From Food As Medicine

Shoutouts to our FAM supporters & vendors

Food As Medicine (FAM) Minnesota was a great success, thanks in part to our supporters & vendors! We want to share a behind-the-scenes look at the people and products who help make FAM possible. Click here for more snapshots from FAM MN. Thank you to The University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing for your coordination and interdisciplinary commitment to whole body wellness!

Our Food As Medicine training is the nation’s leading introductory program in medical nutrition, providing a semester’s worth of nutrition care practices in just four days. We provide a curriculum for physicians, registered dietitians, and educators to bring back to their communities. The next FAM is September 18-22 2015 at Kripalu in Massachusetts.

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Functional Formularies gave an inspiring lunchtime talk at FAM. Read about Functional Formularies founder Robin Gentry McGee’s personal journey and how her love for her father helped her create a better liquid feeding option: “This experience even further rooted my feeling that food has the innate power to both harm and heal. I deeply believe that from my father’s suffering he gave not only a great gift to me, but to the world. And I hope to share with as many people as possible.”

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Dr. Elizabeth Klodas attended FAM in Baltimore and was eventually inspired to create Step One Foods, nutritional and flavorful foods that help build a solid foundation of health.

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Experience Life Magazine has featured articles from Dr. James S. Gordon, CMBM’s Founder and Director, and Dr. Mark Hyman, FAM senior faculty. Subscribe online to get the best news, interviews, tips, and guidance on happier & healthier living.

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Love at first bite? KIND snacks reps were super busy sharing tasty samples with participants. Follow their KIND blog to learn more about their community service and social good initiatives, and tag your pics with #Kindawesome.

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Super Food Cards sold out of their simple, informative recipe cards (which are also waterproof)! Combine greens, vegetables, whole grains, beans, fruits, proteins, nuts & seeds, and homemade stock for inventive and clearly organized meals. Follow them on Twitter @NourishSchools.

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Thank you Vital Choice for the beautiful wild salmon and halibut for our lunch meals. Their website has a special category for Paleo Eats, making your paleo diet protein choices easier than ever.

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7 smart convenience foods blog

7 Smart Convenient Foods

Food As Medicine Education Director Kathie Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, shares these tidbits of wisdom to help you eat healthy in the simplest way possible. Visit Kathie’s blog to learn more great tips on a healthy lifestyle.

To create and maintain good gut health – and a happy microbiome, opt for whole foods and by whole I mean minimally processed, unadulterated and not created or “enhanced” in the lab. Meals made with simple, nutrient-dense ingredients, as close to the vine as possible will deliver the maximum benefit to your belly, brain, heart and just about every cell in your body. Your body deserves and will run a lot better on good fuel, so don’t settle for a so-so tasting, take-out dinner that’s loaded with unhealthy fats, salt and hidden sugar(s). Instead, head to the kitchen and whip up something that is delicious and nourishing.

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Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles - Rebecca Katz

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles

By Rebecca Katz, MS

Food As Medicine Executive Chef, author and food DIVA Rebecca Katz was kind enough to allow us to share this utterly delicious and brain healthy treat from her newest book, The Healthy Mind Cookbook, with you. ps — They’ll be on the menu at Food As Medicine, June 11-14 in Minneapolis! Yum!

My dad, Jay, had this delightful habit; whenever you told him something that struck his fancy, he’d roar, “That’s FANTASTIC!” and gleefully clap his hands for emphasis. This was doubly true if you told him he was getting chocolate for dessert. Jay never met a piece of chocolate he didn’t like, and I have a feeling that just hearing what’s in these truffles—dates, cherries, and walnuts, smothered in chocolate, rolled in coconut and curry—would’ve given him cause to offer up a standing ovation. Studies suggest walnuts may boost memory, while chocolate, as we all know, is the ultimate mood boosting agent. One bite of this dessert and you’d be hard-pressed to feel any stress.

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