Stefan Chmelik discusses the unrivaled Chinese tradition of herbal tonics for every body-type which have been used for thousands of years to prevent illness and restore health. Modern research is proving the benefits of many of these tonics now, and thankfully they also lend themselves to being used in traditional cooking recipes, such as stocks, soups and stews. Herbs discussed will include ginseng, goji berry, Chinese angelica, reishi mushroom and others, with a few practical suggestions for incorporating them into your diet. There will be a basic talk about understanding whether its a tonic you need, or just the opposite! Stefan is a past President of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine and Founder of New Medicine Group, as well as a passionate tonic cook.
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