Description: Another portion of our program which sets us apart from the other massage schools is our Living Foods classes. We promote a raw food, vegan, lacto-vegetarian plant based diet rich with organic whole-food nutrition. The “western diet” has been linked to so many of our modern diseases including, obesity, high blood pressure, heart failure, chronic fatigue, and some forms of cancer to name a few. For optimal health, it is suggested that a diet based on fruits, vegetables, tubers, whole grains, and legumes should be a part of everyone’s lifestyle.
We understand that food is the cornerstone of many family traditions and that eating habits go back many generations in some cases. Our aim is to move in a direction where the conditions of where our food comes from is thought about. What is the condition of the soil where our food is grown? How clean is the water supply? What are the risks associated with consuming food additives and pesticides over long periods of time? Is what we’re eating even considered “food” by definition?
Shelly Bredeson gets creative and shows that a plant based diet goes far beyond just eating salads all day… just about all of the foods we love can be made using plant based recipes. She also discusses the importance of enzymes, chlorophyll, and fermentation to aid digestive processes. She offers a unique perspective taken from her personal lifestyle with living foods as well as seeing the benefits to her clients who have integrated a living foods diet . Students learn simple procedures for making rejuvelac, nut and seed milks, and for growing high quality wheat grass, sprouts, and greens. These Living Foods nutrition classes are both practical hands-on demonstrations and marvelous taste events.