This class never gets old. It’s wonderful that people are still eager to learn how to make fermented tree-nut cheese and do it regularly at home. This time, I taught this class in collaboration with integrative nutrition school, Enliven. The founder, Dr. Lichuan Chen, earned his PhD in toxicology at the University of Kentucky and did post-doctoral research at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland (outside Washington, DC). He continued his work at the Office of Alternative Medicine, now renamed National Center for Integrative Medicine.
At the age of 37 Dr.Chen discovered his medical intuitive abilities while studying human energy systems and has integrated his talents to create unique wellness systems. Presently Dr. Chen spends his time teaching in Taiwan and Malaysia and brings people to India to experience ancient Indian healing and detoxification procedures from the system known as Siddha Vaidya which pre-dates Ayurvedic medicine. (bio from: http://www.korenpublications.com).
I met Dr. Chen at my restaurant years ago and since then have always delighted in listening to his wisdom about diet and nutrition and enjoying his charismatic, warm energy. He has hundreds of loyal followers who apply his teachings to their daily lives and benefit tremendously through it.
He has written several nutrition books that have landed on the Taiwan Top 10 Best Sellers List in the nutrition category, amongst them books on healthy oils and the ketogenic diet, which he strictly follows.
When Dr. Chen found my restaurant, he became a supporter and shared news about our high fat, zero to no carb and healthy protein menu. Soon, I started teaching at his school. I love teaching at his school because people there are passionate, serious and intuitive about food and its immediate impact on the body.