From Food As Medicine

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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Feasting on Fiber

FAM - Feasting on Fiber

By Marti Wolfson

Marti Wolfson, who is part of our marvelous culinary education team at Food As Medicine, shared this helpful report after last year’s program. Clearly, we should all be thinking about healthy fiber!

Last year I had the privilege of presenting alongside some of the most influential lifestyle medicine professionals at the Food as Medicine Conference in the Berkshires. While this program is geared towards teaching health professionals how to effectively integrate nutrition into their practices, there were many pearls of wisdom which any layperson could find beneficial in making healthier dietary choices day to day. Of all the nutritional takeaways one was repeated over and over again throughout the presentations: Eat Your Fiber.

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Veterans Health Administration Uses Food As Medicine In Their Local Community

By Sandy Long, RD, CNSC

After attending The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) several times and Food As Medicine (FAM) this past summer*, I continue to find the information to be brilliant. I purchased the FAM DVD and audio cassettes to share with our VA staff. Recently, our nutrition service received a grant to expand our weight management nutrition and exercise program into the local community.

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