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.
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  • Lectures 40
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2012 English

Course 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

What are the 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.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Improve digestion.
  • Have more energy.
  • Sleep better.
  • Think more clearly.
  • Generally feel better.

What 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.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: First Week: Conscious Eating
05:29
A 'roadmap' of Five Element Eating and how it can help you improve and maintain your health. 
05:10

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

06:37

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

05:08

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

03:32

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

02:37

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

2 pages
One evening an old Cherokee warrior told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
1 page
“Eat breakfast like an empress, lunch like a queen, and dinner like a pauper.” 
1 page
An energetically balanced diet improves digestion and leads to the subtle feeling of ease that is health.
1 page
We all need a private place to reflect on what’s important to us; a trusted place where only we can go.
1 page
Use your food journal to become more aware of what you're eating and how you feel. 

 

1 page
Please set aside at least one meal this week where you practice these Five Element Eating guidelines.
Section 2: Second Week: Five Element Theory
1 page
Please download the 'Five Element Theory' chart to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
09:49

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

2 pages

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

1 page
Earth energy in the body is digestive energy. It's found in the pancreas, digestive absorption and stomach.
1 page
Use your food journal to continue becoming more aware of what you're eating and how you feel. 
1 page
Look at the Five Element Theory chart to see which physical and mental characteristics apply to you.  
1 page

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

Section 3: Third Week: Five Tastes of Food
5 pages

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

09:35

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

07:30

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

02:45

What tastes are you most fond of? Is there a BALANCE?
1 page
It takes some effort to learn about 5 Element Theory, but it’s worth it. Why? Well, consider this example.
2 pages
What a particular food tastes like indicates which organ(s) are going to benefit from the nourishment being delivered.
1 page

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

Section 4: Fourth Week: Energy and Acidity & Alkalinity of Food
1 page
Please download the Energy of Food chart to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
1 page
Please download the 'Acidity and Alkalinity of Food' chart to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
06:29

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

03:59

Acidity and alkalinity: another variable in the BALANCE equation.

06:15

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

2 pages
“As the cost of food in America has declined … we have been eating much more (and spending more on health care).”
1 page
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.
1 page
Please set aside at least one meal this week where you practice these Five Element Eating guidelines.
Section 5: Fifth Week: Putting It All Together
09:15

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.

1 page
Download this recipe to follow along with Kitty in the video lessons.
07:00

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.

08:35

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.

2 pages
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.
03:30

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.  



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Instructor Biography

Kitty Bradshaw, "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.

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