Spelt, the healthy aging food



Benedictine abbess, healer, herbalist, composer, botanist, and visionary, Saint Hildegard of Bingen was the first German women physician and one of the pillars of European herbal medicine. Triticum spelta or spelt is not modern wheat (Triticum sativa). Though spelt is mentioned in the old testament of the Bible and consumed by people more than 9000 years ago, thanks to her published works, Hildegard was the first to teach spelt, the ancient grain, as a medicinal food.

Scientific studies and clinical works in Europe have revealed the superiority of spelt’ s nutritional and medicinal properties compared to other grains such as rice, wheat, oats, and rye.

I first introduced the spelt diet in the year 2006 to people in Singapore and some parts of Asia under the mentorship of Dr Wighard Strehlow of Hildegard clinic in Germany.

I am happy to know that there is greater awareness of spelt in the health food market. However, there are also many modified or hydridized spelt products in the market.

圣希尔德嘉德(Saint Hildegard),德国宾根人是德国第一位女医师,亦是欧洲草药学的支柱之一。她是本笃会修女院主持、疗愈师、草药师、作曲家、植物学家,亦是一名有远见的领袖。

德国麦(Triticum spelta)不是现代小麦(Triticum sativa)。虽然圣经旧约中提到了德国麦,九千多年前人类就在吃这谷物,但首位将这古老的粮食当作草药宣扬出来的是圣希尔德嘉德。感谢她在她的著作中记载德国麦,使其得以流传至今。

“德国麦饮食”是廖伟棠医学草药师,在德国希尔德嘉德诊所(Hildegard clinic)的维和•史瑞洛博士 (Dr. Wighard Strehlow) 指导下, 2006年首次引入新加坡和亚洲部分地区的。

Drop me an email to ask for a recipe brochure – sebastianliew@slnaturopath.com


About Sebastian Liew

Matthew Wood, the renowned American herbalist described Sebastian as ‘one of the most unique and talented practitioners of natural healing and herbalism.’ The New Paper (Singapore) called Sebastian Liew 'The Medicine Man'. Indeed, Sebastian is a qualified and registered Medical Herbalist (accredited by the National Herbalists Association of Australia), with a Master's degree in Herbal Medicine from the University of New England, Australia. He is the first medical herbalist in Singapore and is known to popularize phytotherapy (Western herbal medicine), European traditional medicine, and St Hildegard medicine (Germany) in Singapore and probably in Asia. Sebastian has 20 years clinical work experiences and treated numerous patients with different medical conditions from all age groups in his Singapore clinic. Sebastian authored the book, Leaf to Life: The Natural Approach to Slow Down Aging and Living a Healing Life, which set the fundamentals for healthy aging and the prevention or treatment for almost all diseases. Please visit website http://slnaturopath.com
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