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Plant Remedies: Food as Medicine


2 Sessions | Tuesdays, June 21 & June 28, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 pm ET


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Food can be used as medicine and is also known as plant medicine. Plant medicine predates written human history as an approach to healing using herbs and foods to prevent and assist in the healing of various health conditions. In this class, we will look at the medicinal properties of common herbs, foods, and medicinal mushrooms used for centuries to enhance the immune system, relieve allergies, address chronic health conditions, support detoxification, and maintain overall health. Topics discussed will include how to incorporate healthy foods and herbs into your diet, as well as recipes, and tastings of Chinese herbs to add to soups and salads.

In this class we will introduce the basic elimination diet to help with inflammation; learn the concepts of Yin/Yang; what are the Five Tastes of Food; what does it mean to “eat more healthfully”; how to prepare health-supportive foods; add new recipes to your cooking that can heal specific conditions; use your diet to help prevent disease; and how to become more familiar with the art of Chinese Medicine Food Cures.

Other topics we will address include: how to treat common ailments such as allergies, digestive disorders, and cardiovascular problems; how to achieve a healthy weight loss; how to promote longevity; reduce stress and regulate your mood and emotions. We will also speak about our nutritional goals more specifically customized for our own body, which includes how to boost our energy, and enhance clarity of mind.


Scallion & Prepared Soybean Decoction

Make 3 cups. Treats the first onset of cold & flu

Sweet Potato and Ginger Decoction. 1 to 2 day recipe

This recipe historically has been used for digestive issues including bloating, gas, abdominal pain, nausea, and lack of absorption. It increases energy; it is used for children with digestive issues as well as respiratory issues such as allergies and ear infections.

3 Detoxification Recipes

Detox Salad

Hippocrates Soup

Detox Oatmeal

Join Drew, has over 35 years of teaching Chinese herbal medicine, used to transform the lives of thousands of people to improve their lifestyle through food remedies for better health.


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
  • Zoom Software Requirements: This is an online course which requires Zoom webinar software. Zoom is easy to use. Click Here to make sure your computer is set-up correctly.

Note: This program will now be offered online. It will be recorded and shared with registrants after each online program for three months (90 days).

Plant Remedies: Food as Medicine

  • 2 Session(s)
  • Jun 21 2022 7:00 PM ET





Drew DiVittorio, Dipl, is a nutritional consultant who maintains a private practice in Chinese Medicine and the Taoist Healing. He is currently the founder and primary instructor at the New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition, a one-year professional training program in classical Chinese herbology and nutrition. Drew was an adjunct associate professor at the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute for 10 years, is currently on the teaching staff at the New York Open Center, and teaches in the Green Medicine program.


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