nutritionists, Dieticians & Nutrition professionals
  • Holistic healers, Energy medicine practitioners & students, Natural health & traditional medicine practitioners
  • Kinesiologists, TCM or Acupuncture students & practitioners
  • Physiotherapists, Chiropractors & Osteopaths
  • Health coaches
  • Fitness, Yoga or Qigong students & practitioners
  • Shiatsu & massage therapists
  • Commercial chefs, retreat chefs & cooks
  • Natural medicine seekers
  • Anyone who wants to optimize their health, friends & family’s health and clients or people around them
  • Health & wellness enthusiasts
  • Home cooks
  • Nature lovers
Yes, I am interested!
Yes, I am interested!

STUDY MATERIAL

Students will receive copies of the slides and learning material from lectures by our core and guest teachers.

Upon registration and before each semester begins students will receive a suggested reading list of books, texts and resources, we will be referring to these during the training course.

BONUSES

• Live calls & classes with Ellen Goldsmith and Mindi K. Counts
• Bonus live Q&As at the end of semester
• FREE access to the Qi Food Therapy TCM e-book collection; 6 e-books & 12 intro videos.
• FREE Healthy breakfasts e-book by Kimberly Ashton
• FREE guide to Acupoints for Menstrual health by Jun Negoro, Kanpobliss
• Discounts on TCM products, goodies, tonic herbs & much more!

BONUSES

• Live calls & classes with Ellen Goldsmith and Mindi K. Counts, in future versions of the course we may not have so many live session opportunities & lectures.
• Bonus live Q&As at the end of semester
• Masterclasses with guest teachers in your semester and throughout 2024. Our course runs twice a year and you will have access to some of the updated masterclasses replays from the Aug/Sept 2024 course too! Its 12 month access, with many extras!
• FREE access to the Qi Food Therapy TCM e-book collection; 6 e-books & 12 intro videos.
• FREE Healthy breakfasts e-book by Kimberly Ashton
• FREE guide to Acupoints for Menstrual health by Jun Negoro, Kanpobliss
• Discounts on TCM products, goodies, tonic herbs & much more!

JOIN US IN SEPTEMBER!

ENROLLMENTS HAVE CLOSED- JOIN US IN AUG/SEPT!

JOIN OUR WAITLIST FOR SEPT-DEC 2024 SEMESTER HERE:


 

Early bird enrollment: begins June 2024 


 

Full tuition & enrollment: from August 2024 


Refund policy:

There are no refunds available if you change your mind, once students enroll, register & have access to the course.

Other currencies:

If you are based in Australia/NZ we will have an AUD option at the bottom of each checkout page.

Join the Sept 2024 waitlist

JOIN OUR WAITLIST FOR SEPT-NOV 2024 SEMESTER HERE:


COURSE INVESTMENT

Early bird registration & enrollment: US$1599

July 2024 


Full tuition & enrollment: US$1899

August 2024 


Refund policy:

There are no refunds available if you change your mind, once students enroll, register & have access to the course.

Other currencies:

If you are based in Australia/NZ we have an AUD option at the bottom of each checkout page.

Join the Sept 2024 Waitlist

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*Disclaimer:
The course information is for educational and informational purposes only, and does not constitute nor substitute medical advice. Always check with your physician or health care professional before starting any 5 Element nutrition protocols or recommendations discussed in this course. It also specifies that use of the site content does not establish any patient-client relationships.
Please note this course does not replace nor allow you to offer medical advice, prescription or diagnosis. It is only intended to support alongside your personal care & treatment plan from your licensed TCM practitioner, GP, doctor or healthcare provider. It offers Food Therapy & Nutrition suggestions within a 5 element food therapy framework. Please consult your physician or acupuncturist before using any information in this course.