Diamond Stone
                      Oriental Medicine, Inc. Katherine Krumwiede,
                      Licensed Acupuncturist


Healthy Liver, Healthy Life

When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6 pm- 8 pm
Where: Seward Co-op Franklin Store, 2823 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Registration and Cost: $20/$15 co-op owners
Description: Your liver is the largest internal organ and a key player in the body's digestive system. Learn natural ways to keep your liver healthy.

The Beauty of Traditional Chinese Medicine
You’ve heard media snippets about acupuncture, but the snippets leave you wanting more information. In this two hour-long class learn about all that this complete medical system has to offer.

Promoting Breast Health on a Daily Basis
It's time to replace Breast Cancer Awareness with Breast Health Awareness. Learn to identify the issues that adversely affect breast health and steps to take to promote breast health. Comprehensive handout on Breast Health included.

Health and Healing from the Flower Garden
Flower gardens have much more to offer than just their beauty. Did you know they also offer up first aid remedies and can give vegetable gardens a bit of competition as far as nutritional powerhouses go? Presented as an hour-long PowerPoint Presentation with many photos, it?fs a great class for garden clubs in their off season.

It's Not Just What You Eat, But What You Digest!
Learn the Top Ten Tips for improving your digestion to promote health, eliminate or reduce acid reflux, bloating, flatulence, sinus infections and excess mucous production. Even if you eat the best of foods but aren?ft digesting them well, you?fre not getting all that your food has to offer. Whether you'd like to eliminate uncomfortable digestive sensations or simply optimize your health, this class is for you.

Vitali-tea: Steeping for the Health of It
What we eat and drink are investments in our health. A simple cup of green tea relaxes the mind, strengthens the body and soothes the soul. Drinking tea brings us back in touch with nature which is often needed in our technologically-advanced society. This class will discuss green tea at length as well as four different herbal brews for stress relief and optimal health.

Preparing for Winter the TCM Way
Minnesota’s many lakes freeze over when the winter’s wind blows cold. How can one stay healthy and happy with the frigid weather, frenzied holiday season, and frequent stressors of everyday life? The TCM way! This class focuses on the unique perspective of Chinese medicine on preventive medicine.

Improving Your Memory the “Sensual” Way
Experience a slightly different take on improving your memory. Rather than relying on mnemonics or puzzle solving, this method uses the senses in novel (and fun) ways that will give your brain a workout. Based on the book, Keep Your Brain Alive by Lawrence C. Katz, Ph.D. & Manning Rubin, this approach to brain exercise is founded on the latest research.

Essential Oils for Everyday Use
The power of essential oils is immense. This class will cover the basics of using essential oils safely and the many ways of incorporating them into our daily lives – from stress relief to carpet fresheners.

Food for Thought, a Cinema Series
This series will feature three documentary films focusing on various aspects of the food industry. If you eat food, these films are a must-see!

The Future of Food by Deborah Koons Garcia
The film offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind unlabeled, patented, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled grocery store shelves for the past decade. The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. This film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.

Sweet Misery – a Poisoned World by Cori Brackett
This film is a compelling documentary that exposes the real dangers of aspartame and how it became FDA approved.  Ironically, aspartame complaints now represent 80-85% of all food complaints registered with the FDA.  Aspartame is known to erode intelligence and adversely affect short-term memory, yet it is in thousands of commonly ingested food products.

Super Size Me – a Film of Epic Portions by Morgan Spurlock
In his Sundance award-winning documentary, Spurlock puts his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald’s for an entire month. Spurlock’s film is as entertaining as it is horrifying as it dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death.

Michael Pollan is a talented and entertaining writer, especially when he is writing about one of my favorite subjects – food.  His “Unhappy Meals” article can be downloaded from the New York Times magazine at no charge, but it takes a minute or two to register with the magazine. 

I have been raving about Garbage Land – On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte to my friends and family for some time now, so it was only a matter of time before my patients would get an earful on the topic of trash.

Please read the review (76 kb, PowerPoint file) and get a copy of this book ASAP.  Garbage Land is available at your local library or buy a copy to share with your friends and family.  Check out www.half.com for very reasonable prices and a great selection. 

Garbage Land has a Reading Group Guide with questions and topics for discussion for those of you who participate in book clubs, so make this your next selection.  You can bring this book to the beach, read it on an airplane or take it to your nearest coffee shop (where you’ll drink tea, of course).  Wherever you take it, be prepared to gasp or even laugh out loud while reading it.

 


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