Food forms the fiber of our being. It is our first line of defense against illness and infirmity. Beyond basic nutrition, this course lays the foundation for using food as medicine focusing on supporting healthy cellular, organ and system function. From a functional medicine approach, we examine the role of carbohydrates, proteins and amino acids, fats, vitamins, and minerals in health and illness. As a result of the course students will be able to communicate the scientific reason for their nutritional recommendations. In an embodied learning model, food sharing is part of this course as we educate our minds and palates.