I recently had the opportunity to attend a class at the Florida School of Holistic Living. The class was entitled "Sustainable Nutrition for Vegans and Vegetarians" and was taught by Dr Samadhi Artemisa.
The class room was a little small for the number of people who attended, but it was certainly pleasant and inspiring to see so many who were interested in choosing the right path for healthy eating. The information provided in Dr Samadhi's class was extremely useful, with tips such as:
1. Use freshly-ground raw seeds and nuts in your protein shakes, instead of protein powders. All protein powders either contain or cause the body to make MSG, a neurotoxin of the brain. Use seeds such as hemp, flax, or sesame, or grind up some almonds. Not only are you avoiding exposure to MSG, but you are getting a better quality protein and a whole food with many other health benefits other than just the protein.
2. Never eat those cute little "baby carrots" that are bagged and ready to eat. These are made from larger mis-shapen carrots that could not be packaged, and once they are ground into baby carrot shapes they are dipped in chlorine to keep them from oxidizing. Yes, chlorine.
The class was an hour long and started on time. Take your notebook and pencil, because she gives a lot of information that you won't want to forget. I highly recommend it for those who are interested in continuing education about plant-based diets and how to do them correctly. Dr Samadhi operates her own wellness practice called In Joy Healthcare, and specializes in Iridology (the study of the eye to evaluate health), Acupuncture, and Massage. She teaches monthly classes in vegan/vegetarian lifestyles, cleansing, and energy-boosting using holistic and natural methods. If you find that conventional medicine has left you dependent on prescription drugs and/or worse-off than you would like to be, I am positive that Dr Samadhi can help you to find the root causes of your health problems and resolve them once and for all.
Be sure to check out Dr Samadhi's new monthly column in the Orlando Sentinel. Her first piece can be found on page seven at this link.
(Taken from Dr Samadhi's website) - Dr. Samadhi has her PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health. She earned her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine and Bachelor of Professional Health Sciences from Florida College of Integrative Medicine. She is a graduate of International Institute of Iridology and Advanced Massage Institute. She is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician and Licensed Massage Therapist (MA25995). Samadhi is certified to teach Yogassage, Contact Yoga, and Partner Yoga through Ken Scott, Ashtanga Yoga through David Swenson, and Nuad Bo Rarn Thai Massgae through Institute of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai Thailand. She is an avid gardener and supports local businesses, recycling and living green. Through her work and teaching she shares her enthusiasm for nature, being a good steward of the environment and her love of good quality food and right living.