Stockbridge, MA
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health
November 2 - 6, 2016

About the Training

This program offers everything you need to know about using food to promote health and prevent and treat illness. Integrative nutritionist Kathie Madonna Swift and physician James S. Gordon team up with leaders in the worldwide movement for women’s health to present the most powerful, up-to-date nutrition science.

Food As Medicine Introduction Video

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health logoEnjoy a whole-body nutritional system tune-up, kitchen wisdom, lively cooking demonstrations, and nourishing spirituality that make healthy eating and vibrant living a reality for women of all ages.

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine will be presenting this training at the world-renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

One of the ingredients for health is purpose and meaning, and life doesn’t make sense without it.

Mark Hyman, MD

Kathie Madonna Swift on Food As Medicine

Course director, Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND shares why she is excited to introduce you to Food As Medicine for Women’s Health.

Kathy Swift discusses the Food As Medicine training program

Course Directors

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  • CMBM Course Director James S. Gordon, MD

    James S. Gordon, MD

  • CMBM Course Director Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN

    Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN

Course Faculty

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  • CMBM Faculty Member Cindy Geyer, MD

    Cindy Geyer, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

    John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Susan Blum, MD

    Susan Blum, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD

    Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE

    Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE

  • CMBM Faculty Member Joel Evans, MD

    Joel Evans, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Aviva Romm, MD

    Aviva Romm, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD

    Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD

  • CMBM Faculty Member Jeremy Rock Smith

    Jeremy Rock Smith

What You Will Learn

  • Food-based solutions for chronic disease prevention and management
  • Understanding hormones for health, happiness, and a vital life
  • Energy: The adrenal and thyroid connection
  • Digestive distress, including microbiome-centric strategies for bloating, IBS, reflux, and more
  • Autoimmune conditions and a science-based immune recovery plan
  • Healthy weight management and blood sugar strategies
  • Anxiety, depression, panic, and stress solutions
  • How nutrition helps chronic pain and fibromyalgia Integrated cancer care
  • Vitamins, minerals and herbal guidelines
  • Mindful eating, meditation, movement and the art of self-care

Who Should Attend?

  • MDs, DOs, NDs & DCs
  • RD’s, Nutritionists & CHHC’s
  • Medical, Nursing & Nutrition School Faculty
  • Medical, Health & Public Health Students
  • Clinical Faculty in Residency Programs
  • Nurses & Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Community Health Practitioners
  • Psychologists
  • Acupuncturists
  • Other Health Professionals

James S. Gordon, MD

James S. Gordon, MD, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine; founding Dean of the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Family Medicine; Georgetown University School of Medicine; former Chairman of the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy; author, Manifesto for a New Medicine, Comprehensive Cancer Care, and Unstuck: Your Guide to the Seven Stage Journey out of Depression.

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Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN

CMBM faculty member Kathie Madonna Swift, MS, RDN, LDN, is a leading educator, innovator and practitioner in the field of integrative medical nutrition.

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Cindy Geyer, MD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member Cynthia Geyer, MD is the medical director at Canyon Ranch in Lenox, MA.

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John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD is a naturalist and nutritionist, a farmer and forager, and an assistant professor.

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Susan Blum, MD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member, Susan Blum, MD is a true pioneer in functional medicine and a nationally recognized speaker, author, and teacher.

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Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD

CMBM faculty member Elizabeth Boham, MD, MS, RD, is a physician and nutritionist who practices functional medicine with Mark Hyman, MD.

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Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member Robynne K. Chutkan, MD, FASGE, founder of the Digestive Center for Women, LLC, is the author of Gutbliss.

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Joel Evans, MD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member Joel Evans, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN, is the founder and director of the Center for Women’s Health

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Aviva Romm, MD

CMBM Food As Medicine faculty member Aviva Romm helps women not only heal their bodies and minds, but transform their lives and their families’ health.

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Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD

CMBM faculty member Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, is an integrative pediatric neurologist, herbalist, urban farmer, naturalist, and author of The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy Kids With Food Straight from Soil.

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Jeremy Rock Smith

Food As Medicine faculty member and Kripalu executive chef, Jeremy ROck Smith

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  • As a physician, this conference was one of the best I've ever attended! The information provided can be immediately used in clinical practice and will have a profound impact on patients.

    Sasha S., DO, PhD, Onalaska, WI

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