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Connecting With the Healing Powers of Maca and Cacao


Wed 2 Oct 2019, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Cafe Green Door, 17 Brougham St, New Plymouth, Taranaki

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Tickets: $22.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: corinstorkey

Come and learn about using medicinal Maca and Cacao to bring harmony and balance back to your body through connecting with the plant spirits.

Maca and cacao are two of the most sacred Incan medicines used to treat and balance the body during stress. Traditional use of these incredible plants follows the principals of Incan medicine and the healing powers of each to return the body to balance and build a strong resilience to stressors.

The correct identification of symptoms and combination of maca colours with cacao can assist with managing hormonal issues, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, mental health, anxiety, depression, PMS, menopause, adrenal fatigue, addiction and autoimmunity. Not all maca and cacao are created equal, so how do you know the medicinal properties of your maca and cacao?

Come along a be guided through the ancient Incan traditions surrounding both maca and cacao, the science behind how they work, how to tell their medicinal potential, and how to use them as medicine to heal and rebuild your body and mind.

Hosted by:
Dr Corin Storkey - Seleno Health
Corin is a health educator with over 15 years of academic and research experience, specialising in medicinal antioxidant chemistry, oxidative diseases, cellular protection and health. He holds a PhD in medicinal chemistry from the University of Melbourne, Australia and the Heart Research Institute – Sydney, Australia. He has previously struggled with and overcome chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) using natural health. He heads New Zealand's Maca research program and focuses on linking science to traditional uses of maca and cacao.

Sally Huapaya - Seleno Health
Sally is a native Peruvian of Incan descent, with a Bachelor in industrial engineering and specialist in traditional health enhancing Peruvian botanicals. She is an educator of traditional and spiritual practices surrounding Incan medicine and culture, including maca and cacao. She will guide you through the ancient traditions surrounding each plant and how to connect and treat your own health with them.

Both Sally and Corin live and work between New Zealand and 2 farming communities in Peru (in the mountains and the jungle) where they actively take part in planting, harvesting and preparation of their maca and cacao. They run a cultural exchange and social responsibility program that brings people to Peru to experience the culture and gives back to the communities of their farmers. Their model of ethical business recently won them the 2019-2020 NZ Organic Week Brand of the year award.

Topics discussed:
- The history and anthropology of Incan maca and cacao
- Farm to Table maca and cacao – from the soil to your plate
- The biochemistry of maca and cacao – relating the sacred traditions with the scientific research
- Maca and cacao's role in the endocannabinoid system
- The application of maca as a therapeutic
- The different colours of maca - yellow, red and black
- Which maca is right for you
- Real life case examples of successes
- Seleno Health’s social responsibility programs
- Joining Seleno Health in Peru 2020

Prepay - $22 (Facebook and Eventbrite)
Door sales - $30 (If space)

Ticket price includes ceremonial cacao elixir, ceremonial maca infusion and a cacao maca smoothie sample.

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