Eastern Nutrition



This course is intended for therapists of various disciplines (with basic knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine) who wish to learn more about the wonderful therapeutic benefits which TCM can offer with regard to diet and nutrition. 

This is also a practical course, participants will be encouraged to share various recipes, prepare foods, and share experiences with dietary modification though online discussion.


The topics to be covered are:

  • TCM digestion (overview)
  • TCM healthy diet principles, etiology, and prevention
  • Cooking methods
  • Thermal nature
  • Major TCM patterns and their dietary therapy: Spleen Qi deficiency, Excess heat/Fire, Blood deficiency, Yin deficiency, Yang deficiency, Damp-Phlegm, Damp-Heat, Liver Qi Stg/Blood Stasis
  • 5 elements in diet, colours and flavours
  • Vitamins and minerals reframed in TCM terms

Prerequisite: Trained and/or practicing an Eastern or holistic therapy with an understanding of TCM theory and the meridian system. OR Completion of the 100 hour Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory course offered at AIM Academy. If you have questions about prerequisites please contact us via email.


Wednesdays: March 22, April 5, 19, 26 from 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Sundays: March 26, April 2 from 2:00PM - 6:00PM & 
April 23, 30 May 7 from 9:00AM – 1:00PM
plus Monday, March 27 from 2:00PM - 6:00PM


Course Length: 40 hours
Cost: $450

Email to register: info@aim-academy.ca

AIM Academy
455 Spadina Ave, Suite 300, Toronto ON, M5S 2G8

Instructor: Tony Tavares, R.Ac, R.TCMP

Tony Tavares is registered acupuncturist and TCM practitioner and educator with aTony Tavares Eastern Nutrition Toronto 2019 private practice in Norwood, Ontario where he also offers Mindfulness counselling based on Buddhist psychological principles. He is the founder of the Lotus Meditation Centre in Norwood Ontario and regularly gives Dharma talks in Norwood, Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Toronto, and leads retreats at The Dharma Centre of Canada.