Alternative Nutrition: bridge between Macrobiotics and Western approaches

basket of fruit and vegetables, with bread, cheese and meatIn this module the connections between Eastern and Western approaches are made. This module takes an alternative view of nutrition, one which isn’t taught anymore. The work of Annemarie Colbin will be drawn upon as part of this module which is based on a Macrobiotic approach to nutrition and diet. Her approach therefore acts as a bridge from a Macrobiotic approach to alternative nutrition. Cellular nutrition and the balance of the electrolytes are covered in this module together with their connection with all illness.  The following is a brief overview of what will be covered in this module:

  • A study of Annemarie Colbin’s approach to diet and nutrition
  • Yin, Yang, acid, alkaline and sodium and potassium
  • The yin and yang of foods and cooking styles
  • How different diets and food groups affect us mentally,  emotionally and spiritually
  • Combinations of tastes with the bulk nutrients and how they affect each other
  • Contractive and expansive effect of foods
  • Warming and cooling foods
  • Aquatic beginnings and the sodium pump
  • Electrolyte balance
  • Day night rhythm of electrolytes
  • High sodium states
  • The importance of light and how the electrolyte balance affects our intake of light
  • Research into the mitochondria and use of photons 
  • Chronobiology
  • Circadian rhythms

Course Modules

About Mary

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Mary Sharma

I have been in clinical practice for almost 30 years and have devoted the last few years to passing on the information that I have collated over the many years of working as a practitioner via public talks, training events, webinars and the courses that I have written. I am passionate about empowering students to achieve their full potential and also to imparting the valuable insights into health and disease that I have gained over the years. Finally, in this latest course, I am covering topics that are not considered relevant in mainstream complementary medicine but which I have found invaluable in my clinical practice over the years.

This course in Eastern Nutrition will be available direct from Mary Sharma. Please email her to register your interest -