Category: Workshops The A-Z of Maca - History, Culture, Science and Exploitation

The A-Z of Maca - History, Culture, Science and Exploitation

October 10, 2017

Maca is one of the world’s most unique and powerful medicinal superfoods. It only grows above 3800m in the small region of Junin, Peru. As a medicinal it has been at the centre of Inca culture, history and spirituality for over 2000 years. Its traditional uses have been for the treatment of mental health, hormone balance, menopause, PMS, fatigue, fertility, sexual dysfunction, libido, pain, chronic fatigue and cancer.

Hosted by local Raglan wellness coach - Irma Schutte. Speakers Dr Corin Storkey and Sally Huapaya are a young New Zealand and Peruvian couple who live an work part- time in Peru with their maca farmer and community and run a volunteer program that brings kiwis to Peru to experience life in a remote Andean community.

Their maca research program studies the bio-active chemicals in maca and recent findings have begun to unlock the secrets behind it's mode of action. Hear about the use of maca as a medicine, the exploitation of the people who produce it, the realities of the superfood trade and real life stories of the amazing healing power it possesses.

Topics discussed:
- The history and anthropology of Incan maca farming
- Farm to Table maca – from the soil to your plate
- The biochemistry of maca – relating the tradition with the scientific research
- The application of maca aca as a therapeutic
- The reality of superfood farming and farmer exploitation
- The impact of global consumerism on the community
- Seleno Health’s social responsibility programs
- Volunteering opportunities in Peru
- What you can do to make a difference

Free entry.

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