Course Overview

Plant medicine cannot be complete without talking about the food we ingest on a daily basis. In this course, we will learn integrative understandings of nourishment and sustenance, exploring how culture informs how and what we eat and, in return, how we heal. We will also become familiar with non Western philosophies regarding food as medicine, with a focus on Ayurvedic and Buddhist lineages. Students can expect to walk away having a firm grasp on how individual constitution, metabolism, tastes, state of mind, and time of year all factor into how food can be used as medicine. Also learn what kinds of foods are best for particular health needs, including:  boosting immunity, clearing lymphatic congestion, avoiding seasonal allergies, and ending insomnia.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in learning about how food can be utilized as medicine

Additional Information

Course hours can be applied towards the Plant Medicine certificate program.
Thank you for your interest in this course. This course is not currently open for enrollment. Please complete a Course Inquiry so that we may promptly notify you when enrollment opens.

UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page.

JTA Funding Opportunity

Full funding for this program is available through Job Training Albuquerque. To see if you qualify or to apply for JTA funding, click here or contact Allison Pendell Jones at CNMI, apendelljones@cnm.edu.

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