Restoring Foods for Recovery and Healing
- Saturday, April 9, 12:00-3:00pm
With Laura Pole, RN, MSN, PCNS
Getting well never tasted so good!
Spring, a time of new growth, gives us foods that help us gently cleanse and start fresh on the journey of restoring our bodies after cancer treatment ends. Join Chef and Oncology Nurse, Laura Pole, to learn about foods that help your body’s natural cleansing systems as well as heal your gastrointestinal tract. You’ll learn to make delicious healing broths and soups. You’ll also find out about grain, bean and vegetable dishes that heal your intestinal tract and feed your healthy microorganisms. You’ll see how fermented foods are used to replenish those healthy microorganisms.
Best of all, you’ll share a delicious meal with your classmates who are also on that restoration journey!
*Please Note: Every individual’s needs are unique. We aim to offer a variety of health-promoting options for each individual to consider, but do not prescribe the specific dietary content of any program for anyone.
Our programs are open to the community, and tailored to meet the needs of people affected by cancer. Classes and workshops are free or low cost on a pay-as-you-can basis, ensuring that our programs are accessible to everyone.
Suggested donation: $30
About Laura Pole
Laura Pole, RN, MSN, comes with a diverse educational background including a Masters degree in nursing, chef certification and professional music training. For over 20 years, she has been merging her careers as a health supportive chef, professional musician, oncology clinical nurse specialist, and a palliative care educator. Laura serves Smith Center in several ways: Director of Nourishment Education Programs, Director of Professional Trainings in Culinary Translation and Co-Creator/Coordinator of Patient Navigation Trainings. Laura is also on faculty for the nationally acclaimed Cancer Fighting Kitchen workshops.