45 Units 450 Hours
TCM Nutrition 3 units / 30 hrs
This course is designed as an introduction to the concepts of nutritional theory. Students will discuss the importance of a proper diet and eating habits in maintaining health and preventing disease and will differentiate nutritional principles and practices from concepts of Western nutrition. Students learn to create and demonstrate several recipes with medicinal effects and apply TCM nutrition theory to foods from other ethnic and cultural dietary traditions, extrapolating some of their likely functions and properties from existing knowledge. They will learn to counsel patients on proper TCM nutrition.