“The dietary branch of Chinese medicine–with its vast understanding of the energetics of health and food–offers unique insights into how we can select, cook, and combine our foods into meals that support us as individuals. Once, when asked to perform miracles, Buddha replied that he enacted miracles each day—eating only when hungry, sleeping when tired, having no problems with bowels or bladder. I imagine him smiling as his disciples grasped that this teaching held so much more than it seemed to at first. Can we live so well? Topics for this eight-week live (online) course include restoring digestion, solving cravings, reflux, constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, lethargy, immune problems, headaches, cough, joint pain, muscle aches, approaches to weight loss, and more. Each class includes a discussion of how things work, specific foods to use (and why), and meal building, with recipes. Looking forward to having you on board. Love to all, Andrew.”
Andrew Sterman is author of Welcoming Food: Diet as Medicine for Home Cooks and Other Healers (Classical Wellness Press, New York, 2020). In New York City or remotely, Andrew works with clients in the disciplines of dietary therapy, medical qigong, and meditation, and writes a popular column for the Golden Flower Chinese Herbs newsletter. Andrew first entered Chinese medicine through qigong and taiji in 1988. He began studying the healing potential of food at the same time at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School. Seeking to deepen his understanding of food energetics, Andrew began formal study of Chinese herbal medicine, diagnostics, medical theory, and dietary therapy with Master Jeffrey Yuen in 2001. Andrew’s parallel career as a professional musician enables him to travel extensively and learn from chefs of many cultures, further inspiring him to discover unique ways to incorporate food and healing into daily cooking routines. At home, Andrew cooks for his wife, author and acupuncturist Ann Cecil-Sterman, and their two children.
“Andrew is such a treasure of knowledge. I feel so fortunate to have been able to hear him speak about how to nourish our bodies during this pandemic time. Much gratitude!”
“Grounded, common sense, but very profound. This course was what I was looking for”
“I wish to thank you personally as you have changed my life. I never fully grasped the role of food in Chinese Medicine before, due to all the weird ingredients I had never heard. However, after listening to you, I found I resonate with your explanations and inquisitive, joyful nature. My inability to obtain acceptance as a good cook has been an insurmountable source of grief and guilt my whole life. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for deeply changing my life and love of life through the delights of eating without guilt but with intention”
“We loved listening to Andrew’s incredible insights on the healing power and energetics of food, and his passion for passing on his knowledge to others. We would highly recommend his wonderful books – Welcoming Food, Volumes 1 and 2. The books are beautifully written, and his recipe for ‘Poached Pears’ – and the exquisite sauce that accompanies the pears – is so delicious!”