Food As Medicine: A feast of science & wisdom

May 13, 2011

By Jo Cooper

Once a year, The Center for Mind-Body Medicine puts on the best introductory training program in medical nutrition therapy on the planet– a feast of science and wisdom. Always lively, always cutting-edge, our core faculty and guest speakers who are all leaders in their respective fields share the very latest in nutritional science and seasoned clinical pearls with our attendees. Our aim is to give our attendees both the knowledge and confidence they need to begin practicing on Monday morning.


How well do we succeed? Judging by the number of alums who return, very well indeed. And the number of people who say, “This was the best medical conference I ever attended” is astounding.

What makes this program different? The quality of everything, from the learning environment, which includes breathing and other mind-body techniques to reduce our stress and help us relax and focus, to the speakers, including Mark Hyman, MD, Kathie Swift, MS RD, David Ludwig, MD, Neal Barnard, MD– certainly on everyone’s top ten lists– and the food! Designed by our Executive Chef Rebecca Katz, MS, the luncheons are organic, colorful, healthy and outrageously delicious. Yes– you can have it all!

FAM-2010- filling plates

There is still space available for our 2011 program, June 9 – 12 at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, just one stop on the metro from Washington, DC.

Visit for the schedule, faculty profiles and details about CEU’s, partial scholarships and discounts. Nurture your practice, nurture your life. Join us!


“This conference has been personally and professionally transformative. I am leaving with tools I can use in my practice and my own life starting immediately. Thank you!”
Megan Willems, MD, Private Practice, McLean, VA

“If you want to exponentially expand your practice, clinical or community based,
this is the ultimate workshop.”
Melissa Kaplan, RD, LDN, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL

“Every psychiatrist should take this course. Thanks!”
Kristopher Kaliebe, MD, Lousiana State University, New Orleans, LA

“The information presented was eye-opening and enlightening. A must for every physician.”
Robert S. Ryan, MD, PhD, St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, OK

“As an oncologist, I found the course to be a great wealth of holistic health knowledge that I will routinely share with cancer patients undergoing treatment as well as supporting them during their survivorship.” Shruti Jolly, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI