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Learn How the Subtle Properties of Food Affect Our Health

Licensed Acupuncturist Laura L. Dawson will present interactive workshop/class, Food Physics & Body Dynamics, Lessons in Whole Food Healing, from 9 to 3 p.m., October 21 and 22, at the Marriott Union Square, in San Francisco, and October 24, at the Berkeley Hilton Doubletree. Dawson holds a master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, and is the owner of Educate, Inspire, Empower.

The class is open to the public and healthcare professionals. Dawson will introduce the five colors and five flavors of foods, along with corresponding action affecting specific organ systems, (i.e. green affects the liver, as well as the flavor sour) and methods of assessing disease patterns on the tongue to apply nutritional treatments to alleviate the symptoms of the patient’s complaint.

A PowerPoint presentation is included to assist understanding the eight principles; highlighting excess hot and cold, the effects on body systems, and how to use foods to manage those signs as observed on the tongue. There will be Q&A periods at intervals.

Cost is $199; $349 for professionals, includes five CEUs and a certificate when attending the entire five-hour workshop. For more information, visit TheSpiritOfFood.com.

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