Andrew Sterman is author of Welcoming Food: Diet as Medicine for Home Cooks and Other Healers (available February 2020). Book 1 explains Food Energetics and Healing from a Chinese medicine perspective, and book 2 is Recipes and Kitchen Practice, with each recipe decoded for energetics and strategy. Based in New York City, Andrew works with clients in the areas of dietary therapy, medical qigong and meditation, and writes a regular column for the Golden Flower Chinese Herbs newsletter. Andrew first entered Chinese medicine through qigong and taiji in 1988. He began studying the healing potential of food at the same time by enrolling at the Natural Gourmet Cookery School. Seeking to deepen his understanding of food energetics, Andrew began formal study of Chinese herbal medicine, diagnostics, medical theory, and dietary therapy with Master Jeffrey Yuen in 2001. Andrew’s parallel career as a professional musician enables him to travel extensively and learn from chefs of many cultures, further inspiring him to discover unique ways to incorporate food and healing into daily cooking routines. At home, Andrew cooks for his wife, author and acupuncturist Ann Cecil-Sterman, and their two children.
from April 6, 2020
with Andrew Sterman
from April 6, 2020
Boost The Host, Terrain Medicine, that is my motto. Much dietary advice in the time of corona offers foods to “supercharge immunity” or “help kill viruses” (or denies what diet can contribute altogether), but let’s spend an hour or so discussing the foundations of Wei Qi integrity and specific foods that implement those strategies. We need a clear and comprehensive strategy that the body knows how to respond to, based on classical teachings of Chinese medicine (using easy to find foods in today’s constrained market options). Andrew will present an overview, then we can discuss specifics for differing phases of covid illness and recovery.
Andrew Sterman, author of the two volume book, Welcoming Food: Diet as Medicine for Home Cooks and Other Healers, specializes in the use of common foods for healing purposes, through a classical Chinese medicine perspective. He also teaches medical qigong and the use of meditation for everyday life. Andrew writes a column for Golden Flower Chinese Herbs newsletter and studied under Jeffrey Yuen.