Got Stress? Your Gut Feels It!

Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDNFood As Medicine0 Comments

Your gut feels your stress

Digestive health continues to be a hot nutrition and health topic. You won’t want to miss this synopsis of a recent gut-centric study — and once you digest and absorb its rich content, share with your colleagues and health care providers!

Magic Mineral Broth

Rebecca Katz, MSFood As Medicine0 Comments

By Rebecca Katz, MS This is my Rosetta stone of soup, a broth that can be transformed to meet a myriad nutritional needs, serving as everything from a delicious sipping tea to the powerful base for more hearty soups and stews. So no matter what a person’s appetite, it can provide a tremendous nutritional boost. This rejuvenating liquid, chock-full of magnesium, … Read More

Strong Wounds, Stronger Healer

Shawn A. Tassone, M.D.Mind-Body Medicine0 Comments

By Shawn A. Tassone, MD One epiphany helping me deepen my healing abilities was realizing my own wounds. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine training and the small group sessions opened me to this experience. One key element aiding my discovery was that of the genogram. In drawing my genogram (a generational diagram showing relationships) I was able to visualize familial … Read More

Breathe Peace

Stephanie SunderlinMind-Body Medicine0 Comments

By Stephanie Sunderlin Today we live in a fast-paced world, inundated by an abundance of activity and general craziness. This mantra meditation reminds us to breathe some peace into our lives. Beautifully narrated by The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Clinical Director, Amy Shinal, this 4 minute audio walks you through a deep-breathing exercise using the words “breathe” and “peace” spoken quietly … Read More


Jo CooperMind-Body Medicine0 Comments

By Jo Cooper Introducing….Mindful. We’re already partial to being mindful, but now there’s a magazine all about it–the latest findings, the latest programs, the most wonderful stories–the juicy bits. The October edition features an interview with Center founder and director Dr. James Gordon called “A Journey to the Center of Yourself,” 8 pages of his sage perspectives with beautiful illustrations. As … Read More

Veggie Lover’s Pizza

Alexandra Fiman MaulFood As Medicine0 Comments

By Alexandra Fiman Maul This is one of my favorite new pizzas to make at home. It’s made of veggies and topped with veggies – what could be better? I start with the cauliflower pizza crust from The Detoxinista and load it with tasty toppings. It also has no artificial additives, yeast, or sugar that sometimes gets added to other … Read More

Mindfulness at the Office: Our Secret Efficiency Factor

Erin GoldsteinMind-Body Medicine0 Comments

By Erin Goldstein Every meeting at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine starts with a minute or so of Soft Belly Meditation, which is deep breathing with the simple mantra, “soft….belly”. Most interns and guests look a little wide-eyed at the first meeting here when the meditation is announced. Perhaps they’re thinking “What have I gotten myself into?” or “Who are … Read More

Bye Bye Butterflies

Jo CooperMind-Body Medicine0 Comments

By Jo Cooper Would you like to help the special children in your life cope with worry and anxiety? We’re thrilled to announce the publication of Bye-Bye Butterflies: Seven Ways To Breathe Out Worry, written by our Mind-Body Medicine faculty member Lilita Matison, LCSW. As a K-5 children’s counselor for 5 years, Lilita became familiar with the children’s worries and creative … Read More

Getting There

Sharon Van Nostran, DOFood As Medicine0 Comments

By Sharon Van Nostran, DO Sharon Van Nostran, DO, Osteopathic Program Director of Summa Health System’s Family Medicine Residency, recently sent this update about changes in her family, food, and work life since attending our Food As Medicine professional training in June 2013. We thought you might enjoy hearing about how what she learned is making a difference.