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Nourishing the Gut-Brain Terrain Medicines of the Earth

For everyone.

The health of our bodies—our inner terrain—is a direct reflection of the health of our outer terrain—the natural world around us. A healthy gut—including the microbes that live there—is the foundation for everything from weight and overall physical health to mental well-being to our sense of strength, power, and peace. Explore the invisible world inside you and discover how nurturing this inner world can help you transform physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. WHAT YOU’LL EXPERIENCE
• An exploration of the heart-gut-brain pathway to healing
• The power of medicines from the earth
• Transformative connection with nature

Integrative neurologist Maya Shetreat and holistic nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift invite you to learn

  • Human gut and microbiome basics and how food can create dramatic shifts in health and happiness
  • Achievable strategies for using both food and activity to lose weight, be strong, and get healthy
  • The influence of soil, sunshine, water, plants, and stones in nourishing yourself
  • Movement, meditation, qigong, and earth-based practices to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.

Return home empowered and transformed.

Note Bring a journal, shoes and clothing appropriate for time outdoors, and a nature object or photograph that is special to you to place on our group alter (optional).

Recommended reading Maya Shetreat-Klein, The Dirt Cure: Healthy Food, Healthy Gut, Happy Child; Kathie Madonna Swift and Joseph Hooper, The Swift Diet:4 Weeks to Mend the Belly, Lose the Weight, and Get Rid of the Bloat; and Gerard E. Mullin and Kathie Madonna Swift, The Inside Tract: Your Good Gut Guide to Great Digestive Health.

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All Health, Fitness, and Wellness


Maya Shetreat, MD, is an integrative neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, author of The Dirt Cure, and founder of the Terrain Institute, where she teaches online programs in transformational healing.

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Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND, EBQ, an author, teacher, and clinical nutritionist, is cofounder of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, and directs the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine program.

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