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FAM Faculty Features: Mark & Marti

I love my FAMily! Food As Medicine faculty features

Join the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs, for the Food As Medicine Professional Training Program


Marky Hyman FAM Faculty blogMark Hyman, MD – Dr. Hyman is a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized leader, speaker, educator, and advocate in his field. He is an eight-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, including Blood Sugar Solution and 10-Day Detox Book. He is also the founder and Medical Director of The UltraWellness Center and Chairman of the board of the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is also the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and serves on the Board of Directors for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine.Blood Sugar Solution

Dr. Hyman is a medical editor of The Huffington Post and has been a regular medical
contributor to several television shows, including the Today Show, CNN, the Katie Couric show, and The Dr. Oz Show. He is featured in the major documentary Fed Up (Atlas Films, September 2014), which addresses childhood obesity. Learn more about Dr. Hyman’s work at www.drhyman.com.

Dr. Hyman will be discussing the Biology of Food Addiction at Food As Medicine.


Marti Wolfson – Marti has been in the wellness field for 10 Marti FAM Faculty blogyears, and has an extensive background in working with chronic conditions. She uses simple cooking techniques, nutritional science, and mindful eating tools to help her clients live healthier lives. Alongside Dr. Susan Blum, Marti developed and directs BlumKitchen in Westchester, NY. She is a graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute Accredited Chef Program, and now teaches in their public program. She is also the culinary educator to Dr. Geo Espinosa’s yearly Prostate Cancer Retreat in New York City.

Marti Ted TalkMarti is co-author of BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide and Cookbook and wrote 40 recipes for Dr. Blum’s first published book, The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor’s 4-Step Program to Treating Autoimmune Disease. Her recipes have been featured on www.droz.com and she gave a TEDx talk on Intuition in the Kitchen. Learn more about Marti’s work at www.martiwolfson.com.

Marti will be teaching cooking classes during lunch, and will be available to answer cooking/nutrition questions throughout Food As Medicine.


On Being, with Krista Tippett

Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 10.54.27 amCMBM Director of Program Development Dan Sterenchuk shares his favorite podcasts from Krista Tippett’s program “On Being” – you can listen and download for free using these links below:

October 9th: Transforming Medicine

An event for thought leaders and change agents interested in the future of medicine

Mark your calendar to join On Being’s Krista Tippett—a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and a New York Times bestselling author—for a conversation with three visionaries on the front lines of change in medicine:

  • Mark Hyman, a family physician, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and founder and medical director of The UltraWellness Center
  • James S. Gordon, a psychiatrist, the founder and director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, and a clinical professor in the departments of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at Georgetown Medical School
  • Penny George, a visionary leader in the national movement to transform medicine and health care through the principles and practices of integrative medicine, and co-founder of the Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing—the largest hospital-based integrative medicine program in the country

Friday, Oct. 9at Best Buy Auditorium in the Northrop on the University of Minnesota Campus in Minneapolis

5:30–6 p.m. – Registration
6–7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion led by Krista Tippett
7:30–9 p.m. – VIP reception (special registration required)

Space is limited. Register online.



In partnership withCleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine & The Center for Mind-Body Medicine


  • $19 – General registration for panel discussion only
  • $14 – Registration for Mind-Body Medicine Fundamentals Conference attendees – panel discussion only
  • $249 – VIP registration (VIP reception, VIP seating in the front rows) ($200 is Charitable Gift Contribution)

To learn more, contact: Laurie Hennen, 612-775-2590


FAM Faculty Features: Aviva & Stefanie

I love my FAMily! Food As Medicine faculty features

Join the country’s leading lifestyle medicine clinicians and researchers as well as some of our most gifted holistic nutritionists, mind-body practitioners, patient advocates, and chefs, for the Food As Medicine Professional Training Program


Aviva RommAviva Romm, MD – Dr. Romm is a family physician, midwife, herbalist, and internationally respected expert in botanical and integrative medicine for women and children. She has spent nearly 30 years as a health care practitioner and advocate for the health and environmental concerns of women and kids.

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 11.12.12 amAviva is an award-winning author and creator/owner of online courses on the vitality and optimal health of women and children: WomanWise and Healthiest Kids University. Aviva also has ebooks for download (such as this ebook on herbal medicine for kids), an informative and interactive Facebook, several videos, and is the author of 7 books on natural medicine for women and children including Botanical Medicine for Women’s Health, The Natural Pregnancy Book, Naturally Healthy Babies and Children, Natural Health After Birth,Vaccinations: A Thoughtful Parent’s Guide, ADHD Alternatives (with her husband Tracy Romm Ed.D.), and The Pocket Guide to Midwifery Care.

Aviva will be discussing Women’s Health & Prenatal Care, and Phytomedicines at Food As Medicine.


Stefanie Sacks

Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN Stefanie is a Culinary Nutritionist who has been studying food and healing for 25 years, and has a Masters of Science in nutrition from Columbia University. She helps individuals and groups transition to healthier eating by working with them hands-on.

What+the+Fork+Are+You+Eating-+An+Action+Plan+for+Your+Pantry+and+Plate+-+Stefanie+SacksCheck out her book What the Fork Are You Eating? An Action Plan for Your Pantry and Platewhich contains an overview of the truth about what’s hidden in your food plus an action plan with 50 time-tested, delicious recipes.

On her radio show and podcast Stirring the Pot Stefanie brings together the best minds in food, cooking, nutrition and health to discuss some of the hottest topics from food and agriculture policy to edible sourcing, dietary needs and cooking. Each week Stefanie offers answers to burning questions, shares a good brand, a weekly yum recipe and a rock solid guest to inform and inspire listeners.

At FAM, she will be teaching cooking classes during lunch and will be available to answer cooking/nutrition questions.