Heal Your Community Through Functional Medicine Farming

Ashley Grosch

Now more than ever, farmers need to help their community take back their health. In this workshop, Ashley will guide you through the business model of functional medicine farming so that you can guide your community to healing opportunities. Human biology and plant/farm animal biology are very similar in the sense that all require a very narrow physiological condition in which to operate (called homeostasis). Many farmers miss the link between plant/animal health and human health. Learning the connection can help your community live healthier lives! Join Ashley in a Q&A style discussion. Topics included:

  1. What are the most nutrient dense varieties of fruits and vegetables?
  2. How do I revamp timeless recipes for canning and jamming so they do not contain processed sugar?
  3. How can I effectively teach my consumers about the regenerative lifestyle without making it sound overwhelming?
  4. How do I guide my own family back to health?

 

Bio:

Ashley has been a functional medicine farmer for over ten years. As a functional medicine practitioner, she is a certified ADAPT practitioner by Chris Kresser, a certified health coach by Dr. Sears, and is currently training in the functional diagnostic nutrition program. As a regenerative farmer, she received training as a permaculturist at Cornell and is able to use her understanding of regenerative food growth in her practice as a regenerative nutritionist.

Ashley, runs a small farm in Virginia Beach with her husband and four sons. She also owns an organic grocery market and a functional wellness center that specializes in lifestyle medicine programs for a variety of conditions ranging across all ages. She has a passion for working with children by teaching them a preventive health routine that will last a lifetime. She also works closely with special needs children and brain balancing. For adults, Ashley specializes in lifestyle medicine solutions for gut health, cognitive function, hormone health, fertility, pregnancy preparation, & prenatal/postpartum care. She shares time between caring for her chickens, ducks, and market vegetable/fruit plants and caring for people in her community.

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