Mirka Slavikova (Czech Republic),
graduated from the Kushi Institute of Europe. Mirka studied nutrition on the faculty of medicine. She works as a nutrition specialist in the local public health office. She teaches nutrition to children and their public school teachers. She also teaches the cooks who are responsible for school lunches. She teaches the cooks how to use bulgur, couscous, beans, green vegetables and she adjusts the school menus into a more healthy direction. Her long-term plan is to reduce meat and milk in schools. Mirka gives cooking classes and lectures for public in Czech Republic and was actively in involved in the organization of seminars with Adelbert and Wieke Nelissen in her country. As a staff member of the Summer Conference, she is responsible for the medicinal drinks.
Commercial Sweeteners and Healthy Alternatives
The standard way of eating is high in sugar and artificial sweeteners. This class will look at the modern sugar blues and the effects of cane sugar, beet sugar, stevia, agave syrup, molasses, chocolate, honey, artificial sweeteners and other refined sweeteners on your health. More healthy alternatives such as rice syrup, barley malt, maple syrup, amazake, and others will be discussed.
The best oils for cooking
Oil is very important for our life - the right amount and also the quality of oil. Which oils are suitable for cooking and deep-frying? In this class she will discuss the different oils (rape oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, palm oil, coconut oil). How are oils processed? What is the importance of cold pressed oils versus commercial processing? Concerning fatty acids: which oils are good to use as a source for all essential fatty acids. Which oils are better to avoid. Do we have enough of 3 and 6 omega fatty acids? How to use on an easy way the right amount of oil without counting grams, the way nutrition specialists recommend?
Macrobiotic medicinal drinks for a variety of health conditions, easy to prepare. Learn from Mirka how and when to use which drink. These special drinks help you to dissolve stagnation from your body, including mucus and fat. Some are especially helpful for strengthening your digestive system. Some help for tiredness or headache or other discomforts.