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Welcome to the PDX Food As Medicine Meetup group!  Are you interested to know more about improving and maintaining your health with food?

We believe and acknowledge that what we feed our bodies makes us what we are and affects every aspect of our lives!  For a long time we have forgotten the power of food to nourish and heal.  As in the ancient wisdom traditions (Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Native American Medicine), food has always been the first line of defense in preventing and treating disease.  The body is programmed to heal itself when it is provided with the right tools.  There is nothing more natural than food.  

Food as Medicine is defined as:  fresh, aligned with nature and the seasons, whole (food in its purest forms), free of toxins, good for digestion, and plant-strong.

Our intention is to cover all aspects of Food as Medicine: considering the source of our food, making mindful choices in the preparation and eating of food, recognizing the value of coming together as community to share food, learning about the medicinal properties of various foods, understanding proper digestion and how food is used to help the body heal, and discussing research indicating that a plant-strong diet is essential to prevent and reverse illness and disease.  Along the way, we'll offer a variety of information and activities that we hope will educate and inspire you to live more healthfully and share what you know with those around you!

We welcome:

• a desire to learn about using Food as Medicine

• expertise and passion to share how you have healed yourself and others using Food as Medicine

• members providing resources to our community that values Food as Medicine (through lecture, workshops, presentations, classes, sponsorship, products and services aligned with our mission)

• an open mind ready to deconstruct all that we have learned and been taught throughout our lives about nutrition and medicine

• active participation in the group by sharing ideas and wisdom regarding Food as Medicine

We hope to teach, learn, grow, and heal in partnership with all of you!

Marlee and the FAM team

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Let Thy Food be Thy Medicine - Hippocrates


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