Food as Medicine: Good nutrition and what you put into your body is the foundation for good health. “Food is Medicine” is a term which was originally coined by Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine; it was his belief that eating wholesome food is the basis for good health. Hippocrates said almost 2500 years ago “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal the patient with food.”
Centuries ago the earliest known doctors and health practitioners across the world imparted the benefits of using food as medicine to heal the body and now based on research it is clearly evident that food plays a major role in health and how you feel on a day to day basis.
Long before doctors and medicine was commonly used, wise tribal elders would seek out healing herbs and plants for their community and food would be applied prescriptively to bring about healing. Slowly through the years man has moved away from the healing power of nature and towards prescribing packaged synthetic drugs and artificial remedies to deal with illness.
The science behind nutrition is a complex and ever-evolving field, and making sense of it all can be hard. This webinar will help you to recognize which types of foods are essential for health and wellbeing, and how food can play an important role in treating/preventing disease.
Food as Medicine in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Join Castle wood for a Complimentary Webinar
Food as Medicine
Wednesday November 16, 2016
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
Within an eating disorder, food takes on multiple roles and meanings that lose connection with truth and balance. Confused internal messages are supported by unreliable external messages from the internet and social media. These combinations of messages lead to eating chaos and distort the power of food to heal and nurture both body and mind.
The body is an amazing system of balance and can be trusted with the fuel that it is given – a concept that our clients do not believe now but will hopefully begin realizing as they work through their recovery. Helping our clients move from a position of distrust towards food to a position of neutrality is the first big step. Understanding how the balance of food groups work synergistically to heal and restore helps strengthen both emotional and physical recovery and guide our clients to the next step of acceptance. This presentation will discuss this role of food as healing medicine and the relationship between nutrients themselves and the recovery process.
Participants will be able to:
1. Describe how the physiological changes in the initial stages of recovery can be misinterpreted as negative consequences of food only
2. List the unique roles of the macro- and micro-nutrients within recovery and how they balance each other
3. Apply creative counseling techniques to guide clients to a better relationship with food and its role in healing.
1 clock hour of continuing education is available through the National Board for Certified Counselors, the American Psychological Association, and the Commission on Dietetics Registration.
CASTLEWOOD IS NOT PROVIDING CONTINUING EDUCATION FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL WORKERS FOR THIS WEBINAR