Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Healing Kitchen - Your Natural Pharmacy at the Natural Gourmet Institute on

I sadly didn't get off the waitlist for the Gluten Free/Vegan Masterpieces tonight at the
Natural Gourmet Institute. When Zoe, the last student who had signed up, arrived to claim her apron and recipes, I left to meet my husband and drown my sorrows in a bowl of guacamole at Rosa Mexicana, which now has a gluten free menu. While waiting at the NGI to see if I was going to be able to attend the class, I signed up for this class on healing...

Andrea Candee at the Natural Gourmet Institute
Sunday, November 7, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

My husband's question to me was "What kind of degree makes someone a "master herbalist?" as he agreed to babysit two kids so I could attend this lecture at the Natural Gourmet Institute. He is the most supportive, skeptical husband--which is often of an amusing, refreshing combination. We actually don't have a ton of weekend kids activities right now which makes this kind of thing possible to do. Here are more details from the Natural Gourmet Institute website...

Andrea Candee, who is the author of Gentle Healing for Baby and Child: A Parents Guide, "discusses transforming the contents of your kitchen's pantry into a natural pharmacy. Using common fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, learn how to create remedies that are safe, natural and effective. Gain new respect for the humble onion, the overripe banana, garlic, cayenne pepper, ginger, cabbage, and various herbs like parsley, sage, goldenseal, to name just a few. A simple visit to your local greengrocer, health food store or supermarket will provide you with everything you need to heal sprains, bruises, joint pain, insect bites, bleeding cuts, headaches, constipation, and enhance or detoxify your immune system.

Andrea Candee is a certified master herbalist, holistic health consultant, and the author of Gentle Healing for Baby and Child....A Parent's Guide (Simon & Schuster/Pocket Books), 2001. She teaches and lectures at education centers and the New York Botanical Gardens and specializes in Lyme Disease. Andrea has created and hosted the TV and radio shows: The Healing Power of Herbs and Revealing Secrets for Mind and Body. Her website is

If you are unable to attend the lecture, you can read the first chapter of Gentle Healing for Baby and Child on the kindle for free.