Chinese medicine expert speaks June 6

Expert discusses how foods used to treat heart ailments

Eating healthy with a Chinese flavor is the focus of a talk by Arthur Shattuck, an expert on Chinese medicine, Sunday, June 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Rock Valley College’s Bell School Road Center.

Founder and director of the Wisconsin Institute for Chinese Medicine, Shattuck is an internationally known teacher, author and researcher on Chinese herbal treatments. He is known widely for his advancement of Chinese medicine as a treatment for AIDS.

Shattuck will share his strategies on foods, herbs, and specific diets as it relates to treating ailments of the heart and keeping it healthy. Title of the class is “Your Heart and How to Keep Healthy.”

Among other benefits, Shattuck says, Chinese medicine can lower blood pressure, lower blood fats, and reduce cholesterol. During the day-long class, he will share an overall Chinese fitness strategy for the entire body through proper eating and eliminating certain foods from our diet.

Shattuck will also introduce his newly released book, Yao Pu Cha–Using and Understanding Herbal Teas, and let the audience sample many of the teas discussed in the class.

Cost for the class is $96. To register, call Rock Valley College at (815) 921-6799. Refer to Course #HLT 806 BLL, phone code: 5708. For more information on the class, call Sue Michaelsen at (815) 229-5965.

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