Shine is the womens ministry of St Mark’s.
with Dr Melissa Monkevitch
Over the last few months ‘Shine’ has been privileged to host two talks presented by Dr Melissa Monkevitch, the first on the benefits of an anti inflammatory diet and the second on eating to maintain a heathy gut. Dr Monkevitch, shared many interesting and valuable insights into the way food effects our inner health and as a result our outer health.
Many new discoveries in the world of dietary science were explained and expanded on, including interesting information on nutri-genomics, the changes in the ‘food pyramid’ and the gut microbiome.
At her second workshop, Dr Monkevitch provided practical advice for preparing food that not only tastes good, but combats disease and promotes wellness.
There were a number of very practical demonstrations and test tasting, which was fun.
It was a great opportunity to learn what foods are beneficial and how disease fighting food can be prepared into enjoyable everyday snacks and meals, such as green smooth
ies, bliss balls (Yum!), ancient grain salad with sprouts and Kefir (to name a few).
We appreciated, Melissa’s down to earth and practical approach.
To access the recipes provided at the workshop, please check out our Facebook page.
The PDF notes from the workshop are below. Thanks to Dr Melissa Monkevitch
We have had some wonderful events last year including a dessert and coffee night with a guest speaker from Mukti. On the night we had the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts from the talented Indian ladies who had made some delightful bags & jewellery.
We also have experienced social movie nights together on half price Tuesday followed by supper.
Most recently we shared in a High tea at beautiful gardens in Selby.
Events are usually every 3 months with movie nights in between.
Fun games and laughs are usually included at our events !
There is more exciting events being planned for 2015!