Healthy Eating—The Five Element Way
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Healthy Eating—The Five Element Way

Health and well-being enjoyed for thousands of years in the East is now available to you—wherever you live.
4.4 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
123 students enrolled
Created by Kitty Bradshaw
Published 10/2012
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 23 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Improve digestion.
  • Have more energy.
  • Sleep better.
  • Think more clearly.
  • Generally feel better.
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Requirements
  • Be open-minded.
  • Be willing to learn and try new things.
  • Intend to stick-with-it for the full five weeks.
  • Be interested in eating nourishing food.
Description

Did you know that in Japan and other Asian cultures, where they eat healthy balanced diet the '5 Element Way,' people live longer than anywhere else in the world? "Healthy Eating: The 5 Element Way" offers a culinary 'road map' on what is a Healthy Diet is, leading to the health and well-being enjoyed for thousands of years in the East, and now available to you - wherever you live

Who is the target audience?
  • Healthy Eating—The Five Element Way is for you if you're interested in exploring new ways to enhance and maintain your health.
  • Healthy Eating—The Five Element Way is for you if you're interested in getting more energy from the food you eat.
  • Healthy Eating—The Five Element Way is for you if you're interested in creating an energetically balanced diet that improves digestion and brings you that subtle feeling of ease that is HEALTH.
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
02:15:15
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First Week: Conscious Eating
12 Lectures 28:33
A 'roadmap' of Five Element Eating and how it can help you improve and maintain your health. 
Preview 05:29

Your food journal will help you keep track of where you're going and what you encounter along the way.

Preview 05:10

Insights and awareness regarding digestion and how to improve it. Healthy digestion generally leads to better health.

Digestion
06:37

Five Element Theory is like a road map which helps you get where you want to go—which is greater health.

Five Element Theory
05:08

Five Element Eating: A discussion about how to prepare and find balanced combinations of food.

Five Element Eating
03:32

This is a process of being aware of what you're eating & how you feel as a result—building blocks for healthy change.

A Conscious Model
02:37

One evening an old Cherokee warrior told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
Two Wolves: A Cherokee Indian Tale
2 pages

“Eat breakfast like an empress, lunch like a queen, and dinner like a pauper.” 
Wise Words
1 page

An energetically balanced diet improves digestion and leads to the subtle feeling of ease that is health.
Balanced Diet and Nutrition
1 page

We all need a private place to reflect on what’s important to us; a trusted place where only we can go.
Your Food Journal
1 page

Use your food journal to become more aware of what you're eating and how you feel. 

 

What Are You Eating?
1 page

Please set aside at least one meal this week where you practice these Five Element Eating guidelines.
Conscious Eating
1 page
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Second Week: Five Element Theory
7 Lectures 09:49
Please download the 'Five Element Theory' chart to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
Five Element Theory Chart
1 page

In this lesson you'll learn about Five Element Theory and how it can help you improve and maintain your health.

Five Element Theory
09:49

Five Element Theory is an ancient framework for understanding what's happening with your health.

Your Health and Five Element Theory
2 pages

Earth energy in the body is digestive energy. It's found in the pancreas, digestive absorption and stomach.
Fire In The Belly
1 page

Use your food journal to continue becoming more aware of what you're eating and how you feel. 
What Are You Eating?
1 page

Look at the Five Element Theory chart to see which physical and mental characteristics apply to you.  
Taste and Your Health
1 page

Please set aside at least one meal this week where you practice these Five Element Eating guidelines.

Conscious Eating
1 page
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Third Week: Five Tastes of Food
7 Lectures 19:50

Good places for the 5 Tastes of Food chart are: on your refrigerator and stapled to your shopping list. 

The Five Tastes Of Food Chart
5 pages

The goal is to BALANCE the Five Tastes of Food so that no one taste stands out when all five tastes are present.

Overview
09:35

Let's take a look at how to use the Five Tastes of Food Chart.  

Foods and Taste Groups
07:30

What tastes are you most fond of? Is there a BALANCE?
Your Food Preferences
02:45

It takes some effort to learn about 5 Element Theory, but it’s worth it. Why? Well, consider this example.
Balance and the Five Tastes
1 page

What a particular food tastes like indicates which organ(s) are going to benefit from the nourishment being delivered.
Tasty Diet and Nutrition
2 pages

Please set aside at least one meal this week where you practice these Five Element Eating guidelines.

Conscious Eating
1 page
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Fourth Week: Energy and Acidity & Alkalinity of Food
8 Lectures 16:43
Please download the Energy of Food chart to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
The Energy of Food Chart
1 page

Please download the 'Acidity and Alkalinity of Food' chart to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
Acidity & Alkalinity of Food Chart
1 page

Like the Five Tastes of Food, we need to balance the 'energies' of what we eat.

The Energy of Food
06:29

Acidity and alkalinity: another variable in the BALANCE equation.

Acidity & Alkalinity of Food
03:59

Analyzing a meal for: taste, energy, and acidity and alkalinity.

Analyzing A Balanced Meal
06:15

“As the cost of food in America has declined … we have been eating much more (and spending more on health care).”
Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan
2 pages

Now that you've been paying attention to your eating habits for several weeks, let's work some more with the data you've collected in your food journal.
Exploring What You Eat
1 page

Please set aside at least one meal this week where you practice these Five Element Eating guidelines.
Conscious Eating
1 page
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Fifth Week: Putting It All Together
6 Lectures 28:20

By 'Putting It All Together' we're going to learn, step by step, how to have energetically balanced meals wherever you are. 

Let's start off with the always popular, deli-made, turkey sandwich.

A Balanced Turkey Sandwich
09:15

Download this recipe to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
Eggs With Bean Thread Noodles Recipe
1 page

Now let's take a look at an easy-to-make, tasty, healthy, balanced meal you can make at home: Eggs with Bean Thread Noodles.

A Balanced Recipe
07:00

Everybody likes to go out to a restaurant. In this lesson, I'll show you how to order dishes from the menu that combine into an energetically balanced, Five Element meal.

A Balanced Menu
08:35

Imagine Oriental Medicine as a symphony, and diet and nutrition, acupuncture, acupressure, Chinese medical herbs, and Chi Kung as instruments in the orchestra; finely-tuned over the centuries to attune you to the inner rhythm of your health.
Healthy Eating: The Five Element Way
2 pages

You now have new tools for Staying Healthy—the Five Element Way.

Here are some tips and suggestions for how to take this information from the classroom, to the supermarket, to your belly on a regular basis.  



Wrapping Things Up
03:30
About the Instructor
Kitty Bradshaw
4.4 Average rating
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123 Students
1 Course
"Health is the First Wealth"

Kitty Bradshaw is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) with an advanced clinical degree in Oriental Medicine (O.M.M.). Her clinic is on Bainbridge Island, WA, USA, and her website is www.biom.net.

Kitty has a deep understanding of Chinese medical herbs, and combined with her ability to diagnose and treat difficult problems, has helped many people regain and maintain their health.

Kitty’s holistic approach to healing combines acupuncture, herbal medicine, Healthy Eating: The 5 Element Way, and Chi Kung.